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8 Bedroom Mountaintop Mansion. Best Views in Central Austin! 10min to Downtown.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5+ Baths (Sleeps 20)

Location Highlights:
The property is located only 10 minutes away from the heart of Downtown Austin and 5 minutes away from The Arboretum as well as The Domain - the best shopping in Austin. For golf, ACC is 4 minutes away and Barton Creek is 10 minutes away. You can see ACC golf course from every floor in the house. For boating, there is an access ramp to Lake Austin 2 minutes away at Pennybacker Bridge. You can see it from the top floor of the house. Lake Travis is 15 minutes away. Bull Creek is just below the house - a great place for the kids on a hot day! The Bull Creek Greenbelt runs along the creek providing miles of the best hiking in Austin.

Property Highlights:
• As you view the home, don’t miss the 270 degree panoramic views seen from almost every room. Fireworks displays during holidays, rainstorms and spectacular sunsets are show-stopping. Three wrap-around decks, one 2000sq ft deck & three covered decks provide wonderful seating and flow for entertaining. The two-story entry with grand staircase, the warmth of the wood and the buff wall colorings are quite impressive and most welcoming.

• This 6000sq ft Spanish Colonial mansion features 8 bedrooms, five full & two half baths, 3 kitchens, and 3 living rooms on a private acre lot. There are 6 Kings, 2 Queens, and 9 Twins in the house (17 total beds) plus 2 baby cribs, strollers, kids toys, and car seats available if needed! The master kitchen features granite counters and state-of-the-art appliances. There is also a sitting room with views and a bar/entertainment room giving access to the exterior ten person outdoor jacuzzi. The top level consists of the Master bedroom, another bedroom, and the children's playroom or 7th bedroom. The children's playroom comes furnished w tons of toys and sleeping options for newborns up. There is also a crib and changing table in the second bedroom next to the playroom. There is also a stroller in the garage.

• Two separate apartments are downstairs off either side of the 7-car garage each with a bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen. There is a six person poker table w chips in the living room on the larger of the two apartments.

• The layout of the home is grand, flowing and conducive to socializing.

• The garage area, with dual motorized doors, is an incredibly flexible space which can be used for parking cars, abundant storage, workout space or crafts.

All this and only a 10 minute drive to downtown Austin door-to-door.

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old or older are welcome to inquire. Driver's License of Tenant required unpon signing lease....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Tons of toys, crib, stroller, rockers to choose from. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 17-20

  • 2nd floor bedroom: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • 1st floor larger apartment: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk bed has a trundle bed too = 3 Twins ...moreless

  • 3rd floor playroom or 7th bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • 2nd floor bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • 1st floor smaller apartment: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk bed + trundle bed (3 twins) Washer, dryer, full kitchen...moreless

  • 3rd floor bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Also changing table for babies...moreless

  • 3rd floor master bedroom: 1 king, 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 10 adults max per City of Austin regulations but there is no limit on children. So 10 adults + 10 kids for instance is fine! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    8 person dining area in the main kitchen + 8 person dining table in dining room. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    6 Car...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    3 living rooms...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    30mbps downloading speed. 5G access with switches covering entire house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (3) 2 are kitchettes (stove, sink, refrigerator) in both separate apartment units (on either side of the attached garage)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (3)...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    6 Refrigerators (1 in each bar area on 2nd and 3rd floor, 1 in main kitchen, 1 in each ground floor apartment unit, and 1 large frig in the garage)...moreless

  • Stove:

    3 Stoves. One in each Kitchen...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Three wrap around balconies facing West (Sunset). ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Pennybacker Bridge is 3min away from the house. Access ramp. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    One 2000sq ft deck & one covered deck facing West (Sunset)...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several of the best courses in Austin are 10minutes away. Barton Creek golf courses are VERY close....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    17 acres of untouched land behind the house that leads down to Bull Creek...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Off kitchen balcony (Natural Gas)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    10 person jacuzzi off the second floor balcony (3 story home)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 57 traveler reviews
A restful relaxing place for everyone! 08/02/2014

VRBO Bear stayed here:


From the moment you walk in the door of this palace and take your first glimpse of the breathtaking view, you have the distinct impression that you are now Master of the Texas Hill Country. When it was built, it was the home with the highest elevation in all of Austin and there is no doubt that this point of pride permeates the mansion and everyone who is lucky enough to stay in it.
When we arranged a friend reunion, we had no idea that such a perfect location was within our reach. Ryan, playing the role of owner-extraordinaire, was more than accommodating, communicative and genuinely welcoming to me and my friends.

Having friends in from all over the country with age ranges from 1-70 years, everyone felt at home. There was enough room for everyone to sit, eat, chat, play and relax. The kids had a blast playing in the overwhelmingly well stocked play room (puppet show, anyone?) The ping pong table was a big hit and the large natural gas grill kept our bellies full! The huge hot tub and plush patio furniture kept everyone relaxed while enjoying the indescribable Texas sunset.

Exploring and enjoying the innumerable amenities made for a treasure hunt of delight. There was something amazing to experience in every inch of this well cared for and surprisingly accessible home. Overnight accommodations were comfortably spaced for each family to relax and the living, dining and play areas made for great fellowship among the large group. This gorgeous and refined estate is without a doubt exactly where you want to stay with your family and friends on your next trip to Austin.

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March-April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$495 $995
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$795 $1,795
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $375 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

*** All major holidays/events are $1795 per night for the week the holiday/event falls under***


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

Boating on Lake Austin: An added bonus is the dock at Pennybacker bridge is only 3minutes away (.5 miles) from the house. You can pick everyone up at the bridge docking station (there is parking there too).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

Why the Owner Chose North Cat Mountain, Austin, TX, USA:
This property is so close to downtown and next to the best golfing and shopping in Austin. The views are jaw dropping and the location is peaceful. You'll see deer and rabbits around just at dusk/dawn daily.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Top of North Cat Mountain and some of the most breath taking views in Texas. It the 1980's this house was the highest elevated (900 ft above sea level) in all of Austin. It only takes 10 minutes to get to downtown Austin. Easy.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Gorgeous views from every room

    Gorgeous views from every room

  • Front entry. Kitchen/Den to left. 2 bedrooms and jacuzzi  to right

    Front entry. Kitchen/Den to left. 2 bedrooms and jacuzzi to right

  • 10 person jacuzzi overlooking Austin hill country. Sunsets are amazing!!

    10 person jacuzzi overlooking Austin hill country. Sunsets are amazing!!

  • Kitchen dining table w TV. Access to wrap around deck overlooking West Austin.

    Kitchen dining table w TV. Access to wrap around deck overlooking West Austin.

  • 1000sq ft wrap around balcony off Den & Kitchen.

    1000sq ft wrap around balcony off Den & Kitchen.

  • Sitting area next to Den and Kitchen areas

    Sitting area next to Den and Kitchen areas

  • Top floor master bedroom w King and double w large balcony w porch swing. VIEWS!

    Top floor master bedroom w King and double w large balcony w porch swing. VIEWS!

  • Top floor kids playroom with 2 queen 2 single beds as well. Tons of kids toys

    Top floor kids playroom with 2 queen 2 single beds as well. Tons of kids toys

  • Top floor King bedroom w baby crib and private bathroom.

    Top floor King bedroom w baby crib and private bathroom.

  • King bedroom on main floor. Shared bathroom w bedroom from previous picture

    King bedroom on main floor. Shared bathroom w bedroom from previous picture

  • King bedroom in lg apartment. Private. No stairs. Still connected to main house

    King bedroom in lg apartment. Private. No stairs. Still connected to main house

  • Smaller apartment to the left of garage w bathroom. King + Bunk bed. Privacy!!

    Smaller apartment to the left of garage w bathroom. King + Bunk bed. Privacy!!

  • Front of house with working fountain. Watch for deer and rabbits in the morning.

    Front of house with working fountain. Watch for deer and rabbits in the morning.

  • Ping pong table behind stairs and next to 1000sq/ft wrap around balcony to grill

    Ping pong table behind stairs and next to 1000sq/ft wrap around balcony to grill

  • Fully stocked kitchen and table for 8 behind. Another dining table on same floor

    Fully stocked kitchen and table for 8 behind. Another dining table on same floor

  • Grill overlooking Austin's hill country. Next to kitchen and den areas

    Grill overlooking Austin's hill country. Next to kitchen and den areas

  • Den with fireplace, 65 inch plasma TV, access to wrap around deck

    Den with fireplace, 65 inch plasma TV, access to wrap around deck

  • 2nd dining table to the right of the stairs and next to the jacuzzi and bar.

    2nd dining table to the right of the stairs and next to the jacuzzi and bar.

  • Lg wrap around balcony off master bedroom with porch swing! Views of Lake Austin

    Lg wrap around balcony off master bedroom with porch swing! Views of Lake Austin

  • Lots of kids toys and sleeping options for babies

    Lots of kids toys and sleeping options for babies

  • Main floor bedroom w King and single bed. Shared bathroom w bedroom next door.

    Main floor bedroom w King and single bed. Shared bathroom w bedroom next door.

  • Lg apartment to right of garage. Poker table. Kitchen w bunk bed. King bedroom

    Lg apartment to right of garage. Poker table. Kitchen w bunk bed. King bedroom

  • Poker table in large apartment to the right of garage.

    Poker table in large apartment to the right of garage.

  • Full kitchen in smaller apartment. Marble countertops in bathroom and kitchen

    Full kitchen in smaller apartment. Marble countertops in bathroom and kitchen

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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