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Victorian On The Lake 1/4 Mile From Downtown

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 18

A hidden gem, the property is located right on Lady Bird Lake, in the 78704 district which is known as the coolest neighborhood in Austin. Creative and serene, you could easily say you're "getting away from it all" in this quiet cul-de-sac. And yet, it's mere minutes from everything that one of the best cities in the world has to offer...

- The Greenbelt's hike and bike trails and Town Lake's Boardwalk; Zilker Park and Barton Springs Natural Spring fed pool; bicycle, paddle board and kayak rentals

- The Long Center for the Performing Arts and The Austin Events Center; Auditorium Shores, the thriving SoCo (South Congress) and South Lamar districts; 6th and Rainy Street

-- not to mention ALL of the uniquely Austin restaurants, bars, and shops.

In a 5 minute car or bike ride, or a 2 minute walk to the Capital Metro and UT bus routes, you can be right in the heart of downtown, which is just half a mile away.

Come explore Austin amidst the comforts and features of this truly, one-of-a-kind home, and forge your travels into a truly, one-of-a-kind experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Bret Vance
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Bret Vance

I am the owner of the rental listed. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the homes, or the Austin area in general, I'll be more than happy to answer them.

Bret Vance purchased this house in 1990

Why Bret Vance chose Austin

After the initial appeal of the Victorian look of the property, the owners fell in love with the front porch overlooking the lake. A huge plus was separate dwellings that could be used for family gatherings. An oak tree on the back of the property, quite spectacular, is estimated to be 300 to 400 years old. The location seems private, remote, and isolated. However, it is 5 minutes of downtown and the capitol; 10 minutes to UT and St. Ed's; walking distance of South Congress (SoCo), Austin's trails, as well as multiple venues on the lake; AND NOW within 10 minutes of the Formula 1 race track! It is truly at the heart of Austin!

What makes this house unique

It was a natural! It is old Austin charm, built in 1922, in an ideal location. Austin has changed of course, but it is fun to muse over the site of downtown from a '1922 vantage point.' There is an excellent view of the current downtown, which can be seen across the Colorado River that runs in front of the property, also known as Town Lake. Originally it was intended to become the home of one of the owner's parents who were planning to relocate to Austin; plus for a large extended family, it offered plenty of amenities for family visits and events.

Amenities

Greater South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Upstairs-Large, towels & tissue provided.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs-Small, towels & tissue provided.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs-Small, towels & tissue provided.
    Downstairs Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet , Downstairs Shared Bathroom providing linens, towels, etc.
  • Clean towels, soap and tissue provided. Please let us know if extras are needed.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • California King Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Closet and Bathroom
    Queen Bedroom Downstairs - 1 queen , Queen Size w/ Shared Bath. (Linens, toilet paper, etc}
    Twins Downstairs with Shared Bathroom - 2 twin/ single , Double Twins w/ Shared Bath (linens, etc,)
    California King Up;stairs with Futon - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cali King w/ Futon and Bath. (linens, toilet paper, etc.)
    Queen Bed Upstairs with Shared Bathroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed Upstairs w. Shared Bath (Linens, etc.)
    Queen Upstairs with Shared Bathroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Upstairs w. Shared Bath. (Linens, toilet paper, etc)
    King Upstairs with Shared Bathroom. - 1 king , King Upstairs w/ Shared Bath. (Linens, toilet paper, etc.)
  • All bedrooms have extra blankets and pillows. If more linens are needed, please let us know. Hangers in closets for your convenience and plenty of storage space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Come stay at the heart of Austin!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Victorian On The Lake 1/4 Mile From Downtown
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
4

Exactly enough beds for our party of 15. Nice supplied kitchen and bathroom.

  • 4 of 5

We were able to walk many places. Thought that it overlooked Lady Bird Lake from the picture, but it was a short walk. Helpful to have a washer & dryer. All rooms were kept cool with an air conditioner unit. House has a lot of character. Parking is in the street since 2 units behind house are rented out.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a family-and-friends get together in Austin for the 4th of July weekend and stayed at this house. It was perfect. Everything in the house worked great, including the air conditioning which was a huge life saver being the 4th of the July and all. Many bedrooms with many sleeping options also came in handy for our large group. The location of the house is incredible - probably the best you'll find out there. The owner was also extremely responsive via txt, phone calls, and e-mails.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family meets up once a year in different states each year and this year we chose Austin TX. We loved our reunion this year. Everything was so great from the location to the hospitality. The home was perfect for us and we were able to walk to so many places from there, some of us took the bus and roamed around the beautiful city. I'm definitely recommending this home to anyone that wants to visit Austin. The home itself is full of history, everything in it is original, the sleeping arrangements were great and they even had an air mattress for us. We ended up cooking the majority of our meals which saved us a ton of money and it felt like we were all back under the same roof, felt like old times. I hope we vote on Austin again so we can come back and finish exploring the city.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Hollywood, California
5

Beautiful home, WONDERFUL location

  • 5 of 5

Me and a group of friends from California flew to Austin for ACL and were lucky enough to stay in this charming home. We were able to walk to Congress in about 10 minutes, and if we needed to go anywhere else, we got an uber that hardly costed anything! We didn't need to rent a car for the trip, which saved us an exponential amount of money (more money to spend at ACL!). All of the rooms were extremely clean and beautifully furnished. There were more than enough beds for us to sleep in, and the hosts made sure we knew were all of the extra blankets were placed in case we needed them. There was also a washer and a dryer for us to use (although we didn't end up needing it). Fast wi-fi, a HUGE cable TV, and a kitchen full of enough dishes and supplies to cook with were also huge perks. For the great price and great location, we will definitely be coming back next year. Overall a great experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you appreciate cleanliness; this is NOT for you

  • 1 of 5

Old; not well maintained (inside or outside). There was no broom; two rooms have no ventilation (so they were very hot!), the shower in one of the bathrooms wouldn't turn off, the house was filled with mosquitos, water bugs, etc; and overall the house is not well maintained. I reached out to the property manager and owner 5 to 6 times and did not hear back until I finally got someone on the phone the morning of checkout! Worst experience ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is just not true. They did not try to contact us to fix anything and there have never been mosquitoes or water bugs. Please disregard this review as it is an outright lie.
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5

Great place for our weekend girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a girls weekend getaway here last weekend and had a wonderful time. The house was very comfortable, spacious and ideal for 12 women. Everything was within a 10-minute drive of where we needed to be. The weekend itself was extremely cold for us (in the 30's and 40's) and had some issues with heating the house when we arrived (the fireplace is a little tricky) but the manager was super responsive by phone. Overall though, for the price and location this was a wonderful place to stay. Will definitely book here again for my next trip to Austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Joe's Crab Shack
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
AmTrack
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Threadgill's
Nearest Beach
152 Miles
Port Lavaca
Car: not necessary

* DOWNTOWN * SHOPPING

* FINE DINNING * ART GALLERIES

* SOUTH CONGRESS (SOCO)

* BIKE RENTALS - BIKE THE BEAUTIFUL TRAILS

SURRONDING THE LAKE

*15 MINUTES FROM AUSITN'S NATORIOUS GREENBELT

*ONE BLOCK FROM CITY'S BEST KNOWN DOG PARK

* WATER SPORTS: KAYAKING, CANOEING, PADDLE BOARDING

* RIDE THE RIVERBOATS

* WINE TOURS IN THE HILL COUNTRY 1 HOUR TO THE

WEST

* BE AT LAKE AUSTIN IN 10 MINUTES

* BE AT LAKE TRAVIS IN 45

* BE AT CANYON LAKE IN AN HOUR

* LOST PINES - 1 HOUR TO THE EAST

* VISIT SMALL TOWNS: NEW BRAUNFELS, SAN

MARCUS, BUDA, GRUEN, BASTROP TEXAS ALL WITHIN AN HOUR

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

PLEASE READ:*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact us prior to making a reservation online to confirm availability. To make a reservation we collect 1/2 down upon reservation, the balance is due 60 days prior to the arrival-date.*

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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