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1BD Boutique Studio, Unique Historical Farm with Charm, Sleeps 2

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Austin is rich in history and so is our studio, which sits on the old Bouldin family farm. The Mill house is in its original condition and has a historical marker. The Bouldins were one of the first families to settle in the Austin area in the early 1850s and they acquired a considerable amount of property. Our property is one of the original buildings built by the Bouldins. The property is located just steps away from South Lamar but when on our property it is almost like you stepped back in time to a different era. Our distinctive studio, which we call the Carriage House, faces out into a little creek bed surrounded by trees and greenery.

When you walk in the front door you will be amazed by the beautiful original stone walls and vintage decor. Our comfortable queen sized antique bed is highlighted by a rustic chandelier. The distinctive bathroom is decorated with old-fashioned fixtures from the claw foot bath tub to the Victorian pull chain toilet. While staying at the Carriage House you will have access to our large flat screen TV with Direct TV (we are currently working on getting Wi-Fi into the home). We have a kitchenette complete with a mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, microwave and dishware.

When out in the garden don't miss an opportunity to follow the short path to our pet donkeys, they love attention. The boy's name is Bang and the little girl's name is Ruth. They love to nibble on grass or leaves, feel free to rub their heads. We should mention that part of the charm of our property is being downtown and we do have a train that runs past the property at different times; I don't mind the train but not everyone will find it as charming as I do.

Our property sits on 1.5 acres with a wet weather creek, gas grill, fire pit, hammock, miniature donkeys and relaxed seating/dining areas from which to enjoy the spirit of another time and place. If you ever actually want to leave our amazing retreat you will find you are only steps away from South Lamar and a short 3 minute drive from downtown Austin. South Lamar is the epitome of ‘Keep Austin Weird’ with its affordable, low-key lifestyle which is exemplified by its cheap eateries, cool thrift shops and dive bars. We are minutes from downtown, Zilker Park and South Congress. We are surrounded by local music, amazing eateries, and trendy sights. Take a quick trip over to South Congress for some unique shopping and food. Don’t miss an opportunity to stand on South Congress Bridge at dusk (in the summer months) to see the world’s largest urban bat colony emerge. With up to 1.5 million bats spiraling into the summer skies Austin now has one of the most unusual and fascinating tourist attractions anywhere.

OL # 2014-106750 OL

All leases require a 30 day minimum term

Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities are verified by TurnKey Staff. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. When you make your booking we send you our mobile app with directions, booking details and the unlock code with instructions.

We accommodate early check-in and late check-out requests whenever possible. On arrival you will find all the comforts of home, including a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. If you need us, we are available 24 hours, 7 days a week with live telephonic help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software, HomeAway Software for Professionals, to securely store all guest data.

More Details

Property Manager
TurnKey Vacation Rentals
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Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Amenities

Zilker Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 100
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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1BD Boutique Studio, Unique Historical Farm with Charm, Sleeps 2
average rating of 4.627907 based on 43 reviews
Any city,
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great Place

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
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San Antonio, Texas
4

Great rental for my wife’s birthday weekend

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay at the Carriage House.. The property was beautiful. We enjoyed walking around the property looking at all the bamboo that surrounded the property. It was very quiet and romantic. We also enjoyed visiting with the donkeys everyday. The Carriage house was very clean and cozy. The location was great... close to everything. The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 Star was because one afternoon we got back to the rental to find housekeeping cleaning our room midway thru our 3 night stay. So we spent that time outside the cottage while they finished cleaning the rental. They said they thought we had already checked out. So that worried us thinking they got our checkout date wrong. So I had to spend some time trying to find out what all the confusion was about. Other than that it was a great trip to the beautiful city of Austin!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused by our Housekeeping Team’s mid-stay visit and want to assure you that we have since followed up with them to address this incident. By the way, you were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
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4

Quaint natural cottage right near South Lamar

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed the property's space and surroundings. The building itself was pretty cool and I'm a sucker for historical buildings. I travel with a very picky sleeper who is very particular about mattresses and he 100% loved the firm bed. Although the nearby train came by frequently, it wasn't obtrusive or annoying. The only issue we had was the plumbing-- the pipes must be very old/narrow because we basically had to plunge every time and not flush any tissue down (mexico-style). Just something to be aware of. One other note: to get to the front door of the property, there are some old steps (probably original) that were a little hard to negotiate going up/down. We're tall people and are in good shape, so it wasn't a problem. But a petite/elderly person might have had a tough time.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hello Charlie, Thank you so much for the review and helpful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. Please let us assure you that we will look into the plumbing and make repairs if needed. Also, our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to call with any issues that may come up, so please let us know next time if you need anything. By the way, you were perfect guests, and we look forward to having you stay again! -The TurnKey VR Team
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The most enchanting place I have ever stayed at! I needed peace and quiet, and time to myself for some Soul searching. When I did decide to leave the Carriage house, so much was within walking distance. It was super clean, I had everything I needed. Even a little bookcase filled and also movies, Direct tv, etc...I will definitely be back! I didn't want to leave...

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
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Odessa Texas
5

In Town...But would never know it!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Really Awesome location, close to everything...But would never know it . the setting is beautiful, trees, green everywhere. very quiet and great for a romantic get away. Very well decorated, small but cozy.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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CELINA, TX
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Our Experience

  • 1 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was somewhat unhappy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved the setup and unique setting within the city of Austin of this place. Somewhere along our decision process we missed or other's are choosing not to comment about the closeness and loudness of the train. I lost count of the number of times trains blew their horns, gate bells rang, and loud train hookups. It sounded and felt like it was at our front door. We should of known when we noticed earplugs sitting on both night stands. If you can't rest on a vacation getaway - what's the point? We had a 4 day reservation, but decided to leave early due to no sleep. I called Turn Key, disclosed our disarisfaction with the train, and was assured I would get a return phone call from guest services. Still haven't got that phone call. I was hoping for atleast a partial reimbursementt, as we only stayed 1 night. Was a big disappointment as my wife and I tried to get away for a relaxing laid back time.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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