Get lost in the twisting and winding hallways and staircases that lead to hidden rooms, a clocktower and cozy rooftop decks with a giant Live Oak tree growing through it, in this magical house on a large private estate. The house has it all including a gourmet kitchen, a large jacuzzi, high speed wifi and theater style A/V system. And when you are ready to explore Austin, you can walk to just about anything you could want as the house is in the heart of the city a mile south of downtown and a block off charming and entertaining South Congress Avenue (SoCo). Minutes away to all kinds of restaurants, shops, clubs, cafes, Rainey Street, 6th Street, Barton Springs, or to see the bats! This large, comfortable home is a dream rental for people looking to be in the heart of it all, yet feel at home in a creative house on a large, private and peaceful estate.
Perfectly situation for easy Austin enjoyment, we have hosted quite a few families, reunions, a small wedding, girls' weekends, corporate groups for SXSW, all kinds of gatherings, and all of our reviews have been glowing. We are sorry, no bachelor parties are allowed. No wild parties of any type please.
From the house, you can walk or bike to hundreds of great restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, music venues, you name it. And the best part is that at the end of a day of exploring and adventure, you are able to return "home" to a comfortably furnished house, cook a meal in the gourmet kitchen, watch a movie on the large screen AV system, enjoy a cocktail on the third story deck with a downtown view, or, depending on the season, soak in the large, outdoor jacuzzi. The property is large, heavily treed, and private, and the house, an architectural fantasy, straight out of a C.S. Lewis novel. Spacious and beautiful, artistic and original, this unique house is a true gem and in an exceptional location.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Only a two minute walk to South Congress or one minute to South 1st Street, both loaded with many Austin treasures. Without having to get into a car, you are able to easily … people-watch while sipping a cup of coffee at: Jo's, Once Over, Mañana or quite a few other unique coffee houses; have breakfast at: Bouldin Creek Cafe, Polvo's, Magnolia Cafe, Torchy's Tacos; have a fresh juice at The Soup Peddler; dine at Guero's, Vespaio, Hopdoddy's, Enoteca, El Mercado, South Congress Cafe, Home Slice Pizza, Lenoir, Boticelli's, Winebelly, Uchi, Elizabeth Street Café, Thai Fresh, Café No Sé or one of fifty restaurants of every cuisine type within a ten minute walk from the house. Also, you can listen to some world-class quality live music at: the world famous Continental Club, the Hotel San Jose, Guero's, C-Boys, one of a hundred clubs downtown, or stroll past the street performers on South Congress. And then there is the famous Amy's Ice Cream, Gordough's Gourmet Donuts, the many food truck courtyards, visit awesome vintage clothing stores, or pick up groceries from one of the gourmet markets nearby. The list goes on and on. This is truly one of the best locations in all of Austin.
Also, within twenty minutes, you can walk downtown, to 6th Street, 2nd Street, Rainey Street, Auditorium Shores, The Ladybird Lake hike and bike trail, see the bats by the South Congress bridge, or if you are in town for SXSW, make it to the Convention Center. If you don't have time to walk, it is easy to catch a bus or ride-share, rent a bike, or hire a pedi-cab.
The house is ideal for festivals. Whether SXSW, ACL, Formula 1 or one of the many others. It is the best of both worlds. You are close enough to get there easily and quickly, and you also have a spacious and quiet house to come home to for relaxation.
The house's amenities include a seasonally available hot tub, landscaped yard with lush gardens, a gas barbeque, three stories of balconies (including one with a downtown view), a sunny and private back deck, two massive and ancient Live Oak Trees with Moroccan lanterns, secret passageways, a spiral staircase into a clocktower, an office, a state of the art A/V system with 48 inch screen, a chef's kitchen and a yoga room. Free parking is available, and the house is clean and private.
This house exudes charm. No two rooms are alike. It leans more toward the creative than traditional. Aside from the kitchen, living room, dining room and bathrooms, there are six additional rooms that can be bedrooms or fun rooms depending on the size of your group. There is also a nice, long and comfortable couch if extra sleeping space is required. There are two bathrooms, including a high-ceiling cathedral shower with a window in one, and an antique clawfoot tub in the other. The kitchen is full of windows and light, with Thermador stove and appliances, and there is a laundry room with washer and dryer. The living room is spacious and warm. Wifi is available.
This house is precious, and precious to us, so responsible guests only please. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.