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Charming home in desirable neighborhood in the heart of downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, queen size sleeper sofa, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

The Nelson house was built in the early 1870’s and was a farmhouse with several out buildings. It was built before the streets were put in so it sits crooked to the street and was sited for the least amount of heat gain from the sun in the summer. The two cottages were added in the 1920’s. The home passed from the Nelson family to several owners and the present owners bought it in 1980 and remodeled it into a preschool that served this neighborhood for 20 years. In 1999 it was remodeled again into the home and rental units it is today.

The Nelson house is located in the Old West Austin/Greater Clarksville neighborhood. Located just a mile from the Capital, Congress Ave, and the heart of downtown, this neighborhood has a varied and lively history. Originally farms, after the Civil War part of this area was turned into a black neighborhood to house the former slaves that chose to stay on and work on the farms for pay. The black foreman in charge of parceling out the lots was named Clark – hence Clarksville. Over the next hundred years the farms were slowly developed into middle and upper middle class white neighborhoods. In the 1950’s and 60’s the area, under threat of being demolished for a freeway that was never built, fell into disrepair and became a popular place for UT students to find cheap rent close to campus. About 1970 the neighborhood began a renaissance and gentrification that continues today. It has become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town, particularly for professionals and young families, with its good public schools, great restaurants and retail within walking distance and a location that lets its residents avoid many of the city’s traffic problems. Although some of the houses (including the main Nelson House) date to the 19th century, the predominant architecture is 20th century cottages and bungalows, with a scattering of modern homes added recently.

*We don’t allow parties unless you have been given permission ahead of time.

More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Elmore
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Amenities

Clarksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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Charming home in desirable neighborhood in the heart of downtown
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews
Austin
5

We loved staying at the Nelson house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and very clean in convenient to everything location. Great kitchen and bedrooms with plenty of living space for our relaxing stay. Hosts were very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

Lovely stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and our stay in Austin. The house was beautiful and charming and made us feel at home in the city. We didn't expect Austin to have so many hills but enjoyed daily walks through the quaint neighborhood. The house is very close to many great restaurants and close to downtown. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was wonderful!

Good location, very clean, nice linens, very quiet, nice beds, healthy body care products, and most of all no chemical smells in the house or on the linens.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house was clean, beds were comfortable and location couldn’t be beat.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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4

nice location, exactly what we were looking for.

  • 4 of 5

Very crisp clean nice location the owner very attentive. We would stay here again

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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5

Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so cute! It was very clean and equipped with anything you could possibly need. Also the location was a huge plus, it was in a very nice quiet neighborhood and walking distance to many great places. I will definitely book a stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Mopac

The Nelson house is located in the Old West Austin/Greater Clarksville neighborhood. Located just a mile from the Capital, Congress Ave, and the heart of downtown, this neighborhood has a varied and lively history. Originally farms, after the Civil War part of this area was turned into a black neighborhood to house the former slaves that chose to stay on and work on the farms for pay. The black foreman in charge of parceling out the lots was named Clark – hence Clarksville. Over the next hundred years the farms were slowly developed into middle and upper middle class white neighborhoods. In the 1950’s and 60’s the area, under threat of being demolished for a freeway that was never built, fell into disrepair and became a popular place for UT students to find cheap rent close to campus. About 1970 the neighborhood began a renaissance and gentrification that continues today. It has become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town, particularly for professionals and young families, with its good public schools, great restaurants and retail within walking distance and a location that lets its residents avoid many of the city’s traffic problems. Although some of the houses (including the main Nelson House) date to the 19th century, the predominant architecture is 20th century cottages and bungalows, with a scattering of modern homes added recently.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Property Damage Insurance $59

A 15% hotel occupancy tax will be assessed for stays under 30 days.
The Nelson house check-in time is at 4pm and check-out time is at 11am.
Prior arrangements must be made for early or late check out. Exceeding check-out
times without notifying us in advance can result in an extra $50 charge.
Single night rate $200
We don’t allow parties unless you have been given permission ahead of time. If you are using the outside porches please be considerate of our neighbors and keep your volume down and bring it inside after 11pm please.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.