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Charming Home in Desirable Neighborhood in the Heart of Downtown

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Generally, we do not rent to groups of young people under the age of 25. No sororities, fraternities, school, or civic groups are allowed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We do not allow children under the age of 12...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

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:

    No guaranteed parking space for guests. If the parking spot directly in front of the rental is available when you arrive you may use it; if it is occupied you will have to park on the street....moreless

  • 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

Outside

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Enjoy your morning coffee on our porch in the treetops but please be respectful of our neighbors and bring the conversation inside after 11pm....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$140
$850 $2,950
ACL
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
1 night min stay
$495
ACL
Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2016
1 night min stay
$495
F1 2016
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$495
SXSW 2017
Mar 4 - Mar 19, 2017
1 night min stay
$495
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195
$1,200 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 08/25/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
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Location

13.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
ABIA
2.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lions Municipal Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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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  • Couch pulls out to a queen size bed which will comfortably sleep two.

    Couch pulls out to a queen size bed which will comfortably sleep two.

  • .A sunny desk from which to work.

    .A sunny desk from which to work.

  • Coffee, toast or tea anyone?

    Coffee, toast or tea anyone?

  • .Stairs to the 2nd story bedroom and bathroom.

    .Stairs to the 2nd story bedroom and bathroom.

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  • Peaceful afternoon nap?

    Peaceful afternoon nap?

  • Large flatscreen TV with swivel mount for easy viewing.

    Large flatscreen TV with swivel mount for easy viewing.

  • Full fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and stove.

    Full fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and stove.

  • Full kitchen has all the tools to make a beautiful meal.

    Full kitchen has all the tools to make a beautiful meal.

  • Sweet porch perfect for enjoying morning coffee or a beautiful sunset.

    Sweet porch perfect for enjoying morning coffee or a beautiful sunset.

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    House
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  • Calendar last updated 08/25/2016

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