ARTISTS FOREST RETREAT IN TRAVIS HGTS SOCO CLOSE & QUIET

Charlotte Bell

Speaks german, spanish, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Charlotte Bell

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ARTISTS FOREST RETREAT IN TRAVIS HGTS SOCO CLOSE & QUIET

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Two unique Craftsman-designed homes are located across the river from downtown Austin on a beautiful wooded lot in one of Austin's most desirable neighborhoods, Travis Heights. Walk or bike to major parks, great restaurants in the SoCo District, or even downtown to the fun sixth street music district.

The houses were designed, built and decorated by the owner artists Wolf Sittler and Charlotte Bell. Check the website for links to their work.

These non-smoking homes have sunny rooms with decks,hardwood floors, patios and lots of windows looking out onto the backyard forest greenbelt. The beds are comfortable with 100% cotton sheets. Kitchens have all amenities including coffee and basics.

They have the feel of the country but are within minutes of the city center and 15 minutes to the Austin Bergstrom airport.

Located on Kenwood Ave: a few blocks south of Riverside Dr. between Congress Ave. and I 35

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlotte Bell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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About Charlotte Bell

Wolf Sittler and Charlotte Bell are both artists. Wolf, a furniture maker, has added details through out the houses. Spalted pecan kitchen cabinets and hand made wood furniture add charm and warmth. Charlotte's photographs grace the walls. The house has all the touches that artists provide plus a well stocked kitchen.

They also have a home in San Miguel de Allende listed on VRBO.

Charlotte Bell purchased this house in 1980

Why Charlotte Bell chose Austin

Austin is the most interesting and young city in Texas filled with outdoor activites and festivals. The restaurants, near the house, are extra ordinary. In 3 blocks you are on the hike and bike trail with miles of lovely paths.

What makes this house unique

You will be close to everything. The house is in a quiet wooded location but you are minutes from I35 which will take you to the lakes or to the airport. But most people do not travel further than a few minutes from the house since so much is available in the area near downtown.

There are bikes to use as well as a washer and dryer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This one of the most wonderful places that I have ever stayed. The house is charming, super clean and located minutes from downtown and great restaruants. Plus it look like you are in the middle of the country from all the beautiful windows.
Sep 2005
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Artists Forest Retreat in Travis Hgts Soco Close & Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Artists Forest Retreat in Travis Hgts Soco Close & Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18765vb
+01 (512) 447-2150 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Minnesota
5

Perfect, private retreat

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely little place, perfect for a couple. It is well equipped and thoughtfully put together - large, windows overlook lovely trees and bring in beautiful light. It is situated in a great neighborhood walking distance to shops and restaurants. We highly recommend it!
Another thing worth mentioning is we had a mixup on the dates we would be there. Char thought we were staying longer than we were due to my original inquiry which I later adjusted. When i brought this to her attention, it was no problem whatsoever. Our bill was adjusted accordingly - no issue at all. We appreciated that kind of graciousness!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review Anna.
I hope you can visit us again.
Sincerely
Charlotte
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Artists Forest Retreat in Travis Hgts Soco Close & Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18765vb
+01 (512) 447-2150 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Dallas, Tx
5

Forest Retreat getaway

  • 5 of 5
The Forest Retreat was a lovely little cottage in a wooded area in Travis Heights, Austin ,Tx. It's centrally located in a funky cool neighborhood. Walking distance from many desirable locations. We had a great time over the 4th of July holiday.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Such a delight to have one of our many delighted guests place a response.
business
Artists Forest Retreat in Travis Hgts Soco Close & Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18765vb
+01 (512) 447-2150 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Los Angeles
5

The "Retreat" is just that

The "Retreat" is just that
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the guest house in June and had a wonderful time. It's close to EVERYTHING, clean, well-equipped with everything you might need and Charlotte and Wolf are lovely hosts. We couldn't have been happier. Highly recommended place to stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to provide a "retreat" for guests to Austin. We have many satisfied renters but it is great to see it in writing.
Thank you.
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Artists Forest Retreat in Travis Hgts Soco Close & Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18765vb
+01 (512) 447-2150 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Duluth, MN
5

  • 5 of 5
This was such a lovely house and so peaceful and clean. We also loved walking to the wonderful restaurants nearby and on the hike a bike trail.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2005
  • Stayed: Sep 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
austin bergstrom
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 35
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Whip Inn
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Currar's
Car: recommended

We are 9 blocks from the popular SOCO district with fabulous restaurants and fun Shoppping.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$155
$995
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Deposit at time of reservation. Payment in full at move in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • fishing
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