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Artists Forest Retreat in Travis Hgts Soco Close & Quiet

Charlotte Bell

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Charlotte Bell

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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Artists Forest Retreat in Travis Hgts Soco Close & Quiet

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

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

Three 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, well appointed kitchens, hardwood floors, patios and lots of windows looking out onto the backyard forest greenbelt. Each house has one bedroom. The beds are comfortable with 100% cotton sheets. Kitchens have all amenities including coffee and basics. Our newest accomidation is the Tree-cycle which is a tiny house. Look at the photos and then contact us for more information.

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

Keywords: Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlotte Bell (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

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 cities in Texas filled with outdoor activities and festivals. The restaurants and shops, 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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Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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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 5 reviews
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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review Anna. I hope you can visit us again. Sincerely Charlotte
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
Owner's Response: Such a delight to have one of our many delighted guests place a response.
Los Angeles
5

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
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.
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

Map

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

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

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Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

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Tax Rate 15.0%
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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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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