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Central Austin Historical Landmark Home,One Half Acre Grounds! Austin Licensed!

Ann Watson and Jay Allison

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ann Watson and Jay Allison

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Central Austin Historical Landmark Home,One Half Acre Grounds! Austin Licensed!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Relax or enjoy Austin's sights from this unique setting: a beautifully restored Craftsman- style house built in 1911 and registered as an Austin Historical Landmark. It sits on a beautifully landscaped one-half acre lot in the quiet Hyde Park area of the city just north of the University of Texas campus. Completely renovated, yet conserving the graceful ambience of the original home, Harris Park Guest House is furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and mid-twentieth century modern furniture. The fully equipped kitchen and formal dining room are ideal for cooking, dining, even entertaining.

Located at the corner of Harris Park Avenue and 32nd Street, just 1/2 mile west of Interstate 35, it is easy to reach and serves as a great base for exploring Austin's many attractions: 1.5 miles from the State Capitol, 1.2 miles from the Elizabet Ney Museum, 5 miles from Barton Springs, 2 miles from Sixth Street, 1.5 miles from the Blanton Museum. A host of wonderful restaurants are within walking distance or an easy drive. Not into sightseeing? If you want relaxation, then this is your place! The house offers lots of comfortable, cozy nooks to curl up with a good book, to watch TV, or to listen to the stereo. Three paved patios offer great outdoor spots for sitting, relaxing, reading, or watching passersby. On football weekends, walk to the stadium in minutes (3/4 mile away), or sit on the front porch and watch an endless stream of people in burnt orange walk by.

Do your kids live in Austin? This is the perfect spot! Visit as long as you like, but have a place all your own, and still big enough to have the whole family over for dinner. The perfect nest for 'snowbirds' during winter! Whatever brings you to Austin, Harris Park Guest House offers a great alternative to hotel accommodations at very reasonable rates!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ann Watson and Jay Allison (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

About Ann Watson and Jay Allison

Ann & Jay in Lee's Ferry, Utah

Ann Watson and Jay Allison purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Watson and Jay Allison chose Austin

Austin is like no other place on earth! It has everything: culture, arts, scenery, sports, good climate (well, pretty good in summer, great in winter!), restaurants, and fun places to walk. Harris Park Guest House is right in the middle of it all; just minutes from UT, downtown, the Blanton Gallery, Town Lake, and Lake Austin. Great parks, shopping and eating all within an easy walk.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house the first time we saw it. Built in 1911, an Austin historic landmark home, it has been completely renovated, and offers modern comfort and convenience in a turn of the century setting. The half-acre grounds have three stone patios with seating for relaxation and outside dining. The kitchen and dining room offer ideal facilities for entertaining

and meal preparation. The neighborhood is fantastic for walking. All in all, Harris Park Guest House is perfect as a base from which to explore Austin, or just as a place to hang out and relax!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Central Austin Historical Landmark Home,One Half Acre Grounds! Austin Licensed!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Fantastic property, well-kept and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the Hyde Park Guest House on two separate occasions for an annual long-weekend with friends. It is a wonderful home and very well-maintained by the owners. It has plenty of space for four adult men and could certainly accommodate several families. The outdoor area is impressive and the size of lot provides quite a bit of privacy. The neighborhood is also great. It is a little bit of a walk to nearby restaurants and retail, but with a car you are very conveniently located to a lot of the city. I would highly recommend the Harris Park Guest House to anyone visiting Austin. And, I'm looking forward to returning on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Santa Barbara, CA -So Cal
5

Can't Say Enough About this House

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this a fantastic example of Craftsman architecture, it is also a great place to stay. Its perfect for a few couples, a couple of families or even a group of guys (like us). 3 bedrooms & 3 baths means everyones happy and a full, functional kitchen helps a bunch too. There are several restaurants and cafes within a few blocks and downtown is a short bus ride away with two lines stopping within two blocks on either side of the house (#7 and #10 routes). UT is in easy walking distance. The neighborhood is super quiet (theres a seminary next door!) and theres a nice park down at the end of the street. Price is great year-round though F1 week gets kinda pricey (still worth it though:-). Owners are great and responsive, we've stayed twice now and never had a problem. A wonderful and comfortable place that I hope to stay in again, thanks Ann and Jay :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Relaxing house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend at the Harris Park house while we were in Austin to run the marathon. We were 2 adult couples and we found this house to be plenty spacious (we each had our own bathroom), but also cozy and homey. The location is quiet, but easy to get around Austin from. We enjoyed the proximity to the restaurants and businesses in the Hyde Park neighborhood as well. Jay and Ann were very accommodating and helpful. We would definitely stay there again if we return to Austin!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas, TX
5

Repeat Customers - Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this home for the last three years while attending a swim meet at UT. The house is located very close to the campus, with easy access to lots of Austin attractions. The owners were very friendly and accessible during our stays. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ft. Worth, Texas
5

Harris Park Guest House

  • 5 of 5

A great house! It was exactly as represented in the photos and description. My group of old friends, who had lots of serious"catching up" to do, loved moving our conversation areas from the living room to the dining room to the patio to the kitchen/TV room. One night we enjoyed dinner at Asti's, an excellent, nearby restaurant. We look forward to returning to this Hyde Park home in the future.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland. Oregon
5

Remarkable Home and Yard

  • 5 of 5

This historic home and its lovely 1/2 acre of sitting/dining areas and gardens is real find! Easy access to any part of the city, yet in a very pedestrian friendly part of town with many choices nearby for food, drink, groceries, strolling lovely residential streets, or being on campus. The pictures do not do justice to its size or beauty. Jay is easy to work with and he and Ann clearly take pride in preserving and decorating their home and then offering it at such a reasonable price. The house was spotless and kitchen was perfectly equipped for all our needs. A real gem that I would recommend without hesitation to anyone needing a spacious and comfortable retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Bat Viewing at Congress Street Bridge about 4 miles away, Eastwood Park- a large city park- !/8 mile away

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Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
UT Graduation 2015
May 22 2015 - May 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
Austin City Limits 1
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Austin City Limits 1
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Formula 1 2015
Oct 23 2015 - Oct 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Base Rate is for double occupancy (2 guests). Add $27.00 per night per additional guest. Maximum 6 adults: $318.00 per night. For stays of 30 or more consecutive nights, no Hotel Occupancy Tax. 5% discount for paying Balance Due by check or money order.

Special Events:
SXSW/ACL/UT Graduation: $400.00 per night (3 night minimum)
Formula One: $600.00 per night (3 night minimum)
Refundable Security Deposit ($350.00 for usual booking, $450.00 for Special Event Booking. Balance due (Rent, Cleaning fee, Hotel Occupancy Tax) due 4-6 weeks before check-in. Completed Booking Application and Refundable Security Deposit required to secure reservation.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom as a queen bed, Double Beds (1) Two bedrooms each have a double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) The downstairs sleeping porch has two twin beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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