LA VITA OASIS RETREAT (QUIET EFFICIENCY & WALK TO DOWNTOWN)

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Myer Kaplan

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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LA VITA OASIS RETREAT (QUIET EFFICIENCY & WALK TO DOWNTOWN)

Austin Studio Rental Photos and Description

Furnished Efficiency Apartment, 2nd Floor 'Attic' Space, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Bed and Breakfast style....without the breakfast.

(We changed our name! We used to be called 'An Affordable Urban Retreat.')

Enjoy a comfortable Urban Retreat in our European style attic apartment. We are conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown in a historic home, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. Our home is adjacent to the Swede Hill Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The apartment is fully furnished including an authentic hammock from the Yucatan and an antique claw foot tub with hand held shower hose. Furnishings also include a bistro table, lounge chair, and desk. It has a compact kitchen with a refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, cooking and dining utensils. A private entrance to the apartment is by way of a spiral staircase on the outside of our home. Plenty of free on-street parking is available in front of the house.

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State Capitol, Frank Erwin Center, University of Texas, Bob Bullock History Museum & IMAX Theatre, LBJ Museum and Library, Blanton Museum of Art, Bass Concert Hall, Austin Convention Center, South Congress Avenue, Sixth Street, Lake Austin, Zilker Park and Barton Springs.

The 100 year old house was purchased in 1995. At the time it was abandoned, condemned, and on a path toward demolition. During the renovation, the roof was raised to make room for a living space in the 'attic'. The attic apartment was completed in 1997 and rented as an unfurnished apartment for nine years. In October, 2006, it was converted to a vacation rental with the name of 'An Affordable Urban Retreat.' Two years later, we changed the name to 'La Vita Oasis Retreat' as it is today. We think you'll like it here, our guests have.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Myer Kaplan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Property Reviews

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La Vita Oasis Retreat (Quiet Efficiency & Walk to Downtown)
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
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La Vita Oasis Retreat (Quiet Efficiency & Walk to Downtown)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p244507
Austin Austin area
5

Clean, layout worked really well

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Apartment was in a really good location, never any disturbances from outside noise. Really friendly host, would come back and stay no problem
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La Vita Oasis Retreat (Quiet Efficiency & Walk to Downtown)
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Austin Austin area
New Orleans
5

Our Second Stay. We love this place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We stayed here recently, for the second time. We stayed for a few days about three years ago. We had an extended stay this time around.

This place really feels like a second home. Very comfy, perfect for a couple. Very, very clean. Fully equipped kitchen, writing desk, and basic cable. Exactly what we needed, for a very fair price.

Myer is a friendly and very helpful host. I accidentally left some shoes under the bed, he sent them by Priority Mail within a day or two, and refused any reimbursement.

Can't wait to stay here again!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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La Vita Oasis Retreat (Quiet Efficiency & Walk to Downtown)
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Austin Austin area
Austin, TX
5

Moving to Austin

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I needed a furnished centrally located place to stay on short notice to act as my home base while I found a house in Austin and this place met all my needs! Myer was quick to respond and wonderful to work with. The apartment was very homey and in a great location. I loved being able to walk to 11th street to try the many locally owned restaurants and the central location made it easy to get just about anywhere in town. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during what could have been a hectic transition.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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La Vita Oasis Retreat (Quiet Efficiency & Walk to Downtown)
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Austin Austin area
5

urban retreat in Austin!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Had a great stay. The place is as described. Owner is very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I would definitely recommend to others. I walked to the lady bird Lake everyday and it was good exercise. I definitely recommend seeing the bats emerge from under the Congress street bridge. I was in town of a conference at the Sheraton and it was a 5 min walk there. Close to the studio there is a very popular BBQ place (off of 11th street, just East of the highway) but go early as it sells out quickly. I also went to Blue Dahlia Bistro (1115 E 11th St - 10 min walk from studio) and it was delicious. I went for lunch and had a salad. All in all a fun time!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway
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La Vita Oasis Retreat (Quiet Efficiency & Walk to Downtown)
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Austin Austin area
Madison, Wisconsin
5

My new favorite getaway in Austin!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Simple yet elegant. I love this place - lots of character. It's a great location: Near all the action, yet in a quiet safe neighborhood. The property is immaculate! I'm not sure if I want to tell everyone I know about it or keep the secret to myself. This is not a criticism, but the spiral staircase (which I loved!) might be a challenge for some.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Car: recommended

We are conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown in a historic house, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. Despite appearing to be so close to the interstate highway, the area is remarkably quiet with many trees and greenery. All of our guests have commented on how quiet it is, despite being so close to downtown. The house is adjacent to the Swede Hill Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other Activities: basketball, shopping, kayaking, health/beauty spa, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, racquetball, mini golf

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Availability & Rates

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Mar 6 2014 - Mar 1 2015
$1,250
30 nights
 

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Amenities

Austin Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 395 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Handheld shower hose
  • Antique claw foot tub with hand held shower hose located in living area near the foot of the bed. Toilet in separate small room, similar to water closets in Europe.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed: King Koil pillow top mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
View of downtown. 100% cotton Yucatan hammock available in studio. Kitchen has coffee & tea, toaster oven, french press. Room air conditioner is built into the wall with a ceiling fan and a floor fan. There is a small landing at the top of the spiral staircase. Landscaped yard with mature trees.
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