ELEGANT HISTORIC LANDMARK - HEART OF SOCO DISTRICT!

Ian Reddy

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ELEGANT HISTORIC LANDMARK - HEART OF SOCO DISTRICT!

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Best location! Heart of SoCo, 5 Beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Designated a historic landmark by the City of Austin, the c.a. 1937 Castle on the Hill is an excellent example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival architecture. An arcaded porch with steel framed casement windows extends along the front of the house; a smaller porch of identical design is located at the back. The property is also equipped with first-class, luxury amenities such as Viking appliances, Central Heat & Air, Security System, High Speed Internet Access and Satellite.

Located three blocks from the popular entertainment district of South Congress Avenue (SoCo) and one block from Stacy Park, the Castle on the Hill is perfectly situated to meet all your needs! Please visit our Virtual Tour; the link is below.

The Castle on the Hill - behind the scenes: 'The John House,' or more commonly known by the local residents as 'The Castle on the Hill' was featured by the historic preservation committee for the Travis Heights Neighborhood Association for exemplifying the rich, historic architecture of South Austin.

The owner's residence is located in the historic stone cottage south of the main house. Owners are available to provide guests with suggestions on restaurant options, live music venues and much more!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Ian Reddy

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Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of SoCo District!
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5

FABULOUS HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 10 girls thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay! The house was spacious and upscale. The location was very convenient to soco, The property was clean and the amenities were even better than expected. The owner was easy to communicate with and very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of SoCo District!
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Austin Austin area
5

BRILLIANT TIME IN A BEAUTIFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for letting us stay at your home. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. What a perfect location on a tree lined street, only blocks away from the stores of SoCo. And we loved the windy little park next door. Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of SoCo District!
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Austin Austin area
5

INCREDIBLE STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We drove from Dallas to attend a meeting at the Convention Center. The home was close to everything -- even a park that was only a block away. The home itself is incredible. I've never seen anything like it. It's on this huge piece of property and is elevated from the road. The house is stone with great porches. The interior is really nicely done. Great details throughout. We'll definitely be back for our next stay in Austin.

Betty
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of SoCo District!
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5

HOW UNIQUE! VINTAGE CHARM WITH MODERN CONVENIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
This place was really cool! It's a very spacious vintage home that has been either well maintained or refurbished to bring the charm of what it should be. I live in S. Tx and when I described it to friends who know the SoCo area they immediately recognized it as "The Mansion"! The house is very open and is excellent for small family gatherings with porches and decks all around. It feels very secure and peaceful, to spite being a short walk from the bustle and vibe of South Congress. The expansive property has the feel of being in the country with the large trees and variety of birds. A short walk to S. Congress for dinner and drinks is a huge bonus. It's a +/- 10 min drive to the downtown Metro Rail station if you need it, an easy drive to the airport as well. The owners are well versed in the hospitality industry. They live on site in a separate cottage and you will only see them if you choose, which could be very handy if they are needed. Thankfully our gathering went smoothly and we had no issues whatsoever with the home or amenities. The entertainment room was well stocked with movies and games to pass any idle time. The water was hot when I wanted it hot (and stayed that way) and cold when I wanted it cold. I would highly recommend this place for anyone visiting the Austin area and will certainly be booking here again myself.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of SoCo District!
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5

WISH WE COULD LIVE HERE ALL THE TIME

  • 5 of 5
The home reminds me of some of the beautiful haciendas growing up in Mexico. The stone, tall ceilings, huge rooms. It was wonderful. Thank you for the hospitality.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of SoCo District!
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5

SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME

  • 5 of 5
How to sum up such an amazing home? Let's see...

Close to everything
One of a kind
Huge lawn
Spacious rooms
Amazing bathrooms
Chef's kitchen
Lots and lots of trees
Incredible porch
And the best hosts
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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South Congress Avenue, better known as SoCo, is the vibrant arts and entertainment district south of the river. Swing dance at the famous Continental Club or eat some of the best Mexian food in town at Guerros Taco Bar, its all just a stone's throw away from one of the most unique residences in all of Austin -- The Castle on the Hill. Walk one block in the other direction and enter Stacy Park, designed with a public spring fed lap pool on one side and children’s spring fed wading pool and playground on the other. Walking trails weave throughout and lead toward the famous Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail where you will find access to all the outdoor activities imaginable, including canoeing, sculling, kayaing, jogging, and mountain biking. Whether your search involves a raucus night of live music, an outdoor exploration of Austin or just a quiet evening on the veranda, the Castle on the Hill provides a tranquil retreat nestled in the heart of it all.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Payment Processing Fee $80 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

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Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs WC - toilet , tub , shower , Separate cast iron bathtub and walk-in shower
    Dowstairs WC - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot bathtub with handheld shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Balcony Bedroom - 1 king
    Tree House Bedroom - 1 queen
    Fireplace Bedroom - 1 queen
    Meditation Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 double
  • The Balcony Suite has a cozy side balcony that is entered through French doors and overlooks the carriage house and south lawn. The Tree House Suite is tucked away in the northwest corner of the house and is shaded by a canopy of trees just outside the bedroom windows. At night the beautiful Austin skyline is visible through the north windows. The Meditation Suite overlooks the front balcony to the east and the meditation pond to the north, creating a wonderful contrast to the city skyline just above the trees. The Fireplace Suite has the original fireplace and windows that overlook the south lawn and front balcony. The Main Floor Bedroom is located on the first floor and overlooks the front porch and meditation pond. Please visit our Virtual Tour!
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
By request, extra charge: Private Chef (Vegetarian or Vegan Chef also available), in-home massage, private or group yoga lessons (2 blocks from property), and housekeeping service. The south lawn is encircled with an array of beautiful trees and landscaping, from Monterrey Oaks to Possumhaws. The house is equipped with a full security system (and includes motion, glass break, door and window detectors), central air central heat, golf clubs, iPod docking station, CD and DVD library, Bose Stereo System, and an HD 42” flat screen television. All kitchen appliances are Viking, including the Professional Series Viking 48” Custom Sealed Burner Range (with warming oven) for all of those culinary enthusiasts.

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