BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN HOME WITH PERFECT LOCATION

Chet Hornung

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN HOME WITH PERFECT LOCATION

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

“A delightful mix of beauty, comfort, and location.“

“A beautiful, well-kept, comfortable and cozy home perfectly nestled steps away from the best that Austin has to offer.”

Our house on Harthan Street is a delightful mix of beauty, comfort, and location. In 2010, Harthan Street became Austin's first local historic district. It is a charming, picturesque street with only 10 homes.

From the outside, you'll notice our large front porch, the small tended gardens and landscaping, and the tinkling of the stone water fountains. The house itself is a beautiful Craftsman home built in the 1920s that's been restored and is kept in excellent shape.

It has polished wooden floors, high-ceilings, a quaint fireplace, and lots of warm, natural light that shines through the many large windows. It is a beautiful, well-kept, comfortable and cozy home perfectly nestled steps away from the best that Austin has to offer.

We walk everywhere - to hike and bike, buy groceries, shop, have coffee, dine and dance - but we also have quick driving access (2-10 minutes) to the major highways (MoPac and I-35). It's a perfect downtown location in Old West Austin. In 2007, the APA voted Old West Austin as one of the 10 Greatest Neighborhoods in America!

Keywords: Downtown Austin, Clarksville Neighborhood, Old West Austin, Perfect Location, Beautiful Craftsman Home, Unique, Luxury, Bright and Sunny, Lots of Natural Light, Well Landscaped, Warm and Welcoming

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We live in Huntsville, TX and LOVE to come to the "big city" of Austin when we can. Chet and Sunni's home is a special treat when we arrive. It is always so clean and warm and sometimes we use the fireplace even when it's not really cold because it makes the house feel so picturesque. My daughter and granddaughter adore the little shops close by and we all sleep like babies at night. We love our "second home" and are so glad we found it!
Jul 2010
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Chet Hornung

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Sunni Brown is Chief Infodoodler of SB Ink and was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company. She is founder of a creative consultancy, an international speaker, the co-author of Gamestorming, author of The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently, and the leader of a global campaign for visual literacy. Her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views She lives in Keep Austin Weird, Texas

Chet Hornung purchased this house in 1996

Our house on Harthan St is in Clarksville in Old West Austin. In 2007, the APA voted Old West Austin as one of the 10 Greatest Neighborhoods in America! Then in 2010, Harthan Street was selected to became Austin's first local historic district.

Clarksville has the best of both worlds: It’s a quaint, quiet Austin neighborhood with unique homes, diverse residents, and plenty of history, but it’s in the center of the city and only a stone’s throw from downtown’s many attractions.

Clarksville was founded in the 1870s, and due to its historic nature, the neighborhood has been preserved as well as many of the historic homes. The streets are hilly, there is plenty of greenery, and there are many restaurants and shops accessible by foot.

Clarksville is far from suburbia; it’s an eclectic urban hub in the heart of the city so it attracts people who love to be in the mix of things and is home to artists, students, professionals, and young families. If you enjoy walking, you will love strolling through Clarksville’s hilly streets. Clarksville is full of cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants.

The house is perfectly located with walking access to everything: downtown, town lake, the hike-and-bike trail, Whole Foods, Farmers market (on Saturdays), University of Texas, Sixth Street, Warehouse District, Auditorium shores, Zilker Park and much more.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Downtown Home with Perfect Location
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful Downtown Home with Perfect Location
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Austin Austin area
King of Prussia, PA
5

Pristine charming house in West Austin - 10 minute walk to downtown

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for the Austin City Limits music festival, and we were continually delighted all weekend! The house was super neat, and loaded with amenities like WIFI, a Mac computer, and water fountains inside the house and outside in front and in back. The floors are mostly wood, and the house was well stocked with games and good books to read. If you like TV, there is a big beautiful flat screen, but its located in one of the bedrooms, making the bed the only furniture to use when watching. Overall, the house was spacious, clean, well maintained, with nice furniture and kitchen utensils. (One Caveat: my housemate is tall and kept bumping his head on the pans hanging above the sink. If you are tall, just move the big frying pan to the other side of the hanger.)

Our walk to ACL was a nice 20 minute walk. The neighborhood is full with coffee shops, restaurants, galleries, a few cool bars, and a Whole Foods. The main music area downtown is only 5 or 6 blocks away, a very easy walk. And the owners are friendly and responsive. When the AC stopped working on our 2nd night there, I e-mailed the owners and they had it fixed within a few hours.

We rented a car to drive to Austin and to have to drive around during the weekend. This house is a few blocks away from Route 1, making it easy to get anywhere outside of town in a matter of minutes. Get a pass for street parking if you rent a car while in Austin. The local police are known to ticket cars unless they have parking passes inside the windshield.

We liked the Sweetish Cafe, which was two blocks away. They had good coffee, great sandwiches, and awesome pastries!

If you like country/folk/americana music, stop by the Mean Eyed Cat. It is a dive bar, but loaded with character. It was about 4 blocks away, west on 5th street. We stopped there on our way back from ACL on Friday night, and the band was terrific!

In summary, this house was neat as a pin, loaded with charm, and located in a sweet spot in a neighborhood in West Austin. I would recommend this house in a hearbeat to anyone who plans to visit Austin for several days and wants to walk to and from downtown, or to Zilker Park for ACL. This house is a gem.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Downtown Home with Perfect Location
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+1 512-477-2438
Austin Austin area
Paris, France
4

Wonderful place to stay in Texas

  • 4 of 5
I had the chance to stay 2 weeks in Austin. I must confess I liked this house very much, owners were very friendly and open minded. They made things perfect for my stay. The house is well furnished in anything you might need and the neighbourhood is very pleasant. Not far from downtown but far enough to live in a quiet environment. I would recommend this place and these people to anyone who want to enjoy Texas!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Downtown Home with Perfect Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338254vb
+1 512-477-2438
Austin Austin area
New York, NY
5

A quaint and comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Staying at Sunni's home is pure pleasure. The home layout, the warmth of the centerpiece living room, the jack-and-jill bathroom and the serene porch are all lovely features. It's a quick car or bike ride to downtown, or a 20-ish minute walk past great restaurants and cute boutiques. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Downtown Home with Perfect Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338254vb
+1 512-477-2438
Austin Austin area
Indiana
5

An ideal week

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is very comfortable and is in a wonderful location. The owners have been so thoughtful in preparing their home for guests. We would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15.4 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (code: AUS)
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mopac Expy (Loop1) and I-35
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Clark's Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cafe Josie
Car: not necessary

The house is perfectly located with walking access to everything: downtown, town lake, the hike-and-bike trail, Whole Foods, Farmers market (on Saturdays), University of Texas, Sixth Street, Warehouse District, Auditorium shores, Zilker Park and much more.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL Festival (1st weekend)
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
ACL Festival (2nd weekend)
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 12 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Formula One (F1) (COA)
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW Interactive Festival
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW Music Festival
Mar 17 2015 - Mar 21 2015
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet , jetted tub
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , American Leather Sleeper/Sofa
  • Queen-sized beds in each bedroom (one is a hand-carved, 4-post, mahogany bed). We also have an American Leather Sleeper Sofa in the living room and an inflatable queen-sized Aero-bed available.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of large windows, private-covered parking, lawn and maid service, fireplace, jacuzzi bath, high-speed wireless internet (WIFI), Mac computer, HD TV (Samsung 42'), washer/dryer, outdoor water fountains, hand-carved-4-post-mahogany bed, Toto Washlet bidet, front porch, stone patio with outdoor smoker (for cooking) which is perfect for hosting guests.
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