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RARE SECLUDED 1940s ESTATE-CENTRAL AUSTIN GETAWAY HOME

Virginia Pratt

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Virginia Pratt

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2015
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RARE SECLUDED 1940s ESTATE-CENTRAL AUSTIN GETAWAY HOME

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 8 +

It is a beautiful charming classic home that sits on top of a hill on 3/4 acre with surrounding nature and privacy, an oasis in the heart of the city. It has a swimming pool and a fabulous view. overlooking the West Austin Sunset. The beautiful spacious living room with a grand piano is a great place to watch the lovely Austin sunset. The stone sun room opens to a path leading to the pool below. It is just minutes away from Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous landmark overlooking the city and beautiful sunset, Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Mayfield Peacock Park and Nature trails. Great for entertaining, the home captures an era of Old Austin. It is a 3 BR / 3 BA, has a pool with a deck that is completely private, a beautiful spacious living room, a stone sun porch and a library, great for lounging and relaxing. It has wifi, cable, washer/dryer, kitchen, private pool and deck and is a rare treasure to find--a vacation within itself.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Virginia Pratt (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2015

About Virginia Pratt

My children and I welcome you to our family home built in 1941 by their great grandfather, distinguished UT Professor of English and Lord Byron scholar. My children and I have all grown up in this home and we hope that you will enjoy the privacy surrounded by nature, the charm, the beauty and the rich history of our unique and lovely Central West Austin Estate.in Tarrytown. A great place to leisurely stroll the grounds, entertain, relax and enjoy-- A private retreat in the heart of Austin.

Virginia Pratt purchased this house in 1941

Why Virginia Pratt chose Austin

Our 1941 estate and home has the flair of Old Austin and once hosted great parties with scholars, artists from a grand era. Now in the heart of the city, our home sits on top of a hill overlooking the West Austin sunset. We welcome you to our family home of generations and hope that you will feel the essence of a grand era--an oasis and a vacation in the heart of the city.

What makes this house unique

We hope that you will enjoy the beauty, the charm, the privacy, the peace and tranquility of our home amongst the beautiful wooded grounds and the surrounding nature. The vast, spacious home with the view of the West Austin sunset from the living room and sun porch is gorgeous and a vacation within itself. The home and the estate capture an era of Old Austin, a rare treasure to find.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

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RARE SECLUDED 1940s ESTATE-CENTRAL AUSTIN GETAWAY HOME
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
5

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. The vibe of the house was very 'austin' with a great host and location. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great house to entertain guests

  • 5 of 5

This property is in my opinion the best possible place you can entertain guests in Austin.

The 2nd best thing about the place is that it is very secluded and very close to downtown. I would challenge somebody to find a better combination of these on VRBO.

The best thing about the place is that the owner, Virginia is super cool and helpful, I loved having such a helpful and understanding owner.

We had a birthday party and had about 20 people over during the day on Saturday. We lucked out and had a 75 degree day and we all hungout poolside and had a good time. After the party, everybody was able to either grab Ubers/Lyfts because we were so close to downtown.

Highly recommend! Thanks Virginia!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Even better the second time!

  • 5 of 5

We returned for our second stay in Virginia's wonderful home for Family Weekend at UT. What a perfect spot for a weekend visit! The property is well-located. Great neighborhood, close to the highway, and a short 5-10 minute drive to campus. Virginia is a fantastic host. She is responsive and helpful when we needed her, and invisible when we didn't. And the house and grounds are comfortable and spacious, without being too grand or fussy. We ended up hosting a bit of a bash for our son and friends, and it all worked out great. Thanks again, and we're looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Marvelous Austin Stay

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get much better than this. If you're looking for a clean place, large and spacious, secluded, but not too far from the action this is the place to stay. Absolutely gorgeous home that met all of our needs. Virginia does everything in her power to make sure your experience in Austin is one to remember. As a frequent traveler I would advise others to search no more, this is the place to rent. Thanks again, Virginia!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome secluded place in the middle of Austin

  • 5 of 5

This was a great find. I would definitely stay there again. The house has a lot to offer and Virginia is a great person to rent from. The home is big and comfortable. The pool and back yard and very nice and it is hard to tell you are in the middle of the city.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

nice vacation hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Great place tucked away in the hills of central Austin. Only complaint was the ridiculously huge mosquitos at the pool, couldn't enjoy the pool like we wanted which is one of the reasons why we picked this house. Overall nice place.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
AUS Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Deep Eddy Cabaret
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municipal
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mopac / Loop 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Maudie's
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Lake Austin
Car: recommended

Just up the road is Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous historical landmark with the gorgeous skyline at sunset along side Lake Austin with an amazing sunset view, Laguna Gloria, Art Museum with rolling acres and grounds overlooking water into Lake Austin, Mayfield Park were peacocks roam the acres of grounds and nature trails, with ponds and native community gardens. Just down the street from Westwood Country Club along Lake Austin.

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Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Cleaning Fee is $150
15% Tax is added
$25 / Night per Person (over 6 people)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fresh clean white, with tub/shower, toilet, pedestal sink
    Peachy Keen - toilet , shower , Fresh Peach with shower, toilet and sink, basic and clean.
    Forest Green Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower , Green, surrounded by woods with tub/shower, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Turquoise - 1 double
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Purple Room - 1 queen , It has a new Queen Size bed with attached full bathroom
    Midnight Blue - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size futon, and also the massage room with table
  • The Red Room - Master Bedroom has a large king size bed with memory foam mattress and soft 100% red flannel sheets, down pillows with an antique vanity and a full length mirror and 2 large closets.The thick purple and red velvet curtains can be closed for complete dark and privacy and a morning sleep in. Very romantic. The Aqua Room has an antique double sleigh bed with a skylight and gorgeous view of the pool and the sunset. The Library/Bedroom has a double futon and is connected to the master bathroom, with double desk, computer and tv. It has great lighting, is a peaceful reading room and is surrounded by nature. The Midnight Blue / Massage room is just off the kitchen and has a queen futon and its own wooded bathroom, with washer/dryer behind swinging saloon doors. It is a great bedroom and massage room with table. It can be darkened completely, peaceful. The Purple Room has a pillow top queen mattress bed with adjoining full bathroom surrounded by nature.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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