NEW LISTING! CASITA IN ROLLING TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

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Claudia reese

Speaks english, french, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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NEW LISTING! CASITA IN ROLLING TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

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Garden cottage with large porch, patio, garden. 1 BR, 1 Bath

Entering the garden gate, you'll walk under an arbor and pass the chicken coop, the organic garden and enter your own private retreat. We have made every effort to make this retreat as green as possible. Just inside the gate you have a lovely patio shaded by native Live Oaks, another garden area planted with Texas Natives, and a large covered porch with an outdoor dining spot, and a wide bench with huge Fat Boy beanbag cushions. Inside the Casita, which is small and efficient, you have a queen sized bed, an Italian love seat and ottoman, a kitchen with granite counter tops and equipped all the basics, an expandable dining table, a closet and a bath with walk in shower. There are handmade tiles installed in the kitchen and the bath. The dinnerware is from our studio. You'll be able to pick fresh vegetables (in season) and get fresh eggs (when the chickens are laying). We harvest rainwater and use it on the vegetable gardens, and use some greywater for the landscaping. The hot water heater is tankless on demand, the AC/heater is an energy efficient 18 Seer Mini-Split, and there is a ceiling fan to reduce the need for AC. The floors are hardwood and tile with an area rug in the living area. We use sustainable paper products, bath products and soaps. The furniture and cabinetry was locally sourced and/or reclaimed.

We have 3 fish ponds with Koi and goldfish and even a few talapia for you to enjoy.

There is a lap pool on the property, filled with rainwater which you are welcome to use while enjoying the cool water, the flowers and watching the wind generators spin. This is a very relaxing place.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Claudia reese

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish

I'm a studio artist and have made my living making pottery, tiles and sculpture since 1981. I taught in universities for a number of years but found that I loved running my own studio. It gives me the freedom to work on my property and add tiles, sculpture, architectural elements, gardens and out buildings.

Claudia reese purchased this cottage in 1988

I bought this property because I love Austin and especially this area. When I found it, the cooling breezes seemed to always be blowing. First I built the studio, then my house and pool, and to capture those breezes, I put in a couple of wind turbines. Just recently we finished the Casita which I'm calling CasitAlegre.

This 'compound' developed organically. We'd add one building and another just seemed to want to be built. We've been conscious of making it as environmentally green and sustainable as possible. The main house is built with compressed earth blocks, there are many solar panels, and two wind turbines which we've dubbed 'Thing 1 and Thing 2', a vast water collection system, and of course the gardens. So we've been at it for a while, and I still have new ideas of things to build and improve.

When you visit you'll find a wonderful pool for relaxing or swimming, and just outside the gates, good walking routes and great bike routes.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3473613
Austin Austin area
5

Sweet Casita!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I loved this Casita and if it wasn't for SXSW I would have stayed longer. The owner was very nice and went out her way to get the internet to work. Although it is on the owner's property the Casita sits back and away so there is a lot of privacy. There are live chickens and fresh eggs in the fridge and that was very cool. It was off the beaten path off Bee Caves Road but it only too me 10 minutes to drive to work at Bee Caves and MoPac. I would like to stay in the summer to use the pool. Thanks Claudia!
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New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3473613
Austin Austin area
Dallas, Texas
5

Pretty, peaceful, perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We were in desperate need for a weekend getaway from Dallas, and Claudia's casita was just what we were hoping for: absolutely gorgeous country, quiet, but close to the city (although to be honest, we spent most of the weekend on the porch - it was hard to leave!). Even our pooch, who trends toward the anxious side, gave the casita two paws up. Thanks for the fantastic weekend!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country
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Austin Austin area
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Perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Perfect!

Everything was absolutely stunning. We can't wait to go back. It was so peaceful, but also enough to the city so we could enjoy that too!
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New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3473613
Austin Austin area
5

A hidden gem in the Texas Hill country

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Casa Alegre is the perfect combination of modern meets quaint all placed in a setting that nurtures rest, relaxation, and creative growth. The cabin is incredibly roomy with a queen size bed, comfy sofa, breakfast/work table, full kitchen, beautiful bath, and great closet/storage area. I cooked every meal in the kitchen during my week-long stay, and it had everything I could ever need, was very functional, and all brand new! The washer and dryer attached to the cabin was a great bonus for me. I spent most my time lounging on the private front porch and garden areas. The chickens were my closet neighbors, and their eggs combined with my pickings from the vegetable garden let me eat as local as possible. Claudia is the most gracious host, always willing to give you a tour of the beautiful grounds and her world-class studio she works out of daily. Make sure to visit her gift shop!

I took daily walks around the "neighborhood," and Claudia recommended some beautiful hikes that I know I will take again. For as rural as it feels at Casa Alegre, its literally just minutes from anything you should want or need: groceries, shopping, and movies are all just five minutes away, and all this just 15 minutes from Downtown Austin.

Whether you are an Austinite looking for a local getaway, or a visitor from the other side of the world, Casa Alegre will make you feel at home in the hill country, with new, stylish design, every modern convenience, and privacy that makes you feel like it is all your own. I can not wait for my next visit!!
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New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country
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Austin Austin area
Houston
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Everything was absolutely stunning. We can't wait to go back. It was so peaceful, but also enough to the city so we could enjoy that too!
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Barton Springs Pool
"One of Austin's gems."
South Congress Avenue
"Eclectic and energizing fun."
Torchy's Tacos
"Coming soon to Westlake!"
Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail Head
"Great for walking, running, biking!"
Austin City Limits Music Festival
"Great fun for all"
Mount Bonnell
"Wonderful view of the lake, worth the climb."
Zilker Botanical Garden
"Beautiful!"
Barton Creek Greenbelt West
"Fantastic when the creek is running!"
Blanton Museum of Art
"World class art museum"
Sixth Street
"An Austin must-see"
BookPeople
"Home town book store, great breadth and depth."
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
AMTRACK, downtown Austin
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Capitol of Texas Highway
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Austin
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
263 Provisions, on Cuernavaca Drive
Nearest Ski
700 Miles
Taos, NM
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Barton Creek Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
263 Provisions on Cuernavaca Drive
Car: necessary

This secluded and darling garden cottage is located within a potter's compound. We have a ceramics studio on the property and make dinnerware, tiles and sculpture. Lake Austin is nearby and Lake Travis not too far away. Abundant dining, shopping, movies, and theater within 6 miles.

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Availability & Rates

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 6 2014
$130
2 nights
 
 
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 13 2014
$130
2 nights
 
 
Formula One Race
Nov 13 2014 - Nov 18 2014
$160
$1,000
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$110
$650
$1,929
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $10.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Cleaning $40.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked.

Cancellation Policy

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

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Lake ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom and closet area are a separate space off the main living area. Large walk-in shower with sumptuous tiles. Large vanity area. Ample closet space.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Cleverly designed with retractable privacy screen everything (except bath and closet) fits into the one main room.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Minimum age for renters: 25. Children OK but there is only one bed. We now have 10 HD TV channels and WiFi PETS: Pets are permitted in rental with prior approval. $10. per pet/day up to a max of $60.per pet 1. All Pets must be on leashes outside of fenced area. 2. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. 3. Pets are not allowed on furniture. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. 4. All pets must be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea/ tick repellent 3 days prior to arrival 5. All pets must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations including Bordetella. All items above sole responsibility of the pet owner. 6.The homeowners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets while on premisis. 7. 'Vicious or Dangersous Dogs' trained for dog fighting with any tendency or disposition to attack dogs or other domestic animal or humans without provocation not pertmitted.
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