Elegant! And a super fun location!
Submitted: January 14, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
The Carriage House is darling! It's spacious, it's comfortable, and the high end touches are lovely. My family came into town and stayed at The Carriage House, where I also hosted a baby shower for my sister, in early December.
The home is extremely comfortable with high end sheets, bedding, pillows, towels, etc. The owners have obviously paid a lot of attention to the details. My family was very comfortable there. There is plenty of room for a large party to spread about throughout the house. The largeden upstairs was very comfortable. The guys caught the ball games and were happy.
The living room downstairs features a nice seating arrangement around a coffee table and there's also a chinoisere table that seats 4. Because it was Christmas there was a great tree, dressed classically in white lights.
We were able to set up our luncheon on the antique buffet. I was very excited that we were able to seat 12 ladies at the long chippendale style dining table. It was really nice for us to all be able to sit together for the baby shower luncheon. (There's room to easily seat 8 more in the living room, if needed.) There is a pretty big caterer's kitchen with new stainless appliances that was very easy to work with. We had the luncheon catered by Whole Foods, which was convenient because the store is literally a few minutes away and within walking distance. (I brought WF my silver trays and they set up platters of sandwiches, cheese, fruit, etc.) Plenty of room for guests to arrive and comfortably mill about with a mimosa. We used the wine and champagne glasses that were in the kitchen - and there are plenty of them. The shower was elegant.
My family loved the location. We were able to walk just a few steps and have dinner at Ranch 616. Drinks at the Rattle Inn and Star Bar, which are within a stone's throw. In the morning, everyone walked across the street to Sandra Bullock's adorable bakery, Walton's, for pastry and coffee. We also walked to her other restaurant, Bess Bistro, and enjoyed that. Ate at Z Tejas, which is right down the street. Too bad we ran out of time for The Hoffbrau! Also, great shopping.
I'm not aware of another rental home in downtown Austin that can offer up such a elegant, traditional, classic place to host your family and also a luncheon for friends! We were able to accomplish both with style and ease. So much better for us than a hotel. Thanks for such a special place - we all loved it!
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