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WOW, HONEY, THIS ONE HAS IT ALL: EVEN A FIREPLACE IN THE BEDROOM!

E.C. Gee

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, We speak Texan too!
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

E.C. Gee

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, We speak Texan too!
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015
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WOW, HONEY, THIS ONE HAS IT ALL: EVEN A FIREPLACE IN THE BEDROOM!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

Every Amenity Imaginable--All-Cotton Sheets to Frosty Beer Mugs!

Brand spanking new renovations, original hardwood floors, comfortable accommodations, and a great layout for families, couples, or friends make this great '50's bungalow--1250 sq ft three bedroom / one bath with a huge deck out back in the hip but quiet and friendly Crestview neighborhood--the perfect destination for your Austin getaway!

In the heart of central North Austin, you're only 8 miles and 15 minutes from downtown and five minutes from the Domain and Arboretum. Centrally located between Interstate 35 and MoPac Boulevard (aka Loop 1), and between major thoroughfares Lamar Blvd. and Burnet Rd, you can hop in your car and be anywhere in no time.

No car? No problem! Catch the bus two blocks away, or enjoy an eight-block walk through this wonderful neighborhood and catch the new MetroRail train from the Crestview Station and enjoy a little site-seeing along the way.

Many thoughtful amenities have been included in this little B&B, whether your interests run to the Mid-Century but very modern feel of the place, to the well-appointed kitchen with a shelf of regional cookbooks and a freezer full of frosty beer mugs, to comfy chairs with a good reading light over your shoulder, or to the luxurious 500 thread count all-cotton sheets.

With all the comforts of home, you can start the day lounging on the big, cushy sofa in the living room with some hot coffee, the newspaper, and a muffin from the fridge, or kick it off with the whole clan whipping up a tasty Texas breakfast in the spacious, well-stocked kitchen. Either way, you will enjoy the open plan of the living room and kitchen, or grab a stool and hang out at the counter while someone else is rustlin' those pots and pans.

Those pots and pans go well beyond the beat-up skillet and saucepans you find in your typical vacation rental. This kitchen is well stocked in case you are folks who like to eat well, even when eating in. You'll find most everything you're likely to have at home, from the ordinary to the specialty. If you're heading out to the big deck out back for margaritas under the big oak tree, and need a blender and some salt for the rim of your glass, that's no problem. Food processor? We got that. Champagne bucket? Check. Lasagna pan? You betcha!

The pantry is stocked with all the basics you wouldn't likely use up during your stay--flour, sugar, ketchup, mustard (spicy and regular), that margarita salt--those sort of things. You'll find the rest only two blocks away at the Minimax supermarket, a jewel of the neighborhood since 1953, but updated to accommodate the tastes of the residents of this upscale retro neighborhood. Whether you wake up wanting flapjacks or need a sweet treat at the end of the day--it's right there.

When you get back from your day's activities, you'll find comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 8, if your crazy cousin takes that big comfy sofa. The three very comfortable bedrooms sleep 6, and a clever chair converts to a comfortable twin bed.

When you come in for a landing, you want all the creature comforts, right? The huge Master bedroom offers a soothing and restful start--and end--to your day with a comfortably firm King bed, TV with expanded cable, a wood-burning fireplace (and a stack of firewood just steps away), and private access to the deck.

The roomy second bedroom offers a Queen bed, and the third bedroom--which also has the benefit of private access to the big deck out back--has a Double. Generously-sized closets, comfortable beds, luxurious linens, ceiling fans, and bedside reading lights round out the accommodations.

Particulars:

• Dogs accepted with prior approval and additional deposit.

• Due to the prevalence of cat allergies, we regret we are unable to accept feline companions.

• Smoking is permitted outdoors only. No smoking indoors.

RENTAL RATES

• Maximum occupancy: 9 (including 1 on sofa and 1 on inflatable twin air mattress)

• Minimum stay: 2 nights

• Rental agreement required

• Cleaning fee is $125. Of that, $50 is available for rebate if you leave the property as clean and tidy as you found it. You do not have to launder the towels and linens or make the beds in order to qualify for this rebate. You must notify the homeowner before check-out of your intention to request the cleaning rebate.

• Rates vary during special events and holidays (SXSW, Austin City Limits, Formula 1, etc.). Contact us for additional details.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
E.C. Gee (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, We speak Texan too!
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015

About E.C. Gee

Doesn't a guy named Earl sound like he *should* be from Texas? :-)

Well, I am a native Texan from a small town in a colder part of the state who came to the Austin area for one of Willie Nelson's picnics back in the day, fell in love with the place and decided I had to live here. I packed my gear and I've been here since 1976!

Random facts about me:

--Like to travel and have done a fair amount, but want to do more!

--Have a 1959 Studebaker restoration project I need to get to

--Have three dogs, all rescues. Two of them were planned. (thanks Patti! g ) They are a bit of a hindrance to the travel thing, but my friends who have dogs love to travel too, so we work it out. Plus, they're great dogs. Ask to see pictures of Rocket, Big Red, and KneeHigh.

--Sometimes wish I'd gone into architecture or advertising, but I work as a headhunter for a large technology company and greatly enjoy it.

--Resumed work on my undergraduate degree a few years ago after a 'multi-decade' hiatus, and now have only 3 hours to go! Boy, do I have 'senior-itis'! But graduation is slated for May, 2015! Woo hoo!

--Collect (my friends might say 'amass') Mid-Century Modern furniture and iconic American collectibles. Ask to see my Zorro lunchbox!

--I've stayed in hotels and I've stayed in vacation rentals. I like vacation rentals better. I think you will too, and you'll like what you find in the little home-away-from-home I've prepared for you here in Austin.

--Love listening to '50's R&B on vinyl.

--Am a really nice guy, or so I'm told :-)

E.C. Gee purchased this house in 1979

Why E.C. Gee chose Austin

Converting this house to a short-term rental has been a labor of love. I lived here for 20+ years until 2000. It's a great neighborhood with lots of friendly people. It's safe, close to everything you could possibly want, making it very convenient as well. After making major renovations to the home, I now kick myself, wondering why I didn't do them while I still lived there. Darn it! But it was lots of fun getting it ready for you!

What makes this house unique

Not only will you enjoy the quaint charm of the 1950s neighborhood, but you will also enjoy the thoroughly modern appointments to the house as part of the renovations. The open floor plan between kitchen and living means even when cooking or cleaning, you aren't missing out on the action! You'll also enjoy the big deck out back under the sprawling oak tree.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for all of your obvious hard work to remodel and get the place ready. Marty described to us the previous floorplan and it sounds like you did a LOT of work! There are a few items it would be great to add: kitchen sponges, towel bar or towel hooks in the bathroom, recycle bin.



We loved the decor! Five stars!



Owner update: Thanks! As our very first guests, you got to be our "guinea pigs", and we appreciate the feedback! As a matter of fact, we have already implemented all your suggestions. Thanks again! Come back to see us soon!
Dec 2012
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Wow, Honey, This One Has It All: Even a Fireplace in the Bedroom!
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Wow, Honey, This One Has It All: Even a Fireplace in the Bedroom!
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Austin Austin area
5

Could not have been nicer!

  • 5 of 5
First let me start by saying that EC is a really nice guy and a great host who was always just a phone call away. He has really thought of everything. The place is super comfortable. The first thing we noticed was how clean it was which is not always the case when renting furnished homes or condos. Very well stocked kitchen, bathroom, etc... All of the comforts of home in a really nice and safe neighborhood. The back yard has a great deck that was a nice place to sit in the morning while having coffee. The beds were perfect. I really think it would have been very difficult to find a better location. Just 1 block off of Burnett which had tons of great cafes and groovy little Austin shops. I recommend the Omelettry for breakfast, the Pinthouse Pizzaria and Amy's icecream, all just a few blocks away. We will stay here the next visit to our favorite Texas destination.
Thank you you for everything EC
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

well appointed cottage in pedestrian friendly neig

  • 5 of 5
Everything we needed-- washer & dryer especially handy as it minimizes the luggage needed. Really good food at the nearby Pizza place. The bedding is comfortable -- Excellent TV options and wireless. 2nd visit for us and won't be the last unless our son moves.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Austin Austin area
5

Perfect Base Camp

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 days over Christmas visiting our daughter and this was a great place to start and end each day. We had 4 adults and one teenager staying and we managed the one bathroom just fine. After a day out on the town, we would kick back and relax on the back deck. HEB is a short drive to stock up on food and drinks. While we never cooked, the kitchen is well equipped.
EC had a few house warming treats for us when we arrived.. He's a gracious host and was available when we had any issue. I would rent this place again. Great location, quiet neighborhood, easy to get around.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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5

Perfectly Austin-y

  • 5 of 5
What initially drew me to this property was the location. Convenient to everything in Austin including freeways and 10-15 minutes away from South Congress but with a great neighborhood feel. The decorating and comforts are perfect for an Austin experience. We enjoyed a night of cooking dinner and sitting on the back patio enjoying a beautiful October night. What will keep drawing me back is the warmth of the owner, who was very attentive to all my questions/concerns. My friends and I are looking forward to coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for ourselves and our five children. The house was comfortable, clean and a perfect location. The beds were more comfortable than our beds at home. EC made us feel at home, and he had many great suggestions of things to do in the Austin area. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood, but only about 10 to 15 minutes from downtown Austin. We enjoyed many great restaurants in the area also. We highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

Contemporary cozy

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect for our family of 5 and we had extended family visit and stay over the weekend as well. Tasteful modern decor and the owner was extremely gracious and helpful with dining suggestions.
Would definitely return if we were to make another family trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lala's Little Nugget, a great '50's throwback!
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Balcones Club or Riverside Golf Courses
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Capital MetroRail
Nearest Motorway
2.1 Miles
Amidst major arteries Interstate 35, MoPac, US 183
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Little Deli or the Frisco Shop. Great food!
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Apache Shores / Mansfield Dam Park, Lake Travis TX
Car: recommended

The friendly Crestview neighborhood is the perfect destination for your Austin getaway! Great for families, couples, or friends heading to Central Texas, where a music festival, street fair, art show, or foodfest is taking place every weekend!

In the heart of central North Austin, you're only 8 miles and 15 minutes from downtown and five minutes from the prime shopping and restaurant destinations of the Domain and the Arboretum.

Centrally located between Interstate 35 and MoPac Boulevard (a freeway also known as Loop 1), and between major thoroughfares Lamar Blvd. and Burnet Rd, you can hop in your car and be anywhere in no time. Zip north or south on Interstate 35 and you'll find outlet malls bulging at the seams, just a conversation away.

No car? No problem! Catch the bus two blocks away, or enjoy an eight-block walk through this wonderful neighborhood and catch the new MetroRail train from the Crestview Station and enjoy a little site-seeing on your way downtown, to Zilker Park (where many of the music festivals take place), to the Austin Convention Center, or to simply walk the streets of an enlivened urban core. http://www.capmetro.org/metrorail/

But there is plenty to do right in the neighborhood. Antique shops abound along Burnet Rd, as do all kinds of little cafes and eateries. There are two parks, two swimming pools, and tennis and basketball courts just blocks away.

Only two blocks away is the Minimax supermarket, a jewel of the neighborhood since 1953 but updated to cater to the tastes of this upscale retro neighborhood's residents. Whether your cravings run to a bag of Cheetos or a good bottle of wine--or you simply need diapers for the little one--it's right there.

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Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SXSW Interactive
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW Music Festival
Mar 17 2015 - Mar 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
$896
$3,248
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee ($50 refundable; ask for details) $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Where base rates and special event rates overlap, special rates prevail.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid.
Dogs up to 50 pounds with current vaccinations negotiable with deposit and pet fee $10 per pet per day.
Sorry, due to prevalence of cat allergies, no feline companions accepted.
Must notify homeowner prior to checkout of intention to request $50 rebate on cleaning fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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