NEW SOUTH AUSTIN LUXURY RETREAT 10 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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NEW SOUTH AUSTIN LUXURY RETREAT 10 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

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Brand New 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath South Austin Retreat

Brand NEW Home! Dedicated short-term rental retreat! Be some of our first guests! Let us help you with your experience and memories of Austin, Texas! Relax in this beautiful South Austin Retreat, The Urban Suburban.........

Located just south of downtown Austin in a newly desired south Austin area. Built in 2013, the home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, attached 2 car garage with remote, an office-study loft, washer and dryer, covered outdoor patio with seating and grill, large flat-screen television, blu-ray/ DVD player and number of different books, puzzles, and games. True craftsmanship shows in this custom home including stained concrete driveway, 18' ceramic tile downstairs, custom interior colors throughout, granite counters throughout including the laundry room, custom kitchen cabinetry, archways, built-in bookcase, walk-in closets and large bathroom areas. (We are child friendly and even have some baby/toddler equipment; please contact us for further info and photos.)

U.S. Funds only, please

City of Austin OL # 2013040376

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Details of the Recommendation: "Suzanne & Wayne Pike are folks of the highest integrity, and it shows at the exceptional rental housing that appears and feels like a Single Family House in One of America's Hottest Cities; Austin. Nestled just 10 mins. south of Downtown Austin, it's a perfect location and place for an Executive and/or family whom want Style, Comfort and Cleanliness that are often not even the case for swanky hotel with outrages rates. Get more than your expectations exceed here!"

Service Category: Short-Long Term UPSCALE Rental Solution

Year first hired: 2013

Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity
Jan 2014
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Suzanne P

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From owners: My hubby and I are a long married couple who have lived in Austin twice now, for a total of about 13 years. We are both originally from New Orleans. We lived in Houston for several decades, in Las Vegas for a few years, and plan to retire soon in Austin.

With this property, we really strive to create an attractive, comfortable, well equipped and furnished temporary home for our visitors, and try to do everything we can to accommodate our guests' needs and requests.

We live on property, in the adjacent house, so we are nearly always available to guests if/when we are needed. We enjoy hosting, and interacting with our guests, but we leave the amount of interaction up to our guests.

Suzanne P purchased this house in 2013

Although new to our home and our immediate neighborhood, we are already proud of our property; having experienced living in several other Austin homes, high rises, condos and apartments, we know that this is a very special place which is located in an interesting neighborhood with a long, rich history. We feel that our property name, 'The Urban Suburban', truly describes our home and neighborhood - friendly, quiet, comfortable, w/nature all around, but with an urban vibe.

We purchased this property because it was quality new construction, in a great location, in a quiet neighborhood, but near shopping, and a convenient distance from nearly everything the city has to offer. We loved the private backyard with covered porch, the high ceilings, large kitchen, the study, and all the little custom finishing details that the builder included when he built the house.

From owners: How often does one get to stay in a brand new house? We purchased all new major appliances, and nearly everything else in the house is new, with the exception of most of the art.

Why put up with old plumbing, difficult parking, and few bathrooms in a small space when you can stay with us at The Urban Suburban - a new (built and furnished 2013), 1915 square foot house, with three bedrooms plus study, two and a half baths, 2 car clean empty garage with opener and remote, a private fenced rear yard with covered porch that has seating group and a barbecue pit. Convenient to major freeways and shopping, walking distance to a park and nature preserve. All this in a quirky but quiet neighborhood located a quick drive from downtown Austin.

We purchased the property January, 2013, just after the builder received the Certificate of Occupancy for the property from

the City of Austin. The furnishing of the house was completed as a dedicated vacation rental in late March of 2013. The Urban Suburban is a property dedicated to guests' use only. Our first guests stayed with us in late March/early April 2013.

This is our only rental property and we took the steps to make it code compliant with the City of Austin. We're proud to be officially licensed as a Short Term Rental property - the city requires STR licenses via their Code Compliance office; the requirements for short term rental residences to obtain licensing were put in place by the city council with a start date of October 2012. After going through the application process with the city, we received our license in April, 2013.

The City requires taxes for stays less than 30 consecutive days, and so does the state - the City taxes are 9%, which includes a 2% venue tax; the State tax is 6%.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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New South Austin Luxury Retreat 10 Minutes From Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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5

BEST SHORT TIME RENTING HOUSE IN AUSTIN TX

  • 5 of 5
So we came back!
It's our second time in this wonderful home!
We were so happy last time we stayed here, that we didn't even look for another home.
The house was exactly the same as we remembered – big bedrooms, excellent beds, fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances and a great back yard.
The location is absolutely wonderful. The neighborhood is nice and quiet and everything you need is 5 minutes drive.
Relocating to Austin we planned to stay a month while looking for a house to rent.
A month went by and we didn't find a house. Suzanne was so kind to let us stay as much as we need, until we find a house. It took us almost 3 months to find what we want.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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New South Austin Luxury Retreat 10 Minutes From Downtown
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BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME AND GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We are a family with 2 kids. We enjoyed 3 months in this perfect home.
The home was everything we could have asked for and much more.
Bedrooms are big, beds are excellent, well decorated and more than enough room for everyone.
The kitchen is also big and fully equipped with all new modern accessories you need.
Back yard is wonderful, our girls loved playing there. We enjoined sitting outside in the covered area and using the bbq.
The home has a spacious garage that easily accommodates two cars.
What makes this house an absolute gem is the wonderful homeowners.
Suzanne and Wayne made everything in their power to make our stay comfortable. We felt right at home, and were super lucky to know these super generous, kind, loving and intelligent folks.
The homeowners, who live next door, made sure that everything, up to the smallest detail, is ready and available for us, while making sure our privacy and space is respected.
The best neighbors you can wish for!
The location is great! Only 10 minutes to downtown, everything you need is nearby. Close to highway.
We hope to come back soon.
Folks, grab this if you can!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and decided to extend the length of your original reservation! The girls were a delight, and we're pleased that your family enjoyed our nearby markets, restaurants, and shops so much.

Great hosts are a result of great guests, and you were wonderful guests; we were lucky to have you. Come again soon - we know you're nearly a world away, but you're welcome anytime.
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GREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Our house flooded and we needed a temporary place to live FAST! With 2 small children this place was lovely! Close to everything in Austin! Near a great park. Spacious floor plan with a great kitchen. Our stay ended up being just over 5 weeks and we couldn't have picked a better home or location! If you are looking for a new & upscale place that's close to everything without compromising comfort or your wallet, don't think twice! Thanks for accommodating our family and being so helpful!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: B.B.,

Thank you so much for posting such a nice review. We're so glad that you enjoyed our place, and are very happy to have had you and your family as the second guests in our new short term rental house! We have worked hard to make this property a great place to stay, and it's great to know that you were happy and comfortable living here during what was surely a difficult time for you. Your comments have helped to build our confidence that we're moving in the right direction for ourselves, our future guests, and for the property itself!

Suzanne

P.S. Glad we could be of help with all the little things.
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New South Austin Luxury Retreat 10 Minutes From Downtown
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GREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Our house flooded and we needed a place to live FAST. With 2 small children this place was heaven. The yard is great. Close to a super park. Easy to get anywhere in Austin. Spacious floor plan with a great kitchen! Our stay ended up to be just over 5 weeks. If you are looking for an upscale place to stay while enjoying any of Austin's activities don't think twice! Thanks for accommodating us and being so helpful while we enjoyed your home!
B.B.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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New South Austin Luxury Retreat 10 Minutes From Downtown
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5

BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED AND SPACIOUS TOWNHOME

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying a few nights over Easter weekend. The townhome is lovely and very spacious. We especially loved being able to park our car in the garage. We enjoyed the backyard and patio, which was so peaceful, even though the location is not far from a major intersection. Conveniently located to shopping and dining and easily accessible from freeway. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Nearest City Transit Stop-Bus
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
MOPAC/Loop 1
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Evangeline Cafe
Nearest Golf
5.4 Miles
Onion Creek Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Evangeline Cafe
Car: recommended

The Urban Suburban is located in South Austin, very near MOPAC/Loop1, and close to Ben White Blvd./290/71. The Airport is a straight shot from the house.

There is a city park, with playground, picnic shelter, and basketball court, located an easy walk from the house. Adjacent to the park is a large nature preserve. Both have walking trails, some well defined, some more rustic. The park has a picnic shelter, playground, and other facilities.

Congress Ave. Bridge - Mexican Freetail Bats - over a million fly out from under the bridge nightly at dusk, weather permitting, from March until early November. You can view them flying off into the sky from the bridge or from along the shore of Ladybird Lake for free, or from a boat on the lake (paid cruise). This is downtown, so parking needs to be addressed. More information on all of this here: http://www.batcon.org/index.php/get-involved/visit-a-bat-location/congress-avenue-bridge/subcategory/51.html

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SXSW 2015
Mar 4 2015 - Mar 23 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Formula One
Oct 28 2015 - Nov 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,800
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Rates subject to change until booking is completed.
All bookings subject to availability of property.
We have our own rental agreement for guests to sign.
There is a $500 refundable security deposit. See line below.
There is a $150 cleaning fee. Unless other arrangements are made, it is taken from the security deposit monies.
There is a 15% state hotel tax required on all rentals.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1915 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Half Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double vanities inset into granite counter, linen closet
  • Master bath is en suite with two sinks in the granite counter tops, tiled floor, linen closet, garden tub and separate tiled shower with glass door
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Quality air mattress with all bed linens, can be set up for use as fourth bed upon request; A pack and play is available for guests' use, along with other baby/toddler equipment. We allow up to 6 persons per stay on our rental agreement, but may charge for more than four persons (of any age).
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Brand new house!!! (2013) Why put up with single bathrooms, old plumbing, parking problems, etc. when you can stay at a new construction home - The Urban Suburban; shopping in the area is terrific; easy commute via MOPAC/Loop 1 or Ben White to just about anywhere in Austin. Convenient route from house to Austin Bergstrom International Airport via Ben White/290/71.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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