Austin House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4
This 102 year old Victorian style home has been fully restored with top of the line environmentally conscious materials, the home is perfectly located 2 miles from the locations of both SXSW and ACL.
Located in the front of the house, with a private entrance off the front porch, this bedroom features 9 foot ceilings and 3 large bay windows looking out over the front lawn and side garden. It also has a small sitting area in front of the windows, a ceiling fan, a 26' flat panel TV with cable & DVD player, and a clock radio with an iPod dock. The master bath has a large walk-in shower big enough to share, a heated tile floor, and a large vintage mirror. A stained glass window lets in light, but maintains privacy.
The guest bedroom has a ceiling that slopes toward the back of the house and features a 1920's metal frame double bed. This cozy, private room with a walk-in closet opens to the living room on one side and a lovely period bathroom on the other. There's a full-length antique mirror and a little sitting area with an antique platform rocker. This bedroom also features a ceiling fan, a 26' flat panel TV with cable & DVD player, and a clock radio with an iPod dock. The bath has a refinished vintage clawfoot tub with a shower attachment and a beautiful vanity made from an antique tile and marble washstand. This bath also has a stained glass window and heated tile floor.
In the fully-furnished kitchen, the sink and built-in ironing board closet came out of the owner's grandmother's house and were refurbished for your use. Due to the unusual nature of the antique stove, for your safety, we have provided a counter-top convection oven and a microwave oven to use in place of the antique oven, but the cook top has been retrofitted with 4 electric burners. In addition, you'll find many modern energy-efficient appliances: dishwasher, garbage disposal, ice maker, toaster, coffee pot with timer, hot water pot, and a blender with a frozen Margarita recipe handy.
The gardens surrounding the Heritage House and the other 2 buildings on the property, planted in native flowers and shrubs, are open for your use. Ancient Pecan, Live Oak, and Red Bud trees provide ample shade. Exclusive to the vacation rental is an antique Brick Patio (with an interesting history) with a 3-tiered Fountain and native plants, under a hundreds-year-old live oak. A crushed granite Walkway circles the grounds where you will find shaded seating and tables and another large lighted, arbor-covered patio sitting area for your use. In the rear, a Rock Patio has seats and tables made from huge salvaged architectural stone pieces found on the lot. It sits next to the Oriental Garden featuring a dock and bridge, fountain, waterfall, and Koi Pond. Behind the Oriental Garden is our on-site caretaker's residence.
Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey Staff. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We accommodate early check-in / late check-out requests whenever possible and you'll receive the comforts of home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours and 7 days per week with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guests data - HomeAway Software for professionals.
All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
Most of all, I want to emphasize how wonderfully perfect this place is for us. It’s homey. It’s warm. It’s astonishingly well laid out with names for lights, notes for everything all to make it incredibly easy for newcomers to use and enjoy. Plus the home functions so beautifully: the bathrooms, the kitchen, the sitting areas. All delightful.
Your place is sublime. You should charge more. Only between us and in the interest of helping your home live up to its astonishing charm and warmth and ease, I hope I can make a small suggestion - maybe add a few kids shows to the cable TV package. That’s it. I also should add how much I love the Austin magazines and your notes on many pages. It really makes one feel at home. We will be sorry to leave. Very sorry indeed.
I should add one other thing. My only serious concern is this find has set the bar so high, I don’t know how I’ll match it when I look for other places -not in Austin of course where you will be our first and only choice- on HomeAway.com in the future.
All our family’s best to you and yours.