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2BR/2BA Historic South Austin Home

TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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2BR/2BA Historic South Austin Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

This 102 year old Victorian style 2BR/2BA home has been fully restored with top of the line environmentally conscious materials. The home is perfectly located two miles from the locations of both SXSW and ACL.

The master bedroom, located in the front of the house, with a private entrance off the front porch, features nine foot ceilings and three large bay windows looking out over the front lawn and side garden. It also has a small sitting area in front of the windows. 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. 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. Each bedroom features a ceiling fan, a 26” flat panel TV with cable and a DVD player, and a clock radio with an iPod dock. 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 and for your safety, we have provided a counter-top convection oven and a microwave oven to use in place of the antique oven. The cook top, though, has been retrofitted with four 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 two 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-of-years-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. Our calendar and rates are 100% accurate. 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 will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of a luxury 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 each day with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data - HomeAway Software for Professionals. All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection Program.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
TurnKey Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

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.
Jun 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.7
based on 30 traveler reviews

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2BR/2BA Historic South Austin Home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 31 reviews
Sydney, Australia
4

Sweet South Austin Gem

  • 4 of 5

Quaint cottage, just like in the pictures. Close to town. The owner takes a lot of pride in the house and has put a lot of effort into restoring it and furnishing it with some nice pieces. There are many food trucks nearby - I haven't had a chance to try them out but if the crowds eating there at night are anything to go by, they're good. Cottage was very clean and everything worked well. Felt right at home. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and yes, the food truck are wonderful. -The TurnKey VR Team
4

Holiday stay

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

There were two things that bothered me about this rental. We found out, upon arrival, that the stove did not work. This definitely put a damper on our plans. Also in both bedrooms you are not able to have complete privacy as the drapes do not come together and people from the outside can see in the windows. The house was cute and the antique furniture was comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Thanksgiving Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great rental! Felt right at home. Beautiful decor, great beds, convenient to everything. Great rental property!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you Janice! We would love to have you back! The Turnkey VR Team
Basking Ridge NJ
5

Sweet South Austin Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this quaint cottage for the Austin Formula 1 Grand Prix. The house is lovely, comfortable, and very well appointed. The owner takes obvious pride in this family heirloom, and went our of her way to provide a wealth of information about Austin. She even left us special information about the weekend's Grand Prix events.

The two bedrooms provide privacy with en suite bathrooms. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained, and front and back porches are welcoming.

The location was great. We were able to walk into downtown Austin, but also enjoyed being just steps from a great coffee shop, the fun trailer park food trucks, and a number of very good restaurants. We highly recommend this house as a great place to stay when visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

612 Monroe St. Austin

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed our stay somewhat at your rental. On the positive side it was very well located in Austin. The main negative outside of having no hot water on the Saturday morning of a wedding we were attending was the lack of privacy in the front bedroom. There is no easy way to shut the drapes/curtains in the evening when after dark. With lights on in that room folks outside can see through the lace "curtains" and it is not possible to darken the room from outside street lights. Our only option was to undress in the dark or bathroom. Also there was no bar soap in the showers. Men appreciate having that vs body wash or scrub. This was our first experience with a rental. Considering the above, next time we will probably opt for a hotel. Your staff was very accommodating and courteous. Thx

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Dear Bill, Thank you for your feedback and comments. Thank you for your notes about the shower curtain, we have actually installed hooks in the shower to keep the curtain closed and updated the house guidebook with this info. Correct, we do offer a started supply of products (dish soap, detergent, shampoo,etc) however we have not included body wash, only the soap. We have followed up on the hot water issue, a breaker did blow during your stay unfortunately, this should not be a problem going forward. We are glad you enjoyed the location of the rental home. We are happy you stayed with us. All the best and thank you again, TurnKey
5

Well maintained property w Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This little house is walking distance to some of the best dining spots in Austin-Sway, Lenoir, Elizabeth st cafe-are all around the corner. As are the food trailers. The house itself shares a lot w 2 other properties. It's well maintained and a lot of basics are provided for cooking as well as in the bathrooms. There are detailed explanations for how everything in the house works, as well as suggestions for what to do in Austin. The house was spotless when we arrived-our 8 month old baby crawled all over the floor without gathering dust..

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

So-Central: Bouldin Creek neighborhood near South 1st St & S. Congress Ave, Zilker Park, Downtown, Convention Center, UT football and museums, St Edwards Univ., State Capital complex, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Parmer Events Center, SoCo/South Congress shopping/dining district, downtown 6th St - Warehouse - and 2nd St Entertainment Districts, South Lamar.

Other Activities: Boating, Basketball Court, Shopping, Kayaking, Miniature golf, 9-hole golf course

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Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Notes

  • 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 Protection policy.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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 bath has a romantic, 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen bed, 2 Other beds, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
In the fully-furnished kitchen, the sink and built-in ironing board closet came from the owner's grandmother's house and have been refurbished for you. Due to the unusual nature of the antique stove, for your safety, we have provided a microwave oven and a counter-top convection 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: a timed coffee pot, a toaster, and a blender with a frozen Margarita recipe. The house is furnished with antiques and breakables. Parents of toddlers or very active children might find that problematic. We would be happy to give each case individual consideration. We would like to consider each instance individually; and only small pets, please. Smoking only outside, please. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Lots of parking at the back gate where a dead-end street ends with no nearby houses.

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