*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' HOUSE WITH CENTRAL AUSTIN CONVENIENCE

Teresa White (Tessa)

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' HOUSE WITH CENTRAL AUSTIN CONVENIENCE

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2 bedroom, 1 bathroom plus bonus single bed, sleeps 5!

'West O' House or 'Cottage' is VERY COMFORTABLE and convenient to all Austin events, this is your home away from home, a newly remodeled 1950's home. This home has hardwood floors throughout. There is a very nice living and dining room, great new kitchen with granite counters and new stainless appliances.

The largest bedroom has a KING bed, the 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed. Both bedrooms have makeup stations with mirrors provided, this helps to free up the single bathroom. The bathroom is very nice, bright and cheery! There is a daybed in the bonus room where there is a new washer and dryer for extended stays of over 5 days please.

You will enjoy the easy in and out features of this home. No lobby to walk through just walk right in from the covered carport and you are home!

This home has been decorated with much attention to details that will make it comfortable for guest! You will enjoy the Texas art on the walls and the artist touches throughout the home.

I call this place 'West O' (for the western influence in the decorating and also for the street it is on). I also call it 'The House on the Corner' which is important because this makes it easy to get in and out of! You will find lots to do within 2 miles of this house! It is between South Congress (So Co) & South Lamar (So La) and 2 blocks from So 1st St. Austin's downtown is just 2 miles away! I love the great location of this home!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Teresa White (Tessa)

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Hi, I am Tessa, the owner of 707 'West O' House. I graduated from the University of Texas and stayed in Austin, got married and have raised all four of my children in Austin. My youngest just got married and the older three have families of their own. I have 6 grandchildren and love every part of being a grandmother. Larry, the artist, and I have been remodeling the 'West O' cottage for the past year and are excited that it is finished and ready for company! We (T&L) have put a lot of Care (TLC) into making this a special place for guest visiting Austin. We live in south Austin, very close to the property, and are available to help if we can.

Teresa White (Tessa) purchased this cottage in 2011

I saw this cottage for sale on the corner and decided to call about it. The home was built in 1949 and was in need of a lot of TLC. I decided to buy it and see if I could put this property to good use. I hope that you will agree that I have succeeded.

My vision for the house has been realized. When I first walked into the home I liked it! The hardwood floors might have a chance, the small built in phone nook, original to the home, is not seen in homes today. The yellow tile in the bath room would look nice with a new tile floor and a new toilet. The old bathroom heater on the wall would be a cute towel rack. The walk-through room would make a nice laundry/rest area.

There is a carport that now serves as a covered patio with table and chairs, this is a nice place to sit outside on a cool day. There is a front porch for a cup of coffee early mornings on the weekend!

I remodeled the kitchen and it is has everything you would need and looks great!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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5
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*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' house with Central Austin Convenience
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' house with Central Austin Convenience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444037vb
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Austin Austin area
5

GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Tessa was very responsive and extremely accommodating for our last minute trip to Austin. The location is awesome for South Austin access, within walking distance of great restaurants, shopping, and other fun activities. The house was very clean and we enjoyed the Austin / Texan decor, it is also stocked with about everything I could imagine we would need. Would definitely recommend West O and will keep it in mind if we return to Austin.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' house with Central Austin Convenience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444037vb
+1 5126362600
Austin Austin area
Chicagoland
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, brother and a friend stayed here for the Formula 1 race weekend. Fantastic space; we cooked in, walked to nearby eateries, and took the bus into town. Only needed the car to get to the track. The little patio was a great place to sit with a glass of wine and unwind after a long day at the races before gearing up for Austin nightlife! Thanks to Tessa for the guide to neighborhood places - my brother enjoyed morning walks to a local coffee shop.
Home was clean, spacious, and exactly as pictured with artistic touches throughout.
Although on a busy street, road noise was rarely disruptive.
Would definitely recommend West O to friends and family, So much more enjoyable than being cooped up in an anonymous chain hotel and gives you a sense of being part of the community!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. You were terrific guest! I am glad that you enjoyed your time in Austin!
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*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' house with Central Austin Convenience
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Austin Austin area
San Antonio
5

WONDERFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying at this wondeful home for our visit to Austin to attend the Moto GP. The location was just what we needed. It was close enough to Soco to go and grab a bite to eat and close enough to the highway to take us directly to the track. We felt right at home. Tessa and her husband were very welcoming. Thanks again Tessa for allowing us to stay in your home.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Amanda, thank you for the review of "West O". I hope you will return.
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*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' house with Central Austin Convenience
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Austin Austin area
5

GREAT STAY AT WEST O

  • 5 of 5
West O' was our first VRBO experience and it was GREAT. The pictures don't do it justice. West O is immaculate, sweetly decorated and equipped with everything you might need for a hassle free vacation. The beds and bedding are superb for a great nights sleep. Prior to the vacation I was concerned about the location, but it turned out perfect. The rental is very close to S. 1st and S. Congress which, after our stay, I would agree is the most unique and fun part of Austin. Tessa knows Austin and is readily available to answer all your questions and provide great recommendations. The home has some very good books and pamphlets to also guide your stay. When looking at the VRBO pictures, the outside does not look as inviting. However, the table and chairs on the car port provided us adequate place to visit outside and the traffic noise was not a problem. I wish we could have stayed longer than the 3 nights to take in more of what Austin has to offer. I also would have loved to stay at West O longer and take advantage of the amenities including the kitchen. I highly recommend West O and would love to return. Thank you
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy for the great review! I hope to be able to do something with the landscape this spring! I am happy that you had a great time in Austin! You were a terrific guest!
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*F1/SXSW/ACL 'WEST O' house with Central Austin Convenience
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Austin Austin area
5

IMMACULATE GEM WITH EXCELLENT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for an immaculately kept property with comfortable beds, high quality linens and towels with a good shower thrown in, then rent this cottage at once. In addition to the basics I've listed, the owner is attentive and helpful. The house has comfortable furniture including several comfortable chairs, so your guests aren't perching on kitchen chairs when visiting. The kitchen is very well equipped, and as I was baking for the holidays, the owner supplied the special baking tools I needed. In Austin, location is everything and this house is six blocks from a major grocery store, and easy access to the freeways as well as all the entertainment of the SOCO area and downtown. There are some of those great Austin restaurants within walking distance. This house is a gem, and I wouldn't hesitate to rent it again.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jan, you are the best guest! I hope you will be back! Bless you and your family. Hope the wedding is the best event of the year for all your family!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Internatioal Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
G&S Saloon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lions Municipal

'WEST O' HOUSE is convenient to SXSW, ACL, and the new FORMULA 1. There is plenty of live music found within 1-4 miles of West O Cottage! On South 1st you can find live music at Freddie's Place (restaurant with outdoor seating, serves breakfast, 11 min. walk) and G&S Saloon (during SXSW) along with many coffee shops and restaurants. On South Lamar you will find (just to name a few) The Highball, Saxon Pub, The Broken Spoke, Hyde Park Grill, Central Market (yes they have music in the cafe) and also numerous restaurants! Then there is South Congress (So Co)with live music at The Continental Club and The Continental Gallery, Guero's outdoor patio, Jo's Coffee Shop (Sunday afternoon music) plus numerous restaurants and shops. First Thursdays on South Congress (So Co) is an event in itself with all the shops open late along with the restaurants and trailer eateries (an Austin phenomenon), empty lots that have 4 or more trailers that have been turned into mini kitchens! There are a couple of these lots on South 1st St. One of the most popular trailers is Gourdoughs Doughnuts on the corner of Monroe & So 1st St.

ACL 2012 is in Zilker Park on Barton Springs Rd. Go toward town on 3rd St to Jewell, then left to Bouldin, then right to Barton Springs, ( 1.4 miles and at this point you will be across the street from Palmer Events Center and all the hike-bike trails that go around the lake are just on the other side) take a left on B.S.rd and follow B.S.rd to Zilker Park! This route is 2.5 miles on google map.

South 1st Street has bus stops that go to town for those who want to leave the car behind but be prepared to get a cab back so you can stay late. 'West O' Cottage is 2.1 miles to town.

(I guess I could write a book) If you need more to do I will be happy to give you more! Check out the bars on Rainey Street!! Lots of fun and 2.7 miles away! These bars were old houses and they are very quaint!

I LOVE AUSTIN LIFE and you will too!

If you need to exercise and you belong to the YMCA there is one close, it is across the lake or just go jog around Lake Lady Bird one mile north. There is a year round pool at Stacy Park that is warm in the winter and free, take S 1st to W Live Oak and go right continue thru So Co to East Live Oak and see Stacy on the left (about 1 mile).

You can't do it all but you can try!!

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Availability & Rates

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Austin Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER IN AUSTIN!!!
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
ACL
Oct 3 - Oct 7
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
ACL
Oct 10 - Oct 14
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Formula 1
Nov 15 - Nov 17
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Old Settlers Music Festival
Apr 18 - Apr 20
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes I am registered with the city as a hotel. The tax that I collect is 9% to the city and 6% to the state, that is 15%total on the rental amount.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , I have makeup stations in each bedrm to free up the bathroom
  • The bathroom has a new toilet. The tub is original to the house. We have scrubbed it and it is very clean! All the towels are new and very nice! A hair dryer is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 is the Laundry room that has a twin bed in it. This is a daybed for most renters. It is a comfortable twin bed. This is not a private room. You walk thru this room to go into bedroom 2.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
I love children but I do not have a bed for infants. Please let me know if you need one and I will get one to you. If you are bringing children I can put games and books in the house for them. Yes I have cable and internet now!!! I do have bikes available if requested and a waiver is signed.
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