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ADRIATIC SERENITY

Lucija

Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, spanish, Croatian
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate

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Lucija

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english, spanish, Croatian
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ADRIATIC SERENITY

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate

Overview

Overview

Austin Estate Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 1 guest half bath, sleeps 10

A retreat in the hills of the Barton Creek Preserve sits two miles from Lost Creek, Barton Creek, One World Theater, and Austin Country Clubs; and six miles from the Downtown Center, the southern edges of the University of Texas, and Zilker Park. This rambling, stone and glass house sits on expansive property and a cul-de-sac. It is a dream vacation home that provides the privacy, space and rural quiet in a suburban area that can accommodate visitors, short term lessees, and special events in the area.

The house has 4 bedrooms (one is a loft), 4 1/2 baths plus a casita with 1 bedroom,1 full bath. and a small kitchenette. There are King or Queen size beds in each bedroom with spacious bathrooms, walk-in closets and mini-fridges in each room, and an additional loft living area, which also accommodates a queen-sized sleeper, full bathroom and walk-in closet. The ½ bath is accessible from the main living area. The master bath has indoor negative edge spa.

There is a full custom designed kitchen, pantry space, full laundry, breakfast nook and separate dining area for 12, a bar, and plenty of room for entertaining or sprawling in two inside living areas. Stone Adriatic-designed decks around the house reveal secluded Hill Country views, classic Texas landscaping, and breathtaking sunsets. Steps away is a trail down into the canyon preserve and a Lost Creek tributary: its pools, waterfalls and wildlife.

The furnishings are ample and a cozy eclectic mix of contemporary and Austin eclectic. There is also a separate, rustic casita available as an additional guesthouse. It is a studio design with a full bathroom and kitchenette.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lucija (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks english, spanish, Croatian

About Lucija

I am energetic, happy, caring and fun loving Austinite. I was born in Croatia and got to Texas as fast as I could!

Lucija purchased this estate in 2009

Why Lucija chose Austin

The house has the reel of a very private retreat. It is so peaceful and relaxing, yet all of Austin's fantastic entertainment is easily accessible.

What makes this estate unique

The vaulted ceilings in the master bathroom are truly unique.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Adriatic Serenity
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews
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Adriatic Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906883
-+1 512 484-8913
Austin Austin area
5

Exquisite - home away from home

  • 5 of 5
My entire family was delighted by this remarkable home. From our arrival when we were greeted by the warm and welcoming owner, to excitedly discovering each room and living space, our family was beyond thrilled. We were in town for my nephew's wedding and it was important to all of us (my four siblings and their spouses), to have a home where we could gather and share time together surrounding the event. The outdoor living spaces were perfect for connecting with each other - the indoor common areas as well as each bedroom were unique and accommodating. Even though we had a lot of activities occurring in Austin, we still found time to cook together and visit with each other as a family - and the house and its numerous amenities made all of that possible. Most important, we could tell the owners took great care in creating an environment that was homey, unique, and welcoming. We are already talking about how we might find a way to all come back to Austin and hope we can stay there again. We couldn't have had a better experience and recommend this beautiful home wholeheartedly!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adriatic Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906883
-+1 512 484-8913
Austin Austin area
5

Definitely Austin-like living. Cool & bohemian.

Definitely Austin-like living. Cool & bohemian.
  • 5 of 5
First impression coming up on the house was where is it?Then upon driving down the steep driveway we see a shack like structure and immediately panicked, did we just get fooled?! However, you are in for a great surprise when walk down to the actual home, wow. Gorgeous inside, cool and weird just like Austin. The "shack-like" structure turned out to be a very nice guest house that some of our student organization officers preferred to stay in.

The only constructive criticism I have on the house is that the placement of the beds was a little awkward and we wished there had been a fire-pit in the backyard. The backyard is pretty large, but with nothing to do back there, we didn't really use it.

Overall it was a lovely home and the owner was very pleasant and even let us stay an extra 2 hrs! I would recommend this home to a group of people looking for some good bonding. If you're just wanting to have fun I would recommend staying somewhere closer to 6th street or right on a lake.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adriatic Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906883
-+1 512 484-8913
Austin Austin area
5

Beautiful home in the hills, quiet neighborhood, lots stars!

  • 5 of 5
This custom, spacious home has everything you need and is immaculately kept by a caring owner. Multi-level home has nooks for those needing privacy, massive furniture that accentuates the unique walls and layout, and glass walls that overlook the beautiful outdoors. I sat on the veranda at night and listened to the cicadas and counted stars and felt as isolated as ever since I could hear no city traffic or horns or emergency vehicles. The owner is conscientious, pays attention to details, and wants guests to be as comfortable as possible. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a quiet get-away.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Adriatic Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906883
-+1 512 484-8913
Austin Austin area
5

Beautiful property with attentive owners

  • 5 of 5
This is a very beautiful place that is secluded, yet close to everything. We recently had family come up for a birthday party, and decided to rent this place versus paying for the traditional hotel rooms. This was a great decision. The house is spacious and the grounds are beautiful. Also, the owners are very accomodating. We came with infants, and the owners were kind enough to provide cribs so that we did not have to worry about transporting them. They were available to answer any of our questions throughout the stay. If you are considering renting here, go ahead and book it. You'll be glad you did!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adriatic Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906883
-+1 512 484-8913
Austin Austin area
5

Wow! An awesome home in Austin!

  • 5 of 5
We came to Austin to celebrate a family wedding at Ladybird Wildflower Center and found the perfect place to stay for the week. Adriatic Serenity is nestled into the hillside at the end of a quiet cul de sac in the beautiful Texas hill country, secluded but yet so convienent to everything Austin has to offer. The house is eclectically beautiful, delightfully inspiring and a true artistic masterpiece. The flowing floorplan provides alot of space and privacy as each bedroom has it's own bathroom and also the casita for even more space. Our group of nine felt right at home. The renovated kitchen offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a wine cooler and plenty of space to cook and hang out in. The master bath is an amazing piece of architecture-domed brick ceilings accentuated with cove lighting, stucco and expansive windows overlooking the beautiful hill country with a very comfortable reading couch! If those walls could speak it felt like every room in the house would have a story to tell. The yard and lanscaping are beautiful and perfect for outdoor grilling and visiting with friends and family on the many porches. The fig tree in the front was delightful as there were ripe figs while we were there! There is a trail down to Barton Creek from the property and great hiking and swimming at Sculpture Rock just a few miles down the road. Lucy is a wonderful and gracious host, helpful and fun, we feel like we have made a new friend. She has put a tremendous amount of hard work and heart into her home and it is quite inspiring. We highly recommend staying here if you're traveling to Austin, it is simply awesome.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adriatic Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906883
-+1 512 484-8913
Austin Austin area
2

Beautiful house, disappointing service

  • 2 of 5
The house was a beautiful setting for a retreat I attended - open, airy, relaxing, and with lovely views. At first, all seemed well with the owner present to welcome us and show us around. But then there were people working on the property the whole time we were there - including at least one man walking around the roof who could see in through the big windows! With 15 women staying onsite, that was disconcerting to say the least, and really distracted from the sessions.

We were given no warning that there would be construction on the property while we were there, or that the owner would be onsite the whole weekend. She even entered the house several times - during our sessions! - without calling, texting, or even knocking. I appreciate how well maintained the property was, but I feel we should have had some warning that there would be others on the property the whole time - and that the owner planned to come and go all the time! (The agreement even said she would call or text first).

Also, in one of the bedrooms, the air conditioning didn't seem to be working. Even with the fan on and the air set to 70 it was 74 degrees or higher according to the thermostat. I turned it down incrementally over a few hours until I set it to 65 to see if it would eventually cool down, but it did not. Then when I mentioned it to the owner (since she was onsite), she chastised our group for turning it down so low in that room even though there were no signs specifying acceptable temperatures. This was pretty frustrating, and her tone was upsetting to many in our group.

The house was beautiful and the owner seemed like a decent person, but things felt really unprofessional and not at all private, which put a damper on our retreat. Others at the retreat experienced additional issues, including rude and upsetting emails and texts after the fact, but these were my personal experiences. I would not recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First lets start about the complaint about workman that worked in the yard. When she arrived I asked right then, if is all right that we continue to work, since the work area is distant and not visible from house. Her answer was yes for sure it's all right it does not bother them at all. Again, I made sure saying we can continue work after their departure, and she insisted it's fine, no problem. The workman she mentions walking around the house and windows was to immediately repair the A/C problem she texted me about. The A/C unit is on the roof and the only way to get to the roof is around the window.

Next lets sort the complaint about me interrupting many times. Each time I came over it was immediately to respond and correct a problem that she texted or called me about. I never came unannounced or without door knocking. Their party was loud, and could not hear knocking.

I also do not understand her statement about being disappointed the way that I handled it. I was not aware of anything but how much they all like it. I did not hear one single complaint during their stay. Every single time I came her guests were overwhelmed with happiness how much they like it and thanking me to stay in my beautiful home. On her departure she texted, Lucy your home was perfect and so beautiful thank you for letting us to stay.

The real issue I believe is that her party violated many of our rental agreement terms, among the most problem being that septic system was clogged by feminine napkins, cloths, and other items down the toilet, which never happened before. I have sign in each bathroom requesting please not to throw items like this down the toilet. The last day she called me about the toilets backed up and when I got there it was fecal matter all the way to the brim. This was expensive to repair and caused me a lot of stress. Also, there was a very large amount of food trash, cooked meats, grease, etc., thrown over backyard fence, which if I had not noticed same day I would have problem because we have wildlife down in the canyon.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Grove Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bee Caves and 360
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
County Line on the Hill, Grove Wine Bar
Car: recommended

A retreat in the hills of the Barton Creek Preserve sits two miles from Lost Creek, Barton Creek, One World Theater, and Austin Country Clubs; and six miles from the Downtown Center, the southern edges of the University of Texas, and Zilker Park.

Golf: Barton Creek Country Club and Lost Creek Country Club

Weddings: One World Theater (voted best place in Austin to get married).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$2,500
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 15.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Eclectic - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft - toilet , shower
    Casita - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest - toilet
    Contemporary - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 king
    Eclectic - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper
    Contemporary - 1 king
    Casita - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper
  • All bedrooms have TV, mini-fridge, and private full bathrooms. 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper in the Living Room as auxilliary bed.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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