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House on the Creek - Treehouse Retreat - SXSW - 10 minutes to Downtown!

Gretchen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Gretchen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2015
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House on the Creek - Treehouse Retreat - SXSW - 10 minutes to Downtown!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Austin Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 7-9)

Welcome to the House on the Creek. Located just ten minutes from downtown Austin in beautiful West Lake Hills the House on the Creek is like a tree house in the woods. This private estate sits on a one-acre wooden lot and is a great escape among the deer and the trees, while only minutes from the hustle of downtown Austin. Your stay at the House on the Creek allows you access to a well-tended walking/hiking trail bordered by the creek.

This welcoming split-level home features four outside decks and two stone fireplaces. 3 upstairs bedrooms, a large sunny, sunken living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas and the kitchen are all in one big open space. Downstairs has an office/playroom, a large family room, a private suite, and a deck that wraps around the entire downstairs floor with access from every room.

A great place to escape and relax, ideal for family’s, retreats or gatherings.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gretchen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2015

About Gretchen

Gretchen is a writer, poet and philanthropist. She has lived in the house next door for 40 years. She purchased this property as a guest house for her friends and family. She also owns the two wooded lots on the backside of the property. She is an avid hiker and walks the trails daily. The four lots combined are a rare gem in a major city, and part of the reason you feel like you are in the middle of the woods when in fact you are 10 minutes from downtown.

Gretchen purchased this estate in 2000

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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House on the Creek - Treehouse Retreat - SXSW - 10 minutes to Downtown!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Lexington ky
5

Quintessential Austin

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to Austin, I wasn't sure what to expect. We stayed for a week and the house fit in perfectly with the Austin vibe. The owners were pleasant and efficient. The house was neat, clean and fully furnished with everything we needed. The house is much larger than I expected and very roomy for our group of 6. It was very convenient to downtown too. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Houston, TX
5

Good Rental for a group

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here for a reunion. We had 9 adults stay overnight and they slept comfortably. Great balconies, view of the hills and is very quiet. It's close to town too. The drive and lot is steep and each floor is multilevel, may not work for very young or elderly. Property manager is great. Kitchen was a little small for our chef, but we made it work. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. We could not have asked for a better view from the many windows and multilevel porches. It was very clean and both the owner and the realtor were very nice and easy to communicate with. We had 4 generations staying in the house and all were very comfortable with the surroundings, no matter what the age.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Dallas
5

Great place for families

  • 5 of 5

We found the perfect retreat for a family stay. We were traveling with 4 small children and the house was a perfect setup. There was a playground, playroom, plenty of toys and a great outdoor setting. Our boys loved the decks on so many different levels. The property manager was fantastic and took great care of us. Thank you for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Family House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 3 adults and two children (ages 4 1/2 and 2 1/2) and loved it! We had plenty of space - more than we needed. Everything was clean. We adored all of the trees out every window. The house was stocked with toys and books for the kids, which made it much more enjoyable for all of us. The play structure, swimming pool and the nature trails on and adjacent to the property were a treat. It's in a great location and the owner and her property manager were lovely to work with. The house is two story and at the top of a quite hill, which was not a problem for us with kids ages 2 1/2+ It made for lovely views, nice nature time and lots of space for our group. We hope to stay here every time we come to Austin!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, TX
5

The perfect house for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

I needed a large, "kid friendly" place for our family while we were in Austin for our son's wedding. This home is perfect for two families because it is a split level with two separate living areas. We had three toddlers that had plenty of room to play in a separate playroom. Because of the layout we decided to host a small rehearsal dinner at the house-there was plenty of seating and everyone loved it. We loved having decks around the house and enjoyed several deer coming up just outside the kitchen. A couple of pointers: the house is located up a VERY steep driveway and it's really hard to find at night; there is also entry through the front door instead of climbing the stairs inside if anyone has a problem with that. Also, the stairs are really steep so bring a baby gate or let the owner know you will need one. The owner was very gracious and promptly refunded our deposit. We were sorry that it was raining and we didn't get to enjoy the nature trails!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hula Hut
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Loop 1 (Mopac)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hula Hut
Car: recommended

10 minutes from Downtown Austin. 2 miles to Bee Caves Road where there are two major grocery stores, fast food, banks, kinkos, stores, and restaurants. 3 miles from Barton Creek Mall. 2 miles to Zilker Park where there is Barton Springs Pool, canoe/kayak rentals, soccer fields, disc golf course, a children's play scape and train. Also, where ACL festival is held.

Other Activities: Zilker Park, Shopping, Kayaking, Biking, Boating.... Although you will feel like you are in the woods you are just minutes away from everything in Austin, museums, shops, the Bat's, bars and restaurants, lake activities, golf

Golf: Lions Municipal Golf Course is only two miles away and is opened year round. http://www.austintexas.gov/department/golf But there are other great golf courses in Austin as well.

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Rates & Availability

From $330 Per night

Austin Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
ACL
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
ACL - 2nd week
Oct 8 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Formula One
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$330
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$1,950
$4,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes From $300/nt to $400.00/nt Seasonally US Dollars
US Dollars:
Holiday rates; $500.00 per night (3 night minimum stay); Includes - New years Eve and New Years Day, Easter Weekend, UT Graduation, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Event rates; $950.00 Includes - SxSW; ACL; Formula 1

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Austin Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Safari Room - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Suite - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen - sleeps 2
    Pink Room - 1 queen
  • There are two inflatable twin air mattresses as well. The maximum occupancy is 9 and a charge of $25 per person per night will apply to all reservation with more than 9 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is allowed outside provided cigarette butts are disposed of properly. It is a heavily wooded lot, so use an ashtray, and please dump your cigarette butts out in the trash (outside bin) and not down the toilet and into the septic. There are many levels to the house. So wheelchair access is not available. Seniors or the infirmed may have problems as well, many split levels and stairs. POOL The owner lives in the property next door (up the hill) and she has a pool below her house. There is a path and a gate from the other house. She is wiling to share it by appointment only which can be made via the property manager. She is very flexible about this, but does not want to be responsibility of maintaining a neat and attractive pool year round just in case a renter wants to use it. So it is a perk but not part of the rental.

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