NEW MODERN APARTMENT NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Rice Jackson

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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NEW MODERN APARTMENT NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

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Queen Murphy bed, 1 bath (toilet/shower), lavatory outside the bath. Sleeps 2.

Located just north of The University of Texas, this modern studio showcases how green building can coexist with an historic landmark, the Fruth House. Designed as a photography gallery, creative use of space achieves a spacious feeling. Completed in February 2012, it incorporates “green building” concepts: LED lights, solar panels, efficient heating/AC, and tankless water heater. A queen-sized Murphy bed, fully-equipped kitchen, and comfy furnishings on a century-old reclaimed wood floor provide visitors with a home base to explore Austin. Approximately 450 sq. ft. of air conditioned space plus a 70 sq. ft balcony with chairs and table. Centrally-located, guests can catch the UT shuttle (75 yards), or walk to UT (1 mile), Central Market, and nearby restaurants along the “Drag” (Guadalupe) and in Hyde Park; we are near several hospitals (Austin Heart, Seton, St. David’s, University Medical/Brackenridge, and Dell Children’s) and the Capitol. UT scholars, visitors, sports fans, athletes (especially rowers!) and live music aficionados—all are welcome to enjoy our Gallery House.

Murphy Bed note: This is a NORMAL QUEEN size bed. It is just stored vertically. It rests on a 155 lb. substantial frame and is in no way similar to a skinny fold out bed from a couch. It is made by the original Murphy Bed Company in Farmingdale, NY, the same way it has been made for the past 70 years.

Non-smoking house and premises.

No pets. No exceptions.

Minimum 2 night stay. 24 hour booking notice (no 'same day' booking except for previous clients).

Not suitable for young children as there is no 'safety gate' for the entry to the stair well.

Owner has a Border Collie and Dalmatian in a fenced yard from time to time attached to the main residence. They have never seen the apartment and never will.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful stay, thank you so much.



Jenée and I just loved staying at your place, it was perfect for us and your hospitality really made our stay special. We will definitely be in touch next time we are in Austin!



Best,
Mar 2012
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Rice Jackson

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City of Austin Short Term Rental Type 1 Primary

License # OL 2012 102245

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Be sure to watch the short video that pans around the apartment.

Murphy Bed note: This is a NORMAL QUEEN size bed. It is just stored vertically. It rests on a 155 lb. substantial frame and is in no way similar to a skinny fold out bed from a couch. It is made by the original Murphy Bed Company in Farmingdale, NY, the same way it has been made for the past 70 years.

Non-smoking house and premises.

No pets. No exceptions.

Minimum 2 night stay. 24 hour booking notice (no 'same day' booking except for previous clients).

Not suitable for young children as there is no 'safety gate' for the entry to the stair well.

Owner has a Border Collie and Dalmatian in a fenced yard from time to time attached to the main residence. They have never seen the apartment and never will.

Rice is a professional photographer, he may be found at: terra360.com. Also on Twitter @terra360. His wife Pam Bell is an educator at The University of Texas. As time goes on, the new apartment will be filled with photographs. Pam has lived in the neighborhood for 40 years. We both think it is one of the best places to be in Texas. Rice Jackson built this apartment in 2012.

Rice Jackson purchased this apartment in 2006

Pam came to the University of Texas for her first studies, and after her post graduate work and degrees she stayed in Austin. The original home was built in 1925. The garage with it's new apartment above was finished in 2012. Constructed from the ground up with exterior architecture in keeping with the style of the old historic home. Inside the apartment is very modern and efficient. The only old touch are the almost century old floors reclaimed from a beer warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas.

The apartment is super well insulated and has a high efficiency 18,000 BTU heat pump for heating and cooling. A tankless water heater supplies all the hot water you can possibly use. A small but well organized and equipped kitchen with a counter top convection oven/microwave, 2 burner stove top, with a standard size refrigerator next to the sink. The bed is a very comfortable, brand new queen size mattress, that just happens to store vertically (Murphy bed!) to make maximum use of the space. I have traveled a lot and tried to put everything into this space that a visitor could possibly want. The Panasonic smart TV is connected to my Pandora Radio, Netflix, and Amazon Prime accounts for your listening and viewing pleasure. All the local broadcast HD TV channels are available as well. Centrally located between MoPac (Loop 1) and Interstate-35, we have access easily to both in five minutes.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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New modern apartment near the University of Texas
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5

MODERN OASIS

  • 5 of 5
The other five-star reviews do not lie. This was everything advertised and more. I wanted a small, quiet, centrally located getaway in Austin, and Gallery House provided it in spades. Despite the 90+ temps in town at that time, the beautifully decorated studio stayed very comfortable, and I spent hours there, reading with my feet up. A bonus was the covered parking that kept my car cool for when I did decide to go out, and there are plenty of great restaurants a short trip (or even a walk) away (Vino Vino, Uchiko, Foreign & Domestic). Campus is also easily walkable, and I ran on the Shoal Creek Trail nearby. Rice has thought of everything and responded instantly when contacted. I would happily stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: wow, thanks Jay, you are so kind. I haven't been to Foreign & Domestic, so thanks for the tip! Hope to see you again soon. ~ Rice
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5

NICE GALLERY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
My experience with Rice and Pam was VERY pleasant: they were always there to make my stay easy and comfortable. This house has gallery walls with photographs of places familiar yet unknown set me wondering many times about the places and the motives Rice had to capture them. The apartment is immaculate and full of light, and the location very centric. I would definitely count on Gallery House in the future!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you too. Thanks for being such a nice thoughtful guest. I appreciate the photography compliments, I have a new 4 foot wide print I am about to install in the apartment this weekend. Come back and see us soon.
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3-MONTH STAY

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Gallery House for three months and enjoyed every moment of my time there. Most importantly, the owners, Rusty and Pam, are the most gracious of hosts. They took the time to point out the local hot spots, and the apartment has a great information book about what to do close-by. The apartment has so many great amenities such as wooden floors, very comfortable bed, Air Play speakers that tune in to your iPhone, Netflix, great lighting, comfortable balcony for relaxing, etc. It was a vacation every day of my 3-month stay. And the location is all you could want...walking distance to great restaurants and no more than a bike ride to the downtown live music scene. The campus is within walking distance, so if you're into UT sports, this apartment is perfect for accommodating your time in town. If you're wanting the dowtown/UT campus feel, this is your place. I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Darren, we enjoyed having you and helping with your transition to Austin. We'll look forward to seeing you sometime after you are settled in your new home. All the best to you!
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Atlanta
5

EXCELLENT PROPERTY AND LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Great property in a great location; located within easy distance of UT and downtown. The Owners are fantastic, being more the helpful when I arrived and throughout my stay. The studio is laid out perfectly and can more than accommodate 1-2 people. Very satsified with my stay and would recommend to anyone visiting Austin.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matthew, we hope you had a successful trip and come back soon. You are the most tidy guest we have had to date. If there was a star rating system for guests, you would get them all and then some. Best of luck to you.
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EXCELLENT LOCATION, GREAT HOSPITALITY

  • 5 of 5
The place is brand new, very well located near campus and in one of the best neighborhoods in Austin. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful, and they are among the nicest people I have met recently! Very satisfied with the experience.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Look forward to your return Marko. It was our pleasure too, thank you.
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St. Michaels, Maryland
5

GREAT COTTAGE AND WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Gallery House over Thanksgiving and it was just perfect. The owners of this property have thought of everything. It is bright, comfortable and very attractive. I am booking it again for January and March. Rice and Pam are the perfect hosts.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura, you are very kind. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Rice
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Map

Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Train
4.2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
I-35
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
West Lake Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hopfield's
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Water ski, Lake Austin
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hancock Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
many to choose from
Car: not necessary

North University neighborhood

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Availability & Rates

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Austin Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL Festival
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
ACL Festival
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Formula 1
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
SXSW 2015
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 23 2015
4 night minimum stay
$220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$750
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Cleaning fee & taxes ($50, 15%respectively) added.

A security deposit of $250 OR a $50 Damage Waiver Fee is required. Security deposit is fully refundable within 10 days if the unit is returned in the same condition as on the initial day of the rental. Damage Waiver Fee is not refundable.

If a third person wishes to sleep on the couch, there is a $50 added daily fee.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The vanity lavatory is located just outside the bath that encloses the toilet and shower. The enclosed bath, aside from LED lighting, is illuminated by glass panels on two walls (frosted glass on the pocket door) and 'reed' glass on the south wall of the shower and toilet area. The bath, like the rest of the unit, is supplied by a continuous on-demand tankless water heater.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Murphy bed - 1 queen , The Murphy bed is in the main large room that is the apt.
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Murphy bed is hidden behind a fabric cover, which when open, forms a 'wall' to the bedroom space. The Murphy bed is adjacent to the wardrobes, lavatory, and bath. It can be lowered with two fingers by the owner, so it is very easy and very comfortable. The bed has a gel top on the comfortable mattress to make it even more appealing. It is like any other normal queen bed, it just happens to be stored vertically. Feather (2) and synthetic (2) pillows are provided., Murphy Beds (1) A vertically stored Murphy bed by the original manufacturer in New York. It has not changed in 70 years. Very easy to use, and it is a every bit a normal queen size bed. It just happens to be stored vertically for efficiency of space.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • outlet shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hunting small game
  • spelunking
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • sailing
Notes:
The kitchen is equipped with a GE convection oven/microwave. A counter top unit that is a convection oven (up to ~450 deg.) and a microwave. The kitchen does not have a built in oven. Netflix streaming video, and Pandora radio available via Smart TV. No cable TV, but high quality over-the-air broadcast HD is wired into the building. There is an Ethernet plug by the bed, but the wireless high speed broadband is very robust (and secured). We are located close to public bus routes. 1/2 block to the UT shuttle & CapMetro buses on Speedway, and 2 blocks to routes on Guadalupe. No parties please. There is a City of Austin noise ordinance in effect after 10 p.m. Smoking is not permitted on the grounds or in the apartment.
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