7-BEDROOM HOUSE, LARGE POOL, BEAUTIFUL CREEK, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD

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Kermit Graf

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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7-BEDROOM HOUSE, LARGE POOL, BEAUTIFUL CREEK, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD

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7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16, Pool & Spa, Jacuzzi, Home Theater

Dove Haven is a large house in a quiet, secluded neighborhood along Walnut Creek, with nearby access (within 5 miles) to Austin’s largest technology companies--Samsung, Applied Materials, and Dell. The house is two stories (3600 sq ft), with 8 beds, sleeping 16. It has 7 large bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms, a large open-space living/dining/kitchen area, a beautiful pool with heated spa, master bath Jacuzzi, and stained concrete flooring downstairs.

Dove Haven is suited for large family or business gatherings and entertainment. The exceptionally large living area sports a Yamaha 7.1 Home Theater system, with 50-inch HDTV, Blu-ray disc player and Time Warner cable content. Each of 7 bedrooms is large and includes cable TV (Time-Warner) and a private or semi-private bath (except the 'Office' bedroom). We've named each bedroom; there are so many!

Free long-distance telephone and hi-speed, wireless, internet access (wifi).

Bring your favorite Blu-ray/DVD movie to enjoy the Yamaha 7.1 Home Theater system. Or better yet, drive the Yamaha with your own audio/video content (e.g., Netflix movies, business presentations, etal.), displaying video on the 50” HDTV and sending sound to all 8 (7.1) speakers. The Yamaha has cables for connecting your laptop computer or other personal portable video or music device. If your video player device has a HDMI or VGA jack, you can connect to the Yamaha. If it has neither, you will need to purchase or provide a special HDMI adapter for your device. All other cables and instructions are provided at the house.

Converse with someone in another room using the intercom system, or use it for whole-house radio. On cold days enjoy the warmth and ease of a beautiful gas log fireplace—a special type that radiates heat. The kitchen has granite counter-tops.

Located between Austin and Round Rock, near I-35, it has quick access to Austin’s entertainment district, UT football games, shopping, Round Rock, and Georgetown. For the adventuresome, escape through the back gate and trek down the trails through the 6-acre greenbelt down to Walnut Creek. Explore the impressive rock formations. This is part of the Texas Hill Country—where the water runs clear! Walnut Creek is the largest creek in the Austin area north of the Colorado River. The greenbelt is home to owls, deer, raccoon, coyote and, oh yes, armadillo. Relax by the pool and listen to the owls in the evening. Before sundown watch the doves fly in for a drink from the pool. It’s a Dove Haven!

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO CHILD-PROOF FENCE AROUND THE SWIMMING POOL.

The backyard is fully privacy-fenced, with locking gates. The neighborhood is very safe and peaceful!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Kermit Graf

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In 2011 I retired from 31 years as an engineer with Schlumberger. My wife and I own and manage three vacation rental properties. We enjoy providing relaxing and safe properties for our guests and their families. We are both originally from Houston, then moved to Austin in the late 1960s when attending, then graduating from, the University of Texas, where we met each other in the Longhorn Band. Hook-em Horns!

Kermit Graf purchased this house in 2011

My wife wanted this house, not me! It was was an unfinished foreclosure/bankruptcy; a neighborhood eye-sore that would take a tremendous amount of work to finish. She said it had good bones. After 11 months of hard labor and lots of contractors we turned an ugly ducking into a swan.

This house is well-suited for large gatherings. Even architects have raved about the design, both inside and out. The infrastructure is fantastic allowing: home theater system, fabulous lighting inside and out, wired/wireless network, cable throughout for TV, CCTV, security system, fabulous pool & spa design with pergola, beautiful landscaping with river-rock trails.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Property Reviews

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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
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Austin Austin area
Beaumont, TX
5

AMAZING Austin Home!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had the BEST time staying in this home. We came out to Austin for a bachelorette party of about 10 girls. Everyone loved staying in the house- in fact, a few even commented on how they wanted us all to buy the house & live here together. It is nicely updated, has beautiful furnishings & decorations. The owner has even taken the time to label where everything is & how to use things, if needed. It was immaculately clean & such a pleasure to stay in. We were sad to leave to come home & even looking back at the pictures now makes me want to head back to Austin. It was also very easy to get to downtown Austin where we spent a good bit of our time.

I would HIGHLY recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay here. I don't have a single complaint. Even the owner is easy to work with & very accommodating. Best rental I have ever had & I hope I am able to go back to it in the future.
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
+1 5129231276
Austin Austin area
5

Brilliant House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Just returned from Austin and our stay @ Dove Haven.
Cannot say enough about the house and grounds. We had 12 family members ranging in age from 4/12 to Grandparents. The house was great for everyone. Play & pool area for the children, hot tub for adults.
Kermit was very helpful by calling, to let us know the pool had been fixed. We hosted a rehearsal dinner for our son and everyone was amazed at the great house. We arrived early and the cleaners were very helpful in letting us leave our suitcases and groceries in the garage whilst they finshed cleaning the house, we then made a trip to the airport to pick up more family You will not be disappointed in this house.
Thanks Kermit.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
+1 5129231276
Austin Austin area
5

Dream Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The pictures absolutely do not do this place any justice. It was much bigger in person than I imagined it would be. Kermit has truly thought every little detail through with clear instructions and helpful labels all over the place. This house is beautifully designed, decorated and wired with all kinds of state of the art technology. I hosted a group of ladies for a bridal shower weekend here, and they were all extremely amazed. I catered for the event, and I can't tell you how much I appreciated the spacious modern kitchen with all the tools available! There's a reason this place is booked all year. You will not regret your stay at Dove Haven one bit.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
+1 5129231276
Austin Austin area
5

Very clean! Very organized! Very spacious!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Amazing house! It's like walking into a dream, and I didn't want to wake up. Great yard, beautiful kitchen, spacious master bedroom and bath. Great pool!! Our daughter got married in Austin, and we had the chance to entertain her In-laws, and they were amazed by this gem of a house. We loved this place, and really want to stay here again. Thank you Sandra and Kermit!!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
+1 5129231276
Austin Austin area
5

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a wonderful time staying at this property. The owner stocked up all the essential things that you would need. All you need to bring is your own tooth brush and toothpaste. Everything else is there. The home is so clean and well kept inside out. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and relatives and will come back if we have another large family gathering. The children greatly enjoyed the pool and play area. Thank you very much!
Julie T -Pearland TX
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The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
"Walking distance from the State Capitol, in downtown Austin."
Chuy's Restaurant
Chuy's Restaurant - North Lamar
South Congress Avenue
Central Market
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
The Oasis on Lake Travis
""The Sunset Capital of Texas" on Lake Travis"
Mount Bonnell
Fonda San Miguel Restaurant
Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum
6th Street
"In the heart of downtown Austin."
Amy's Ice Creams
Round Rock Premium Outlets
University of Texas at Austin
Texas State Capitol
"Walking distance from the Bob Bullock Museum, in downtown Austin."
Serranos Cafe & Cantina
"In Symphony Square, downtown Austin."
Whole Foods Market - Lamar
"In downtown Austin."
Austin Children's Museum
"In downtown Austin."
Barton Springs Pool
"Beautiful pool in Zilker Park. Cool swim on a hot summer day!"
Zilker Park
Zilker Botanical Garden
Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train
"Next to Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park. Fun ride for everyone!"
San Marcos - Prime Outlets
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
"Great airport."
Salt Lick BBQ
"A landmark BBQ spot very popular in the Austin area. Located out in the country."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
IH-35
Car: necessary

Dove Haven is 10 miles from downtown Austin and 9 miles from the UT football stadium. Both are easy-access via nearby IH-35. (IH-35 is 1/2 mile from Dove Haven.)

Take the Austin city bus to UT football games. Austin Capital Metro provides non-stop service from Park & Ride centers to the stadium. Go to www.capmetro.org for details. One center is at 12400 U.S. 183. Ample parking is provided for free.

Dove Haven is within 5 miles of Austin’s largest technology companies--Samsung, Applied Materials and Dell. Shopping, eateries, movie theaters, and much more are also within 1-3 miles, along nearby IH-35.

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Availability & Rates

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
X Games 2014
May 15 2014 - May 18 2014
$495
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
ROT Biker Rally 2014
Jun 12 2014 - Jun 15 2014
$495
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
ACL Music Festival 2014, #1
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 5 2014
$495
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
ACL Music Festival 2014, #2
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
$495
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Formula 1 2014
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
$595
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW 2015
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 22 2015
$495
$2,800
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$395
$2,100
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes NO HOLIDAY RATES (same low rates year-round, except for special events shown above).
$50 pool heating fee (spa heating is free). HEATER DISABLED DURING SUMMER MONTHS.
Multi-night discounts:
$340/nt for 4+ nights
$300/nt for 7+ nights

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi for two, two lavatories
    Pluto - toilet , shower , Private bath for Pluto bedroom
    Serenity/Treehouse - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack&Jill bath, 2 lavatories
    Sunrise/Austin Skyline - toilet , shower , Jack&Jill bath, 2 lavatories
    Powder room - toilet , Downstairs hallway entrance
  • All baths are fully-stocked. The Master bath has a Jacuzzi for two and shower. All other baths are shower or tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 king , Private jacuzzi bath
    Pluto - 1 queen , Private bath
    Serenity - 1 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Sunrise - 1 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Austin Skyline - 1 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Treehouse - 1 baby crib , 2 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Office - 1 queen , Queen-size sofa bed (linens provided). No attached bath.
  • The master bedroom has a giant walk-through closet with tons of storage/shelving. Pluto has a small open closet. The other bedrooms have large walk-in closets. All bedrooms are large and spacious and have ceiling fans and cable TV. Pluto has a built-in ironing board and built-in chest of drawers. A child's Pack 'n Play and booster seat is in the office/bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
The large, spacious layout caters to business executive conferencing/meetings. The backyard is fully privacy-fenced with locking gates. PARENTS BEWARE: THERE IS NO CHILD-PROOF FENCE AROUND THE SWIMMING POOL. 7.1 Yamaha home theater system. Free WiFi and long distance. Three rooms have wired network ports.
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