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

Kermit Graf

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Kermit Graf

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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7-BEDROOM HOUSE, LARGE POOL, BEAUTIFUL CREEK, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Kermit Graf (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

About Kermit Graf

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

Why Kermit Graf chose Austin

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
-+1 512-923-1276
Austin Austin area
San Antonio, Texas
5

We finally found the perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5
We've used vacation rentals, for our extended family of 10, to celebrate Christmas for almost 10 years. But Dove Haven wins the prize. It has a study with a queen sleeper and two bedrooms downstairs; 4 bedrooms upstairs and 4.5 baths. It's beautiful, very well organized and management was very accommodating. You will love this place... we did.
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
-+1 512-923-1276
Austin Austin area
Atlanta
5

Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5
Wow, what a great house. The first word that came to mind when I walked through the door was immaculate. Well equipped kitchen made our thanksgiving dinner a breeze. Lots of space and very comfortable. I rent often from Homeaway and this house goes to the top of the list.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
-+1 512-923-1276
Austin Austin area
5

Loved every minute! Very impressive!

  • 5 of 5
The house was absolutely beautiful! Can not explain how impressed everyone was. You don't get the full appreciation for the house till you get there. It's enormous! Owner was very helpful and the house is generously stocked. About a minute from the highway and close to stores and shopping. We never left the house we had close to 30 people for a rehearsal dinner and no one was ever crowed. The rooms were spacious and tasteful. Great experience would definitely stay again. Thank you so much for everything!
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
-+1 512-923-1276
Austin Austin area
5

DOVE HAVEN HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We arrived on Friday afternoon 10/10/2014 and checked out on Sunday 10/12/2014. I'll start off by saying this is an elegant house top to bottom, no stone was left unturned here. We we're greeted with classical music upon entering the home. The home is equipped with an intercom/radio system that’s installed throughout the home. We took advantage of the radio function and listened to music on it our entire stay. We really enjoyed it, something extra you can't get at a hotel. There was also a surround sound system which was great. We used it while watching the Texas/OU game. Texas lost =(. The Fireplace added that extra touch while getting cozy in the living room. There are instructions and notes throughout the home which really helped out. The restrooms were stocked with towels and toiletries. The rooms were clean, clean linens and they all had a TV with cable. The swimming pool/spa was amazing! We went day and night swimming during our stay! Also took advantage of the gas grill on Saturday, hot dogs and hamburgers! The owner was in constant contact thru email and also provided his cell number to call if I had any issues (non to report). I wouldn’t hesitate on this property. We will definitely be back. -DS
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
-+1 512-923-1276
Austin Austin area
5

Girl's weekend success!

Girl's weekend success!
  • 5 of 5
7 moms stayed in this amazing home! Everything about this home is impeccable! The backyard pool area is serene and private! The pool was perfect and gorgeous!!! The interior of the house is stunning. So much space for everyone! The stained concrete floors were my favorite, along with the amazing wooden dining table. It was located with very easy access to restaurants and 35. I would definitely recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p975232
-+1 512-923-1276
Austin Austin area
Conway AR
5

One of the best!

  • 5 of 5
Together with family from both US and Europe we stayed at Dove Haven for 4 nights while attending our youngest daughter's wedding nearby. The house was perfect for our group of 16, plenty of room and all enjoyed the pool and outdoor setting, especially our 3 little ones. I cannot say enough about the organization the owners provided in knowing where everything we needed could be found. We definitely rank our stay at this great home as one of our top VRBO experiences. Thank you Kermit and we hope to return for another family reunion in the near future.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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."
Thinkery - The New 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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Rates & Availability

From $445 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SXSW 2015
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$595
$3,500
 
 
ROT Biker Rally 2015
May 28 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
X Games 2015
Jun 4 2015 - Jun 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
ACL Music Festival 2015, #1
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
ACL Music Festival 2015, #2
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
Formula 1 2015
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$445
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes NO HOLIDAY RATES (same low rates year-round, except for special events shown above).
$75 pool heating fee (spa heating is free). HEATER DISABLED DURING SUMMER MONTHS.
Multi-night discounts:
$390/nt for 4+ nights
$350/nt for 7+ nights
A booking is fully refundable when cancelling up to 3 days before arrival.

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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.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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 16
  • 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 - 2 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Office - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 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, hair chair and booster seat is in the office/bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
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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