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

Kermit Graf

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Sleeps16
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:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kermit Graf (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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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
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
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Austin Austin area
Columbus, Ohio
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
My family got together in Austin to celebrate my birthday. We live all over the country from New York to Oregon and have relatives in Austin.
This house was perfect. It was more than roomy enough for my family of 10. When the Austin contingent of 14 other adults and children came over for visits, it never felt crowded. The house is laid out perfectly with 4 large bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs. The great room held all of us comfortably. The days were hot, it was August after all, but the mornings and evenings were perfect out on the patio and in the pool. Kermit thought of everything. Whenever we needed something, it was there and everything is labeled well so that you knew how to work things. It was clean, roomy, and pretty centrally located.
I can't speak highly enough of this house and the owner. Before we came to Austin, I had my sister call Kermit and ask to see the house. We thought it might be too good to be true. He let her come in and look around. None of the reviews had been exaggerated.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
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Austin Austin area
McKinney, Tx
5

Fantastic House and experience

  • 5 of 5
This property was everything they described and more

Owner very organized- They even had noodles for the pool
We have rented 2 other properties and this was our best .

Loved having table for meals that was large enough for everyone to be together. . We had 7 and table seated 10. Too many times houses having 4 + bedrooms only have seating for 10 if you put some either at another table in another room or at the bar area in the kitchen

Owner very responsive both before the trip and during the our vacation.

House just north of downtown - easy to get to anything

We usually choose a different location of the US for our family vacation. This house makes me want to think of another reason to visit Austin
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
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Austin Austin area
San Antonio, TX
5

Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5
This is such a fabulous property. The pool is a great size, and with the deck and grill, the backyard was such a nice place to hang out. We had a large group from San Antonio and this house was perfect for us. The kitchen had everything we needed. The towels were plush and it was so convenient to be able to wash/dry them as we used them for swimming. I have nothing negative to say about this rental and would highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
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+1 5129231276
Austin Austin area
Denver, Co
5

Beautiful and Cozy!!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures for this home does not do it justice! The owner did a great job with decorating and furnishing the house as well. He even left helpful notes for the spa, appliances and clean up. We even had an issue heating up the spa and he took care of it immediately. This place is great for adults (we used it for a bachelorette getaway) or a family event. The house caters to both. And the rental price is a bargain!! I will definitely remember this location and will hopefully be able to come back in the future!!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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7-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
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Austin Austin area
5

Perfect house. Perfect location and perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 14 stayed here for 6 nights and several time throughout the week someone was saying what a perfect house this is. Owners VERY nice and helpful. House immaculate. Things well labeled and instructions for various things like the pool, spa and TV system. It really does feel like a home. The location was great too for getting into downtown and various activities. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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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

The house was perfect!

  • 5 of 5
As soon as we walked in to the house we were impressed. The pictures depict exactly what the house looks like. There was not a flaw. We had 7 couples so the 7 bedrooms were perfect and it was easy for everyone to get together when they wanted to and to spend some time alone if they wanted to. Kermit was great to work with, he was very responsive to emails and very informative. All of my friends said the house was perfect for the weekend. Will definitely rent again.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

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."
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

Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL Music Festival 2014, #1
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
ACL Music Festival 2014, #2
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
Formula 1 2014
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
SXSW 2015
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$495
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,100
 

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).
$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

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