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Ann Watson and Jay Allison

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Central Austin Historical Landmark Home,One Half Acre Grounds! Austin Licensed!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Central Austin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Relax or enjoy Austin's sights from this unique setting: a beautifully restored Craftsman- style house built in 1911 and registered as an Austin Historical Landmark. It sits on a beautifully landscaped one-half acre lot in the quiet Hyde Park area of the city just north of the University of Texas campus. Completely renovated, yet conserving the graceful ambience of the original home, Harris Park Guest House is furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and mid-twentieth century modern furniture. The fully equipped kitchen and formal dining room are ideal for cooking, dining, even entertaining.

Located at the corner of Harris Park Avenue and 32nd Street, just 1/2 mile west of Interstate 35, it is easy to reach and serves as a great base for exploring Austin's many attractions: 1.5 miles from the State Capitol, 1.2 miles from the Elizabet Ney Museum, 5 miles from Barton Springs, 2 miles from Sixth Street, 1.5 miles from the Blanton Museum. A host of wonderful restaurants are within walking distance or an easy drive. Not into sightseeing? If you want relaxation, then this is your place! The house offers lots of comfortable, cozy nooks to curl up with a good book, to watch TV, or to listen to the stereo. Three paved patios offer great outdoor spots for sitting, relaxing, reading, or watching passersby. On football weekends, walk to the stadium in minutes (3/4 mile away), or sit on the front porch and watch an endless stream of people in burnt orange walk by.

Do your kids live in Austin? This is the perfect spot! Visit as long as you like, but have a place all your own, and still big enough to have the whole family over for dinner. The perfect nest for 'snowbirds' during winter! Whatever brings you to Austin, Harris Park Guest House offers a great alternative to hotel accommodations at very reasonable rates!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ann Watson and Jay Allison (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ann Watson and Jay Allison

Ann & Jay in Lee's Ferry, Utah

Ann Watson and Jay Allison purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Watson and Jay Allison chose Austin

Austin is like no other place on earth! It has everything: culture, arts, scenery, sports, good climate (well, pretty good in summer, great in winter!), restaurants, and fun places to walk. Harris Park Guest House is right in the middle of it all; just minutes from UT, downtown, the Blanton Gallery, Town Lake, and Lake Austin. Great parks, shopping and eating all within an easy walk.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house the first time we saw it. Built in 1911, an Austin historic landmark home, it has been completely renovated, and offers modern comfort and convenience in a turn of the century setting. The half-acre grounds have three stone patios with seating for relaxation and outside dining. The kitchen and dining room offer ideal facilities for entertaining

and meal preparation. The neighborhood is fantastic for walking. All in all, Harris Park Guest House is perfect as a base from which to explore Austin, or just as a place to hang out and relax!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)
Central Austin Historical Landmark Home,One Half Acre Grounds! Austin Licensed!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Charming,Historical, and Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the great location and beauty of the home. As I woke up each morning it was like stepping back in time. Super quiet and very spacious. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

A super quite spot in a great Austin neighborhood.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great venue for family get together!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great place to stay for our busy family - mom/dad, 2 adult daughters w/their partners really enjoyed this beautiful, historic, slightly quirky home! WAY better than staying in a hotel! We were in Austin for a family wedding and our extended family was jealous of our accomodations.... We loved the way we could choose to gather together - so wonderful since we live in separate cities.

DO STAY HERE if you like historic, beautiful, excellent places to gather as a group - both inside and outside. There are so many places to gather - it was a family joke - do we want to sit in the back yard? the side yard? off the kitchen (before/after/during breakfast), the living room? or somewhere else...

I enjoyed the tub.. what a luxury to have a claw-foot tub.

The bedrooms all provide privacy - and good storage. The upstairs bedroom does have the bath downstairs - not a problem - but don't expect this to be 'laid out like a hotel room'. And one of the 3 baths does not have a shower - so we did coordinate a bit - but that was a very minor inconvenience. The 'master bath' was a bit small - but entirely adequate.

The kitchen was well laid out - w/upscale appliances and even crystal! Would be a fun place to cook a meal - we only had time for breakfasts.

This is one of the best VRBO/AirBNB places I have visited. We plan to use this again!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to start with our stay here. The house is so cool. Older and fixed up to the max. Perfect for UT football games. Walked to the stadium easily. Close to other places to eat and visit. And! Jay and Ann are the best. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Scottish Family, loved our stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, full of character. Very convenient location if you have a car. Austin is a blast. Jay and Anne made us feel very welcome indeed, we'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We came here for swimming states and it was the perfect house for us. It is a great location and a very nice area. The house was fully stocked and perfect! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Bat Viewing at Congress Street Bridge about 4 miles away, Eastwood Park- a large city park- !/8 mile away

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Rates & Availability

Central Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Austin City Limits 1
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Austin City Limits 1
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Base Rate is for double occupancy (2 guests). Add $27.00 per night per additional guest. Maximum 6 adults: $318.00 per night. For stays of 30 or more consecutive nights, no Hotel Occupancy Tax. 5% discount for paying Balance Due by check or money order.

Special Events:
SXSW/ACL/UT Graduation: $400.00 per night (3 night minimum)
Formula One: $500.00 per night (3 night minimum)

Refundable Security Deposit ($350.00 for usual booking, $450.00 for Special Event Booking. Balance due (Rent, Cleaning fee, Hotel Occupancy Tax) due 4-6 weeks before check-in. Completed Booking Application and Refundable Security Deposit required to secure reservation.

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Amenities

Central Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom as a queen bed, Double Beds (1) Two bedrooms each have a double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) The downstairs sleeping porch has two twin beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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