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Jenel Looney

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Lovely Old Town Apartment ~ 7 Blocks to Georgetown Square

51 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Texas Hill Country Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Fully furnished guest apartment/corporate housing apartment in Georgetown, Texas, just north of Austin. Available for short-term or long-term rentals at a great rate! Located in downtown Georgetown, closer to the Square than any hotel. In-unit washer and dryer. Satellite TV. Free wifi internet. Linens and dishes provided. All utilities included.

This delightful vacation rental apartment is above the garage of a beautiful home in a quiet Old Town neighborhood, Georgetown's historic district. 7 blocks away is the Georgetown Square (recently named The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas). The Square boasts many restaurants and charming shops. Walking distance to Southwestern University and St. David's Hospital in Georgetown, Texas. There is a washer and dryer inside the apartment for guests' exclusive use. We provide the laundry soap. Guests are also welcome to use the private back yard swimming pool, weather permitting.

The apartment has a bedroom with pillow-top queen sized bed and ample closet room. (This is a true one-bedroom furnished apartment, not a studio apartment.) High thread-count sheets will give you a good night's sleep. Down a short hallway and around the corner is the living area. One person can watch TV in the living area without disturbing the other's sleep, which we feel is so important when two people are traveling together. In the living area, you can kick back with your feet up, watch TV with DirecTV satellite or pop a movie into the DVD player. You'll also find a table for two, and a kitchen complete with full-size refrigerator, stove, and microwave. All utensils, dishes, and linens are provided.

Guests have full use of the private swimming pool with luxury lounge chairs, barbecue grill, and enclosed gazebo in the back yard. We want you to enjoy your stay, and we'll do everything we can to make sure you're comfortable.

The Georgetown Texas vacation rental apartment is also the perfect long-term corporate housing stay, available for one week, one month, six months, or longer. Without exception, our long-term guests have been completely satisfied with our guest apartment as a corporate housing option. It's a fully furnished apartment in Georgetown, Texas, and there aren't many of those out there. With utilities included, this home-away-from-home is more affordable than a hotel or B&B and even comparable extended stay options... and much nicer, in our opinion. Certainly quieter and more private.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jenel Looney (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Jenel Looney

We lived overseas for many years and traveled extensively during that time. We created this guest apartment as the kind of place we enjoyed staying when visiting Europe and Australia. A self-catered apartment, if you will, someplace clean and quiet, with a full kitchen so guests don't have to eat out every single meal. While we enjoyed visiting restaurants during our travels, it was also really nice (and more affordable) to be able to spend quiet time at in our long-term, furnished apartment. We really want this vacation rental/corporate housing apartment to feel like home to our guests while they're visiting us. Larry is a retired aircraft mechanic and Jenel works from home as a virtual assistant, which is a fancy way of saying she does secretarial and administrative work from home. We have a loving but rambunctious dog named Sidiqi. (Pronounced suh-DEE-kee.) Sidiqi means friend in Arabic, and he is an abundantly friendly dog. He's a golden retriever/poodle mix (a goldendoodle), and he has never met a person he didn't like. No, love. The moment he sees you, he will feel an instant, pure, deep, and abiding love for you. That's just the kind of dog he is.

Jenel Looney purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Jenel Looney chose Texas Hill Country

This apartment is above the garage at our home. We built the apartment for our friends and family and decided to make it available as a vacation rental when it was vacant. We lived for ten years overseas. The vacation rental apartment is the kind of holiday stay we enjoyed renting when vacationing in Europe. With a full kitchen, comfortable chairs, separate bedroom, and a washer & dryer, the apartment has everything you need for a comfortable vacation. SO much better than a hotel!

What makes this apartment unique

Our home is across the street from Old Town Park, within walking distance to the Georgetown Square (7 blocks), Southwestern University, and St. David's Hospital - closer than any hotel in Georgetown Texas. Just 10 minutes from our door to the Round Rock Premium Outlets, and 25 miles to 6th Street in downtown Austin. We are about 10 minutes away from Sun City, Texas. Our back yard is very popular with guests. We have nice outdoor furniture beside the pool and beneath a screened-in gazebo. Very comfortable outdoor living. When we have guests in the apartment, we generally close the shades on our house, giving our guests what is essentially a private back yard with a pool. We try to be available for guests who have questions, while also respecting our guests' privacy. The apartment is above our detached garage, so you will be able to come and go freely, without feeling like you're being watched at all times. Any time you need something, you can call or come knock on our door, but otherwise, you don't need to see us at all. This is not like a bed and breakfast, where you interact every day with the owners. You might meet us when you check in, but then you won't see us again unless you need something.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We sure enjoyed being there and I was talking with Patti just the other day...that we needed to come to Georgetown again soon..
May 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

Lovely Old Town Apartment ~ 7 Blocks to Georgetown Square
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 52 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for better hosts then the Looney's you won't find any. Extremely helpful and accommodating throughout the whole process. The kitchen was well stocked with all the extras so we only had to buy our main ingredients for cooking. Enjoyed the pool just about every day. Apartment was clean and up to date. Very private arrangement. Even though I didn't need anything I always felt that if I did the Looney's would be right there to meet my needs. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for mentioning all the little extras we keep in the apartment (mayonnaise, cooking oil, flour, spices, etc.) We try to make it as convenient as possible for our guests. Glad, too, that you enjoyed the pool! You're welcome back any time!
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5

A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in a vacation rental - and it was wonderful. Jenel and Larry were so very gracious and the apartment is setup with everything you could possibly need. It is in a great location, just a short pleasant walk into the town square area. There is a beautiful pool, which sadly due to the weather we did not use (but we'll be back!) The apartment is very clean, comfortable and quiet. We were in town to review the area as a possible retirement location, Jenel recommended her good friend Sheila, after spending the afternoon with Sheila we realized that this is the place for us and we look forward to working with her - and look forward to staying again in this rental. Thank you to our wonderful hosts. Lynn & Michael

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the terrific review, Lynn & Michael! So glad you enjoyed your stay in Georgetown. Our location really is perfect for people who want to walk to the Square for restaurants and shopping. Hope to see you again soon!
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5

Delightful accommodations for two in great location exceeding all expectations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two weeks here with our primary agenda being to visit our daughter and newborn grandchild living only a few blocks away. This apartment looked too good to be true in terms of both location, facility, amenities, and very reasonable price. It sounds small, and is, but the efficient use of space gives it all the comforts of home, and views from the 2nd floor windows open it up. We spent a lot of time in the apartment and cooked most of our own meals. They keep it very well stocked with kitchen/bathroom/laundry staple items, so all you really need to buy is most of your own perishable food (although the refrigerator was nicely stocked with condiments and such). They even provided the laundry detergent. The place is fairly new, very clean, well equipped and luxuriously decorated. We really liked having access to the host's private pool and back yard, which is gorgeously landscaped. Very private entry through the garage (they provide a remote opener, or you can use the breezeway through the beautiful back yard), such that we hardly ever saw our hosts, other than when they generously invited us to take shelter in the main house with them during a tornado warning -- that turned into a very enjoyable visit with a delightful couple. Wi-Fi enabled me to work my job remotely. This is absolutely our new first choice in Georgetown.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fun review! We enjoyed having you here and, although we don't hope for tornado sirens to go off regularly, it was really nice to have a glass of wine with you both while we waited for the warning to expire. You're welcome back any time, and we hope to see you often as your grandson grows up.
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5

Nice apartment with great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 10 days here while exploring Georgetown and nearby attractions. The apartment was clean, well appointed and centrally located. The Looneys were wonderful hosts and were available to offer suggestions and answer questions. The kitchen was well stocked and we prepared many of our meals there. The washer and dryer dedicated to the apartment came in handy with our longer than usual stay. The property is an easy walk to the town square where we participated in the First Friday event and enjoyed Tex-Mex meals at Dos Salsas. And you don't want to miss trying a meal at the Monument Café...delicious and nutritious! As we are considering relocating to the Georgetown area, we visited the public library, tennis facility and rec center. All were very impressive. I highly recommend this property. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us, and for bringing your four-legged family member! It was fun to see the dogs playing together. Hope you were able to walk to some of the dog-friendly restaurants. Georgetown just keeps getting better.
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5

Great location, quiet rental

  • 5 of 5

Georgetown Rental. Great place to rent. Quiet, Clean, fully serviced and qreat location. City Park across the street. Owners are super people and leave you alone. Lovely back yard with pool and the cabana is most inviting. Will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We do try to give our guests privacy when they're outside using the pool, cabana, or grill. Sometimes, though, their dogs are so cute that we have to go say hi every once in a while!
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5

The Rental was Excellent - 3 Month Long Stays

  • 5 of 5

I whole-heartedly second everything in the previous 5-star reviews: great hosts, great apartment and amenities, and great location. I really enjoyed walking around Georgetown in the evenings and/or mornings and if you happen to be here in October, you need to check out Main Street for the Halloween decorations. Many thanks to Larry, Jenel and Sidiqi for making their apartment my "home-away-from-home" for three months this year.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Judy! You were a delightful guest. Main Street really is the heart of Old Town, and just two blocks away from our place. We love walking that direction when we stroll to the Square. Halloween is fun, for sure, and you should see how everyone decorates for Christmas!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Georgetown Square
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Teravista Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 29 and I-35
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Dos Salsas Mexican Restaurant (and many others)
Car: recommended

7 blocks from the historic Georgetown Square, with fun shops and restaurants. The nearest grocery store is about a mile away. If you enjoy looking at historic homes, you're in for a treat in walking around the nearby blocks. This house is across the street from Old Town Park. We're very close to Southwestern University, St. David's Georgetown Hospital, Seton Medical Center Williamson County, and the Scott and White in Round Rock. We're approximately 5 miles from Sun City, Texas. There are several public golf courses within easy distance, and we even have clubs you can borrow.

Please read our reviews to see how much our guests have enjoyed this comfortable apartment. We try to provide everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

A relaxing home base away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but a quick 25-miles to the heart of downtown Austin.

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Rates & Availability

Georgetown Apartment Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
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$525
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate is all inclusive - utilities, wifi, satellite TV. No cleaning fee. Inquire about special rate for 2 months+. We have a five-night minimum for reservations made more than a week in advance. Shorter stays are welcome within 1 week or less. So if you are heading to Georgetown now, looking for a place to stay, call or email. Pet fee is $20/day up to a max of $100.

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Amenities

Texas Hill Country Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Linens provided
  • The bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower with a built-in tile bench. The bathroom floor and shower are tiled. The washer and dryer are full-size and available for guests' exclusive use at no extra charge. In addition to providing laundry soap, we provide soap, shampoo, and conditioner for the shower. Towels and sheets are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Linens provided
  • The bedroom is completely separate from the rest of the apartment. (In other words, this is a one-bedroom furnished apartment, not a studio.) We, the owners, lived overseas for years and traveled for extended stays many times. We set up this apartment to be the kind of place in which we would've been happy to stay for a month. When one guest wakes in the middle of the night, you can go to the living room/kitchen to read or watch TV without disturbing your partner. The queen size bed has a luxurious pillow-top mattress, and we use only high thread count sheets. There are several pillows available from which you can choose. There is ample closet space. Heavy blinds allow you to block out the sun when you want, or open them to get natural light. There are wall-mounted reading lamps on either side of the bed and a digital alarm clock/radio at one side. The central heat & air conditioning unit is for the apartment only, so you can set the temperature that is most comfortable for you.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
In the apartment, we have tried to provide everything a long-term guest would need. (Short-term guests are also welcome.) With full-size stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator in the kitchen, those who enjoy cooking will feel right at home. All pots, pans, dishes, and utensils are provided, as well as dish soap and towels. If you don't like to cook, you'll be happy to know there are lots of restaurants nearby, including some that deliver. In addition, we have put several small appliances in the apartment. Coffeepot, slow cooker, mini food processor, etc. Our goal was to provide everything so that guests could bring clothes and not worry about anything else. Free high-speed wifi internet for guests.

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