|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Let us take you away to another place and time...an oasis in the heart of the city, where the unexplored meets the avant garde in a time where artists, poets and scholars, wit, humor and long conversations, cocktail parties and eccentrics converged at the top of the long tall driveway Imagine golden luminarios decorating the path up to this romantic era, the 1940s in Austin. We hope to take you to away for a while.
Our family home is a beautiful, charming classic home that sits on top of a hill on 3/4 acre with surrounding nature and privacy, an oasis in the heart of the city. It has a swimming pool and a fabulous view. overlooking the soothing blue hills and amber and golden hues of lovely West Austin sunsets. The beautiful spacious living room with a grand piano is a great place to read a book, relax, lounge, quiet down and be still for a moment, and gaze across the soft pastels to the radiant red lovely Austin sunsets. The stone sun room opens to a path leading to the pool below. It is just minutes away from Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous landmark overlooking the city and beautiful sunset, Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Mayfield Peacock Park and Nature trails. Great for entertaining, the home captures an era of Old Austin. It is a 5 BR / 3 BA, has a pool with a deck that is completely private, a beautiful spacious living room, a stone sun porch and a library, great for lounging and relaxing. It has wifi, cable, washer/dryer, kitchen, private pool and deck and is a rare treasure to find---a vacation within itself.
Many people come to go explore and stay and relax and enjoy the red cardinals, the blue birds, the purple night skies above the pool and starlight nights and sparkling waves splashing around the pool. Festivity, reunions, celebrations and parties continue to be the heart of our home. We welcome you and hope to host you and your guests and take you to another place and time.
This is just for the business and practical side of our home, but I do want everyone to know that I listen to your desires and what I an improve, so please know that I care and will do what I can for you to fully enjoy your stay here and have a wonderful chill on the hill Rare Secluded 1940s Estate Experience.
I now have a professional exterminator and cleaning service for my guests. Please remember that it is an older home and ambiance is preferred the rough terrain and nature which surrounds our older home which has its character and imbues within our home.
Once you arrive at the top of the narrow path up the long, tall hill into the gravel sound on car wheels driveway, there are a few perks for parking which is limited to 4 cars. Please make sure cars can get in and out of the driveway and leave the circle drive and the driveway clear. There are 2 spaces just at the top of the hill to the right, in between the 2 porches on the West side. There is 1 space at the end of the driveway to the right under the carport. There is 1 space at the top of the driveway to the left of the angel by the large oak tree. Make sure you turn around and back into the parking space and face down the driveway. Please DO NOT PARK anywhere in the cul de sac turn around space and most definitely not in front of the bamboo privacy fence on the East Side of the property which is to the left on the back of the property by the shed. When you come up the driveway, make sure you turn your car around and are facing out. Parking Space 1 & 2 - Top of the driveway to the right on the West Side in between the 2 front porches. Parking Space 3 - the carport for small cars, at the end of the driveway on the right. Parking Space - 4 - At the top of the hill on the left, to the left of the angel and large oak tree. Thank you for your parking consideration.
My children and I welcome you to our family home built in 1941 by their great grandfather, distinguished UT Professor of English and Lord Byron scholar. My children and I have all grown up in this home and we hope that you will enjoy the privacy surrounded by nature, the charm, the beauty and the rich history of our unique and lovely Central West Austin Estate.in Tarrytown. A great place to leisurely stroll the grounds, entertain, relax and enjoy-- A private retreat in the heart of Austin.
Virginia Pratt purchased this house in 1941
Our 1940s Estate and home has the flair of Old Austin and once hosted great parties with scholars, artists from a grand era. Now in the heart of the city, our home sits on top of a hill overlooking the West Austin sunset. We welcome you to our family home of generations and hope that you will feel the essence of a grand era--an oasis and a vacation in the heart of the city.
We hope that you will enjoy the beauty, the charm, the privacy, the peace and tranquility of our home amongst the beautiful wooded grounds and the surrounding nature. The vast, spacious home with the view of the West Austin sunset from the living room and sun porch is gorgeous and a vacation within itself. The home and the estate capture an era of Old Austin, a rare treasure to find.
We loved our stay in Virginia's wonderful, period property. The pool and terrace, and the canopy of Texas live oaks, were a wonderful escape from the heat. The house is spacious, immaculately clean and wonderfully laid out for a large group. Virginia could not have been more helpful and accommodating. It is a wonderful oasis in a terrific city! Close to gorgeous sunsets at Mount Bonnell and only a shot drive to downtown Austin. A real hidden gem.
We had such a good time at this house for a bachelorette party!!! Virginia was very accommodating and gave us everything we asked for, and quickly, since she was right on site. The pool and outdoor patio are so nice and the house has plenty of room for lots of guests. We fit 9 very comfortably. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Great location, short cab ride to downtown. Thanks Virginia for an awesome girls weekend!!!
This house was a total gem and the perfect place for the whole family to stay while in town for a wedding in Austin. The house is full of unique artwork, antiques and endless places for groups of family and friends to sit and converse. It is well-appointed with all amenities and the owner is close by and ready to assist should you need anything. Swimming was something we spent hours and hours doing, and was totally necessary for the Texas summer heat! Some of the taller men in the family were challenged with the short shower heads and our toddler had to be kept away from some of the more delicate antiques in the house, but such is the way with a home built in the 40s and a fair trade for the fun and unique atmosphere of the place. Very secluded, and our musical family had a blast singing along with the piano and guitar. You almost don't need to venture into town, though there are definitely some fun places nearby- we especially enjoyed the Celtic shop and the music store Fiddler's Green. Thanks for a great trip, and we hope to stay again!
This house worked so well for a trip I planned for a group of 8 girls who came to Austin for a bachelorette weekend. Virginia, the homeowner, was not only accommodating and sweet but lives right on the property and helped us any time we needed something while not coming off as overbearing in any way. We listened to loud music in the house and had no problems!
Plenty of space, awesome pool (and even better Christmas lights around them!!), fully stocked kitchen with everything you'll need if you want to do some cooking, and lots of bedrooms! We had a blast!
Absolutely recommend this house for your stay in Austin!
This home was just perfect for our Thanksgiving gathering. We cooked all our meals in the galley kitchen which has all new appliances and was well stocked with great pots and pans, glass ware and dishes. The pool patio in the backyard had a fire pit with plenty of firewood which led to a great time outside on a cool night. Charcoal was available for grilling as well as all the tools and pans needed. Our host was gracious and so warm and welcoming. We would definitely stay again and recommend this home to a friend. The description is accurate and the home was very clean and well maintained. The owner went above and beyond to provide great customer service.
My family rented the home while in Austin for our daughter's wedding at the Contemporary at Laguna Gloria so the location was excellent for us. We greatly enjoyed the pool and outdoor grill area (except for the vicious mosquitoes) for entertaining other family and friends. The pool especially was a big hit with the kids! The long narrow drive and parking was a bit of a challenge for the guests coming and going but we worked it out. While the kitchen and bathrooms are relatively small, especially for several people getting ready for a wedding, it just took a little pre-planning to get everyone scheduled for their times. Virginia was very accommodating and responded promptly to our calls when something was needed. This home may not have an updated kitchen and large open floor plan for entertaining but it is full of history, character and fun conversation starters!
Just up the road is Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous historical landmark with the gorgeous skyline at sunset along side Lake Austin with an amazing sunset view, Laguna Gloria, Art Museum with rolling acres and grounds overlooking water into Lake Austin, Mayfield Park were peacocks roam the acres of grounds and nature trails, with ponds and native community gardens. Just down the street from Westwood Country Club along Lake Austin.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Cleaning Fee is $150
15% Tax is added
$25 / Night per Person (over 6 people)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.