|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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 can 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 as is 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 Leave the driveway clear and do not park anywhere in the cul de sac turn around space or 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. This space is the best for larger vehicles, SUVs and larger trucks. Once you turn around, you may back into the space at an angle facing downward toward the street.
Thank you for your parking consideration.
Now that you have parked, take a breath, relax, enjoy!
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.
Our family had a wonderful Christmas visit in this property. We had 8 adults and everyone had very comfortable sleeping arrangements and plenty of places to roam and have space for eating, lounging, and socializing. The house is very unique in layout and allows for parents at one end and all the kids at the other.....which for adult kids was a great idea. One issue that everyone mentioned was that the living room although huge an decorated very nicely for the holidays, did not have a tv or place to watch holiday videos. We ended setting up a computer on a bench and everyone gathering around to watch ELF and some of our other favorites. Every room except the living room, and parents room has a television. The bathrooms were well appointed and there were plenty of linens, pillows, blankets, chairs, etc. for everyone. The kids actually jumped into the pool on Christmas to celebrate the holiday....but quickly rethought that idea when they got out since it was freezing cold. The kitchen is small and older. Although it did have adequate cooking area, the prep area and having a large family prepping holiday dinner in the kitchen became tight in this smaller space. Otherwise, the house is very unique, something very different, offers great privacy, and has a huge backyard for large group gatherings. There is a fire pit, and huge bbq adequate seating and lights provide a festive atmosphere. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the Austin home.
Our family was in Austin for our daughters wedding and we wanted a quiet space to gather as a family. This place was perfect for us, with plenty of seating in common areas for everyone to gather for group activities, but lots of private space to get away for some quiet time. Virginia was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for our wonderful stay. The outdoor area was a nice space for everyone to gather in the evening.
Great space and amazing owner...very accommodating and commutative
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the rare and secluded 1940s estate. I love history and you can imagine that this home is full of tales of the early Texas settlers! Books and pictures abound that take you back to another place in time. The beds were so comfortable, there were plenty of towels and the kitchen was well stocked. The pool area was incredible - sun, shade, seclusion and lots of pool toys and floats. The home is close to the river and many parts of Austin with little traffic. Restaurants and supermarkets are all close. Virginia is a wonderful host! Thank you for sharing your family home with us. Mary Ann
I stayed here for my bachelorette party. The owner of the house was extremely flexible and accommodating to our needs. We all came from out of state and Virginia was very willing to allow us to store our luggage before/after official check-in and check-out times. The house is adorable and beds are comfortable. There is a lot of sleeping space and can hold many adults. There is a wonderful sun room that looks out to the pool, and having a pool in Austin was excellent! It was very easy to communicate with Virginia before and during our stay. She promptly responded to all questions we had before and during our stay. The house is in a great location, walking distance to a grocery store, and a short taxi away form S. Congress Street and 6th Street. The property is large, private and quiet. I would highly recommend staying at this home if you visit Austin with a group of adults or with your family.
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.
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.
|Pet Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
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.