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TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

2BR/2BA Historic South Austin Home

43 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

This 102 year old Victorian style 2BR/2BA home has been fully restored with top of the line environmentally conscious materials. The home is perfectly located two miles from the locations of both SXSW and ACL.

The master bedroom, located in the front of the house, with a private entrance off the front porch, features nine foot ceilings and three large bay windows looking out over the front lawn and side garden. It also has a small sitting area in front of the windows. The master bath has a large walk-in shower, big enough to share, a heated tile floor, and a large vintage mirror. A stained glass window lets in light, but maintains privacy. The guest bedroom has a ceiling that slopes toward the back of the house and features a 1920's metal frame double bed. This cozy, private room with a walk-in closet opens to the living room on one side and a lovely period bathroom on the other. There's a full-length antique mirror and a little sitting area with an antique platform rocker. The bath has a refinished vintage clawfoot tub with a shower attachment and a beautiful vanity made from an antique tile and marble washstand. This bath also has a stained glass window and heated tile floor. Each bedroom features a ceiling fan, a 26” flat panel TV with cable and a DVD player, and a clock radio with an iPod dock. In the fully-furnished kitchen, the sink and built-in ironing board closet came out of the owner's grandmother's house and were refurbished for your use. Due to the unusual nature of the antique stove and for your safety, we have provided a counter-top convection oven and a microwave oven to use in place of the antique oven. The cook top, though, has been retrofitted with four electric burners. In addition, you'll find many modern energy-efficient appliances: dishwasher, garbage disposal, ice maker, toaster, coffee pot with timer, hot water pot, and a blender with a frozen Margarita recipe handy.

The gardens surrounding the Heritage House and the other two buildings on the property, planted in native flowers and shrubs, are open for your use. Ancient Pecan, Live Oak, and Red Bud trees provide ample shade. Exclusive to the vacation rental is an antique brick patio (with an interesting history) with a 3-tiered fountain and native plants, under a hundreds-of-years-old live oak. A crushed granite walkway circles the grounds where you will find shaded seating and tables and another large lighted, arbor-covered patio sitting area for your use. In the rear, a rock patio has seats and tables made from huge salvaged architectural stone pieces found on the lot. It sits next to the oriental garden featuring a dock and bridge, fountain, waterfall, and Koi pond. Behind the oriental garden is our on-site caretaker's residence.

OL # 2012-127515 OL

Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey staff. Our calendar and rates are 100% accurate. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of a luxury home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours each day with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data - HomeAway Software for Professionals. All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection Program.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
TurnKey Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Most of all, I want to emphasize how wonderfully perfect this place is for us. It’s homey. It’s warm. It’s astonishingly well laid out with names for lights, notes for everything all to make it incredibly easy for newcomers to use and enjoy. Plus the home functions so beautifully: the bathrooms, the kitchen, the sitting areas. All delightful.



Your place is sublime. You should charge more. Only between us and in the interest of helping your home live up to its astonishing charm and warmth and ease, I hope I can make a small suggestion - maybe add a few kids shows to the cable TV package. That’s it. I also should add how much I love the Austin magazines and your notes on many pages. It really makes one feel at home. We will be sorry to leave. Very sorry indeed.



I should add one other thing. My only serious concern is this find has set the bar so high, I don’t know how I’ll match it when I look for other places -not in Austin of course where you will be our first and only choice- on HomeAway.com in the future.



All our family’s best to you and yours.
Jun 2012
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based on 43 traveler reviews

2BR/2BA Historic South Austin Home
average rating of 4.7674417 based on 44 reviews
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean, and so comfortable and cozy!

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

Cute Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Comfy cottage, extremely well located. Easy walk to SOCO and downtown, nearby 1st St also has fun shops and restaurants. Out hostess went out of her way to make us comfortable, and her pride of ownership of this gem shined through

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

This rental property was extremely comfortable, clean, and close to everything. The property manager came in right when we arrived to fix the cable before we even knew it wasn't working. The outdoor space is great with seating in the front and back on the porches. It is located in a very quite neighborhood and we felt safe being out at night. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience Austin.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your vacation with TurnKey. You were an excellent guest, and we would love to have you back when it’s time for your next getaway! – The TurnKey Team
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Bloomfield , MI
5

South Austin Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Lovely cottage, convenient to everything. Great for two couples - good private and shared space.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frances, thanks for the kind words! You were great guests and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Fort Worth, TX
5

Enjoyed my stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, well-organized, and comfortable with all the amenities we needed, plus a very nice common area in the backyard. Helpful labels were near most appliances, and everything was in good working order. The management company was very responsive and professional; at one point during my stay the living room TV suddenly stopped working and the company brought a replacement within a couple of hours. The location was excellent for ACL and being right next to 1st there is no shortage of food options within an easy walk.

The only negative was the parking situation: the street parking fills up and there's a tiny carport shared with the full-time tenant next door, so those with a second car may need to temporarily park somewhere else if arriving during the day.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Justin! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us during ACL. You were perfect guests and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Flower Mound, TX
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I arrived late due to terrible traffic on the freeway to Austin and had trouble finding the place due to a gps error. I called Turnkey's number and was helped by a cheerful woman. The cottage was wonderful: comfortable and beautifully furnished. Friends coming by after dinner were amazed by how nice it was. I enjoyed coffee on the porch in the morning watching young families and joggers. It was a perfect retreat after some long days of work.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephen, thanks for the kind words! We're so glad our home felt like a retreat after a long day at work. You were a perfect guest and we look forward to hearing from you again next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Map

So-Central: Bouldin Creek neighborhood near South 1st St & S. Congress Ave, Zilker Park, Downtown, Convention Center, UT football and museums, St Edwards Univ., State Capital complex, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Parmer Events Center, SoCo/South Congress shopping/dining district, downtown 6th St - Warehouse - and 2nd St Entertainment Districts, South Lamar.

Other Activities: Boating, Basketball Court, Shopping, Kayaking, Miniature golf, 9-hole golf course

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Notes

  • All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The master bath has a large walk-in shower big enough to share, a heated tile floor, and a large vintage mirror. A stained glass window lets in light, but maintains privacy. The guest bath has a romantic, refinished vintage clawfoot tub with a shower attachment and a beautiful vanity made from an antique tile and marble washstand. This bath also has a stained glass window and heated tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen bed, 2 Other beds, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
In the fully-furnished kitchen, the sink and built-in ironing board closet came from the owner's grandmother's house and have been refurbished for you. Due to the unusual nature of the antique stove, for your safety, we have provided a microwave oven and a counter-top convection oven to use in place of the antique oven, but the cook top has been retrofitted with 4 electric burners. In addition, you'll find many modern energy-efficient appliances: a timed coffee pot, a toaster, and a blender with a frozen Margarita recipe. The house is furnished with antiques and breakables. Parents of toddlers or very active children might find that problematic. We would be happy to give each case individual consideration. We would like to consider each instance individually; and only small pets, please. Smoking only outside, please. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Lots of parking at the back gate where a dead-end street ends with no nearby houses.

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