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Suite in Historic Downtown Home - 4 Blocks from Capitol

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights


Downtown House Rental Photos and Description

Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom & Patio; Private Access & Parking

Eleven Oaks Suite is located in a downtown Austin home that has both city and state historical designation. Your hosts, who live on the premises, are homeowners Ted Siff and Janelle Buchanan and their two daughters. The original part of the house was built in 1858 by Edward Clark, who was Texas’ lieutenant governor under Sam Houston and, briefly, governor.

Your suite has a private entrance and a designated parking space in the rear of the property. Entrance is through a locked gate into the back yard. Your suite is comprised of a bedroom with a double bed, television, writing desk, closet with plenty of hanging space, full-length mirror and small chest of drawers; a bathroom with shower; and a kitchen with a table and two chairs, dishes, glasses and utensils, a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster and Keurig single-serve coffee maker. A small patio is outside your kitchen door, with a table and chairs. Clothing hangers, a hair dryer, coffee, tea and a variety of sweeteners are provided. Before your arrival we will stock the refrigerator with cream, butter, cream cheese and bottled water to supplement whatever food you choose to bring or purchase for your stay.

When we confirm your reservation, please let us know approximately what time to expect you. You will come to the front door of our house, where we will meet you with your keys and directions to parking and entrance to your suite. We will also give you the WiFi password at that time.

Registered with the City of Austin: #V0000019239

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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About Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan

We’re Ted, a publisher and parks advocate, and Janelle, a homemaker and actress, and we’ve each called Austin home for over 40 years. We know the neighborhoods, fun spots and beautiful places that make Austin so special, and can answer all your questions about where to find the best margarita, bat viewing, natural swimming hole, barbecue and special night out dining. Interested in music, dance, theatre, or museums? We can guide you to those venues as well.

Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan purchased this house in 1978

Why Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan chose Austin

We both chose Austin to go to U.T. But we each chose Austin again to live, work and raise our family. We have grown up as Austin has. Austin is sophisticated but never snooty. You can find world class restaurants and bars, and you can wear your jeans and boots to visit them if you like. Just about any cuisine you prefer is available somewhere in the city, from Tex-Mex to Ethiopian. You can enjoy popular music at the hundreds of clubs around Austin as well as at the top-of-the-line Austin City Limits studio, not to mention the Austin Symphony and Austin Lyric Opera. Oh, and all those festivals: ACL, SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Moontower Comedy Festival, F-1 racing, and more. If you’re up for a drive, you’re just over an hour away from the Texas Hill Country, with its wineries, beautiful scenery, and German heritage. (Or go an hour east and check out central Texas’ old Czech communities. Have a kolache! Visit the Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner which, during Prohibition, stayed in business by producing near beer plus just a little of the regular kind for “medicinal purposes.”) Diverse? You bet. Friendly? Very.

What makes this house unique

Eleven Oaks Suite is in just about the perfect location – downtown, blocks from some of Austin’s best restaurants and clubs, and walking distance to UT and the Darrel Royal Memorial Stadium, gorgeous hike and bike trails, and great shopping. Because of its proximity to all this plus the Capitol, the Austin Convention Center and the Rio Grande campus of Austin Community College, the neighborhood is bustling during the day but quiet at night. Your suite is comfortable, warm and welcoming. Cold Shiner beer will be waiting for you!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(89 traveler reviews)

Suite in Historic Downtown Home - 4 Blocks from Capitol
average rating of 4.9325843 based on 89 reviews
San Francisco

Lovely cottage and owners!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property--clean,attractive and serene. The owners are very lovely people--very accommodating and helpful. The frig is stocked with beer, waters butter and cream ( which is very unusual and terrific!). Ted is most helpful with any info needed and could not be kinder.

I have stayed here twice and would most definitely stay here anytime I come to Austin.

As a woman alone, it is very comforting to know that Ted is right next door if anything is needed.

This is the place to stay in Austin!!'

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quick trip to Austin

  • 5 of 5

We came into town for just a short time for a concert. This place couldn't have worked out better. It had a parking spot, walking distance to everything we wanted to get to, felt safe walking to and fro. Ted was very gracious and easy to work with. The place itself it such a great use of space - place to sit and drink some coffee, bedroom and bathroom felt spacious. Loved looking at all the book titles in the different collections. I'd happily stay there again and hope I do find a reason to do so. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Most charming Suite!

  • 5 of 5

This studio is the most charming rental. We have rented through VRBO for many years in many countries. We found this at the last minute and were so pleasantly surprised! The location is fantastic, very close to downtown and easy to get most anywhere you want to go. For a studio it is very spacious with a very good vibe, it felt more like a cottage. We loved sitting in the shared courtyard to drink coffee in the mornings under the shade of the trees. The bed is very comfortable, the bathroom was spacious and the kitchen was very well appointed. We were in town for ACL and had a glitch when we first arrived, another renter had parked in our space. Ted was very accommodating and took care of us very quickly. If we needed anything, he got back to us right away. The suite was so much more amazing than staying in a hotel. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The apartment was centrally located and perfect for what we needed! Many thanks to Ted and Janelle!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great historic property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property. Great location. Owners were very friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richardson, Texas

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I have used "HomeAway" and I'm not sure anyone else can ever live up to your standards. The experience exceeded my expectations. My daughter and I came to Austin to tour UT and decided to may a weekend out of it. I wanted to do something different than stay in a hotel and I'm glad I did. The accommodations were wonderful. We had everything we needed in the small kitchen and loved all the large trees and shade. It was very peaceful and relaxing. Our private entrance made it feel like it was our own home. Your wife greeted us and was so friendly. We definitely will be back. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carrin, It was our sincere pleasure. We really enjoy and take pride in being hosts. And, we're so happy you and your daughter had a great stay. Come back any time. Best, Ted & Janelle
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Rates & Availability

Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall IV
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 21 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter '17
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
SXSW 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
ACL 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Tax Rate 15.0%

Check-in time: 4:30 p.m., Check-out time: 11 a.m. Early check-in or late check-out will be accommodated whenever possible for an additional $50 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bath room shower, sink, cabinet and toilet as well as towels and a hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This room has a queen bed, television, writing desk and chair, walk in closet with plenty of hanging space, full-length mirror and small chest of drawers. It also has a comfortable reading chair with a good lamp and windows that provide great natural light and a view of the front yard and street.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming

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