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Molly

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL DOWNTOWN RETREAT IN TRENDY OLD AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD

29 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

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Lovely four bedroom, three bathroom home a stones throw from downtown Austin

Enjoy an old Austin feel in downtown Austin's backyard. Immaculate home near just about everything Austin has to offer - SXSW, ACL, Formula 1 and COTA shuttle, Austin Film Festival, downtown district, Hike and Bike trail around Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, cool coffee houses, the flagship Whole Foods, eclectic shops, and some of Austin's finest restaurants (Clark's Oyster Bar, Jeffrey's, Winflo Osteria, Nightcap and Caffe Medici, just for starters). In the middle of it all, yet on a quiet street in the charming, hip and historic old Austin neighborhood of Clarksville.

The house features high ceilings, plenty of natural light, hardwood floors, a full open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, two living rooms (both with flat screen TVs and one with a gas fireplace), two dining areas, a two car garage for super convenient parking (we’ll give you a garage door opener to keep in your car), a lovely back patio perfect for sipping coffee, and a utility room with a washing machine and dryer (and plenty of detergent!).

The house comfortably sleeps 8 people; a queen bedroom downstairs, and three bedrooms upstairs - the master, with a king bed (and a big bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower), a queen bedroom, and a bedroom with two twins. The upstairs, split level living room/den has a sectional sofa that could also be used for sleeping, but it should be noted that it’s an open-plan room without a door.

We have a lot of the comforts of home - wireless internet, a whole-house stereo, blow dryers, shampoo and soaps - and, most of all, strive to keep the house uber clean and well stocked with fresh towels and bedding.

We’re very happy, whenever possible, to accommodate early check-in and late check-out, and are available for any and all questions before and during your stay, both by phone and via email.

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We are committed to helping our guests avoid potential scams, which are, unfortunately, all too prevalent. No vacation rental website - Homeaway, VRBO, Vacationrentals.com - nor us will EVER ask you to pay via wire transfer, check or money order. If you receive an email asking you to pay via one of these methods (emails can be hijacked by fraudsters), it is a scam.

Only make payments through the official Homeaway, VRBO or Vacationrentals.com websites with a credit card.

Please also note: The City of Austin enacted a new ordinance that limits maximum occupancy for short term rentals. The number of guests in your booking party cannot exceed 8 people (with no more than 6 of those people being unrelated), and at no time can there be more than 8 people on the property. No events, receptions or gatherings are permitted.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Molly (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

About Molly

I’m an almost Austin native (my family moved to Austin when I was six), and have enjoyed the city as a kid, a college student, a small business owner, and a mom.

I’ve lived out of the country for six years - time that I loved - but also time that gave me a new-found appreciation for this great town.

I have family living around the US and have enjoyed being a Homeaway guest over the last few years. I’ve made some wonderful friendships and now feel fortunate to have several “home away from homes” around the country.

I look forward to creating relationships and that feeling of home for our guests in Clarksville, in my own backyard.

Molly purchased this house in 2013

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL DOWNTOWN RETREAT IN TRENDY OLD AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
5

Just great!!! Best holidays...

  • 5 of 5

The property is superb. Centric, clean, well-equipped, all services, close to major attractions, etc. We enjoyed every inch of of it. Service from Molly (owners) is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arturo! You guys were amazing, gracious guests, and we were so honored to have you stay over the holiday.
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5

Great stay as always

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in this home 3 times over the past few years. It is always clean and well maintained. The small issues we notice are addressed immediately. Molly provides up to date info on restaurants and bars. The home is in an excellent central location near shopping, food, and bars. Stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Immaculate with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the stay at this beautiful house. It was a close walk to anything we wanted to do, or a short trip to other locations around Austin. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again! Furthermore, my interaction with Molly (the owner) was incredible! She was wonderful to work with, on top of her details and very quick to respond. Thanks again :)

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel so fortunate that you found us, and it was a real pleasure working with YOU!
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5

Great home for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This home was just as beautiful as the photos show it to be. Located in such a great part of town, close to many excellent restaurants, Whole Foods, and West 6th bars, this home was the perfect place for our 3 generations of family to stay for our daughter's UT graduation. The home is so well-appointed - shampoo/conditioner in every bathroom, plenty of blankets and pillows and towels, food in the fridge and pantry, even a welcoming bottle of wine. There is a long list of recommendations for restaurants and activities in Austin, which was really helpful. Homeowner Molly reached out to us several times personally to check on us, and even went to the trouble of finding a street parking permit at the last minute for our daughter and her trailer that wouldn't fit in the driveway. The home has her personal touch and feels loved and cared for. I would stay there again in a heartbeat! And certainly hope to on a girls' trip soon.

The only negative is a neighborhood thing, not a home thing, and that is that they don't allow any more than 8 people in the house. I would have loved to have hosted a brunch for my daughter's friends/family while we were in Austin but that's not allowed by neighborhood covenants (I believe that is the reason - or maybe it's just to be good neighbors, and that is a worthy desire). So we gathered at other places and that was fine too.

Bottom line: book it, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy you found us, and absolutely loved hosting you. Huge congratulations to your daughter, and many, many thanks for staying with us!
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We had a great four day wedding weekend. This wonderful house made that possible. Owner was very easy to work with. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were just the most wonderful, wonderful guests - thank you so much for staying with us!
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5

Beautiful Resort Style Home

  • 5 of 5

This resort style home was beautiful, clean and had every amenity you could possibly want. We met our friends of 45+ years for 5 days and not only enjoyed the home but the location to downtown Austin.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll always remember you guys, Carlene! We were so fortunate that you found us and were honored to be a small part of you and your friend's amazing reunion tradition!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
Clark's, Winflo, Jeffrey's, Nightcap, Josephine
Car: not necessary

Central location five minutes west of downtown in the eclectic Clarksville neighborhood. Perfect for ACL, SXSW, Formula 1, X Games (the house is just under two miles from the Circuit of the America's shuttle at the Austin Convention Center), Austin Film Festival, 2nd Street, 6th Street, and UT games, music, and theater.

Walk a few short blocks to Cafe Josie, Clarksville Pottery, Clark's Oyster Bar, Amy's Ice Cream, the Wally Workman Gallery, Winflo Osteria, margaritas at Z' Tejas, Wiggy's neighborhood wine and spirits shop, Shabby Slips home furnishings, Rounder's Pizza and Sweetish Hill Bakery.

Within one mile - or less - you're looking at the likes of Jeffrey's, Josephine House, Zocalo, Nau's Pharmacy for milkshakes and a taste of old Austin, Cippolina, Galaxy Cafe, Caffe Medici, the Whole Foods mothership, Waterloo Records, Fresh Plus neighborhood grocery store, Whole Earth Provision Company, REI, and Bookpeople, Austin's preeminent independent bookstore.

And within two miles you've got world-famous Barton Springs, Zilker Park and Botanical Gardens, Deep Eddy Pool, Magnolia Cafe (an Austin institution for pancakes 24/7), Fabi and Rossi European Kitchen, Mozart's Coffee Shop on Lake Austin, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Deep Eddy Lounge, 24 Diner, Counter Cafe, Wink, and much more...

.... to say nothing of all that Congress, the Downtown's trendy warehouse district, and Rainey Street have to offer. But more on all that when you get here!

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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Event
Sep 29 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
ACL Weekend One
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Event2
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 7 2016
1 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
ACL Weekend Two
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Austin Film Festival
Oct 13 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
SXSW
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$590
 
 
UT graduation
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$390
From
$545
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

The number of guests in your booking party cannot be exceeded without written permission from the owner. At no time can there be more than 8 people on the property without written permission. No events, receptions or gatherings are allowed.

Please see rental agreement for full cancellation policy. We offer 100% refund if you cancel your reservation 90 days or more prior to your arrival, EXCEPT for event bookings (ACL, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, etc.). Details, in full, are in our rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The downstairs bedroom (queen) has a detached bathroom with a tub/shower combination. The master bedroom has a huge bathroom with a TV, jacuzzi tub, and walk in shower. The upstairs queen bedroom has an attached bathroom with a tub/shower combination. The bathroom also opens on to the hallway and can be shared with the people in the upstairs bedroom with two twin beds.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • There's one bedroom downstairs (queen) and three bedrooms upstairs (the master with a king, one bedroom with a queen and one with two twin beds).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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