|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This two bedroom one bathroom detached garage apartment with full kitchen sits on 3 acres just 2 miles from Bee Cave Galleria, 11 miles to beautiful Hamilton Pool Preserve, and 30 minutes to downtown Austin for SXSW, ACL and F1 events.
Offering a private backyard with gas grill and outdoor seating, the guest house has 2 bedrooms (one large bedroom with a king bed and a small second bedroom with a single bed), a sunny sitting/dining room, fully equipped kitchen and plenty of parking. The bathroom is recently remodeled and upgraded.
With easy day tripping to the Texas Hill Country... Hamilton Pool Preserve, Enchanted Rock, Fredericksburg, Kerrville Folk Festival, Highland Lakes, AND Austin for the best live music, fabulous dining, bat watching, Zilker Park fun and so much more, this is the best of both worlds!
UPDATE RE: Hamilton Pool Preserve from Travis County Parks: Due to the high demand of visitors and in an attempt to preserve the natural beauty of Hamilton Pool Preserve, Travis County has instituted a reservation system starting May 15, 2016 through September of every year. It is a fairly simple way to provide the best experience to have a leisurely visit. Go to:
and follow the link to make a reservation to visit Hamilton Pool Preserve
Long time residents of Bee Cave and Austin, TX, Nell Penridge and Chris Stevenson love having the best of both worlds... easy access to the Live Music Capitol of the World, yet surrounded by the magnificent Texas Hill Country.
Nell Penridge and Chris Stevenson purchased this apartment in 1994
Clean and comfortable with everything you need. Thanks!
Wonderful stay. This place is spotless and very cozy. Incredibly convenient location just outside of bee cave. The muffins were a great touch...we ate every last bite. Coffee maker was very clean...coffee in the breakfast area each morning was delightful! Covered garage spot was provided and was very convenient. Only issue we had was running out of hot water pretty quickly. The rain water shower head has high flow rate so don't leave the shower running unless you're in it. Otherwise it was extremely enjoyable and we will be planning to stay here on future trips to hill country. Thank you!
Everything was perfect! A beautiful and roomy 2-bedroom cottage with extra sun room where we could enjoy the country-like outdoors and Texas Wildflowers through the very large windows. The eclectic mix of the old (included antique furniture pieces and artwork) and new (updated kitchen and bath) made this guest cottage a very special place indeed. Plus having our own covered parking was the icing on the cake! And the hosts were two of the nicest people! We now have a home away from home when we next visit Austin, TX.
I would first like to thank Chris and Nell for allowing us to stay at their lovely guest house! We truly had a wonderful time there. The location is amazing! Easy access to the Hamilton pool and Milton Reimer's Ranch Park! Also not far away from Lady Bird Lake and SOCO Austin! There is a huge shopping mall just right down the road. There are so many great activities to do around the area! My husband and I really enjoyed kayaking at Lady Bird Lake. The guest house was just beautiful! Our favorite spot was the sunny sitting room! It's the perfect area to relax and read a book or enjoy a meal. We had the pleasure of meeting Chris during our stay. He is a really sweet man and a wonderful host! We hope to have the opportunity to be back again sometime!
We stayed at the guest house for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would certainly come back here again. Chris and Nell are nice and helpful as can be. The guest house is nice, clean and private. Great experience for us.
We had a very nice three day stay in Nell and Chris's apartment. It is roomy, clean and well maintained. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a pleasant sunroom/breakfast area overlooking a backyard setting that offers space for reading or enjoying breakfast & conversation. The bathroom is quite nice with a large shower area and a rainfall shower head. The master bedroom was large and had a very comfortable bed. We had great seafood meals at Cafe Blue nearby and a nice evening sunset at the Oasis on Lake Travis. There are many nice restaurants nearby and the property is convenient to Austin, Lake Travis and the hill country. Nell and Chris are great hosts. I definitely recommend staying here.
Update from Travis County Parks re: Hamilton Pool Preserve:
Due to the high demand and in an attempt to preserve the natural beauty of Hamilton Pool Preserve, Travis County has instituted a reservation system starting May 15, 2016 thru September, It is a fairly simple way to provide the best, leisurely experience possible when visiting the Preserve.
HTTPS://parks.traviscountytx.gov and follow the link to make your reservation.