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Historic Tarrytown Residence On Lake Austin/ Scenic Drive

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Tarrytown House Rental Photos and Description

Historic Tarrytown Residence With Panoramic Views Of Lake Austin:

This historic tarrytown residence, built in the fashion of a normandy farm house in 1906, boasts a spacious stone structure adorned with hand-hewn beams and rare old-growth-long-leaf-pine-wood floors accented with cedar timber pillars. The grand living room is centerpieced by a two-story stone fireplace and is flooded with light from a wall of windows in the adjacent sunroom. A large wet bar greets the kitchen entry and additional dining space. A spectacular birds-nest terrace reached by a wrought-iron staircase bestows panoramic views of downtown and lake austin. The large stone courtyard is outfitted with a fire place and grill that set the stage for relaxing nights outside and easy entertaining. The courtyard and back lawn are shaded by a canopy of live-oaks while the perimeter of the property is surrounded by stone fencing that exude the comfort and seclusion of unique old world living.

***also located on the two acre property is a smaller cottage suitable for 2-3 guests which is homeaway property #3694617 if you are trying to group guests together using both homes or possibly looking for a smaller property.

Parties and events: a magnificent ancient live-oak tree shades what may be austin's finest courtyard/party space.The house and its grounds make a beautiful setting for small parties and special events! Please contact us directly for more details.

History:

The property's grand limestone exterior exemplifies old austin stone architecture. When the rubble filled dam broke on lake austin around 1900 the shores were lined with large chunks of limestone. Subsequently many of the houses on the eastern side of lake austin were constructed with limestone from the lake shores.

The home and its out-outbuildings were built in1906 by judge batts after whom 'batts hall' at the university of texas was named. He was a texas supreme court justice famous for creating the texas railroad commission. She was an artist and the first director of the university of texas art department. The building known as the 'studio' was built as a weekend retreat for the judge and his wife. Her paintings of flowers can still be seen on the original hand-hewn beams on the lower floor of the 'studio'.

Once a b&b the 'studio' quickly became a favored honey-moon retreat and was voted 'austin's most romantic retreat'. With many movies were being produced in the austin area and some of the guests stayed for extended periods for example, luke wilson while filming 'the wendell baker story', producer linda obst while filming 'hope floats', and peter berg while writing the screen play for 'friday night lights'. Most recently in 2012 ryan gosling stayed at the home for several months while filming a movie about the the austin music scene.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Corinne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Corinne

We first stayed at the house as renters via Homeaway two and a half years ago. We loved the property so much that we purchased the home in December and are carrying on the rental legacy. We hope that you will enjoy the house's heartwarming soul as much as we have!

Corinne purchased this house in 2013

Guestbook comments from the owner

We first stayed at the house as renters via Homeaway two and a half years ago. We loved the property so much that we purchased the home in December and are carrying on the rental legacy. We hope that you will enjoy the house's heartwarming soul as much as we have!
Dec 2012
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Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Historic Tarrytown Residence On Lake Austin/ Scenic Drive
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews
5

Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered through the private gate of this beautiful Scenic Drive home we were transported back in time. The photos are true to the uniqueness of this Home Away gem that delivers in every way. The home is nestled in a safe and beautiful community close to everything we wanted to experience in Austin.

Beautiful, comfortable oversized sofas make the gathering room a place you can relax and just sink into after enjoying a day in city. Enjoying a glass of wine on the deck overlooking Lake Austin in the evening was one of the highlights of the day for my family.

The bedrooms are spacious and decorated beautifully. Comfy beds with hotel quality linens were another welcome treat at the end of a long day.

Three lovely baths with soaker tubs and hot water with consistent strong water pressure was 10/10! Towels galore and wonderful smelling soaps were just another plus.

The kitchen is charming and fully stocked with everything imaginable right down to the gourmet coffee that was such a nice treat in the mornings.

We always love when the owners don't occupy the home so you have the best of both worlds without trying to maneuver around personal items.

Every nook and cranny of this home is such a joy to explore. The courtyard is lovely with a babbling fountain I could sit and listen to for hours.

From my first conversation with Corrine I knew choosing her property to spend our first trip to Austin was going to be something special. I always felt Corrine was available to us if we needed anything even though I only needed to tell her how much we were enjoying our stay. Thank you Corrine for your southern hospitality and your desire to make our stay so memorable. You are the benchmark all vacation rental owners should strive to meet, and I'm counting the days to do it all over again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, tranquil, beautiful, and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to host our intimate wedding at this unique and gorgeous estate! Corinne and Henry were extremey gracious to us and to our family, and made us feel very at home. There was definitely an ease of communication, Corinne always responded in a swift manner regarding any questions we had. We were glad we were able to have both the main house and the cottage for our wedding weekend, it was very needed! It was a wonderful experience to be able to share with our family and to be able to have the separateness of the cottage. We loved the location of the home, it was dreamy, beautiful, and the perfect place for us to have our dream wedding! We continue to get compliments from our wedding photos and everyone wanting to know where we got married, it truly is a gem located in the beautiful Austin hill country!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, peaceful home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Corrine and Henry for the wonderful experience of Scenic Drive. Your gracious and fabulous care only made the property and vacation more memorable. The ambiance of the home and grounds provided a tranquil, relaxing and comfortable place in which to experience Austin and the Hill Country. The list of attractions and restuarants that you provided helped us so very much. Having traveled extensively for decades, this is the ONLY time that we weren't ready to go home!! You can be sure that we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Abel's on the Lake
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
MUNY, Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrack-Austin
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
TX-1 Mopac
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Abel's on the Lake
Nearest Ski
Waterskiing on Lake Austin
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Volente at Lake Travis

Location:

Perfectly located for the major downtown Austin events such as ACL and SXSW, as it's an easy bike ride to the Townlake Trail, Mayfield Park, Zilker park. The property is located along Lake Austin just minutes from Austin’s storied Hula Hut and Walsh Landing where there are restaurants and cafes as well as boat docks to put in kayaks, paddle boards, etc. It is a perfect location to be in the middle of downtown, but have peace and quiet at the end of the day!

***Also located on the property is a smaller cottage suitable for 2-3 guests which is Homeaway property #3694617 if you are trying to group guests together using both homes or possibly looking for a smaller property.

Parties and Events: A magnificent ancient live-oak tree shades what may be Austin's finest courtyard/party space.The house and its grounds make a beautiful setting for small parties and special events! Please contact us directly for more details.

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Rates & Availability

Tarrytown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

We accept payment in the form of cash or check. We request a 50% deposit to reserve the property and full payment of rental, fees and taxes (15% occupancy tax for stays under 30 days) upon arrival/ check-in. Deposits are non-refundable.
*RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS

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Amenities

Tarrytown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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