About the property
- House1710 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
Beautifully Detailed Remodel Offering a Perfect Location for Visiting Austin
This house was purchased in 2013 in pretty much original condition dating back to the early 1960’s. The owners, both in the design profession, had been looking for a winter residence in Austin for an elderly parent and the quiet neighborhood of Sherwood Oaks seemed perfect, especially with the proximity it had to their home in Travis Heights. The house was lovingly expanded, restored and furnished to this end but unfortunately the original dream had to be abandoned when ill health of the parent forced a change. Now, they have a beautiful extra home that is essentially brand new from head to toe, completely and exquisitely furnished. Their main desire, at this point, is to offer this home to visitors and newcomers to Austin to make their stay here a truly memorable experience!
The Unique Benefits of this House
The house sits on a good sized lot and has a large back yard with a privacy fence and a spacious new deck with table seating and a charcoal bar-b-que grill. In the front is a driveway which provides off-street parking for up to two cars. Inside, the rooms are very spacious and well-lit as a result of a major addition which expanded the Living Room into the original carport and significantly enlarged the Kitchen and Master Bedroom and Bathroom. All of the elements in this lovely house have been well thought-out to the last detail. Materials and finishes from flooring and walls, to cabinets and counters, to fixtures, to windows and doors, not to mention furniture are high-end and brand new. There are original works of art and state of the art media, including flat-screen TV’s and Wireless Internet. A new wood-burning fireplace adds a romantic touch to the Living Area as well as provides a toasty place to hang out during the cooler months in Austin. The cozy wallpapered Study provides a desk for computer work and another sleeping option in the form of a twin pull-out air bed that folds out of a small settee. The Master Bedroom has a beautiful large window overlooking the back yard from its Library Alcove with reading chair and desk. Both Bedrooms boast Queen sized beds. Additionally, there is a wonderful Laundry Room, also facing the back yard, with stackable washer/dryer and a sink and folding area. In the event of an additional visitor, there is a fold-out queen sofa with integral air mattress and pump in the Living Room.
With Study, Library Alcove, Living Area and Deck, there are many places to hang out either with others or privately in this home. The open plan between Kitchen and Dining Room and Living Room make it ideal for social interaction while the main Sleeping Areas being well away from the Living Space allows for private withdrawal if desired.
The house is situated adjacent to the beautiful campus of St. Edward’s University with its running track, collegiate sports fields (weekend baseball games) and live theater all of which attract off-campus visitors. Stacy Park and Pool are only blocks away by foot as is a major Grocery Store. Walking to Soco and all of the amenities it offers is a 10-15 minute walk. South Congress Ave. in Austin is a very ‘hip’ urban Mecca with Art Studios, Cafes, Restaurants, Trailer eateries, Tourist Shops, Antique Shops, etc. On weekends, local artists set up booths along to sell their wares. Additionally, a major bus route is located along Congress Ave. and access to Town Lake, Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs and Downtown is literally minutes away.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, Some french, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Sybil Case
I am an interior designer by trade and have designed both commercial and residential projects, including hotels and single family home remodels for many years. This house was lovingly restored with great attention to detail and many additional touches to make it a beautiful and comfortable place to stay.
Sybil Case purchased this House in 2013
Why Sybil Case chose Greater South River City
This property offers a traveler to Austin a wonderful vantage point from which to see this thriving city. It is located in an older, quiet neighborhood that is literally steps away from a university campus on one side and the bustle of the vibrant SOCO scene on the other. It is on local bus routes, walking distance to shops and restaurants and minutes from downtown Austin and the Capital.
What makes this House unique
My husband and I were instantly attracted to this beautiful central neighborhood and the amenities that surround it. The house, itself, sits on a large lot with mature trees and a new privacy fence surrounding it. There is a large wood deck with outdoor seating and umbrella. There is off street parking for two cars. The home is literally at the foot of the hill on which the beautiful campus of St. Edward's University sits with it's collegiate fields, tennis courts and walking trails. The house is walking distance to Stacy Pool and it's lovely public park with hike and bike trails.
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great house & great host!
I have nothing but good things to say about the house & about the host, Sybil. She has been very responsive when I've reached out to her, and has been a very kind & courteous host. I would definitely stay here again!
We loved our stay on Nottingham lane. The home is charming and comfortable. It had everything we needed. It is conveniently located. St Edwards university is right near and the campus is lovely. My 8yr. old thought we were living next to Hogworts( which was a plus for him).Close to South Congress dining and shopping, close to Zilker park area and Town lake and grocery shopping. Sybil was always available to answer any questions we might have. I actually feel that the home is even nicer in person than in the photos. We were sad to leave.
I just can’t say enough good things about our experience with Sybil and her lovely home. We were enchanted from the moment we walked through the front door to find it immaculate and wonderfully chilly on a hot, sunny day. The layout is super functional, with a large open living space and lots of natural light. Front yard shrubs provide plenty of green privacy and the backyard was a shady, breezy, private outdoor room with a large deck.
The kitchen is large, well lit and completely stocked with excellent quality equipment, cookware, towels and table linens. This, along with the fantastic variety of books on shelves throughout the house really made us feel like we were in our own cozy home.
The location is ideal. The neighborhood is quiet with lots of shade and well kept mid century modern homes and incredibly easy access to the major highways as well as downtown. A terrific grocery store is just a few blocks away.
Sybil was the perfect host – available and quickly responsive when we had questions. During the month that we were in the home two small problems came up and both times Sybil had repair men on site almost immediately. The issues were completely and efficiently resolved with no inconvenience to us.
We came away with many fond memories of our visit to Austin and would absolutely love to stay in this home again if we ever return.
Beautiful home with excellent interior design touches. Great location, responsive host!
You'll be very satisfied with this home--everything is as advertised and very thoughtfully put together for the guests. Well done.
The Perfect Stay
Quiet and friendly neighborhood, all conveniently located in south Austin. Amenities were perfect and property is well kept. We wish we could've stayed longer! Thanks Sybil!
A great place to stay for a visit to Austin
Sybil's house is spacious, comfortable and a great place to relax after a hard day's sightseeing. There's a large well-equipped kitchen that makes it easy to cook family meals. For bibliophiles, there's also an interesting and diverse library! It's two bathrooms and three bedrooms made it perfect for our family group. It fully lives up to it's property description.
The house was thoroughly clean and all equipment and fittings well maintained. The owner, Sybil, was very helpful and responsive and made the booking process easy.
The house is walking distance from South Congress and Big Stacy pool. It's within a couple of driving minutes from many notable Austin restaurants including Curra's Mexican Grill, Winebelly, Lucy's Fried Chicken and the Magnolia Cafe.
I would definitely recommend this rental to family and friends and book again for future trips to Austin.