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Austin Condo in Historic Tarrytown; Walk to lake; Near downtown, UT & Seton

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, 1 Office (can be converted to bedroom)

Scenic Place is an ideal setting if you want to stay in a beautiful & historic Austin neighborhood and still have easy access to downtown, the University of Texas, or Seton medical facilities. Tarrytown is a one-of-a-kind location that is rich in history, charm and scenery. It's situated minutes from the heart of downtown and is filled with large trees, lake views, peaceful parks, and historic properties.

The condo is located directly across from the popular Scenic Drive. You can walk along Scenic Drive (.5mi.) to experience some of the most beautiful views of Lake Austin. Mt. Bonnell (1.3 mi) is also a popular destination for a vista view of the city, the lake, and the surrounding hill country. Neighborhood shopping such as a grocery store, pharmacy, and coffee house is ½ mile away without having to get on Mopac!. You can also enjoy dining or a drink on the lake at nearby Beer Plant, Hula Hut, Abels on the Lake, or Mozarts Coffeehouse.

The condo is a convenient location for outdoor enthusiasts, event-goers, music lovers, cyclists, runners, hikers, and anyone visiting town for a University of Texas related event or visit. It is also great if you are in transition between homes, want to have a long stay near your family members that live in the area, are transitioning into Austin from another area, need to be close to the hospital, or are just passing through and want to explore Austin and the Hill Country. We offer all the amenities you will need for your stay including free wifi and cable with HBO.

If your plans will keep you downtown, it is less than 4 miles away or a $15 cab ride. A city bus stop is also next to the property.

Other nearby popular places & destinations include:

- Lady Bird Johnson Lake Hike/Bike Trail (Town Lake) (3 mi.)

- Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve (1 mi.)

- Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria (1 mi.)

- Deep Eddy Park & Cabaret (3.4)

- University of Texas at Austin (5 mi.)

- Zilker Park (ACL Fest) (5 mi.)

- Seton Medical Center (2 mi.)

- Lions Municipal Golf Course (1.5 mi.)

More Details

Nancy E. Roberts (Betsy)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Nancy E. Roberts (Betsy)

I moved to Austin in 1997 from Maryland, fell in love with the active outdoor lifestyle and chose to stay. I purchased this home in 2002 and have renovated the entire interior over time. After getting married in 2013, my husband and I bought a home together nine miles north and now maintain this condo as a vacation rental. We are not absent owners or property managers. We live and work in Austin full-time and are close by if our guests need anything during their stay. I enjoy and love all that Austin has to offer and this condo & location makes it easy to do everything and still enjoy the peace and quiet of the hill country.

Nancy E. Roberts (Betsy) purchased this condo in 2002

Why Nancy E. Roberts (Betsy) chose Tarrytown

I chose this property because I wanted to live in a historic upscale neighborhood with easy access to downtown and Lake Austin. Tarrytown is scenic and classy with an ecclectic & wide-ranging mix of homes. I enjoy walking along Scenic Drive, biking downtown, coffee at Mozarts, drinks at Hula Hut, climbing Mt. Bonnell steps; walking to Reed Park; swimming at Deep Eddy, watching the peacocks at Mayfield Nature Preserve, and more.

What makes this condo unique

My property is unique because it's a great and affordable way to stay in Tarrytown! It's so close to downtown activity, in the hills, accessible to bike routes, and close to the lake -- but still affordable for a single person, couple, or small family.


Tarrytown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • To ensure our home is the right fit for you we require a phone conversation post booking and pre-arrival.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Office - Third bedroom used as office
  • I have a third bedroom that is used as an office. It is possible to convert the room to a bedroom temporarily. The property can sleep up to 6 people. Please inquire.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Austin Condo in Historic Tarrytown; Walk to lake; Near downtown, UT & Seton
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Austin Special

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for your time in Austin. My wife and I were there 6 weeks and it met all our needs for an extended stay. Tucked into an upscale neighborhood, it was quiet and peaceful, and charming. It is an older condo complex, but extremely well maintained. It's location is fantastic as you can be downtown in just a few minutes without getting on any of Austin's gridlocked freeways. We had no problem coming or going to events or shopping, even at rush hour. In addition, the neighborhood has everything you will need close by. It is also a great place for walking because the neighborhood is beautiful. The unit was immaculate and comfortable with good beds and nice furniture. The owner is excellent to work with and was available all the time, but everything worked very well and we had no problems at all. There are well stocked kitchen, linens, and baths. You need only bring yourself to have enjoy your stay. There is a nice carport which was great during our Oct-Nov stay because it was in the 90's most of the time and it kept our car cool. This is a great place to retreat and rest, yet convenient to everything. We looked at a place about 30 miles outside of Austin in the hill country before choosing this one. The country place looked good, but getting to things in Austin would have been a hassle with the traffic. We would definitely stay here again if we go back to Austin, and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

For the past few summers, we have stayed in various houses in the Austin area while visiting family. This condo is by far is the best!! The location was perfect-easy to get downtown or to Mopac etc. The condo is the perfect size and configuration. It had absolutely everything we needed and then some!

We were welcomed with a lovely basket of wine, beer, sweets and Austin essentials! I can not recommend this condo enough. It is was so comfortable we did not want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location, Awesome House, Excellent Host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Tarrytown. The house was well apointed, in a wonderful neighborhood. The Starbucks, and Randall's grocery made for a nice evening or morning walk. Overall the host was welcoming and readily available to answer questions. All of the best part's of Austin felt like nearby drives. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks for sharing your awesome house!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here in April/May 2014.

The location is convenient for access to downtown Austin as well as the N. Lamar Central Market & other shops/restaurants nearby. We enjoyed walks thru the beautiful neighborhood & along Scenic Drive with views of the lake. The condo is well furnished & so comfortable. The owner was great to work with as we extended our stay & very responsive during an unexpected brief utility outage in the area. What a pleasure to have the patio to enjoy the spring weather. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in the Tarrytown Condo. It was clean, comfortable, and welcoming this time as it was before. Great place for grandparents visiting family.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this property and it's owner! We stayed here for three months and absolutely loved it. The furnishings are unbelievable - literally every comfort of home from beach towels to a blender is included. The location is phenomenal for access to central, north OR south Austin. The owners are helpful and responsive and went out of their way to accommodate our needs (including leaving child proofing gear for us since we have a one year old). You really can't ask for a better rental!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
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Mayfield Nature Preserve
Hula Hut
The Contemporary Austin: Laguna Gloria
Central Market
Mount Bonnell
Lions Municipal Public Golf Course
Abel's On the Lake
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Reed Park
Oyster Landing Marina
Zilker Park
Texas State Capitol
Kerbey Lane
Maudie's Cafe
Deep Eddy Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
University of Texas Tower
Barton Springs Pool
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
Nearby neighborhood grocery store
Nearby Tarrytown Starbucks
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Caswell Tennis Center
My favorite place for tennis.
The Beer Plant
Food Food
Local deli. Great for a fast sandwich or dessert in Tarrytown. It's right next door to Rand...
Casis Shopping Center
Nearby shopping center that includes Randall's Grocery store, Tarrytown Pharmacy, Starbucks,...
Seton Medical Center Austin
Medical Facilities
University of Texas at Austin
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Abels on the Lake
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Texas State Highway Loop 1 (MoPac)
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Hula Hut
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Lake Austin Access - Oyster's Landing Marina
Car: recommended


University of Texas at Austin Campus (5 mi.)

Scenic Drive (next to condo)

Mayfield Park & Nature Preserve (1 mi.)

Mt. Bonnell Park (1.3 mi)

Zilker Park (ACL Festival)(5 mi.)

Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria (1 mi.)

Reed Park (1/2 mi.)

Camp Mabry (1/2 mi.)

Deep Eddy Pool (3.4 mi.)

Lake Austin (1/2 mi.)

Lady Bird Johnson Lake (3 mi.)

Downtown Austin (4 mi.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $75
Property Damage Protection $59

All stays include a special welcome package.

For 60+ night stays, rate is reduced to $110.00 per night
For 90+ night stays, rate is reduced to $105.00 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.