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Charming House in Historic Old West Austin Lic #040012 & 040013

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4/4 Ensuite with Luxurious Details

Maison Pemberton was built in 1937 in the historic neighborhood of Pemberton Heights in Old West Austin. The home was among the first to be built in the Colonial Revival Style, and is among the earliest examples in the Austin area. Pemberton Heights is noted for its expansive oak and magnolia trees, crepe myrtle and lush gardens.

Maison Pemberton was originally built as a 2-level duplex but was occupied by its first owner as a single-family dwelling. The recently renovated Maison Pemberton has restored the 2-level duplex features allowing it to be rented as an entire house or by level. Garden View, on the ground level, looks out through a picturesque garden window onto the terrace. Bird’s-eye, on the second floor, enjoys a beautiful view of the trees of Old West Austin. If you are interested in renting Bird's-eye refer to HomeAway property 3921973.

The Garden View level includes two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a full-sized kitchen, dining room and living area. The front bedroom, overlooking the rose garden, includes a king-sized bed with luxury linens, choice of pillows, and a private bathroom in an enclosed suite. The second bedroom includes twin beds looking out onto the terrace with ensuite bathroom. Both private bathrooms include rain-head showers with plenty of hot water! If you are interested in renting Garden View please refer to HomeAway property #3921939.

The full-sized kitchen is equipped for foodies, complete with a gas range, gourmet cookware (including knives), vintage silverplate utensils, china, stemware, wine chiller and recipe books.

The living room opens into the dining room and is complete with a gas fireplace, flat screen television with TIVO, sound bar, and DVD player. Books, games and movies are provided for our guests to enjoy during their stay. A full-sized washer and dryer are also included.

Bird’s-eye, on the upper level, includes two bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms. Overlooking the front lawn, the front bedroom includes a king-size bed with luxury linens, choice of pillows, and a private ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom is nestled next to a large oak tree with beautiful views of the terrace and garden. It includes twin beds with luxury bedding, choice of pillows, and an adjoining bathroom.

Bird’s-eye also includes a full-sized kitchen outfitted for people who enjoy to cook with a gas range, gourmet cookware, knives, dishes, stemware and recipe books.

The living room opens onto the dining room and includes a flat screen television with TIVO, sound bar, and DVD player. A stacking washer and dryer is also included.

Complimentary wifi is available throughout the entire house.

The terrace, with two outdoor dining tables and a five-burner gas grill, is a perfect setting for al fresco dining and entertaining.

Maison Pemberton guests park off-street in the rear of the property. Bird-s-eye and Garden View have their own private rear entrances directly off of the terrace and adjacent to the parking area.

Two bikes are available for use along with picnic baskets, beach towels and folding lawn chairs.

More Details


Old West Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Every bathroom adjoins a bedroom and includes a large-sized vanity with storage below, a blow dryer, luxury bath linens, hand and body soaps, shampoo and body lotion. The glassed-in showers contain rain-head showers with good water pressure and plenty of hot water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom includes ample storage for either unpacking or living out of your suitcase. In addition, the bedrooms all have high-end mattresses and luxury bedding with a choice of feather or non-feather pillows. The rooms each have a down-filled coverlet for the nights that are chilly or for guests who like sleeping under some weight. The rooms also have a ceiling fan and bedside lighting to allow for reading before bedtime. Electrical outlets are alongside each of the bedside tables making it easy to recharge your devices overnight.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Charming House in Historic Old West Austin Lic #040012 & 040013
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

High quality accomodation, well located in a wonderful section of Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This has been my favorite HomeAway rental by far. A group of our neighborhood couples just completed a weekend in Austin for a few days of fun. The home is absolutely perfect, with beautiful appointments, great facilities and comfortable bedding. The hospitality was beyond expectations with responsiveness and help in making the most of our stay. Thank you Mary Beth and Ken you are great ambassadors for Austin!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING house, location and owners!

  • 5 of 5

We flew in from Houston, Wisconsin, South Carolina and St. Louis, as a family, for a surprise 80th birthday party. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner, a lovely note, few bottles of wine and some chocolates. The house was perfect, well kept, clean and great for a party of 7 (it sleeps up to 8). During our stay Hurricane Harvey arrived and many of our flights were canceled and our family couldn't return to their homes. The owners were beyond accommodating and understanding. They allowed us to stay, at no charge, for a day or two until we were able to get our travel plans sorted out. I would recommend this house to anyone that is looking for a quiet neighborhood, a historic home and extremely pleasant owners. We will be sure to rent again when we come back to Austin. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay in austin!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had an absolutely fantastic stay at Maison pemberton. There was plenty of room for the 8 of us as each bedroom has an en suite bathroom. Mary Beth was a fantastic host. Every detail was thought of from the welcome bottle of wine to the chocolates that were left for us. The house is a short drive from nearby bars and restaurants. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks again Mary Beth!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, wonderful safe neighborhood, very gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great experience from beginning to end, our family loved it, we are leaving after 4 days of stress, dealing our daughter's wedding, more rested than when we came.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maison Pemberton truly exceeded our expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove into the lovely neighborhood surrounding Maison Pemberton we were completely smitten! The house itself is decidedly elegant and charming. Mary Beth and Ken anticipated every need and surprised us with their thoughtful touches of hospitality. From the handwritten greeting, the chocolates, the wine and IPA, the luxury linens and Thymes bath products their generosity and attention to detail made our stay absolutely perfect! The house is elegantly appointed and completely comfortable! My husband and I loved looking at the art and momentos from Mary Beth and Ken's travel through France that were lovingly placed around the house.

We were two families traveling together and the house offered us both the room to gather and the privacy to escape for a quiet moment. Our teenage children loved the house and the back terrace where we grilled and also enjoyed our breakfasts outside under the shady trees.

The photography of the house very well represents it's beauty and charm.

There is much to do in the neighborhood ...we were happy to see that we could get to where we were going without much drive time. Actually the house was so wonderful we enjoyed just being there and visiting, watching movies and playing games. It was an amazing stay!

Can't wait to return...certainly didn't want to leave. Thank you for an incredible experience, Mary Beth and Ken!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Ken & Mary Beth
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Ken & Mary Beth

Ken McWilliams and Mary Beth Chalk enjoy meeting new people, traveling, learning about new cultures, creating memories, cooking and entertaining. Ken owns a custom window covering business and is the second owner of the Maison Pemberton property. Mary Beth is a healthcare innovation consultant with over 2M airline miles and degrees in marketing and interior design. Maison Pemberton is the result of their combined abilities and shared interests. Their photo was taken in Cortona, one of their favorite hillside villages.

Ken & Mary Beth purchased this house in 1996

Why Ken & Mary Beth chose Old West Austin

As long-time neighbors, Ken would often have "across the hedge" conversations with members of the Roberdeau family. In 1996, during one of the "hedge conversations" Ken learned that Carol had plans to sell the house that they had built in 1937 and in which they had raised their family. At the time, Ken was in the real estate business in Austin and saw an opportunity to purchase the property next door for use as a rental property. Prior to its renovation in 2014-2015 Maison Pemberton has been a long-term, duplex rental property.

What makes this house unique

Maison Pemberton offers the following unique benefits:

- While close to the major event venues it also allows you to escape to a quiet, restful setting in the evenings

- Situated in one of Austin's loveliest neighborhoods, Maison Pemberton will allow you to "live like a local"

- Due to the duplex configuration (including ensuite bathrooms), the property promotes flexibility and privacy for groups


Nearest Airport
13.4 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Mopac Expressway - Loop 1
Car: recommended

Maison Pemberton provides a central location for most of the major events in the Austin area including the following:

2.1 miles to the UT Campus (including Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium)

2.3 miles to the Texas State Capitol (Blanton Art Museum and Texas State History Museum nearby)

2.5 miles to downtown Austin

2.9 miles to Auditorium Shores (Austin Food & Wine Show)

3.4 miles to Austin Convention Center/6th Street (South By Southwest)

3.5 miles to Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)

9.6 miles to Travis County Expo Center (Rodeo and Republic of Texas Biker Rally)

13.4 miles to the Austin Bergstrom International Airport

16.3 miles to Circuit of the Americas (Formula 1 venue)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.