About the property
- House1040 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2/2 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.
Bird’s-eye, on the second floor, 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 as an enclosed suite.
Bird’s-eye also includes a full-sized kitchen outfitted for people who enjoy to cook with a gas range, gourmet cookware, knives, vintage china, 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 has its own private rear entrance directly off of the terrace and adjacent to the parking area.
For a full experience of Austin, two bikes are available for use along with picnic baskets and folding lawn chairs.
If you are interested in renting Maison Pemberton with its 4 ensuite bedrooms and baths please refer to HomeAway listing #3921661.
Ken & Mary Beth
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 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 Pemberton Heights
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
Bird's-eye 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, Bird's-eye will allow you to 'live like a local' - Due to the duplex configuration (including ensuite bathrooms), the property promotes flexibility and privacy for groups
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Truly a special place! Had such an incredible time.
Loved everything about this home. The location is central to most things in Austin. The neighborhood is lovely and quiet. The house has everything you want in a VRBO- comfortable beds, clean, well decorated, supplies you might have forgotten, good off street parking and great hosts. We will be back!
Girls' weekend away
Gathered the girls for a birthday weekend get away and Maison Pemberton Bird's Eye was the perfect home base. This charming top floor property was model home clean and far more than well outfit to make us all feel pampered. Mary Beth and her genuine hospitality welcomed us warmly and with no missing details we were immediately comfortable. Definitely recommend this gem and hope to return.
Charming property in mint condition, located in one of Austin's loveliest neighborhoods
Maison Pemberton (bird's eye apartment, which is the second floor) was a great choice for our recent 5 night stay in Austin. The residential neighborhood is one of Austin's finest, and is an easy drive or cheap Uber to all of the major attractions downtown or across Town Lake. It's close enough to downtown that you can avoid traffic nightmares like MoPac, and just use the side streets like Exposition or Lamar Boulevards.
Mary Beth and Ken have clearly put a lot of thought and love into the recent renovations. Everything is in mint condition. The details like rainfall shower heads, the TiVo service, and the brand new appliances are at higher standards than five star hotel or time share properties.
Note that Maison Pemberton is really two apartments, one on each floor. So unless you are renting out both 2BR apartments, you may have neighbors above or below you. Also, the owners are very fair and transparent about the fact that the property is not particularly kid-friendly. There are no bathtubs, for example; and many breakables are on display on the shelves (which we moved to higher shelves or closets, to protect them from our 18 month old).
We had a wonderful trip to Austin, and Maison Pemberton was a key reason why our trip was so relaxing and enjoyable. We feel lucky to have found the property on HomeAway, and if we come back to Austin, we will keep our fingers crossed that the property is available!
Great Stay in a Perfect Location
This was our 2nd time renting this property. It is full of amenities, is in a great location convenient to everything, and is very comfortable! Mary Beth has thought of everything to make her guests feel welcome and at home!
I stayed for a week at the Bird's eye (top unit) while on a business trip. The property is situated in a posh neighborhood with a regal charm. Possibly Austin's best neighborhood. I immensely enjoyed my morning jogs.
The pad itself is a REAL GEM. Filled with light. Impeccably clean, upscale and comfy. I loved the charming Paris theme decor. Owners' attention to detail is visible in just about everything. Impressive collection of books and dvds. Netflix, home theatre and Internet worked like a charm (all complementary). The kitchen had everything I wished for and more!
Ken & Mary Beth are so sweet. They went out of the way to make the stay comfortable.
This is among the best VR experiences I've had so far. Am certainly coming back with family. HIGHLY recommend!
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)