2/2 Ensuite with Luxurious Details
Ken & Mary Beth
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - 2525
This property is phenomenal. The house is both incredibly cozy and elegant. You just can’t help but feel happy surrounded by lovely artwork, beautiful furniture and such comfortable bedding. The attention to detail from the lovely country French dishes to the plush towels and wonderful hand soaps/ lotion made us feel pampered. We had the pleasure of meeting Mary Beth (owner) who was so warm and friendly. In addition, the neighborhood is wonderful. We took a lovely bike ride and admired the stately mansions throughout Pemberton Heights. We have stayed in many high end VRBOs and luxury hotels and Pemberton Maison is one of our favorites. My family and I can’t imagine wanting to stay anywhere else when visiting Austin. It is truly a special property - we absolutely loved it!
This is a wonderful property in a beautiful and conveniently located neighborhood--House was immaculate--very comfortable--beautifully equipped --with many thoughtful amenities--first rate linens--comfortable beds--charming and accessible hosts---Could go on and on--Suffice it to say we plan to return--
Perfect friends escape
Four nights to reunite and catch up with friends. Very well appointed kitchen, gorgeous and comfortable decor, beautiful neighborhood close to downtown and the highway system. Best of all, a very welcoming and responsive owner, Mary Beth! Highly recommend!
We had a fantastic time in Austin, made that much better by this adorable rental. It was clean, well-equipped, comfortable, and in a quiet area. We will definitely stay here again the next time we’re in Austin!
BEAUTIFUL HOME AND RENOVATION / DECORATION. FULLY AMENDED.
THE NEIBORHOOD IS LOVELY WITH HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE , ENJOYED WALKING, THERE BIKES WERE AVAILABLE. CLOSE DRIVE TO THE CITY AND RESTAURANTS.
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)