|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our Mid-Century Modern Guest House is the perfect spot to enjoy the charming, safe neighborhood of Travis Heights. Quiet and relaxing, yet only 1/2 mile from SOCO and a short distance from all central Austin attractions, it is an ideal base for visiting Austin. Smartly furnished with modern, designer pieces and contemporary art. Large terrace, screened porch with outdoor grill and comfortable seating overlook the native-plant landscaped backyard. Three (3) spacious bedrooms and two (2) baths accommodate 6 guests. The large kitchen is fully equipped for cooking (and/or relaxing), and opens onto the dining area and den. The comfortable living room is perfect for visiting, reading, or watching movies or cable on the Sony flat-screen TV. Big Stacy Pool is a short walk away, as is the 1.2 mile hike/bike trail in the gorgeous, wooded Blunn Creek Greenbelt. Both I-35 and State Highway 71 are easily accessed, just minutes away. Our guest house is family owned and operated and is a fully licensed short-term vacation rental by the City of Austin.
I am Ann. My husband, Jay, and I live in Houston. We initially bought our mid-century modern home in the quiet, historical neighborhood of Travis Heights because we liked its unique qualities and location, close to SOCO, St. Edward's U. and downtown. Hopefully it will be our retirement home some day. Today it is perfectly refurbished and furnished with a pleasing mix of modern and vintage pieces along with our collection of bright modern prints and photographs.
Ann Watson and Jay Allison purchased this house in 2008
Travis Heights is a trendy, eclectic neighborhood, with an interesting mix of old historic and new modern houses. It has hills and wonderful views, with dining, shopping, hiking, and music, all just a short walk or drive away!
Our historic neighborhood is perfect, with easy access to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Downtown, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, South Congress (SOCO), the Blunn Creek Greenbelt, UT, the Austin Convention Center, and the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
Perfect homebase for our Austin visit—four adults and a child. The house is spacious inside and out. It was a particularly chilly weekend but we were toasty warm inside. Neighborhood is good for walks with UT campus close by. We particularly enjoyed the LBJ library & museum. Jay and Ann were great communicators before and after our stay.
A group of six of us stayed here last month and we were delighted with the rental. Not only did the home surpass our expectations, but the owners were a pleasure to work with. I would strongly recommend this rental.
Here are some of the highlights:
• There were plenty of the things you need like towels, hair dryer, kitchen items, etc. (Some VRBOs skimp on that stuff.)
• The location is fantastic. It is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood that is walking distance to South Congress if you’re ambitious. We could get anywhere with an inexpensive ride share or taxi.
• There is a bonus sitting area near the kitchen and dining areas. It makes for a huge gathering space, which was great because everyone always hangs out in the kitchen!
• The back deck/patio is awesome.
• They had games!
• Very helpful and accommodating owners.
I would definitely stay here again and would gladly recommend it to others!
The house was an ideal location while we were in town for the University of Texas game. We could walk to the stadium. House was also in nice neighborhood and a quick drive to many spots in Austin. Our group of 8 all had plenty of space in the house.
We stayed here for about six days. The location was great. The house was beautiful, unique, and spacious. The kitchen was amazing but I didn't have the opportunity to cook or eat there. I was in town on business and the worst part of the trip was how little time I spent enjoying the house. I didn't use the TV or hand out in the yard. Great location and amenities. You will not be disappointed.
We had a wonderful time in Austin and having the Travis Heights house as home base made everything so easy. No way we could have stayed in a hotel with 5 people for the same price! And everyone had their own space.
It has everything we needed and was so close to Congress Street, Downtown, and great shops & restaurants. James was so easy to work with, I will definitely stay here again!
This Travis Heights house was excellent for us. We felt right at home. The house is well equipped ( I brought an iron but there was one there), very comfortable beds, so spacious too, so that when someone went to bed earlier than the rest they weren't disturbed at all. Lovely yard and neighborhood. We will definitely be going back to this house!
The house is located about half a mile from South Congress, with all its restaurants, shops, bars, and zany sights and characters. About a fifteen minutes walk!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
There is a 5% discount on rental amount for paying the Balance Due in cash (check or money order).
Refundable Security Deposit to reserve dates. Balance Due is due on date shown on Booking Application contract, usually 4-6 weeks before Check-in.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.