About the property
- House534 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Easy walk to Downtown, Zilker Park, Restaurants, Hike & Bike Trail!
Live La Vida Local in beautiful La Serena! Private, peaceful and romantic, nestled in the trees with no other units in the building, La Serena is architect designed and purpose-built for guests. Completed in January 2016, La Serena has all the amenities of a luxury home: Kohler and Mirabelle fixtures, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, private outdoor living space.
Up the stairs is an open landing leading to the screened deck high in the tree-tops. What a great place for morning coffee or an evening libation! Open the double French doors to combine the living area and deck creating an inviting indoor-outdoor space. High ceilings, white oak hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, contemporary furnishings and abundant natural light grace the interior. The bright spa bath has plenty of gorgeous granite counter top space, dual under mount sinks, under counter drawers and cabinets, a large mirror, Mirabelle and Kohler fixtures. The over-sized shower is enclosed by a frameless glass door and outfitted with Kohler Purist shower head, a balance bar, foot rests and a product niche. Fluffy white towels and soap are handy.
The well-lit bedroom boasts a king-size bed and high quality linens; wall-mounted reading lamps are within easy reach. Room darkening window coverings encourage lazy mornings! No need to live out of a bag; a roomy closet and ample shelf space lets you unpack and relax! TV & Internet are Uverse fiber. Remote controlled mini-split units provide quiet and comfortable heating and cooling. The kitchen is equipped with microwave oven, coffee maker, blender, dishes and cookware, German-made Blomberg dishwasher and gas range. I've placed coffee, tea, sweetener and creamer to get you started your first morning. You'll notice the mini-island with micro in the kitchen area. One of my best ideas: it's on wheels! Move it around to serve as a pass-through counter from the kitchen window to the deck, put it at the corner of the kitchen for extra prep space, place against the dining room wall for a handy bar The full-sized refrigerator has lower drawer freezer. The glass top table is a good size for casual dining as well as for spreading out a map or taking care of paperwork.
La Serena has an 8x10' storage and laundry exclusively for you. Bring your bikes, your golf clubs, your sports stuff. This windowless room has an electronic lock, houses a washer & dryer and space to keep items you don't want underfoot. Parking is off-street on a concrete drive; a dedicated walkway leads to La Serena.
A City alley runs behind the property. This means an extra measure of privacy since no back yards are directly behind you. It also means you can step out the back gate and walk down the alley - a little short-cut to get down the hill to Barton Springs Road, Zilker Park, the bus stop. Check the Capital Metro web site for bus details. Our bus is #30, goes downtown. Lots of times we don't bother with car or parking to go to Pecan Street Festival or try the newest watering hole downtown.
A mix of treasured vintage cottages, historic mansions, restored ramblers and sleek modern showplaces, Zilker neighborhood is picturesque, interesting, friendly and fun. If you're in the habit of an evening stroll, come out. Our streets are quiet and walkable, the neighbors enjoy visiting, taking the dog around the block, checking out the progress of the latest new buildings. Join us and live La Vida Local in Zilker!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Kay Keesee
I'm a long-time Austinite, a graduate of the University of Texas. Leadership Austin and Leadership Texas taught me the importance of community involvement. I enjoy watching Austin evolve and grow. I'm devoted to the mission of The Settlement Home for Children. I happily spend my time volunteering for the Home and working to put on our nationally know Settlement Home Charity Garage & Estate Sale.
Kay Keesee purchased this House in 1977
Why Kay Keesee chose Barton Heights
Zilker is a classic and prized vintage neighborhood. The main house is 78 years old - a 30's bungalow typical of the era . A few years ago friends who had never been here came to stay. They took an early morning walk and came back, "It's like a little old Texas town here!" True, the gardens are lush, lots of flowers, huge Live Oak trees. I'm a serial remodeler, so the place is little different than when I bought it. A couple of years ago I discovered that building is even more exciting than remodeling. For me a crowning achievement was the opportunity to build La Serena. The process was fascinating and fun! My architect and builder did a great job. What I didn't expect is that they would build that mellow Austin Vibe into this place. My guests come up here and don't want to leave - it's that sweet. Hence the name, La Serena, because it really is.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, newly updated, spacious, perfect!
Kay was an amazing host! The apartment was spacious, clean, and modern. We loved staying here and will definitely recommend her property to others visiting Austin!
Kay has done a superb job with this lovely apartment. Spacious and spotlessly clean. We loved it. Only negative was having to vacate a day early. We would have liked to stay on but it wasn’t possible.
I want to live here!!
This absolutely the BEST place we have ever rented. Kay has thought of everything...even somethings you don't even know you want or need. The apartment is like new (not a single scratch or dent or dust bunny anywhere). It is all "high end" finishes...as you can read in the description. It is just so comfortable. The bed is amazing. I wanted to take the entire bathroom home with me. The WiFi was good and strong. Great TV. Just little touches like cold water in the frig and plastic glasses in the bathroom. Beautiful views of the treetops from every room, and the screened-in porch was perfect for relaxing. My husband just kept telling me this was the best place I have ever rented from VRBO. If we ever visit Austin again we will never even consider staying anywhere else. And Kay was a gracious hostess.
Our new home away from home when in Austin.
Comfort, convenience and style in a wonderfully eclectic neighborhood close to Zilker Park, Barton Springs and fun restaurants and bars. Minutes from everything we hoped to do. I would recommend it highly.
10 out of 10
This is a great place with a great landlord. The apartment has everything you can think of, is in great shape and is in a really nice location. Downtown is within walking distance (or just rent a bike) and at the same time you are staying in a very quiet neighborhood very close to Zilker Park. As the apartment is on top of the garage building it is like having your own house. There’s no better place to stay in Austin. I will definitely come back.
Cozy, comfy, all the amenities!
My husband and I spent a long weekend at Kay's wonderful private garden home. The space was perfect in every way. Clean, cozy and comfy with everything we could possibly have needed to make us feel at home. The location was excellent -close to everything. We will definitely plan a return trip. Thank you Kay!
Private, peaceful, romantic La Serena is located in the heart of Austin's charming Zilker neighborhood. Newly constructed, purpose built for guests in 2015, La Serena a free standing apartment located above storage and carport space. Parking for two cars is off-street on a concrete drive. Approach through the gate and along a dedicated walkway. At the top of the stair the landing leads into the screened deck high in the tree-tops. You'll immediately conclude that this is the perfect spot for morning coffee or an evening libation. A 5 minute walk down the hill and we have restaurants! Chuy's, Shady Grove, Baby Acapulco, Austin Java, Uncle Billy's Brew & Q, elegant new Juliet, Green Mesquite Barbecue. A 15 minute walk to SoLa (South Lamar) is Shake Shack, Odd Duck, Alamo Draft House. Fitness walking and running the trail around Lady Bird Lake is big in Austin. The trail is 7 minutes walk from La Serena. Bring your bikes, bring your golf clubs; an 8 x 10 locked & windowless storage room houses washer & dryer for your convenience and space for your stuff. The well-lit bedroom boasts a king-size bed and high quality linens. No need to live out of a bag; a roomy closet and ample shelf space lets you unpack and relax! TV & Internet are Uverse fiber. Remote controlled mini-split units provide quiet and comfortable heating and cooling. The kitchen is equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, dishes and cookware, gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher. A mix of treasured vintage cottages, historic mansions, restored ramblers and sleek modern showplaces, Zilker is picturesque, interesting, quiet, friendly and fun. Come see us and live La Vida Local!
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