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Lucija

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Croatian

Adriatic Serenity Villa

62 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Texas Estate Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 1 guest half bath, sleeps 10

A retreat in the hills of the Barton Creek Preserve sits two miles from Lost Creek, Barton Creek, One World Theater, and Austin Country Clubs; and six miles from the Downtown Center, the southern edges of the University of Texas, and Zilker Park. This rambling, stone and glass house sits on expansive property and a cul-de-sac. It is a dream vacation home that provides the privacy, space and rural quiet in a suburban area that can accommodate visitors, short term lessees, and special events in the area.

The house has 4 bedrooms (one is a loft), 4 1/2 baths plus a casita with 1 bedroom,1 full bath. and a small kitchenette. There are King or Queen size beds in each bedroom with spacious bathrooms, walk-in closets in each room, and an additional loft living area, which also accommodates a queen-sized sleeper, full bathroom and walk-in closet. The ½ bath is accessible from the main living area.

There is a full custom designed kitchen, pantry space, full laundry, breakfast nook and separate dining area for 12, a bar, and plenty of room for entertaining or sprawling in two inside living areas. Stone Adriatic-designed decks around the house reveal secluded Hill Country views, classic Texas landscaping, and breathtaking sunsets. Steps away is a trail down into the canyon preserve and a Lost Creek tributary: its pools, waterfalls and wildlife.

The furnishings are ample and a cozy eclectic mix of contemporary and Austin eclectic. There is also a separate, rustic casita available as an additional guesthouse. It is a studio design with a full bathroom and kitchenette.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lucija (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Croatian

About Lucija

I am energetic, happy, caring and fun loving Austinite. I was born in Croatia and got to Texas as fast as I could!

Lucija purchased this estate in 2009

Why Lucija chose Texas

The house has the feel of a very private retreat. It is so peaceful and relaxing, yet all of Austin's fantastic entertainment is easily accessible.

What makes this estate unique

The vaulted ceilings in the master bathroom are truly unique.

Reviews

4.9
based on 62 traveler reviews

Adriatic Serenity Villa
average rating of 4.854839 based on 62 reviews
5

A perfect villa for a relaxed vacation

  • 5 of 5

The villa is superb.This place turned out to be exactly what we wanted, a calm and quiet place to enjoy a relaxed weekend with friends. The villa is in Austin mountains amidst wilderness. The house was very kept and clean. The interiors, the backyard, the kitchen everything was perfect. We had fun doing the trails near the house followed by a perfect barbeque meal in the evening in the backyard. The owner Lucy is a very sweet and considerate lady.We were 10 adults with a kid and a baby. Lucy didn't charge us extra for the lil ones :) Also we had some issue with the AC in the house but she was very prompt to resolve the problem and make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. I have already recommended this place to few of my other friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hampton, VA
5

Absolutely Fabulous Villa and Awesome Host

  • 5 of 5

Our family traveled to Austin to attend our son's graduation from University of Texas Law School. This property was attractive to us because of the location, as well as because it had the the number of bedrooms with the beds that we required. We also appreciated that each bedroom had en-suite bathrooms. The listing description was very accurate although the house was much more impressive in person. The house is beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable. The house was very clean, with plenty of extra bed linens and a very well stocked kitchen. The views from the master bedroom and bathroom and the outside areas are simply breathtaking. Lucy was extremely kind, helpful and very accessible during our entire stay. The nearby grocery store and bbq restaurant that Lucy recommended were excellent. We highly recommend this property. Thank you Lucy! You are the best! We look forward to staying at this property and any other properties that Lucy has available to rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Perfect Home for Our Stay & We Loved Lucy!

  • 5 of 5

My cohort of nine doctoral students stayed in this home for a week while we were studying in Austin. Originally, I was concerned that the distance would be too far from where we had to travel for class (East Riverside and also the Capitol). The distance was no problem at all. We were able to easily access classes, shopping, and dining. The home was comfortable, and provided a perfect spot for all of us to collaborate. Lucy was a pleasure to work with and was very helpful. This home would be fantastic for a family getaway, not just a bunch of doctoral students! We were comfortable and the accommodations were perfect! Thank you, Lucy!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

Great place; great communication

  • 5 of 5

Lucy was very kind and was quick to respond to messages.

The house is so awesome. We were very comfortable and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Great House, Great Location! We loved the room and number of beds. Everyone was comfortable and enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Having rented numerous homes and villas in Mexico and Europe I would have to say this is one of my favorites due to its unique architectural style, eclectic but imaginative decor, quiet privacy, location in a beautiful part of Austin, easy access to everything that makes Austin great, and its owner Lucija who was working on her roses when we arrived.

One evening we had a surprise party for our daughter's 30th birthday that included the 4 couples staying there and another 18 friends. Just before the party we noticed that one of the main air conditioning units was not working. "Lucy" had it fixed in no time. "You won't even Know I'm there", she said.

I was very impressed at how clean and well equipped the house was. It has everything you need to have a wonderful retreat. I hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Grove Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bee Caves and 360
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
County Line on the Hill, Grove Wine Bar
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Hippy Hollow
Car: recommended

A retreat in the hills of the Barton Creek Preserve sits two miles from Lost Creek, Barton Creek, One World Theater, and Austin Country Clubs; and six miles from the Downtown Center, the southern edges of the University of Texas, and Zilker Park.

Golf: Barton Creek Country Club and Lost Creek Country Club

Weddings: One World Theater (voted best place in Austin to get married).

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Rates & Availability

Austin Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $70 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW 2016
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$2,500
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Amenities

Texas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Contemporary - toilet , shower
    Eclectic - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft - toilet , shower
    Casita - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 king
    Contemporary - 1 king
    Eclectic - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper
    Casita - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have TV, and private full bathrooms. There is a 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper in the Living Room as auxiliary bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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