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Lyon Gegenheimer

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Circa 1899 Luxe Spa House

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

East Cesar Chavez House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 maximum

Originally built in 1899, this gem of East Austin features 10 foot ceilings, a Dutch beamed ceiling in the dining room & Eygptian globe chandelier, bead-board and lovely trim work throughout. Located in the Historic Willow-Spence Neighborhood this home is walking distance to Lady Bird Lake & Downtown. 6 1/2 block walk to the Convention Center. A prime location for vacationers wanting to walk to everything cool Austin has to offer!

-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1450 square feet, Full remodel completed 2011

-Sleeps 8 people with 2 new Queen tempurpedics, 1 King, plus a Queen sofa pull-out platform bed w/pillow-topper.

-600 Thread Count Sheets & Plush New Towels.

-Hardwood Floors & Granite Countertops.

-Stainless Steel Appliances & Duravit Plumbing Fixtures.

-All Marble Bathrooms w/White Carrerra Marble, Garnet Glass & Onyx Mosaic tile in the Master Suite.

Additional Ameneties include...

-Jetted Tub & Steam Sauna with built-in bench & Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Function for a true Spa experience

-New Steam-Sanitize Washer/Dryer

-50' Flatscreen HDPlasma TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Ipod/Mp3 Speaker System, Cable, free broadband WiFi

-Over 1,000 square feet of Porches and Courtyard Terrace, including Front Porch, side Cocktail Deck w/built-in seating, Screened Porch and lower Courtyard Dining Terrace

-Infant/Toddler friendly with Chicco Pack n Play onsite plus extra plastic plates/utensils/sippys & night-time picture books.

6-8 person maximum, 3 night minimum rental

About the owner...

I'm very passionate about entertaining friends and family and hosting guests. My degree is in Architecture, however, I don't get to use it in my professional life. Revisioning this turn-of-the-century home was a dream come true. The remodel was to the highest possible standard, and completed with the thought, 'where would I want to stay?'

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lyon Gegenheimer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Lyon Gegenheimer

I'm very passionate about entertaining friends and family and hosting guests. My degree is in Architecture, however, I don't get to use it in my professional life. Revisioning this turn-of-the-century home was a dream come true. The remodel was to the highest possible standard, and completed with the thought, 'where would I want to stay?'

Lyon Gegenheimer purchased this house in 2007

Why Lyon Gegenheimer chose Austin

I live on the block and am always nearby should you ever need anything during your stay. The location is amazing one block from the Historic Willow-Spence Nationally Registered Neighborhood. It is walking distance to Downtown Austin, the Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, the Rainey Street District and East 6th Street Entertainment District.

What makes this house unique

I love walking to Lady Bird Lake and renting a paddleboard, kayak or canoe only a few blocks from the house at The Expedition School. Half a block from the house are fantastic art galleries on Cesar Chavez and Cafes and Coffee shops nearby at the Rainey Street District & the East 6th Street Entertainment District. I often walk downtown to listen to music, eat & drink. Or more often take a $5 cab ride (save my feet) and then bar hop throughout downtown and walk back home at the end of my night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lyon was an extremely welcoming host and the property is just as it is in the pictures: beautiful. It was perfect for a group of us attending ACL and I would recommend it for anyone staying in Austin. This beautiful property is on a nice, quiet street that is easy to reach by cab or Uber-even during ACL surge pricing, we never paid more than $15 a ride. The rooms are spacious and lovely and the place was sparkling and had every amenity we could have wanted. Everything was perfect and all of our guests agreed we would love to stay here again!
Oct 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Circa 1899 Luxe Spa House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Spacious luxury property conveniently located to downtown and airport

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend and loved the home! There were 6 of us, and we fit comfortably. There are many different living spaces, indoors and outdoors, to spread out. Everything is finished beautifully in this home, and it is conveniently located a short drive from the airport, restaurants, bars, and downtown Austin.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly a home away from home! It is well equipped, clean, comfortable with a lot of personal touches to make your stay even more comfortable. The neighborhood is in the process of a resurgence so in places its a little funky - don't let that stop you from staying here - it's a great location and in easy walking or a short drive to great restaurants, music venues, downtown, Lady Bird Lake, the airport and so much more. We would stay here again and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanside , NY / US
5

A True Diamond In The Rough ! !

  • 5 of 5

At first glance at the image of the front of this home is small and you may consider scrolling to the next house on the list. I would just like you to know you would be doing yourself a huge disservice and miss out on a great home. I say home because they have truly accomplished making a home that they rent out to others feel as warm and comfortable as my living room at home. As an interior designer I really appreciated the attention to detail that went into making this home what it was. Not only a well kept, spotlessly clean, place to stay but thoughtful in so many ways you wouldn't think of unless you know what your looking at. So here are a few things I look at and appreciate in this charming home. Aside from generally cleanliness the homeowners have many outlets throughout the space so you can plug in and charge up as well as WIFI included in your stay. Many books and a selection of DVD's accompany the cable TV on the large flat screen . The kitchen is comfortable and was stocked with some waters, sodas, and all condiments needed to make a great meal ( just do a little shopping for your main staples ) . The bar and kitchen had every choice of glassware at your disposal and every incidental item you may need that you would never typically pack. Shower had a steam system, tub with jets for those who want a little in house simple spa feel. Just outside the rear of the house there is also a screened in porch with very comfy outdoor furniture. By the way the place is huge in comparison to the photos that you look at online. 3 bedrooms and nice size and very comfortable, the couch pulled out for our friends that came later. Walking distance to Rainy street and 6th but we preferred to use Uber as it is not very expensive and who wants to ruin $300 shoes for a $20 ride. Some sketchy spots in the neighborhood as it appears it is an up and coming area - being from NY it was not a big deal to us but don't let me dissuade you by any means the house is beautiful and our hosts were so accommodating and really had great knowledge of the area to show you where to be. Thanks so much for all of your hospitality .

My only negative comment guys , get a better iron : )

Everything else is so top notch , that was the only thing I said to myself really ? LOL I am sure one of you guys are going to read this and tell the other- I told you we need a better iron. I am sure not everyone even irons when on vacation but I certainly do. Might be a 4 3 stars

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin, Germany
5

Great place, great service

  • 5 of 5

Lyon has been a great host, the house is super nice... great for a luxury group holiday in Austin!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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GolferGal

  • 5 of 5

The is a great home for a weekend away ! We had our sibling 2013 weekend in Austin and this is the Perfect place. We were just a few blocks away from all the " fun" you would want to experience and this owner took the extra steps to make you feel at home. Great to deal with and when we plan our next trip to Austin we will be staying here. Well worth the cost - lots of extras !! PS the beds and towels were extra special !!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Duvall, WA
5

Austin house

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about this rental. We rented it for a long weekend and throughly enjoyed it. It is decorated so cute and has everything you could possibly need. Nice and close to downtown and a very quiet neighborhood. The owner was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Lustre Pearl
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Austin MetroRail - Plaza Saltillo Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
IH35
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cenote Coffee & Bagels
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Live Music, Paddle boarding, Kayaking, Rowing, Comedy Shows, Bar Districts, Art Galleries

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Rates & Availability

East Cesar Chavez House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SXSW
Mar 7 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
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$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,100
$12,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

3 night minimum (special event dates require different minimum number of nights), No Check-Ins after 10pm, a friend or relative may check-in for the paying guest with an appropriate photo ID and advance notice to owner. NO PETS, NO SMOKING, NO EXCEPTIONS

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Amenities

East Cesar Chavez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Middle/Hall Bathroom in White Marble w/Jetted Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath w/Steam Sauna in Beige Marble Mosaic
  • 2 - Remodeled in 2011 - Both bathrooms feature Marble Floors, Walls & Shower Surround. Hall bath with Jetted Tub, Master Bath with Steam Sauna & built-in bench
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/Walk-In Closet & Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic Bed, dresser & closet w/luggage rack
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic bed, dresser & closet w/ luggage rack
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Living Room Sofa Pull-Out Platform w/pillow topper
  • King size beds (1) Located in the Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Located in the two guest bedrooms, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen sofa-sleeper pull-out platform bed w/ pillow-topper, in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Fully fenced, Courtyard, Garden, Whirpool, Steam Shower, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Filtered Water, Jacuzzi, Soap, Concierge, Vacuum System, Towels provided, Luxury Toiletries, Hardwood Floors & Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances & Duravit Plumbing Fixtures, Infant/Toddler friendly with Chicco Pack n Play onsite plus extra plastic plates/utensils/sippys & night-time picture books; Walk to Lady Bird Lake, Downtown & the Convention Center; Take the hike & bike trail to the Butler Park Fountain, Zilker Park & Barton Springs.

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