About the property
- Apartment450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Queen Murphy bed, 1 bath (toilet/shower), lavatory outside the bath. Sleep 2/4.
NEW: Directv NOW, HBO GO, ESPN, National Geographic, Fox Now, USA Now, FX Now, Syfy, Fox Sports Go, NBC Golf, NBC Sports, Netflix, Amazon Prime TV/movies & gigabit Internet, free wi-fi, typically over 100Mbps up/down over wifi, often over 900Mbps down hardwired. SONOS and AirPlay sound system. 4K Sony 43" TV.
City of Austin Short Term Rental Operating License OL 2012 102245
Occupancy limited to 2 adults on the Murphy bed, and 2 adults on the ~55x80" sofa bed. More than 2 people is $25/pp per night additional.
Located just north of The University of Texas, this modern studio showcases how green building can coexist with a historic landmark, the Fruth House. Designed as a photography gallery, creative use of space achieves a spacious feeling. Completed in February 2012, it incorporates “green building” concepts: LED lights, solar panels, efficient heating/AC, and tankless water heater. A queen-sized Murphy bed, fully-equipped kitchen, and comfy furnishings on a century-old reclaimed wood floor provide visitors with a home base to explore Austin. Approximately 450 sq. ft. of air conditioned space plus a 70 sq. ft balcony with chairs and table. Centrally-located, guests can catch the UT shuttle (75 yards), or walk to UT (1 mile), Central Market, and nearby restaurants along the “Drag” (Guadalupe) and in Hyde Park; we are near several hospitals (Austin Heart, Seton, St. David’s, University Medical/Brackenridge, and Dell Children’s) and the Capitol. UT scholars, visitors, sports fans, athletes (especially rowers!) and live music aficionados—all are welcome to enjoy our Gallery House.
Murphy Bed note: This is a NORMAL QUEEN size bed. It is just stored vertically. It rests on a 155 lb. substantial frame and is in no way similar to a skinny fold out bed from a couch. It is made by the original Murphy Bed Company in Farmingdale, NY, the same way it has been made for the past 70 years.
Non-smoking house and premises.
No pets. No exceptions.
Minimum 2 night stay. 24 hour booking notice (no 'same day' booking except for previous clients).
Not suitable for young children as there is no 'safety gate' for the entry to the stair well.
Owner has two Border Collies in a fenced yard from time to time attached to the main residence. They have never seen the apartment and never will.
Gallery House Austin, Rice Jackson
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Rice Jackson
Rice is a professional photographer, he may be found at: terra360. Also on Twitter @terra360. His wife Pam Bell is an educator at The University of Texas. As time goes on, the new apartment will be filled with photographs. Pam has lived in the neighborhood for 40 years. We both think it is one of the best places to be in Texas. Rice Jackson built this apartment in 2012.
Rice Jackson purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Rice Jackson chose North University
Pam came to the University of Texas for her first studies, and after her post graduate work and degrees she stayed in Austin. The original home was built in 1925. The garage with it's new apartment above was finished in 2012. Constructed from the ground up with exterior architecture in keeping with the style of the old historic home. Inside the apartment is very modern and efficient. The only old touch are the almost century old floors reclaimed from a beer warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is super well insulated and has a high efficiency 18,000 BTU heat pump for heating and cooling. A tankless water heater supplies all the hot water you can possibly use. A small but well organized and equipped kitchen with a countertop convection oven/microwave, 2 burner stove top, with a standard size refrigerator next to the sink. The bed is a very comfortable, queen size mattress, that just happens to store vertically (Murphy bed!) to make maximum use of the space. I have traveled a lot and tried to put everything into this space that a visitor could possibly want. The Sony 4K TV is connected to our Netflix, Directv Now (includes HBO GO, ESPN, National Geographic, Fox Now, USA Now, FX Now, Syfy, Fox Sports Go, NBC Golf, NBC Sports and more) and Amazon Prime accounts for your viewing pleasure. All the local broadcast HD TV channels are available as well. The Sonos sound system is connected to Pandora and dozens of other streaming services. We are centrally located between MoPac (Loop 1) and Interstate-35, we have access easily to both in five minutes.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
They Thought of Everything!
My daughter and I needed a place to stay during the 2nd weekend of Austin City Limits music festival, and were lucky enough to come across this gem of a home. The owners, Rice and Pam, are extremely nice people--accommodating, communicative, and welcoming. They provided every comfort of home plus more. On Sunday it was forecasted to rain, so Pam brought over ponchos for my daughter and I to take along, they provided mats to take with us for sitting, umbrellas, etc. This is the most well-appointed HomeAway rental we've ever had the opportunity to stay in. We will be back!
Glad you had a good time and at least some cool weather. See you next time!
The place is awesome and worked out perfect
A Guesthouse Most Spectacular
This was our second time to stay at the Carriage House, and it was every bit as good as the first, and then some. So long as the gods continue to smile upon us, this is the only place we will stay when traveling to Austin. Rice is everything we look for in a host. Accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, yet not overbearing or intruding. The location is solid and safe. If the traveler be Goldilocks, Rice and his Carriage House are the perfect bowl of porridge, the perfect sized bed, the perfectly comfortable bear house. What I'm getting at is that everything about our stay was perfect. Stay at the Carriage House. You'll be glad you did.
I hope you can be successful at getting HomeAway/VRBO to swap the word "Carriage House" for "Gallery House" and get it updated.
Kind words are always appreciated, and we love having guests such as yourselves who enjoy the space.
Best regards, Rice
Perfect Quiet Space
Stayed here while visiting my daughter this past weekend. It was just what I wanted for a stay on my own. I felt perfectly safe and relaxed. Quiet street within walking distance of a park and some restaurants. Apt is as stated. I especially appreciated a couple of small items; a magnifying mirror and make-up remover wipes (which I forgot). I imagine that thanks goes to Pam. I appreciated the quiet and restful time I spent reading or sitting on that balcony. I even learned to appreciate Alexa. Lots of windows, books and art to enjoy. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Come back and see us again. Yes, Pam covers lots of details on so many fronts.
I hope your daughter's landlord issues were sorted out while you were here!
Have a great summer.
So much in such a little space!
I stayed here for 2 weeks and loved every minute of it. Rice has thought of everything, and utilized the small space very well. The bed is extremely comfortable, the shower has great water pressure and the kitchen has anything you could need. The porch is perfect for a morning cup of coffee. Rice is extremely attentive- if you have any questions about where to eat or what to do, he can tell you or you can read all about it in a binder he has collated. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Thanks for the compliments Karin. I am happy you had such a good visit to Austin. I hope the rest of your journey out west was successful too. Best regards, Rice
Host is extremely kind, informational, and patient. The Department of Theatre and Dance truly enjoyed working with you!
North University neighborhood, close to the University of Texas and convenient for football games, UT orientation days, graduation ceremonies. UT Shuttle and close to downtown.
Additional information about rental rates
Special events, such as Austin City Limits, F1, SXSW must be booked & fully paid at least 42 days in advance. Cleaning fee & taxes ($50, 15% respectively) added. A security deposit of $300 is required for ACL/F1/SXSW. Security deposit is fully refundable within 14 days if the unit is returned in the same condition as on the initial day of the rental. For all dates other than ACL/F1/SXSW a $50 non-refundable Damage Waiver Fee is added in lieu of the optional security deposit. Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional adult guest Repeat guests should contact the owners for special pricing each time they rebook.