About the property
- House3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Pool & Spa, Home Theater, Operating Lic.: 2016034411
Dove Haven is a large house in a quiet, secluded neighborhood along Walnut Creek. The house is two stories (3,600 sq ft), with 7 queen beds (one is a sofa bed) and 1 king bed. It has 6 large bedrooms (each with a private or connecting bath, and each with a large walk-in closet); 4½ bathrooms; a large open-space living/dining/kitchen area; an office with a sofa bed that doubles as a 7th bedroom; a beautiful heated pool with hot tub (spa); and stained concrete flooring downstairs. The bath in the master bedroom has a Jacuzzi in addition to its shower. There's no extra charge for using the outdoor hot tub (spa) or indoor Jacuzzi year-round. Heating the entire pool is $75 for up to 4 days, mostly a fuel charge.
The 6 bedrooms are each like a hotel room. Each has cable TV (Spectrum), and each has a private or connecting bath. The 7th bedroom (office) likewise has cable TV, but no attached bath. One bedroom has 2 queen beds; others have 1 queen or king bed (see pictures). Two bedrooms are downstairs having private baths; four bedrooms are upstairs having connecting baths.
My housekeeper calls it a hotel; some reviewers have called it a resort!
Dove Haven is within 4 miles of Austin’s largest technology companies--Samsung, Applied Materials, and Dell. It's suited for large family or business gatherings and entertainment. The exceptionally large living area sports a Yamaha 7.1 home theater system, with 50-inch HDTV, Blu-ray disc player and Spectrum cable content.
There is free long-distance telephone and three (3) hi-speed wireless internet access points (WiFi) broadcasting at 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz.
Bring your favorite Blu-ray/DVD movie to enjoy the Yamaha 7.1 home theater system; or, better yet, drive the Yamaha with your own audio/video content (e.g., Netflix movies, business presentations, et cetera), displaying video on the 50” HDTV and sending sound to all 8 (7.1) speakers. The Yamaha has cables for connecting your laptop computer or other personal portable video or music device. If your video player device has an HDMI jack, you can connect to the Yamaha. If it does not, you will need to purchase or provide a special HDMI adapter for your device. All other cables and instructions are provided at the house.
Talk to someone in another room using the intercom system, or use it for whole-house radio. On cold days enjoy the warmth and ease of a beautiful gas log fireplace—a special type that radiates heat. The kitchen has granite counter-tops.
Located between Austin and Round Rock, near I-35, it has quick access to Austin’s entertainment district, UT football games, shopping, Round Rock, and Georgetown. For the adventuresome, escape through the back gate and trek down the trails through the 6-acre greenbelt down to Walnut Creek. Explore the impressive rock formations. This is part of the Texas Hill Country—where the water runs clear! Walnut Creek is the largest creek in the Austin area north of the Colorado River. The greenbelt is home to owls, deer, raccoon, coyote, and—oh, yes!—armadillo. Relax by the pool and listen to the owls in the evening. Before sundown watch the doves fly in for a drink from the pool. It’s a dove haven!
PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO CHILD-PROOF FENCE AROUND THE SWIMMING POOL!!
The backyard is fully privacy-fenced, with locking gates. The neighborhood is very safe and peaceful!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Kermit Graf
In 2011 I retired from 31 years as an engineer with Schlumberger. My wife and I own and manage three vacation rental properties. We enjoy providing relaxing and safe properties for our guests and their families. We are both originally from Houston, then moved to Austin in the late 1960s when attending, then graduating from, the University of Texas, where we met each other in the Longhorn Band. Hook-em Horns!
Kermit Graf purchased this House in 2011
Why Kermit Graf chose North Oaks Hillside
My wife wanted this house, not me! It was was an unfinished foreclosure/bankruptcy; a neighborhood eye-sore that would take a tremendous amount of work to finish. She said it had good bones. After 11 months of hard labor and lots of contractors we turned an ugly ducking into a swan.
What makes this House unique
This house is well-suited for large gatherings. Even architects have raved about the design, both inside and out. The infrastructure is fantastic allowing: home theater system, fabulous lighting inside and out, wired/wireless network, cable throughout for TV, CCTV, security system, fabulous pool & spa design with pergola, beautiful landscaping with river-rock trails.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-out: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Property & Great Owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our family reunion in Austin. The city is great but we spent most of our time in this fantastic house. The house is spacious and the backyard pool was a much needed relief in the 100+ weather. The bedrooms and community spaces are all large and accommodating of a family reunion. No one felt cramped or crowded. We could come together effortlessly but break into small groups or individuals without issue. The kitchen is very large and has everything anyone could need to feed a group. My family also took advantage of the entertainment spaces both the surround sound blue ray and the air hockey and shuffle board (family tournament). Austin was relatively easy to navigate from the house. We could get downtown or to the airport in 20 minutes even in heavy traffic times.
There were excellent BBQ and brewery establishments within 5-10 minutes and a large grocery within 5 minutes. However, the biggest surprise was Kermit who was extremely helpful and available for any questions or problems that might arise. Highly recommend this property and owner if you will be in Austin.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Rodney! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Austin and in our home! Hope to see you again!!!
Really nice house, lots of great amenities, wonderful backyard, easy going host. Would definitely stay here again.
Fantastic house with everything you could need
This house was well located, the layout was great with heaps of room and the house had everything you need. Definitely one of the best houses we have stayed in. The backyard with the pool and playground kept our kids entertained for hours.
So clean, so modern, so comfortable, setting so calming and beautiful, so organized, perfect perfect lovely vacation home.
Beautiful, comfortable, everything you need for a wonderful vacation!
This home was wonderful and more than what we expected! The home owners took extra care to carfully place notes in handy locations that helped with any questions we had. The house was stocked with anything we could have possible needed. There was a food processor for home made salsa, special dark wash cloths for makeup, and even batteries and a latter for when the smoke detector started beeping. The beds were amazing, the pool and outside area were a blast for the kids and adults alike, and the home was perfect for our family get together! The kids loved the game tables upstairs. The large dining table made a wonderful spot to have large family dinners and the grill was perfect. The neighborhood is in a beautiful, quiet area that just added to the coziness of our stay! I would recommend this home to anyone headed to the Austin area, our family loved it!
This was the perfect house for a girls getaway! Everything was spotless and beautiful. The backyard is completely stunning. We found it extremely easy to get back and forth to downtown Austin as well using Uber. I would definitely stay here again!
Dove Haven is 10 miles from downtown Austin and 9 miles from the UT football stadium. Both are easy-access via nearby IH-35. (IH-35 is 1/2 mile from Dove Haven.) Take the Austin city bus to UT football games. Austin Capital Metro provides non-stop service from Park & Ride centers to the stadium. Go to www.capmetro.org for details. One center is at 12400 U.S. 183. Ample parking is provided for free. Dove Haven is within 5 miles of Austin’s largest technology companies--Samsung, Applied Materials and Dell. Shopping, eateries, movie theaters, and much more are also within 1-3 miles, along nearby IH-35.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
NO HOLIDAY RATES (same low rates year-round, except for special events shown above). $75 pool heating fee (spa heating is free). HEATER DISABLED DURING SUMMER MONTHS.