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6-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Pool & Spa, Home Theater

Dove Haven is a large house in a quiet, secluded neighborhood along Walnut Creek, with nearby access (within 4 miles) to Austin’s largest technology companies--Samsung, Applied Materials, and Dell. The house is two stories (3600 sq ft), with 6 queen beds and 1 king bed. It has 6 large bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms, a large open-space living/dining/kitchen area, an office, a beautiful pool with heated spa, and stained concrete flooring downstairs.

Dove Haven is 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 Time Warner cable content. Each of 6 bedrooms is large and includes cable TV (Time-Warner) and semi-private baths.

Free long-distance telephone and hi-speed, wireless, internet access (wifi).

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, etal.), 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 a HDMI or VGA jack, you can connect to the Yamaha. If it has neither, you will need to purchase or provide a special HDMI adapter for your device. All other cables and instructions are provided at the house.

Converse with 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!


The backyard is fully privacy-fenced, with locking gates. The neighborhood is very safe and peaceful!

More Details

Kermit Graf
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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 Austin

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.


North Oaks Hillside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Pluto - toilet , shower , Private bath for Pluto bedroom
    Serenity/Treehouse - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack&Jill bath, 2 lavatories
    Sunrise/Austin Skyline - toilet , shower , Jack&Jill bath, 2 lavatories
    Powder room - toilet , Downstairs hallway entrance
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 lavatories
  • All baths are fully-stocked. The Master bath has a Jacuzzi for two and shower. All other baths are shower or tub/shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Pluto - 1 queen , Private bath
    Serenity - 1 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Sunrise - 1 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Austin Skyline - 1 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Treehouse - 2 queen , Jack & Jill bath
    Master - 1 king
  • The bedrooms have large walk-in closets. All bedrooms are large and spacious and have ceiling fans and cable TV. Pluto has a built-in ironing board and built-in chest of drawers. A child's Pack 'n Play, highchair and booster seat is in the office.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
The large, spacious layout caters to business executive conferencing/meetings. The backyard is fully privacy-fenced with locking gates. PARENTS BEWARE: THERE IS NO CHILD-PROOF FENCE AROUND THE SWIMMING POOL. 7.1 Yamaha home theater system. Free WiFi and long distance. Three rooms have wired network ports.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(95 traveler reviews)

6-bedroom House, Large Pool, Beautiful Creek, Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 4.926316 based on 95 reviews

Truly a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row and are planning to book our third soon. Kermit is the perfect host and is accessible if needed. The house is very well equipped and all of our guests are comfortable and happy with their stay. We love it here and can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous and spacious home. Six of us stayed there when we had a conference downtown.

  • 5 of 5

House was immaculately clean and had all of the amenities of home. We would love to make this stay an annual tradition when we attend downtown Austin conferences.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! The property was awesome!! It was very clean and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

What a great property. So many things that have not been included in other homes I've rented were included in this one. Lots of thoughtful details and helpful hints. I highly recommend staying at this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great stay in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at Dove Haven! We have stayed in many VRBO properties over the years and this one definitely ranks near the top. Each family had their own little "wing" of the home (14 of us). The pack 'n play, high chair, and baby gate came in handy. The kids loved the playground and the 5 year old actually swam in the cold pool - we debated paying the fee to heat the pool but decided the hot tub would suffice. The whole house music system was great. The owner was very flexible and allowed us to check in early and our check out time was 2pm! It was so nice to be able to get up and relax for a while before having to head out. The property is very convenient to I-35. We would love to stay at Dove Haven again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, fantastic host

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the place and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

North Oaks Hillside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
ROT Biker Rally 2017
Jun 8 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
ACL Music Festival 2017, #1
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
ACL Music Festival 2017, #2
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Formula 1 2017
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
SXSW 2018
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
A booking is fully refundable when cancelling up to 7 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
"Walking distance from the State Capitol, in downtown Austin."
South Congress Avenue
Central Market
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
The Oasis
""The Sunset Capital of Texas" on Lake Travis"
Mount Bonnell
Fonda San Miguel
Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum
6th Street
"In the heart of downtown Austin."
Amy's Ice Creams
Round Rock Premium Outlets
University of Texas at Austin
Texas State Capitol
"Walking distance from the Bob Bullock Museum, in downtown Austin."
Cafe Serranos at Symphony Square
"In Symphony Square, downtown Austin."
Whole Foods Market Lamar
"In downtown Austin."
Thinkery - The New Austin Children's Museum
"In downtown Austin."
Barton Springs Pool
"Beautiful pool in Zilker Park. Cool swim on a hot summer day!"
Zilker Park
Zilker Botanical Garden
Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train
"Next to Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park. Fun ride for everyone!"
San Marcos - Prime Outlets
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
"Great airport."
Salt Lick BBQ
"A landmark BBQ spot very popular in the Austin area. Located out in the country."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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 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.


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