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Charming home in desirable neighborhood in the heart of downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, queen size sleeper sofa, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

The Nelson house was built in the early 1870’s and was a farmhouse with several out buildings. It was built before the streets were put in so it sits crooked to the street and was sited for the least amount of heat gain from the sun in the summer. The two cottages were added in the 1920’s. The home passed from the Nelson family to several owners and the present owners bought it in 1980 and remodeled it into a preschool that served this neighborhood for 20 years. In 1999 it was remodeled again into the home and rental units it is today.

The Nelson house is located in the Old West Austin/Greater Clarksville neighborhood. Located just a mile from the Capital, Congress Ave, and the heart of downtown, this neighborhood has a varied and lively history. Originally farms, after the Civil War part of this area was turned into a black neighborhood to house the former slaves that chose to stay on and work on the farms for pay. The black foreman in charge of parceling out the lots was named Clark – hence Clarksville. Over the next hundred years the farms were slowly developed into middle and upper middle class white neighborhoods. In the 1950’s and 60’s the area, under threat of being demolished for a freeway that was never built, fell into disrepair and became a popular place for UT students to find cheap rent close to campus. About 1970 the neighborhood began a renaissance and gentrification that continues today. It has become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town, particularly for professionals and young families, with its good public schools, great restaurants and retail within walking distance and a location that lets its residents avoid many of the city’s traffic problems. Although some of the houses (including the main Nelson House) date to the 19th century, the predominant architecture is 20th century cottages and bungalows, with a scattering of modern homes added recently.

*We don’t allow parties unless you have been given permission ahead of time.

More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Elmore
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

Amenities

Clarksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Charming home in desirable neighborhood in the heart of downtown
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Great house, super cute, very clean & comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a Mother's Day weekend getaway. We loved the house and area, it was perfect for the 4 of us. My only complaint/suggestion is more seating on the back patio. There are only 2 pladtic chairs downstairs and 1 lounge chair upstairs. We would've loved to be able to hang out more on the patio. Overall, a great place to stay!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Excellent stay. Would book it again in a heartbeat.

  • 5 of 5

Felt at home from the start. Gorgeous, quiet location. About a half hour walk from downtown (very walkable). Close to a park, surrounded by lovely heritage homes. 8 minute walk to Whole Foods. The balconies are stunning. The home is incredibly comfortable and relaxing (well supplied with all amenities). Would definitely stay here again.😊😊😊

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location and lovely place to stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This is a sweet little house in a beautiful neighbourhood. The kitchen is well equipped, the place is clean and well kept and everything about the experience is made easy. Within walking distance there are cute cafes, a giant Whole Foods, a great book store and some nice restaurants. We would highly recommend this as a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, well maintained and a joy to stay at!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house. Comfortable, quiet, easy access. It was a perfect place to stay while we watched the MotoGP races at Circuit of the Americas.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spotless historic beauty

  • 5 of 5

It is no wonder people who have stayed in this home have stayed again. Light , bright and open with warmth and charm appropriate to its age.

It was just two of us so everything was perfect. The sofa is a loveseat and no other chairs unless you pull dining chairs into the living room. A bit more seating would be great if more than 2 are staying. I would request this home on every Austin trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Pristine and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to retreat to after a day or night in downtown. Extremely clean and well appointed. Air conditioning worked great! We enjoyed sitting on the front bench, with our morning coffee, watching all the passerbys in the adorable section of town. Try the nearby Galaxy cafe for breakfast ......awesome!

We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Mopac

The Nelson house is located in the Old West Austin/Greater Clarksville neighborhood. Located just a mile from the Capital, Congress Ave, and the heart of downtown, this neighborhood has a varied and lively history. Originally farms, after the Civil War part of this area was turned into a black neighborhood to house the former slaves that chose to stay on and work on the farms for pay. The black foreman in charge of parceling out the lots was named Clark – hence Clarksville. Over the next hundred years the farms were slowly developed into middle and upper middle class white neighborhoods. In the 1950’s and 60’s the area, under threat of being demolished for a freeway that was never built, fell into disrepair and became a popular place for UT students to find cheap rent close to campus. About 1970 the neighborhood began a renaissance and gentrification that continues today. It has become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town, particularly for professionals and young families, with its good public schools, great restaurants and retail within walking distance and a location that lets its residents avoid many of the city’s traffic problems. Although some of the houses (including the main Nelson House) date to the 19th century, the predominant architecture is 20th century cottages and bungalows, with a scattering of modern homes added recently.

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Rates & Availability

Clarksville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
ACL 2017
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
SXSW 2018
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $105 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

A 15% hotel occupancy tax will be assessed for stays under 30 days.
The Nelson house check-in time is at 4pm and check-out time is at 11am.
Prior arrangements must be made for early or late check out. Exceeding check-out
times without notifying us in advance can result in an extra $50 charge.
Single night rate $200
We don’t allow parties unless you have been given permission ahead of time. If you are using the outside porches please be considerate of our neighbors and keep your volume down and bring it inside after 11pm please.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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