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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Amenities

Clarksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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Charming home in desirable neighborhood in the heart of downtown
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place easy check in, close to all Austin has to offer!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great property in a wonderful old Austin feeling neighborhood. Everything we needed was close.

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for our niece's wedding and this charming old house embraced us for a wonderful weekend with family.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, I am so glad you were able to enjoy your family, the Nelson and the gorgeous weather we had that weekend!
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Dallas, Texas
5

Beautiful home and great location

  • 5 of 5

Very hospitable and responsive hosts and a beautifully appointed home made for a great stay in Houston. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, well kept, great neighborhood, very pleasant stay!

  • 5 of 5

I will be back at Nelson House the next time I am in Austin. Fabulous location and neighborhood. The house was clean and very well kept. Beds were very comfortable. Great restaurants within walking distance. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
4

Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable beds and white linens. A perfect combination!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5

Cozy, welcoming, and great location

  • 5 of 5

Communication was easy, and we loved the decor and thoughtful details (toiletries and bathroom essentials, coffee maker and grinder, etc.) This was such a lovely space--we enjoyed being able to access the second floor balcony from both bedrooms for early morning treehouse vibes among the treebranches and birdcalls. This neighborhood was a great home base for our weekend and we would definitely consider staying again next time we're in Austin. Thank you for the restaurant tips and neighborhood information, too!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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