2BR Stylish Mid-Century Town Lake

House - Entire home/apt · Upland Dr, Austin, TX 78741, United States
Merri Gale & Donald

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The Space

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This stylish 2BR/1BA house is the perfect spot to spin some vinyl and enjoy everything Austin. Herman Miller, Eames, KP Mobler and Heywood Wakefield are just a few of the designers whose classic pieces you will find displayed throughout the home. Each bedroom has a full size bed, and the retro-chic bathroom is stocked with plenty of plush towels. Outdoor amenities include an expansive, sloped lawn with established trees, a covered porch, a stone patio, and a large balcony complete with a charcoal grill and vintage fire-starter. The home has all the modern amenities - the galley-style Kitchen, with its old Honduran mahogany cabinets and walls, is stocked with all cooking necessities. The adjacent dining room features a gorgeous, mid-century teak dining table. There is a queen-size air mattress available for additional guests.

The property is a scenic walk across the bridge to the popular Rainey Street where locals enjoy award-winning bars and restaurants. The heart of downtown and the warehouse district are only a few blocks away. The house is directly across the street from the famous Live, Love, Paddle kayak rentals and from the famous bat-viewing tours.

Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey Staff. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We accommodate early check-in / late check-out requests whenever possible and you'll receive the comforts of home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours and 7 days per week with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guests data - (website hidden) Software for Professtionals.

All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $350
Cleaning Fee: $99
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This place was amazing. The mid century modern furnishings were funky and cool. The retro stereo was wired throughout the space. The location was convenient for visiting South Congress and downtown. I highly recommend and will consider again for future trips.

    April 2014
  • We had a great time in Austin, staying at Merri & Donald's home made it even more special and gave the unique at-home feel to our visit. We loved the proximity to all the sites that we enjoyed exploring.
    Here's the map I created for our visit: (website hidden)

    September 2013
    Merri Gale & Donald
    Response from Merri Gale & Donald:

    What an amazing map, Korin - thanks for sharing! It was great having you stay with us.

    -The TurnKey Vacation Rentals Team

    September 2013
  • Beautiful home and beautiful hosts. We needed a home to record our first album and the place provided a much needed dose of comfort and inspiration. We hope to be back soon. Keep Austin Weird! -Jenn and Kirk of Lady & West

    August 2013
  • I can honestly say, I have never been more comfortable and felt more at home while traveling than I did at this 60's styled home! The place was perfectly located, amazingly decorated & had a super relaxed atmosphere! I actually added 2 more nights to may stay because I didn't want to leave! Merri & Donald are super friendly & were totally on top of helping us out whenever we needed it, I only wish I could have gotten to know them better, they are super inspiring! Hope to stay again soon!

    July 2013
  • It was a beautifully decorated house. Felt like we were living a Mad Men episode.

    June 2013
  • Loved this house! Merri Gale was a perfect host. She gave us such helpful tips on what to do and where to eat while we were in Austin. The house is so interesting and cozy. We stayed in one night just to listen to her records on the sweet record player she has. So perfect. its a great location, not totally walkable to downtown but not too far either. I would definitely stay here again.

    May 2013
  • When we travel to Austin to we look for a place where it is easy to relax and cook. Our visits are always family visits so we are often looking for a place where we can cook relax and have a friend or family member comfortably visit for an afternoon. Merri Gale and Donald's place was perfect for this.

    The house was comfortable and the interior design was interesting but in no way oppressive. They obviously care very much about design and comfort. We never met them but all our communications were easy and things went very smoothly.

    Highly recommended for a group of two to four adults or a couple with one or two (gentle) children.

    May 2013
  • Loved our stay here! The house was well lit for our after dark arrival and Merri Gale is the most thoughtful and helpful host! It really felt home here and had a perfect location. The house is beautiful and exactly as pictured.

    April 2013
  • Full disclosure: Merri Gale & Donald are 2 of our favorite neighbors. We leased their top floor so that we would have enough space for numerous family members arriving for a wedding. We knew that our guests would love the charming house as well as MG & D!! Naturally, we were correct. It was the perfect abode: simple, attractive, clean and close to other family one house away. All guests commented on the great interior furnishings and layout. Porches and front yard were also a big hit.

    April 2013
  • We had a truly wonderful stay at Merri Gale and Donald's house. The house was so thoughtfully decorated and maintained with a lot of love. It was such a nice retreat—everything from the record player and sound system to the streaming sunlight throughout the house to the balcony to enjoy morning coffee on was just lovely.

    March 2013
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