Welcome to our RARE SECLUDED 1940s ESTATE--an oasis in the heart of the city. We hope you will enjoy the privacy, the charm, the beauty of an era that we hope to captivate in our home completely surrounded by nature for a true Austin experience.
RARE SECLUDED 1940s ESTATE- 4 BR / 3 BA - An Oasis in the Heart of the City- built in 1941 by my grandfather, Dr. Willis W. Pratt, distinguished Lord Byron Scholar and UT English Professor. This classic home sits on top of a hill on 3/4 acre and has privacy, charm, a rare beauty and elegance of a grand era of old Austin. Great for entertaining, this home has hosted many fabulous parties. It is lovely and romantic, with complete privacy, a beautiful sparkling pool and spacious deck, a gorgeous living room with a hearty fireplace, a grand piano with the stone sun porch overlooking the pool into the West Austin rolling hills and sunset. This 3/4 acre estate is romantic and secluded, and is private and surrounded by nature in the heart of the city. Just minutes away from everything!
It has 4 BR / 3 BA / Pool / Private Decks and Sun Porch / Private Driveway with parking / Kitchen / Washer / Dryer / and Nature at its finest. SLEEPS 6 - 8 COMFORTABLY / $500 / Night. The bedrooms and living rooms and sun room patios are spacious. All the bathrooms are full baths. It has an old fashioned galley kitchen with Saltillo tile, original wood counters and a new oven range, refrigerator and dishwasher--all surrounded by nature. You will get privacy, relaxation and enjoy a unique treasure, an oasis in the middle of the city. Complete with a cozy midnight blue massage room / studio or extra bedroom (if you have an air mattress). with adjoining deep green wooded bathroom, all surrounded by nature.
There is also the Relaxing Midnight Blue Massage room where guests can relax and get a 90 or 60 Minute massage at a discount rate for guests in the home. 90 Minutes / $90 and 60 Minutes / $60. I am a professional licensed certified in the State of Texas Massage Therapist and am happy to schedule massages beforehand or while you are staying here.
JUST 5 - 10 MINUTES TO EVERYTHING - Downtown, UT, Zilker Park, SoCo, ENJOY THE BEAUTY, CHARM, COMPLETE PRIVACY, GREAT FOR PARTIES, ALL SURROUNDED BY NATURE.
Just up the street is Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Mayfield Park with peacocks and nature trails, Mount Bonnell scenic lookout point and Westwood Country Club. There is Casis Village Shopping Center with Starbuck's, Randall's, Tarrytown Pharmacy Over the Rainbow toy store, 1379
Sports store, and more just 1/4 mile up the road on Exposition. Lake Austin is just up the road with a great restaurants just along the lake, such as Abel's, Hula Hut and Mozart's Coffee Shop. There is a City Bus stop just around the corner that takes you anywhere in town in 5-15 minutes. A 5-7 minute drive and a 10-15 minute bike ride to UT and Downtown and the jogging trails along Town Lake-very convenient to everything!!!
THE HOME HAS A UNIQUE BEAUTY, CHARM, ELEGANCE OF OLD AUSTIN ALL WITH COMPLETE PRIVACY SURROUNDED BY NATURE. A RARE TREASURE, A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX, A VACATION RETREAT WITHIN ITSELF. AN OASIS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY.
Guests have access to the entire home, the pool and deck facing the West with complete privacy and surrounding 3/4 acre of nature surrounded by bamboo. The driveway is on the complete other side of the house, the East side and there is access to the driveway and the secure parking.
Once I hand the guests the keys, I give the guests complete privacy in the home and the pool are and the surrounding nature and deck area. While
Tarrytown is one of the oldest and most affluent neighborhoods in Ausitn. It is beautiful, very peaceful and quiet and quaint as well. There is a sweet neighborhood Park, Reed Park with nature and trails and a playground area and pool. There is also Casis Village, which has a Starbuck's, Randall's grocery store, Tarrytown Pharmacy, Tarrytown Dry Cleaner's, Food Food, a small restaurant, Wally's Men Clothing Store and Over the Rainbow Toy Store. Casis Elementary School is just across the street and everything is closeby, just a bike ride or walk away. It is a great family-friendly neighborhood. Just up the street is Mayfield Park, with rolling nature trails and peacocks roaming the grounds, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Westwood Country Club and Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous landmark overlooking Austin with gorgeous sunsets along Lake Austin.
There is a City Bus that can get you around the neighborhood and to town. Also, a nice bike ride can get you to Town Lake Hike and Bike Trails as well. It is a 5 - 10 Minute drive to anywhere in Central Austin and a $10 - $15 cab ride to UT or Downtown. Very convenient drive to anywhere. There is secure parking at our home for up to 5-6 spaces and beyond that, across the street is Camp Mabry, and along the street you may park if there are more than 6 cars. Parking is safe and easy.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 6 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$2250 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$7500 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Virginia was fantastic! She was super accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed from towels to ample space to sleep (we had a big group), to anything you could have imagined. She even offered to drive us to the bar!
We loved the house. It was perfect for our big, slightly rowdy New Years' group. We would be thrilled to come back here and stay. Between the firepit, the pool, the trampoline, and the space to roam, everything was perfect. We had a blast!
Virginia was an amazing host. She was upbeat and had a very positive energy to her. She made sure that the home was very, very clean before we arrived, and gave me a good tour around the house so I knew where to find everything. Virginia also gave us suggestions as to local restaurants and music, and left sheets in the kitchen detailing where to find the closest restaurants, grocery store, liquor store, etc.; that was very helpful. Virginia was also responsive and checked in with me via text messages to make sure that my friends and I were comfortable and okay.
Along with Virginia's kindness and graciousness, the house itself is beautiful and has tons of character. The backyard and porch were particularly wonderful for enjoying Austin's warm climate, yet having a lot of privacy! HIghly, highly recommended.
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What a great place! We had a mini reunion in Austin with my old High School buddies and their wives. Everyone was charmed with the house and location. It was just perfect for us. It was clean, comfortable and quiet, we especially enjoyed the enclosed porch/sunroom off of the dinning room, a great place to lounge, snack and chat. The pool was great, with a very nice deck and chairs for sitting around. Morning and evening swims were very popular and easy. We only saw Virginia when we first arrived and when we asked for something, perfect. She was very welcoming and gracious and her description of the place is right on.
Make no mistake, it is not a modern house, but it has most modern amenities and many unique features and accouterments. Virginia will point them out with their stories if you are interested. Thanks again Virginia. We had a great time!
Our 2 families had such a lovely week at Virginia's property. The home and grounds have so much privacy and seclusion that it's easy to forget you're only a 5 minute drive to downtown! Such a nice change from other places we've stayed in the past where we had to battle traffic and leave too early for conventions and work. This property was a wonderful change!!
Virginia's hospitality is just exceptional. In addition to providing the standard property owner amenities, she's available and accessible quickly and goes above and beyond to make you feel like not just a patron, but a guest.
There were so many things about Virginia's home we loved--the pool, the home itself, the lovely way it lent itself to entertaining with gorgeous high ceilings, a glorious stone porch, and all the cooking and grilling items we needed.
I can't wait to stay at Virginia's property again. :)
This is an awesome home if you like older homes with character. I loved the back yard with the pool and the eating area off the back of the house. The antiques are beautiful and it felt like going back in tie with all the modern day conveniences. We had a small SUV so managing the driveway was a breeze, not sure how a small car would fair. I love the feel of the garden, if you love unstructured natural gardens and peace and quiet then I definitely would recommend this house. I will be using it again when returning to Austin. Thank you Virginia for an incredible stay...truly a home away from home experience.....
A characterful and charming hideaway - very close the the heart of the city, yet tucked away in a leafy, quiet and private enclave. Perfect for a romantic mini-getaway. Thank you Virginia for your friendly welcome and kind hospitality.
I needed a place for my extended family to stay at while in Austin for Christmas. Virginia's home was in such a beautiful secluded location, but only 5 minutes from downtown. It is a beautiful home, warm, cozy, and eclectic. I would highly recommend staying with her.
Virginia's home is wonderful and in a fantastic private location that is very conveniently located near town. We had a wonderful stay and Virginia was a fantastic host!