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6BR/3BA Architectural Tour Luxury Home: Sleeps 15, Walk to UT, Downtown, 6th

Brooks Calavan

Member since: 2012
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People15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Brooks Calavan

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2015
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6BR/3BA Architectural Tour Luxury Home: Sleeps 15, Walk to UT, Downtown, 6th

People15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Austin - Luxury 6BR Award winning-Downtown/UT

6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths award winning Luxury Estate Walk to Downtown/UT, Sleeps 15

If you have a large group visiting UT for games or downtown Austin this 6BR/3BA super-luxury home is the finest option available. It is within 5 blocks of all UT stadiums (UT baseball, UT basketball, UT football, UT softball and UT swimming). Nothing spared in the construction of this Estate, from the gourmet kitchen to the 100% sucupira-floored living spaces and the designer bathrooms. There is even a putting green in the back yard! It is in one of the best locations to enjoy Austin. Franklin's BBQ is just steps from the front door, voted best BBQ in the nation.

This beautiful home has everything needed for a luxurious stay with stained wood trim and columns, an artist-designed chandelier above the dining room table and gorgeous unobstructed views of the State Capitol and Downtown. There are three living areas, four covered porches with ceiling fans, and a wet bar on the third floor. The kitchen features two large sinks and an AGA cooker and range that includes 4 ovens and a toaster all in one.

The master bedroom features a flat panel tv, vaulted ceilings and a private covered patio with fantastic downtown views. The master bathroom has a steam shower and huge garden bathtub. There is an in-unit washer and dryer and the house is equipped with WiFi, cable TV and 4 security cameras. The house is perfect for families or large groups and has a large closet for use and a 2-car garage and covered parking.

The first floor has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and living room with a queen-size pull out couch sleeper. The second floor is home to the master bedroom which has a king-size bed and three additional bedrooms, each with one queen-size bed. The third floor also has a small lock-off with 1 full bed(not a full bedroom but is a separate sleeping area with door approx 8'x20'). The private 3rd floor has a couch, TV, fireplace and a balcony with plenty of seating and downtown views.

One of the finest houses in downtown Austin, the property is 2 blocks to the Frank Erwin Center, the UT Football Stadium and the UT baseball stadium. Up and coming Rainey Street is just minutes South of the house and is lined with eateries and bars such as the Javalina Bar and Lustre Pearl. The East Side Cafe and other popular eateries on the Manor Restaurant Row are just minutes North of the home. When you arrive you will be greeted by a welcome basket of goodies- making your stay even more enjoyable.

When you book with us we’ll send you our mobile app with directions, our 24-hour live support number and rental guide. Then, you can drive right to the rental which features a digital door lock where you’ll use your unique code to enter (no need to meet for keys). Inside, you'll enjoy our premium amenities: shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. You can request an early check-in / late check-out and we will arrange it whenever possible.

*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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brooks Calavan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2015

About Brooks Calavan

We are a family of 6 who loves the outdoors and travelling. If you enjoy nice places in great locations please see our other listings 3709319, 3467181, and .

Brooks Calavan purchased this house in 2008

Why Brooks Calavan chose Austin

Location and Space. We chose this lot because it was twice the size as a normal downtown city lot. It is close to it all with luxury and ambience that exceeds all expectations. Walk to UT baseball, Football, soccer and Basketball Games. Walking distance to many restaurants and bars. approx 1/2 a mile to famous 6th street. close to Zilker park for Austin City limits festival and close to Circuit of the Americas for all racing enthusiasts.

What makes this house unique

We designed this spacious home In 2007 with over 4,000 sq ft to give us all the modern benefits but fit in with the bungalow feel of the neighborhood. With an Aga Cooker, 100% brazilian hard wood floors, minka Aire Fans, a Steam shower or a relaxing bath Relax in our large tub with views of the capitol you are sure to enjoy the modern convenience and luxury of our home. Step outside to our two putting greens, Washer pits, bocci ball, and a fire pit for those cool nights.

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People15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

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6BR/3BA Architectural Tour Luxury Home: Sleeps 15, Walk to UT, Downtown, 6th
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
5

AWESOME East Austin Property!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic updated/upgraded property and and overall perfect experience in Austin for large guys/girls group getaways, family holiday gatherings, bachelor/bachelorette parties,you name it! Comfortable beds, gorgeous bathrooms, plentiful space, and great outdoor space. My group of girlfriends had an incredible stay, everything we needed was provided. Just a short walk, uber or car ride to everything you'd want in Austin, also just steps from E. 11th st, where you can find great dining spots like Blue Dahlia and Hillside Pharmacy and Franklin's BBQ.

Communicating with the owner prior to the trip was simple and effective in ensuring the house would suit our group's needs. Using the homeaway app was instrumental in communicating services like entry into the home, wifi passwords, and house specifics.

One note to be aware of - the oven/stove-top is an AGA, which is unfamiliar to many, but fancy and fun! All instructions on how to use is provided in the app, at the house and from the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you posting your experience. We hope to have you back soon.
5

lovely home, close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a girls weekend and had a lovely stay at this property. There is a queen +bath on the lowest level, a second master + 3 additional queen rooms on the second level and a full+twin bunk on the third level.

Pros: The home was very well decorated, lots of seating areas inside and out. Beautiful outdoor patio off the kitchen with 2 large tables (outdoor dining was great). A wonderful 3rd story deck with a view of the capital building. Incredible bathrooms. Separate dining room and a kitchen island bar for informal eating. Huge refrigerator and freezer. Located about 1 mile from the convention center, CVS was 2 blocks away, HEB was about 1 mile. Lots of restaurants and food trucks just a few blocks away. The owner was incredibly responsive when we discovered that the hair dryers had gone missing and had several delivered to the house that same day. Basic kitchen items (cofee filters, salt, pepper and toiletries were provided.

Cons: The cons list are all minor things, thus we still gave a 5 star rating. No hangers in the closets, no iron or ironing board, no washer/dryer for when someone had a spill on their garment, no extra pillows or blankets no extra light bulbs when one blew.

In summary, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are excited you had a great time and apologize for the few inconveniences. We put jade hangers regularly but they keep disappearing. I will have more placed there as well as an iron and ironing board. We have also ordered a washer and dryer since guests like to do laundry at times. Thanks for your feedback. We strive for every guest to have a seem less and wonderful time with no issues. We welcome you back anytime.
5

Perfect house for a bachelorette party!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my sisters bachelorette party and it was perfect! We had 15 girls and everyone loved the house! It is a great size and can easily accomodate a group of this size and it is so much more fun for everyone to be under one roof rather than split up in different hotel rooms. The living room was perfect for a lingerie shower and the kitchen is a great size for everyone to congregate and make cocktails. The location is also ideal for going downtown, it was roughly a $10 uber ride to get to restaurants/bars. I would most definitely recommend renting this house for a long weekend with friends, we all had so much fun!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing centrally located home

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 14 had the pleasure of recently staying in this home and had a wonderful experience. We were all visiting from various parts of the country to attend a bachelorette party and could not have picked a better location. We were so central to everything and did not end up paying much throughout the trip in cab fare. The house held us comfortably with everyone securing a spot on a bed (one was on a blow up mattress provided by the house). The kitchen was amazing and we ended up spending most of our time gathered around the large island in the middle. I knew we would struggle with the oven after reading prior reviews, but we didn’t end up using the oven itself, only the stovetop which worked great. The bathrooms were also very adequately sized. Most of us would get ready in the spacious master bedroom bathroom and had a blast doing so.

I would definitely recommend this home to any larger visiting group. You truly will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are excited you had a great time and welcome you back on any future stay. Thanks for staying with us. Brooks Calavan
Ashland, WI USA
3

Don't even try to cook

  • 3 of 5

First the good points: great location; killer view of downtown and the Capitol from lovely third-floor veranda; large and spacious rooms with lots of different spaces to gather in on all three floors; a first floor bedroom and bath for anyone who has trouble with stairs; in general, even better than the pictures show.

But then there are the not-so-good points, like one hanger (total) in a six bedroom house; no washer and drier, even though the listing says there are; and then the kitchen. The kitchen is beautiful: spacious, lots of counter space and cupboard space, and a coffee-maker, microwave, dishwasher, and ice-maker. But the kitchen has a woefully inadequate supply of glasses for a house that can easily accommodate 10 people, not a single bowl for cereal in the morning (there are a half-dozen mugs of the kind you get for free from various organizations- those can be pressed into service), and a completely inadequate stock of kitchen utensils if you want to do any cooking-- or, even if you don't, if you want to heat anything in the microwave.

But cooking is not recommended anyway, due to the Aga stove that the kitchen sports. I imagine that if you live with an Aga you get used to it and learn how to use it, but it is completely inappropriate for a rental where you want to be able to walk in and be able to cook up a simple meal. And if the Aga is not turned on when you arrive you can forget about even using it to heat up food (we'd planned to re-heat Franklin Barbeque procured earlier in the day) since it takes hours for the Aga to heat up. The Aga has no dials for either the ovens or the range top-- the different compartments and burners heat to pre-set approximate temperatures and you put your food where you think the right temperature is to cook it correctly. My daughter-in-law, who is not only a professionally trained chef, but is very intelligent and resourceful, was driven to distraction trying to make Christmas dinner on the thing.

(And, oh yes, there was an ant infestation in the kitchen.)

Our recommendation: sell the Aga (they are very expensive) and use the money to buy a regular stove; stock the kitchen with adequate plates, bowls, glasses, and utensils; and use the couple bucks left over to buy some hangers.

We've given the house three stars as an average: the house's good qualities are offset by the kitchen problems.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for your issues. We used to live in the house full time but moved out at which time all items were stocked completely. We had bowls. They are normally located to the left of the microwave. I will make sure they are still there. I'm unsure of why there were ants as we are under contract with an exterminator. Since the stay was over Christmas I was only able to get him out on the 29th when they got back in the office. I am having our house manager restock the hangers and double check all utensils. I wish you would have brought up the stock issues as I would have gladly had our manager drop some off to you. We stock hangers often but they get taken by guests on accident. I will update the listing about the washer and dryer. This was there when we resided there but we took it when we moved. It hasn't come up so I didn't think to change it. The Aga range is definitely different. We discuss its operation and to turn it on or ask us to in our app in two different places. I am sorry you missed that. We have had professional chefs cook with it and film cooking demonstrations on it. I understand it can be different to use and is why we offer links, an Aga cook book and instructions to help guide guests. I would have helped you with it if asked. I didn't have any communication on any of the issues mentioned other than the ants. I hope you can tell from our other reviews we strive to give the best experience to our guests. Please consider us if you ever desire to stay downtown Austin again as I will offer you a far reduced rate. Again I apologize for any inconveniences these items caused and wished we would have known sooner so we could have rectified them. Please be assured all items will be corrected immediately.
5

Castle in Austin

  • 5 of 5

The house was unreal. It was a glorious three story castle with two balconies that overlook downtown and UT. Definitely would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin Bergstorm international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Many along 11th street
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Morris Williams
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many along 11th and along red river and MLK
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Lake Austin
Car: not necessary

Our home is located in the perfect location for everyone in your party. we are 1/4 mile from the state capitol, 6 blocks to the UT football, basketball and baseball stadiums, 1/2 mile to famous 6 street full of bars and restaurants, under a mile to Lady Bird lake(Town lake), less than a mile to Austins Childrens museum, about 3 miles to Barton Springs Pool. We are convenient to Austin Bergstorm International airport at about 15 minutes or 12 miles. we are 50 yards from the nearest bus route that will take you anywhere around town you would like.

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From $796 Nightly

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AUSTIN - Formula1
22 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$4,661
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Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
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$4,661
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24 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
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$5,280
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning estimate $350 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 18.0%
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Austin in Austin area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor bathroom with high end finish out, oversized frameless glass shower with bench 2nd floor shower with tub and separate lockoff vanity so two people can be getting ready at the same time master bath with Steam shower, garden tub and his and her vanity with separate sinks and separate cabinets.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor with private bathroom and many great built ins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite-private patio, steam shower, soaker tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , large room with walk in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , large room with walk in closet
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , large room with tons of windows and views in every direction
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 3rd floor room private with bar and sink
  • 1 King bed, 4 Queen beds, 1 Queen Sofa Bed bed, 1 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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