2/2 Ensuite with Luxurious Details
Ken & Mary Beth
About Ken & Mary Beth
Ken McWilliams and Mary Beth Chalk enjoy meeting new people, traveling, learning about new cultures, creating memories, cooking and entertaining. Ken owns a custom window covering business and is the second owner of the Maison Pemberton property. Mary Beth is a healthcare innovation consultant with over 2M airline miles and degrees in marketing and interior design. Maison Pemberton is the result of their combined abilities and shared interests. Their photo was taken in Cortona, one of their favorite hillside villages.
Ken & Mary Beth purchased this House in 1996
Why Ken & Mary Beth chose Pemberton Heights
As long-time neighbors, Ken would often have 'across the hedge' conversations with members of the Roberdeau family. In 1996, during one of the 'hedge conversations' Ken learned that Carol had plans to sell the house that they had built in 1937 and in which they had raised their family. At the time, Ken was in the real estate business in Austin and saw an opportunity to purchase the property next door for use as a rental property. Prior to its renovation in 2014-2015 Maison Pemberton has been a long-term, duplex rental property.
What makes this House unique
Bird's-eye offers the following unique benefits: - While close to the major event venues it also allows you to escape to a quiet, restful setting in the evenings - Situated in one of Austin's loveliest neighborhoods, Bird's-eye will allow you to 'live like a local' - Due to the duplex configuration (including ensuite bathrooms), the property promotes flexibility and privacy for groups
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This VRBO was perfect in every way. The hosts were very responsive, and made their place very welcoming. It is decorated beautifully and very comfortable. The location was great - just a short drive to downtown Austin. The amenities were very nice - coffee, condiments, even chocolates and wine! The kitchen is well supplied for cooking or just getting take out. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very nicely appointed and the beds were very comfortable. The owners even provided access to bicycles, a picnic basket, and beach towels. Check in and out were very easy. I highly recommend this place, and if I return to Austin, I would definitely stay here again. We loved Austin, too!
My wife and I needed a place in Austin for a week. As former Austin residents, we are all to aware of the crazy traffic and wanted a central location with easy access to the main thoroughfares. Pemberton is a lovely neighborhood and is within easy striking distance of UT, downtown, SoCo, etc. Even getting up to the Domain and down to the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center via MoPac were easier than expected (except for the day it rained during afternoon rush hour. Oy!). The duplex is all it is described to be. We had the upstairs unit. Mary Beth is an awesome host - even left chocolates and a bottle of wine! Beds were super comfortable and the A/C kept the place cool during the unusually warm early June days. Nicely decorated, too. We didn't cook, but the kitchen would have worked fine for that - and there is a nice Weber gas grill on the shaded patio - perfect for cookouts. We will definitely consider this property should we require another extended stay in the ATX.
Truly a beautiful home in a very convenient location to see all of the sites in Austin.
Elegant and welcoming
We loved our stay at Maison Pemberton. The house was immaculate and beautifully designed. Comfortable beds and linens. The best stocked VRBO I have stayed at: plenty of kitchen and bathroom supplies. Quiet neighborhood with beautiful homes. Easy Uber into downtown. Walking distance to shoal creek trail. Excellent hosts as well!
Beautiful property. Very comfortable and well maintained. Would definitely stay here again!
Clean and lovely
This was a wonderful flat in the heart of the city with very little noise! Hosts are gracious and take care of anything needed. Highly recommend for location and just an overall nice place to stay! High quality standards in every detail.
Maison Pemberton provides a central location for most of the major events in the Austin area including the following:
2.1 miles to the UT Campus (including Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium)
2.3 miles to the Texas State Capitol (Blanton Art Museum and Texas State History Museum nearby)
2.5 miles to downtown Austin
2.9 miles to Auditorium Shores (Austin Food & Wine Show)
3.4 miles to Austin Convention Center/6th Street (South By Southwest)
3.5 miles to Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
9.6 miles to Travis County Expo Center (Rodeo and Republic of Texas Biker Rally)
13.4 miles to the Austin Bergstrom International Airport
16.3 miles to Circuit of the Americas (Formula 1 venue)