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GOVERNORS MANSION - 7 BR / 5 BA - Beautiful Historic Property on Enfield

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Total of 10 living areas with 7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15

Old Hollywood meets Old West Austin.

In 1927, the Fergusons built this home, “The Windsor House”, for $8,500. This home played host to some of the most significant dignitaries of Texas political culture, both visibly and from behind the curtains. Whether it was Ladybird Johnson stopping by for tea with Miriam to garnish her endorsement for Lyndon when he was running for senate, or Ann Richards dropping by to say “Hello” to her friend Miriam “Ma” Ferguson. The home silently became the nucleus of the Ferguson’s poetic political culture, known as “Fergusonism”, and many of Austin’s most prominent political families would join the Ferguson’s for their private parties in the walls of their “Windsor house”, aptly named by its location and prominent corner on the edges of Austin’s historic Pemberton Heights facing downtown and the capital.

In 2015 we, a group of local Austinites, purchased the Ferguson estate to restore the Ferguson home to its original grandeur. Knowing the history of the Ferguson home and Miriam Ferguson’s connectivity with the community as a whole, the Windsor House was furnished and started its third life as a home again; this time, available to the public to enjoy.

The Windsor House is where Old West Austin meets her cousin "Old Hollywood" for a weekend of poolside conversation and cocktails. Take calls from your balcony in flip flops and a robe with some of the best views of downtown. This is where the makers create, connect, and come home to. Ideas, inspiration, new family & friends are found here. Come here when you’re looking for a fresh start, need a place of solace to write a song, or to enjoy a congregation of friends and family for a special day together. This home is an embodiment of the Austin culture and panache, re-born by true Austinites, and an inspired by the life and goodwill of “Ma” Ferguson. It is a refuge from the normality of our everyday lives, a place to work and relax with friends. Upon arrival at The Windsor House, your group can enjoy the tastefully selected decor, all hand-picked by Austin’s renowned interior designer Joel Mozersky. Prepare yourself and your group for the full monty of VIP amenities; our swimming pool, just off of the front steps of the home, is ready to host you and your family and friends for a poolside barbecue in the sunshine.

Miriam “Ma” Ferguson, the first female Governess of the State of Texas, built what would be her longest-tenured and final home here atop the hill on the corner of Windsor and Enfield Road in 1927. Following her second term as Governor, Miriam moved from the Governors Mansion straight into this home, where she lived until her death in 1961. The spirit of “Ma” still fills her home with positive energy, and during the restoration her oversight and approval for the restoration were felt by all of our family of contractors. We pay homage to her positive energy and influence by returning her home to her, to allow her even in death to play host to visiting families, friends, influencers and newcomers. Whether you join “Ma” in the rose garden for some pastries and a mint julep or host a dinner for you and friends in the house, the spirit of “Ma” will assure your stay to be fully refreshing, rejuvenating, and memorable.

More Details

Property Manager
Jack
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

Why Jack chose Austin

This beautiful Historic property on Enfield Road is sited in Pemberton, the heart of the Old West Austin Historic District. The property is conveniently located minutes from downtown and is accessible to major thoroughfares such as MoPac, and Lamar Boulevard, both of which run North and South through Austin. Within walking distance to the North is the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. It is comprised of hike and bike trails, which are very popular to local Austinites.

What makes this house unique

Benefits of this Historic property include: It is conveniently located minutes from downtown and is accessible to major thoroughfares such as MoPac, and Lamar Boulevard, both of which run North and South through Austin. Within walking distance to the North is the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. It is comprised of hike and bike trails, which are very popular to local Austinites. Closer to Enfield Road, the greenbelt connects to Pease Park. A favorite hangout of UT students, Pease Park, is a gathering place for afternoon studiers, disc golf enthusiasts and joggers alike. It boasts some of the prettiest scenery around town. Minutes away from the property is downtown Austin and the vibrant cultural environment downtown provides. The nightlife of downtown includes both Sixth Street and the Warehouse Entertainment District. Other area attractions include the Texas State Capitol, Governors Mansion, Bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Children s Museum, Capitol City Playhouse and Austin Convention Center.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Enfield in Austin

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living Area
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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GOVERNORS MANSION - 7 BR / 5 BA - Beautiful Historic Property on Enfield
average rating of 4.891892 based on 185 reviews
5

Stunning home, great locale, amazing backyard

  • 5 of 5

This house is beyond everything I had expected / hoped for. There were 16 of us that stayed in the house for my bachelorette party and we all had an incredible time. It's located a short distance from Rainey, 6th Street, and South Congress. The backyard is a great size for laying out, playing drinking games, or having a nice dinner. And the pool was the perfect temperature for us to lounge in. When we arrived, they accommodated our early check in and had the house all ready. And the house... oh the house. It is a spectacular mix of modern and antique. The beds are incredibly comfortable and each room is decorated to perfection. The house was clean and big enough for all of us. I will definitely be staying here again when I return to Austin. Also, Jack is awesome. Friendly, helpful, and on top of things. Whether you have a big group and need a beautiful, fun, safe, nicely located place or you are a smaller party that wants some extra room and comfort, this is the house for you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: you guys are awesome, we cant wait for you guys to come back.
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5

Bachelorette Party Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a larger bachelorette party. There was plenty of room in the house for us to sleep comfortably, and hang out as a group. The property manager was very accommodating with our requests (let us check in early, needed extra towels, etc.). It's walking distance to a coffee shop in the morning, and only a 10 minute ($15-20) uber ride to the main streets downtown. The only con I would say is it's not a very walk-able street. It's fairly busy and not all the areas around us had sidewalks. The pool is very relaxing though - we were torn between hanging by the pool or exploring the town! Would definitely stay at this, or the other properties managed, if/when I return to Austin.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Easy to entertain, impressive finishes

  • 5 of 5

Easy check-in process, house was spotless, space was impressive. We loved the attention to the detail inside and the amenities outside. 10/10 would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall a great experience

  • 4 of 5

The house was everything we needed for a bachelor party. Speakers in the house for music. Plenty of beds and bathrooms for a large group. Pool was awesome. One mishap with a leaky toilet but the property managers were quick to fix the problem and that seemed like a freak-incident. I wouldnt stay anywhere else in Austin with a crew that big.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent property. Great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and had modern amenities. Very large outside pool area and great location to downtown. Perfect for a group as the rooms are very spacious and the number of bathrooms a plus. Would definitely stay again when in Austin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, perfect for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Worked great for our bachelor party - central enough to everything Austin has to offer but also perfect to just hang out at as well. One of the toilets did start leaking while we were there, but they came and fixed it immediately.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin International Airport AUS
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Abel's on the Lake
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Butler Park Pitch & Putt
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Circuit of the Americas - Formula One
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Abel's on the Lake
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Enfield, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
weekend
26 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,054
for 3 nights
From
£1,569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,315
for 3 nights
From
£1,656
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
dec
30 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,054
for 3 nights
From
£1,569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
december special
7 Dec 2017 - 11 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,531
for 3 nights
From
£1,394
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
dec special 2
14 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,531
for 3 nights
From
£1,394
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
new years
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£5,580
for 3 nights
From
£1,744
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
january
4 Jan 2018 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£5,315
for 3 nights
From
£1,656
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
january
11 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£5,315
for 3 nights
From
£1,656
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
january
18 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£5,315
for 3 nights
From
£1,656
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
january
25 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£5,315
for 3 nights
From
£1,656
 
 
TRial
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£4,792
for 3 nights
From
£1,481
From
£1,917
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Reg Pricing
1 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,746
for 3 nights
From
£1,133
From
£1,830
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£8,823
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW
9 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£8,195
for 3 nights
From
£2,616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
2018/2019 General
20 Mar 2018 - 16 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£3,746
for 3 nights
From
£1,133
From
£1,830
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£8,823
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£1,306
for 1 night
From
£958
From
£1,569
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £265.37
Stocking Fee £37.91
Property Damage Protection £44.73
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1
Tax Rate 15.0%

* ALL PRICES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!! -- FOR AN EXACT UP-TO-DATE QUOTE, CONTACT JACK (property owner).
-Weekend stays are a 3-night minimum
- Phone: 512-917-3500
- Email: jack@usam.net

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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