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

People15
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 August, 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: 15
  • 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 15
  • 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 4.889535 based on 172 reviews
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This house is AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my bachelor party and I can honestly say, this house was the highlight of my trip. Close enough to all the action and far enough away to be peaceful. It is so beautifully decorated and has all the amenities you need. The weather was in the 100's and thank god for this pool! I can't wait to come back to Austin and I'm already planning a trip back to stay at this incredible home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Property, perfectly maintained. I totally recommend this place to anyone with a big group looking to visit Austin!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Huge House

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for a fantastic time in Austin. Huge house with a lot of cool history and charm. Many big bedrooms for all guests, great upstairs patio/balcony that overlooks the pool and large backyard. Kitchen/dining room with all the amenities one could need. And great location, quick trip to downtown Austin and UT area. Would highly recommend for your group trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was huge! Plenty of beds and bathrooms with all the amenities needed. The pool was amazing and we had a blast. Great for large groups!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Awesome property! Great for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing property! We had a large group of people and there was plenty of space for all of us and the pool was great! We had no issues finding the location and the property managers came by to make sure we had everything we needed.

This property is the right place if you plan on spending tons of time at the house and the right place if you plan on spending no time at the house. It has everything to meet your needs. Definitely would book again if I had a group of 10 or more people.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris thanks for the great words! Like I've said your group was great! See ya soon! -Danielle
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Governors Mansion was everything we expected and more. We were able to check in early which made it convenient for our group coming at different times. Even with our large group, there were plenty of beds for everyone to sleep in. Plenty of space to hang out inside and out by the pool. The grill outside was very useful for cooking out. I would recommend this place for someone with a large group and I would stay again. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, great to hear you guys took advantage of the grill! So glad that your group had a great weekend! come back soon! -Danielle
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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
 
Labor Day Weekend 2017
31 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,169
for 3 nights
From
£1,604
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
weekend
26 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,169
for 3 nights
From
£1,604
 
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
£5,437
for 3 nights
From
£1,694
 
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
£5,169
for 3 nights
From
£1,604
 
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
£4,634
for 3 nights
From
£1,426
 
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
£4,634
for 3 nights
From
£1,426
 
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
£5,707
for 3 nights
From
£1,784
 
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
£5,437
for 3 nights
From
£1,694
 
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
£5,437
for 3 nights
From
£1,694
 
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
£5,437
for 3 nights
From
£1,694
 
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
£5,437
for 3 nights
From
£1,694
 
 
TRial
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£4,902
for 3 nights
From
£1,515
From
£1,961
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
£3,831
for 3 nights
From
£1,158
From
£1,872
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£9,024
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW
9 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£8,382
for 3 nights
From
£2,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
2018/2019 General
20 Mar 2018 - 16 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£3,831
for 3 nights
From
£1,158
From
£1,872
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£9,024
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£1,336
for 1 night
From
£980
From
£1,604
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £271.42
Additional Guest Fee £19.39 per person per night
Damage Insurance £45.75
Damage Deposit £387.75

* 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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