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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:
10 December, 2017

Why Jack chose Old Enfield

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.

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

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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average rating of 4.8974357 based on 195 reviews
5

Incredible place and location

  • 5 of 5

Worked perfectly for a group of 12 in town for a bachelor party. The kitchen had everything you needed and plenty of space to feed all in the same sitting.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you next year jack
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5

This property is awesome for a batchelor party.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great set up. Had a batchelor party and facility was perfect. ACL for a concert and golf near by so it is a perfect location. Highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words you guys keep the place looking awesome. Appreciate all if you. See you soon and happy holidays Jack
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5

Governors Mansion is a fantastic home for a group!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our bachelor weekend. It comfortably slept 12 guys with great space for group interaction and entertainment. The description is spot on with a great layout and outdoor space. This historic home with original hardwood floors from the 1920's is very clean and well maintained by the excellent management team. Great location in historic neighborhood with easy access to downtown and neighborhood restaurants. Highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Bachelor Party Ever....

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from my Bachelor Party in Austin, we stayed at the Governors Mansion and it was exactly what we needed. Party included 11 guys and everyone loved the place, most had their own bed with 1 guy sleeping on the couch, we all slept comfortably. The management company was easy to work with and we had no problems, even got the security deposit back super quick. If you are looking to travel to Austin with a large group this is the house to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Governors Mansion is THE place to stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Pool, fireplaces, big rooms, lots of bathrooms, two living rooms, balcony... This place literally has everything you need for a great stay in Austin. Went with a big party and had a blast.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles Your group was awesome, thanks for taking great care of the place. Come back and visit soon Jack
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Best place in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Spent a couple nights at this house this past weekend and it was incredible. Rooms were big and CLEAN. Provided all the space needed for a great stay in Austin. Cooked a couple big meals and kitchen had everything we needed including a huge table for everyone to sit comfortably. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
 
december special
7 Dec 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£1,115
for 1 night
From
£772
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
dec special 2
14 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£1,115
for 1 night
From
£772
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
new years
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,263
for 2 nights
From
£1,460
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
january
3 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 1 night
From
£858
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
january
11 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£1,459
for 1 night
From
£1,116
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
january
18 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,575
for 2 nights
From
£1,116
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
january
25 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,747
for 2 nights
From
£1,202
 
 
TRial
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£1,287
for 1 night
From
£944
From
£1,202
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Reg Pricing
1 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 1 night
From
£858
From
£1,804
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£8,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW
9 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£1,287
for 1 night
From
£944
From
£2,062
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
 
2018/2019 General
20 Mar 2018 - 16 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£3,692
for 3 nights
From
£1,116
From
£1,804
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£8,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 1 night
From
£858
From
£1,546
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Stocking Fee £37.36
Cleaning Fee £261.52
Property Damage Protection £44.08
Refundable Damage Deposit £373.6
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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