Secluded free-standing home in Zilker, off street parking, walk to restaurants
About Kay Keesee
I'm a long-time Austinite, a graduate of the University of Texas. Leadership Austin and Leadership Texas taught me the importance of community involvement. I enjoy watching Austin evolve and grow. I'm devoted to the mission of The Settlement Home for Children. I happily spend my time volunteering for the Home and working to put on our nationally know Settlement Home Garage & Estate Sale.
Kay Keesee purchased this House in 1977
Why Kay Keesee chose Zilker
Zilker is a classic and prized vintage neighborhood. The main house is 81 years old - a 30's bungalow typical of the era . A few years ago friends who had never been here came to stay. They took an early morning walk and came back, "It's like a little old Texas town here!" True, the gardens are lush, lots of flowers, huge Live Oak trees. I'm a serial re-modeler, so the place is little different than when I bought it. A few years ago I discovered that building is even more exciting than remodeling. For me a crowning achievement was the opportunity to build La Serena. The process was fascinating and fun! My architect and builder did a great job. What I didn't expect is that they would build that mellow Austin Vibe into this place. My guests come up here and don't want to leave - it's that sweet. Hence the name, La Serena, because it really is.
What makes this House unique
15 minute walk to Barton Springs Pool. 10 minute walk to Zilker Park. 6 minute run to Lady Bird Lake running trail. 5 minute stroll to Barton Springs Restaurant Row. 1.5 miles to Downtown Austin, take the #30 bus for $1.50, skip the pricey parking and ride sharing. 2.5 miles to the University of Texas campus. Come home to our quiet vintage neighborhood, chill on the deck.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Modern, comfortable, clean - this lovely property has everything you need for your stay in Austin. The location is fantastic! Walking distance to great restaurants, bars, and live music venues. Loved it!
Great tree house feel
Everything was great. Spotless, great neighborhood. Would stay again for sure.
Perfect Austin Getaway
This was a wonderful property and perfect for 2 people. It is exactly as shown in the pictures and the location is great. Walking distance to trails, outdoor activities, restaurants, and shops. Very short Uber ride to downtown Austin. Kay was a great host and the property came stocked with everything you may need. It is updated, new, and clean. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Treehouse in the city
La Serena was a home away from home! We will definitely be coming back. Clean, comfortable, thoughtfully laid out, and walking distance to restaurants and Barton Springs. Kay is a great host, she thought of everything you need to have a very comfortable stay.
Lovely place to stay! Good neighborhood, beautiful setting!
Great experience! Kay greeted us and made sure she answered any questions.....the place is updated, clean, the bed is so very comfortable. My daughter and I stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed the place, the neighborhood, and the convenience!
La Serena is perfect name!
Outstanding property in the center of crazy!
Kay was terrific!
Private, peaceful, romantic La Serena is located in the heart of Austin's charming Zilker neighborhood. Newly constructed, purpose built for guests in 2015, La Serena a free standing apartment located above storage and carport space. Parking for two cars is off-street on a concrete drive. Approach through the gate and along a dedicated walkway. At the top of the stair the landing leads into the screened deck high in the tree-tops. You'll immediately conclude that this is the perfect spot for morning coffee or an evening libation.
A 5 minute walk down the hill and we have restaurants! Chuy's, Shady Grove, Baby Acapulco, Austin Java, Uncle Billy's Brew & Q, elegant new Juliet, Green Mesquite Barbecue. A 15 minute walk to SoLa (South Lamar) is Shake Shack, Odd Duck, Alamo Draft House. Fitness walking and running the trail around Lady Bird Lake is big in Austin. The trail is 7 minutes walk from La Serena. Bring your bikes, bring your golf clubs; an 8 x 10 locked & windowless storage room houses washer & dryer for your convenience and space for your stuff. The well-lit bedroom boasts a king-size bed and high quality linens. No need to live out of a bag; a roomy closet and ample shelf space lets you unpack and relax! TV & Internet are Uverse fiber. Remote controlled mini-split units provide quiet and comfortable heating and cooling. The kitchen is equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, dishes and cookware, gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher.
A mix of treasured vintage cottages, historic mansions, restored ramblers and sleek modern showplaces, Zilker is picturesque, interesting, quiet, friendly and fun. Come see us and live La Vida Local!