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House on the Creek - Treehouse Retreat - 10 minutes to Downtown!

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 10 Adults)

Welcome to the House on the Creek. Located just ten minutes from downtown Austin in beautiful West Lake Hills the House on the Creek is like a tree house in the woods. This private estate sits on a one-acre wooden lot and is a great escape among the deer and the trees, while only minutes from the hustle of downtown Austin. Your stay at the House on the Creek allows you access to a well-tended walking/hiking trail bordered by the creek on two adjacent wooded lots.

This welcoming split-level home features four outside decks and two stone fireplaces. 3 upstairs bedrooms (king, queen and 2 twin beds), a large sunny, sunken living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas and the kitchen are all in one big open space. Downstairs has an office/playroom, a large family room, a private queen bedroom suite, a small kitchen, full bath and a deck that wraps around the entire downstairs floor with access from every room.

A great place to escape and relax, ideal for family’s, retreats or gatherings.

The House on the Creek does have a permit with the City of Westlake Hills and does collect 6% in Texas State Hotel Tax.

More Details

Owner
Gretchen
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 June, 2018

About Gretchen

Gretchen is a writer, poet and philanthropist. She has lived in the house next door for 40 years. She purchased this property as a guest house for her friends and family. She also owns the two wooded lots on the backside of the property. She is an avid hiker and walks the trails daily. The four lots combined are a rare gem in a major city, and part of the reason you feel like you are in the middle of the woods when in fact you are 10 minutes from downtown.

Gretchen purchased this estate in 2000

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Terrace Ridge in Austin

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Safari Room - 2 Single Bed
    Downstairs Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen - sleeps 2
    Pink Room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There are two inflatable twin air mattresses as well. The maximum occupancy is 10 Adults and a charge of $20 per person per night will apply to all reservation with more than 8 people. Children are not included in the maximum.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is allowed outside provided cigarette butts are disposed of properly. It is a heavily wooded lot, so use an ashtray, and please dump your cigarette butts out in the trash (outside bin) and not down the toilet and into the septic. There are many levels to the house. So wheelchair access is not available. Seniors or the infirmed may have problems as well, many split levels and stairs.

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House on the Creek - Treehouse Retreat - 10 minutes to Downtown!
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5

Beautiful Location, Reasonable Price

  • 5 of 5

House on the Creek was a great destination for my friends and I. Everything was clean, neat, and organized. Very close to downtown Austin. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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southlake
5

Clean , quiet, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect residence for a family but close enough to the city for adult activities ! I'm sure we would've walked the trails if it had not rained . Totally enjoyed our stay there thank you !

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much LInda, we enjoyed having you stay with us! Rana Property Manager
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5

Fun get away in a wooded area near downtown

  • 5 of 5

Family friendly home with lots of acres on the property to enjoy the outdoors. Near the creek and Lady Bird Lake. Owner seemed like a genuinely nice person who is concerned and goes out of her way to make sure the guests have a safe and pleasant stay. Property manager very accommodating and responsive and maintenance man helpful. Lots of fun bonuses on the property and in the house for young children and active adults.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio
4

Had a lot of fun!

  • 4 of 5

First off - I love that we had a place big enough to hold all of our friends for a birthday get away. And the place is really roomy for that. But there are a few downsides. It is really dated, appliances and furniture, and needs new paint. The set up is different and made it hard for all of us to gather together upstairs together which is where the kitchen and most of the rooms are. There needs to be more seating and entertainment in that sunken living room because most people gather there. The kitchen is small - only two people can be in there cooking and that was tight. The pictures don't really reflect the age of the house. And according to other guests, beds were way too soft. But it has stunning views, alot of space to stretch out and even a zip line for the kids (we didn't have any). I think this would be better suited for families with children, just need to watch out for the amazingly steep driveway. But its tucked away in a quite neighborhood (Lyft drivers had a little hard time seeing the turn but still got there) and not far from downtown Austin - a 10 to 15 minute drive. We had a lot of fun and made it work. And everything we needed from linens to dishware was provided which is really necessary with large groups. Definitely recommend for families.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, quiet, and relxaing

  • 5 of 5

This property was definitely a place I enjoyed coming back to after being out around Austin all day. I had a large group and it was a great way to relax at the end of the day after exploring the city. Rana the property manager was very friendly and always available when I needed to reach out. I would definitely come back next time I visit Austin!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, private setting

  • 4 of 5

The house is large and perfectly divided for a large number of guests to have their own areas. Lots of group space upstairs and downstairs, including decks surrounding the home. Great playroom furnished with toys, too!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hula Hut
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Loop 1 (Mopac)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hula Hut
Car: recommended

10 minutes from Downtown Austin. 2 miles to Bee Caves Road where there are two major grocery stores, fast food, banks, kinkos, stores, and restaurants. 3 miles from Barton Creek Mall. 2 miles to Zilker Park where there is Barton Springs Pool, canoe/kayak rentals, soccer fields, disc golf course, a children's play scape and train. Also, where ACL festival is held.

Other Activities: Zilker Park, Shopping, Kayaking, Biking, Boating.... Although you will feel like you are in the woods you are just minutes away from everything in Austin, museums, shops, the Bat's, bars and restaurants, lake activities, golf

Golf: Lions Municipal Golf Course is only two miles away and is opened year round. http://www.austintexas.gov/department/golf But there are other great golf courses in Austin as well.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Terrace Ridge, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 1
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£638
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£279
Fri,Sat
£1,696
£4,090
 
 
Summer 2
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£638
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£279
Fri,Sat
£1,696
£4,090
 
 
Fall 1
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£239
From
£339
Fri,Sat
£2,095
£4,888
 
 
ACL Wk #1
4 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,536
for 3 nights
From
£479
 
 
ACL Wk #2
11 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,536
for 3 nights
From
£479
 
 
Formula One
18 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,776
for 3 nights
From
£559
 
 
Fall 2
23 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£239
From
£339
Fri,Sat
£2,095
£4,888
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 3 nights
From
£399
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 3 nights
From
£399
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£698
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£299
Fri,Sat
£1,696
£4,489
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £94.11 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £225.87

8 Adults maximum

US Dollars:
Holiday rates; $500.00 per night (3 night minimum stay); Includes - New years Eve and New Years Day, Easter Weekend, UT Graduation, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Event ratess - SxSW; ACL; Formula 1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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