Let us take you away to another place and time...an oasis in the heart of the city, where the unexplored meets the avant garde in a time where artists, poets and scholars, wit, humor and long conversations, cocktail parties and eccentrics converged at the top of the long tall driveway Imagine golden luminarios decorating the path up to this romantic era home, the 1940s in Austin. We hope to take you to away for a while.
Our family home is a beautiful, charming classic home that sits on top of a hill on 3/4 acre with surrounding nature and privacy, an oasis in the heart of the city. It has a swimming pool and a fabulous view. overlooking the soothing blue hills and amber and golden hues of lovely West Austin sunsets. The beautiful spacious living room with a grand piano is a great place to read a book, relax, lounge, quiet down and be still for a moment, and gaze across the soft pastels to the radiant red lovely Austin sunsets. The stone sun room opens to a path leading to the pool below. It is just minutes away from Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous landmark overlooking the city and beautiful sunset, Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Mayfield Peacock Park and Nature trails. Great for entertaining, the home captures an era of Old Austin. It is a 5 BR / 3 BA, has a pool with a deck that is completely private, a beautiful spacious living room, a stone sun porch and a library which is also a bedroom and has a queen size sleigh bed very comfortable fold out futon, great for lounging and relaxing. It has wifi, cable, washer/dryer, kitchen, private pool and deck and is a rare treasure to find---a vacation within itself.
Many people come to go explore and stay and relax and enjoy the red cardinals, the blue birds, the purple night skies above the pool and starlight nights and sparkling waves splashing around the pool. Festivity, reunions, celebrations and elegant parties continue to be the heart of our home. We welcome you and hope to host you and your guests and take you to another place and time.
Since we are amidst these uncertain times. we are taking every measure to assure your health and safety. I disinfect everything twice and clean all reachable surfaces and handles, knobs,
Counter tops, floors etc, thoroughly in between. Everything will be fresh and clean and disinfected
For your well being and a worry free stay here
If a guest has made a reservation and has checked in or notified me of their inability to enjoy the time theyâ€™d reserved, the. After 24hours after their designated check in time, they will forfeit the reservation and I will open up my calendar to new guests. If I get a reservation during this time, I will reimburse the guest the amount received. If I do not get a new booking, I unfortunately won't be able to reimburse the guests.
Please let me know what I can for you to fully enjoy your stay here before, during and throughout your stay here and have a wonderful chill on the hill Rare Secluded 1940s Estate Experience.
As for early and late check out, if we have a quick turnaround of guests departure and next arrival so with pre-scheduled services, I apologize, but it is very hard on our team to give early check ins and late checkouts, especially with the extra cleaning precautions that are in place. If it is at all possible, please contribute to the time needed. $15/Hour is our prorated rate. That would be much appreciated. I understand when you arrive in town its nice to land and check out late and I'll do what I can when at all possible.
Please remember that it is an older classic and rustic home with ambiance and rough terrain and nature which surrounds our home which has character that seem to charm our guests. The rustic nature of our property makes it difficult to have the environment of a hotel, but it will be freshly cleaned and professionally exterminated.
Once you arrive at the top of the narrow path up the long, tall hill into the gravel sound on car wheels driveway, there are a few perks for parking which is limited to 4 cars. It is a sensitive driveway situation and must be carefully arranged. It is a long tall driveway so please understand that it is steep which allows for the privacy and we have been going up and down the driveway for 60 years and it is fine and solid and strong. It is rustic and old fashioned and while it may seem precarious, it is doable as we have been doing so for over 60 years. Once you have made a reservation, I can send you a photo and parking video which will help ease the uncertainty. Most people don't think twice about it, but I like to be forthright and give you the heads up that we have a long tall steep driveway. Thatâ€™s what gives us the privacy!
Please leave space to make sure cars can get in and out of the driveway and leave the circle drive clear and do not park along the bamboo privacy fence or the small space next to the little casita (which is behind the privacy fence) where I live. When you come up the driveway, it is easier to come and go if you turn your car around and are facing out.
Thank you for your parking consideration.
((Also, we have an energy usage issue, especially in the summer so please keep the AC between 75-80 degrees from May to October and in the hot times that Texas gets. We appreciate your respect and help with our excessive bills that need to be paid if a guest abuses our generosity and hospitality and if the energy usage is excessive, then I will get an alert from the Austin Energy App which will give me the kilowatt usage t every 15 minutes with the daily amount that it costs. If the daily amount is over $15/day, I will charge you the remaining balance on your credit card. For example, if the usage is $100/day, I will charge you $80/day additional fee that is due immediately upon request, or I will get Homeaway to charge your card accordingly or you will need to depart immediately if unpaid as you are abusing our generosity and hospitality and allowing you to choose the 75-80 degree setting. I hope that you understand as our electric bill can get into the thousands if misused. Very few guests have ever done this, but when one does it is very disheartening and I hope you understand how we need extra help to pay our bills with excessive usage. Thank you in advance for agreeing to pay the difference and understanding.
Now that you have parked, take a breath, relax, enjoy! Thank you. The Pratt FamilyGet the full listing »