Bali Meets Austin In Artist's Spectacular, Private, Luxury Loft House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms

Description

Winner of the ABC Living Well Channel's 'Sweet Retreats' Austin edition and also known as the "Bali-inspired Artist's Retreat". We're now running a Holiday Special, (valid for stays including these dates: Nov. 19, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016). Book at least six nights and mention the special and we'll supply the holiday dinner for up to twelve guests, including Tandoori Chicken or Duck, Seasonal Vegetable Gratin, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, Buttermilk or Caramel Squash Pies, and more! (Also, ask about the Loft House's mid-week discount program and 2 day weekday minimums). Welcome! Are you looking for a resort-like atmosphere for your annual girlfriend getaway? Searching for an inspirational setting for your company retreat or offsite meeting? Hunting for a home with a convivial vibe for your family reunion? If so, your search for a secluded yet accessible Austin home-base is over. Situated on two acres of private green-space on a non-through street, this private oasis offers easy access to ACL, SXSW, F1 (Formula One) and downtown Austin. Because the Loft House is located Sunset Valley, a tiny independent township in the heart of South Austin, Austin's new maximum occupancy regulations (10 guests max) do not apply. We sleep up to twelve guests comfortably and legally! Hi, I'm Sharon. In 2008, I flew to Bali and filled a container with art, architectural pieces, furniture, marble and building materials. When I returned to Austin I built my dream home in the Sunset Valley neighborhood, a tiny township within the city of Austin. 'Austin's best kept secret' has large lots, many old and beautiful trees, horses and abundant wildlife yet its only 14 minutes from downtown. In 2010 the Loft House was awarded five stars (the highest honor) by the Austin Green Building Program and was featured in the Cool House Architectural Tour. The two story, naturally lighted artist's loft, has a flexible floor plan to accommodate a wide range of groups, from families on holiday to small wedding parties to corporate clients. Because I make my living designing and building things, my home is filled with textiles, art, art materials and works in progress. When you arrive you'll notice my obsessive compulsive attention to detail throughout, custom carved teak doors, polished concrete and pebble mosaic floors, natural clay wall finishes, custom light switches, etc. I've been told there's something about the space that fuels the imagination and inspires a sense of play, making it perfect for corporate brainstorming sessions and artist/writer retreats. The very private outdoor living space offers numerous ways to enjoy the warm Austin weather; eat breakfast in the large screened porch, sip mojitos on the deck or paddle around the lap pool as deer, foxes, mexican eagles and hummingbirds frolic nearby. WHOLE HOUSE FEATURES: - Tall ceilings and lots of natural light - Wireless internet - onsite free parking - Sleeps up to 12 people in luxury linens, 100% cotton sheets, world textile coverlets, vintage wool blankets, new pillows and comfortable mattresses. A variety of sleeping arrangements can be arranged. - Bath and pool towels - Shampoos and other beauty products, hairdryers and makeup mirrors throughout LIVING and DINING ROOM: - Large open living space with two story windows overlook the private green-space - Raised dining room just off the kitchen with custom dining table and lighted art niche KITCHEN: The fully equipped large kitchen with wrap-around counters that open onto the screened outdoor living and dining area is perfect for parties, foodie reunions and cooking classes. - Gas stove - Wall oven and microwave - Dishwasher - Coffee grinder, french presses and automated coffee maker - Toaster oven - Cooking equipment (cookie sheets, baking pans, pots and pans, salad spinner) - Kitchen staples (flour, sugar, baking soda, etc. ) - Outdoor gas grill on the patio BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: The ground floor 'Garden Room' Master Bedroom features. - Large windows that overlook the pool area. Lots of natural light - Custom roman shades for privacy - The king sized bed can be reconfigured into two TwinXL beds - Private bathroom with white pebble mosaic floor and a large soaking tub with a view. - Towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, shampoos and other beauty products are supplied. - Walk in closet with a washer and dryer - Private entrance offers access to the pool and outdoor shower The second-floor 'Sun Room' Master Bedroom features… - Large windows that overlook the pool and green-space - Two custom queen-size beds on wheels. (Roll one next to the windows and wake up surrounded by sky) - Enough room to comfortably fit an extra TwinXL bed if needed - The next-door bathroom includes a vintage custom etched claw-foot tub/shower, venetian plaster finish, towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, shampoos and other beauty products The ground floor 'Patio' Bedroom features… - Private entrance - Private outdoor patio with table, chairs and custom iron gates - The king sized bed can be reconfigured into two TwinXL beds - Walk in closet - Private bathroom with walk in shower, carved sink, towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, towels, hair dryer, shampoos and other beauty products A fourth full bathroom just off the main living space features a tub with a shower, a small vanity area, towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, towels, shampoos and other beauty products SECOND FLOOR LOFT AREAS: The entertainment/conference room that overlooks the main living space features - Comfortable leather sofas - Brand new 60' plasma smart tv with Netflix online streaming, dvd player, Hulu, Chromecast, Apple TV, etc. The 'Sleeping Loft': - This semi-private space can be configured in a variety of ways: --- Two king sized beds can be reconfigured into four TwinXL beds --- A series of folding teak tables can be set up to make it a work space. --- I have six yoga mats, now its a yoga studio! OUTDOOR AREA - Large teak deck with a gas grill - Fifty foot lap pool - Outdoor shower overlooking the 2 acre lot and dry creek - Private patio just outside the 'Patio' bedroom - A large private yard and a dry creek to explore - Deer, foxes, raccoons, Mexican Eagles, hummingbirds galore

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • TV/Cable/DVD

Map

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