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Historic Austin Home
54 reviews
Austin, Texas
The Property
10 people
No Pets
1 Queen, 2 Twin, 6 Full
Check in / out
Check in
Anytime after 3pm
Check out
Historic Home in the Heart of Austin - Sleeps 10
Every Stay Includes
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Secure keyless entry
Professional cleaning
24/7 local support
Hotel-grade linens
Starter set of toiletries
Local recommendations
Full kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee maker, Ice maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Cooking utensils, Pots / pans, Dishwasher, Glassware, Stove / oven, Silverware, Tea kettle
Central air, Air conditioning, Linens, Washer & dryer, Ironing board, High speed internet, Iron, Hair dryer, Games
Nearby ATM, Nearby post office, Nearby internet cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby bank
Area fitness center, Nearby medical services, Nearby grocery, Outlet shopping, Movie theatres, Golf course
Symphony orchestra, Arboretum, Caves, Live theater, Zoo, Museums, Recreation center, Botanical garden, Library, Winery
Deck, Patio, Balcony, Fire pit, Fenced-in yard
Close to town, Near public transportation, Near lake
Games, Wireless internet, Books
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/14/2019 by Imran S
Good for a big group
Overall, had a great stay in this house. It's perfect for a group. We had 10-12 at various points over the weekend, and the living room and dining room fit us all nicely. The kitchen had plenty of dishes, cups, silverware, and there were plenty of towels. It was a great spot, and in good weather the yard would be absolutely perfect.

We had a slight issue with the heat -- when we arrived, it was off and the house was freezing (40-50 degrees in Austin that wknd). We couldn't find instructions or the control anywhere. Turnkey was very responsive to text, and turns out it was hidden behind a door in the living room. Once on, it worked very well.

My feedback: (1) the cookware was not very clean, and lower cabinets really need a wash inside and a sort of old, sticky items inside. (2) the house could have use more pillows and extra blankets. Beds had one pillow and a very thin quilt -- not very cozy or warm for many people. (3) the hot water lasted about 7 showers, which is not great when the house is full with 10 people!
On 03/05/2019 by Undisclosed
Response on 3/25/2019
Hi Jamila, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share your experience! We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please know that our team is going to inspect the cookware and cabinets to ensure they are in perfect condition for future guests. Thanks again for bringing these important issues to light, as it’s feedback like this that really makes a difference in how we move forward in offering the best service we possibly can to our guests and in keeping our properties in perfect shape. If there is anything else we can do for you, please reach out any time on our 24/7 guest hotline and let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
Great house, great access to all things Austin
Great time in this house! Perfect for groups.
On 02/28/2019 by Blake R.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 02/19/2019 by Michael L
Good for big groups
Lots of room to hang out inside and out. Close to everything and quick for Uber to pick up.
On 11/06/2018 by Ashley O.
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 11/02/2018 by Ashley O
Old school charm in a nice university neighborhood
Great big yard, nice porch, and old school charm. Very functional property with a lot of character. House was likely built in the early 1900s so if you like that kind of charm, this place is fantastic. If you're looking for modern everything, keep looking. The beds were super comfortable, there were plenty of floor and ceiling fans, good water pressure, and plenty of general household amenities. Easy walk to restaurants and Shoal Creek.
On 10/30/2018 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 10/24/2018 by Joel M
Great home for a group
We rented both the main house and the guest house for a UT-USC football game weekend. The property works great for such an event. The home is old, and not very updated, but, it is well-maintained, clean and comfortable. The veranda and the grounds are what set this house apart from others, as they create a great venue for hanging out during the day or at night. Close to everything and easy to walk to the stadium and back. Would definitely rent again for any event associated with UT and Turnkey Management does a great job administering the rental.
On 10/02/2018 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/28/2018 by Robin V
Austin getaway
House was nice and spacious. It had plenty of outdoor room in the yard but it was too hot to enjoy it at the time of year we were there. Location was great. We had a few beds that needed to be cleaned as it was very obvious that they were recently used. And one of the showers was clogged. I called and was told someone would come by bring clean sheets. No one did. Tired again, same answer.. No one came.
On 09/04/2018 by Kacper G.
Response on 9/27/2018
Hi Kacper, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback, and we’re so sorry to hear your experience staying with us was not as great as it should have been. Here at TurnKey, we strive to offer impeccable customer service, and it is our hope that if anything at all comes up, guests are conveniently able to reach us 24/7 on our guest hotline. It appears that a TurnKey agent did visit the property as requested, but you requested that we address these problems/issues after your departure. Please know that we’ve resolved the cleaning issues and are checking on the shower drain. If there is anything else we can do for you, please reach out any time. -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 08/02/2018 by Kennen D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/19/2018 by Judy V
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 07/12/2018 by David H
The House was wonderful. Had enough space and rooms to house everyone without feeling like you’re on top of one another. Great location, with a cheap ride to 6th or Rainey! Very nice home with old wood floors. Reminded me of some homes I lived in before! Had a small issue with the stove and someone was out to check on it within an hr! Would absolutely stay here again given the chance!
On 07/03/2018 by Julian B.
Response on 7/10/2018
Hello Julian, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share your experience! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. You were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/02/2018 by Karrie L
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/29/2018 by Julian B
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/08/2018 by Kevin S
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/01/2018 by Michael K
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/17/2018 by Patrick M
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/25/2018 by Nicholas R
Great house for a big group
This house stands out from the rest simply because they have 5 bathrooms. It makes such a difference when you have 10+ people in one house. We were able to all get ready in 30 minutes or less. Also, there are so many beds that almost no one had to share making it very easy and comfortable for adults. The large dining table and ample seating in the living room also made it easy for everyone to relax together. The added bonuses were the front porch where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine and look out at the quiet tree-filled neighborhood and the fact that most things in Austin are only 10 minutes away by Lyft/car. There are some restaurants you can walk to and Whole Foods is a three-minute drive!
On 04/23/2018 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/14/2018 by Ellen M
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/06/2018 by Smith A
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/18/2018 by Simone A
Great location, great space
This is a lovely, old character home. Everything would have been great except we had no wifi for our entire stay. We did end up receiving a rebate, but it was a huge inconvenience as many of the guests needed to submit work online. The company did respond promptly to a plumbing issue which was greatly appreciated. With wifi fixed I would definitely stay here again.
On 01/22/2018 by Lyn D.
Response on 1/24/2018
Hi Lyn, Thank you for this review! We're so happy to hear you had a great stay with us, but we’re sorry about WiFi issues you encountered at the home. We know it doesn’t change things, but thank you for accepting the compensation we were able to offer you. Please let us assure you that we are working on upgrading the internet service at the home to prevent this from happening in the future. We apologize again that we could not get this resolved while you were still at the property. We really appreciate your patience, and we hope to host you again in the future! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 01/09/2018 by Lyn D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 12/21/2017 by Karrie L
Historical House fun for graduation !!!
This rental was a nice place to stay for our daughter's graduation from UT - we had 10 adults stay comfortably in the house -- the corn hole set, large gathering table, views of the city sky line and the yard made for a very festive weekend.
On 12/12/2017 by Undisclosed
Large, comfortable house; great location
I met my sisters, daughters, sisters-in-law and some nieces in Austin to celebrate my 70th birthday. The Carrington House was perfect - very large (5 bedrooms and bathrooms) comfortable and well-equipped. I was a little worried that it was too close to a busy street (MLK Blvd), but that was not an issue at all - we could not see the road and could barely hear it. The neighborhood is very nice.

The house is within a mile or two of downtown Austin, Zilker Park, good restaurants on Lamar, Whole Foods, etc. However, it is really not close enough to walk to most of those places, so you do need car(s) or plan to use Uber/Lyft/taxis.

My only complaint was that when one sister and I, who were arriving early, asked if we could rent the place for one additional night for the price we would have paid for a hotel instead of the full rate, the answer was "we don't negotiate on price." Since there is a three night minimum, and the place was not rented within two days of our arrival, that seemed a little rigid.
On 11/02/2017 by Jane F.
Response on 11/3/2017
Hello Jane, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 10/27/2017 by Jane F
Great for a big group
Nothing fancy, and a bit further away from the action than we would have preferred (which we knew going in), but overall a great, reasonably-priced space for a big group, especially if you want to be close to UT. Having so many beds and bathrooms was very convenient, and the common area was comfortable. We found things to be very clean. Emails and texts with information were helpful leading up to our visit, and finding the property and checking in were all smooth. Thanks!
On 10/24/2017 by David P.
Response on 10/26/2017
Hello David, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 09/13/2017 by Rebecca S
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/05/2017 by Moshe T
Housekeeping Review - Good
On 08/10/2017 by Ross P
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 06/10/2017 by Blake B
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 05/08/2017 by Tiffany L
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/28/2017 by Chris C
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 03/27/2017 by Beth B
Lovely house for large groups (lots of suites)
With five separate bedroom suites (all with full baths), this is an ideal spot for large groups or couples. The home is well kept with a decent full kitchen and very nice living and dining spaces. The dining room has a large table to seat 10+. The outdoor space is especially nice and we spent most of our time out there enjoying the view.
On 02/21/2017 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 02/17/2017 by Elizabeth S
Very nice, large house for group convenient to Austin attractions
We found the Carrington house perfect for our large group. There was plenty of space for each individual to be comfortable and have privacy while house sharing. The nice big dining room table was a big plus since we could all gather together for meals. The yard was especially nice and has a great view looking over Austin. Great for dinner outside on the patio or under the gazebo. Convenient location. Close to downtown and UT. I would definitely recommend.
On 02/14/2017 by Undisclosed
Great Austin Experience
We stayed here with my teenagers and another couple for ACL. The house is a gorgeous 1920s (?) house on a beautifl lot that overlooks downtown. It is about 4 blocks from UT campus and very close to downtown. The house was perfect for our group. Each bedroom has it's own bath, the kitchen and gathering spaces are big and comfortable. It has been well-maintained and was very clean. If you are looking for a big house with an Austin-vibe that is located in a beautiful neighborhood, this is it.
On 10/16/2016 by Undisclosed
Convenient, Clean and Comfortable
We had a large group of people from all over the world share this house while attending a film festival. Everyone loved the house and enjoyed the huge yard. It's very close to the bus stop on Lamar Blvd which is very convenient for getting around. And there was plenty of parking for the people that got Car2go or rental cars. The house has lots of character and was clean and comfortable. It's walkable to the UT tower, the Harry Ransom Center and Bob Bullock museum and the Capitol, which are all great tourist attractions.
On 10/10/2016 by Undisclosed
Amazing property!
We hosted the attendees of our business workshop here and it couldn't have been better. The proximity to the city combined with views that make you think you are in the middle of nowhere was kind of astonishing. The house was clean and well maintained, though definitely vintage. Each of the 5 bedrooms has it's own bathroom, which is perfect for a group of business associates.
On 10/09/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 10/08/2016 by David K
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 08/08/2016 by Connor M
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/15/2016 by Jason H
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 07/08/2016 by Kevin H
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 05/05/2016 by Chase O
Great spot for 30-something groups
This property was perfect. We rented the guest house and the main house for 12 guests while we were in town for a wedding. The criteria for my party was tough - there were couples and singles and the couples each wanted their own room. Luckily the two houses were more than able to accommodate, and almost everyone got a private bathroom. We hosted a dinner for 12 over the weekend at the large dining room table, and spent a lot of time hanging out on the porch. Karrie, who was between property managers at the time, was extremely helpful with all my questions. The only thing we were a bit surprised by is that there is a 3rd property on the premises, and there was someone else staying in it when we were there. We had cars, but it didn't feel like we needed them--it was no more than a 30 minute walk to downtown, and a very quick Lyft or Uber ride. The house is not right in the middle of the action, which worked for us, it felt like a peaceful oasis from the craziness of downtown. The house is also right next to a park with a trail that leads all the way to Barton Springs, so it had something for everyone. The beds were comfortable and the house was meticulously clean when we arrived. It is an old house, so there are parts of the house that are squeaky, but nothing terrible. 3 of the bedrooms are on the main floor, so if there are parts of the group looking to go to bed earlier or for more peace and quiet, they'd do well in the 2 upstairs bedrooms or in the guest house. Few notes that didn't detract from our experience at all: bunch of the porch chairs were cracked or broken. The oven worked on the broil setting but not on the bake setting - we set it high and it never got much hotter than 150 degrees. We let Turnkey (the rental management agency) know and they were very helpful when we had questions during our stay. All in all, highly recommend.
On 04/29/2016 by Undisclosed
Response on 5/15/2016
Hi Orlee! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Austin and we look forward to having you back! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/18/2016 by Orlee M
Great place for a family gathering
A number of family members from across the country met in Austin for Easter weekend and this place was perfect. Plenty of common space, including the large yard, grill and porch; as well as space in the numerous bedrooms to take a breather from the rest of the group. We had the house and guest house and the layout offered great flexibility.
On 04/06/2016 by Undisclosed
Carrington House
The property and house were absolutely beautiful. I would recommend staying here based on location, size of house and style. The beds were comfy and the yard was beautiful overlooking part of the city.

My complaints are more so with the management company, which switched between when I booked and when I arrived for my stay. We asked for an early check-in and the access code did not work when we arrived. I had to call numerous times and did not hear back until 2 hours later. Next there were supposed to be 12 towels, one for each quest and we were not given enough. Communication went back and forth with me and the new management company who said we can only give you 12, but then never came to provide us the full amount of towels so my girls had to share towels the whole weekend. Coffee was stated to be provided, but they were whole beans and no grinder was provided. Half of the lounge chairs outside were also broken.

The house is beautiful and I hope the new management gets it together so guests can have a nice and relaxing stay. Thanks!!
On 03/25/2016 by Amanda R.