The Loft House

5 Reese Dr , Austin, TX 78745 USA (Show map)

About

Winner of the ABC Living Well Channel's 'Sweet Retreats' Austin edition and also known as the "Bali-inspired Artist's Retreat". Your pricing will depend on your number of guests, the length of your stay and your breakfast choices. We only rent to one group at a time, so you won't be sharing the house with others. For more info and to read our many glowing reviews, please check our website. 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! 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.

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Exactly what I wanted

5 on January 22, 2017

This property was the very best bed and breakfast experience I have ever had. The location is close to downtown but is still private and peaceful. Food was delicious. Bedding, furnishing and décor felt like a 5 star hotel, but not stuffy....very comfortable and relaxed. Would recommend highly.


Even better than the Photos

5 on December 29, 2016

We spent four days at the Loft House in early December (2016) and it was amazing! Not only does the Garden Bedroom have a beautiful view of the pool and backyard (with deer!) but the bathroom alone was worth the stay. The large soaking tub (again with a view) was a wonderful way to end each busy day (we were in Austin for business). The King bed was very comfortable. The main living area was quite glamorous and filled with wonderful decorative touches. Parking and getting around town was also a breeze. We chose the breakfast delivery option and the Indian Breakfast (Halwa donuts and Chai) was our favorite.


Best Party Ever

4.6 on December 21, 2016

"We have to rate Loft House a solid “eleven” (off the charts). We needed a place to hold a Solstice Party, so I called Sharon Drinkwine to see if LoftHouse was available and the rest is history. Our group was heavily weighted toward the arts and design so the place was a perfect match. This is a really special environment, somewhere between a museum of cool and a special art installation where every view, nook and cranny has been considered and detailed. Our group found every area engaging and provocative; this space really contributed to the magic of our celebration. The highlight of the evening took place around the firepit where we burned all the bad bits of 2016 ( and I do believe we all had plenty). Our Tai Chi Master also acknowledged that the building and grounds had uniquely good Feng Shui. He did a wonderful Tai Chi session on the grassy area next to the screened porch."


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Rooms & Rates

Garden Bedroom

Overlooking the pool and private back yard, the King bed can be made into two TwinXLs at your request. (Your pricing will depend on your number of guests, the length of your stay and your breakfast choices. We only rent to one group at a time, so you won't be sharing the house with others) This room sleeps a maximum of two guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $1000

Patio Bedroom

The Patio Bedroom is situated on the first floor and features its own private patio, perfect for intimate breakfasts or sunbathing. The comfortable King sized bed can be set up as two TwinXL beds if that's your preference. An additional TwinXL bed can be contructed to sleep three. The large en suite bathroom features a large walk-in shower, hand carved Balinese stone sink and marble tile. (Your pricing will depend on your number of guests, the length of your stay and your breakfast choices. We only rent to one group at a time, so you won't be sharing the house with others) This room sleeps a maximum of three guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $1000

Sunroom Bedroom

The second floor Sunroom Bedroom features a wonderful view of the pool and private back yard (usually full of deer and other wildlife, and sometimes even a running creek after a rain). Our on-site masseuse (make sure to book ahead of time) sets up her table in the corner so you can take in the view during your session. The two Queen sized beds are oh so comfortable, and one of them is on wheels so you can awaken with a new perspective each morning ;-) An additionalTwinXL bed can be set up at your request. Your private bathroom features a custom etched vintage tub, and marble sink imported from Bali. (Your pricing will depend on your number of guests, the length of your stay and your breakfast choices. We only rent to one group at a time, so you won't be sharing the house with others) This room sleeps a maximum of five guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $1000

Sleeping Loft

The Sleeping Loft is a semi-private area with a glorious view of the serene and private two acre back yard. Both of the beds can be set up as Kings or TwinXLs upon your request. (This room sleeps four guests). Privacy screens are available. You have a choice of two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. (Your pricing will depend on your number of guests and your breakfast choices. We only rent to one group at a time, so you won't be sharing the house with others) This area sleeps a maximum of four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 King , 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $1000

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Location

Location Type

Close to downtown Austin, yet rural in atmosphere. , Secluded

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 11.2 miles

Directions to property:

Nearest Motorway 0.5 Miles: US Highway 290 / Highway 71 Car: recommended

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Villa

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Linens and towels provided

On-site activities

croquet, badminton

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking except on the screened porch and outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over the age of twelve are most welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-4 nights
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A $1000 refundable security deposit is required one month before your check in day. We work hard to refund the amount within 48 hours of check out.
  • Cancellations: CANCELLATIONS OF ENTIRE STAY: A sixty (60) day notice is required for the cancellation of the entire stay. Cancellations that are made more than sixty-one (61) days prior to the arrival date will be refunded the total amount of your payments, minus a 5% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within (60) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full Advance Payment (the Damage / Security Deposit will be refunded). Cancellations made within (30) days of the arrival date, forfeit the Entire Rental Fee (the Damage / Security Deposit will be returned). The Renter is encouraged to purchase travel insurance separately. PARTIAL CANCELLATIONS / EARLY DEPARTURE / DELAYED ARRIVAL: A sixty (60) day notice is required for partial cancellations, early departures or delayed arrivals. Cancellations that result in a shortened stay that are made more than sixty-one (61) days prior to the arrival date will be pro-rated and refunded, minus a 5% cancellation fee. Renters who make cancellations that result in a shortened stay within (60) days of the arrival date will not be reimbursed for the shortened stay. If the Owner is able to rent the Property to another party during the vacant period at the same rate, the Renter will be refunded a pro-rated rental amount (Cleaning Fee, Other applicable fees and Damage / Security Fees will remain the same).
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sharon Drinkwine

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

I'm an artist, designer, foodie, film buff and collector of Outsider Art. (I'm an antique show, junk shop and eBay addict!). I designed my house to revolve around the kitchen and the art studio, the two places where I'm most happy. Well, make that three places, I'm happy swimming in my pool too. And oh yeah, I'm happy hanging out with friends on my porch, eating fresh food we just dragged home from the Sunset Valley Farmers Market (only two blocks away).

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Meals

Breakfast

Cooked-to-order

  • Time Served: 8AM - 11AM
  • Serving Location: Anywhere you'd like to be served!

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Paleo, gluten-free


Signature Dish

Vegetable quiche, Halwa donuts and other Indian Specialities
The Loft House is proud to partner with Deepa Shrindhar of Anjore Austin and Amber Antonelli of The Naked Bite, two celebrated Austin chefs with loyal followings. Contact us for details on our menu choices and prepare to salivate!


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