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Sweet South Austin Spot

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Nestled under 300 year old oak trees, across from a 7 acre greenspace and 1 mile from the cool waters of Barton Springs, you will find your cozy 1150 sq ft vacation getaway. Monthly stays welcome! Deep in the heart of Austin, Texas you can enjoy the best lifestyle this city has to offer.

Take an early morning stroll to the greenbelt and experience nature, rock climbing, cave exploration, bird watching, or swimming in many of the local watering holes including the famous Barton Springs.

You’ll also find yourself right at the heart of Austin, Texas where the city's main attractions are only a short walk or bike ride away including: SXSW, ACL Music Festival, Zilker Park, the SOCO district, Town Lake, unique coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants, theaters and live music galore.

If you feel like enjoying your time at home, you will find everything you need in the unit to make your stay comfortable. We provide DirectTV Satellite and wireless internet, fresh linens and towels, and a kitchen stocked with cooking supplies and spices.

Long term rentals welcome!

License Number: OL 2012 103699


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 18 to rent the home and must be able to provide a government issued form of ID at check-in....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bamboo floors, pillow top mattresses, 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and pillows. Plenty of natural light, TV in master bedroom, large closets and dressers for ample storage!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Soaps, shampoo, conditioners and plush towels are provided...moreless

  • Classic green tiling and thick luxury towels, plush robes provided for your use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Large living room for social gatherings, large fenced backyard which is great for children, easy access to Barton Springs, festivals, hike and bike trails, nature....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Televisions with Direct TV service located in living room and 2 bedrooms...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    5 minutes from the heart of downtown. Enjoy shopping in the new 2nd Street Shopping District, dine at one of the 100's of restaurants or cafes, take in live music every night of the week on the infamous 6th Street, catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse...or make your way to the nearby South Congress Street or South 1st area which is packed with antique stores, vintage finds, eclectic boutiques and a surplus of dining options....moreless

  • Lake:

    Take a jog or ride your bike on the trails of Town Lake...or rent a canoe or paddle boat! Dog park is nearby. Travel 20 minutes for a larger scale lake a boat and take in some of the waterfront restaurants and nightlife. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C with digital, programmable thermostat...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry room...moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet available...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Plush towels, linens and robes provided. Pillow top mattresses, fluffy comforters and large windows for plenty of natural light....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Large living room perfect for entertaining. Comfortable furniture, lots of natural light. ...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Large driveway accommodates 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking in front of the home as well as in the driveway....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Driveway or street...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Private laundry facility for your use free of charge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All modern appliances available for your use. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Feel free to use any condiments available. Coffee and a variety of teas will be provided for your use. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Backyard patio with seating...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully landscaped front yard and fully fenced backyard...great for both children and pets!...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Walking distance to Barton Springs pool and Town Lake swimming holes....moreless



Write a review 4.1
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 1 - Oct 5, 2015
2 night min stay
ACL Weekend 2
Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$159 $159
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$973 $2,970
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 15%


Normal Rate: $159/night

15% tax (9% city, 6% county occupancy tax)

$75 cleaning fee, $39 insurance available, $150 for each pet

Monthly stays are $2950/month

Seasonal Rates:

ACL Festival (Oct. 4-6 & 11-13) and Formula 1 Races (Nov. 13-18) are a flat rate of $500-600/night (2 night minimum)

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Barton Springs Pool

    "This natural spring-fed pool keeps a cool 68 °F all year round. Nothing is better than swim..."

  • Texas State Capitol

    "Learn about Texas history at the Capitol! It's free inside where you can walk around the be..."

  • Zilker Park

    "Zilker Park is hands down, one of the most happening places around town. The crowd is a mix..."

  • Whole Foods Market - Lamar

    "The headquarters of Whole Foods is 1.5 miles away from our rental. The atmosphere at this pl..."

  • Lick Ice Creams

    "On a hot summer's day, there is nothing better than ice cream! This ice cream shop has the ..."

  • Magnolia Cafe

    "This place is open 24/7 and always busy no matter what time of day it is. Try their Magnolia..."

  • Home Slice Pizza

    "Home Slice Pizza was such a hit, it had to break out into two stores on the same corner! Or..."

  • 6th Street

    "6th street is 1.5 miles away from the vacation home. Full of bars and party people every ni..."

  • Soup Peddler / Juicebox

    "Straight from their website - “Juicebox & Soup Peddler is Austin’s premiere liquids emporium..."

  • Maria's Taco Xpress

    "Live music is played here on a daily basis. Eat fresh authentic tacos and salsa while sitti..."

  • Bouldin Creek Coffee House

    "Wonderful food with fresh ingredients, great location and fun atmosphere. This is the place..."

  • Chuy's Restaurant - Barton Springs

    "Mexican food! Who doesn't love it? This is the original Chuy's Restaurant (where the Bush ..."

  • Peter Pan Mini-Golf

    "Fun for the whole family! Enjoy two 18-hole courses. filled with a variety of characters,. ..."

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Uncle Billy's BBQ and Microbrew
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Peter Pan Mini-Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro Rail
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Romeo's, Chuy's and Shady Grove

Car: Recommended

Stay with us in October and enjoy the 3-day ACL Music Festival. The home is located within walking distance to Zilker Park where the festival is held each year. Trust don't want to deal with having to park a car on the festival grounds! Enjoy Barton Springs (also walking distance) which is a spring-fed pool. On the other side of the pool is a large park complete with picnic tables and a huge playground for children complete with a train that circles around the park. Enjoy sno cones as you lay out on the banks of the pool. For those more active, jog or bike on the Town Lake trails or rent a canoe. Nearby restaurants include Shady Grove (family friendly local place which often has live music), Austin Java, Uncle Billy's BBQ and microbrew, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Baby A's Tex-Mex (home of the purple margarita), Daily Juice and Flipnotics Coffee.

Head east a few blocks to shop in the nearby South Congress (Soco) district. Find thrift stores, vintage shops, a costume store, candy stores, tons of antiques and homemade items, clothing stores, retro toy stores, and lots of locally owned boutiques. Grab a pizza at Homeslice, enjoy Tex-Mex at Guerro's Taco Bar, relax at Sunday brunch at South Congress Cafe or the Woodland, bring your appetite to the delicious Vespaio Restaruant, see a local band at the Continental Club, play a round of mini-golf at Peter Pan Golf, or check out a play at Zach Scott Theater. Don't forget to stop on the South Congress bridge and check out the bats!

South 1st Street is also a few blocks from the home and is a street lined with authentic Mexican pastry shops, antique stores, record stores, boutiques and Polvo's Mexican Restaurant.

A 5 minute drive will get you to the heart of downtown where you can visit the world famous 6th Street, home of wall-to-wall bars and live music every night of the week. Eat, drink...even catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse. Visit the new 2nd Street Shopping District to catch a movie and shop local boutiques as well as high-end specialty stores. There are dozens of cafes, coffee houses, bars and restaurants to suit every taste imaginable. If you would like a chaufferred tour of downtown Austin, hop aboard the Austin Duck Tour which is a boat-on-wheels! The tour guide will fill you in on Austin history while driving you around the downtown area and ultimately into the lake for a quick boat ride near Hula Hut and Mozarts Coffeehouse before returning you to your original destination.

Looking for a 24-hour eatery? Check out Magnolia Cafe (try the Magnolia Mud or the pancakes) or Kerby Lane Cafe.

Looking for something for the kids? Check out the Scottish Rite Theater for a variety of live plays such as Peter Pan, cool them off in the many splash-pads around town, take them for a dip at Deep Eddy Pool (they offer movies there during the summer), catch some live music at Blues on the Green or visit the numerous parks throughout the city.

Coming to Austin in November? Check out the Formula One Races! You can also let the kids enjoy the Chuy's holiday parade down South Congress.

If you need any tips on where to go and what to see...just ask! We are happy to make recommendations!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999

About: I have worked in the Real Estate and wealth management industry for over 20 years. I enjoy travel, nature, art, culture and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Why Zilker:
Convenience! Walk to outdoor activities...swimming holes, pools, parks, hike & bike trails, restaurants...something for everyone! Plus, just minutes from downtown...convenient for festival-goers, holiday travelers or anyone that wants to be near shopping districts and Austin's main attractions!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is private as you do not face any other homes on the street. There are plenty of hiking trails and you are surrounded by nature, yet a 5 minute drive to downtown. This is a very friendly and desirable neighborhood in Austin. You will see many smiling faces each day walking and jogging the streets morning, noon and night. Check out our other Vacation Home next door: HomeAway Rental #232852

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  • Scenic Southwestern front yard

    Scenic Southwestern front yard

  • Warm-toned Living Room with lots of natural light

    Warm-toned Living Room with lots of natural light

  • Retro kitchen and dining area

    Retro kitchen and dining area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bedroom with plenty of closet space

    Master bedroom with plenty of closet space

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Third Bedroom, plush comforter

    Third Bedroom, plush comforter

  • Congress Avenue - 1.5 miles from the rental

    Congress Avenue - 1.5 miles from the rental

  • Famous Barton Springs Pool is 1 miles away from the rental - walking distance!

    Famous Barton Springs Pool is 1 miles away from the rental - walking distance!

  • The Zilker Botanical Garden - located 1 miles away from the rental

    The Zilker Botanical Garden - located 1 miles away from the rental

  • Front door facing West overlooking 7 acres of greenery

    Front door facing West overlooking 7 acres of greenery

  • Living Room with TV and media

    Living Room with TV and media

  • Dining


  • Spacious Master bedroom

    Spacious Master bedroom

  • Bathroom with classic tile work. Bath/shower, plush towels and robes provided

    Bathroom with classic tile work. Bath/shower, plush towels and robes provided

  • Second Bedroom, hardwood floors, TV, large closet

    Second Bedroom, hardwood floors, TV, large closet

  • Sunflowers greet you in the backyard garden

    Sunflowers greet you in the backyard garden

  • Watch the bats fly from under the Congress Bridge - 1.5 miles away from rental

    Watch the bats fly from under the Congress Bridge - 1.5 miles away from rental

  • Lady Bird Lake where you can canoe

    Lady Bird Lake where you can canoe

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