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4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park

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Garner Avenue is full of trees and friendly people


Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Barton Heights house description

It doesn't get better than this central Austin location to have family reunions. The living areas are large, cozy and allow for everyone to be together or spread out. Since the house has had two additions it mixes the old Austin with new chic. It is full of windows and skylights to let in the beautiful speckled light through the many trees. The house also has an array of upgrades that allow it to be called luxury including artison hand thrown kitchen pottery, stained glass kitchen and bathroom features, objects d'art, large flat screen TV, eclectic lamps & artwork, whole house stereo system & CD collection, foot heaters, multiple shower heads & bidet in master bath, cove lighting and many more special features that you will have to discover!

At every turn, this house warms your heart and will make you and your family feel good. Bi-level outdoor decks and dining table allow for large outdoor gatherings in charming yard. This cozy 4500 sq ft abode sits on a double lot with 5 towering oak trees for lots of privacy. It's also super kid friendly with a hammock under the trees, a playscape,and lots of yard in which to play.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome:

            Various assortment of DVDs, videos, books, and toys on site. Don't miss the toys in the deacon bench in front of the television....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking inside. Outside smoking permitted with proper and thorough clean-up....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            $100 pet fee per pet. Clean up required by guest....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            This lovely 800 sq foot kitchen has a large granite island on one end with a stove top which is wonderful for cooking for a large crowd. Opposing end includes a great room with a fireplace....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave


          • Parking Off Street:

            Big driveway....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Garage
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace


          • Music Library:

            large variety of mixed genre music...moreless

          • Video Library:

            mostly kid appropriate...moreless

          • CD Player
          • VCR
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player


          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio


          • Zoo
          • Rock Climbing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Sailing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Hiking
          • Water Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Racquetball
          • Rafting
          • Kayaking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Fitness Center
          • Miniature Golf
          • Boating
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Antiquing
          • Live Theater
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Theme Parks
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Cinemas
          • Swimming
          • Tennis


          Write a review 4.9
          from 25 traveler reviews
          VRBO Bear had a great stay at this nice Austin, TX home in Barton Heights area! 10/12/2010

          VRBO Bear stayed here:

          Wow! This was the perfect house for a classy bear like me during my visit to Austin, Texas. From the top floor “yogi” room where I did my “yoga” bear exercises all the way down to the 1st floor, this amazing house was a wonderful place to stay. There was lots of space for my friends to visit together, but plenty of individual retreat space as well so we could have quiet time when we wanted it.

          This home was located in a nice residential neighborhood, several blocks from the main road. There were large yards and lots of big trees, but we were still a very short drive from downtown and the airport, so it was easy to get around the fun city of Austin.

          Our hostess was wonderful – she left DVDs, CDs and lots of books here for us to enjoy. She has decorated this house with many fun extras – and there’s a fireplace, a hot tub, BBQ grill, huge multi-level deck, and even a jungle gym for the “cubs” to play on in the enclosed back yard. We loved the special touches – towels near the hot tub, a welcome sheet that explained where to find things and how to lock up the house, stained glass, beautiful art pieces, and a hammock. We felt at home and very welcomed.

          The kitchen was huge, with many modern conveniences. I loved the way it opened up into the great room (with fireplace) so that the folks cooking or eating in the kitchen could still be part of the conversation with the folks relaxing on the couch. The flat screen TV was in the “other” living room so that visiting and TV watching didn’t have to happen in the same room.

          Lots of windows throughout on every side along with skylights made this house very cheery and bright. Everything was clean and shiny. All in all, this lovely home has left me with perfect memories of my recent trip to Austin.

          The VRBO Bear

          The VRBO Bear
          Base Rate .......  $825.00/night .. $4800/week
          Special Events .. $1400/night .. $8000/week
          2 night minimum/4 night minimum for special events & holidays
          $50 per individual surcharge over 13 guests
          $825 security deposit.
          $250.00 cleaning fee/stay

          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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          Last updated: 07/23/2014
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          22 Today
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          10 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          20 minutes
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          mopac (Hwy 1)
          1 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Barton Springs Saloon
          1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant

          Car: Not Necessary

          Baby grand piano in living room,

          Cross Trainer in exercise room/sun room


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1994

          About the owner: I bought this house when I was single, when it was a 2 bedroom/2 bath house. My chiropractic practice is on S.Lamar and in the style of keeping life simple, I wanted a house in 78704. When I walked into this house, it spoke to me. The house oozes comfort with the perfect mixture of space and class. I kept adding on to the house, expanding the inside and outside as husband and children were added to the mix. There is also a significant focus on green building design as the house is solar-electric and has a tankless hot water heater. The studio on the 3rd floor has its own Japanese Fujitsu ac/heat unit.

          Why the Owner Chose Barton Heights:
          I fell in love with this house in 1994 when I bought it for myself and have lived there for 15 years and am finally moving on and choosing to share it with many rather than sell it. I chose this house based on the unique lay out and huge kitchen/great room. (800 sq.ft) I love cooking and entertaining and this spread is perfect for that. The original house was built in 1932 and has beautiful original wood floors and lots of light from many windows including stained glass windows in the living room. The addition, built in 2002 by my brother, added 3 more bedrooms and a yoga/meditation studio. (also sleeps two who prefers star gazing) The new addition has 2500 sq. ft of gorgeous maple floors, antique glass tile and Mexican travertine tile in the bathrooms. This house is nestled in 78704, the quintessential hip Austin neighborhood...walking distance from Barton Springs and the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake as well as the Greenbelt, Austin's unique inner city trail system perfect for hikers and mountain bikers. It is also walking distance to funky Flipnotics Cafe and the Daily Juice Cafe as well as all the restaurants on Barton Springs Rd. The Alamo Draft House (an Austin must) is just 5 minutes the other direction and now, also walkable, is High Ball, an adult vintage bowling alley which is a ton of fun for those with a passion for bowling. Enjoy!

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          This house delights all visitors. There cannot be a more wonderful place for family gatherings because of the gigantic kitchen and variety of things to choose from. Because of the house's size, many people can be doing many different things and give each other space to spread out and relax. It has a third floor tower room that has views of downtown, which is a great place to watch fireworks on July 4th. Everything about the house spells E N T E R T A I N I N G.

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          Speaks: english

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • Garner Avenue is full of trees and friendly people

            Garner Avenue is full of trees and friendly people

          • Great Room, kitchen, dining room

            Great Room, kitchen, dining room

          • 1st Bath

            1st Bath

          • 2nd bath with water closet

            2nd bath with water closet

          • Tower yoga and meditation on 3rd floor-view to downtown

            Tower yoga and meditation on 3rd floor-view to downtown

          • Master Bedroom with cove lighting

            Master Bedroom with cove lighting

          • Back with 2 decks, children jungle gym, dining table

            Back with 2 decks, children jungle gym, dining table

          • Side yard

            Side yard

          • Front living room

            Front living room

          • 1st bedroom with queen bed

            1st bedroom with queen bed

          • 2nd Bedroom

            2nd Bedroom

          • 2nd Foyer

            2nd Foyer

          • 2nd Foyer

            2nd Foyer

          • Master bath with bidet and large closet

            Master bath with bidet and large closet

          • Nanny's room with bath (twin bed)

            Nanny's room with bath (twin bed)

          VRBO #268686

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          This listing was first published here in 2009.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014


          7 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 15

          View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
          Email owner

          (512) 217-2550 (Texas, USA)

          Speaks: english

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