4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park

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Entry way has long driveway that can accommodate 5-8 cars


Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • 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

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 7: 1 twin/ single


  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen futon in the garden room which is a community room off the downstairs master, especially good for keeping a child or 2 close to parents...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    large variety of mixed genre music...moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are 2 flat screen TVs. One is in the living room and another is in the back bedroom (the single bed) ...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    mostly kid appropriate...moreless


  • Family


  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Big driveway....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 27 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

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
nightly rate
Oct 6 - Apr 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$5,250 $12,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$5,400 $13,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
20 minutes
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barton Springs Saloon
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lyons, Barton Creek
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
mopac (Hwy 1)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Baby grand piano in living 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, german, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Entry way has long driveway that can accommodate 5-8 cars

    Entry way has long driveway that can accommodate 5-8 cars

  • Front living room

    Front living room

  • Dining and Great Room

    Dining and Great Room

  • 2nd Foyer

    2nd Foyer

  • third story treehouse turret room/double bed

    third story treehouse turret room/double bed

  • single bed, private bath (previously nanny's quarters)

    single bed, private bath (previously nanny's quarters)

  • Jack & Jill queen bed, shared bath

    Jack & Jill queen bed, shared bath

  • downstairs queen, hall bath 6 ft away

    downstairs queen, hall bath 6 ft away

  • Master bath large closet

    Master bath large closet

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Master Bedroom with cove lighting

    Master Bedroom with cove lighting

  • deck


  • Foyer


  • Kitchen


  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • living area off downstairs master has queen futon/convertible bed

    living area off downstairs master has queen futon/convertible bed

  • Jack & Jill bedroom, queen bed, shared bath

    Jack & Jill bedroom, queen bed, shared bath

  • Master suite

    Master suite

  • downstairs master with master bath

    downstairs master with master bath

  • Library room

    Library room

  • Master bath with bidet

    Master bath with bidet

  • Master bath

    Master bath

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

    Back with 2 decks, children jungle gym, dining table

  • street view

    street view

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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