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Wow! Central Austin Near Downtown and Ut - Enjoy Fire Pit, Grill

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Downtown house description

1940s Charm and 21st Century Sophistication -- the home is located in a quiet Central Austin neighborhood close to Downtown -- a 5 to 10 minute taxi ride or 15 to 20 minute bus ride to Downtown.

*** Ask About Two-Night Rates, Weekly Rates***

Guests love gathering around the kitchen island, and the fire pit on the stone patio. Sleeping accommodations include one king bed, one queen bed and two queen sleeper sofas. Twin air beds are available upon request.

The house includes WIFI access, Cable Service, two TVs, 2 DVDs, and DVR Service to record your favorite television shows while you are out. XBOX or Wii gaming systems are available upon request.

Rest easy. This Home is Licensed by the City of Austin for Operation as a Vacation Rental.

The house features a fully-equipped kitchen including kitchen island and walk-in pantry. Appliances include gas range, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, disposal, toaster, coffee maker, and pancake griddle.

Enjoy the stone patio in the private backyard furnished with a charcoal grill for evening grilling and fire pit for nights.

Other nice features of the house include wood floors, central air/central heat and a separate indoor laundry room.

We provide linens, towels, paper towels, toilet paper, and hand soaps in the kitchen and bath to make your stay comfortable and carefree.

All this within walking distance of some of Austin's best restaurants and cafes. Nearby restaurants, cafes and stores include Kerbey Lane Cafe, Olive & June, Teo's, Central Market Cafe and Restaurant. Day activities in town and within 5 to 10 minutes of the house include kayaking Lady Bird Lake, festivals at Zilker Park, swimming in Barton Springs Pool, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, the Blanton Museum or LBJ Library, world class performance at the Long Center. Lake Austin and Lake Travis are minutes west.We are 5 to 15 blocks from St. David's, Seton, The Heart Hospital, Dell Children's Hospital for needed medical stays.

If you do not want to drive, Capital Metro bus routes pick up less than three blocks from the house for the short ride into Downtown or UT.

We have hosted weekend getaways, wedding guests, visiting professors, musicians, filmmakers and corporate employees in Austin on work assignments.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Chauffeur
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

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

            Age 21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed on stone patio....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pet Fee and Refundable Pet Deposit...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 baby crib

            Pack N Play...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            queen in Private Room off Master...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            queen in Living Room...moreless

          • The bedrooms feature luxurious 500+ cotton sheets and designer bedsets for your comfort and enjoyment....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Enjoy fluffy towels and honey and milk hand soap.

          Other Amenities

              • Guests love gathering around the kitchen island, and around the fire pit on the stone patio on cool evenings. The house is equipped with whole house WIFI, HDTV, DVD, cable and DVR service as well as books, and current magazines. We provide pool towels, and pool toys, as well as linens, towels, basic paper and soap products (hand soap, dishwashing liquid and detergent). A sample of basic seasonings is supplied. All that is missing is you! Please contact us with any questions....moreless

              Entertainment

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

                Two DVD Players - one in Living Room, one in Media Room...moreless

              • DVR
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                (9) Compact Discs...moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV With 300+ Channels,HD Signal and DVR Service...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Two HDTV LEDs with DVR Service and DVD Players; One additional TV in the Queen Bedroom With DVR Service....moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console:

                (2) XBOX or WII Gaming System available upon request...moreless

              • Video Games:

                (5) Available Upon Request....moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Town

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Internet:

                High-Speed, WIFI Throughout the House...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                500+ Cotton...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Features Flat Screen LED TV With DVR, Sound System With Built In Speakers...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Room for Two Cars in Driveway and One in Garage...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Recommend parking in driveway...moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                Landline service available to long term tenants, small monthly fee....moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                In Laundry Room ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WIFI Throughout the House...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Outdoor Fire Pit, Great for Evening Chats in the Backyard...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully Equipped...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Garbage Disposal
              • Gourmet Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Appliances Include Gas Range and Oven, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Disposal, Pancake Griddle, Coffee Maker, Toaster...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Seasonings Provided...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Bicycles:

                Available Upon Request...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Stone Patio in Fully Fenced Private Backyard...moreless

              • Fully Fenced Property
              • Golf:

                Right Between Lions and Hancock Municipal Courses...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayak, canoe rentals at nearby Lady Bird Lake, ask for coupon....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Fully fenced yard, herb garden - help yourself...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal Grill For Use On Stone Patio...moreless

              • Patio
              • Porch Furniture
              • Tennis:

                Many nearby...moreless

              • Tennis Court
              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Eurocard
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Deep Eddy and Barton Springs Pools within 5 minutes of the House. We provide pool towels....moreless

              • Outdoor Pool

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      New Years
                      Dec 31 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      SXSW
                      Mar 13 - Mar 23, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $500
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $125 $150
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $875

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • CC Fee Paid to Website $30
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $25 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      Ask About Two-Night Rates and Weekly Rates

                      Monthly Rate Available Upon Request

                      No Lodging Taxes for Stays of 30 Days or Longer.

                      Lodging Taxes 15%

                      Refundable Security Deposit $200

                      Refundable Pet Deposit $100 to $250


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                      Location

                      • Upper Crust Bakery

                        "This well-loved bakery is a favorite with local Austinites. The coffee and baked goods are ..."

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                      • Central Market

                        "Central Market features both an organic grocery store and a great restaurant with deck seati..."

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                      • Kerbey Lane Cafe

                        "Walk to Kerbey Lane for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Known for their healthy dishes, Kerbey L..."

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                      • Teo Espresso and Gelato

                        "Another Austin original -- Teo's has The Best gelato in Austin as well as homemade sandwiche..."

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                      • Amy's Ice Creams - Burnet

                        "Amy's has great ice creams and many crushings to choose from. The hot fudge sundaes are to ..."

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                      • Bats Underneath Congress Bridge

                        "Fabulous summer experience, unique to Austin -- thousands of bats in flight heading east out..."

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                      • 6th Street

                        "The center of the live music scene in Austin. Don't forget nearby 4th Street for a trendier..."

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                      • Gusto Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

                        "Great neighborhood Italian restaurant and wine bar. We love the meatballs!"

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                      • Noble Pig

                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Austin Bergstrom International
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Draught House Pub, The Flying Saucer
                      150 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Port Aransas
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Cap Metro Red Line
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Mopac and 35th
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Kerbey Lane Cafe, The Brick Oven, Teo's Gelato
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Volente Beach Lake Travis 25min, Port Aransas 3hrs

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Austin is the heart of Texas, known for its natural beauty and friendly community. This property provides short and easy access to downtown restaurants, night life, The University of Texas and Zilker Park. A short taxi ride or two blocks to an Austin Metro bus - no car needed to get into Downtown. Day activities in town and within ten minutes of the house include kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, swimming in Barton Springs, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, the Blanton Museum or LBJ Library. Recommended day trips include wine tasting and shopping historic Fredericksburg, renting a boat on Lake Travis, a day trip to San Antonio, exploring caverns, seasonal Eagle viewing on Lake Buchanan . . . the list goes on. Let us recommend others.

                      Other Activities: Indoor Sports at 'The Main Event' include laser tag, rock climbing, pool tables, bowling - fabulous entertainment center - 10 minutes away.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: I fell in love with Austin while attending University here. I left briefly with work -- got back to Austin as soon as I could!

                      Why the Owner Chose Downtown:
                      This house was purchased for its location relative to everything Austin, along with the retro 1940's neighborhood appeal. The easy, laid back charm of the house and neighborhood remain, but now include high tech convenience and entertainment -- WIFI, hidef flat screen TV, cable and DVR service!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Highlights that we enjoy and are yours to experience include gathering around the kitchen island, the feel of the wood floors under your feet, and hanging out on the stone patio around the fire pit on cool evenings.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Five Minutes to Kerbey Lane Cafe

                        Five Minutes to Kerbey Lane Cafe

                      • Dining Room, Off Kitchen - Additional Pics of Home Interior Available by Email

                        Dining Room, Off Kitchen - Additional Pics of Home Interior Available by Email

                      • Kitchen Includes Fridge, Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Range, Microwave, Pantry

                        Kitchen Includes Fridge, Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Range, Microwave, Pantry

                      • West Enfield Pool - 1 of 3 fabulous pools with 10 minutes of the house.

                        West Enfield Pool - 1 of 3 fabulous pools with 10 minutes of the house.

                      • Start your morning here -- at the coffee bar.

                        Start your morning here -- at the coffee bar.

                      • Shower Bath With Adjustable Height on Shower Head

                        Shower Bath With Adjustable Height on Shower Head

                      • Queen Size and 400 Plus Count Cotton in Second Bedroom

                        Queen Size and 400 Plus Count Cotton in Second Bedroom

                      • Laundry Room Available for Your Use

                        Laundry Room Available for Your Use

                      • More Seating on Stone Patio, Fire Pit and Charcoal Grill Available

                        More Seating on Stone Patio, Fire Pit and Charcoal Grill Available

                      • Take the Short Ten Minute Cap Metro Ride to the University of Texas

                        Take the Short Ten Minute Cap Metro Ride to the University of Texas

                      • Five Blocks to the Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail - Bike Rentals Nearby

                        Five Blocks to the Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail - Bike Rentals Nearby

                      • Wonderful playscape adjacent to the Deck at the Central Market Cafe.

                        Wonderful playscape adjacent to the Deck at the Central Market Cafe.

                      • Living Room With HDTV, DVD, DVR Service, CD Player

                        Living Room With HDTV, DVD, DVR Service, CD Player

                      • Dining Room Looking Out to Private Backyard

                        Dining Room Looking Out to Private Backyard

                      • Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen Features Kitchen Island - Great Gathering Place.

                        Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen Features Kitchen Island - Great Gathering Place.

                      • 5 Minutes to Eiler's Pool - springfed, lap pool at one end, beach end at other

                        5 Minutes to Eiler's Pool - springfed, lap pool at one end, beach end at other

                      • Luxurious Bath With Soaps, Fluffy Towels

                        Luxurious Bath With Soaps, Fluffy Towels

                      • King Sleeping with 500 Count Cotton

                        King Sleeping with 500 Count Cotton

                      • Third Room Off Master with Second Media Center, Sleeper Sofa

                        Third Room Off Master with Second Media Center, Sleeper Sofa

                      • Seasonal Herb and Pepper Garden - Help Yourself!

                        Seasonal Herb and Pepper Garden - Help Yourself!

                      • Minutes to the Downtown Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail.

                        Minutes to the Downtown Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail.

                      • It's a three block walk to this Cap Metro Stop for the short ride into Downtown.

                        It's a three block walk to this Cap Metro Stop for the short ride into Downtown.

                      • Work Only If You Must.The House Features Office Space,High-Speed WIFI Throughout

                        Work Only If You Must.The House Features Office Space,High-Speed WIFI Throughout

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                      $125 - $500 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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