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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Zilker townhome description

City of Austin License #2012 119960. The two bedroom “Kaleido House” features original art and colorful decor to go along with the spacious vaulted natural wood ceilings. The master bedroom features a comfy King bed and the 2nd bedroom has 2 X-long twins that can be made up into a king upon request. The couch in the living room is a Queen sleeper. Highlighting the cedar lined bathroom is a 200 gallon double shower/hot tub with skylight*. Located just two blocks from Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, the Kaleido House is the perfect home base to enjoy everything that Austin has to offer. There is easy walking access to many of Austin’s famous restaurants as well as the outdoor paradise that is Zilker Park. Take a dip in the 68 degree waters of Barton Springs after enjoying a hike through the Barton Creek Greenbelt or a stroll around Lady Bird Lake. After a day outdoors, you’re only a short walk back!

The tall ceilings are awesome: the vaulted beamed knotty pine wood ceilings make the over 1000 square feet seem even bigger. The kitchen is fully equipped to handle cooking big meals, and the Whole Foods world headquarters is a short drive away. Several convenience stores are even closer.

Other amenities include: Fresh locally roasted organic coffee and fixings, washer/dryer and detergent, bath and beach towels, and a Brita water filter to keep fresh water in the refrigerator.

Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park: We are located less than two blocks from the single best swimming pool in the universe, Barton Springs. Located in the heart of Zilker Park, use our beach towels and enjoy the spring fed, chlorine-free waters of this over 1/8 mile long watering hole.

Also enjoy the hike and bike trail, boating on the river, frisbee golf, the Nature Center, the Botanical Gardens, the playground and the train for the kids or a picnic on the great lawn.

Downtown Austin: I'm sure you've heard of the madness on 6th Street, but certainly don't miss out on the sights, sounds and eats on South Congress, 2nd Street, 4th Street and then West 6th Street. Then see a movie while eating dinner or just having a drink at Austin's favorite theater, the Alamo Drafthouse.

*Disclosure: the tub/shower is a little hard to get out of if you have disabilities, such as bad knees, and it wouldn't be convenient for bathing small children. Please call to discuss your particular situation before booking this house.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Townhome
  • 1008 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

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

            25 year or older for primary renter...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen-pullout couch...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            X-long twins can be made up into King bed upon request...moreless

          • These are by far our most colorful bedrooms yet, in the true vein of a kaleidoscope! Upon request the two XL twin beds can be set up as a king bed in the 2nd bedroom. All rooms have vaulted beamed knotty pine ceilings and ceiling fans....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            DOUBLE shower heads in 200 gallon spa tub!...moreless

          • This is one of the most unique bathrooms you'll ever see! Cedar walls enclose not only the toilet area, but also a 200-gallon spa tub that has 2 shower heads and a skylight....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We have a basket of organic coffee beans, assorted teas, cream, organic sugar and Splenda as well. We also stock our unit with extra sheets, towels, and beach towels to take to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool! We have an iPad available for rental for $10/day subject to availability. We also have a 6' twin-sized mattress pad available for the extra person you might need to squeeze in. We have a highchair, booster seat, Pack N Play with bassinet, baby gate and bed rails as well....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable:

                over 200 channels...moreless

              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • 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
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                We are 2.1 miles to the Convention Center and closer to the edge of downtown....moreless

              • River:

                We are a short walk to Lady Bird Lake with the Hike and Bike Trail and boating of all kinds including Paddle boarding....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake are just over one block away, ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                2 folding chairs in walk in closet in 2nd bedroom...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Washer/dryer in house, all detergents included at no extra charge...moreless

              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                over 300 thread count 100% cotton linens...moreless

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

                2 spaces next to building...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                more parking on the street...moreless

              • Parking On Street
              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                soap provided...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                Locally roasted organic coffee beans, assorted teas, organic sugar, 1/2 and 1/2 and Splenda to get you started....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                setting for 12...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Fully furnished...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                we provide oil, ketchup, mustard, spices and herbs and whatever the prior guests have left....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                full size...moreless

              • Stove:

                4 burner electric full size range...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Towels
              • Bicycles:

                We have discounts arranged at Barton Springs Bike Rental....moreless

              • Boat:

                Rentals on Lady Bird Lake...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered deck with 4 chairs...moreless

              • Golf:

                talk to Jay at 512-944-6888...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                See coupon for rentals at Zilker Park Boat Rentals...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Picnic table and 2 adirondack chairs in yard....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Barton Springs is a few blocks away....moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Fill the 200 gallon spa tub in the bathroom for a good soak....moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      F-1 2014
                      Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $375
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $169 $189
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,000 $3,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Cleaning $60 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival and receive a FULL 100% refund of your deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days, you will be refunded 75% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance, you are responsible for the full amount, unless we can rebook it. For special event policies, contact us.

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                      Location

                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Austin Bergstrom
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Several
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Several
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Welcome to The Heart of Austin! All of our properties are located within a few blocks of Austin's crown jewel, Zilker Park! You may not need to rent a car - just rent some bikes or ride the city bus and you'll have easy access to the University of Texas, downtown and just about anything you'd want to do in the area. Barton Springs Pool (closed for repairs until March, 2013), Zilker Botanical Gardens, The Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Great Lawn (home of ACL), Chuy's Tex-Mex, Shady Grove, the Saxon Pub, Flipnotics Coffee Space, Casa De Luz, and so many other fantastic places that are less than a mile away. Come Enjoy :)

                      Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, spelunking, frisbee golf

                      Golf: Jay Reynolds (rental manager) used to be a Professional golfer and Peach Reynolds (owner) is a ranked Amateur golfer and can help with your golfing needs.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About: Peach and Cynthia Reynolds - Owns Kaleido Properties real estate company in the Zilker Park/Barton Hills area for over 25 years! Peach, the Broker in the family, is an avid golfer and likes to do anything outdoors as well as garden in his Zilker area home's backyard. Cynthia is a real estate agent and works with Peach in their business and now manages all 7 of their vacation rentals along with their son, Jay. Cynthia loves to cook the vegetables that Peach grows and take long walks!

                      Why Zilker:
                      We love living in this area and sharing it with others!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                      Being within walking distance to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool is definitely the most unique benefit but also the double shower and huge tub is pretty darn cool too!


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                      Photos

                      • View from the street - the Kaleido House is hiding behind a hedge of bushes

                        View from the street - the Kaleido House is hiding behind a hedge of bushes

                      • Living room has queen sized pull out couch, love seat, comfy chair and ottoman

                        Living room has queen sized pull out couch, love seat, comfy chair and ottoman

                      • Bright dining area - surrounded by large windows

                        Bright dining area - surrounded by large windows

                      • Second bedroom with 2 extra long twin beds, a dresser and  walk in closet

                        Second bedroom with 2 extra long twin beds, a dresser and walk in closet

                      • The double-shower and 200 gallon tub with skylight...awesome

                        The double-shower and 200 gallon tub with skylight...awesome

                      • Colorful furniture and dishes - including David March shelf and lighted photo

                        Colorful furniture and dishes - including David March shelf and lighted photo

                      • Enjoy the hammock and Adirondack chairs in the front yard

                        Enjoy the hammock and Adirondack chairs in the front yard

                      • Barton Springs pool...just two blocks away and 68 degrees all year long!

                        Barton Springs pool...just two blocks away and 68 degrees all year long!

                      • Rent paddle boards, canoes and kayaks...just add Lady Bird Lake!

                        Rent paddle boards, canoes and kayaks...just add Lady Bird Lake!

                      • Take the dog to play at Barkin' Springs!

                        Take the dog to play at Barkin' Springs!

                      • Vaulted ceilings throughout and large windows across the front of this duplex

                        Vaulted ceilings throughout and large windows across the front of this duplex

                      • Fully furnished kitchen has everything you need and a coffee/tea basket

                        Fully furnished kitchen has everything you need and a coffee/tea basket

                      • The Master bedroom with king size bed, iHome, fan, vanity and small TV

                        The Master bedroom with king size bed, iHome, fan, vanity and small TV

                      • Tile and wood bathroom with door to hall and door to master bedroom

                        Tile and wood bathroom with door to hall and door to master bedroom

                      • Laundry Closet in hall with free supplies

                        Laundry Closet in hall with free supplies

                      • Front deck with double slider & 2 chairs is shaded by the large oak tree

                        Front deck with double slider & 2 chairs is shaded by the large oak tree

                      • Propane grill and picnic table by stairs leading to front deck

                        Propane grill and picnic table by stairs leading to front deck

                      • Walk down to Lou Neff Point on the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake

                        Walk down to Lou Neff Point on the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake

                      • Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on hike and bike trail

                        Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on hike and bike trail

                      • Zilker Park just down the street has huge playscape and kiddie train!

                        Zilker Park just down the street has huge playscape and kiddie train!

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

                      $169 - $375 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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