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Awesome Home with Modern Conveniences, Walk to Downtown

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Our beautiful home sits just above the cliff overlooking Ladybird Lake.

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This Craftsman Bungalow built in 1914 is lovely both inside and out, a historic home with modern conveniences. It's a rare gem, one of a few houses in Austin located on the south side of Lady Bird Lake overlooking downtown. The location is ideal - 10 minutes west of the airport, 5 minutes east of downtown and South Congress, with ready access to the 10 mile hike-and-bike trail that circles Lady Bird Lake and to IH35, which links Austin to San Antonio to the south and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to the north. It is perfect for those wishing to visit the Formula One race track, ACL, SXSW and many of the other super cool events happening in Austin.

A huge, southern style front porch welcomes guests and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or an evening meal outside. A pair of Adirondack chairs, several benches and a porch swing make for comfortable seating, and a big oak table is perfect for serving dinner, hosting a card game, or simply chatting and drinking wine late into the evening.

Inside, the house has 4 bedrooms - 2 upstairs, and 2 downstairs. It easily accommodates groups with a variety of sleeping arrangements: downstairs you'll find one bedroom with a pillow-top queen bed, and another with a pull-out full-sized futon; upstairs there is a bedroom with a full-sized bed and another with 2 twin beds. With use of an optional air mattress, our house provides space enough for 10 people to sleep comfortably. Each floor has a full-sized bathroom featuring a claw-foot tub with shower, in case you need a relaxing soak after a day of enjoying Austin's sights.

Two separate living rooms (one upstairs, one down) and good spacing offer enough privacy to make sharing this home easy for larger groups, and allows for grown-ups and kids to have separate places to enjoy movies or games. The house has wifi and cable and two big screens - one upstairs, one down - to enjoy them on.

A well-appointed and fully stocked kitchen makes cooking a pleasure. The dining room features a long table and bench seating, with additional chairs available, to accommodate large groups. Behind the kitchen in the back of the house is a small private outdoor patio with a grill and seating area.

The location is fantastic: Travis Heights is the closest residential neighborhood to downtown, and a short walk or a $5 cab ride to the shops and restaurants of South Congress or 6th Street nightlife. You can pick up the 10-mile Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail just to the east and west of the house and walk, bike or run to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. We are only a 10 minute drive or $20 cab ride to the airport. Unless your plans include travel outside the Austin area, you don't need to rent a car to enjoy Austin's many sights and activities - you can easily walk or take the bus or a cab from the house.

While Austin offers more than enough to keep you busy, if your plans include visiting San Antonio - home of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, Seaworld and Six Flags- you'll be happy to know that our ready access to IH35 makes the trip to San Antonio a quick 80 minutes. If shopping is your thing, you'll want to plan a stop the outlet malls in San Marcos on the way - just 30 minutes south of town. And if you are meeting additional guests or family members, you'll enjoy the fact that our easy-to-find, convenient location makes meeting up a breeze.

Parking here is good and you'll be free to use the driveway. Just a 3 minute walk from the house you'll find a bus stop serving several central routes through Austin.

We're down to earth, and love to share our house and the joys of our city with travelers who may be coming through Austin for one of it's many great events. We can give you insider tips on anything you may want help with: from coffee shops, restaurants, juice bars, venues, local arts and recreation in general, points of interest, gyms, dry cleaners, whatever you may need - we can probably help. If there's something you'd like to see in the fridge when you arrive, let us know, we can try to accommodate. If you'd like to arrive to a kitchen full of groceries that you would like to use during your stay, let us know and we can do a full shopping trip prior to your arrival for a small fee plus the cost of your items.

We are proud of our home and are excited to share it with those who will enjoy and appreciate it as we do. We are LGBT friendly.

Our rates vary depending on the season so please inquire.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Clawfoot tub in each bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • Smoking is allowed on the porch or outside of the house only. A maximum of 10 people are allowed to rent the house at one time. For SXSW, we ask for a 1 week minimum rental and 50% of your stay must be paid in advance to reserve the house. Thank you for understanding....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our house is located in the closest residential neighborhood, just a block south from downtown Austin....moreless

  • Lake:

    Our house sits on the urban edge of Lady Bird Lake (actually the Colorado River), where residents and visitors enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding and bat watching....moreless

  • River:

    Our house sits on the urban edge of Lady Bird Lake, where residents and visitors enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding and bat watching....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$399
$2,499 $5,999
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$799
$4,199 $7,999
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. With every quote we will include an additional $150 cleaning fee. Please email us for a quote; we will do our best to work with you.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bars on Rainey St., SoCo, East Austin & 6th St.
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 35
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many on South Congress
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Barton Springs Pool

Car: Not Necessary

This Craftsman Bungalow built in 1914 is lovely both inside and out; it is a historic home with modern conveniences. It's a rare gem, one of a very few houses in Austin located on the south side of Lady Bird Lake, north of Riverside, overlooking downtown. The location is ideal - 10 minutes west of the airport, 5 minutes east of downtown and South Congress, with ready access to the 10 mile hike-and-bike trail that circles Lady Bird Lake and to IH35, which links Austin to San Antonio to the south and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to the north.

A huge, southern style front porch welcomes guests and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or an evening meal outside. A pair of Adirondack chairs, several benches and a porch swing make for comfortable seating, and a big oak table is perfect for serving dinner, hosting a card game, or simply chatting and drinking wine late into the evening.

Inside, the house has 4 bedrooms - 2 upstairs, and 2 downstairs. It easily accommodates groups with a variety of sleeping arrangements: downstairs you'll find one bedroom with a pillow-top queen bed, and another with a daybed that converts to two twin-sized beds. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms: one with a full-sized bed, and another with two twin beds. With use of an optional queen-sized air mattress, our house provides space enough for 10 people to sleep comfortably. All beds have cotton sheets and down comforters to ensure a good night's sleep, and all towels are also cotton. Each floor has a full-sized bathroom featuring a claw-foot tub with shower, in case you need a relaxing soak after a day of enjoying Austin's sights. Bathrooms are stocked with luxury bath products.

Two separate living rooms (one upstairs, one down) and good spacing offer enough privacy to make sharing this home easy for larger groups, and allows for grown-ups and kids to have separate places to enjoy movies or games. The house has wifi and cable and two big screens - one upstairs, one down - to enjoy them on.

A well-appointed and fully stocked kitchen makes cooking a pleasure. The dining room features a long table and bench seating, with additional chairs available, to accommodate large groups. Behind the kitchen in the back of the house is a small private outdoor patio with a grill and seating area.

The location is fantastic: Travis Heights is the closest residential neighborhood to downtown, and a short walk or a $5 cab ride to the shops and restaurants of South Congress or 6th Street nightlife. You can pick up the 10-mile Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail just to the east and west of the house and walk, bike or run to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. We are only a 10 minute drive or $20 cab ride to the airport. Unless your plans include travel outside the Austin area, you don't need to rent a car to enjoy Austin's many sights and activities - you can easily walk or take the bus or a cab from the house.

While Austin offers more than enough to keep you busy, if your plans include visiting San Antonio - home of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, Seaworld and Six Flags- you'll be happy to know that our ready access to IH35 makes the trip to San Antonio a quick 80 minutes. If shopping is your thing, you'll want to plan a stop the outlet malls in San Marcos on the way - just 30 minutes south of town. And if you are meeting additional guests or family members, you'll enjoy the fact that our easy-to-find, convenient location makes meeting up a breeze.

Parking here is good and you'll be free to use the driveway. Just a 3 minute walk from the house you'll find a bus stop serving several central routes through Austin.

We're down to earth, and love to share our house and the joys of our city with travelers who may be coming through Austin for one of it's many great events. There is a notebook at the house with all sorts of local tips, and we can give you additional information on anything you may want help with: from coffee shops, restaurants, juice bars, venues, local arts and recreation in general, points of interest, gyms, dry cleaners, whatever you may need - we can probably help. If there's something you'd like to see in the fridge when you arrive, let us know, we can try to accommodate. If you'd like to arrive to a kitchen full of groceries that you would like to use during your stay, let us know and we can do a full shopping trip prior to your arrival for a small fee plus the cost of your items.

We are proud of our home and are excited to share it with those who will enjoy and appreciate it as we do. We are child- and LGBT-friendly.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: After growing up in Texas, I lived on both the East and West Coasts before happily returning to Austin in 2005. I love this town - it is full of art, music, and characters big and small. There are boundless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, from hiking in the Barton Creek Greenbelt to swimming in Barton Springs to walking or riding the hike and bike trail. There's great food, from trailer park cuisine to Tex-Mex to fine dining. And the people here are genuinely friendly. I wouldn't live anywhere else!

Why SoCo:
Austin is an incredible city and living here offers delightful surprises on a daily basis. Finding this gorgeous house on Lady Bird Lake was a rare opportunity, and when I can, I love to share my space and offer travelers the opportunity to enjoy Austin as easily and happily as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From our house, you can walk downtown in minutes, or go a few blocks south and shop the stores on South Congress. There are endless restaurants, coffee shops, bars and activities just blocks or short cab rides away, including Barton Springs Pool, hike and bike trails around the lake, and the Barton Creek Green Belt. Nearly everything you could want is within easy reach.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Our beautiful home sits just above the cliff overlooking Ladybird Lake.

    Our beautiful home sits just above the cliff overlooking Ladybird Lake.

  • The porch the perfect place to end the day with friends.

    The porch the perfect place to end the day with friends.

  • The living room is warm tones with cool leather couches, and plenty of space.

    The living room is warm tones with cool leather couches, and plenty of space.

  • Master bedroom has plenty of natural light.

    Master bedroom has plenty of natural light.

  • Ganesh holds down the fort at Ladybird Lake house.

    Ganesh holds down the fort at Ladybird Lake house.

  • The back corner of the yoga room where incense and Ganesh prefer to stay.

    The back corner of the yoga room where incense and Ganesh prefer to stay.

  • Our kitchen is vintage in construction, but well stocked with modern appliances.

    Our kitchen is vintage in construction, but well stocked with modern appliances.

  • Our dining room features a gorgeous wood table that seats 10-12 easily.

    Our dining room features a gorgeous wood table that seats 10-12 easily.

  • As you head upstairs you'll find a selection of books if you forgot your own.

    As you head upstairs you'll find a selection of books if you forgot your own.

  • Upstairs bedroom has a double bed, natural light and light blocking curtains.

    Upstairs bedroom has a double bed, natural light and light blocking curtains.

  • Upstairs bathroom has a claw foot bath tub and shower massager.

    Upstairs bathroom has a claw foot bath tub and shower massager.

  • After a long day, cook on the grill and relax on the back porch

    After a long day, cook on the grill and relax on the back porch

  • In the morning, grab your coffee and enjoy the view from the porch.

    In the morning, grab your coffee and enjoy the view from the porch.

  • As you walk in, you'll see the kitchen, the living room and the staircase.

    As you walk in, you'll see the kitchen, the living room and the staircase.

  • The living room has a Bose speaker and an input for ipods, ipads, and iphones.

    The living room has a Bose speaker and an input for ipods, ipads, and iphones.

  • Every room in the house has light blocking curtains to soften your mornings.

    Every room in the house has light blocking curtains to soften your mornings.

  • The yoga room has a day bed with a trundle below, and sleeps two.

    The yoga room has a day bed with a trundle below, and sleeps two.

  • Bathroom one has a claw foot tub and plenty of  storage for your needs.

    Bathroom one has a claw foot tub and plenty of storage for your needs.

  • Our large kitchen counter is lined with bar stools so cooking is social and fun.

    Our large kitchen counter is lined with bar stools so cooking is social and fun.

  • Microwave, coffee maker, grinder, hot water heater, blender, it's all you need!

    Microwave, coffee maker, grinder, hot water heater, blender, it's all you need!

  • The upstairs reading room has natural light and a large screen TV for relaxing.

    The upstairs reading room has natural light and a large screen TV for relaxing.

  • Twin beds in the second upstairs bedroom, also with light blocking curtains.

    Twin beds in the second upstairs bedroom, also with light blocking curtains.

  • Heading back downstairs you'll pass laundry facilities on the left (unpictured)

    Heading back downstairs you'll pass laundry facilities on the left (unpictured)

  • The back yard is lush with many native and flowering plants

    The back yard is lush with many native and flowering plants

$399 - $799 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/31/2015
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