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Near Ut/Stadium & Downtown, 1 Block from Shipe Park/Pool & Lots of Nearby Fun

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Last updated: 06/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Journey Zen was featured in the 2014 Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour! http://www.hydeparkhomestour.org/?p=41

This home is the culmination of many worldly adventures and a wholesome Austin vibe that clearly show through the artwork and overall zeal of this lovely home. This historic Hyde Park home is a remnant of a neighborhood built in what was known as Austin’s first suburb, developed in 1891. The global and historical decor of this home coalesce to create an ambiance of intentionality, functionality, and nostalgia that complements and augments just as much interest as the seventy-five year old structure itself.

You'll feel at home by the time you step foot on the shaded front porch. Upon entry you will immediately notice the travel-themed walls, tokens of past expeditions to foreign lands and famous landmarks. The eclectic artwork, photography and pottery come from different locations around the world, and each room leaves you guessing where you'll arrive next. Here, our fellow journeymen are welcome to settle down a while, and relax before your next feat.

Once inside, you might also notice that this home was designed to breath, from the wood floor to the screened back porch, making this a naturally comfortable home where the available central heat/air is an option you might never need. You'll feel welcome relax on your comfy couch or chairs (your pick) in the living room, spread out and turn on the large screen HD TV to watch one of the many channels your cable network has to offer, or even bring a dvd of your own to enjoy.

Your master bedroom is equipped with a lovely queen bed, and has its own bathroom, making it easy to sleep in and/or prepare for a big day in ATX. Here, you'll also find a true Bose stereo, because music is an important part of coming home - at least we Austinites think so! Also for your convenience, alarm clock, lamps, night stands, a dresser and a full-length mirror should give you what you need while you're not on your way somewhere.

Meanwhile, your 'guest bedroom' is equally lovely...well, almost. Minus having its own restroom (available down the hall), this cozy room also has a queen bed, dresser, Bose stereo, alarm clock and bedside amenities. One could almost call this the second master bedroom :) The beds are sleep number! In other words, each side of the bed has a corresponding remote that adjusts the softness or firmness of the mattress on that side. Prepare to sleep in utmost comfort!

One might also argue that the true measure of a home is made by the quality of its kitchen. Well, the chef who owns this home would definitely agree, and has designed this your kitchen accordingly. Your kitchen is equipped with Cutco knives, All-Clad pans, a Kitchen-Aid mixer and a Cuisinart food processor. Please take advantage of your large gas stove and oven, the microwave, large counter and the island for preparing your meals. You'll hardly be for want when it comes to cookware, dishes or silverware. And, yes, there's a blender, a coffee grinder, coffee maker and coffee. Not only this, but an ice cream maker, deep fryer, and pasta roller outfit your kitchen. We've even provided tea & kettle as well as filtered water for your convenience. Oh yeah, finally, even the garbage disposal is new!

Each bathroom should have nearly everything you need: Towels, soaps, essentials, hair dryer, even make-up wipes. In the guest restroom, you have a large shower. If you prefer a bath, you get the luxury of the Asian royalty-themed master bath and it's large well-insulated tub. Enjoy!

One of the setbacks to enjoying the great outdoors is insects. In Austin, we pride ourselves in the fact that our air isn't filled with pesticides, allowing us to see the lightning bugs light up the evening sky. But, let's face it, mosquitos are a different story. Our large covered back porch allows you to enjoy Austin weather nearly anytime of day/night/year. See for yourself.

Last, but not at all least, your large backyard was equally designed to be as inviting as the rest of your home. Shaded almost by a canopy of tall oak and pecan trees, and overlooked by the mile markers that point to some of the owners' favorite travel spots, the circular sitting area and its fire pit are only one of three places your group can settle down out here. The additional patio furniture and built in benches also make this a prime place for hosting a small gathering of loved ones. Of course, no backyard in Texas is complete without a grill. Your large smoker should do the trick.

By now, you should be convinced that Journey Zen is the home for you and yours. If not, we invite you to walk to Shipe Park/Pool, or many of the surrounding restaurants, pubs and shops, to see for yourself. We've even left a welcome folder to help you get to know the area.

See ya soon!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1126 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO smoking indoors. Outdoor sand pots are available. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Each bedroom has a queen bed, dresser, full-length mirror, Bose stereo system, alarm clock, closet and lamp. Master bedroom has its own bathroom!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

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  • Each bath is equipped with nearly all you'll need: Soaps, essentials, various-sized towels, hair dryer and make-up wipes. The guest (main) restroom is a walk-in shower with lots of room, and a sitting platform. The master bath, in the master bedroom, is a large well insulated tub. Perfect after a long day in our fair city....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hyde Park is the epitome of a true Austin experience, because 'ya can't swing a cat without hittin' some kind of local business'. Between a 3 and 15 minute walk you can find the following things: Great restaurants, cafés with your choice of coffee, spirits, baked goods, gelato and/or food; restaurants, boutique shopping, thrift store shopping, convenience store, drug store, great coffee, fitness centers and even Shipe park/pool. To get to UT and/or downtown, you need only take one right turn onto Red River, and you'll soon hit UT stadium, UT and then downtown....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable for you and yours...moreless

  • Stereo:

    2 Bose stereo systems available for you...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Drive to downtown in 8-10 minutes with only a single right turn. $12 cab ride....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful dining area. Great for having loved ones over....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Very comfy furniture, lots of seating, large screen television, and lots of love in the air :)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Car port can cover 2 standard-sized vehicles. Driveway can easily accommodate 3 vehicles off-street. Additional parking available curbside....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Locally roasted Ruta Maya coffee, coffee grinder and coffee maker available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, cups, glasses, mugs, flatware, pots, pans, blender, coffee grinder, tea kettle, filtered water and more...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Your kitchen was designed by a real chef. Rest assured, the pots & pans are good, the stove is good, there's room to perform kitchen magic, and there are plenty of gadgets to help you along....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A spice rack is available, basic condiments, coffee, and sometimes more...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Yep!...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    1) Large deck shaded by a canopy of large trees. 2) Screened patio with lots of seating also available....moreless

  • Golf:

    Hancock par 18 is about a 5 minute walk. Larger courses about a 15 minute drive away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 miles away, at Barton Springs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Well kept front yard and large private backyard...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shipe park/pool is only 2 blocks away. Free. It's college student and family friendly. Open all summer....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Slow Season
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200
ACL 1st Weekend
Oct 1 - Oct 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$400
ACL 2nd Weekend
Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$400
F1
Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$600
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
Winter Slow Season
Jan 4 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
SXSW
Mar 10 - Mar 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$500
$3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600 $4,650

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

SPECIAL EVENTS AND GAMES ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL RENTAL RATES. ALSO, WE HAVE A 4-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY DURING SXSW, ACL AND FORMULA ONE.


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Location

9.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
vino vino, Dolce Vita, Draught House, drink.wll +
4.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lonestar Riverboat
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro Rail
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-35
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several
180 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chorpus Christi, Texas

Car: Recommended

As far as the neighborhood goes, this wonderful neighborhood is a professional and university student-heavy area. Not only is it safe, but you'll find nearly everything you'll need within walking distance. What's not in walking distance can be easily biked, bussed or driven to. The bus stops only 50 feet from your front door. There's even a pharmacy only 4 blocks away.

WALKING DISTANCE

South - Shipe park/pool (3 minute walk - free pool open during the summer); Duval Center (5 minute walk - restaurants/bars, grocery, bakery, café, laundromat, & more)

West - vino.vino (for the more sophisticated pallet), The Parlor (pizza, pool & rock music) & more

North - Triangle (Wildflowers Fashion shop, Kick Butt Coffee, LOTS of restaurants); North Loop District (vintage store district by day, foodie district by night, coffee 24/7)

East - Sunrise Superstore (only the finest convenience store in Austin!), and Juice Land for your special fix.

AN EASY DRIVE

Downtown - 2 turns and 7-10 minutes away (2.8 miles)

University of Texas - 2.2 miles

UT Stadium - 2.3 miles

Dell Children's Hospital - 2 miles

St. David's Hospital - 2 miles

Brackenridge - 2.3 miles

 

Manager info

About: VacationCake has been serving guests since 2008. It's not just our job, it's our pleasure.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • The carport is all yours

    The carport is all yours

  • Enjoy cable on your large screen LCD TV, or bring a dvd of your own

    Enjoy cable on your large screen LCD TV, or bring a dvd of your own

  • This old victrola is now a li'l bar...BYOB

    This old victrola is now a li'l bar...BYOB

  • Master bedroom, South American-themed, also has a lovely large mirror

    Master bedroom, South American-themed, also has a lovely large mirror

  • Guest bedroom, desk & lamp.

    Guest bedroom, desk & lamp.

  • Guest shower, accessible from main hallway.

    Guest shower, accessible from main hallway.

  • Cook's private island, lovely refrigerator (filtered water pitcher inside)

    Cook's private island, lovely refrigerator (filtered water pitcher inside)

  • Seat 4-6 comfortably.

    Seat 4-6 comfortably.

  • Enjoy your lovely, shaded & screened back porch.

    Enjoy your lovely, shaded & screened back porch.

  • A yard of yards. Shaded by large trees. 3 seating areas (two visible here)

    A yard of yards. Shaded by large trees. 3 seating areas (two visible here)

  • Left, patio furniture. Left/center, built in benches. Right, TEXAS-SIZED GRILL

    Left, patio furniture. Left/center, built in benches. Right, TEXAS-SIZED GRILL

  • View from front entrance. Large screen HD TV, cable & DVD player

    View from front entrance. Large screen HD TV, cable & DVD player

  • View from the hallway, looking toward the front door

    View from the hallway, looking toward the front door

  • Master bedroom, queen bed, bathroom access, Bose stereo & more

    Master bedroom, queen bed, bathroom access, Bose stereo & more

  • Master bath - towels, soaps, essentials, hair dryer & make-up wipes found here.

    Master bath - towels, soaps, essentials, hair dryer & make-up wipes found here.

  • Guest bed - Queen bed, Bose stereo, dresser. Asian theme.

    Guest bed - Queen bed, Bose stereo, dresser. Asian theme.

  • Lovely hallway - left, living room; front right, kitchen; back-right bathroom

    Lovely hallway - left, living room; front right, kitchen; back-right bathroom

  • Dining area view of kitchen.

    Dining area view of kitchen.

  • Spices, silverware, cookware, dinnerware, coffee makings, tea kettle & more!

    Spices, silverware, cookware, dinnerware, coffee makings, tea kettle & more!

  • Circular sitting area with fire pit.

    Circular sitting area with fire pit.

  • Shipe Park/Pool (FREE), only 1 block away.

    Shipe Park/Pool (FREE), only 1 block away.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
  • Calendar last updated 06/12/2015
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