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N. Central Austin Allure, Near Ut/Stadium & Downtown (New!)

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Last updated: 10/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hyde Park house description

Journey Zen 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. Your peaceful, quaint, family-friendly neighborhood of Hyde Park puts you directly in Central Austin while giving you the comfort that a true home should offer.

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!

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
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          F-1
                          Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $350
                          Winter Holiday
                          Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          Winter Slow Season
                          Jan 4 - Feb 28, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $200
                          $1,260 $3,750
                          SXSW
                          Mar 12 - Mar 22, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $600
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $230 $350
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,400 $5,280

                          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 and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • 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.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 10/13/2014
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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

                          • Welcome to Journey Zen

                            Welcome to Journey Zen

                          • 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.

                          • 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.

                          • Circular sitting area with fire pit.

                            Circular sitting area with fire pit.

                          • 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 bed

                            Guest bed

                          • 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!

                          • 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

                          $200 - $600 per night (USD)
                          2

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 10/13/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english, french, spanish
                          • Calendar last updated 10/13/2014
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                          Ric Torres

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