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Charming Downtown Garden Bungalow--Short Walk to 6th St., Rainey Street District

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Front view of the bungalow. Walk to downtown.

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Last updated: 09/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Downtown house description

This charming 1930's Craftsman Bungalow was fully renovated in 2007 and is conveniently located in a quiet and eclectic neighborhood just east of downtown Austin and is within close walking distance to the Convention Center, Downtown, 6th Street, Lady Bird Lake and several chic new restaurants and clubs.

The bungalow is nestled among three other bungalows and an historic 1880's Victorian farmhouse that shares a fenced and lushly landscaped yard with patios, trails and a hot tub/spa. It's a perfect place to relax while visiting Austin.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 816 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome:

                We have a Pack and Play available. Please note that we cannot guarantee the house is childproof for toddlers....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed on front porch, back deck and in gardens....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Small, friendly dogs allowed with owner permission and pet fee ($150). We ask that you pick up after your pet and keep them on a leash while in the gardens....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Queen size Beds (2), Pack and Play (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa is available for the fifth guest as well as an aerobed for an extra guest....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Roomy tiled shower with seating. All linens provided....moreless

              • Roomy tiled shower with seating. All linens provided.

              Other Amenities

                  • The bungalow has the original hardwood floors, lots of windows, a covered front porch and a spacious back deck overlooking unique gardens. It's a perfect place to relax while visiting Austin. Events (parties, gatherings, receptions) are allowed, but ONLY with management permission and may be subject to an extra fee. Please inquire....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Holiday Resort
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    7 minutes walk to 6th Street, Rainey Street District and Lady Bird Lake hike-and-bike trails....moreless

                  • Lake:

                    Lady Bird Lake--enjoy the Hike and Bike trails which are a 7 minute walk from the property....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air....moreless

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

                    Small stacked washer/dryer included....moreless

                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central heat....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    House and grounds have high-speed wifi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    Private driveway will accommodate 2 cars (one in front of the other)....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Small stacked washer/dryer included....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    House and grounds have high-speed wifi...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    We provide fresh roasted coffee, tea, half-and-half and sweeteners....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All pots, pans, baking dishes, flatware, dishes, glasses--everything you need to cook....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    All the dishes and utensils you need to cook and serve meals....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Gas range; dishwasher; refrigerator; microwave; gas grill on deck; coffee maker (with locally roasted coffee); toaster....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Spices, oils and other miscellaneous non-perishables are available....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Gas range....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    We can arrange to have electric bicycles delivered to the property before your arrival for an extra fee....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Kayaks and paddle boats are available on Lady Bird Lake...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Spacious furnished private back deck overlooking the gardens....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Two art installations in the 132 year old shed. The 'grotto' and the 'Cabinet of Wonders'. Very popular!...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    You can rent a kayak, canoe or paddle boat on Lady Bird Lake, about a 10 minute walk from the house....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Pecan trees, banana trees, palm trees throughout the grounds. Blooming trees, bushes and seasonal flowers guarantee color year-round....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill on back deck; charcoal grill/smoker in garden...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Furnished covered front porch....moreless

                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Maintained daily; seats 5 comfortably. Located in gardens--doors on each side of the hot tub can be open or closed. Hot tub hours are 9AM-11PM--no exceptions....moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          ACL Festival
                          Oct 3 - Oct 5, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $315
                          ACL Festival
                          Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $315
                          Formula 1
                          Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $545
                          SXSW
                          Mar 13 - Mar 22, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $545
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $199 $219
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,310

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 15%

                          Notes:

                          Please inquire about Festival (SXSW, XGames, ACL, Formula 1) and Holiday Rates

                          A 50% non-refundable down payment is due upon booking. Balance payment and refundable deposit due 15 days before arrival.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 09/21/2014
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                          22 Today
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                          Location

                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Austin Bergstrom International Airport
                          0.4 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          6th Street, Rainey Street District
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Amtrak
                          0.4 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          IH35
                          0.3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Cesar Chavez, 6th Street, Rainey Street District

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Austin is a bastion of creativity, beauty, education and history. From festivals like South-By-Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits (ACL) to site-seeing in the Texas Hill Country, Austin is the primary destination for people wanting to discover the flavor of Central Texas.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1991

                          About: We have worked in publishing, theater, film and music. We have created an enclave of houses that are both relaxing, unique and interesting. We have rotating exhibits of local artists hanging in our houses and there are two art installations in the backyard sheds--the 'Wonder Cabinet' and the 'Grotto'.

                          Why Downtown:
                          We fell in love with this neighborhood. It was filled with families who had lived there 2 and 3 generations and had a lot of unique Central Texas flavor. It has gentrified in the years since we purchased our property, but has been filled with other unique people who are trying to preserve this downtown neighborhood, while quickly becoming part of the downtown scene.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The property is a part of the disappearing 'old Austin'. It harkens back to a much simpler time, but is right in the middle of modern activity. It's an old Austin oasis in a quickly changing neighborhood. The shared Gardens are a relaxing place to unwind and enjoy leisurely Austin comfort--with a downtown skyline view! There are also two other vacation rentals in the same compound. We often have family/friends that rent the entire compound for holidays or events.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, spanish

                          Links to more information:

                           

                          Photos

                          • Front view of the bungalow.  Walk to downtown.

                            Front view of the bungalow. Walk to downtown.

                          • Living, dining and kitchen.

                            Living, dining and kitchen.

                          • View from the fully-loaded kitchen.  Washer/dryer in closet.

                            View from the fully-loaded kitchen. Washer/dryer in closet.

                          • Master bedroom, view 2.

                            Master bedroom, view 2.

                          • Front bedroom, view 2.

                            Front bedroom, view 2.

                          • Shower with seating.

                            Shower with seating.

                          • Covered front porch.

                            Covered front porch.

                          • Back gardens.

                            Back gardens.

                          • 1880's shed containing Grotto of Remembrances and the Wunderkammer.

                            1880's shed containing Grotto of Remembrances and the Wunderkammer.

                          • Winter view of the front.

                            Winter view of the front.

                          • View from living room into hallway and bathroom.

                            View from living room into hallway and bathroom.

                          • Master bedroom, view 1.

                            Master bedroom, view 1.

                          • Front bedroom, view 1.

                            Front bedroom, view 1.

                          • Bathroom.

                            Bathroom.

                          • View from back deck.

                            View from back deck.

                          • Covered hot tub.

                            Covered hot tub.

                          • Fountain and day lilies.

                            Fountain and day lilies.

                          VRBO #414121

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                          $199 - $545 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 09/21/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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