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Last updated: 11/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Zilker house description

Welcome to The Top Hat! This is our newest property and we are proud to have another lovely spot just a block or two off of South Congress. There's really no better spot to be at this price point - you can certainly stay closer to downtown but you'll pay up to twice as much! The story behind this house is really a unique one - it used to be The Top Hat Recording Studios, and now the owners have completely remodeled to turn it back into an amazing home to vacationers and musicians alike!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Staff


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years an up for primary renter....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the house. You may smoke on the patios if you make sure doors are shut....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            This house is pet friendly and does have a fully fenced yard. We do require a small additional pet fee....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            King bed in master...moreless

          • Bedroom #2: 1 king

            super comfy brand new king beds in both bedrooms!...moreless

          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            There is also a fold down couch down in the recording room...moreless

          • There is a king bed in each of the two full bedrooms, then there are two couch sleeping options. One in the main living room (queen pull-out) and then a smaller fold down couch in the old recording area that is very nice and private. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom #2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Both bathrooms are full baths, one with shower/tub combo and one with a walk in shower. Both have plenty of room, sink and toilet....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Don't forget about the awesome putting green in the back yard - oddly enough there is a box to check off for 'Private putting green' or 'Cool Piano' or 'acoustic guitars'. All of which this house has!...moreless


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Full TimeWarner cable...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library:

                We have a small DVD collection at the house....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • River

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    The house is fully furnished with plenty of towels, sheets and other linens you might need!...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Nice open living space with two big couches and 46' HDTV with full cable and wireless internet...moreless

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

                    Off-street driveway ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    and parking off street....moreless

                  • Parking On Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Long driveway could possibly house am RV. Please ask though!...moreless

                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    The house is fully furnished with plenty of towels, sheets and other linens you might need!...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    We even provide detergents for you to use!...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet


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

                    We provide our signature Ruta Maya coffee service for your convenience. There's organic beans, creamer, sugar, coffee filters, and a drip coffee maker. No extra charge!...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully furnished and ready to cook a feast if you want to!...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Gas stove! Really nice unit. ...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles:

                    We can help arrange rental bikes through Barton Springs Bike Rental...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    Jay is an ex-touring professional and has some great connections around town at various courses! Definitely let us know if you're bringing your clubs!...moreless

                  • Golf Clubs
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    You can rent kayaks and canoes down in Zilker Park!...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis:

                    If you have racquets and balls, you can play on the free public courts nearby...moreless

                  • Terrace
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          Write a review 5
                          from 2 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          SXSW 2015
                          Mar 12 - Mar 22, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $300 $350
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,400 $4,200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                          • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
                          • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 15%


                          CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival date and receive a FULL 100% refund of your reservation deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days (90 days for major festivals), you will be refunded 25% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance on the second monday prior to your arrival you are responsible for the full amount should you cancel.

                          Cancellation policy:

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

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                          Last updated: 11/22/2014
                          Check availability
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                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Austin Bergstrom International Airport
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Plenty of booze nearby
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          i-35 and MoPac
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Dozens and dozens of great restaurants!
                          180 Miles
                          Nearest Beach

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          This property is located just a couple blocks off of South Congress and about two miles from downtown Austin! Great location for walkability to lots of restaurants and then a very short drive to get anywhere as well!


                          Manager info

                          About: This property is managed by VacationCake Rentals, based in Austin Texas.

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                          Speaks: english, french, spanish



                          VRBO #417899

                          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, November 22, 2014

                          $300 - $900 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

                          View calendar: Updated 11/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
                          Dates are unavailable
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english, french, spanish
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/22/2014
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