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Cozy and Affordable Retreat--Minutes from Downtown, Barton Springs

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Facade of the house--studio is on the first floor facing the rear yard.

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Zilker studio description

If you come to Austin, you will likely spend most of your time outside the house. So rent this quaint, cozy little studio in the heart of the Zilker area and save money to spend on activities! The studio (meaning no separate living room) is located on the ground level of a stone triplex built in the 1940s. It has been completely renovated and boasts fresh, natural materials, including stained concrete floors and countertops, painted stucco walls, and restored wood windows that let in loads of natural light. The studio is surrounded by a large, private patio with lots of shade and seating.

You can rent the studio to sleep a total of 2, or you can combine it with one or both of the other units in the house to sleep a total of 4 or 6. Too see the other units, please type their listing numbers in the VRBO search bar: 450977 ('Treetop Suite') and 442385 ('Urban Hideaway').

All 3 units have clean, crisp linens, quality furnishings, and original art. Our WiFi connection is good, and the patios are a great place to enjoy the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood only five minutes from downtown and the SoCo district, and walking distance of the South Lamar (“SoLa”) district.

We offer bikes for you to explore the many things to do within walking or biking distance from the house. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, check out the greenbelt along Barton Creek or Barton Springs Pool--each about a mile away. If you are looking for great food, you are just around the corner from the iconic Matt's El Rancho and the fabulous 'Restaurant Row' on Barton Springs Road. Walk to the ACL music festival or enjoy live outdoor summer theater at Zilker Park. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Zilker Botanical Garden are beautiful places to explore and picnic. At the end of the day, dance to live country music at the locally-famous hole in the wall--the Broken Spoke. Or check out the HighBall retro bowling alley/karaoke bar and neighboring Alamo Drafthouse Cinema--uniquely Austin experiences.

If you want to venture outside the neighborhood, we're also close to the University of Texas and the Highland Lakes just west of town. We are happy to recommend things to do and places to see.

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Inquire about our shuttle service to the ACL festival or other Zilker events....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Playing cards provided. Additional games available on request....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 3 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels provided for use in the studio. Must bring your own towels for recreational use....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    K-Cup brewer...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    A few basic spices, cooking oil, and sugar....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      SXSW Interactive/Film
                      Mar 3 - Mar 9, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $225
                      SXSW Film/Music
                      Mar 10 - Mar 16, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $225
                      Austin City Limits Festival #1
                      Oct 1 - Oct 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      Austin City Limits Festival #2
                      Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      Formula 1 Racing
                      Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $225
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $99
                      $630 $1,900
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $55
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      THERE IS NO TAX ON ANY STAY OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (IGNORE TAX IF QUOTED TO YOU!!!!)

                      Minimum rental age 25 (must be verified)

                      Minimum 2 night stay on weekends.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Barton Springs, Zilker Park and Botanical Garden, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, the Greenbelt (great hiking, biking, and swimming holes), Lady Bird Lake (walking trail, canoeing, kayaking, boat tours of city); Fabulous local restaurants within walking distance, 'SoCo' district, Dancing at the famous 'Broken Spoke,' and only 5 minutes to Downtown

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: We are a husband and wife team that loves old houses. We were each renovating our own 1940's era home when we met. Since then, we've acquired two additional homes and had four children. We love spending time with both--keeping the houses in great shape for years to come and keeping the kids busy and fed! One of us is a native Austinite and the other has been here since 1995, so feel free to ask us anything you want to know about Austin, and we will try our best to help.

                      Why the Owner Chose Zilker:
                      Location and character. Close to downtown, yet nestled in a quiet, established neighborhood with mature trees and great opportunities to explore nature. A unique structure--beautiful natural stone and concrete block construction originally built as a carriage house but easily converted to unique rental apartments

                      The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                      Original, natural building materials give the house character and soul. Clean and manicured outdoor areas extend the enjoyable space of the apartments. Clean and crisp linens and furnishings make for a relaxing and enjoyable retreat.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

                       

                      Photos

                      • Facade of the house--studio is on the first floor facing the rear yard.

                        Facade of the house--studio is on the first floor facing the rear yard.

                      • View from the front door, all the way through to the kitchen windows.

                        View from the front door, all the way through to the kitchen windows.

                      • Fine linens and pillow-top comfort

                        Fine linens and pillow-top comfort

                      • Nice-sized closet and dresser.

                        Nice-sized closet and dresser.

                      • Dining area. Table expands for extra work surface or dinner guests.

                        Dining area. Table expands for extra work surface or dinner guests.

                      • Roomy kitchen with new appliances and all the necessities.

                        Roomy kitchen with new appliances and all the necessities.

                      • Some of the seating on your private patio.

                        Some of the seating on your private patio.

                      • Enjoy warm Austin nights at home or on the town.

                        Enjoy warm Austin nights at home or on the town.

                      • Walking distance to Barton Springs---Austin's one-of-a-kind swimming hole

                        Walking distance to Barton Springs---Austin's one-of-a-kind swimming hole

                      • Ride to Town Lake, where you can canoe, row, or jog the trails through downtown.

                        Ride to Town Lake, where you can canoe, row, or jog the trails through downtown.

                      • Private entrance to studio--surrounded by shaded gravel patios.

                        Private entrance to studio--surrounded by shaded gravel patios.

                      • Notice the private patio on view from every window.

                        Notice the private patio on view from every window.

                      • The bathroom is the smallest you will find--but it does the job!

                        The bathroom is the smallest you will find--but it does the job!

                      • Everything fresh.

                        Everything fresh.

                      • Natural materials like concrete countertops and floors.

                        Natural materials like concrete countertops and floors.

                      • We have 3 speed cruisers available for use...

                        We have 3 speed cruisers available for use...

                      • Walk to Zilker Park--home to Barton Springs, music festivals, outdoor theater...

                        Walk to Zilker Park--home to Barton Springs, music festivals, outdoor theater...

                      • The Floor Plan

                        The Floor Plan

                      VRBO #423250

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

                      $99 - $250 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 1-4 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Response time: Within an hour
                      • Response rate: 88%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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