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Retro Home in Zilker-Fenced Yard-Nature Views & Minutes to Downtown!

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Zilker house description

This 60's style, contemporary rental lies in a quaint neighborhood adjacent to downtown's nightlife and fine dining. The property’s huge oak trees will keep you shaded during sunny Austin days.

Stay with us in October for ACL! The rental is within walking distance to Zilker Park where it is held every year. During ACL, we charge a flat rate of $700 a night. Enjoy Barton Springs (also walking distance) which is a spring-fed pool. On the other side of the pool is a large park complete with picnic tables and a huge playground for children complete with a train that circles around the park. Enjoy sno cones as you lay out on the banks of the pool. For those more active, jog or bike on the Town Lake trails or rent a canoe. Nearby restaurants include Shady Grove (family friendly local place which often has live music), Austin Java, Uncle Billy's BBQ and microbrew, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Baby A's Tex-Mex (home of the purple margarita), Daily Juice and Flipnotics Coffee.


Head east a few blocks to shop in the nearby South Congress (Soco) district. Find thrift stores, vintage shops, a costume store, candy stores, tons of antiques and homemade items, clothing stores, retro toy stores, and lots of locally owned boutiques. Grab a pizza at Homeslice, enjoy Tex-Mex at Guerro's Taco Bar, relax at Sunday brunch at South Congress Cafe or the Woodland, bring your appetite to the delicious Vespaio Restaruant, see a local band at the Continental Club, play a round of mini-golf at Peter Pan Golf, or check out a play at Zach Scott Theater. Don't forget to stop on the South Congress bridge and check out the bats!


South 1st Street is also a few blocks from the home and is a street lined with authentic Mexican pastry shops, antique stores, record stores, boutiques and Polvo's Mexican Restaurant.


A 5 minute drive will get you to the heart of downtown where you can visit the world famous 6th Street, home of wall-to-wall bars and live music every night of the week. Eat, drink...even catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse. Visit the new 2nd Street Shopping District to catch a movie and shop local boutiques as well as high-end specialty stores. There are dozens of cafes, coffee houses, bars and restaurants to suit every taste imaginable. If you would like a chaufferred tour of downtown Austin, hop aboard the Austin Duck Tour which is a boat-on-wheels! The tour guide will fill you in on Austin history while driving you around the downtown area and ultimately into the lake for a quick boat ride near Hula Hut and Mozarts Coffeehouse before returning you to your original destination.


Looking for a 24-hour eatery? Check out Magnolia Cafe (try the Magnolia Mud or the pancakes) or Kerby Lane Cafe.


Looking for something for the kids? Check out the Scottish Rite Theater for a variety of live plays such as Peter Pan, cool them off in the many splash-pads around town, take them for a dip at Deep Eddy Pool (they offer movies there during the summer), catch some live music at Blues on the Green or visit the numerous parks throughout the city.


If you need any tips on where to go and what to see...just ask! We are happy to make recommendations!

You will find everything you need in the home, from fresh linens and towels to a kitchen stocked with cooking supplies and utensils. We provide DirectTV Satellite and wireless internet.

Long term rentals welcome!


License Number: OL 2012 103680

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Guests may smoke outdoors only and must dispose of cigarette butts responsibly in outdoor trash receptacles. ...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome:

            Crib and playpen may be reserved free of charge....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Guests must be 18 years of age and must possess a form of government issued ID at check-in. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be house-trained. There is an additional $150 pet fee....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Cozy pillow top mattresses and fluffy comforters will fill your nights with peaceful sleep. Ceiling fans in 2 bedrooms. Large windows with natural light. TV provided in master bedroom. Plenty of storage space...large closets and dressers. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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          • We provide shampoo, shower gel, a hair dryer, clean, fresh, and fluffy towels. Shower and bath....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking is not allowed inside the house. Guests are welcome to smoke on the porch. Car2go is a great way to get around town besides renting a car or taking a cab. Here is the link to learn more: https://www.car2go.com/en/austin/...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Large flat screen TV in living room and additional TV in master bedroom....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish satellite...moreless

              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books For Kids
              • Toys:

                Please mention if you would like toys provided....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Ask us about movie selections...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Festivals
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Arboretum
              • Live Theater
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Lake:

                Town Lake (now called Lady Bird Lake) is 1 mile away. Jog or bike on the trails, rent a canoe or enjoy the dog park. For those wanting a larger scale lake experience you can find Lake Travis and Lake Austin about 20 minutes away. Eat overlooking the lake at Carlo 'N Charlies and The Oasis!...moreless

              • Downtown:

                The home is located minutes from Zilker Park and Barton Springs pool. Zilker Park has a fantastic playground for children...complete with a train! Downtown shopping is a five-minute drive away. Shop and eat in the new 2nd Street District or bar-hop down the legendary 6th Street. Also enjoy shopping and eating in the nearby Soco and South 1st areas where you will find costume shops, vintage stores, eclectic coffee houses and authentic Mexican food!...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Pier Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Hunting
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Roller Blading
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Basketball Court
              • Kayaking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Enjoy your meals while looking through the large dining room window onto the spacious backyard....moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Parking:

                        Large driveway easily fits 2 vehicles....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Freshly washed towels and linens are provided. ...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Plenty of parking in front of the home as well as in the driveway....moreless

                      • Parking On Street
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Private laundry room, free of charge....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Laundry room...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Large living room with contemporary furniture is ideal for relaxing or entertaining. Large flat-screen TV, Bar area, lots of natural light....moreless

                      • Gas Heating
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Street parking...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Retro kitchen with all appliances available for your use. ...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Blender
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Feel free to use any condiments or snacks in the pantry. We will also provide coffee and a variety of teas for your enjoyment....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer:

                        We will provide ice trays or a bag of ice....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Beautifully landscaped front yard and fully fenced backyard...perfect for children and pets....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Comfortable patio furniture, ample amount of seating, large fenced backyard....moreless

                      • Yard
                      • Outdoor Furniture

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Walking distance to Barton Springs pool and Town Lake swimming holes. ...moreless

                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.6
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          ACL Weekend 1
                          Oct 3 - Oct 6, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $700
                          ACL Weekend 2
                          Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $700
                          Formula 1 Race
                          Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $600
                          SXSW
                          Mar 11 - Mar 23, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $500
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $159 $159
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $973 $2,970
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning Fee $75
                          • Pet Fee $150
                          • Tax Rate 15%

                          Notes:

                          Normal Rate: $159/night

                          15% tax (9% city, 6% county occupancy tax)

                          $75 cleaning fee, $39 insurance available, $150 for each pet

                          Monthly stays are $2950/month - all utilities included

                          Seasonal Rates:

                          ACL Festival (Oct. 4-6 & 11-13) and Formula 1 Races (Nov. 13-18) are a flat rate of $500-600/night (2 night minimum)


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/20/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          • Barton Springs Pool

                            "This natural spring-fed pool keeps a cool 68 °F all year round. Nothing is better than swim..."

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                          • Texas State Capitol

                            "Learn about Texas history at the Capitol! It's free inside where you can walk around the be..."

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                          • Zilker Park

                            "Zilker Park is hands down, one of the most happening places around town. The crowd is a mix..."

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                          • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

                            "During the summer, on Sundays they have live music in front of the museum. Fun museum where ..."

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                          • South Congress Avenue

                            "Walk around Lady Bird Lake trail and end at the Congress Bridge during dusk to watch the mil..."

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                          • Whole Foods Market - Lamar

                            "The headquarters of Whole Foods is 1.5 miles away from our rental. The atmosphere at this pl..."

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                          • Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food

                            "This is a great stopping place during a walk down South Congress. Be sure to try their famo..."

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                          • SXSW

                            "The vacation home is in a perfect location for all the action taking place duirng this 10 da..."

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                          • 6th Street

                            "6th street is 1.5 miles away from the vacation home. Full of bars and party people every ni..."

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                          • Austin City Limits Music Festival

                            "ACL is held in Zilker Park, which is literally in our backyard! About 1 mile away, the whol..."

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                          • Bouldin Creek Coffee House

                            "Wonderful food with fresh ingredients, great location and fun atmosphere. This is the place..."

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                          • Daily Juice

                            "Stop in at Daily Juice to get the one-of-a-kind Barton Springs juice before heading to the o..."

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                          • Maria's Taco Xpress

                            "Live music is played here on a daily basis. Eat fresh authentic tacos and salsa while sitti..."

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                          • Chuy's Restaurant

                            "Mexican food! Who doesn't love it? This is the original Chuy's Restaurant (where the Bush ..."

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                          11 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Austin Bergstrom International Airport
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Metro Rail
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Mopac
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Uncle Billy's BBQ and Microbrew
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Peter Pan Mini-Golf
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Romeo's, Chuy's and Shady Grove

                          Car: Recommended

                          Stay with us in March and enjoy the SXSW Film/Music/Interactive Festival! The home is 1.5 miles away from the Convention Center which is used for the festival; as well as the numerous music and film venues. Enjoy Barton Springs (also walking distance) which is a spring-fed pool. On the other side of the pool is a large park complete with picnic tables and a huge playground for children complete with a train that circles around the park. Enjoy sno cones as you lay out on the banks of the pool. For those more active, jog or bike on the Town Lake trails or rent a canoe. Nearby restaurants include Shady Grove (family friendly local place which often has live music), Austin Java, Uncle Billy's BBQ and microbrew, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Baby A's Tex-Mex (home of the purple margarita), Daily Juice and Flipnotics Coffee.

                          Head east a few blocks to shop in the nearby South Congress (Soco) district. Find thrift stores, vintage shops, a costume store, candy stores, tons of antiques and homemade items, clothing stores, retro toy stores, and lots of locally owned boutiques. Grab a pizza at Homeslice, enjoy Tex-Mex at Guerro's Taco Bar, relax at Sunday brunch at South Congress Cafe or the Woodland, bring your appetite to the delicious Vespaio Restaruant, see a local band at the Continental Club, play a round of mini-golf at Peter Pan Golf, or check out a play at Zach Scott Theater. Don't forget to stop on the South Congress bridge and check out the bats!

                          South 1st Street is also a few blocks from the home and is a street lined with authentic Mexican pastry shops, antique stores, record stores, boutiques and Polvo's Mexican Restaurant.

                          A 5 minute drive will get you to the heart of downtown where you can visit the world famous 6th Street, home of wall-to-wall bars and live music every night of the week. Eat, drink...even catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse. Visit the new 2nd Street Shopping District to catch a movie and shop local boutiques as well as high-end specialty stores. There are dozens of cafes, coffee houses, bars and restaurants to suit every taste imaginable. If you would like a chaufferred tour of downtown Austin, hop aboard the Austin Duck Tour which is a boat-on-wheels! The tour guide will fill you in on Austin history while driving you around the downtown area and ultimately into the lake for a quick boat ride near Hula Hut and Mozarts Coffeehouse before returning you to your original destination.

                          Looking for a 24-hour eatery? Check out Magnolia Cafe (try the Magnolia Mud or the pancakes) or Kerby Lane Cafe.

                          Looking for something for the kids? Check out the Scottish Rite Theater for a variety of live plays such as Peter Pan, cool them off in the many splash-pads around town, take them for a dip at Deep Eddy Pool (they offer movies there during the summer), catch some live music at Blues on the Green or visit the numerous parks throughout the city.

                          If you need any tips on where to go and what to see...just ask! We are happy to make recommendations!

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1999

                          About: I have worked in the Real Estate and wealth management industry for over 20 years. I enjoy travel, nature, art, culture and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

                          Why Zilker:
                          The property has such positive energy...it's a great home for families, singles and couples. Complete with up-to-date amenities, pet-friendly, surrounded by nature, yet minutes from downtown!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The home is private as you do not face any other homes on the street. There are plenty of hiking trails part of the greenbelt and you are surrounded by nature, yet a 5 minute drive to downtown. This is a very friendly and desirable neighborhood in Austin. You will see many smiling faces each day walking and jogging the streets morning, noon and night.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Relax or socialize in the contemporary living area

                            Relax or socialize in the contemporary living area

                          • Fully stocked kitchen available for your use

                            Fully stocked kitchen available for your use

                          • Tiled bath complete with fluffy, white towels

                            Tiled bath complete with fluffy, white towels

                          • Front bedroom with cabin like feel

                            Front bedroom with cabin like feel

                          • Third bedroom with a queen size bed

                            Third bedroom with a queen size bed

                          • Lots of seating options!

                            Lots of seating options!

                          • The best swimming pool you'll ever go to - Barton Springs

                            The best swimming pool you'll ever go to - Barton Springs

                          • South Congress Ave

                            South Congress Ave

                          • Botanical Gardens - 2 miles away from the vacation rental

                            Botanical Gardens - 2 miles away from the vacation rental

                          • Scenic Southwest front yard

                            Scenic Southwest front yard

                          • Dining area looks out to the backyard

                            Dining area looks out to the backyard

                          • Wool carpeting throughout the bedrooms

                            Wool carpeting throughout the bedrooms

                          • Large picture window in second bedroom

                            Large picture window in second bedroom

                          • Backyard with seating and grill area

                            Backyard with seating and grill area

                          • Living room bar area, bar stools and flat-screen TV

                            Living room bar area, bar stools and flat-screen TV

                          • The Bats on Congress Bridge

                            The Bats on Congress Bridge

                          • Lady Bird Lake - within walking distance to the vacation rental!

                            Lady Bird Lake - within walking distance to the vacation rental!

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                          $159 - $700 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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