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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Downtown house description

This beautifully furnished 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath (sleeps 6 adults maximum) is in the eclectic Clarksville neighborhood of Austin. It is one block off West 6th Street within walking distance to most SXSW venues and AC~L~. You have the best of both worlds here, a quiet neighborhood with easy access to everything Austin has to offer. Z-Tejas, Winflo, Clark's Oyster Bar, Counter Cafe, 24 Diner, and Jeffries (perhaps Austin's best), are some of the many restaurants within walking distance. Cafe Medici and Sweetish Hill Bakery are great choices for your morning coffee and pastry. The landmark Whole Foods Market is 1/2 mile from the front door, and Nau's Drugstore is even closer (with a soda fountain). For runners and cyclists, Shoal Creek hike and bike trail is a few blocks Northeast, and Zilker Park is just a few blocks South.

The house features include modern eat-in kitchen (with flat-screen TV), living room, and den with 55 inch flat screen and American Leather sectional downstairs; and two master suites (both with king beds) upstairs, both with flat-screen TVs. We have just put in granite counter tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms upstairs. A queen size Aerobed and a large sectional sofa offer additional sleeping options. Enjoy eating and entertaining outside on our private patio.

It is an owner-occupied house much of the year so it is very well furnished and decorated. Call Bob or Lisa with any questions.

Property Type

  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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              • Both master suites have flat screen TVs. Additional guests may sleep downstairs on our queen size Aerobed or on the large sectional sofa....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 3

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                New granite counter top with double vanities and mirrors....moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Spacious shower with two shower heads. Granite counter top....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                A fully equipped modern kitchen with granite counter tops as well as a flat screen tv....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                In driveway and on street parking....moreless

              • Living Room seats 4:

                American Leather sectional...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning
              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Samsung Wireless dual channel Audio speaker-docking station for I-pods, I phones and Samsung phones....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV Premium Package (285 Channels)...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Netflix streaming on 55 inch TV....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Ultra high speed internet Wi-Fi throughout house and on outside patio. HP Deskjet printer available....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak, and SUP rentals on Town Lake, 10 minute walk from house....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Great outside patio for entertaining....moreless

                  Theme

                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Hospital
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Groceries
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Playground
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Arboretum
                          • Cinemas
                          • Library
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Boating
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Walking
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Outlet Shopping

                          Other Activities

                              • A taste of urban living in a quiet, old neighborhood. Great evening walks to many fantastic restaurants, including Z-Tejas, Cafe Josie, Sweetish Hill Bakery, Cosmic Cafe and too many others to list!! Zilker Park and the Shoal Creek hike and bike trail are only a few blocks away. Shops and art galleries abound. The land mark Whole Foods is 1/2 mile away. ...moreless
                               

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                              • Perfect home, perfect Austin location

                                Perfect home, perfect Austin location

                                • Guest Jessica S.
                                • Date of stay 04/11/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                                I couldn't ask for a better weekend getaway with a group of some of my best girl friends in downtown Austin. From start to finish, Bob provided amazing customer service and was very helpful with suggestions for our group of 6 ladies that were all from out of town. Upon arrival, I loved the look and feel of the house instantly – it was very unique and very Austin. It was also nice how modern and updated the house was, and we had the perfect weather to enjoy the outdoor patio with our evening happy hours at the house. We also really enjoyed having a keyless entry system with a code so we didn’t have to worry about losing keys while we were there. With all the girls coming in from out of town, the location could not have been better and was very convenient to anywhere we wanted to go... It was a 10 minute walk to Town Lake where we did a 4+ mile loop around the lake every morning. We also walked to the flagship Whole Foods every day to pick up groceries and miscellaneous items (a must when staying here). There are a bunch of fun little restaurants and bars that are so convenient to walk to. Other activities included lunch & shopping along South Congress Street (30 minute walk), a picnic in Zilker Park (15-20 minute walk), and shopping at the 2nd Street District downtown (10-15 minute walk). Thanks Bob for everything you did to make the process as easy as possible. Our group is already talking about the next trip back!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • Bachelorette Party of 6--Phenomenal Choice

                                Bachelorette Party of 6--Phenomenal Choice

                                • Guest Nicole B.
                                • Date of stay 03/20/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/25/14
                                What can I say about this place. Truly amazing. There wasn't a moment in the three nights we stayed that everyone in the party didn't say "wow, this place is fantastic, I'm so glad we're here". Booked the place about a month in advance and shared the listing with the rest of the girls, we made it a surprise for the bride. The group was pumped to read about the amenities, the location and layout of the house. When we arrived, the house was clean, very well maintained. If I had to pick my favorite part, it was the outdoor area. Being from Chicago, it was a true joy to be able to sit outside on the patio and have a drink. Everything felt very modern and updated, which suited everyone's taste. Bob was fantastic to work with, start to finish. Immediately after I submitted interest in the place, I got an email to chat with him on the phone, which was great. I'm in sales and phone calls are a great way to get to know someone. Bob was great to work with, excited to have us come stay in the house and share his place in Austin. And, he was very open to communication while we stayed there as well, offering up a phone call if we needed anything. Really great customer service, felt like we were taken care of on vacation, he was like our own little concierge. I would absolutely recommend this property in the very highest regard. Not only was the bride in complete shock with how nice the place was, but she kept thanking us the entire time. We ate twice at the Tacos N Tequila place, once for dinner and once for brunch, it's a 5min walk away. We ordered take-out tacos on Thursday night when we arrived, and that was the best decision we've ever made. We ordered one of each of the tacos and lots of guac and queso, highly recommended. Then, hungover on Saturday morning, we stumbled in for brunch, which was probably the best buffet brunch I've seen, with dessert, huevos rancheros, great guac, just fantastic. This is definitely your place if you want to stay close to the city, but far enough away for it to be quiet and to have your own space!!!

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                              • SXSW 2014

                                SXSW 2014

                                • Guest MICHAEL C.
                                • Date of stay 03/10/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/17/14
                                Stayed here for 8 nights during the music portion for SXSW. The house was clean, well stocked with amenities, and within 25 minutes walking distance to all 6th St festivities. Plenty of room for our party of 4. It was away from all the craziness of downtown in a peaceful and safe neighborhood. We wished it was just a little closer to downtown, but that would probably come at the cost of all the noise. Owner was extremely easy to deal with and very accommodating. Definitely would deal with him again.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Fantastic Stay!

                                Fantastic Stay!

                                • Guest Hayes D. (Yazoo City, MS)
                                • Date of stay 09/13/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                                Beating the Longhorns was only PART of a great weekend!! We were so fortunate to have chosen the house....my wife graduated University of Texas and we've enjoyed the west end of 6th Street for years but always stayed downtown. Everything about this house is exactly the way it's promised. Quiet street right off 6th...close to everything on the west side and only minutes from downtown. Super close to campus. As far as the house, patio's were wonderful, TV room was awesome for college football, adjacent den could be closed off from the TV room was great! Both bedrooms were better than advertised. The best way to sum up this rental is that we'll be repeat customers! Period! Thanks to the owners for a wonderful Austin experience!!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • Perfect House

                                Perfect House

                                • Guest Linda (Leawood, Kansas)
                                • Date of stay 09/19/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                                What a perfect home for us to stay at during a couples weekend in Austin. The location was perfect for morning walks, and a easy drive to downtown activities and the UT Stadium.I would live in this house it was so comfortable and inviting. The two bedrooms and full baths were very clean and comfortable. Bob was very helpful and easy to work! . I highly recommend and would definitely come back and stay. Coffee at Cafe Medici , breakfast at Galaxy Cafe, were all walkable and great ! The neighborhood was beautiful ! We all agreed we were lucky to find this house to stay. Thanks Bob and Lisa!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                              • More! More! More!

                                More! More! More!

                                • Guest James L. (Dallas, TX)
                                • Date of stay 09/02/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/11/13
                                Gosh, it's hard to know where to begin in reviewing this property as there are SO many amazing things to say about this fantastic home and its even more fantastic owners. My first stay here was in July, came to town to hear a favorite band (go figure). Having lived in Austin previously, I knew before my stay that the location and surrounding amenities were top notch. What I did not know was that the vibe, feel and comfort of this home would leave me wanting more, more more! Since my first stay in July, I have had the good fortune to have secured a new client in Austin and thus have had the pleasure of staying here on many other occasions. This home is super well appointed to the point that even the most discriminating of taste will feel right at home. The feel of the home is super comfortable, the vibe of the home is everything Austin. One of my favorite features of this house is that you are able to enjoy the meticulously maintained patio and garden-yard from inside - the sitting room and den both have huge windows and sliding glass doors which truly bring the outside in. When not enjoying the outside from inside, I love enjoying outside outside. There is a great outdoor sofa as well as table and chairs. We have forgone many nights out on the town in favor of firing up the bbq, playing our favorite tunes and imbibing far more than we probably should. It's also the only house that I have noticed on my walks and biking around the neighborhood that has a double lot (the house backs up to the a heavily treed empty lot), so there is a super private feel to the whole place. When not 'hermit-ting' away in this oasis, it's also super convenient to everything and walking distance to all things Austin hip, slick and cool. I would recommend this home to anyone who is visiting Austin that is, if Bob and Lisa can get me out of here - only kidding of course. Suffice to say that this place definitely trips the light fantastic and so much more, more more.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • Great location, great house!

                                Great location, great house!

                                • Guest LonestarCA (Santa Barbara, CA)
                                • Date of stay 09/05/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                                This home exceeded our expectations and our expectations are high! Pictures can't do it justice. The location is perfect for everything that Austin has to offer. We were never more than 10 minutes from a destination. Located in a wonderful Austin neighborhood that combines funk, charm, nostalgia, and upscale living, this house is a delightful respite from the heat of an Austin summer. The limestone on the exterior and the Texas pecan tree in the front yard welcome guests into a Texas experience. From the art work to the soft leather furniture, high ceilings and hardwood floors, the house captures the unique Austin vibe. It is spacious, filled with light, and extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked with quality cookware and knives. Place settings and glassware exceeded our needs. The open floor plan between the kitchen and dining room was a great location for gathering. The beds are ideal for a good night's sleep and the bathrooms are bright and roomy. Great water pressure for showers. In Austin in the summer, you definitely need a good air conditioning system. The two units kept both upstairs and down cool and comfortable in spite of 100 degree temperatures outside. Ceiling fans are a plus. Everything worked. All the linens were quality and impeccably clean. The cleaning people do a really thorough job of preparing the house. We had two couples sharing the house and we had private spaces as well as communal spaces to fit our needs. The wireless wifi connection was necessary for us and worked well. We enjoyed watching a Texas away game on the large TV screen in the den. The furniture throughout is new and comfortable. Nothing is boring in this house. It is decorated with a fun, Austin, western vibe yet never cluttered or cloying. The patio is another room to the house if the weather cooperates. Be prepared for inside stairs and outside steps and another interesting site at each level. The location couldn't be more fun. Interesting, top-rated restaurants are within walking distance. Whole Foods Flagship store is a half mile away, a destination in itself! Working with the owners was easy and accommodating. Special requests were filled and home instructions were extensive. Couldn't have been better! When we go to Austin, we'll hope the home is available again. This was a great value and a wonderful experience. And we don't know the owners!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Kate

                                Kate

                                • Guest Kate M.
                                • Date of stay 06/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/15/13
                                I could not have had a better stay anywhere in Austin for 3 weeks! My son and I walked everywhere and had a wonderful time. The owners and neighbors are very nice. It is a great house to relax and enjoy along with very nice amenities. I would highly recommend this rental and I will be staying here again. I can hardly wait til then!!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • Great place and neighborhood!!

                                Great place and neighborhood!!

                                • Guest BamaBorn (Anderson, South Carolina)
                                • Date of stay 06/16/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                                We had a wonderful time. The house has everything you could possibly need and you are within walking distance of just about everything, including food, shops, etc. The area is quiet and conveniently located to downtown Austin. More importantly Bob is very friendly and extremely helpful regarding any questions you may have about Austin and your visit. This will be our first choice each time we visit Austin in the future. We were so at home we did not want to leave!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • A wonderful home, and a gracious host!

                                A wonderful home, and a gracious host!

                                • Guest New York-based Texas lover (New York)
                                • Date of stay 03/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/18/13
                                We came to Austin to attend SXSW, like so many in March, and were suprised to find this gorgeous home so close to everything. The house itself was beautifully looked after, well appointed, and very comortable (while being super stylish at the same time!). I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a place in Austin, and can highly recommend its owners - they are truly helpful and invested in making your stay enjoyable and easy-going as possible. This is a top-notch listing!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                              2 night min stay
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                              Fees:

                              • cleaning fee $100
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 15%

                              Notes:

                              Higher rates may apply for ACL, SXSW, Formula 1, X Games, and holidays. Call or email for details.


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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Austin-Bergstrom International at 9 Miles
                              • Nearest Train: Amtrak at 1 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2012

                              About the owner: Bob and Lisa are from Norfolk, Virginia. We own businesses in both Virginia and in Austin, and decided to move to Austin to become more active in our business here.

                              Why the Owner Chose Downtown:
                              Clarksville is the best place to live (and vacation) in Austin. It is so centrally located. We had been looking at houses in this neighborhood for quite some time, and finally we lucked out when this house came on the market.


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                              • Master bedroom with king size bed

                                Master bedroom with king size bed

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                              $400 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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