VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Best Location in Central Austin - Half Mile to Ut, 2 Miles to Downtown

You sent a message to this manager.

Bungalow 31 at the top of Washington Square


Last updated: 10/02/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Bungalow 31 in the North University Heritage Neighborhood. This 1925 home has been newly renovated with modern updates while still maintaining its period charm.

The living room and two bedrooms with queen beds have freshly refinished hardwood floors and numerous windows for an open and airy feel. The kitchen has been refurbished with new sink, tile floors, and butcher block countertop. It comes well equipped with refrigerator with water and ice maker, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher and all cookwares ready to prepare full meals. Step out back and enjoy the screened back flagstone patio for morning coffee or evening drinks.

The neighborhood has all needed amenities in walking distance including restaurants of various price ranges and ethnic cuisines and bars ranging from chill wine drinking to music and beer. The pharmacy (CVS) is four blocks away on Guadalupe. Wheatsville, the oldest food cooperative in Texas specializing in local/organic foods is only one block from the house and can provide almost anything needed for home cooked meals. For larger grocery needs the HEB flagship Central Market is less than a half mile away.
One block away there is a yoga studio, pilates studio, nail salon,and hair salon for any self care needs.
The property is centrally located and provides easy access to all of Austin's attractions when want to venture out of the neighborhood. The house lies only a half mile from the University of Texas, and 2 miles from downtown. If you dont want to drive, the house is only a block from bus service on 5 major routes to UT, downtown, South Congress, Barton Springs and more including the late night downtown Nightowl line.


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Bungalow
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub



  • Books:

    Austin travel and visitor books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened flagstone patio and outdoor deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Week 2
Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,250 $3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
$850 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 15%

Please wait... Pay with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 10/02/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hancock Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 35
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Barton Springs Pool

Car: Not Necessary

Close to multiple restaurants, bars, grocery stores, parks and the University of Texas


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: Dan and Heidi moved to Austin in the early 90's right after college, both love the unique benefits and eclectic mix of people in Austin and wouldn't want to live anywhere else in Texas. Dan works as a financial analyst for the State of Texas and Heidi is a teacher at the Texas School for the Blind.

Why North University:
In my humble opinion this is the best neighborhood in Central Austin with everything needed within walking distance. I lived without a car here for a 4 year stretch and never felt stranded from anything I needed. The ability to get anywhere in central city by foot, bike or bus is definitely my favorite benefit of the location. There is also the plus of being in quiet family oriented neighborhood far enough north of the kids in west campus but only 1 block from the busy Guadalupe drag with its interesting mix of shops and people.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The house was my primary residence from 1996 until 2010 when I moved in with Heidi. Heidi and I have had some fantastic travels in the last few years and we stayed in some great vacation rentals and I wanted to be able to share that same experience with others coming to visit Austin. Since making this decision we have spent 3 months renovating the property inside and out keeping in mind what was most important to us when were staying in vacation rentals. We love the cozy feel of the house and the wonderful screened in porch for chilling out! The house has been furnished with a mix of brand new and used pieces with character. The modern bedroom furnishings, new couches and entertainment center are fabulous. Hope you have a lovely stay!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Bungalow 31 at the top of Washington Square

    Bungalow 31 at the top of Washington Square

  • Dining Area with seating for four

    Dining Area with seating for four

  • Front bedroom with the firm platform queen bed

    Front bedroom with the firm platform queen bed

  • Small but functional bathroom

    Small but functional bathroom

  • Living Area with comfy leather sofa and chairs and 42' flat screen TV

    Living Area with comfy leather sofa and chairs and 42' flat screen TV

  • Fully equiped kitchen ready for your cooking needs

    Fully equiped kitchen ready for your cooking needs

  • Back bedroom with the soft queen bed

    Back bedroom with the soft queen bed

  • Screened in back patio

    Screened in back patio

VRBO #458605

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

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 10/02/2015
Phone number Show phone number


Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Best Location in Central Austin - Half mile to UT, 2 miles to downtown

Austin #458605

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.