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

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Bungalow 31 at the top of Washington Square

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

North University bungalow 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

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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

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          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Austin travel and visitor books...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo

          Attractions

          • 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

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

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

            High speed WiFi...moreless

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

          Kitchen

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

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            Screened flagstone patio and outdoor deck...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
           

          Reviews

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          from 11 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Autumn High
          Oct 13 - Oct 29, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $125 $175
          Fri, Sat
          $825 $2,400
          F1 Weekend
          Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $225
          $1,350 $3,000
          Autumn High
          Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $125 $175
          Fri, Sat
          $825 $2,400
          Winter Low
          Dec 22 - Jan 19, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $125
          $750 $2,400
          New Years
          Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
          2 night min stay

          $350
          flat fee
          Winter High
          Jan 20 - Mar 8, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $125 $175
          Fri, Sat
          $825 $2,400
          SxSW Edu
          Mar 9 - Mar 12, 2015
          4 night min stay

          $1,000
          flat fee
          SxSW Film & Music
          Mar 13 - Mar 21, 2015
          4 night min stay
          $350
          $2,400 $4,800
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $125 $160
          Fri, Sat
          $800 $2,400
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning $75
          • Tax Rate 15%

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          Calendar

          Last updated: 10/21/2014
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          21 Unavailable
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          Location

          • Wheatsville Co-Op

            "Great Local Grocery one block from the house on Guadalupe. Very convenient for stocking the..."

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          • Spiderhouse

            "Best patio bar in the neighborhood for people watching and only 2 blocks from the house. Fe..."

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          • Central Market

            "Full service market with everything you could need to stock a kitchen. Beautiful produce, h..."

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          • Uchiko

            "One of the best restaurants in Austin or anywhere in the country according to Bon Appettite...."

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          • Salvation Pizza

            "Delicious thin crust pizza right in the neighborhood. Chill deck for enjoying pie, beer and..."

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          • Hopfields

            "French country style food with an ever changing wall of local and craft tap brews. Brunch f..."

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          • FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

            "Just like Spain. Love the tapas and mojitos. Eat on the second story patio if its not too ..."

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          • Texas French Bread

            "Bakery by morning, bistro by night. Sweet place with great French inspired meals. BYOB wit..."

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          • Torchy's Tacos‎

            "Straight up best tacos in town. Don't miss the queso. Unique combinations or ingredients a..."

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          • East Side King

            "James Beard Award and Top Chef season 10 winner Paul Qui left Uchiko to start up his own bri..."

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          • Five Guys Burgers & Fries

            "Baltimore burger chain makes it's way to Austin. Cheap and good in a pinch. "

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          • Amy's Ice Creams

            "Great Austin made ice cream, expect a line in the spring/summer seasons. "

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          • Banzai

            "Good cheap sushi option. Used to be the KFC and definitely not Uchiko."

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          • Boomerang's Pies

            "Ate here once, tiny meat pies for $5 a pop. "

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          • Burger Tex 2

            "Korean burger place also serving bulgogi burgers. "

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          • Changos Taqueria

            "Tasty and fresh tacos, burritos and tostadas close to the house. "

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          • Conans Pizza Number 1

            "For those that like their pizza crust thick, its good and been here forever."

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          • Dirty Martin's Place

            "Been here for close to 100 years, greasy griddle cooked burgers . "

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          • El Patio Restaurant

            "Been there since '54 but don’t know how. Go here if you like greasy cheezy Anglo-Mexican food."

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          • Crown & Anchor Pub

            "The cheap pub. Great local place for cheap beers and burgers. "

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          10 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Austin Bergstrom International Airport
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Spiderhouse
          1 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Hancock Golf Course
          3 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Amtrak
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate 35
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Hopfields
          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!


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • 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

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

          $125 - $350 per night (USD)
          11

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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          512-689-5257

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