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Hidden in a residential area only 5 minutes from Downtown and 6 blocks from Zilker Park is a nearly 1-acre estate with a view of the western hills. The home is a sprawling, rustic 1930's ranch house that has been updated to enhance its original character. Enjoy the large family kitchen, cozy den with fireplace, romantic master bedroom with a view, and wide open shady lawn with plentiful seating, hammock, and treehouse.
Stay home and enjoy the quiet privacy, where you will have solid WiFi, quality and antique furniture, original art and luxury linens. Or venture out with ease to the many activities nearby. We offer bicycles to explore Barton Springs Pool, hidden wet-weather swimming holes, and the trails of the Barton Creek greenbelt. Or cruise down the hill to Lady Bird Lake, where you can row, canoe, paddle board or circle the trails. There are so many eateries, pubs and coffee houses close by that we’ve published our own guide of “Things to Do, Places To Go, People to See” for your stay. Zilker Park offers the ACL music festival, a kite festival, and live outdoor summer theater. Its botanical garden or the nearby Umlauf Sculpture Garden are great places to 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 oh so close to Downtown, and also to the University of Texas. Just west of town is the Texas Hill County, where you can sail or ski on the Highland Lakes, tour local wineries, or attend a small town festival or market weekend. We’re happy to help with suggestions whenever needed!
Austin City Limits Festival Oct 1 - Oct 4, 2015 3 night min stay
Austin City Limits Festival Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015 3 night min stay
Formula 1 Racing Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 1 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$99
Cleaning fee$225 + tax
Minimum rental age of 25 (must be verified).
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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: We fell in love with this property when we discovered it. We were not even looking to buy a house, but stumbled upon it and never looked back. It felt like a move to the country, as it is located on a quiet hilltop with a view of the western hills and gentle breezes blowing through the trees. It is secluded from the street and neighbors, yet right smack in the middle of the City--only minutes from downtown and walking distance to Zilker Park and Barton Springs.