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Fun, Fabulous, 2 Pools! 5 Bedroom, 3200 Square Feet! Near Lakes Austin & Travis

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Big! 5 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath, Features Deck, Grill, Two Pools, Trails

Welcome to the Luxury Nook - your headquarters for exploring Austin. The home is popular with wedding guests, for weekend festival stays, family get-togethers, golf trips and girls' getaways. Features include

-3,200 square feet! with 5 bedrooms plus, a fully-equipped kitchen, a spacious family room and living room, 2 dining areas, a media space, and a laundry w fullsize washer and dryer.

- spacious sleeping arrangements (no need to pile 4 guests in a room!)

- private and large backyard deck with gas grill, firepit, dining table and seating

- 4 flat-screen televisions, full-house WIFI, cable and DVR service

- a neighborhood swimming pool, plus a heated pool and splash pad just outside the neighborhood!

- hiking/running trails in greenbelt, soccer field and pavillion, playscape, kids' sports court.

***Weekend, weekly and long term (one to six-month) stays are welcome .****

***Sorry, parties, events and large gatherings are not allowed at the home.***

***Please take care to accurately identify the number of guests in your inquiry to avoid cancellation.***

After a day or night on the Town, come home to cozy sleeping accommodations that include two king beds and three queen beds all in separate bedrooms, plus a sleeper sofa in the family room. Twin airbeds or a queen airbed are available upon request. Parking accommodations allow for three cars at the house with one parked in the garage and two on the driveway.

The kitchen is fully-equipped, whether serving light appetizers before a night out or a full meal for dining in. Appliances include three ovens, range, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, pancake griddle. There is a walk-in pantry for food storage, and butler's pantry for serving meals.

Other nice features of the house include a gas grill on the deck, garage parking, and washer and dryer for your use.

A Vacation Right In The Neighborhood: The carefully furnished and spacious home is located in one of the best communities in Austin. Neighborhood amenities include a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts. Enjoy the network of running and hiking trails in the greenbelt or walk the tree-lined sidewalks in this cozy neighborhood. The neighborhood park is a short walk from the house and features trailheads, a soccer field, a volleyball sand court, a great playscape and childrens' sports court. The pool is open late April/early May through late September/early October. We provide pool towels and pool toys.

Enjoy Austin and The Surrounding Hill Country: Day activities within 15 to 30 minutes of this Austin Vacation House include kayaking Lady Bird Lake, festivals at Zilker Park, swimming in Barton Springs Pool, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, the Blanton Museum or LBJ Library, world class performance at the Long Center. The house is central to Austin's best shopping - 'The Domain', 'Barton Creek Mall', 'Hill Country Galleria', and best golf. We are less than ten minutes from the new Concordia University campus.

Austin Fun At Your Doorstep: Popular destinations within five to fifteen minutes of the house include: The Oasis Restaurant and Starlite Terrace featuring Live Music for dancing on picturesque patios overlooking Lake Travis. Want to get out on the water? Ask us for recommendations for outfitters renting party boats, ski and sail boats.

Try one or more of the fabulous restaurants close to the house. Choices include steaks at the nearby Steiner Ranch Steakhouse featuring hill country and lake views and live music on weekends. For TexMex we recommend the nearby Flores Mexican, Z Tejas or Maudie's Cantina. For Texas Barbque- Rudy's, or The County Line are all nearby.

For movies, head to the new Moviehouse and Eatery located five minutes from the house for a dine in theatre experience. There are three outdoor malls in the area, complete with sidewalk cafes and fountains -- 'The Arboretum', 'The Domain' and the new 'Hill Country Galleria'.

The house is a great jumping off point for touring hill country vineyards, and destinations including Fredericksburg, Luchenbach, and the River Walk in San Antonio.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Katherine

Greetings current and future guests. I am a long-time Austin resident and love to share the fun and beauty of Austin with others through my vacation home. The home is especially popular with guests in town for an Austin-style wedding, weekend stays for football games, film and music festivals, as well as working professionals in Austin on short-term work assignments. My guests also include folks living right here in Austin who are remodeling, or are between the sale and purchase of a new home. I have hosted international guests from England, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico. Come stay for a weekend or a month! I will be happy to provide you with recommendations for well-known Austin destinations as well as hidden favorites with Austin residents!

Katherine purchased this house in 2005

Why Katherine chose Austin

I bought this house because of the great floorplan for entertaining, the great neighborhood amenities including pools, hiking trails, parks, the safety and quality of the neighborhood, and the great location relative to things to do in Austin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was an absolutely great place to spend the week leading up to our son's wedding -- lots to do, comfortable rooms, great kitchen.
May 2013
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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking is limited to three vehicles. No trailers, RVs or other oversized vehicles are allowed to be parked at the home.
  • No guests beyond those identified in the lease and paid for.
  • No events or gatherings with outside guests are allowed.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath with Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 'The Master Suite' - Large Private Bedroom, King Sleeping
    'Safari Suite' - 1 king , Spacious Private Bedroom - Second Master with King Sleeping!
    'Room With A View" - 1 queen , Private Bedroom With Queen Sleeping
    'Angels Keep' - 1 queen , Private Bedroom With Queen Sleeping, Lovely Furnishings
    Family Room Queen Sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy Queen Sleeper Sofa In the Family Room, With LED TV
    Front Living Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin Airbeds Available To Use in Living Room or Other Space
    'The Hideaway' - 1 queen , Private Bedroom with Queen Sleeping & Sectional & 37"LED TV!
  • Great sleeping after a day out or the big event! The 3200 Square Foot Home Features Five Total Bedrooms and Six Sleeping Accommodations -- Two Bedrooms with King Beds, Three Bedrooms with Queen Beds, Plus a Sleeper Sofa in the Family room. The Five Private Bedrooms Make for Generous Private Bedroom Space for Guests on 500+ Cotton. No Need To Cram Four To a Bedroom!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Convenient to Downtown and Area Lakes. Guests love the fire pit and grill on the back deck, the neighborhood greenbelt for hiking, running trails, and the swimming pool in summer months. Nearby restaurants include Austin texmex, steaks, great barbque, two lakefront restaurants with killer views, live entertainment. Entertainment Center Live music on weekends at the nearby Oasis Restaurant and Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, both feature lakeviews. Ten minutes from the house -- 'The Main Event' indoor entertainment center is ten minutes from the house and features billards, bowling, laser tag, indoor rock climbing, indoor miniature golf and a games arcade. Adults and kids love it, great for both.


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Fun, Fabulous, 2 Pools! 5 Bedroom, 3200 Square Feet! Near Lakes Austin & Travis
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 65 reviews

Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Really glad to find this house for ACL Fest Weekend 2. We enjoyed the 4 LED TVs, the fire pit on the back deck, and the great running trails in the neighborhood. The size of the home is great - 6 beds and nice large living areas to hang out. It's a short drive to Downtown and Zilker and there are some cool venues right near the house - I-Fly, the lakes, a dine-in movie theatre -- will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I forgot to rent a house for my sister's wedding with my entire family relying one to have something set up, its the night before our flight and I was frantic! Kathrine answered my request super fast even though it was late at night and was more than sweet and helpful! She took care of us big time and made out trip stress free, on top of the hospility the house is wonderful! Plenty of space with a nice open area downstairs to hang out as a group with a nice kitchen for cooking. The bed that my wife and I slept in was nicer than my bed at home! 10 out of 10 would recomend! Didnt have a chance to use the pool or anything, make sure to bring your own coffee. Hope this review helps.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada

2017 Austin Family Wedding & Vacation

  • 5 of 5

House is located 1kilometer off #620 in a quiet neighborhood. Makes you feel at home right away. There is a community pool approximately 1/2 km. House is older style with brick work outside. Has a large deck and back yard. This review based on 6 adults with 1 infant (male) at 17 months old. Infant is very active and I was not going to hotel it. There was plenty of room in the house for the boy to run and reasonably childproof. Stairs had carpet which made it a little less dangerous in the event the child goes rogue. There is a TV in almost every room. Wifi is available with reasonable speeds.

After reading previous reviews we were prepared to get a few supplies especially for a 6 night stay. So we did a quick inventory and went to the HEB store located a couple miles away and picked up a few supplies, ie. coffee and filters, extra toilet paper, and the groceries we needed, which is to be expected. There is a full sized fridge. Stove burners were warped and frying pans not in the best shape, probably from previous renters.

All appliances worked, showers and AC worked well. There was a bedroom for everyone including the infant. There are 2 family rooms so your are not always in each others space. Can't say I have a complaint. Katherine was very attentive and made sure we were taken care of. It was perfect for our situation with a family. I will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sulphur, La.

The home was just what we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

Our family usually takes a long weekend summer break. The home was perfect for our family of six and gave us just the right distance from hill country hiking and downtown life!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large family staying in town for wedding festivities -- lots of room and it had all the amenities we needed. The kids absolutely loved the neighborhood pool, the neighborhood was quiet and the location was very convenient to grocery stores, restaurants and Lake Travis. Downtown Austin was a very manageable 20 minute drive away. Finally, Katherine was responsive and made check-in and check-out a breeze! Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get to and close to everything we wanted to do. Rooms were very spacious and comfortable for all of us. We would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Oasis on Lake Travis 3.0, Oasthouse, 1
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
UT Golf Club, Lakeway, River Place, Avery Ranch
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cap Metro Redline
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
620 and 2222
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Torchy's Tacos, Saccone's Pizza, many others . .
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water Skiing on Lakes Austin or Travis
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Volente Beach Lake Travis
Car: recommended

This Austin property is in one of Austin's best neighborhoods and near great restaurants and activities! Enjoy dining, dancing and live music on Lake Travis - 10 minutes from the House. Other fun activities include the moviehouse and eatery -5 minutes.

Nearby indoor activities include ' I -Fly 'for indoor skydiving, or the 'Main Event' for laser tag, or indoor rock climbing, bowling or billiards.

Other day activities include boating and ziplining on Lake Travis, kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, swimming in Barton Springs Pool, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, or LBJ Library. The home is right in the middle of Austin's three best outdoor shopping malls - The Arboretum, the Domain, the Hill Country Galleria -- all featuring great outdoor seating with sidewalk cafes, fountains, restaurants, and movie theatres. Recommended day trips out from Austin include the San Antonio River Walk, hill country wine tastings, shopping Fredericksburg, hiking Enchanted Rock.

The home is minutes from major employers including Oracle, National Instruments, Apple and Flextronics. Concordia University and the SAS Institute are 5 minutes from the house.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Housekeeping $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Add $50 per Night for Two-Night Stays
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All Children 1 Year and Older are Included in the Guest Count
No Taxes Are Charged For Stays of 30 Days or Longer
We Look Forward to Hosting Your Stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.