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Gorgeous & Spacious Home in Downtown East Austin! Walk Downtown! No Car Needed!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Big, 3 blocks to 6th St, 9 beds, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Sleeps 10, but we have 2 other homes on the same street for groups that are larger! Walk to 6th Street in minutes!

Check these houses out! 1187 Branch St. 78702 1189 Branch St 78702 815 San Marcos St. 78702

Are you planning to eat at Franklins Bar B Que?

It's a skip and a hop from all 3 houses! This house is beautiful, clean, spacious, and best of all located '1' minute from downtown and 1 minute to the Famous 6th Street, 1.5 miles from the UT Football Stadium and 1 mile from the convention center, 10 minutes from the airport, 3 miles to Zilker Park.



Well, this house on 9th Street defines it!

The house was built in 1910! This is why it is located in the heart of Austin, Texas. We did a full remodel, but you still have the charm of Austin! This area is known as 'Banker's Row' and is located within walking distance to 6th Street!

In the early 1900's all the banks were located in Downtown Austin. In fact, just walk across the street and walk to visit our neighbor, and tour the 'Oldest House in Austin!' Built 171 years ago, it sits inside the French Legation Museum grounds. This is how historic this neighborhood is. The bankers lived in this neighborhood and would walk, or ride a horse and carriage to work.

The Vacation Rental House is 2600-2700 sq. ft.! The house has an open floor plan, which is great for entertaining! The living room, dining room, breakfast room and kitchen are all open to one another and makes a great place to visit. The house has a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (3 full and one 1/2 bath). On the first floor, there is a large family room, dining room, kitchen, tea room and breakfast bar! We have a gorgeous front porch that is perfect for cocktails! On the side of the house there are tables and chairs and grill!

As you head upstairs to the 2nd floor, you will find that the stairs are also made of antique walnut wood floors. From the 2nd level you will be able to view the gorgeous Austin Skyline! You can see the Capital, Frost Bank Tower, and many of the other Austin landmarks including the amazing sunset!

This is a very unique house!! Remember, it was built in 1910, but a complete remodel and upstair addition in 2006! Yes, it has 2 big central air-condition units because it does get hot in Texas!

Imagine a vacation where you do not have to drive anywhere the entire time you are here. So much is within walking distance or if you choose to ride share it is about $7-10 to get most anywhere Downtown.

Keep in mind that this house is on E. 9th Street! Walk to to the night life right on E. 6th Street, Rainy Street, Congress District, 2nd Street District, West 6th District and so many more areas! Check out 'The Eastside District' and you must find time to grab a beer and listen to every type of music that has ever been written! Rainey Street is just an 10 minute walk from your vacation rental! Google it!

Come stay at one of the most fun and fabulous places downtown! Make the most of your trip by spending all the time enjoying Austin. When you book, I will send you a list of things to do in Austin including restaurant, bar and activity suggestions! I can't wait to help you start planning your trip to the Best City in Texas

Occupancy: Up to 10 adults PLUS children 18 and under

STR LICENSE OL 2012 106472

More Details

Property Manager
Amber Barnett
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Amber Barnett

My name is Amber Barnett, I am the property manager of all three of the Artale's vacation rentals. I was born and raised in Austin, so I have watched our city grow tremendously over the years. I lived in New York City for 4 years and that was an amazing experience, but there is something special about Austin's laid back lifestyle that brought me home. I love this city and look forward to assisting you with your vacation. Please let me know if you need any suggestions on restaurants, bars, activities, shopping and more!

Amber Barnett purchased this house in 2006

Why Amber Barnett chose Austin

Our 3 vacation homes are located in the heart of Austin. Keep in mind these are big houses and NOT A CONDO! It is rare that you will find big vacation rental houses this close to downtown. This house has a special place in my heart because my bachelorette party was here and I stayed here on my wedding weekend!

The area is known for its eclectic patio bars, authentic taco stands, music, food and abundance of bicycles, East Austin is a hip hodgepodge of culture. This vibrant community is home to many types of people from artists and musicians to business owners.

We do not allow parties at our home. There will also be a 3% handling fee charged to all bookings. If you book, prior to getting quoted there will be a 3% charge.

What makes this house unique

This house was originally built in 1910, and was the home to the First African American Lawyer in Austin! It is located across from the French Legation Museum, which is where the French settled when arriving in Austin. The view from the second floor is to die for! You can see the whole Austin skyline night or day! The walk to downtown is just minutes away, or head over to East 6th Street and enjoy the eclectic bars and food trailers!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dennis and I appreciate your review! We both work very hard to exceed every guests expectations. With reviews like yours puts a big smile on our faces kowing

that a clean, comfortable and organized house helped complete your vacation time in our city.

In return thank you and your group for respecting our property, respecting our neighbors and for leaving our home as if no one had been there! :)

Come back to see us anytime! Lillie and Dennis
Aug 2012
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East Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder room includes toilet and sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Includes toilet, shower and sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Includes toilet, shower, sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Toilet, shower and sink new addition completed 4/2015!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom - 2 double
  • 9 beds plus 1 upscale aero bed (must request aero bed at time of reservation)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The location qualifies all ages. Swim, sight see, dine, jog, education, medical, politics, churches, weddings, gatherings, celebrations all within walkin distance or an inexpensive cab ride or a pedi cab will get you there.


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Gorgeous & Spacious Home in Downtown East Austin! Walk Downtown! No Car Needed!
average rating of 4.946429 based on 57 reviews

Great Stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location for our group to experience everything Austin has to offer for a long weekend. This home was very spacious, perfectly decorated and had numerous amenities. Amber was a pleasure to work with and very helpful with any questions we had. Great house, Great Stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jake! You and your group were a pleasure to accommodate! We appreciate you taking care of our home and creating memories! We hope to have you back in the future!
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Incredible House, Incredible Service, Incredible Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a Bachelorette Party and the location was great as it was walking distance to downtown as well as several eateries. The house was beautiful! We had plenty of room and the amenities were more than expected. Amber was absolutely amazing. She was great with giving suggestions and was very responsive with any questions that arose. I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone thinking about visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great host

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sweet Spot

  • 5 of 5

I came into town with 8 of my closest buddies and the house let us get all over town easily, slept the masses in seperate cozy beds and let us hang out catching up to the wee hours of the morning comfortably.

**expect to be the last down and first one up if your in one of the 2 downstairs bedrooms, they are somewhat open

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location near downtown Austin!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 10 friends for a weekend trip to Austin. The house itself is beautiful and spacious. Very nice furniture, plenty of beds, and accommodating for a large group. The location is perfect! Literally one block away from the infamous Franklin's BBQ and an easy walk to 6th street in downtown.

The property manager, Amber, was extremely nice and she gave us a bunch of spot on recommendations of places to go.

If you are looking for a nice place to stay for a trip to Austin, I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people in our group and the house was very accommodating. Great location with a few bars, places to eat and a nice grocery store a very short walk away. Everything else is not far either. The property mangers were great. I had a question shortly after arriving and I got an quick and helpful answer. Highly recommend staying here for any size group.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.6 Miles
10 minutes to get to the house from the airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
This is the Eastside! Walk - restaurants and bars
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Blu Dahlia, Takoba, Buenos Aires Cafe, Angies
Car: not necessary

The area is known for its eclectic patio bars, authentic taco stands, music, food and abundance of bicycles, East Austin is a hip hodgepodge of culture. This vibrant community is home to many types of people from artists and musicians to business owners and ranked as the most hipster area in the United States by Forbes Magazine. The house sits in the heart of it!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $420
Additional Guest Fee $95 per person per night

SXSW CALL FOR RATES 512-626-9940

Landlord may allow 2 night stay w/approval. Request Rate.

One Time Cleaning $420.00

Handling Fee of 3% is charged for all reservations paid with credit card

Rates are Subject to change for Festivals, EVENTS, GAMES, ETC..

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.