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East Austin's Best Rental! 3 blocks to 6th & Franklin's! Large Groups Welcome!

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


About the property

ACL- F1-SXSW-UT Stadium-Convention Center-Capital-Lady Bird Lake-6th St!

This Gorgeous 2500 square foot home is located 1 block East of IH-35! Arrive at the house within 10 minutes of leaving the airport and start your vacation right away!

No car needed, as you can WALK to 6th Street, restaurants just 2 blocks away, shopping, UT campus is 1 mile away, State Capital, Bob Bullock History Museum, and Live Music around the corner!

A ride share almost anywhere in the Downtown area is less than $10!

Enjoy the panoramic view of DOWNTOWN AUSTIN from the 2nd floor!

This home has 5 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHROOMS, 9 Beds, and a LARGE open floor plan to accommodate large groups!

Here is the room setup:

1st Floor:

*Large Fully Equipped Kitchen

*Seating for 4 at kitchen bar

*Seating for 4 in breakfast nook

*Seating for 8 at large dining room table

*Flat screen TV with cable and lots of seating in living room

1st Floor:

Bedroom 1: King Size Bed and Full Bathroom with TV

Bedroom 2: 2 Queen Size Beds

Bathroom 2: Half Bath

Bathroom 3: Full Bath with Washer & Dryer

2nd Floor:

Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 4: 2 Full Beds

Bedroom 5: 2 Queen Beds

Bathroom 4: Full Bath with Shower and Spa Tub

1 Additional Aero Bed

We have a fully equipped kitchen that includes: Pots, Pans, Serving Trays, Utensils, Coffee Filters, Dishwashing Soap, Hand Soap, and Hand Towels.

Other Amenities are: High Speed Internet, Fresh Linens on every bed, towels for showering, body wash, toilet paper, and laundry detergent.

Come to Austin with your friends, family or co-workers for an amazing time where you can feel like you are in the comfort of your own home!

I would love to accommodate you with ideas of things to do, places to go, restaurant recommendations, etc...

If you have a large group, we do have 2 other rentals that are just minutes away. Check them out at:

Check out our 5 Star reviews! We look forward to accommodating you! Please let me know if you have any questions! We hope to see you soon!

More Details

Property Manager
Amber Barnett
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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 East Downtown

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: 10
  • 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 10
  • 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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East Austin's Best Rental! 3 blocks to 6th & Franklin's! Large Groups Welcome!
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 66 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: February 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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Great stay in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Just an overall great experience. The comfort and amenities were really top notch. The convenience and location were also a plus. Amber Barnett was very responsive to any needs we had!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, good location

  • 5 of 5

Amber was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. The house was great with 9 beds and 3 showers. The house was very nice, almost too nice for 10 guys and there were lots of house rules, but it is only about 10 mins to walk to sixth street and there were a couple shops and food trucks up on 11th that Amber recommended and we frequented. It was close enough to everything and the extra space to hang out and sleep was very worth it. Some outside space but the house is in a neighborhood close to families so we didn’t use it. Perfect spot for a big group of responsible adults.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing as always!

  • 5 of 5

Amber is the best! The house is perfect and we couldn't have been more happy!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house in a great location with a helpful host (Amber). Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend here with friends and it was an awesome experience. The house is a great size for a small group and very clean. It's walking distance to downtown and Franklin BBQ for a great price! Amber was incredibly helpful with tips on what to do and where to go for food and beverages. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great owner. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: 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

1 time clean fee $420 + Tax

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund