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Best location for ACL! Walk to ACL, Sleep closer than many people park!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath, Sleeps 6-8

This private home is within easy walking distance of the ACL Music Festival

It is 2 miles west of the Austin Convention Center and most SXSW music and film venues.

It is a great location for UT graduation.

The tall urban home's wide windows open onto a wooded view giving it a tree-house feel. Maple floors and trim, distinctive furniture and original art in 2 living areas mix modern and traditional style. A deck with table and chairs provides a scenic spot for outdoor dining. The stone patio with comfortable outdoor furniture features a relaxing water fountain. Full kitchen and laundry add convenience. Free Wifi. Exterior is stone. Private drive is partially gated. Built in 2001, it is in the charming, older neighborhood of Tarrytown.

Urban living in a secluded tree house oasis, the ideal location for the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) and the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Film Festivals. It is walking distance to ACL and less than 2 miles from most of the SXSW venues including the Convention Center and the Four Seasons.

Several restaurants and a grocery are with walking distance including: Magnolia Cafe, Maudie's Tex Mex, ThunderCloud Subs, Fabi & Rosi, Deep Eddy Caberet, Randall’s, and CVS.

Austin Outdoor Attractions and Museums: Find out why Austin is one of the fittest cities is the US. Walk to Bird Lake's hike and bike trails, kayaking, and paddle surfing. Walk to the Austin Nature and Science center where children can dig through sand searching for 'dinosaur bones.'

Bike or walk across the lake the Zilker Zephyr, a small train, chugs through Zilker park past Barton Springs Pool, a popular spring-fed swimming hole.

The Univeristy of Texas and the Texas State Capital building are close.

More Details

Beth Harris
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Beth Harris

Family of 5 - we love to travel, hike and bike, especially on the trails around Lady Bird Lake, which is a short walk from our house.

Beth Harris purchased this house in 2001

Why Beth Harris chose Austin

We love our 'tree house.' Modern design, classic materials of maple and stone, large windows looking out to oak trees give it the feel of a tree house. We love walking to urban parks, trails, pools and cafes.

What makes this house unique

Location is the best - in the heart of Austin, close to Live Music and all festivals, ACL, SXSW... University of Texas

Easy access to MOPAC (loop 1) means easy access to the city. We are close to all the things we love about Austin: Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, great restaurants, Zilker Park, Deep Eddy, UT.


Tarrytown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 is Jack and Jill style bathroom connecting 2 bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Custom Made King bed, Seating Area, Desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The large master bedroom has wide windows, French Doors, and a small balcony with a wooded view giving it a tree house feel. Three bedrooms are upstairs. The guestroom with queen bed and full bath is on a lower level. There is an additional twin mattresses that can be made up on the floor for a total of 5 beds (1 king, 2 queens, 1 double, 1 twin mattress)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is 3 story, all bedrooms are only accessible by stairs.


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Best location for ACL! Walk to ACL, Sleep closer than many people park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Graduation weekend with Family

  • 5 of 5

We needed a house since we had grandparents coming in. This is in a great location, we walked to Zilker Park one day. Although it rained that weekend the living room was large enough for us all to visit and the view of all the trees was very relaxing. My boys loved having access to all the video games in the second living room. Staying here helped make our weekend a success!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay for SXSW

  • 5 of 5

My team of 6 stayed here for a couple of days during the SXSW conference and it was a great space. The location itself is a short drive from downtown Austin but enough to provide a breath of fresh air from the chaos in the middle of the city. It can be a bit tricky to get to but once you find it, its not a problem. Nearby is the always delicious Maudies as well as Magnolia Cafe.

There was plenty of space and Beth was kind enough to leave an extra airbed in case we needed it. The place was clean and amenities were provided. Also - the refrigerator was cleared out for us to use!

In the lead-up to our stay, Beth was extremely helpful. She was also quick at responding via phone and text. For anyone hoping to find a large and accessible place to stay for SXSW, or any stay in that matter, this is definitely the perfect fit.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent experience during SXSW

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful townhouse during SXSW 2011. We loved the home, which is newly build and equipped with everything you need. The area is great with some nice restaurants and shops nearby. We used bikes to get into town which was perfect. About a 10-15 min ride to get to the center. Would recommend the house to everyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect SXSW Trip (March 2011)

  • 5 of 5

I am a long-time user of and and can say without reservation that this was one of the finest homes I've stayed in over the years. Pictures don't do it justice - truly a lovely home. The owners were very easy to work with--accommodating, informative, with a simple rental agreement and easy communication. Second, the home was very well appointed with plenty of bath towels and high quality linens on all the beds. The house was also immaculately clean, and I mean immaculate! The owner met us on arrival and there were easy directions posted thoughtfully in the home.

The home is a short cab ride (less than $10) from downtown and the Austin Convention Center, so that you are close without the hustle and bustle. (Although getting a taxi for a timely pick up is a bit of a challenge - I'd consider a rental car next time.) Don't feel like cooking? Magnolia restaurant is a 2 minute walk from the front door. My only regret is that we didn't have time to really enjoy the outdoor space, save for coffee on the deck in the morning. Otherwise this was a perfect experience in Austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Deep Eddy Caberet
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Loop 1 (also called MOPAC) and Lake Austin Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Magnolia Cafe
Car: not necessary

The perfect location for SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL). Less than 2 miles to most SXSW venues and an easy walk to ACL.

Austin is the capital of Texas and the 'Live Music Capital of the World.' The center of the music scene is on Sixth Street.

In the charming Tarrytown neighborhood, Deep Eddy Heights, the home is about 2 miles from the downtown music venues and is in walking distance to Lady Bird Lake.

Other Activities: kayaking, rowing, canoeing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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