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Hilltop Hideaway: Cozy Hilltop Home Within Walking Distance to Downtown

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Gorgeous front porch overlooking your neighborhood


Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Serene 2/1 in Austin's fastest growing area. New businesses arise every month!

Welcome to Hilltop Hideaway, your place to get away before, after or between big days/nights in our fair city.

From the moment you walk up the steps of your large front porch and get a nice look at the lovely blend of your neighbors' friendly homes and the towering silhouettes of the surrounding buildings, you get a sense of the comfort of being home.

If it's raining out, or on days when you feel like staying in, take advantage of your cable network on the 36-inch HD television or your in-house movie selection. If you're not in the movie mood, try out your playstation with games included. Or, play a game of cards with the gang. The choice is yours, because it's all here.

Your lovely master bedroom is a perfect place for both rest and work alike. With a large comfy king bed, it's perfect for sleeping in before a long day or cozying up after a long afternoon. Your full-size, stand-alone mirror/cabinet is perfect for prepping yourself to arrive in style at your important events. And lastly, your desk is there because not everyday is play day.

Your second bedroom is equally comfortable, equipped with two twin beds. And (like the master bedroom as well), it has a dock for playing your media with built-in alarm clock. Of course, you have your own closet and chest of drawers, and plenty of pillows. The only thing missing is you.

Your kitchen is stocked with nearly everything you'll need to prepare a lovely meal. Beginning with your gas stove and oven, pots, pans, cooking utensils and serving dishes, and spilling over to plates, knives forks and even paper towels, you won't need much else for preparing dinner. And, for morning pick-me-ups, or general use, your blender, toaster, spices, coffee grinder, coffee maker and local coffee bean are on standby as well. Your quaint circular dining table is also nearby, where you can choose to dine together, or spread out and 'watch the big game' instead.

Your ambient restroom with frosted glass (giving you both privacy and sunshine) is a shower/bath combo, to meet your needs and desires. With lots of room to spread out your things, a large mirror and cabinet space, this restroom leaves almost nothing to chance. To reinforce that, an assortment of towels, tissues, make-up pads and soaps are there for you to use.

Lastly, come relax on the deck out back. Your grill, picnic table, and comfortable seating are there to be taken advantage of.

When you're not enjoying your time at Hilltop, we hope you're enjoying our city. There's additional information on your table here, to get you started.


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only; away from open doors & windows....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Trained indoor pets only. No pets on couches/bed. Sorry, no cats (too many allergens)....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Very nice, clean bathroom!

Other Amenities

  • What you can expect when you rent a VacationCake Property: promptness - we take every questions and concern very seriously and since we all live and work in Austin we are available to help out with any issue usually immediately. Satisfaction - we pride ourselves on providing a smooth rental experience. All the way from our booking procedure, our simple online contract, and then coded dead-bolts for easy entry. We want the rental experience to be as easy and smooth as possible. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable only...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    20 minute walk to downtown, and lots of scenery along the way....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Festival Beach is a main extension of Ladybird Lake. 1.3 miles (20 minute walk) south of Hilltop Hideaway!...moreless

  • Town:

    East Austin is a town in and of itself. Everything you need is in walking distance, or a short drive....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    The open dining area is great for hosting gatherings/dinners while preparing food....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Private driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    As a courtesy, please do not park in front of other houses. ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Spoons, spatulas, whisk, ladels kitchen sheers and knives. (choice of plastic, wooden or stainless)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    8 pc. Stainless steal cookware set, bakeware, flatware, complete dish set (bowls, dinner plates, salad plates), glasses, measuring cups/spoons, nutcracker, pizza cutter, can opener, etc....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked including utensils and spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide coffee, a variety of teas, sugar, salt/pepper & spices. Any extras are the guest's responsibility. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    You can have bikes delivered and picked up from our friends at East Side Pedal Pushers less than a mile away!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely back patio, great place to enjoy the weather and cold beverage! ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Jay is an ex-touring professional golfer and has some great connections around town at several different courses. So let us know if you're bringing your clubs or want to play while you're here! ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent kayaks and canoes from our friends at Zilker Boat Rentals!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$234 $278
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,404 $3,660
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $130
  • Tax Rate 15%


Booking same day? Let us know that you saw this note and receive 30% off of your booking. For same day bookings only. Must refer to offer prior to booking in order to apply. Offer not valid during ACL, F1 or SXSW.


ALL NOTICES OF CANCELLATION are necessarily taken as official cancellations. Whether verbal or in writing, there are no circumstantial or partial cancellations. After 4 hours of cancellation, you can only reclaim your reservation if it is not otherwise occupied (as defined herein below), if not within the 30 or 90 day limitations (defined herein below), and if your money has not been refunded. For same-day reservations, cancellation is considered effective immediately.

You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival date and receive a FULL 100% refund of your reservation deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days, you will be refunded 25% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance on the second monday prior to your arrival you are responsible for the full amount should you cancel. HOWEVER, if we are able to rebook the dates, all funds will be returned in full (less a processing fee), or on a prorated basis depending on the number of nights you booked that were able to re-book.

If you are booked during SXSW, ACL fest or F-1 races (also referred to herein as “Special Event” or “Special Events”), you must cancel prior to 90 days of your scheduled check-in date in order to receive a full refund. Within 90 days of your scheduled Special Event check-in date, you will be responsible for the entire reservation amount unless we are able to re-book the cancelled home for those dates, in which case you are entitled to a refund (processing and/or other fees may apply).

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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6.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lonestar Riverboat
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Morris Williams, Bluebonnet Hill, Riverside Golf
0.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Austin Metro Rail
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
New restaurants of all types opening daily here!
218 Miles
Nearest Beach
Corpus Christi

Car: Not Necessary

See why USA Today mentioned Aust-E as one of the '10 Best Neighborhoods Tourists Haven't Found Yet' & New York Times refers to us as '...the city’s newly fashionable arts district...'

Come witness life taking place as each day introduces a brand new Austin flavor - new businesses, brand new faces and people of all cultures and walks of life. Though you're in the middle of the city you might not know it, as your neighbors pass quietly and/or give you a friendly Texas 'hello'. Still, through the treetops you can see the changing face of Austin and its cascading buildings of downtown buildings.

Walk to downtown (15 minutes), The Austin Convention Center (20 minutes), Huston Tillotson University (5 minutes), UT Stadium (30 minutes).

Don't feel like walking? Take the Austin Metro Rail across the city in no time - only 0.7 miles out. Rent a bike from Austin Petal Pushers, only 5 blocks away! Of course, taxi cabs, LYFT and Uber are readily available, too.

With night clubs like Whitehorse, The Eastern, Yellow Jacket Social Club, Plush, Esquina Tango, Supper Friends and more, downtown nightlife has easily crossed over to enhance the Austin experience.

Foodies, try Qui, Uncorked, Takoba, Supper Friends, WuWu Sushi, Blue Dahlia Bistro, Frankin Barbecue (open until they run out, everyday) or one of the many other restaurants opening on a virtual weekly basis.

- Huston Tilotson University - 0.3 miles

- Downtown (7th & Red River street) 1.4 miles

- Austin Convention Center 1.6 miles (20-25 minute walk)

- Zilker Park 3.5 miles

- 12.7 easy miles to Circuit of The America's Track

Having sprouted from land that was originally purchased by newly freed slaves during the turn of the 20th century, this rapidly growing east side will give you a great cultural vantage point, to witness first-hand the growth of a proud city whose numbers have increased in excess of 30,000 in a single year. With houses of all shapes and sizes happily co-existing right next to one another, diverse neighborhoods, and people from all walks of life, this home is a true taste of Austin culture. Come experience Austin's growth from a part of town where something new happens everyday, and the rise of a new local business marks the birth of a brand new dream.


Manager info

VacationCake Rentals

About: Hilltop Hideaway is managed by Vacation Tonic - Ric Torres. Our team manages a number of other lovely properties in Austin as well, and we pride ourselves in keeping our guests happy and our properties well maintained. Come to us with question/concerns/wishes/needs, and we'll do what we can. We're here for you.

Why Blackshear-Prospect Hill, Austin, TX, USA:
Your Hilltop Hideaway was remodeled and decorated with love by the owners and former tenants, who started their life here together. Between the attention to detail invested in providing you with comfort and Vacation Tonic's care in maintaining a high standard, you'll understand why Hilltop is not simply referred to as "a property," but as a home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Broaden your horizon in this proudly multi-cultural setting, in an area that changes every day, where people come together, and others build their dreams by providing something new for you to experience. Need to rent a car? Contact us first. We 'know a guy who knows a guy...' :)

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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  • Gorgeous front porch overlooking your neighborhood

    Gorgeous front porch overlooking your neighborhood

  • cable & wifi included

    cable & wifi included

  • Open concept living room & kitchen area

    Open concept living room & kitchen area

  • Twin bed 1 of 2 in BR1

    Twin bed 1 of 2 in BR1

  • Shower/bath combo, tissues, towels, makeup wipes, hair dryer, soaps included

    Shower/bath combo, tissues, towels, makeup wipes, hair dryer, soaps included

  • Shower/bath combo, tissues, towels, makeup wipes, hair dryer, soaps included

    Shower/bath combo, tissues, towels, makeup wipes, hair dryer, soaps included

  • Master BR, desk, MP3 player, alarm clock, dresser, etc.

    Master BR, desk, MP3 player, alarm clock, dresser, etc.

  • Spacious backyard

    Spacious backyard

  • Remodled yet historically preserved home in Aust-E district.

    Remodled yet historically preserved home in Aust-E district.

  • Watch a dvd, cable, or simply hang out with the gang in your spacious living rm.

    Watch a dvd, cable, or simply hang out with the gang in your spacious living rm.

  • 2 twins in BR1

    2 twins in BR1

  • Twin bed 2 of 2 in BR1

    Twin bed 2 of 2 in BR1

  • Shower/bath combo, tissues, towels, makeup wipes, hair dryer, soaps included

    Shower/bath combo, tissues, towels, makeup wipes, hair dryer, soaps included

  • Your master BR. KING BED. Rose not included :)

    Your master BR. KING BED. Rose not included :)

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