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One Bedroom in the Trees 1/2 Block from Barton Springs

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,049 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1050 square feet, sleeps 6

Explore Zilker Park from your front door. This architect designed 1955 duplex is built into a hillside with terraced gardens out your front windows and treetops out the back. At 1050 square feet this first floor 1 bedroom is spacious! An easy walk to restaurants, coffee shops, live music venues and all that makes Austin special. Downtown Austin is less than a mile away, an easy walk or bike ride on the lovely hike and bike trail.

Barton Creek Greenbelt: One of Austin's premier mountain biking, hiking, trail running and rock climbing destinations. This 8 mile long, 809 acre greenbelt begins less than 1/4 a mile away from our front door. Beautiful and fun in any season. During wet weather the creek is a kayak, tubing and swimming destination with numerous small waterfalls and fun rapids.

Austin's Hike and Bike Trail: Easy access to downtown is car-free on this waterfront trail, 1/2 block from our front door. Popular with bikers, walkers and joggers, trees and wildflowers provide shade and beauty along this 10.3 mile trail which loops around the lake. Several pedestrian bridges cross into downtown with access points to live music venues, restaurants, shopping, museums, concert halls, the opera house and beyond. Don't miss the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest Urban Bat Colony in the world!

Short Term Rental License Number: OL 2012 100530

More Details

Property Manager
Jay Reynolds (VacationCake)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Jay Reynolds (VacationCake)

This property is owned by two National Park Rangers who have hit the road in an RV and is professional managed by VacationCake Rentals in their absence!


Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1049 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has two sinks for your convenience. Rinnai on-demand water heater for a constant supply of hot water. Beach towels provided for trips to Barton Springs.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King Bed has a Stearns and Foster pillowtop mattress and all organic sheets. Large walk-in closet and cedar wardrobe provide plenty of space to hang your clothes. Windows look out into the trees with a cozy reading nook. Daybed sleeps 2 more, especially nice for families with children. Full (Double) Sleeper Sofa with extra thick mattress in the Living Room is our third sleeping option.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Bike, Kayak and Canoe Rentals are a short walk away. Kitchen has a Krups Belgian waffle maker, waffle mix and syrup. There is a pack-n-play available, please ask in advance. We have herbs in the garden.


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One Bedroom in the Trees 1/2 Block from Barton Springs
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Great Austin Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Wren's Nest is a delightful place to stay while in Austin. It is in a great location to access all that Austin has to offer. We found it to be as advertised, meeting and/or exceeding our expectations. Jay and his team were wonderful to work with, responding quickly when contacted and making the entire process easy. I would recommend Wren's Nest and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you had a nice stay!
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Wonderful place to stay in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Wren's Nest! Great location, loved being next to Zilker Park. Had a great time canoeing, bike riding and of course, swimming in Barton Springs Pool. The house was conveniently located and a good base to explore the rest of Austin. Thanks to Jay for the excellent suggestions for food and coffee. We hope to visit Austin again soon, and would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay!
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I loved the neighborhood. It's close to everything. House is cute.

  • 4 of 5

House is cute and convenient. Only downfall was roaches and wasps. It is summer in Texas and the house is in a wooded area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the bugs! We will get pest control out right away.
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Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Location was perfect, tons to do and home was lovely

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfy beds, beautiful view ! Short walking distance to so many wonderful Austin attractions ! Barton springs is a must !! Crystal clear water ! Loads of places to eat right around the corner ! If you enjoy the outdoors this is your spot !! Host was extremely accommodating and even allowed us a late check out since our flight was in the evening - allowing us additional time to explore the area. We will most certainly be returning and staying here again!! Highly recommend !

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We love Barton Springs!
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  • 5 of 5

The Wrens nest is adorable, the details the builder left out are the best parts. Very natural setting, windows galore. Home is exactly as pictured and in the best of Austin neighborhoods. Cant wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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perfect location, repeat customer

  • 5 of 5

I love this place, get to swim in Barton Springs with an easy walk or go to Zilker for exercise or concerts , I have stayed a few times and Amanda always makes me feel at home. Apt has everything you need . Recommend it to anyone who enjoys living like you are at home.

Gene from VA 23060

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gene! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mopac (Loop 1)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles

Close to Zilker Park and Downtown

Other Activities: Stand up paddleboard, rowing, Frisbee golf, BMX biking, rock climbing, kayak and canoe


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Welcome to Wren's Nest! Base rates are $149-169/night and special event pricing does vary - please check calendar.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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