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Secluded luxury retreat on greenbelt at Zilker Park, near downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6, walk to Barton Springs, greenbelt, downtown

Five-star quintessential Central Austin lifestyle property, on a secluded cul-de-sac in Barton Hills, Austin's hottest (coolest) neighborhood.

Walk to Barton Springs Pool in 12 minutes.

Relax cliff-side above the natural wonder of the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Architecturally distinctive back deck and patio cascade to 180 degree views of the greenbelt and Barton Creek below.

Nice views of the UT Tower and parts of the Austin skyline.

Filled with original art by local and national artists.

Minutes to Whole Foods, Book People, Waterloo Records, downtown entertainment districts and the very best restaurants and shopping in Austin.

Easy access to major highways and only 20 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Recently remodeled and updated. Fully equipped kitchen and well stocked pantry.. Modern appliances and bathroom fixtures.

Sleep soundly on comfortable beds, including a brand new, super comfortable Stearns & Foster queen bed in the master bedroom.

We are responsive, helpful and responsible owners ... this is our primary residence, we love living here, and we love sharing our comfortable home, wonderful neighborhood and fantastic city with our guests!

We have been licensed as a Type 1 (owner-occupied) short term rental property since the inception of the City of Austin STR licensing program. Our Austin Short Term Rental Operating License Number is OL 2013 007105.

We have always collected and promptly paid applicable state and city occupancy taxes, and we comply with all State and City of Austin short term rental ordinances and regulations;

More Details

Alden & Barbara Schiller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Aviary (wine bar), Horseshoe Lounge, Broken Spoke
Nearest Ferry
173 Miles
Port Aransas, TX
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.9 Miles
Amtrak-Austin, 250 N. Lamar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
South Mo-Pac Expy (Loop 1)
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Uchi, Olivia's, Chuy's, Shady Grove, El Rancho
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Barton Springs Pool
Car: recommended

Unanimous 5-star listing- Read the reviews! Santa Fe style with art and color, as close as you can get to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. Comfortable, clean, open, modern cliff-side home perched above the Barton Creek greenbelt hike and bike trail, 1/2 mile upstream from Barton Springs. Minutes to downtown and the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife in Texas. Super fast Internet with Google Fiber +Google TV.

Other Activities: live music, UT sports, arts festivals, eclectic shopping


Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • 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 Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private master bath. Oversized shower with two shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private master bath. Oversized shower with two shower heads
  • Bathroom 1 is the master bath, attached to the master bedroom. The 'shower for two' includes a 6'x4' window with views to the greenbelt below. Bathroom 2 is the guest bath and has been recently modernized with travertine floors and walls, a wall sized mirror, and a custom walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Opens to patio and greenbelt. Attached master bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Cozy and quiet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Doubles as an office / media room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(49 traveler reviews)

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Secluded luxury retreat on greenbelt at Zilker Park, near downtown
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

Great location, lovely home, would definitely recommend to friends.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for us, did lots of walking, explored the area. Good food and music close by, wonderful view. Highly recommend to a couple wanting some R&R.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

Trip to Austin

  • 5 of 5

Great house, with a great back patio to enjoy. Good location to Austin and the near south side. Very helpful owners. Would recommend for an Austin getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in nice quiet neighborhood. Had everything we needed and close to downtown Austin.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. It was well equipped with Linens, Towels and everything you need in a kitchen for cooking. It was in a nice quiet neighborhood and close to downtown Austin and many other local places. The owners were very friendly and included a nice information packet on the house and recommendations on places to go visit and places to dine out. We definitely would stay here again on future Texas visits. Thank You for sharing your beautiful home!

Scott and Jane

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do the house justice. The living room is a very spacious 'open concept'. Fantastic patio and very quiet neighborhood. Convenience store a few blocks away and plenty of other grocery stores nearby. Barton Springs pool is a quick 10 minute walk.

The owners are very friendly, accommodating and hospitable.

I would HIGHLY recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's open and full of sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend in Austin to celebrate 30 years of being alive with 5 other family members. Great location, great memories made

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Everything -- Location, Accommodations, Original Art & Outdoor Green Spaces

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Schillers' house in Zilker for almost a week during wedding festivities in the Zilker neighborhood for my son and his bride.

The Schillers' property could not have been more perfect for the four of us on the "rehearsal dinner advance team."

The location was perfect -- convenient to everything we planned to do. The Friday night rehearsal dinner was at Zilker Club House; the Saturday night wedding was at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, and on Sunday we had breakfast tacos at Torchy's, swam in the Barton Springs pool, drove north for dinner at Uchiko, and returned to downtown to watch the bats at sunset fly from the Congress Avenue Bridge. We enjoyed walks in the neighborhood every day -- green and safe.

Since we were in wedding mode, Alden set up (without having been asked) an extra clothing rack in the hall -- very helpful! All of our communications were easy, honest, and hospitable.

We used the two bedrooms and the study with the extraordinarily comfortable sofa bed. We had everything we needed.

It's impossible to convey how interesting and delightful we found the Schillers' interior decor, their collections of original art and minerals, or how lovely the terraced outdoor spaces in the rear of the house.

We'd book again, but would hope to meet Alden and Barbara in person this time. Their house and their hospitality really felt like a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rentals longer than 30 days do not incur city/state hotel tax.
Rental charges (rent + taxes + cleaning fee) are fully refundable if reservation is canceled more than 30 days in advance of check in date.
Rental charges are non-refundable if reservation is canceled 30 days or less before check in date.
Property damage deposit is fully refundable if no property damage or violations of the rental agreement have occurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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