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Cute/Private 1-Bed 2 Blocks to Zilker Park & Barton Springs, 2 Miles to Downtown

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 large bedroom with King bed + queen pull-out in living room, sleeps 4

Located on the edge of Barton Hills, just 2 blocks from Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, The Sweet is a perfect spot for a couple, or small family, coming to enjoy what Austin does best: get outdoors!

We provide the beach towels, now you just have to stroll down the hill and take the plunge into the clear spring fed waters of Barton Springs. At 68 degrees year round, it will certainly refresh you all the way to your core! If swimming isn't your thing, there is the Garden Center, Nature Center, hike and bike trails, greenbelt trail, great lawn, frisbee golf, and the playground and kidee train for the little ones. And if you're not traveling with bikes, don't worry, we've got you covered. We've got several options for bike rentals right in the neighborhood!

Austin at it's best: Austin is also known for it's dining excellence. Within a short distance are several of Austin's move famous eateries. Chuy's Tex-Mex and Shady Grove and are all within a mile, and Austin's most famous sushi restaurant, UCHI, is just over a mile away. If espresso is your thing, look no further than Austin Java Co, about a mile away.

Recreation activities nearby are plentiful. During the summer there is live theater Thursday - Sunday nights at the Zilker Hillside Theater and there are also performances Wednesdays - Sundays most weeks at Zach Scott Theater just under a mile away. Live music is all over Austin and one of Austin's most storied venues, The Saxon Pub, is about a mile away! And then there is live music with a great dance flood and karaoke at the popular High Ball next door to the Alamo Drafthouse for watching movies while being served food and beverages - all just over a mile!

Needless to say, if you know Austin I'm just preaching to the choir. But if you've never visited here then you are in for a real treat!

Come stay and play in the heart of Austin...you probably won't want to leave :)

City of Austin License # 007840. We support responsible registration and licensing! We collect and pay out Hotel Tax.
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Manager

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 576 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and up for primary renter. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    High chair, booster seat, bed side rails, pack n' play available upon request, subject to availablility...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking on patio is allowed, but please use the ashtray and don't throw cigarette butts on the ground. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    While this is a ground floor unit, there are a few steps up to the front patio and door and parking is on the street level with stairs down to the door. This small 6 unit complex is built into a hill. There is a steep driveway that you can use to drive down to unload or load and we can usually use a parking spot next to our building belonging to the building next door. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    full body standing mirror...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Size Pull-out couch in the living room...moreless

  • Quality mattress, feather pillows, 2 large closets, large dresser, standing mirror, standing fan with remote, blinds and curtains for room darkening and iPod-dock stereo/alarm clock. The pull-out couch in the living room has a memory foam topper. We also have a floor mat available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom is through the bedroom and has hard tile floors and tub surround. The 2nd large closet is in the bathroom!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Highchair, booster seat, pack n' play, gate, floor mat and bed side rails available upon request and subject to availability. We also have several other discounts available to our renters, including discounted bike rentals, dry-cleaning, massage (in-home), as well as a baby sitting service available should you want a night out without the kiddos....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    over 200 channels, digital and HD...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen HDTV in the living room....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • River:

    Just a short walk to Lady Bird Lake!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are only about two blocks from Barton Springs Pool, Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park! Lots of water nearby!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Small dining table with 2 chars and 2 stools! There are also 4 stools for the bar. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Free to guests in laundry room on same level...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    The bed will be made for you upon arrival and extra linens if you need them are in the closet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Queen sized sleeper sofa, large arm chair, games and books on shelves of coffee and end tables. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is at street level and the condo is on the lower level down a flight of stairs. There is a space that we can usually use next to the door, belonging to the building next door. ...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of extra bath towels and beach towels to take to the pool. The cleaners are happy to trade out dirty towels for clean ones any time. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 washers and 2 dryers are free to guests in laundry room on same level....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

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

    10 cup thermos pot drip coffee maker and filters provided. We have a small container of Ruta Maya organic locally roasted coffee bean to get you through at least a few pots. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need, including tools for using the grill which is on the side of the building and shared with the unit next door. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    settings for 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Apt size....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with everything you'll need including Britta filter!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full sized oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    At the minimum, there are coffee beans, tea bags, several packs of 1/2 and 1/2, sugar, Splenda, herbs and spices, oil, ketchup & mustard. Whatever is left by previous guests is yours to use as well...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner stove....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Rent bikes down at Barton Springs Bike Rental and ask for the discount for our guests!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Patio in front has 2 lounge chairs and small table with 2 chairs. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    get details from Jay...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent kayaks and canoes down in Zilker Park-use our coupons for Zilker Park Boat rentals!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Around the side of the building and shared with The Studio next door. Foil grate covers and tools are in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    You can play tennis up at Zilker Elementary ...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Barton Springs Pool is a few blocks away!...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

4.7
from 49 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$139
ACL Week 1
Oct 5 - Oct 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$275
ACL Week 2
Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$275
F1
Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$139
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$139
SXSW Interactive
Mar 8 - Mar 14, 2018
5 night min stay
$275
SXSW Music
Mar 15 - Mar 18, 2018
4 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$119 $139
Fri, Sat
$750 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival and receive a FULL 100% refund of your deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days, you will be refunded 75% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance, you are responsible for the full amount, unless we can rebook it. For special event policies, contact us.

NO DEPOSIT if you book directly through us!


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
several
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MoPac (loop 1)
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
several

Car: Not Necessary

Welcome to The Heart of Austin! All of our properties are located within a block or two of Austin's crown jewel, Zilker Park! You honestly don't need a car if you're on the fence, just rent some bikes and you'll have easy access to just about anything you'd want to do in the area. Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Gardens, The Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Great Lawn (home of ACL), Chuy's Tex-Mex, Shady Grove, the Saxon Pub, Casa De Luz, and so many more awesome places that are less than a mile away. Come Enjoy :)

Golf: I (Jay Reynolds) am a ex-professional golfer and golf coach! So if you're interested in playing golf, taking golf lessons, or just going out to hit a few balls, we can certainly make that happen!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: Peach and Cynthia Reynolds - Own Kaleido Properties real estate company in the Zilker Park/Barton Hills area for almost 30 years! Peach, the Broker in the family, is an avid golfer and likes to do anything outdoors as well as garden in his Zilker area home's backyard. Cynthia is a real estate agent and works with Peach in their business and now manages all 7 of their vacation rentals along with their son, Jay. Cynthia loves to cook the vegetables that Peach grows and taking long walks and bike rides!

Why Zilker, Austin, TX, USA:
Our family has lived and worked in the Zilker neighborhood for more than 30 years and we love sharing it with others!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Walking to Zilker Park is the best perk of the neighborhood. We love spending time outdoors and especially cooling off in Barton Springs on the hot summer afternoons!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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Photos

  • View towards the front door

    View towards the front door

  • Fully Furnished Kitchen and breakfast/serving Bar with 4 stools

    Fully Furnished Kitchen and breakfast/serving Bar with 4 stools

  • Eclectic lamp made of colourful Brazilian leaves adds playful touch.

    Eclectic lamp made of colourful Brazilian leaves adds playful touch.

  • King sized bed, dresser and large closet in bedroom

    King sized bed, dresser and large closet in bedroom

  • Queen sized pull out couch with Brazilian leaf lamp

    Queen sized pull out couch with Brazilian leaf lamp

  • Dining Area with custom Brazilian leaf lamp

    Dining Area with custom Brazilian leaf lamp

  • Grill on side of building shared with 1 other condo Grate covers &  tools inside

    Grill on side of building shared with 1 other condo Grate covers & tools inside

  • Walk to Barton Springs Pool!

    Walk to Barton Springs Pool!

  • Swim in Barton Springs Pool, just down the hill!

    Swim in Barton Springs Pool, just down the hill!

  • The view of the city from Lou Neff Point

    The view of the city from Lou Neff Point

  • view from the trails

    view from the trails

  • Take the kids to the Zilker Park playscape!

    Take the kids to the Zilker Park playscape!

  • Living Area with 32' HDTV with built in Blueray DVD player and DVDs and games

    Living Area with 32' HDTV with built in Blueray DVD player and DVDs and games

  • 4 bar stools, table with 2 chairs & 2 stools; sliding door with built-in blinds

    4 bar stools, table with 2 chairs & 2 stools; sliding door with built-in blinds

  • Bathroom with mosaic mirror and tiled tub

    Bathroom with mosaic mirror and tiled tub

  • Large comfy chair in front of large window looking out at front porch

    Large comfy chair in front of large window looking out at front porch

  • Covered patio has table with 2 chairs, 2 lounge chairs & throw rug, up 2 steps.

    Covered patio has table with 2 chairs, 2 lounge chairs & throw rug, up 2 steps.

  • Floor plan of The Sweet

    Floor plan of The Sweet

  • Barton Creek just a couple blocks away!

    Barton Creek just a couple blocks away!

  • Jay and friends jump into Barton Springs on New Years Day - 68 degrees all year!

    Jay and friends jump into Barton Springs on New Years Day - 68 degrees all year!

  • Lou Neff Point gazebo

    Lou Neff Point gazebo

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on hike and bike trail

    Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on hike and bike trail

  • Take your dog to play at Barkin' Springs!

    Take your dog to play at Barkin' Springs!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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