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Sweet & comfortable 2/1 Bouldin home.Walk to food trailers,Zilker/Barton Springs

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Fully Licensed by the City of Austin. License number

OL 2012 102519

Located in the heart of the popular 78704 district of Austin in the Bouldin neighborhood. If you want to see Austin this is where you want to be. Near to all of what Austin has to offer whether it be Barton Springs, The Long Center of Performing Arts, Lady Bird Lake, Zachary Scott Theater, Austins Hike and bike trails or the sights and sounds of downtown you will be between 0.5 to 1.5 miles of all of these venues. South First street is rapidly becoming the new place to go for great new food trailers!

Hill House sits on a corner hill top lot in a quiet eclectic South Austin neighborhood with a newly updated kid and dog friendly pocket park across the street.

You will have all the comforts of home with a covered car port, two outside eating areas with private court yard and additional seperate large fenced yard for family and pets. This home was completely renovated in the fall of 2010 with all new kitchen and remodeled bath. Floors are original hardwoods with tiled kitchen and bath. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room. LCD, HDTV and an ipod docking/speaker system. Furnishings are well appointed with new beds, linens and comfy pillows. Fresh whole bean coffee provided for your pleasure.

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow zilker park, ACL, SXSW,F1, Barton Springs, South First, SoCo, South Congress, swimming pools, charming, quaint, private, oak trees, fenced, shaded, porch, updated, modern furnishings, accepts cats, crib, child friendly, family friendly, kid friendly, high chair, patio, garden, yard, first floor, washer/dryer, all bills paid, Central, south, central Heat, central A/C, near downtown, walking distance

More Details

Owner
Carole and Kerry Price
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Carole and Kerry Price

This property is owned and operated by Carole and Kerry Price. Carole has taught Macrobiotic cooking for nearly 30 years. Carole is a long time supporter and volunteer at Christopher House Hospice. Kerry while not working at his job in the corrugated box business spends his free time restoring 1946 Chris Craft wooden motor boat. Both Carole and Kerry practice yoga and enjoy traveling, movies and reading.

Carole and Kerry Price purchased this house in 2000

Why Carole and Kerry Price chose Bouldin

We purchased this property because it is in a great Austin neighborhood and in the heart of town. Originally purchased as a leased rental property we decided to convert the property to a Vacation Rental property in 2010.

What makes this house unique

Our property puts you in easy reach of everything good about South Austin. Go for a run on Lake Lady Bird, have a great cup of coffee at a myriad of places, visit a uniquely Austin trailer park eatery, shop eclectic South Congress Ave and dance the night away at many local music venues.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great property, great communication with Carole. House is super clean, kitchen had a great layout and was well supplied. Carole has provided a lot of information on Austin - we know the city but great info those who don't. Loved the washer/dryer combo - made my life easy! Backyard was just great for my dog - two spaces, one small for quick outside trips, one large to run off the energy! If you know Austin, you know this is an unbeatable location. Easy walk to 1st street and the food trucks. Very short drive to SOCO and Zilker area. The weather was super hot (100 degrees) but the house has abundant ceiling fans and cold a/c! Thanks Carole - I will rent again.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Sealy Posturpedic., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fenced Back Yard ipod/phone docking station and speaker system.

Reviews

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Sweet & comfortable 2/1 Bouldin home.Walk to food trailers,Zilker/Barton Springs
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5

Awesome place! Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Hill House is a great place! The home was just the right size and clean. I loved having the fenced in yard for my little dog. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The location is perfect. I was able to walk to the food trucks on 1st and it is only a 10 minute walk to Congress, plus I felt very safe. I also walked to Zilker Park, although about 30 minutes it was pleasant and easy. There is great music at El Mercado, 2 blocks away as well as the Continental Club on South Congress. I even rode the bus to downtown. It costs $2.50 for a 24 pass and you can catch the #10 on 1st. The driveway is steep!! But if you go slow it is no problem. Carole and Kerry were awesome, quickly responded to questions and close by if you need help with anything. I hope to be back!! I totally recommend Hill House. Thanks Carole and Kerry!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words.We loved having you and the pup, please visit us next winter!
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5

Just perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for our stay in Austin and in a great location! The kitchen was very well equipped and the house was immaculate. The backyard was a great space for us to hang out at night with the dog after a busy day in the city.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston
5

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5

You really cannot get a better location in Austin! We had a blast, the hosts were great and easy to get a hold of and we really enjoyed the house!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Marys, Ontario, Canada
5

Wonderful Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Kate and I have been taking long stays in Austin in February for several years now. We usually stay in the South Congress area (Bouldin or Travis Heights). The "Hill House" is by far the best place we've ever found and we look forward to visiting again next year.

This two bedroom/one bath cottage has enough space for us and room for guests to visit during our stay. It's well appointed with all the conveniences one might ever want. The back yard is great for our pet cat to explore and the large vacant lot behind the house (which belongs to Carol and Kerry) provides even more space for her to explore. The steep driveway is an adventure too, but difficult to walk.

Carol and Kerry are kind and attentive land lords who were there to help/cat sit when we were called away for a family emergency. And the location -- all of Bouldin is great (a mix of worker cottages like this house and California modernism in-fill) but here you're just a short walk to the El Mercado (yes we did see Bill Kirchen at Mystery Mondays), food trucks and fine dining (e.g. Sway) on S 1st, a short bike ride to Guero's and the Continental Club on South Congress, or to ABGB on Oltorf for some Sunday afternoon dancing, or to the Saxon Pub on South Lamar, or to Lady Bird Lake where you can explore the trails (find the "Beltway" and learn about Texas music) and seek out the "Sacred Waters of Barton Springs" in Zilker Park.

We would not hesitate to recommend Carol & Kerry, this property or others they offer "Under the Texan Sun" to those looking for an Austin adventure.

Ps. we like to visit in the weeks before SXSW. The city and the rents go crazy during the festival. Austin can be cool in February, but there's no snow to shovel!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy bungalow in the heart of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Walkable & friendly neighborhood with the best hosts. The house is well appointed with plenty of seating on the cozy couch and outdoor areas. We had two adults, a one-year old and our little terrier in the Hill House and felt it was a perfect little getaway for our family. There was a cold snap during our stay - Carole and Kerry were always quick to message with updates on the weather. The house is nicely outfitted for kiddos with a few toys and the cold nights turned into family Yahtzee as board games and video entertainment are quickly accessible if you're not up for walking to the many eateries surrounding the area. If you don't book the Hill House, that will just leave more nights for us to stay there :).

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

My family is not from the area and they all raved about this sweet little house! We used it for 2 nights and it also served as our meeting point since it was so close to our wedding venue. It had ever amenity we could need. Carole was fantastic and so responsive and helpful. It was just so nice to work with her.

-Check in and check out was a breeze. We also got some flexibility because of our situation and it was so nice to have.

-There was plenty of street parking since the driveway was only meant for a single car.

-Clear and easy directions to follow when checking out

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Walk to ACL, Butler Water Park, Barton Springs Pool 1.5 miles away.

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 15.0%

Taxes apply only to stays under 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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