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Zilker, Downtown Austin view

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Casita with downtown Austin view!

Modern, nicely decorated casita, our guest house, 1 BR, 1.5 bath in the heart of the Zilker neighborhood, walking distance to restaurants and downtown. Highlight is a terrace with fabulous downtown view. It is very private, set in the back of our spacious property. A great place to vacation and enjoy Austin. Quiet neighborhood where everyone knows each other. Perfect place to make home base while exploring Austin. Close to Zilker Park where ACL is held, downtown and famous South Congress district are also nearby.


Owner
Susana
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Susana

This is our guest house, newly constructed this year. It is in a setting where guests can enjoy privacy. The Zilker neighborhood is a very interactive place where neighbors know each other, take walks, ride bikes. We want to maintain the family oriented environment, and ask our guests to respect the neighborhood. No parties please.

Susana purchased this house in 2013

Why Susana chose Austin

We live in the heart of Austin, a vibrant city with much to offer. We are within walking distance of numerous restaurants, the hike and bike trails, Zilker Park (short walk to ACL!) and shopping. It is perfect place to stay when coming in for ACL, SXSW, Film Festival, Austin Kite Festival, UT football games, XGames. It's a walk or short taxi ride from downtown and UT.

What makes this house unique

The guest house is newly constructed. The best feature is the incredible downtown view.

City of Austin STR License OL 2013 124632

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gibsons
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Butler Pitch and Putt
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Uchi
Car: recommended

Jog or bike on Lady Bird Lake trails or rent a canoe. Nearby restaurants include Shady Grove (family friendly local place which often has live music), Austin Java, Uncle Billy's BBQ and microbrewery, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Baby A's Tex-Mex (home of the purple margarita), Daily Juice and Flipnotics Coffee.

Head east a few blocks to shop in the nearby South Congress (SoCo) district. Find thrift stores, vintage shops, a costume store, candy store, antique and clothing stores, etc. Grab a pizza at Homeslice, relax at Sunday brunch at South Congress Cafe or the Woodland, enjoy Italian at the delicious Vespaio Restaruant, see a local band at the Continental Club, play a round of mini-golf at Peter Pan Golf (walking distance), or check out a play at Zach Scott Theater (walking distance). Don't forget to stop on the S. Congress bridge and check out the bats!

South 1st Street is also a few blocks from the home and is a street lined with authentic Mexican pastry shops, antique stores, record stores, boutiques and Polvo's Mexican Restaurant.

A 5 minute drive will get you to the heart of downtown where you can visit the world famous 6th Street, home of wall-to-wall bars and live music every night of the week. Visit the new 2nd Street Shopping District to catch a movie and shop local boutiques as well as high-end specialty stores. There are dozens of cafes, coffee houses, bars and restaurants to suit every taste imaginable. If you would like a tour of downtown Austin, hop aboard the Austin Duck Tour which is a boat-on-wheels! The tour guide will fill you in on Austin history while driving you around the downtown area and ultimately into the lake for a quick boat ride near Hula Hut and Mozart's Coffeehouse before returning you to your original destination.

Looking for a 24-hour eatery? Check out Magnolia Cafe or Kerby Lane Cafe.

Amenities

Zilker 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: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Additional queen sized air mattress in closet
  • Open floor plan
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Jog or bike on Lady Bird Lake trails or rent a canoe. Nearby restaurants include Shady Grove (family friendly local place which often has live music), Austin Java, Uncle Billy's BBQ and microbrew, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Baby A's Tex-Mex (home of the purple margarita), Daily Juice and Flipnotics Coffee. All of this is within walking distance! Head east a few blocks to shop in the nearby South Congress (SoCo) district. Find thrift stores, vintage shops, a costume store, candy store, antiques and homemade items, clothing stores, etc. Grab a pizza at Homeslice, relax at Sunday brunch at South Congress Cafe or the Woodland, enjoy Italtian at Vespaio Restaruant, see a local band at the Continental Club, play a round of mini-golf at Peter Pan Golf (walking distance), or check out a play at Zach Scott Theater (walking distance). Don't forget to stop on the S. Congress bridge and check out the bats! South 1st St is also nearby for shopping, Austin's famous food trailers too!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews
5

Great spot, perfect for ACL, owner touches were nice.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip, will definitely book again for our next trip to Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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5

Lovely home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a weekend trip but ended up extending our stay when Hurricane Harvey hit and we couldn't get back home!! Susana was super gracious and accommodating during this time. I couldn't think of a better place to be stuck during a hurricane!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect place to stay for a weekend. Great amenities, the most convenient location, excellent views of the city. The owner was very accommodating - will definitely be back if I make another trip to Austin!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

The backyard apartment is well updated and decorated inside. A short drive to anything in downtown.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is updated and detailed well inside. The neighborhood is good, too. The backyard is well lived in, but not representative of the condition of the rental. It's a quick walk down to the river and park areas. Susana was also kind enough to ship us an item we found out we left after we got home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

great spot, would def stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Too short a stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place, incredibly well appointed and stocked. Loved sitting upstairs looking out over the city when a thunderstorm - an incredible advantage to see the bolts of lightening. A few excellent restaurants within walking distance (like Uchi). Not far from bike rentals and great to bike to the Lady Bird Trail, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool. My only recommendation would be for a dish drain as not enough dishes to use the dishwasher and extra large towel per person

Susana very helpful host and accessible when needed although our stay was without problem

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

50% deposit required upon reservation;
$300 refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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