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Downtown Gem. Dogs welcome. 30 day lease only. $0.99 lease break fee.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, living and living/dining area openly connected, with plenty of parking on property. 2 bicycles available.

Queen beds with memory foam mattresses. Large closets in each room. Large televisions in all bedrooms and in living room with cable and premium channels so you will not miss Game of Thrones . Gas stove and oven. Plates and silverware. Washroom with washing machine and gas dryer. Computer and printer with wifi (Google fiber 1gps)

Kitchen is equipped with coffee makers, toaster, microwave, blender, pot and pans. Kitchen table seats six.

Living area has full size couch, love seat, and one chair.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Alan

My name is Alan and I am a true Austinite. Artist, photographer and of course a musician, (classical violin and guitar) I attended parochial school here in Austin, Then moved on to the School of my Grandfather,and Father. The University of Texas here in Austin Tx.

Alan purchased this house in 1950

Why Alan chose Bouldin

A family owned property from one of Austins first settling families.

You can't get any closer to the middle of it all. Any and all convention or music. Next to down town. Next to ACL fest. Next to Auditorium Shores. Next to Town Lake(Lady Bird Lake). Next to the Long Center, the Palmer Center, Zilker park, Congress Ave. That is all less than a mile away. Sixth ST, the Capitol, the Convention Center, the Warehouse district, Whole Foods (HQ and store) The list goes on and on, and all just one mile away.

What makes this house unique

The property backs up to the Green belt with hiking trails and a dry (sometimes wet) creek, . Less than a mile and walk-able to an abundance of restaurants all with outdoor patios and some with live music. The famous Saxon Pub is just a mile away with great live music every single night ( Always a good place to spot celebrities ). The world famous Continental Club also a mile away. But wait! There's more. The mother ship of over priced veggies, Whole Foods is only one mile away.


Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath towels, bar soap, shampoo, hand towels, wash cloths, toilet paper, first aid, hair dryer, lady stuff all provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , room for twin bed, tv, walkin closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , tv large closet
  • Bedrooms all have large flat screen TVs, Hardwood floors, plenty of closet space, four drawer chests, night stand and lamps as well as ceiling fans with light. The larger bedroom has a window unit for extra cooling.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Downtown Gem. Dogs welcome. 30 day lease only. $0.99 lease break fee.
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Great location and cozy house!

  • 4 of 5

Warm Austin feel. Owner was helpful and seemed to think of everything. Will definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Perrysburg, Oh

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Austin, the house is located in a great location. Alan is a great host and allowed us to bring our small dogs along. We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great place. Close to everything in Austin. Most you can walk to. Great neighborhood. Alan was a good host and provided everything we needed. Will stay there again.

Michael and Jill

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Dirty, poor maintenence and security concerns

  • 2 of 5

Let's start with the good things. We liked the location. Close to restaurants, downtown and the greenway, but also quiet and neighborhood-like. The house is actually kind of charming if you can get past the cleanliness and maintenance issues. Beds were comfortable. Alan communicated proactively before our arrival and promptly processed our security deposit.

On the negative side, the pictures far over-state the condition of the home. It is an old house (which is normally great for us), but is suffering from lack of maintenance and poor cleaning. The bathtub was both dirty and had grout mold. The toilet and bathroom sink was not clean. Surfaces and floors were barely clean. The cute front porch was covered in leaves, debris, and a dirty towel. We had to totally clean the bathroom and porch upon arrival. Alan let us know that he is cleaning the place instead of using professional cleaners and that explained a lot. I recommended that he go back to a professional cleaning crew.

I was also concerned about security. The front door lock is an internal lock (not an exterior door lock) and it worked poorly. The side door (main door) did have a proper lock, but I speculate that the code was not updated between visitors.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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East Moline, IL

Great location to walk Austin!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at this house and it really met our needs. Two large bedrooms, nice open floor plan, Google Fiber for TV and WiFi, kitchen and bath with all the needs met. The neighborhood is great, almost always people out walking, running, and biking, and we had plenty of off-street parking. We walked to restaurants and food trucks on Barton Springs Road, SoCo, 1st Street, and also to the Statesman Bridge to watch the bats, plus across the river to the capital. We left our little dog at the house when she was tired of walking and she was really comfortable on Alan's couches. I enjoyed the Keurig for morning coffee. We had fun, look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - Can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Alan is very friendly and helpful. House is exactly as described. We loved it, very comfortable, superb location. Highly recommend it. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Barton Springs Pool
One mile away. A must for any fresh water swimmer and outdoors man/woman.
Texas State Capitol
I go every couple years because it's fun. And I was born and live here
Zilker Park
One mile away. Easy walk. A staple of Austin
Whole Foods Market - Lamar
The mother ship and HQ of Whole Foods. You can dine there too. Easy walk 1 mile
Too much awesomeness
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Easy walk 1 mile
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Blocks from the house. wonderful walk next to our lake and downtown. less than a quarter mile
Continental Club
Another staple of Austins live music sceen
6th Street
Our version on Bourbon Street
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
Easy walk. An awe inspiring spectacle
South Congress Avenue
One mile walk to dining and shopping, with a little music
Home Slice Pizza
Good Good Good. Prepare to wait in line
LONG line, but really good burgers
Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz
See a movie and drink a beer and eat. Absolutely no cell phones.
Guero's Taco Bar
One of South Austins favorite restaurants, moved into an old feed store and its amazing
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Love this Museum
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
This venue is state of the art
Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe
Just down the street and a favorite of all.
Austin Convention Center
One mile away, Easy walk
Good coffee, but the graffiti on the side of the building is a must for lovers to take a pic...
Central Market
H.E.B.s (grocery chain) version of Whole Foods. I like it, but not close
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Just down the street.
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Easy walk. Good food $$$$
Texas State Capitol
I go every couple years because it's fun. And I was born and live here
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Easy walk. Just down the road next to Zilker Park
The Saxon Pub
My fav bar in Austin. Live music every single night. I get my mail sent here.
Odd Duck
one of the top restaurants in the nation. 1 mile away
Be prepared to wait for the best sushi in Austin. 1 mile away. You will probably see a celeb...
Chuy's Restaurant
An Austin staple of tex-mex. On restaurant row, on Barton Springs. This is where the Bush tw...
Shady Grove
Restaurant Row. Easy walk. less than a mile
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Blocks from the house. wonderful walk next to our lake and downtown. less than a quarter mile
Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Barton Springs Saloon
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Butler Pitch and Put
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
Austin Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
IH35 or Mopac Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
El Alma
Car: recommended

Bouldin Creek, located on the other side of the lake from downtown Austin. The historic nature of the neighborhood and eccentricity of its residents mean it will always be a little bit different. For those who doubt the 'weirdness' of South Austin, look no further.

Our home is on 3/4 of an acre surrounded by live oak trees, with two side wooded areas. The neighbors are a few lots over from the house, they will not be right next to you. The house is also up from the street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%


All event bookings must be paid immediately upon reservation. NO REFUND on event bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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