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Tranquil S Austin Gem with Comfy Beds, Big Yard, Close to Downtown

South Austin, Austin, TX, USA
  • House1672 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

3 Beds / 2 Full Baths and Sleeps 8- Designed for Comfort and Entertaining

Located a few miles from South Congress, South Lamar, and downtown, this spacious South Austin home is designed for entertaining visitors of all ages as well as their beloved four-legged friends. The property is located near the South Austin intersection of William Cannon and Manchaca which is a short drive away from downtown along with many uniquely Austin restaurants, food trailers, shops, parks, and more. It allows visitors to experience Austin's creative and 'weird' landscape while maintaining a feeling of coziness that makes everyone feel welcome.

The one story home has 3 bedrooms including a comfy king bed in the master, a queen bed and twin day bed in the 2nd bedroom, and a queen bed in the 3rd bedroom. We also provide an automatic queen air mattress and extra linens. There are 2 full baths and double vanities in the master. The master suite is recently renovated providing a modern and tranquil escape that wouldn't be complete without a bubble bath in the new large soaking tub. The kitchen is fully furnished and great for amateur or wannabe chefs who want to save a few dollars and make meals at home. Most importantly the large back yard provides a private oasis perfect for a cup of joe on the patio, reading a book in the hammock, playing a game of horse shoes, or enjoying time with family and pets. Whether you're coming to Austin for a long weekend or for work, you'll find everything you need for the whole family to feel right at home!


Chelsea Fribourg

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Chelsea Fribourg

We are a young and energetic couple with big dreams to make an impact in the world. We are originally from the Dallas area but moved back to our old college stomping grounds a few years after graduating from UT and TX State. We just had our first baby in January 2017, a beautiful girl named Etta. We take great pride in our first home and hope all who visit find it cozy, clean, and fun!!!

Chelsea Fribourg purchased this House in 2008

Why Chelsea Fribourg chose Southwest Austin

Austin is the kind of place that grabs your heart and soul and never lets go. It's where we first met in college and fell in love with all the outdoor activities, live music, good food, beautiful art, and friendly/talented/open-minded people. We knew this was the place we wanted to call home and hopefully raise a family one day. Now that dream is coming true!

What makes this House unique

Take one step out the back door and you'll quickly see why this property stole our hearts. As outdoor and pet lovers we saw an oasis in the back yard filled with lots of trees and space, including a hammock and horseshoe pit. Sit on the patio and enjoy a cup of joe while you watch the big Texas sky turn colors morning and night. Keep a watchful eye for doves, blue jays, cardinals, and playful squirrels in the morning and listen closely for owls that sometimes visit under the starry night sky. The back yard is our favorite 'room' in the house and provides a peaceful place for relaxing or fun including horse shoes, hula hoops, frisbees, croquet, and catch (all game equipment included in the garage). We also love the open layout of the living and kitchen areas that allow us to talk and laugh with friends without anyone feeling secluded or left out. All the natural light that comes in from the back yard windows leaves us with a feeling of warmth and happiness.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
      • All bedrooms are cozy with comfortable mattresses, extra pillows and clean sheets. The large L-shaped living room couch can sleep at least 1 adult or 2 kids comfortably. An automatic queen air mattress is also available in the front room closet with extra linens and pillows.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • The large master bathroom was completely renovated in January 2013 with new lighting, floors, vanities, toilet, and a natural stone shower with soaking tub combo. The spare bathroom is also spacious with great water pressure in the shower and plenty of room for multiple people to use the mirror.

      Location Type

        • Town
          Located in a family and pet friendly south Austin neighborhood with a large back yard. Lots of unique restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, and festivals nearby.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      High speed Wi-Fi included but no computers.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New central air conditioning unit cools the entire home with ceiling fans located in all bedrooms, the living room, and dining room.
                    • Fireplace
                      There is a gas fireplace located in the main living area.
                    • Garage
                      Attached two-car garage with entrance to laundry/kitchen. A garage door opener is included for your convenience during your stay.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      New central heating installed for the entire home in 2014 with an extra space heater available.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Private dryer on premises in the laundry room. Dryer sheets (to prevent static) are included.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are provided including 3 extra sets of queen sheets and pillow cases. Every bed has 4 standard sized pillows with 6 extra pillows and blankets in the 3rd bedroom closet.
                    • Living Room
                      Living room comfortably seats up to 6 people on couches, 4 spaces with leg rests. Ottoman with removeable leather top provides a great space for drinks, food, and games with floor pillows.
                    • Parking
                      Two-car garage and open driveway provide parking for 6 cars with extra parking available on the street.
                    • Towels Provided
                      All towels are provided including bath towels, wash cloths, beach towels, and hand towels for the kitchen.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Private washing machine on premises in the laundry room. Detergent included.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Standard 12-cup coffee maker, filters, grinder, sugar, and local Austin coffee included.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Detergent included with rental. Most utensils are dishwasher safe however please hand wash all cutting knives and pots/pans to maintain their quality.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Includes two fridges and ice maker, gas stove with griddle top and oven, dish washer, and new quartz counter tops.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Matching place settings for 8 but can serve 12-15 with extras. Also includes knife block, blender, crock pot, panini grill, fondue set, fryer, magic bullet, salad spinner, tupperware, and more.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Fully stocked spice cabinet allows guests to cook all types of cuisines from Italian to Indian. Flour, sugar, cooking oils, and other small pantry items also included.
                        • Refrigerator
                          The kitchen fridge has a filtered water dispenser and ice maker. There is also a second fridge in the laundry room for extra food and drink storage.
                        • Stove
                          Chef quality gas stove and griddle top is great for cooking. There is also a warming drawer below the oven that will keep any dish toasty if guests aren't ready as fast as the food.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The open dining room sits between the kitchen and living areas and seats up to 6 people currently but you can seat 8 with the extra leaflets stored in the entry closet.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Nursery has several children's books and there is a random assortment of business, travel, and fiction stories to enjoy in the entry coat closet..
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Scattegories Catch Phrase Monopoly Puzzles
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Living room includes a flat screen HDTV with cable. Master bedroom also has cable but no guide channel or DVR. 2 spare rooms have TVs with consoles for games or DVDs.
                                • Television
                                  Living room has flat screen HDTV with cable and HDMI connection. Master bedroom has flat screen TV with antenna for major networks . Other bedrooms have a TV w/ DVD/VHS and a drawer full of movies.
                                • Toys
                                  Magnetic darts, hula hoops, and game balls (soccer, football, basketball) included for the older kids. Nursery has some toys and books for infants.
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      3 blow-up river tubes and 1 blow-up river cooler, 2 pool floats, 3 pairs of goggles, and 1 noodle included in the garage.


                                        • limited accessibility
                                          All entrances to the house include a small step up into the doorway making it difficult for a wheelchair to enter. However once inside the house is open with hard wood in the main living/kitchen areas and tile in the master that is all wheel-chair accessible.


                                            • museums
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • bird watching
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hiking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          65 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          House was clean, comfy and decorated for Christmas. Perfect space and yard for our family.

                                                          Jill D.

                                                          Updated appliances, nice large bathrooms and everything we needed. Our son who lives in Austin had started a new job and had limited time off. House offered a perfect solution allowing our family a great place to be together. The owners could not have been nicer with helpful information and making sure we were comfortable. Highly recommend. We would rent it again.

                                                          This is a beautiful home with a huge back yard. This home was perfect for our family.

                                                          Billy B.

                                                          Everything about our stay at this home was perfect. The owners were very helpful when I had questions and quick to respond. The house and backyard are huge which made the stay even more comfortable.

                                                          Wonderful, comfortable, updated home in South Austin

                                                          Rob H.Houston, Texas

                                                          Beautiful, updated interiors with a fantastic backyard. We enjoyed our stay and felt right at home. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

                                                          Comfortable stay

                                                          Jeff S.Westminster, MD

                                                          We had a comfortable 4 week stay! Thanks!

                                                          great little house, great location

                                                          A guest from Irving, TXIrving, TX

                                                          We (one adult with 3 teens) rented this home for three weeks, and it was perfect for our needs. Clean, well equipped, and nicely furnished. The street and neighbors were quiet. The yard is even nicer than the pictures. The owners were friendly and accommodating. My only critique is that the hall lights were all burned out. I would definitely rent this again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Laura, we are sorry to hear the hall light burnt out during your extended stay. There is only one light so it's definitely dark without it. The light bulb has been replaced along with a couple others that we also noticed were burnt out after your stay. It seems like when one goes, a few more are always right behind. :) We strive to respond to any issues quickly and would have been happy to replace it during your stay if we had known sooner. Glad to hear you still enjoyed the home and had everything you needed for a comfortable long visit.

                                                          Lovely home!

                                                          Kinsi S.

                                                          We stayed here as part of a family reunion over the holidays. It was such a comfortable, nice space to spend together. The kids loved the backyard, TV options, and games available. And the adults appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and comfortable beds! Chelsea made everything super easy and was very responsive throughout the whole process. We would definitely stay here again!


                                                          South Austin, Austin, TX, USA

                                                          What's not to love about Austin?!?! The music is abundant, the food is delicious, the scenery is beautiful, the art is unique, and most of all the people are welcoming! Known as the live music capital of the world, you can find events like SXSW (March) and ACL (October) only 15 minutes away. Don't waste your time on chain stores or restaurants... there are many uniquely Austin shops, eats, and treats right at your fingertips.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          CANCELLATION POLICY – Once reservation is confirmed, cancellations prior to 60 days of check-in date will result in a full refund minus a $100 transaction fee. Cancellations within 60-30 days of the check-in date will result in a 50% refund of all monies received unless we are able to re-book the reservation (in which case the $100 transaction fee still applies). Cancellations within 30 days of the check-in date will not be refunded.

                                                          65 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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