|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
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This is a well-loved 2 bedroom, 1 bath property with a private backyard with two off-street parking spaces. Everyone who has seen the home or lived there seems to love it. I furnished the property as if I might live there so I hope that it feels like it has a personal touch to people. I only do month-long rentals. Some people stay while they look for the perfect house, others visit Austin during the winters and some just come to check it out for a few months. I'm very thankful for all the wonderful people I've had the fortune of hosting! Please let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
I came to Austin to get my MBA at UT and, while I can't say I never left (I did - I was in Chicago and then Europe for three years), I am happy to say Austin has been home since 2004. I'm a Realtor so feel free to ask me any questions you have about our fair city and I'll do my best to answer.
Ole purchased this house in 2004
This was the first home I ever bought and the exact neighborhood I wanted. After work, I would peruse the streets regularly for new For Sale signs. I grabbed the property before it ever went on the market. Now that I'm a Realtor, I know how lucky I was!
Location, location, location!! Neighborhood market, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, Hike & Bike Trail, restaurants galore, entertainment, super markets and so on...
This is a great property, in a great location, and Ole is a great owner.
We moved from Australia to Austin in Nov 2016 and stayed here for a month, using it as a base to start our new life. And our experience couldn't have been better.
Before we arrived, Ole was responsive, accommodating and helpful, answering all our questions, which continued throughout our stay. Ole greeted us at the house on the first day, and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed to settle into Austin.
The location is fantastic with great coffee, food and music all within walking distance. There are several buses on Lamar that can take you downtown or across town, and everything is within easy cycling distance.
The house itself is comfortable, warm and easy to relax in. If you can resist the temptation of nearby restaurants and cafes and want to self-cater, the kitchen is fully equipped and easy to work in. The main bedroom is large, the bed comfortable and there is abundant closet space. There's also a desk, so it's easy to set up for work and be comfortable.
The internet connection was reliable and fast - Google Fiber.
There were two problems in the house during our stay - a faulty toaster, and a problem with a fan - and Ole dealt with both quickly and without any inconvenience.
The house and Ole stand head and shoulders above other holiday lets.
We have no hesitation in recommending a stay here.
This is a great little house in Zilker, a charming neighborhood in the heart of Austin. Uchi, Barlata, the Austin Beer Garden and Brown's BBQ -- there are more great restaurants just down the street than I can list! Ole is a terrific host, helpful and accommodating. The listing description is accurate, as the property is well maintained, and the air conditioning is great -- a must for Austin summers! I would definitely recommend this listing to friends and relatives.
We had a great time staying at Ole's property in South Austin. We stayed for 6 weeks and loved the location and it was the best stocked airbnb we've ever stayed in. Would absolutely stay here again.
We leave the north this time of year so we can get outside and walk every day. Austin is a perfect destination for this and we easily found a different place to walk for a couple of hours every afternoon. This house is in a great residential neighborhood which was easy to navigate, close to downtown and to Zilker Park and still close to highways to get us out of town for a couple of state park visits and hikes in the surrounding counties.
Shopping at the downtown Whole Foods and a free concert at Waterloo Records across the street made for a great afternoon's entertainment. And there are amazing restaurants, too numerous to count, nearby as well. I'd recommend Green Pastures for brunch but I believe it closed for renovations after Valentine's day.
The house has everything that you might need for a short or a long visit. I especially loved the amazing closets in the bedrooms that made such short work of moving in. And Google Fiber - oh well - it was just the thing for me as I still work when we travel and need good internet access every day.
If we are able to come back to Austin next year we will definitely check on the availability of this house. Sandy and Richard, Vermont
Ford Street was the perfect property, the perfect location, and the perfect house for our lengthy stay in Austin. Ole met and exceeded expectations as our host. I completely agree with all other reviewers. We will return when we next need a 30-day rental -- just wish shorter stays were available as we travel to Austin at least three times a year but not always for a month.
This was our 5th Home Away rental and the one we have enjoyed the most. The neighborhood is great, we could walk or bike or take the bus to anywhere downtown, and the house was set up so well that we never lacked for anything.
The house was even better than the description. There is a huge amount of closet space, the layout works really well and it is great to have off street parking. We used the backyard every day the weather permitted..happily shelling pecans from our own tree. The appliances were very nice, we had blazing fast internet along with roku, cable and dvr and the house is amazingly well equipped.
The owner was the best, too. All of the information we needed was emailed to us in advance and a paper copy was waiting in the house. Ole was incredibly accommodating when we ended up arriving early and staying longer than we had originally planned. She answered any questions promptly and was always helpful.
The neighborhood is great for walking and it's an easy stroll down to Zilker, Uncle Billy's and Barton Springs Pool. Cross Lamar and there is Thai Fresh and ABGB, and the library. The bus stop is just a few blocks away and we often took the bus downtown to concerts or basketball games and all during SXSW so we never had to find parking.
We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a truly great place to stay in Austin.
78704 is considered one of the most walkable zip codes in Austin and Zilker has the added bonus of being right next to Zilker Park and Barton Springs pool… two major Austin destinations.
This location is within walking distance to:
Zilker Park…. i.e. Austin City Music Festival, Blues on the Green, Austin's Ladybird Lake Hike & Bike Trail
Barton Springs - an Austin treasure / natural spring pool that's a great way to beat the heat or get some laps in. Barton Springs is considered a magical / holy place by many.
Eating establishments all along Barton Springs… restaurants such as Chuy's and Austin Java. During the summers, Shady Grove hosts 'Unplugged at the Grove' (different bands outdoors) on Thursdays.
While many will choose to hop in a car to head downtown, Whole Foods, for example, is completely within walking distance of this location. Whole Foods is a hot Austin destination is well. Not only is it a grocery store, but there are an abundance of ready-made and made-on-the-spot foods for different mealtimes and snacks. Can you say gelato? Ah….
Along S. Lamar you'll find:
Numerous restaurants, such as Uchi for sushi, Olivia's (which has made numerous local and national foodie lists) and the Black Sheep (also a great place for beer selections)
The Saxon Pub, a long-term, well-known establishment for music
Shopping of all kinds (home decor, clothing, some vintage.)
A local elementary school and local park basketball court, playground, and tennis courts
Venture out a bit further to S. 1st and S. Congress for more:
Restaurants , some examples are Guero's, Vespaio and S. Congress Cafe
Entertainment venues like the Continental Club and Continental Club Gallery
Austin's favorite coffee shop... Jo's
Like S. Lamar, shopping galore… Shopping such as:
Antiques, collectibles and vintage items at the internationally known (and packed to the gills) Uncommon Objects
Vintage and new clothing
Hotel San Jose sitting snack and sip area by the pool
Zilker has easy access to MoPac freeway and I35, Ben White (290/71) and 360/Bee Caves are a short distance from Zilker.
Another thing I love about this location is just walking through the neighborhood and viewing the established pecan and oak trees, old 40's bungalows and 50's small ranchers and new architecture that's popping up. It's a great place to walk your dog, for example.
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.