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Downtown! Barton Springs! Zilker! Updated!

Bedrooms 2
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Zilker 2 bed/1 bath, 840 SF. Back yard. 2 parking. Sleeps 4.

Situated in the heart of it all! This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, with a private backyard and two off-street parking spaces, is just up the hill from Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park. It's walkable to numerous restaurants and bars and close to restaurants, bars, grocery stores and entertainment venues. Everyone who has seen the home or lived here loves it. I furnished the property as if I might live there. I've been told it feels like it has that personal touch. I only do 30-day or more length rentals. Some people stay while they look for the perfect house, others visit Austin during the winters and some just come to check out our cool city for a few months. All in all, people don't want to leave. Three of my former tenants have loved it so much they've purchased homes in the neighborhood. I'm very thankful for all the wonderful people I've had the fortune of hosting! Please let me know if there's any additional information I can provide / anything I can help you with. Have a great day!


Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This is an either/or scenario. 2 twins OR a king.
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The rental agreement specifies the number of adults and children allowed to stay as guests in the unit. If a number greater than the agreed upon number or ages occurs, you will be asked to leave with no refund.


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Downtown! Barton Springs! Zilker! Updated!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our two month stay at this super cute house in Zilker. Ole, the owner, was very easy to work with and prompt with replies. We loved the location in Austin- so close to downtown, fantastic restaurants in 78704, ease to the main roads, etc... The new downtown library, Zilker park, cultural events at the Long and Parmer centers and mothership of all Whole Foods are very near. We are avid runners and walkers and loved the Zilker neighborhood and close proximity to the Lady Bird Lake Trail. Ole has really thought of everything with a good selection of pots and pans, linens, silverware, starter set of toiletries, ziplock bags, garbage bags, etc... We would for sure recommend this property! Ole- thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Fun on Ford Street

  • 5 of 5

Really cute house in one of the neatest streets in Austin. Ole was extremely responsive and friendly. Great parks nearby and close to limitless fun on S. Lamar. We definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

I'm a travel nurse, and my roommate and I loved living here during our 15 week assignment in Austin. The house was very clean and looked just as advertised in the pictures. Great location. Ole was always available for any questions or concerns that we had during our stay. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Ideal Austin base

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great property manager!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Fantastic location, well-stocked and great communication

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Ole, Owner/Agent, Realty Austin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Ole, Owner/Agent, Realty Austin

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, Owner/Agent, Realty Austin purchased this house in 2004

Why Ole, Owner/Agent, Realty Austin chose Zilker

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!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location!! Neighborhood market, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, Hike & Bike Trail, restaurants galore, entertainment, super markets and so on...


Barton Springs Pool
"Gorgeous, famous, refreshing and just down the hill!"
Zilker Park
"Enjoy the park, the Hike & Bike Trail, or just sunning yourself or laying under the trees."
Whole Foods Market - Lamar
"Everyone who visits Whole Foods for the first time RAVES about it. There is regular shopping..."
Texas State Capitol
"A very interesting tour! I particularly enjoyed when a little boy visitor asked if Texas was..."
Stubb's Bar-B-Q
"An old Austin favorite for eating BBQ and watching music."
Guero's Taco Bar
"I go here often and love the environment. I think the food is on the "good" vs. "great" cate..."
University of Texas at Austin
"Austinites love their longhorns! I don't really know how to rate the tours, but if you want ..."
Magnolia Cafe South
"Really nice, all around food and open 24/7. An old Austin favorite..."
"If you're interested, you probably know all about SXSW. My favorite thing is the movies! But..."
Continental Club
"Just don't look at the dirty ceiling corners and this is a true, traditional Austin music ve..."
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
"The heap of bats don't fly all year round or every night but, if you catch it on a good nigh..."
South Congress Avenue
"There is so much to do on S. Congress. From antiquing, dining, live music and a well-stocked..."
Home Slice Pizza
"As I understand it, the owner moved to Brooklyn for six months to a year to learn to make a ..."
6th Street
"6th Street is not for me but here's what I can tell you. It's great fun to walk down the str..."
Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz
"The Alamo Drafthouse is, hands down, one of my favorite things to do in Austin. Get there ea..."
Amy's Ice Cream
"Go local and check out some fun flavors."
Waterloo Records
"If you like CD's, this "record" store is inspiring."
Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe
"Veggie yummy-ness and a great place to hang outside."
South Congress Cafe
"Check out the menu - My guess is you'll enjoy it! Expect a wait, however."
Kerbey Lane Cafe
"Along with Magnolia Cafe, a 24-7 Austin standby... I learned to get the Kerbey Scramble with..."
Austin City Limits Music Festival
"Zilker is THE place to be for this fabulous music festival!!"
Torchy's Tacos
"Fun and festive tacos with an non-traditional variety!"
Chuy's Restaurant
"An old Austin favorite."
"Many people find this place worth a LONG wait in line. I've only done it once and I wasn't t..."
Shady Grove
"Old Austin style restaurant with good, basic food and the ability to drink cold drinks under..."
Black Sheep Lodge
"A local favorite with a great beer selection. Within walking distance of this condo."
Zilker Botanical Garden
"I don't go often but hear it's fabulous!!"
Gibson Bar
"A nice bar right next to Luke's Hide Out, an awesome trailer truck for food!"
Lick Ice Cream
"A fantastic twist on Farm to Market cuisine. I never would have thought goat cheese, thyme a..."
Flipnotics Coffeespace -- CLOSED
"Within walking distance of the property, you can visit this old Austin coffee shop. Check ou..."
"A good place for serious indulging... and possibly putting on a pound or two!"
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Austin Bergstrom (AUS)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
All around
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
MoPac (Highway 1)
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
All around

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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