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Penthouse- ADVENTURE across the street. PARK VIEWS -CRAZY fun and easy downtown

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Tranquil Treetop Escape - Experience all Austin has to offer.

ACL 2nd weekend NOW AVAILABLE. 1 block to front gate!!!! Costa Rican inspired luxury- Panoramic Zilker Park VIEWS. Excellence in Austin. Penthouse atmosphere perched cliff-side in the trees overlooking Austin's own Central Park. Enjoy being so close to downtown AND have Barton Springs Pool /Park and the River as good as in your front yard. UNSURPASSED LOCATION. **Rates are based on a PER PERSON basis. Please be sure to enter the correct number of guests for an accurate quote and invoice. Zilker Park is 365 amazing acres, ABSOLUTELY across the street. This property has been a bridal party destination for multiple guests. ************** Please inquire for Holiday/special event rates (March 8-20) and minimums ********* The first thing you will see as you walk into your living space is 3 sets of french doors opening to incredible views of Zilker Park. Wrap around HUGE DECK and an enormous picture window enhance your experience of the beautiful Park. The back entrance to Barton Springs Pool is literally just 379 steps away. You can see it from the balcony. We have UNRIVALED IMMEDIATE ACCESS to Lady Bird Lake and 10 miles of hike and bike trail surrounding the lake. This is Austin’s social hub for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. You are walking distance to so many of Austin's finest iconic restaurants, bars and Alamo Drafthouse theater. Unlauff Sculpture Garden is half a block away. This property captures the true essence of the park by bringing the outdoors into your living space. In the morning or evening, with the 3 french doors open, the breeze is spectacular. The space offers a tranquil setting embodied by all natural materials including cedar ceilings, wood and limestone counters, and a solid granite kitchen sink. 2nd living room is luxurious and peaceful with a 70" TV if a game or movie is in order. It doubles as a bunk room for large parties. Bathrooms boast pristine white stucco with sparkling Quartz rock flooring. This property is the complete upper level of a luxury duplex with street level entrance. and built in the 1960s by a local famous architect AD Stenger. Designed to be a perfect romantic getaway for two or a vibrant family gathering.

Youtube has a great video to show you what all the hub bub is about across the street...... enter "Barton Springs Pool" and the Day Tripper video shows you the real deal. :) (this site doesn't allow posts directly to the link-sorry) .

************ PLEASE is licensed for 10 Maximum guests... **** This property has a City of Austin Licenses and comply with all code requirements. ***** Rates are based on 2-4 guests. additional guest fees per night apply. Pet fee per night $50.00 with additional cleaning fee. Pets and all overnight guests must be registered, no exceptions. .... HOLIDAY AND SPECIAL EVENT PRICING PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. ACL, Formula One, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Mother's day and Father's day, Labor day, Halloween weekends have a minimum night stay at a holiday rate. please inquire if not yet posted in rates schedule. .For SXSW rates March 8-20th please INQUIRE. . Check out Zen Zilker Park on Facebook. *** No parties***. This property complies with all City Ordinances: City Code Section 25-5-511 Dwelling Unit Occupancy Limit, and noise, party and gathering ordinances which can be found below. These codes are applicable to all short term rentals in the city of Austin regardless of number of bedrooms or square footage.

**4th of July 2018 booking may be subject to up charge if Friday and Saturday is not included in stay

Our operating license is #V00000914555

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Bright Mediterranean inspired design
  • Wake up to the weather channel in the spa-like master suite vanity area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet
    Master Suite - 1 king , Double sinks, coffee bar, walk-in closet, and 2 balconies
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , See special notes for description of this bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 2nd Livingroom/bunk room has 52" TV . for MOVIES /Lounging!
  • The large Master suite sanctuary treats you to a king oversized low platform bed providing a unique high end/exotic atmosphere. Succumb to the luxury of coffee/tea or cocoa in bed with the private wet bar and Keurig system. Bedroom #2 boasts a vaulted wood ceiling and exotic canopy bed. Third bedroom is small but can either be a tucked away, snuggly escape just enough for two or can be transformed to be the perfectly attached nest for parents to have their little ones close. Bunk room with queen suspended bed, 2 comfortable xl twin and 1 normal twin.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
This home is an upper and lower duplex. Both units completely remodeled with the greatest attention to detail possible.


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Penthouse- ADVENTURE across the street. PARK VIEWS -CRAZY fun and easy downtown
average rating of 4.981013 based on 158 reviews

Perfect weekend getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is the cutest house I’ve ever stayed in and was in such a great location! Made breakfast and dinner at home using all of the available pots, pans, and appliances AND ate out at some of the delicious restaurants right down the road. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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Such a great trip!

  • 5 of 5

Lisa went above and beyond to make our stay special. The house was beautiful! we had such a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 ladies and this house more than enough room for everyone. Location was close to downtown, water, and restaurants!

Lisa went out of her way to make our friends 40th special by picking up balloons and doing a little decorating.

Lisa was always available via text or a phone call!

Thank you Lisa!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheboygan, WI

Wonderful home for groups!

  • 5 of 5

WE had brought a group of 10 down to Austin for a reunion of sorts and this place suited our needs perfectly. The house is beautiful, the view is fantastic, the location is great. Our favorite part was being able to bike in the city, walk around all day in the August Austin heat and than just walk over to the Springs to cool down! The open living room and kitchen make hanging out and having meals as a group so nice. I would stay again.

Lisa was always available when we tried to contact her and made arrival and departure a breeze. Cheers from Wisconsin for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is GORGEOUS. We literally walked in and couldn’t believe how nice it was. Class!

  • 5 of 5

Several friends came in from all parts of the country to stay a long weekend at this house in Austin, which I will add is an upscale neighborhood off Barton Springs Road within walking distance of restaurants like Chuy’s and Shady Grove. The airport was super easy- 15 to 20 minute ride to the house. Uber was around $20 USD. We all had plenty of room and every piece of furniture we saw or laid on was totally cozy! The house had everything, including water floats and noodles for Barton Springs pool which was a five minute walk to the pool. We really enjoyed the balcony over looking Zilker and we thought was super nice was there’s a SONOS speaker in the house and we’re able to play our music as well (at an acceptable level of course!) haha. I noticed details in the house that I’ve never seen before in other vacation homes. For example, the bath towels were organic material and seriously the softest towels I’ve ever used.

The owner Lisa was super fun and made things easy from start to finish. I would highly recommend this house for any type of event! It’s really a great place for people to gather and relax!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis

Well maintained home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Several things we loved about this home. First, Lisa is great to work with. She is very attentive and never more than a call or text away. The home is immaculately maintained in a modern/rustic style and is located in a quiet part of Austin, great for peaceful mornings/evenings. The home sits across from the park, a 3 min walk to Barton Springs pool, and has quick access to seemingly endless trails that wind along the barton/Colorado rivers. Another great feature is the home is well stocked with condiments, spices, soap, etc...basically all the little things you'd need during your trip. Lastly, there are shops and restaurants within and 10 min walk and a 10 min uber ride to Austin's night life. Seriously, great overall experience in a great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Butler Park Pitch and Putt
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Chuy's/Shady Grove/Baby Acapulco's/Austin Java
Car: not necessary

This property sits 379 steps from the back entrance of Barton Springs, a 1,000 foot long, spring fed, natural limestone pool. Additionally, it is a stone's throw to Austin's urban jewels, Zilker Park and the Hike and Bike Trail which boast lush scenery and urban skyline views. These attractions consist of 360 acres on which visitors can ride bikes (bike rental half a mile away), hike, rent kayaks or canoes as close as 0.6 miles by foot, play volleyball or disk golf, fly kites, or stroll through the botanical gardens. While at the lake you can try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, the world's fastest growing water sport. Barton Springs Road is home to many bars and restaurants, a putting range, a mini golf course, and a performing arts center. Nearby is the Zac Scott Theater, the Austin Nature and Science Center, the South Congress shops, home to First Thursday, and a spectacular view of the Congress Bridge bats each dusk between March and November.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $230 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $200 + Tax

SXSW Festival Period March 8-19, 2018 requires a quote prior to booking. No fee for infants under 1 year of age. Pet fee is $50. per night per pet with an additional $50.00 cleaning non refundable. . HOLIDAY and SPECIAL EVENT RATES CAN BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST... . This property complies with all City of Austin short term rental regulations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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