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Quiet, Cozy Charmer, Downtown, But Rare Private Sanctuary

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Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 10 nights


Clarksville Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Come, stay in our newly renovated studio apartment, formally a soundproof music studio. Quiet, private-perfect for one person or a couple. Very safe neighborhood.

Direct access to fully fenced in backyard.

-the queen bed is a pillow top with 300 thread count sheets.

-bath sheets are plush Ralph Lauren Collection and the shower is beautifully tiled and spacious.

-flat panel HDTV with cable and internet connectivity

-kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave oven, stovetop, refrigerator, french press and coffee maker and culinary tools.

Perfect place for business person, girl getaway, parents visiting children at UT or St. Edwards and retired individuals.

The owners live on site in the larger house.

Transportation to UT is 3 blocks away. You can easily walk to Whole Foods or downtown. The best coffee in Austin, is a two minute walk from the Lemon Garden.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Kerry

I have lived in Austin for over 30 years. I came here from Seattle, Washington to dance with a modern dance company. I love the friendly vibe of the residents, the spirit of creativity in arts and business and the heart of the people. I've had my own company working for clients like Dell, Microsoft, and Austin Venture start-ups. I've helped them implement complex change initiatives and improve management.

I have a 26 year old daughter who works for HomeAway and a husband who works for Spansion. We are active in non-profits and bettering the lives of people in Austin and around the world.

We are wonderful hosts who are ready to make your stay relaxing and memorable. We are available 24/7 and live on-site in the larger home if anything is needed.

Kerry purchased this bungalow in 1989

Why Kerry chose Austin

You have a private patio, backyard surrounded by greenery and birdsongs. The studio itself is relaxing and fully appointed.

You do not need a car. You can walk to ACL, SXSW food, coffee, music, hiking, swimming and downtown.

This neighborhood is super safe and your studio was once a music studio so it has extra security features.

What makes this bungalow unique

This home and studio are absolute charmers. Situated in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Austin, we find our neighbors to be super friendly and willing to help you out with suggestions or directions AND the number of shops and restaurants within a mile could satisfy almost every need!

Affordable, peaceful and newly renovated.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, David & Kerry, for this sacred beautiful space. We enjoyed it!
Jun 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Quiet, Cozy Charmer, Downtown, But Rare Private Sanctuary
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 62 reviews

Delightful spot in the middle of everything Austin has to offer

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review because I always want this spot to be available for me...This is definitely a quiet, charming, private and safe sanctuary. It is cozy, bright, and well appointed with lots of windows and a new bath. I spent one day resting alone and thoroughly enjoyed looking out at, as well as using, the patio and the back yard. The hosts, Kerry and David, are very friendly, informative, and accommodating. After spending most days and evenings with several friends, I welcomed having this cozy space to come home to. Lastly, TV (which offered everything) and Wi-Fi worked perfectly.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful quite spot in the city

  • 5 of 5

I was happy that all the hotel accomodations were booked so I could tell my boss that I found a perfect, with a great price, place to stay! I recommend this charming place for business travel and even a weekend excursion. Close to downtown, but also tucked away in an cozy Austin residence. Clean, comfortable, accomodating and affordable. What more needs to be said!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a little Jewel

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week. Quiet and cozy, We love to bike and David gave us a tailored great bike route which was perfect. Austin is a must visit and here is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, clean studio!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just spent 5 nights at this studio in Austin. The place was really clean and had all of the essentials (coffee, milk, beach towels, shampoo, lotion, etc). We especially loved the bed which had a memory foam pad and was really comfortable. We had no trouble sleeping whatsoever. The outdoor patio area was relaxing with the rocking chairs. Location was also excellent. Finding parking was never an issue.

My only wish was that there was slightly more privacy. There is a washer/dryer right outside of the window by the bed so there were a couple instances where I looked up and there was somebody standing there doing laundry. The windows all had shades but being someone who likes to have natural light, it didn't always make sense to have the shades completely drawn.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that you had that experience. I am adding the following to our welcome orientation emails... "I want to point out that the window near the bed is adjacent to the door accessing our laundry room. Your privacy can be maintained by keeping that shade down. The house residents have a general rule not to access this prior to 10am."
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Great location and place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during Formula 1 and couldn't have picked a better location. We really enjoyed our stay this place is perfect for a couple or single person. It is very close to bus stop, Downtown, restaurants and everything you need. This was the perfect place for us to relax.

David and Kerry are very nice and attentive hosts! When we come back to austin for sure we'll try to stay at the Lemon Garden again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Victoria, So glad you enjoyed the visit, the race and so glad your favorite driver won the race! We'll look forward to seeing you on your next visit!!! David & Kerry Anne
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I used the Lemon Garden for our March 2016 stay in Austin. Couldn't have been happier with the studio - exactly what we needed for our getaway! VERY clean, cozy studio, perfect amount of room for what we needed. Bed was comfortable, garden was very quiet and relaxing. Kerry was a great help with any information we needed, very prompt in responding both by email and text. Location was excellent, walking distance to many restaurants and sights, and if walking isn't your thing most of what you would want to see is a $6 Uber ride away. Rented a car one day, ample street parking. Would definitely stay here again! Thanks again Kerry!


  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lions Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Loop 1 Mopac
Nearest Restaurant
Galaxy Cafe-2 blocks
Car: not necessary

A beautiful home surrounded by trees in a quiet neighborhood 1 mile from downtown and Whole Foods.


2 minutes to a great breakfast at Galaxy Cafe

3 minutes to the best coffee in Austin at Medici

5 minutes to Cipollini Restaurant

8 minutes to new Winflo Italian Restaurant

10 minutes to Clarks Seafood

11 minutes to Waterloo Records

12 minutes to Whole Foods Flagship Store

10-20 minutes to music venues

15 minutes to Deep Eddy Pool

20 minutes to Barton Springs Pool

Friends and guests always comment on how colorful the house is and happy the house feels. We expect you will feel the same.

The neighborhood is extremely safe. We are a 10 minute walk from the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail (go walking, jogging or biking).

There is public transportation to downtown and University of Texas three blocks away.

If there is ever an issue we are available to help 24/7.


Rates & Availability

Clarksville Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Eve Week '16-'17
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW 2017
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 18 2017
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL Week One 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL Week Two 2017
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Formula One 2017
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Clarksville Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Brand new bathroom. Spacious shower with plentiful shower flow. We've thought of all your needs.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • This is a newly renovated studio. The bed is a very comfortable, Queen size pillow-top mattress, with soft Egyptian cotton sheets. All bedding is cleaned between visitors. A flat screen TV with HD cable can be viewed from the bed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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