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Blocks to Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, Restaurants, Food Trailers...more

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Fabulous 5 Bedroom 3.75 Bathrooms . Located in the Heart of Austin!

The Big Zilker is a 5 bedroom 3 full bath 1 half bath and 1 quarter bath duplex located in famous Zilker Park neighborhood

Perfect for group of family and friends seeking great community space or perhaps 2 families vacationing together wishing for a bit more privacy.

Property can comfortably sleep 10 guest including family and friends.

Not more than six unrelated guests allowed. Contract me for more details

Double sleeper sofa and 2 queen air mattress available upon request

The 2 adjoining homes feature:

2 kitchens - fully stocked for cooking and entertaining.

5 bedrooms

3 full baths

1 half bath (toilet + vanity)

1 quarter bath (garden tub + vanity

5 queen beds

1 double sleeper sofa

1 queen air mattress

2 washer/dryers

2 grills - 1 Gas and 1 electric

2 balconies

3 patios

The home is conveniently situated in Austin's centrally located Zilker park neighborhood.

Walking distance to local restaurants, bars, shopping including the shady grove, Chuy's, Gibson's bar, black sheep lounge, green mesquite, Billy's bbq, Thom's grocery, bluebonnet market, and the new PICNIC food trailer park.

Take a jog on Austin's lady bird lake trail, hike the Barton creek greenbelt, or take a cool dip in the famous Barton spring pool...Located all with 2-5 blocks from the home.

The heart of downtown (6th and congress) is 2.4 miles or a 40 minute walk, 5 min cab ride or 11 minute bus ride. Local bus service is a 8-10 minute walk from the house. Airport is a 15-25 minute drive.


4 lcd television:

2 tv's - direct tv cable in living rooms

2 tv's - master bedroom - local stations and netflix moviess

Wifi throughout.



Other perks:

2 washers and dryers

Ample towels and linens provided.

4 dedicated parking spots. Street parking also available.

Activities nearby: hiking, rowing, kayaking, sup, canoeing, swimming, trail running, tennis, golf, shopping, sightseeing, restaurants, health/beauty spa, cinemas/movie theaters, live theatre, live music, museums, too many to name.

Special note -

This is not a party compound. This property is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and we are not able to accommodate groups whose main intention is to have loud celebrations.

City of Austin Short Term Rental Rules and Regulations - Special Notes:

1) Property Owner Contact Information:

Sally Sutherland 512-653-9044

Scott Sutherland -512-925-0783

(2) occupancy limits applicable under Section 25-2-511 (Dwelling Unit Occupancy Limit) – not more than 6 unrelated adults per property per stay.

(3) Noise - restrictions on noise applicable under Chapter 9-2 (Noise and Amplified Sound), including limitations on the use of amplified sound

Per City of Austin Noise Ordinance – No loud noises between the hours of 10 pm and 10 am. Loud noise is anything that would constitute a disturbance of any kind from neighbors or Austin Police or Code Compliance.

(4) Parking 4 dedicated paved driveway parking spaces at this property

(5) trash collection schedule

Trash cans to be placed on curbs 5 ft apart on Monday evenings and returned to designated areas on Tuesday evenings.

(6) information on relevant burn bans - Until further notice The City of Austin is under a strict burn ban. Fires of any kind are not permitted at this property

(7) information on relevant water restrictions – Until further notice the City of Austin is under a strict water restriction.

(8) information on applicable requirements ADA – None

(9) Short Term Rental License and Information Packet

Copy of City of Austin Short Term Rental information packet is posted on refrigerator and inside the guest welcome book


Please contact Sally Sutherland @ 512-653-9044 with any questions.

More Details

Property Manager
Sally Sutherland
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Sally Sutherland

Sally and Scott are true Austinites! Sally is a native and Scott moved to Austin in 2007. They love the Austin trails, lakes, food & all the entertainment Austin has to offer year-round. Sally and Scott specialize in Austin Real Estate.

Sally Sutherland purchased this house in 2010

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great place, quiet neighborhood. Our small group loved hanging out on the back porch at the end of a long night at the film festival and watching the storms over the creek. Would highly recommend both the host and the house!
Sep 2014
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Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half Bath - Toilet and Vanity
    Bathroom 5 - tub , Garden Tub and Vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub/Shower Combo/Toilet 2 Vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower/Toilet/Vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower/Toilet/Vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Located downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Located downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , located upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Located upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Located upstairs
    Double Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sleeper Sofa
    Queen Air Mattress - Queen Air Mattress - Available Upon Request only
  • There are 5 bedrooms and 8 beds. 5 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 double sleeper sofa. Air mattress available upon request. Bedroom #1 - Queen Bed Bedroom #2 - Two (2) Queen Beds. Bedroom #3 - Queen Bed Bedroom #4 Two (2) Twin Beds Bedroom #5 Queen Bed Other - Double Sleeper Sofa Other - Air Mattress available upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Blocks to Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, Restaurants, Food Trailers...more
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Friends Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group! It was easy to get downtown. Great decor! Very clean and it had a lot of items that were useful during our stay.

Sally was very thoughtful and had a welcoming gift for us in each unit.

It was easy to contact her at checkout time for questions.


  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Visit!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant location for cousin meet up weekend in Austin. We came from the London, California, Texas and Chicago,to be together and had an lovely time at the Big Zilker House(s), There was so much to do within walking distance, including Barton Springs Pool, TownLake Trail, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Umlaf Gardens, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Alamo Drafthouse (movies, bowling and karaoke) Loads of Restaurants and Food Trailers.

The house is well decorated, well maintained and has great amenities. The neighborhood is one that anyone would love to live in, and certainly vacation in. We felt super lucky to reserve this property and highly recommend it to all.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Location in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully designed home. We stayed here with our large family for Thanksgiving. We loved the open area upstairs- so unique and all the big windows and the tree's that line the creek. The location can not be beat. It's close to everything and offers something for everyone, weather you are a exercise junkie or a food, beer or wine connoisseur you will be please with the location!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was AMAZING and ABSOLUTELY perfect for our weekend!

We had a large group of 11 and the home never felt crowded or cramped, there was plenty of room and common space for everyone!

We loved all of the private tree-lined balcony's and patios that backed up to a creek. Sally (The property owner) has great communication and answered all of our question for a very easy seamless arrival. The house is in such a great location! I would absolutely recommend this house and stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our Group!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property for our group. We had 5 couples meeting up in Austin for a week of fun. The property was great, as you are really getting 2 houses for the price of 1. The late nighters took one house and those that wanted to get to bed early took the other house. It was so nice!

The entire property is beautiful and comfortable, with many nice touches that made us feel right at home. The location is excellent and close to everything! Its a wonderful place to stay and enjoy Austin!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Choice for Family or Friend Groups

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the decor, cleanliness and location of the "Big Zilker" for a family get-together with all of us coming together from various states. Everyone commented on how nice the accommodations and amenities were. The bedding and linens were very nice and plenty of towels provided. Having two kitchens and two living rooms was very handy for our group (the location is a duplex and is not joined on the interior). The location is a short walk from Barton Springs/Zilker park and just a few minutes drive from downtown, SOCO and the food trailers. Also very close to Mopac for farther travels. Sally was prompt on communications. We definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary - Thanks for your review! I really appreciate your taking the time to post and that your family and friends enjoyed your stay! Happy Holiday!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Barton Creek
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Chuys, Shady Grove, Uncle Billys,
Car: recommended

You are minutes from it all!

Walking distance to Zilker Park, Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail, restaurant's and Bars.

2 miles to downtown Austin or a $8-$10 cab ride




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $275
Refundable damage deposit $250

15% hotel tax rate for reservation less than 30 days
No Tax for 30 night + reservations
Please send inquiry for SXSW, ACL, F1, Xgames and FFF. (Pricing may vary based on the # of nights and # of guests)
Pets must be approved prior to booking. No exceptions.
Special Events or 10+ guests may require additional damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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