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Casual, Cool and Welcoming - Barton Bungalow in Austin

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome and thank you for considering our property! Barton Bungalow is a charming two-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental home in the heart of Austin, which can accommodate up to 6 adults. Whether you're coming to experience the 'Third Coast's' world-class music and art scene, participate in Austin's abundant outdoor activities, or simply explore the great restaurants, shopping, and funky vibe that make Austin a top-rated travel destination and place to live, Barton Bungalow is your perfectly-Austin 'home away from home.'

Austin Attractions

Located just south of Lady Bird/Town Lake in hip Barton Heights, Barton Bungalow is within easy walking distance of some of Austin's best attractions: Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park (site of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Trail of Lights), the Long Performing Arts and Palmer Event Centers, the hike-and-bike trail and Lady Bird/Town Lake, Restaurant Row, and Austin's newest shopping district, SoLa (South Lamar). You're also just minutes by car, bike, bus, or cab from the center of downtown and the 6th Street, Warehouse (4th Street) and 2nd Street entertainment districts, the Texas State Capitol, and the University of Texas.

The house is an updated and expanded bungalow that combines the best of old and new and is decorated with eclectic and thoughtful touches to make you feel immediately at home. All of the standard amenities (see list below) are found in the inviting indoor spaces; the professionally landscaped yard that extends from the rear screened porch provides a welcome retreat after your busy days exploring the city. Easy access to all Austin offers and comfortable privacy - the best of both worlds.

We look forward to your visit!

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More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About The Owner

I'm originally from Michigan, but am now a naturalized Austinite after 20 years in this great city. Come hike the greenbelt, swim in Barton Springs, take in some great shows at Zach Scott or the Paramount, eat at one of our fantastic restaurants, and catch some live music at the Continental Club or Saxon Pub and you'll understand why so many people have decided to make Austin home.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner chose Zilker

I lived in this house for seven years until moving to my current place, which is only about 12 blocks away. It's in a quiet neighborhood that is still close to everything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful little bungalow this weekend. All the things you have done to the place make it unique and a perfect place to get away to. Everything went smoothly and we were able to have a great weekend!
Apr 2013
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Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play portable., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Casual, Cool and Welcoming - Barton Bungalow in Austin
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 reviews

Great Location, Comfortable Space

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 5 days and had everything we need. The house is older but the rooms are big and everything works great. Had a pack n play for the little one which we were able to setup in the closet because it was so big. Backyard is beautiful and the owner Eric is great. Location is great for getting around South Lamar or Barton Springs area.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parker, CO

Great Location Nice Place!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was clean and comfortable, as advertised. Great location next to Zilker Park. Nice large fenced yard a plus if you have a pet. Safe neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and very cute cottage!

  • 3 of 5

We stayed 4 nights here. There are 2 reasons I deducted stars in my review. First, after all of the non-refundable fees, it was too expensive even for a very cute place. Second, the hide-a-bed mattress was so dirty that we wouldn't even consider putting a guest on it. Other than that, the house is very cute and has a great master suite! We felt very safe in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. I wish you had mentioned the sleeper sofa mattress while you were staying with us. I rely on guests to bring that sort of issue to my attention. I will check and have it replaced or cleaned as needed. I'm glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay nonetheless.
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Seattle, WA USA

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little bungalow close to everything you want to see and do in Austin.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think your review sums it up. Thanks for staying!
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Lake Charles, LA

Classic, comfortable South Austin bungalow in what what may be the best location in the city

  • 5 of 5

Could not have enjoyed our stay more, especially chilling in the big screened-in porch. Eric dropped by to have a bowl of gumbo with us and reflected on growing up in this home. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying! And the gumbo was delicious. Hope you choose to stay with (and cook for:)) us again!
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Newport, Oregon

Comfortable, Well Appointed, Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

"Who Could Ask for Anything More," as the old song goes. We were completely happy with the house, the amenities, the comfortable bed, and the space. The master bathroom, dressing area, and enormous closet were very unusual for a short-term rental and made our stay perfect. I highly recommend the Barton Bungalow for visitors to Austin who appreciate convenience in the Zilker area as well as to parts further afield. Even though we stayed only one week, it would be perfect for a much longer stay. And, by the way, Eric, the owner, is a gracious and helpful host.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come stay with us for a longer stretch next time.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $5 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rate for pets is $5 per day per pet.
Cleaning fee for stays longer than 60 days is $300.

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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