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Atomic Ranch In The Nucleus Of South Austin

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Come stay in a newly renovated retro 50s/60s Atomic Ranch house. Think cowboys meet cyborgs and dinos at a bar made from pennies!

The house is in the nucleus of all the food and entertainment in South Austin and is a short distance to more of the action downtown across the river.

Stay for a long weekend while you visit Austin, or make this your landing spot while you get permanently settled in Austin. The house is equipped with full kitchen. The penny tile bar and dinos vs. cowboys living room will tempt you to kick off your cowboy boots and stay awhile.

The house fits 6 people comfortably but will sleep up to 10 if you don't mind a packed house. Keep in mind there is only one bathroom.

Walking/biking distance to South First and South Congress St. (SOCO). Enjoy the best of Austin's award-winning eateries and food trucks: Torchy's Tacos, Polvos (Mexican), Elizabeth St. Cafe (Vietnamese), Lenoir (French) Sway (Thai), Barley Swine (Gastropub), Lick (Ice Cream), Gordough's (Donuts), and much more!


From Airport: Take the Capitol Metro Airport Flyer

To Downtown: The house is 200 yards from the Capitol Metro stop and 1/4 mile from the South First Stop that goes downtown.

Will accommodate up to 10 people.

1 Queen Bed

1 Full/1 Twin Bunk bed

1 Full Sleeper Sofa

1 Fold Down Click & Clack Couch

1 Fold Down Chaise Lounge

Note: This listing is operating with a City of Austin STR License

More Details

Angel Schatz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Angel Schatz

I love sharing my home with friends and strangers alike. I've lived in Austin for 12 years and am happy to point you to spots off the beaten path (Cathedral of Junk) to the sparkling jewels in the middle of the city (Barton Springs). I'm a User-Experience Designer for a Clean Tech/Energy Management start-up. I love the challenge and rewards of conserving in all aspects of life. I enjoy bike riding, brewing and drinking craft beer, gardening, petting my chickens, sewing and DIY projects, seeing live music, traveling, and eating great food. I've only been to 13 countries and 25 states. I most recently spent a few months in Hawaii living off grid on a living farm that is doing reforestation on the Big Island.

Why Angel Schatz chose Austin

The Atomic Ranch is for those looking for a quintessential Austin vacation. The house was designed with the aesthetic of the 50/60s era with the modern comforts one would expect from a home.


Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Atomic Ranch In The Nucleus Of South Austin
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Super cute house in a great area

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute home in a cool neighborhood. It's not fancy, but has an austin vibe and is close to downtown. The street is busy, but we had no trouble getting in and out of driveway. There is no street parking in front of the house, but it is easy to park on a nearby street.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute! Clean! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

House is very cute and clean. Great location! Close to a lot of restaurants/bars. On a busy street so backing out of driveway can be a challenge but we were early birds so wasn't that bad. Owner was great to work with. Wish we could've stayed one more night!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Overall, nice place, nice stay, and nice location. Minor issues were some old food in the fridge, sticky substance on the fridge handle, the plug for the tub was not functioning, and the microwave did not seem to work. Pulling out of the driveway can be a bit perilous due to the slope onto the street and the amount of traffic, but we got the hang of it. But other than that, we really enjoyed and would recommend to others! I was pleasantly surprised that my back did not hurt following sleeping on the bottom bunk while my daughter took the top. It was a relaxing venue to hang out in to escape the Austin heat.

Note: It is in close proximity to a lot of great things, which means there is a certain amount of pedestrian traffic. If hearing people walking and talking bothers you, this may not be the rental for you. It did not bother us at all. Also, the dogs in the yard behind the house (neighbors dogs) barked incessantly when my daughter was in the backyard, but it didn't bother us.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temple, TX

Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We were an $8 uber from downtown and walking distance to the South Congress shops/food trucks. You can easily fit two cars in the drive. I liked that the living room was open to the kitchen (we had our toddler running around so it was easy to keep an eye on her.) It was clean and comfy- furniture is dated but that doesn't bother us one bit. Very comfortable place for 4-5 adults.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, has all you need but a little run down

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for just a quick overnight to visit family in South Austin.

The location couldn't have been better in terms of our needs - easy to get everywhere, ample parking and a good deal.

We had a little bit of a scare getting into the place as the manager gave us an incorrect code - the numbers were superimposed - and we couldn't get a hold of her easily. We did eventually figure it out by trying variations on the combination.

We found the place pretty much as expected with the exception that many of the furnishings are pretty threadbare and it could have been a bit cleaner.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Location was what we were looking for with space to visit. Nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability

Bouldin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
UT Graduation
May 17 2018 - May 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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