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4BR Hill Country Home, SXSW, ACL, F1, X-Games

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Travis Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom with Spacious Backyard. 10 Min from Downtown

3000 s.f. home. Spacious backyard. King bed suite with dual sinks, Jacuzzi tub, shower and private toilet, queen bed suite with full bath, trundle bedroom (two twins) and twin bunk bedroom (with two bunks sleeping 4) share a full bathroom outside the room, full size blow-up mattress and pack and play upon request. 10 min. from downtown. Perfect for groups/families for Formula 1, SXSW, ACL, X-Games and other getaways. The house is perfect for cooking - gourmet kitchen, appliances, equipment and dishes. Washer and dryer. Cable TV, apple TV (with free Netflix), high-speed wireless internet. 2 neighborhood pools and playscapes and miles of greenbelt trails. Plenty of free parking and a safe neighborhood. Please note new Austin code compliance, which is being signed into law-- no more than 6 unrelated people and no more than 10 related people are allowed in any short-term rental property. No gatherings or events. No one can be outside making noise past 10pm. Thanks!

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katie Sherman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About Katie Sherman

Hi my name is Katie and I was born and raised in Boulder, CO, which is why Austin is a perfect city for me... similar culture and vibe. I love the artsy, one-of-a-kind nature of this city from amazing restaurants, live music, and the beautiful scenery of rolling hills and lakes to play on. Because I have two small children, my house is PERFECT for adults and children. 3000 s.f. with a great playroom and amazing deck and back yard. My neighborhood, Travis Country, is just 10 min from downtown Austin and has two neighborhood, parks, playscapes, swimming pools, a pond, and miles of greenbelt. This house has 4 bedrooms. Master King bed, guest room with a queen, a trundle bedroom (two twins) and a kids room with two, twin bunk beds as well as a queen sleeper sofa. A full size blow up mattress, and pack and play are also available upon request. I have a washer and dryer, and two wonderful playrooms filled with a variety of toys for all ages. Cable, netflix and Apple TV all available here.

Katie Sherman purchased this house in 2009

Why Katie Sherman chose Austin

Unique, spacious, and great location.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to downtown with neighborhood amenities, space, quietness of a suburb.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

4BR Hill Country Home, SXSW, ACL, F1, X-Games
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Clean home with many rooms and beds for privacy

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this home to friends and family. The owner takes great care of the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our busy wedding weekend! There was plenty of room for all of our family and a couple of friends and a lot more comfortable and affordable than getting 3 or 4 hotel rooms! The kitchen was perfect for making breakfast for everyone (the only meal we had to cook while we were there) The large bar area and big dinning table provided plenty of seating for us all to eat at the same time! The house is beautifuly decorated! In fact, as my son and I walked around admiring the decor, we both decided we would love to have the owner come and decorate our homes. The home is perfectly located, with just about anything you need being a short drive away. (If your a mall person, you need to go to Barton Creek Mall!) This would be perfect place for a family with children! There was a child size table and chairs, toys and wonderful books! The owner was very easy to work with and made sure that everything was okay upon checking into the house. We would definitely book this home again if we needed a place in this area!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family weekend at this Austin house/home! We were in town for good friend's wedding. Great accommodations with the 4 bedrooms for grandma & grandpa (me) and our son's and daughter's families along with a bedroom for the grandsons (and 3 full bathrooms). A big plus was the toys available for the boys to play with. A great Austin location makes it easy to get to any place in the city in short order. We enjoyed the great spring weather and were able to dine outside on the back patio. With all the amenities of home, we were able to enjoy a complete family together weekend versus the hassles of hotel room living. Katie (the owner) is great to work with and is very generous to share her lovely home with those coming to Austin for special events. I can heartily recommend her place for anyone needed a house in Austin!!


  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home and very kid-friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Katie was such a great host and her house is amazing! I stayed with my family for a cousin's wedding and we had 4 kids with us under the age of 6. The kids loved the two play areas, the room with bunk beds, and the nearby park which is just a couple blocks down the street. Instructions for the house and check-in/check-out procedures were very clear so that made things a lot easier. Katie was really accessible over the weekend too if I had any questions. All in all, we had a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe thanks for such a kind review. Loved hosting your people! I hope you come back!
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Amazingly beautiful, comfortable & clean house

  • 5 of 5

We were completely surprised and pleased with this rental. It accommodated our large group and was both warm and wonderfully decorated. The kitchen and family room are perfect. The back yard is great for hanging out and if you have kids the play room is well appointed! The owners were SO helpful and kind. They went out of their way to accommodate all of our requests. They even left us some yummy chocolates and wine! We would totally stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Clarisa! You all were perfect guests. You were so respectful of my home. I would love to host you all again in the future:) Katie
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Great house and great host!

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a group of nine people who stayed at Katie's home. Katie was very helpful and responsive leading up to the trip. We connected over text and she checked in on the Friday we arrived and the Sunday we departed. We did not have any issues, but I felt like Katie was there to help if anything did come up. And the house was awesome. It's not a place where the owner has just thrown in a few beds and couches and called it a home -- it is very well appointed, from the nice plates in the kitchen to the cool retro-ish sinks in the master bathroom. There was plenty of space for nine of us at all times. We spent a lot of time hanging out in the backyard, which is large and private (with head-height fences) and has plenty of seating. The house is in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the livelier parts of Austin, and it was easy to get around by Uber. We would definitely stay here again if we are ever lucky enough to find ourselves on another trip to Austin.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

My house sits in a beautiful, southwest, active, family neighborhood in Austin's hill country, surrounded by miles of greenbelt and only 10 minutes from downtown. Austin's downtown features a lively restaurant, shopping and music scene that is one-of-a-kind. Ladybird lake is also within 10 minutes, where you can enjoy biking, running/walking, paddle boarding, kayaking, or people-watching. Austin is known as the live music capital of the US with hundreds of unique venues. Austin also boasts of numerous locally owned restaurants, most of which are delicious and feature unique farm-to-table creations. Austin's food trucks, infamous 6th street bar scene and outdoor activities add to the unique charm of the city. Austin is the host of famous events such as South by Southwest, Austin City Limits Music Festival, The X-Games, and Formula 1. My house is the perfect location for families, singles and companies. Families will enjoy two neighborhood pools, playscapes and a pond complete with ducks and turtles. There are wonderful hiking trails that lead to waterfalls as well as other adventures just minutes away. My house is spacious, offering privacy for corporate parties as well as families (3000 s.f., 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths) as well as a huge deck and backyard. I would be happy to help with custom recommendations for entertainment, restaurants and/or kid-services/activities for your specific needs.


Rates & Availability

Travis Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
SXSW 2017
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Flat Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Travis Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private, king suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private queen suite bathroom right outside bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom in hall shared by bunk and trundle room.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bathroom downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large, king suite with private bath, dual sinks, and jacuzzi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen suite with private bath in hall.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle room with two standard twin beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 standard twin beds (bunks), portable crib, changing table
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Full size air mattress available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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