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Private And Spacious South Austin Retreat - A Bit Of Country In The City!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Located On Half Acre Lot! Spread Out And Relax!

Tranquil with a modern country vibe, this house exemplifies South Austin. The main house consists of 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bath with a pull out couch in the living room, comfortably housing 8-10 people. There is a large studio with a queen bed and full bath out back - great for a couple or new family. **This is included in the rental, as the property rents as a whole.**

This property is very private with thick bamboo lining one side of the property. Fenced yard. There is gated parking, which can accommodate a tour bus, RV or boat. 6 cars + RV can fit, with possible additional off site parking across the street. Beautiful outdoor space includes a huge covered deck just off of the kitchen, with full outdoor dining area. Relax with a book on the porch. Bocce ball, ladder ball, corn hole and horseshoes are available for some outside fun!

This property is great for small business groups, bands or large families.

We are pet friendly - please inquire first though!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Melissa

Troy and I love to build things! Aside from working hard, we love to surf, hike, and enjoy all the live music Austin has to offer. We settled in South Austin after living in Hawaii for 3 years. San Marcos is where we met, and floating the river is one of our favorite past times!

Melissa purchased this house in 2013

Why Melissa chose Austin

This property has a very special feeling to it. With such a large lot, you have the privacy of the country with the amenities of the city close by. This is the place to sit back, relax, grill or have a fire and enjoy a game of corn hole and a cold beer. Or kick back in a hammock with a good book. This is Peaceful Hill.

What makes this house unique

The large back porch is the most popular gathering area. With the deep bench swings facing each other, it is a great place to relax and visit with friends and family. The large kitchen and open floor plan make for fun dinner parties.


South Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Cottage out back - included
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Private And Spacious South Austin Retreat - A Bit Of Country In The City!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for hosting our group. Spent one day floating the river and one night out in Austin. Great hosts, great house, zero complaints. Thank you both for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Excellent Home and Owner!

  • 5 of 5

The Bluebird House served as a retreat for me and my friends for the long weekend in Austin. The house was clean and furnished with towels, shampoo, soap, and even some local beers in the fridge. The backyard was amazing! It was too hot to start a campfire, but we took advantage of the cornhole set and both charcoal and propane grills to barbecue. Its location was pretty convenient. We were near several markets and stores, and not too far from downtown. Most importantly, the owners were very welcoming and responsive when it came to any questions we had about the house and Austin in general. I will be recommending this place to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

Spacious and Gracious Property for a Group

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home for a family group attending a wedding in Austin. It was perfect for our group of four couples and two singles. It lives up to the photos. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out during our downtime. The yard is large, well maintained with several areas to enjoy or alone or with a group. Everything was well maintained and the kitchen well equipped.

Cheers, BLK

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange County, California

Amazing property, perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

I came to Austin for my bachelorette party, and was searching for a home that would fit 12 girls, had plenty of space to spend some quality time together, and was in a convenient location (a lot to ask). Missy's home was just that - it's a gorgeous property with an enchanting back yard. It was hard to leave the home because we had so much fun just hanging out at the property itself. It isn't within walking distance to anything, but it was very easy to call an Uber or other hired car. My one, tiny complaint would be that the pull-out couch bed was not too comfortable, so 12 girls was pushing it. The other beds were very comfortable, and the home is absolutely perfect for 10 people. I would recommend it to anyone coming to visit Austin with a larger group of family and friends. The hosts are wonderful, too - the home was well stocked with everything we needed, and the hosts were always available to help and give recommendations. We will miss this home and Austin!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Little country compound in the city

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for large family to stay. We enjoyed the porch swings and sitting on the deck.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house, the cottage, and the property are amazing! Everything was clean and prepared upon arrival. The bedrooms are comfortable with plenty of room (full closets, lots of hooks). A nice touch was the supplied shampoo, paper towels, etc. The main house living area also had plenty of room for our large family to hang out when we weren't outside. Plenty of parking was a bonus! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.4 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Located with close proximity to South Park Meadows, there is an abundance of restaurants and shopping just minutes away. Lady Bird Johnson wild flower center is a short 6 miles down the road. 8 miles up the highway is downtown Austin!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,000

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.