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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 - 3 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 South 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
Saint James, MO

Beautiful, roomy house but . . .

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I arranged for this house for a Thanksgiving weekend gathering with extended family that traveled from different areas of Texas and Missouri. The house was as pictured and very clean. The location looked a little sketchy, but I was fortunate to have a family member who was familiar with Austin and felt comfortable with it. Melissa was very cheerful and responsive throughout the entire reservation process; however, when we ran into a problem the first night of our stay with the internet access--which meant no television--she failed to respond to any of my attempts to reach her. I tried calling, texting, messaging via the HomeAway app--nothing. We are TV people and this is how we spend family time, so this was a big deal. I kept trying and finally reached her but was met with an irritated demeanor. She passed the phone off to the other property owner (her husband?) who tried some troubleshooting, to no avail. Finally, he gave up and said we could try calling tech support for the internet service but that he couldn't help us as it was the holiday weekend. Fortunately for us, we are a rather tech savvy bunch and after a couple of calls to tech support and some detective work on our part, we were able to fix the problem. We also sent a message with a question on outdoor lighting that wasn't working (we wanted to spend time out on the lovely deck), and again, no response. It is a beautiful property and glitches happen, but with a fee that high, we didn't expect that absence of customer service when we ran into problems. I delayed posting this review as I try to avoid negativity in reviews but at the price paid for this rental, that was unacceptable. I would hate to see someone else encounter that same experience, especially during the holidays with family.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house comfortably housed ten people. The home has an open, gorgeous living room, kitchen and dining room. The decorations of the house were a unique mix of beach and rustic it was beautiful and had a homey feel in each room. The backyard was extremely spacious, with large porches and outside seating. The fire pit was also a favorite among our group. The owners were just as fantastic as the home, they kept a constant stream of communication via the HomeAway app and replied to any questions and needs within the hour. Everyone in our group all agreed that they would happily stay in the house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, lots to do

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Bluebird house. The kitchen was fully supplied and linens were great quality. Our favorite part was sitting around the campfire and playing games that are provided (cornhole, lawn bowling). We had 9 people in our group, and all slept comfortably. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and setting for family get together

  • 5 of 5

We came to Austin for our son's wedding. Of course, we had family from all over the country join us. This was a wonderful place, close to the venue and it had all the room we needed. Everyone who joined us for "hanging out" loved it. It was so comfortable. We had perfect weather as well so we got to use the outside yard area mostly. We had the groom's dinner out under the stars and the twinkle lights. It was beautiful. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is lovely and well-arranged. The kitchen and pantry had just what we needed. A fun pl

  • 5 of 5

Our grandkids and great - grandkids joined us for Thanksgiving and had room to run and play. The firepit was a good spot to hang out in the evenings. We loved the big kitchen island and coffee bar. Thank you for providing such a wonderful family-gathering house!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin Hideway

  • 5 of 5

Great home and cottage for extended family stay! Roomy and cozy at the same time.. really don’t need to bring much , house is well stocked .. we love to cook and found all the contiments , spices in the pantry.. an outside fire is a must on a cool evening! Next time we have a large group in Austin this will be our go to!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.