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Walk to everything- Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Savor all of Downtown Austin while staying in a 2700 Sq ft Historic Home. Over 50 restaurants and bars withing walking distance. 10 min walking distance to the Convention Center, 5 min walk to 6th st, 10 min walk to Rainey street. Location available for temporary office and or overnight rental. Our calendar is always updated for openings. Our rates are in the Rates section of the listing. If you have any questions, please contact us. thanks

Beautiful Victorian built in early 1900s, with original hardwood floors, windows, and so much more. Unique to this house is the basement level which features more modern architecture with concrete floors, and bank of large windows to enjoy the back yard. House features 3 large bedrooms, with 3 living areas, full kitchen with appliances and 2 scenic decks. Backyard is landscaped and provides privacy. Most of all, location is walk away from downtown, restaurants, bars and shopping.

Keywords: Amazing Victorian home in the heart of downtown. Walking distance to 6th St., minutes to UT and all sporting facilities, Convention Center, easy access to all areas via I35.

More Details

sharon wang
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About sharon wang

This house is very sentimental for us, as we took a year and a half to restore this former abandoned house back to the architectual integrity that was the Victorian era. Each phase of the renovation made us fall more and more in love with this house and what it represented. We are very please to share this property with others so that they may also experience what we know... this is a very special house.

sharon wang purchased this house in 1991

Why sharon wang chose Austin

Austin is such a dynamic, energetic and fun city, being downtown is where its at. The vibe one gets from being on the Eastside is truly unique. There is so much to do just within walking distance or a short drive. UT games, SXSW, Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, 6th street, Congress Avenue, Town Lake, and so much more.

What makes this house unique

The Texas State Cemetery is just a stone's throw away. This is not a traditional cemetary in any way. It is more a park with a pond, rolling hills and lush landscaping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sharon's home is beautiful and wonderfully located. Coffee on the back porch and the beautiful Victorian architectural details were highlights. Check-in and out was easy, and Sharon offered great recommendations on yummy places to eat in the area. Pictures shown are exactly what the house looks like and more. Next time I'm in Austin, I don't want to stay anywhere else.
Apr 2014
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East Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , 1900 claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleep 2
    Convertible bed(s) - Pottery Barn pull out full bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , separate room for air mattress or full bed.
  • King size beds (1) Californa King , Queen size Beds (1) serta memory foam mattress is one of the beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) pottery barn fold out sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This 2700sf house is close to all the action... live music, museums, hip east 6th, lots of great restaurants, walking distance to the Convention Center, less than 2 mins to the State Capitol, less than 2 mins to UT Football Stadium, and Congress Street Bridge Bats, walk to Hike and Bike Trail/park,and Lady Bird Lake, located in the heart downtown, less than a mile to Austin's newest hippest bars and restaurants, less than 2 miles to Frank Erwin Center, East Austin Art Studio Tour, Austin Film Festival, 6.8 miles from airport, 5 mins to Palmer Event Center/ The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 5 blocks World Famous 6th Street.


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Walk to everything- Downtown
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 37 reviews

House is so much more than what you see on the site! Love it.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, we loved the spaciousness of house, amenities were all there- clean sheets, tidy, fully stocked kitchen, lots of towels, toiletries , etc. Location is right in the heart of downtown. Walk to everything, lots of restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment. The house is so homey and we enjoyed it. The pictures don't do it justice!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we loved having you.
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Austin, TX

Beautiful house and ideal walking distance to east Austin attractions

  • 5 of 5

Everyone spent their first 15 minutes walking around and marveling at the architecture and design touches of this charming place after arriving. It has plenty of bedrooms for a larger group and is a terrific location for walking to east Austin food and nightlife locations. Highly recommend for people visiting Austin and a spot I'll be looking to book again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't beat the location!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location. You can very easily walk to any one of a number of great pockets with bars, restaurants, food trucks, etc (especially E. 6th, E. 11th, and even Rainey street is only a 20 min walk).

The house is old school, which is no doubt part of the charm and allure for many. It does, however, result in a "less than modern" floor plan in that it's not very open with a lot of segmented rooms (living, dining, etc). That said, we did most of our hanging out in the kitchen which worked perfectly fine for our group of 7 or so.

We had a bit of a wrinkle when we first checked in on Friday in that we set off an alarm (there was nothing explicit in the check-in instructions about needing to disable an alarm upon first entering). However, I simply called the owner on her cell and she immediately answered, gave me the alarm code, problem was swiftly resolved, and we could go about checking in as normal. I should also mentioned I needed to check with the owner about something when checking out, and she also quickly got back to me on my mobile. The responsiveness was greatly appreciated!

All in, we had a fantastic time and the prime location will work extremely well for any groups that are looking to have several excellent dining and entertainment options within walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent home

  • 5 of 5

I really injoyed my stay at this house. The house is very clean and well kept. It's an older house but it's very beautiful and it looks like there are still a lot of original pieces there. We were very comfortable and felt very safe our entire stay. The location is great, very close to everything. I will always consider this house first when I come to Austin. I am very pleased with our choice. Thank you Sharon for giving us a great experience.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

No surprises, definitely looked as pictured. Street is quiet and everything is really close by. All rooms were tidy and spacious, wi-fi kept us conveniently connected. Easily accommodates 8 and the living areas beg you to sit down, relax, and enjoy a bottle of wine among friends ... priceless.

On future trips to Austin we will always check this availability first, before considering other accommodations. Thank you Sharon for keeping Casa Olivia available for vacation rentals!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't say more about this cute house. It is in a great location and walking distance to just about everything we wanted to do. quiet street and great little porch out back to have a drink or 2. Sharon was also very helpful and responded almost right away when we had questions. If you're lookin for a good spot and place for about a group of 8, this is the perfect spot! Can't wait to go back to Austin! Thank you Sharon

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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6th Street
"Historic entertainment street similar to Bourbon street. Explore bars, Ester's Follies, Rest..."
Austin Convention Center
"Convenience for business traveler, Convention Center is a 10 min walk from house. "
South Congress Avenue
"Explore the iconic Austin Avenue - lots of shops, restaurants, bars, people watching and get..."
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
"Must see experience, watch the largest bat population in North America come out at night. "
Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail
"See Lady Bird Lake and walk the scenic hike and bike trail."
"Be in the heart of the Best Music Festival with 1000s of bands and acts all right in the nei..."
Zilker Park
"Great place to fly kite, watch a Rugby game, have a picnic or go to Austin City Limits Music..."
Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
12 mins from international airport, easy access
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH 35, and 10 mins to MOPAC
Car: not necessary

This property is located by the historic Texas Cemetary Park. This park is like no other with a pond, amazing landscaping and a true memorial to our Texas Heros. Jump on over to 12th Street and sample some Nationally Acclaimed Franklin BBQ, heralded by Bon Appetit as the 'best BBQ in the US'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Please contact us if you are interested in a business rental or short team lease.
If paying by credit card via VRBO, they charge a service fee.

** please note that reservations are not confirmed until payment is received with signed paperwork**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.