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Skyline views with huge yard, native Texas gardens to entertain, on a quiet st.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

A lush, private 1/4 acre 1/2 mile from downtown, with gorgeous architecture

Named Austin's 'healthiest house' by the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, this non-toxic, modern home is warm, comfortable, and perfect for groups of friends, corporate housing, or hosting big events on the huge lawn. Must see to appreciate!

Overlooking downtown Austin, and within walking distance from Uchi and other world class restaurants and parks, this home features 3 bedrooms (and one convertible office), two extraordinary outdoor covered porches, a professional kitchen, lots of on-property parking, and a quiet cul-de-sac street in the close-in Zilker neighborhood. The location is 800m from the Town Lake running trail, less than a mile from the flagship Whole Foods Market, and within 5 minutes from everything in downtown Austin. It features a large lush lawn, well suited for entertaining, weddings and events, night-time outdoor lighting, high speed wifi, and a modern yet comfortable architecture and design.

The Zilker neighborhood is a throw-back - people go for evening walks throughout the neighborhood, and are very active. The Alamo Drafthouse movie theatre is 400m away, as is world class sushi, tex-mex, and barbeque. The streets are quiet yet friendly, the neighborhood safe, and all the best of Austin is less than 5 minutes away.

We do NOT host bachelor or bachelorette parties with explicit, written consent ahead of time. Please do NOT book the house for parties or events without checking with us first. We also do not allow gathering of guests not staying overnight at the house without explicit written consent ahead of time. You agree to a penalty of $2500 for violating either of these house rules. In addition, this is an entirely non-smoking property. You agree to pay a $500 fine if evidence of smoking is found after your stay. In addition, we have a $50 per guest per night surcharge for each guest over 8 in a party or group. This is collectable at check in, via cash/check/or credit card.

Lastly, the main house sleeps 10, the detached container tiny homes sleeps two, and the attached basement apartment sleeps 4 (all numbers assume two to a bed). The apartment does not come with the rental, but is available for booking. This must be requested in advance.

More Details

Owner
Adam Reiser
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018

About Adam Reiser

I am a home builder that specializes in the health of a building - and it's occupants. I work with Whole Foods Market and other companies in developing healthy eating and lifestyle building programs for their employees and customers. I also work with triathlons and marathons across the country as an event announcer, and like to ride and run myself here in beautiful Austin.

Adam Reiser purchased this house in 2007

Why Adam Reiser chose Zilker

We bought the old house on this lot in 2007. In 2012 we found out that it had a mold-toxin that was making our family sick. We decided that we loved this corner of Austin so much that rather than just sell it, we tore it down and built the healthiest, cleanest house possible. Today, we build healthy houses for people across Austin, and give back to our city as much as we can. Our home is beautiful to look at, peaceful to be in, and is surrounded by nature and privacy - even though it's steps from all of the excitement and activity of downtown Austin, Texas.

What makes this house unique

If you are chemically sensitive, don't like VOC's, react to mold, or just like staying in healthy, clean places, this is your sanctuary in Austin.

Amenities

Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All bachelor/bachelorette/birthday parties/gatherings of any kind need to cleared by the host BEFORE booking.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master suite bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Jack & Jill bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pocket bathroom - toilet
    Apartment Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms, one with jacuzzi tub and walk in shower, and one half bath downstairs for entertaining.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Office - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 queen
  • Two king and five queen beds, all with organic mattresses and sheets.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
SXSW, ACL, F1, and other Austin event weekends are subject to higher prices. No bachelor parties, weddings, or celebrations should be booked without first contacting us. There is a $50 fee per guest PER NIGHT for all groups over 8. This is a non-smoking property, and evidence of smoking will result in a $500 charge.

Reviews

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Skyline views with huge yard, native Texas gardens to entertain, on a quiet st.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Welcoming, comfortable and roomy

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our mixed-age group of folks gathered in Austin for a graduation. Although our weekend weather temperatures ranged from 95 - 100 degrees, the house was cool, the porches were shaded, and the sprinkler and kiddy pool was well-used!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house! We throroughly enjoyed our stay- great indoor and outdoor space! Adam was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A very special home, incredible location, beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is modern and sleek and warm and comfortable all at once, a lot like Austin. The beds were super comfortable! Adam was terrific, available at a moment’s notice if we needed him but gave us our privacy. Looking forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this modern home close to downtown. The large yard was an added bonus and was great for enjoying the weather. The owner was very responsive and helpful in providing recommendations. I highly recommend this property to families and groups who want to enjoy Austin in a nice neighborhood conveniently located near many of Austin's attractions!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and unique property.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, modern comfortable home, and great host. highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

The modern property is beautiful and perfectly located. It was comfortable and clean. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe.

Adam is a great host who was always easy to reach and offered excellent recommendations for dining around town.

I would highly recommend this listing.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gibson
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Butler Park Pitch & Putt
Nearest Train
1 Miles
AMTRAK
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Uchi
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Galveston

Walking distance to Uchi, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Shake Shack, great coffee, bars, tex-mdx, barbeque, and live music. All within WALKING distance.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $750

SXSW, ACL, F1, and other Austin event weekends are subject to higher prices. No bachelor parties, weddings, or celebrations should be booked without first contacting us. There is a $50 fee per guest PER NIGHT for all parties over 8. This is a non-smoking property, and evidence of smoking will result in a $500 charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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