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Cozy and Affordable Retreat--Minutes from Downtown, Barton Springs

(38 Reviews)

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Facade of the house--studio is on the first floor facing the rear yard.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

If you come to Austin, you will likely spend most of your time outside the house. So rent this quaint, cozy little studio in the heart of the Zilker area and save money to spend on activities! The studio (meaning no separate living room) is located on the ground level of a stone triplex built in the 1940s. It has been completely renovated and boasts fresh, natural materials, including stained concrete floors and countertops, painted stucco walls, and restored wood windows that let in loads of natural light. The studio is surrounded by a large, private patio with lots of shade and seating.

You can rent the studio to sleep a total of 2, or you can combine it with one or both of the other units in the house to sleep a total of 4 or 6. Too see the other units, please type their listing numbers in the VRBO search bar: 450977 ('Treetop Suite') and 442385 ('Urban Hideaway').

All 3 units have clean, crisp linens, quality furnishings, and original art. Our WiFi connection is good, and the patios are a great place to enjoy the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood only five minutes from downtown and the SoCo district, and walking distance of the South Lamar (“SoLa”) district.

We offer bikes for you to explore the many things to do within walking or biking distance from the house. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, check out the greenbelt along Barton Creek or Barton Springs Pool--each about a mile away. If you are looking for great food, you are just around the corner from the iconic Matt's El Rancho and the fabulous 'Restaurant Row' on Barton Springs Road. Walk to the ACL music festival or enjoy live outdoor summer theater at Zilker Park. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Zilker Botanical Garden are beautiful places to explore and picnic. At the end of the day, dance to live country music at the locally-famous hole in the wall--the Broken Spoke. Or check out the HighBall retro bowling alley/karaoke bar and neighboring Alamo Drafthouse Cinema--uniquely Austin experiences.

If you want to venture outside the neighborhood, we're also close to the University of Texas and the Highland Lakes just west of town. We are happy to recommend things to do and places to see.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Inquire about our shuttle service to the ACL festival or other Zilker events....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Playing cards provided. Additional games available on request....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided for use in the studio. Must bring your own towels for recreational use....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    K-Cup brewer...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A few basic spices, cooking oil, and sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

4.8
from 38 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June Special
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
1 night min stay
$105
$599 $1,950
July Special
Jul 5 - Jul 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$105
$599 $1,950
Austin City Limits Festival #1
Oct 5 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$289
Austin City Limits Festival #2
Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$289
Formula 1 Racing
Oct 20 - Oct 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$199
SXSW
Mar 8 - Mar 18, 2018
4 night min stay
$219
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$119
$714 $2,150
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $65
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

THERE IS NO TAX ON ANY STAY OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (IGNORE TAX IF QUOTED TO YOU!!!!!)

Minimum rental age 25 (must be verified)

Minimum 2 night stay on weekends.

We pay a 2.5% fee for any credit card payments we receive. If you pay with an international credit card that carries a higher fee, we will have to add the fee overage to you rent or deduct it from your damage deposit. Feel free to ask in advance if this applies to your card. Thanks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Barton Springs, Zilker Park and Botanical Garden, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, the Greenbelt (great hiking, biking, and swimming holes), Lady Bird Lake (walking trail, canoeing, kayaking, boat tours of city); Fabulous local restaurants within walking distance, 'SoCo' district, Dancing at the famous 'Broken Spoke,' and only 5 minutes to Downtown

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We are a husband and wife team that loves old houses. We were each renovating our own 1940's era home when we met. Since then, we've acquired two additional homes and had four children. We love spending time with both--keeping the houses in great shape for years to come and keeping the kids busy and fed! One of us is a native Austinite and the other has been here since 1995, so feel free to ask us anything you want to know about Austin, and we will try our best to help.

Why the Owner Chose Zilker, Austin, TX, USA:
Location and character. Close to downtown, yet nestled in a quiet, established neighborhood with mature trees and great opportunities to explore nature. A unique structure--beautiful natural stone and concrete block construction originally built as a carriage house but easily converted to unique rental apartments

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Original, natural building materials give the house character and soul. Clean and manicured outdoor areas extend the enjoyable space of the apartments. Clean and crisp linens and furnishings make for a relaxing and enjoyable retreat.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Facade of the house--studio is on the first floor facing the rear yard.

    Facade of the house--studio is on the first floor facing the rear yard.

  • View from the front door, all the way through to the kitchen windows.

    View from the front door, all the way through to the kitchen windows.

  • Fine linens and pillow-top comfort

    Fine linens and pillow-top comfort

  • Nice-sized closet and dresser.

    Nice-sized closet and dresser.

  • Dining area. Table expands for extra work surface or dinner guests.

    Dining area. Table expands for extra work surface or dinner guests.

  • Roomy kitchen with new appliances and all the necessities.

    Roomy kitchen with new appliances and all the necessities.

  • Some of the seating on your private patio.

    Some of the seating on your private patio.

  • Enjoy warm Austin nights at home or on the town.

    Enjoy warm Austin nights at home or on the town.

  • Walking distance to Barton Springs---Austin's one-of-a-kind swimming hole

    Walking distance to Barton Springs---Austin's one-of-a-kind swimming hole

  • Ride to Town Lake, where you can canoe, row, or jog the trails through downtown.

    Ride to Town Lake, where you can canoe, row, or jog the trails through downtown.

  • Private entrance to studio--surrounded by shaded gravel patios.

    Private entrance to studio--surrounded by shaded gravel patios.

  • Notice the private patio on view from every window.

    Notice the private patio on view from every window.

  • The bathroom is the smallest you will find--but it does the job!

    The bathroom is the smallest you will find--but it does the job!

  • Everything fresh.

    Everything fresh.

  • Natural materials like concrete countertops and floors.

    Natural materials like concrete countertops and floors.

  • We have 3 speed cruisers available for use...

    We have 3 speed cruisers available for use...

  • Walk to Zilker Park--home to Barton Springs, music festivals, outdoor theater...

    Walk to Zilker Park--home to Barton Springs, music festivals, outdoor theater...

  • The Floor Plan

    The Floor Plan

VRBO #423250

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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