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Sweet Downtown Home! GIGABIT Internet, 1 Gbps up and down!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, King size beds, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

Key highlights

-GIGABIT Internet, 1 Gbps up and down! Ready for your SXSW needs and more!

- Luxuriously setup for comfort in a quite neighborhood, perfect place to come home to after a workday or a night in town

- Just 1.5 miles from Austin Convention Center and downtown, bus / hike / bike to downtown

- Productive office setup with high speed internet, 21' monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner, phone with free long distance

- 3 blocks from Lady Bird Lake, come and enjoy hiking / biking / running / birding and the beautiful Austin skyline and sunsets

- Well stocked kitchen with bean grinder, espresso machine, fresh coffee beans, organic olive oil and much more

- Licensed by the City of Austin for short term rental OL 2013 009172

The Town Lake Home is a cozy Spanish-style house, surrounded by a beautiful tree-filled lot, including 2 large pecan trees. If you are here for business, meditation, or fun, our house has the perfect vibe.

Conveniently located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood, just 5 minutes away from the historic, entertainment and business district, the town lake home offers easy access to festivals, activities and businesses. East Austin, our neighborhood, has just ranked at number 7 on Forbes’ hippest hipster neighborhood of America list.

Amenities: the Town Lake Home is well-appointed and bathed with soothing natural light. Many of the windows have views of the trees and all are dressed with shades to provide your preferred level of darkness. Newly renovated, modernly furnished, and cleaned to the utmost detail, it comfortably sleeps 5 people.

Living room is embraced by an inviting suede sectional couch and a HDTV with cable.

Dining room with decorative fireplace seats 6 in a beautiful black and cherry wooden table. Mats, tablecloth, cloth napkins, glassware, both porcelain and non-breakable tableware, are provided for your formal or informal dinning experience.

The kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience. It has a gas stove, microwave, fridge, blender, electric beater, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee and espresso machines, tea kettle, chef knives, Rachel Ray pots and pans, bake ware, preparing utensils, serving utensils and bowls. Samples of organic spices, organic extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, caf and decaf organic coffee beans and tea bags, sugar and sweetener are provided. Dish towels, drying rack, drying mat, paper towels and dish soap are included.

Both bedrooms have king size beds with ergonomic mattresses, luxurious sheets – 600 count Egyptian cotton – and many pillows. Both bedrooms have HDTV/cable and the master bedroom has surround sound.

Laundry: the washer and drier are located in the kitchen with perfume and dye free detergent available.

Study: the relaxing euro lounger in the study provides an excellent reading nook. It lays flat to a full size bed. In addition, the study is furnished with a desk, an ergonomic chair, a flat computer screen and wireless keyboard and mouse that you can connect to your laptop. A printer/fax machine is available and some printer paper is provided, along with a phone through which you can make free local and long distance calls. With high speed wifi, you can easily work in this stress-free environment. WE JUST ADDED A ROLAND DIGITAL PIANO! Full size, 88 keys, 3 pedals, touch sensitive action. New pictures coming soon.

Bathroom: plush soft towels, basic toiletries (small samples of soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and toilet paper),basic first aid kit and hair dryer accompany our cute and sanitized bathroom.

Child friendly equipment is provided upon request at registration including an adorable square Graco pack and play with 100% cotton flannel fitted sheet, sleek boon high chair with 5 point harness, and sanitized toys. Child plate settings and silverware are also included.

Handicap accessibility: typically, Spanish style homes have one floor but asymmetrical level plans, creating one or two steps in between some of the quarters. Keep that in mind if you are bringing small children or mobility-challenged guests.

Outdoor space and parking: a wood pellet smoker-grill and an inviting patio dinning set provides the perfect opportunity for some Texas style BBQ or just some relaxation under the trees. Our lot is fenced and gated and you may park inside or on the street right in front of our property.

Neighborhood: enjoy Lady Bird Lake, formally known as Town Lake, just 2 blocks away from the house for a picnic, stroll, run, bike ride or fishing in its lush 14 miles trail. This trail has many different parks such as the festival beach park, Zilker park, Barton springs pool and auditorium shores to name a few. It also has access to other venues such as fiesta gardens, the long center for the performing arts, the Zilker botanical garden, the Umlauf sculpture garden and the Austin nature center. Live outdoor music concerts are abundant and this area, from classical to blues and everything in between.

Lady Bird Lake and its surroundings host a variety of festivals such as ACL, SXSW, bat, kite, reggae, Celtic, pecan street festivals and many more.

Shopping: with local groceries stores, farmer’s market, health food store such as whole foods just minutes away, you could very well take advantage of our well-equipped kitchen. If you are looking to enhance your wardrobe, just minutes away is the 2nd street district, where Texas warmth meets Austin cool. Within 7-15 minutes away there are many shopping centers and malls such as Barton Creek Square mall and the domain, featuring 1,300,000 square feet of upscale and mainstream retail. For impressive savings and great variety, the San Marcos premium outlet, hosting 140 stores, is 40 minutes away.

Eateries: walk 5 blocks to Mr. Natural, a natural foods restaurant (gluten free and vegetarian), bakery, juice bar and health food store. Walk 6 blocks to Las Cazuelas, an authentic Mexican restaurant with the best al pastor tacos and torta milanesa in town. Walk a few more blocks to Cenote coffee shop, just voted the “best coffee in Austin”. Within a mile ride away, you have a great variety of cuisines to choose from: Brazilian, Colombian, french, Italian, BBQ, American, Asian and more. Oh, and did i mentioned the many food trailers?

Nightlife: the town lake home is a hop away from all that Austin has to offer for your nightlife. From the historic 6th street, the new upcoming Rainey street, the upscale warehouse district, to our own east Austin neighborhood nightlife, you will find bars, dance clubs, comedy clubs and live theaters to satisfy any taste. And, of course, as Austin is the “live music capital of world,” there is plenty of live music!

Restrictions: in consideration of all guests and our neighbors: no pets, absolutely no smoking anywhere in our property (inside or outside), or excessively loud parties are allowed. A contract agreeing to pay for smoke, party damage, or seriously careless damage is required. If more than 5 people will be in your party, please inform us of the number ahead of time. No gatherings of large number of people will be allowed-this is our home, not a party venue – we respect our home and neighbors and expect our guests to do the same. Children may not be left unsupervised. Minimum rental age of 25 is required.

The Town Lake Home is truly the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners, event goers, and business travelers. Come enjoy our wonderful home!

More Details

Owner
Paola and Aditya
Member since: 2012
Speaks: portuguese, hindi
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Paola and Aditya

Austin’s diversity in culture, style and outdoor activities makes this city the perfect home for this musician/teacher/engineer/nature lovers/international couple. We love here! Coming from Brazil and India, we couldn't ask for a better place!

Paola and Aditya purchased this house in 2012

Why Paola and Aditya chose East Downtown

We simply love downtown Austin. You see, we fell in love with each other salsa dancing at many of Austin’s great live music locations.

As often as we can, we visit Lady Bird Lake for a relaxing hike & bike outing, followed by an indulgent meal in one of downtown’s world famous local eateries. We have always wanted to take a vacation in our 'own' town, just by traveling a bit south. When this delightful and character filled property right by the lake became available, we jumped on it!

The 'fight' was fierce as lots of potential buyers felt captivated by this property as well.

The care that this home’s previous owners showered on it can be summarized by the shared quote from both buyer & seller’s real state agents after closing:

“In our collective 40 years in real estate in Austin, we have not seen such a high demand property”. We are fortunate to call this our home away from home, and hope that the TOWN LAKE HOME will be the same for you.

Amenities

East Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Cute and clean bathroom with soft plush towels, hair dryer, first aid kit and start-up amenities (tissue, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hand soap, bar soap)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable euro lounger lays flat into a full size bed
  • Two luxurious king beds with ergonomic mattresses. Lots of pillows, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton super soft sheets washed with dye and perfume free laundry detergent. Pillows and mattress have hypoallergenic covers. Blankets provided. Comfortable euro lounger opens flat into a full size bed. Mattress cover, sheets, pillows and blanket provided. Pack and Play(including 100% cotton flannel sheets and cover) , and high chair available upon request. Both bedrooms are equipped with HDTVs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Roland Digital Piano (88 keys, 3 pedals, touch sensitive action), iron, iron board, alarm clocks, fans, hangers, blankets, novels, children books, board games, mirrors,lamps, luggage racks.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 51 reviews
San Antonio, Tx
5

Clean, comfortable, easy access to the city.

  • 5 of 5

This property is outstanding. Private off street parking, fully equipped kitchen, high speed internet, very comfortable beds. Everything one could hope for,even for a long or short stay. One of the best we have experienced. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
5

Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

Being in town for work, this was a perfect house. It was close to downtown and a bunch of great restaurants. Sitting in the yard to do some writing was a terrific way to end the day.

Paola and Aditya ensured that the stay was as smooth as possible. Check-in was a breeze and everything was explained in the house guidebook. Clean, cozy, and quiet.

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

Perfect getaway from my hard work!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my needs. Close to the Convention Center where all of my activities were happening. Bed was perfect after a long day!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would not recommend.

  • 1 of 5

It's a great location, but the house is old. When we got there we realized that the legs on the king bed frame were broken. We notified the owners, but had to sleep in the bed that night; very uncomfortable. The second night we slept on the mattress on the floor and the bed frame was fixed the next day. Though they fixed the bed it would have been nice to be offered a discount for the inconvenience, but that didn't happen. Paint is peeling from the doors and in the bathroom. The bathtub is funky with moldy grout. The counter behind the sink is rotting through. Whoever cleans doesn't do a very good job. I cooked alot in the kitchen and in cleaning up I noticed that noone has cleaned the counters thoroughly in a long time. Grime along the wall edge and the corners. I found that pretty gross. The back patio area was unusable. It's not well kept. A palm frond crashed down on the table. The patio needed weeding and sweeping. There was nothing inviting about it. I would not recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, clean home with comfy beds. Well supplied with beer samples and snacks in the fridge.

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to water and quick drive to downtown. Quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home for our couples get-away!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our vacation to Austin! We were welcomed with a binder FULL of information, wine, beer, and snacks! The home was clean and well organized with specific instructions for operating anything you needed to in the home. The beds were AMAZING! The owners were easily contacted and replied promptly to questions we had.

The neighborhood is quiet and well located. The Ann and Roy Butler Trail that goes around Lady Bird Lake, is just down the street. We finally got adventurous and used the trail to get home one evening, it was about a one mile walk home from Rainy Street. It is not lighted, so you might want to head back before sunset. We could have used the trail to get around more than we did. We used Ride Share Austin (like Uber or Lyft) to request all of our rides from the home. It was quite affordable, quick, and some of the friendliest people driving.

We ate at the Laundrette (twice), just down the street, and were impressed by their cuisine. We also kayaked on Lady Bird Lake, took and incredible bike tour with Texas Bike Tours (highly recommend), watched the bats emerge at Congress Bridge, and enjoyed the trails and many options for dinner. Austin is a great vacation location, and Town Lake Home was the perfect resting spot for our trip! Thanks, Paola and Aditya!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hipster East side bars, 6th street bars
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Butler Park Pitch & Putt
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-35
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
East Cezar Chavez restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lady Bird Lake

Forbes Magazine ranked East Austin one of the America's Top Hipster Neighborhoods. East Austin earned the 7th place in this list due to its diversity in style and culture: a variety of food trucks and locally-owned bars and restaurants, walk ability score, saturation of coffee shops per capita, number and frequency of farmers market, and residents with artistic occupations.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates subject to change until booking is completed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund