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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs

Zilker, Austin, TX, USA
  • House600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights

1 Bedroom Flat in the Heart of the Zilker Area

Our 1-bedroom flat is located on the ground level of a stone triplex built in the 1940s. It has been completely renovated to expose interior brick walls and stained concrete floors, and enjoys its own private patio set up for outdoor dining.

You can rent the Flat 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. To see the other units, please enter their listing numbers in the VRBO search bar: 450977 (1 bedroom unit) and 423250 (studio).

All 3 units have clean, crisp linens, quality furnishings and original art. Our WiFi connection is good and there are lots of things to do close at hand, nestled in the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood.

We have bikes for your use wherever you may venture. We are 5 minutes from Downtown and the SoCo district, just south of the river that runs through town. We are walking distance from Zilker Park, home to the famous natural pool known as Barton Springs, and also home to the ACL Festival, outdoor summer theater, and the annual Kite Festival. Walk to Lady Bird Lake, where you can paddle board, canoe, or jog the trails. We are in the midst of excellent eateries and unique Austin entertainment like the Broken Spoke, the Highball retro bowling alley, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, in an area known as the South Lamar (“SOLA”) district.

If you want to venture outside the neighborhood, we are 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.


Ann Giles

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Ann Giles

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.

Ann Giles purchased this House in 1998

Why Ann Giles chose Zilker

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

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • 1


          • Guests provide their own meals


              • Iron & Board
              • Air Conditioning
                Quiet, brand new high-efficiency central
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
                Quiet, brand new high-efficiency central
              • Internet
                High speed wireless
              • Clothes Dryer
                Shared with other guests in the triplex.
              • Linens Provided
                All linens provided.
              • Living Room
                Combined living/dining/kitchen area.
              • Parking
                Off-street parking on gravel parking court and on street in front of house.
              • Towels Provided
                All bath linens provided. No recreational towels provided at this time, but available on request.
              • Washing Machine
                Shared with other guests in the triplex.


                  • Microwave
                  • Coffee Maker
                    K-Cup brewer
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                    With Icemaker
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                    Minimal pantry items such as sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, and a few spices.
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • comfy seating for 3 people


                          • DVD Player
                          • Games
                            Playing cards provided. Other games available on request.
                          • Satellite / Cable
                          • Television
                            Cable programming included.
                          • Video Library


                              • Bicycles
                                2 available for your use.
                              • Deck / Patio
                                With table and seating for 4.
                              • Golf
                                9-hole, par 3 course and miniature golf course both located within 2 miles of the house. true golf courses abound in greater austin.
                              • Kayak / Canoe
                                Rentals available at Zilker Park, in walking distance from the house.
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Tennis
                                Tennis court located 3-4 blocks away at local park.


                                  • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                      • marina
                                      • botanical garden
                                      • cinemas
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • library
                                      • live theater
                                      • churches
                                      • museums
                                      • playground
                                      • recreation center
                                      • restaurants
                                      • synagogues
                                      • zoo

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • paddle boating
                                          • antiquing
                                          • boating
                                          • horseback riding
                                          • miniature golf
                                          • outlet shopping
                                          • bird watching
                                          • scenic drives
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • laundromat
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • roller blading
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • rock climbing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • snorkeling
                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • water skiing
                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                      • Ask about our shuttle service to ACL Festival and other Zilker events.

                                                        38 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Very convenient location and nice VRBO

                                                        Carrie E.Oreland, Pennsylvania

                                                        The owner was excellent to deal with. This is GREAT Austin neighborhood - so close to down by and very close to Zilker Park, Barton Springs, many, many restaurants. We often got take out from Wheatsville Coop one mile down on Lamar and brought that back and ate at the house. House has basics covered. Nice patio to sit on if weather is good. It is the first floor unit and there is a unit above. We did hear them - but it wasn't loud - but if you are very light sleeper you should be aware. Neighborhood is lovely quiet neighborhood. Enjoyed evening strolls enjoying all them many different types of houses in neighborhood.

                                                        Very charming and comfortable. Great location, near everything.

                                                        Jack and Claudia M.

                                                        Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Very comfortable, including bed!


                                                        chad l.

                                                        Exactly what we were looking for

                                                        Cute and convenient!

                                                        Dawn W.

                                                        Ann has been so great to work with: polite and professional. The property fits two perfectly for both short overnights or a longer getaway. We will be renting this property again in the future! .

                                                        Wonderful hideaway :)

                                                        Travis R.

                                                        This truly is an urban hideaway and in a great location. It's spacious, extremely quiet, warm and very inviting. I will definitely stay at this property in the future. Thank you for the warm welcome and the beautiful accommodations. If I could give it 6 stars, I would.

                                                        Amazing cozy space and close to downtown!

                                                        Ashley M.

                                                        Very clean and comfortable. The owners thought of everything and it was so convenient to Barton Springs pool, downtown, and all the great eats on Lamar. We will be back again!


                                                        Zilker, Austin, TX, USA

                                                        We are only 5 minutes from downtown, yet nestled in the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood. We have bikes to explore all there is to see and do within just minutes of the house, including the Barton Creek greenbelt, Zilker Park (home to Barton Springs pool and various festivals and outdoor theater), excellent restaurants and shops, and local night spots like the Broken Spoke and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. In fact there is so much to see and do in our area that we have published a neighborhood guide for our guests.

                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                        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.

                                                        38 Reviews
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