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Zilker Barn - Modern House Near Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom - Set up for Multiple Families

The Zilker Barn is a quite oasis near downtown. The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Within easy walking distance of a dozen restaurants and a short bike ride from Barton Springs, South Congress, Downtown and Lady Bird Lake the house is very well situated for all Austin has to offer. There is one off street parking spot available in the shared driveway and lots of street parking. We also have a set of 6 loaner bikes.

City of Austin occupancy limit is 6 unrelated adults. Larger family groups of up to 10 are welcome once we have passed our additional occupancy inspection (awaiting instructions from City on how to do so).

With four bedrooms the house most comfortably fits 6 adults and some kids. One king room, two queen rooms, and a room with twin bunks and a trundle. One living area has a daybed, and the other living room has a sofa that converts to a full bed. An inflatable full bed available upon request. Each bed has high thread count linens and ample pillows. We also have a roll away crib and a high chair if you are traveling a baby.

The kitchen has been recently remodeled and has a full sized fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and a tea kettle. Lots of dishes, glasses, pots and pans are also available.

Both bathrooms have walk in showers. The hot water is on demand on we provide ample fresh towels. The house has a washer/dryer if you need to freshen your clothes during your stay.

The living room is equipped with a cable TV , free wifi, and lots of magazines.

Our house is licensed by the City of Austin as an STR, and we pay hotel occupancy taxes 2013-005274. Occupancy limit per the City of Austin is a maximum of 6 unrelated adults, and our limit for groups with children / related adults is 10 for the house. More about the City of Austin ordinance regarding STRs can be found online at

For larger groups we also have another rental property with two bedrooms that is available next door. Parties and gatherings are not permitted at this rental. The owners live less than a block away and are available to help with questions or maintenance issues.

More Details

Mary Sledd
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Mary Sledd

I'm a third generation Austinite, and a Realtor specializing in Central Austin real estate. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family and fixing up old houses.

Mary Sledd purchased this barn in 2012

Why Mary Sledd chose Austin

Zilker House is perfectly situated to enjoy Austin. We are close to many restaurants, bars and outdoor areas. Our house has been very lovingly restored and is both modern and charming.

What makes this barn unique

If you are looking for the best events in Austin we can help you find them. In addition be being life long Austinites we run a website called Do512 that is the authority on all of the events going on in Austin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Zilker Barn is a great place for a group to stay in Austin! Our group of 8 adults fit comfortably in the home. The location is absolutely superb (walking distance from food, bars, and shopping) and the home was immaculate. I definitely recommend the Zilker Barn for any group staying in Austin. Mary is very quick to respond and was a pleasure to work with!
Oct 2013
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Zilker Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Upstairs Living Area - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Air bed and Sofa bed
    Downstairs Living Area - 1 twin/ single , Daybed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Zilker Barn - Modern House Near Downtown
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house/barn was great! We had a 3 couples stay in the barn for a weekend in Austin and we had a fantastic time! I definitely recommend renting this out if you want a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable and easy

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine adults stayed in the barn over a long weekend and it was perfect. The space is beautiful and open, great for gathering, and we were able to walk to awesome food and over to Zilker Park. Downtown and the airport are both a quick Uber ride away. The barn has all of the basics in terms of kitchen stuff, towels, hair dryers, etc., and the bikes are nice to have for quick errands if you don't have a car. Mary was hands-off but helpful when we needed her, so all around a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 4 of 5

We spent 3 nights there for a bachelorette weekend and loved it! Our only issue all weekend was that we ran out of mirrors! (7 girls and two bathroom mirrors just wasn't enough!) Walking distance to a lot of great places to eat and drink. Also note you must share the 6 bikes with another property.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barn Party

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the Zilker Barn and the front house (#499147) and could not have asked for a more perfect location for a girls-reunion weekend! With 12 girls, the two homes provided more then enough space to relax, sleep comfortably in beds, enjoy a morning cup of coffee and so much more! The state of the arts kitchens (3), 3 bathrooms, 3 washer and dryers, beds for 15+, and large yards provided a true vacation home feel (note, the barn offers 2 kitchens/bathrooms, the additional listing offers 1 kitchen/bathroom). I would move in tomorrow if I could. The house is wonderfully located just off of South Lamar offering quick access to restaurants, food trucks, south congress shopping, zilker park, barton springs, lady bird lake, corner bar and night life. The house was BEAUTIFUL and offered a luxurious, comfortable, clean place to rest after a full day of activities. Mary was the most wonderful hostess that responded quickly to all of our questions and concerns when booking the trip. We will be back! Thank you Zilker Barn for a memorable weekend! I promise you will not be disappointed if you rent this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our homes. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for being great guests! Y'all are welcome back anytime. Future guests - please don't let the title of this review mislead you. We never allow parties, and we live next door. We LOVE for guests to have a wonderful time and we encourage guests to enjoy the grounds. But we ask that guests refrain from being loud/rowdy/partying.
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South Burlington

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us were in Austin for a conference and chose to stay at Mary's lovely rental instead of a hotel, and we were very glad we did. We rented both houses and it was extremely roomy, emmaculate and comfortable. The furnishings are excellent quality, the beds and linens are dreamy, and there is absolutely everything you need for a home away from home experience (including a great DVD and book collection). A fantastic bonus is the availability of bicycles, which we used to cruise around the neighborhood and circle the lake on Austin's amazing bike path.

Thanks Mary for making our first time in Austin so enjoyable. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Visited Austin from NYC for a girl's getaway. The Zilker House is perfectly located! About a 10-15 drive from the airport and plenty to do within walking distance (Mary provides a book filled with things to do and restaurants in the area). It's only a short drive or bike ride to South Congress Ave and downtown Austin. The house was bright and sunny, very clean and comfortable...loved the décor! Enjoyed my morning coffee sitting outside in the front yard. It's a very nice place to come back to after long days of exploring the city!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Golden Goose
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
El Meson
Car: not necessary

We are near many SXSW venues, less than 2 miles from ACL and only a few blocks from Fantastic Fest.


Rates & Availability

Zilker Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

On weekends we have a three night minimum between March - November.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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