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Newly Renovated 1200sf 2br/2ba in Excellent Location!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Updated 2 bedroom/2bath in excellent location near everything!

Comfy, clean, modern/updated duplex. Large living area with 45' flatscreen (w/cable), wifi, a large comfortable sectional, open floorplan, eat-in kitchen that seats 6-8. Has a small office nook in living area for when you need to check in with the home office. Almost everything is brand new. Kitchen has new stainless appliances, bathrooms redone, new flooring throughout. Huge master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and reading area. New, modern washer/dryer in case you want to catch up on laundry. Small private backyard for sitting outside under the trees. Location is great. Perfectly situated for North Austin Access (Domain, Arboretum), downtown (just a few minutes down MOPAC), Central Austin (just across from Allendale and other cool areas) and the lakes. Grab a Car2Go just around the corner and explore the city! This is just a very comfortable place to use as home base in Austin. Perfect for access to Google, Dell, IBM, Seton North, Apple, Flextronics, National Instruments, and a host of others. Why stay in a stuffy hotel when you can have all the comforts of home?? City of Austin Operating License 2013-065888.

Trenton Riley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Trenton Riley

I split time between Austin and San Diego (two GREAT places!!) This is my Austin home and I love it.

Trenton Riley purchased this house in 2013

Why Trenton Riley chose Balcones Terrace

I bought this property because it is in a great little neighborhood, has excellent access to Central and North Austin, and has a great feel to it. This unit sits back off the street and has a very private feel to it. Very comfortable.

What makes this house unique

I loved the private little backyard (still in the potential stage) and the big trees in the yard! The property is uniquely positioned near Mopac for easy access to downtown AND very close to the Technology Corridor. Perfect for access to Google, Dell, IBM, Seton North, Apple, Flextronics, National Instruments, and a host of others. One exit from the Domain. Why stay in a stuffy hotel when you can have all the comforts of home??


Balcones Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large, clean bathroom close to 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Nicely Renovated with walk-in shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge Bedroom with En-Suite Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Nice sized bedroom adjacent to master
  • Master bedroom is huge and comfortable with a reading nook and retro feel. Large walk in closet with suitcase stands and hangers (both rooms).
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
2 Army type cots for kids... extra two sleeping spaces for kids (or smaller adults). Put the adults/older kids in the bedrooms and let the younger kids 'camp out' in the living room with the TV!!


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Newly Renovated 1200sf 2br/2ba in Excellent Location!!
average rating of 4.9242425 based on 66 reviews
Laurel, Md

Splendid and ideal

  • 5 of 5

This cozy bungalow is excellently appointed, beautifully staged and more than adequately stocked. It feels like home the moment you walk in. The pre-visit “instructions/info sheet” is awesome and sets you up to hit the ground running. My wife and I really enjoyed quiet evenings having a glass of wine in the private backyard. I will definitely stay here every time I come to town. Unless you, reading this, are currently checked in that is.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed!
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Everything went smoothly and as expected.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, TX

Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place to stay while enjoying Austin. Good location in safe neighborhood. Loved the backyard.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and well-furnished

  • 5 of 5

We booked this duplex last minute and luckily it turned out to be just what we needed. Trenton (the owner) has a very easy check in/ check out process and he emailed us all important info before our arrival. We had some last minute schedule changes with friends but he was very patient was willing to accommodate if needed.

Located in a small neighborhood off MOPAC its has easy access to everywhere. Just across the highway are any Major store franchises you'd need for toiletries, grocers, etc. Downtown is about 10min drive, 15 to reach south Austin. I didn't mind the duplex being outside of town (it was nice to get away after a long day in the crowded city) but unfortunately at night they shut down the highway (MOPAC) for construction which made for a longer drives home then expected.

We only ran into the gentleman who lives in the other half of the duplex once, he is a nice man with an even friendlier cat named Pole Salad ☺️. If you get a chance to look closely his name is engraved in the driveway cement!

All in all this place ended up being a great value. Next time we may consider staying in one of austin's neighboorhoods that has a bit more to experience and explore, but for a clean and comfortable stay (the master has a great feather mattress) this place is great for the price!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This property was what we were looking for when we visited Austin recently for RTX. Beds were comfortable, house was roomy, backyard was cute & big enough for the couple of days with our dogs. The bathrooms were clean & spacious, plenty of linens bathroom & bedroom wise, and we really appreciated the household items like dish soap and laundry soap being available!

My only suggestion to the owner would be to make sure whoever cleans checks under the couch - my dog found some fries! Which, how would you know if you weren't the one who spilled them, the guest who made that mess should have been more responsible.

I will definitely see if this property is available the next time we visit Austin!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful remarks! Your suggestion has been noted any my cleaning crew will make sure they do it from now on!! Come back any time!!!!
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Houston, Texas

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the home very much. The master bedroom was amazing! It was very large with a super comfortable bed and large walk in shower. It was clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our trip - even reusable grocery bags (Because Austin Band Plastic Bags)!

The lights out back were an added bonus, we so enjoyed relaxing out back in he evenings.

We definitely would recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund