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Hilltop Hideaway Minutes from Downtown, Barton Springs

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Leave the City behind (but yet so close) as you pass through the front gate.

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Hidden in a residential area only 5 minutes from Downtown and 6 blocks from Zilker Park is a nearly 1-acre estate with a view of the western hills. The home is a sprawling, rustic 1930's ranch house that has been updated to enhance its original character. Enjoy the large family kitchen, cozy den with fireplace, romantic master bedroom with a view, and wide open shady lawn with plentiful seating, hammock, and treehouse.

Stay home and enjoy the quiet privacy, where you will have solid WiFi, quality and antique furniture, original art and luxury linens. Or venture out with ease to the many activities nearby. We offer bicycles to explore Barton Springs Pool, hidden wet-weather swimming holes, and the trails of the Barton Creek greenbelt. Or cruise down the hill to Lady Bird Lake, where you can row, canoe, paddle board or circle the trails. There are so many eateries, pubs and coffee houses close by that we’ve published our own guide of “Things to Do, Places To Go, People to See” for your stay. Zilker Park offers the ACL music festival, a kite festival, and live outdoor summer theater. Its botanical garden or the nearby Umlauf Sculpture Garden are great places to 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 oh so close to Downtown, and also to the University of Texas. Just west of town is the Texas Hill County, where you can sail or ski on the Highland Lakes, tour local wineries, or attend a small town festival or market weekend. We’re happy to help with suggestions whenever needed!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Bedrooms 3 and 4 are joined by louvered doors....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Bedrooms 3 and 4 are joined by louvered doors....moreless

  • Bedrooms 3 and 4 form a suite, separated by louvered doors. We have a porta crib available as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main bathroom shared by all except Bedroom 2, which has own....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Accessible only to Bedroom 2...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Lots of puzzles and board games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games:

    Wii System and Games...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    5 minutes from downtown, with a hilltop view of the hill country west of Austin...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table comfortably seats 6, but can fit 8. Adjacent kitchen island sits 4. Two toddler high chairs available (no trays)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning. Wood available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Deluxe single cup brewer. Traditional coffee maker available upon request....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Collector's Quality dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Ultra Quiet Stainless Steel interior...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Custom cabinets and limestone countertops. Interior rock walls, antique lighting....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-In...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All basic cooking oils, vinegars, sauces and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large capacity with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Commercial quality 4 burner gas + electric griddle...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill. Full sized separate smoker....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Austin City Limits Festival
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,399
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,399
Formula 1 Racing
Oct 20 - Oct 23, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,399
SXSW
Mar 9 - Mar 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,499
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,199
$7,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $225
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Minimum rental age of 25 (must be verified). Pricing assumes payment by e-check. If you elect to pay by credit card, a 2.5% fee will be added to the rent (higher for international credit cards).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

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 Barton Hills, Austin, TX, USA:
We fell in love with this property when we discovered it. We were not even looking to buy a house, but stumbled upon it and never looked back. It felt like a move to the country, as it is located on a quiet hilltop with a view of the western hills and gentle breezes blowing through the trees. It is secluded from the street and neighbors, yet right smack in the middle of the City--only minutes from downtown and walking distance to Zilker Park and Barton Springs.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Leave the City behind (but yet so close) as you pass through the front gate.

    Leave the City behind (but yet so close) as you pass through the front gate.

  • Front door.  Leads into kitchen.

    Front door. Leads into kitchen.

  • 4 burner commercial gas cooktop with griddle.

    4 burner commercial gas cooktop with griddle.

  • Kitchen Powder Room.  Antique lighting throughout the house.

    Kitchen Powder Room. Antique lighting throughout the house.

  • Corner chair for reading next to fireplace.

    Corner chair for reading next to fireplace.

  • Master has king-size bed with luxury linens and great morning light.

    Master has king-size bed with luxury linens and great morning light.

  • Primary bathroom with shower and tub.

    Primary bathroom with shower and tub.

  • Bedroom 2 opens onto screen porch and fabulous sunsets.

    Bedroom 2 opens onto screen porch and fabulous sunsets.

  • Bathroom 2, located off Bedroom 2.  Shower only (no tub).

    Bathroom 2, located off Bedroom 2. Shower only (no tub).

  • View from Bedroom 3 into Bedroom 4 through louvered doors.

    View from Bedroom 3 into Bedroom 4 through louvered doors.

  • Game Room has piano, bboard games, DVDs, built-in desk, and W/D

    Game Room has piano, bboard games, DVDs, built-in desk, and W/D

  • Hilltop sunsets--enjoy them from the rocking chairs on the screen porch.

    Hilltop sunsets--enjoy them from the rocking chairs on the screen porch.

  • Room to Roam

    Room to Roam

  • Kitchen with large island, limestone counters, and every cooking necessity.

    Kitchen with large island, limestone counters, and every cooking necessity.

  • Dining room table seats 6 and Island seats 4

    Dining room table seats 6 and Island seats 4

  • Living room is small but cozy with wood-burning fireplace and flat screen

    Living room is small but cozy with wood-burning fireplace and flat screen

  • Master bedroom with adjoining sitting room and library

    Master bedroom with adjoining sitting room and library

  • Night view from the master bedroom.

    Night view from the master bedroom.

  • Hall leading to second bedroom with queen bed and private bath.

    Hall leading to second bedroom with queen bed and private bath.

  • Screen porch as seen from Bedroom 2.

    Screen porch as seen from Bedroom 2.

  • Bedroom 3 with queen bed.  Adjoins Bedroom 4 with louvered doors.

    Bedroom 3 with queen bed. Adjoins Bedroom 4 with louvered doors.

  • Bedroom 4 has twin beds.  We separate them into side by side beds upon request.

    Bedroom 4 has twin beds. We separate them into side by side beds upon request.

  • Kids can enjoy our treehouse and swings.

    Kids can enjoy our treehouse and swings.

  • Barton Springs is 6 blocks away, down the hill at Zilker Park.

    Barton Springs is 6 blocks away, down the hill at Zilker Park.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/24/2016

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