Bat City House in the Castle Hill Historic District, Downtown Austin

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Bat City House is a 1920's restoration of a classic craftsman home, sitting on the hillside just to the west of the heart of downtown Austin.

With a modern and contemporary style, these private guest quarters were added to the lower level during the restoration process. Featuring a fully equipped kitchen, open floor plan kitchen/living/dining room areas with large windows for downtown views, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, washer and dryer, private guest entrance, and french doors that open to a large private backyard for outdoor dining.

Reserved parking is conveniently located at the street in front of property, and we offer private, covered and gated parking upon request (best used if you decide to store your car during your stay). The rental is also equipped with a security system (security code provide upon request).

Located just blocks from everything downtown Austin, but quiet, safe, secure and private.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1670 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking is permitted outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Call with pet details...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Large bedroom with large bath, double vanity, tub and shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Large bedroom with private bath, large glass walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This bedroom will share a bathroom...moreless

  • Bedrooms also include TV, Cable and Internet Wifi

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large bathroom with double vanity sinks, tub and shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Large bathroom with walk-in glass shower...moreless

  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Body Lotion, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Towels and Washcloths provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Additional Services UPON REQUEST: Whole Foods Shopping Dry Cleaner delivery and pick-up House Keeping Airport Transportation Inquire from host for additional information or requests. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Grande (Tivo), includes HBO and Showtime premium channels. Smart system with Nexflix and other streaming apps available. ...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just a few block walk to everything downtown...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Inside and Outside Dining areas available. Indoors and outdoors dining areas available, both facing downtown....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Secure Wireless Internet 'Wifi'...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open Floor plan, views of downtown, large flatscreen TV with High Definition, Wifi...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private off-street gated parking available for one automobile, and two guest passes provided for street side parking. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size High Efficiency Washer available...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig 'K Cup' machine with a selection of teas and coffee provided. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots, Pan, Dishes, Glasses and Utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher with dish washing tabs available...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open Floor Plan, Full Kitchen, Dining Area, Open to Living Room....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave / Convection Oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric Convection / Microwave Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Tea, creamer and sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full Size with Ice Maker and Door Filtered Water Dispenser ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Enjoy a private outdoors space facing downtown and under the canopy of some of the largest century oaks trees in the area. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Featuring an outdoor dining area and a beautifully landscaped yard, great for outdoor dining and evening cocktails with friends. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$315 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning (after stay) $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%


CHECK-IN 4:00 P.M (or later)

CHECK-OUT 11:00 A.M. (or earlier)

*** any request for early arrival and late check-out times need to be prior coordinated and approved, and may not be permitted if there is a conflict with another reservation. ***

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Altering the number of guests after booking may not be permitted. Call with special requests or needs. Discounts are available for bookings of more than 7 days.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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9.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Z-Tejas Restaurant and Bar
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lions Municipal Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 35
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
24 Hour Diner

Car: Not Necessary

This home was originally built in the 1920's, recently restored and updated, and adding a modern guest quarters with full accommodations and amenities (full kitchen and living room with open floor plan). Located in the Castle Hill Historic District downtown Austin, within short walking distance to everything Downtown, including:

Whole Foods Market, Texas State Capitol, University of Texas Campus, Austin City Limits Soundstage at the W Hotel, Lady Bird Lake / Town lake, Hike and Bike Trails, Barton Springs (natural spring fed pool for swimming year round), Zilker Park (location of the ACL Festival), Farmer's Market, Bullock Texas State History Museum, IMAX Cinema, Live Theaters, many Live Music venues, Historic 6th Street District for Bars and a lively night scene.

A Must See !!! Austin Bats, Largest Urban Bat Colony in North America.

The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue bridge in downtown Austin is the spring and summer home to some 750,000 bats with up to 1.5 million bats at the peak of the bat-watching season. Take a walk to Congress Avenue bridge just before sunset, and watch the bats take flight. It's a spectacular sight to see.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Owners are Chuck Hughes and Albert Percival. Chuck is a real estate broker and agent, and Albert is an attorney.

Why the Owner Chose Clarksville, Austin, TX, USA:
Stay in the Castle Hill Historic District and get a taste of both the old and new Austin. Private home, fully renovated, walkable to everything downtown, shopping, restaurants, parks, lakes and activities. Safe, Secure, Private, Quiet with Views and Amenities

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique Downtown Property, Private Home with Views and Amenities.

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian



  • House Front

    House Front

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen open to Dining

    Kitchen open to Dining

  • King Bedroom with ensuite bathroom

    King Bedroom with ensuite bathroom

  • King Bedroom's Bath (double vanity)

    King Bedroom's Bath (double vanity)

  • Queen Bedroom with ensuite bathroom (Sleep Number Mattress)

    Queen Bedroom with ensuite bathroom (Sleep Number Mattress)

  • Queen Bedroom's Bath (walk-in shower)

    Queen Bedroom's Bath (walk-in shower)

  • Washer and Dryer

    Washer and Dryer

  • Private outdoor dining patio

    Private outdoor dining patio

  • Yard Sculpture (Wings from the movie Castaway)

    Yard Sculpture (Wings from the movie Castaway)

  • Welcome to Austin (street art)

    Welcome to Austin (street art)

  • Whole Foods Market 
(3 blocks away) ( Flagship store and Corporate Headquarters)

    Whole Foods Market (3 blocks away) ( Flagship store and Corporate Headquarters)

  • Living Room - open to Dining and Kitchen

    Living Room - open to Dining and Kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Keurig Coffee and Tea

    Keurig Coffee and Tea

  • King Bedroom's Bath (double vanity, shower/tub)

    King Bedroom's Bath (double vanity, shower/tub)

  • King Bedroom's Bath (shower/tub)

    King Bedroom's Bath (shower/tub)

  • Queen Bedroom's Bath

    Queen Bedroom's Bath

  • Guest Queen Bedroom (Sleep Number Mattress)

    Guest Queen Bedroom (Sleep Number Mattress)

  • Private yard with dining area

    Private yard with dining area

  • Private outdoor seating patio

    Private outdoor seating patio

  • Zen Garden

    Zen Garden

  • City Bike Rental Station (locations throughout downtown and parks)

    City Bike Rental Station (locations throughout downtown and parks)

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Bat City House In The Castle Hill Historic District, Downtown Austin

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