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2 Acre Austin Retreat - Hill Country Setting Yet Close To All

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 5.5 Bathroom Resort Pool and Home Gym - Hill Country Views

Perfect for family and friends gathering in Austin for Thanksgiving, Christmas, F1, SXSW, X-games, family reunions, etc. Our home is in northwest Austin in a neighborhood surrounded by nature preserve. It is the perfect location to have a relaxed and scenic setting, yet you are approx 10 miles to downtown Austin and UT and about 5 miles away from Lake Austin.

The house and neighborhood are very private and quite. The house has 1 king, 3 queens, a full, and a portable crib if needed. There is a separate toy room for those of you with children. Each bedroom except for one connects directly to a bathroom so there is plenty of privacy. There should be plenty of room for 10 adults. Extra spacing available for children if needed.

The floor plan is nice and open. The kitchen opens into a large family room that has ample seating. If you like to play the piano we have an antique baby grand for your playing pleasure.

High speed wireless internet is available.

There is ample seating room in and outdoors for lounging or dining. We eat outside 9 months out of the year. There is a 40,000 gallon pool that is used 7-8 months out of the year. The pool is completely fenced in so you can enjoy the deck with the gates locked and your little one will be safe from the pool. In the summer months, we are in it every day and you hardly know it is hot outside! Outside there is an unfenced side yard with a play scape that you can see from the outdoor dining table.

A detached pool house serves as out weight room with free weights, a treadmill and various weight machines. There is an unfenced playscape are as well.

If being outdoors appeals to you, Austin has it all. You can run in the neighborhood or walk and it offers beautiful views. There are several trails and parks in Austin for hiking, running, or biking within minutes of the house. Visit Barton Springs, go canoeing on Town Lake, attend the kite festival, ACL, SXSW, and the list goes on!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Sunny

We are two professionals in the legal field with three young daughters. Spending more time away from home vacationing we wanted to share our home with others.

Sunny purchased this house in 2007

Why Sunny chose Long Canyon

We chose this home because we both work downtown about 10 miles away but wanted to come home to a peaceful setting with views and privacy.


Long Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Pool House/ Casita Bathroom
  • 4 out of 5 bedrooms have direct connect bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second master (upstairs)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - Media room can be used additional bedroom-air mattress/crib
  • 5 bedrooms plus media room that can accommodate 2 air queen beds. Note occupancy of 14 is best geared towards families with children given that beds sleep 10.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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2 Acre Austin Retreat - Hill Country Setting Yet Close To All
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful home great for a group!

  • 5 of 5

I came to Austin with a group of girlfriends last weekend and we had a wonderful stay! The house had plenty of space for our group of 12 ladies - including bathrooms. We had everything we needed and the home was immaculate. The pool is absolutely wonderful, we spent most of our time sitting outside on the deck or by the water. The view is beautiful and the setting was very peaceful, yet we were still able to get downtown easily to go out. The owner was so easy to contact, both before our stay and throughout the weekend. It was really the perfect location!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place for a crowd!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Austin to attend a family wedding. We filled the house with family, friends and kids. The house is so spacious that we were never on top of each other. Beautiful pool and deck. Alison even left a fridge full of beer for us! Lovely, accommodating owners. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Retreat For All Occasions

  • 5 of 5

When looking to secure a venue for a family reunion and wedding celebration, one thinks of a business transaction. Working with the Gardners was like interacting with trusted friends. The pristine condition, ease of use, and absolute beauty of their home is only surpassed by the beyond excellent customer service this couple provides. From the fresh flower plantings to the freshly stained decking to the fully stocked beverages left for our guests in the fridge, no detail went unaddressed in making our 13 person family reunion and 35 person poolside wedding truly memorable. If you are looking for a vacation or event venue which will surpass expectation, this is the place. Truly five star.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in Austin but with a hill country setting. This home is located on 2 acres with sweeping hill country views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

* 2.5% FEE is charged for ALL credit card transactions. This option is available for travelers residing anywhere in the world, not only the U.S. We accept VISA, Mastercard & Discover. *

* NO FEE for personal checks. *

*All stays have a minimum of 3-5 nights*

*Rental Agreement required for all stays - please ask Owner for copy if one is not attached with booking*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.