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Modern 3-Story, Pool, Garden Living

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern Black And White Studio, Designed By The Modern Architect Dick Clark An

Modern black and white studio was designed by award winning architect, Dick Clark and completed in September 20, 2013. Located in Bouldin Creek in Central Austin, it's a short walk to the South Congress, Zilker Park, Lady Bird Lake and Downtown Austin. Wonderful coffee shops, bars, and restaurants and the local music scene are all close by.

The modern cube is a three story rental. The first floor contains a screen porch with gas grill, sink and flat screen TV. The second floor hosts the bedroom, seating area, bathroom, walk in closet, washer and dryer. The third floor oversees downtown with a grand view of downtown. The industrial design contains bamboo wood floors, wet bar and outdoor stairs with a private entrance. deck with a view of downtown. The yard is surrounded with live oak trees, gardens, and deck and pool.

This is a one of kind property designed for outdoor living and entertaining.

The property is shared with myself and my mom and has 4 whippets roaming freely.

More Details

Desirae Pierce
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Desirae Pierce

Shining in ballet from the age of three, Desirae took a lead role in the Nutcracker by the age of six with the Fort Worth City Ballet Company. Through high school and college, she continued a path of competitive sports mixed with the arts. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she followed a creative marketing path and in 1993 opened her own graphic design studio called American Pie Design, Inc. Desirae discovered that yoga provided a counter to the stress of the corporate world. Traveling the country for major corporations, she experienced many yoga styles, but found Baptiste Power Vinyasa and Anusara Yoga provided a spiritual aspect, the missing puzzle piece to her life. In 2006, she opened Breath and Body Yoga in Austin, Texas. She established the leading 200 and 500-hour teacher training school in Austin plus produces online classes and yoga videos. The University of Texas’s Women’s Volleyball, Softball, Golf and Men’s Baseball and Women’s Basketball teams hire her to bring strength, flexibility, breath and alignment to their collegiate sports. At present teaches, tours and trains, bringing a new dynamic to the practice where vinyasa flow meets alignment.

Desirae Pierce purchased this house in 1997

Why Desirae Pierce chose Bouldin

This property is located in the heart of Bouldin Creek, walking distance to South !st Street, South Congress and South Lamar. Plus this modern living experience gives you a downtown view from the bedroom and the upper deck. It is perfect for someone single or a couple wanting luxury.

What makes this house unique


+ High speed internet, WiFi throughout the property

+ Two Flat screen TVs, Full Cable, HBO, DVR on each set

+ Sonos Sound System for each room

+ Wet Bar with usual amenities (glassware, coffee maker, etc)

+ Outdoor kitchen with Gas grill, mini fridge, a second flat screen TV, grill and seating area for entertaining

+ Electrolux Full Size Washer/ Dryer

+ Queen bed

+ Three floor rental with view of downtown Austin

+ Pool, Outdoor furniture

The owner is present in main house during the visit. Guests have their own entry, exit and lots of privacy.

Bouldin Creek is located less than 2 miles from downtown Austin. The cab rides from my house to downtown are $5, perfect for when we celebrate downtown. Shops, restaurants, clubs are all walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had never been to Austin and I have always wanted to visit, my husband and I decided to take a quick trip down and we are so glad we did! Our stay in Austin couldn't have been better. Desirae, her mother, Cynthia, and their 4 sweet whippets were the most welcoming hosts imaginable. Desirae was quick to communicate and easy to make arrangements with. Upon our delayed arrival late on a Saturday night, Desirae showed us around the place and kindly welcomed us with a thoughtfully stocked fridge full of locally sourced snacks, drinks and coffee for the morning. We immediately felt right at home. The house is absolutely stunning and flawlessly designed inside and out. Waking up every morning to the sounds of chirping birds and the sun shining through the heritage Live Oak trees through the floor to ceiling windows was incredible. We enjoyed our daily morning coffees on the roof deck, taking in the view of downtown and the beautiful backyard. It wasn't quite warm enough to enjoy the pool but I have a feeling we'll be back once the weather warms up. We were so grateful for the two bicycles that Desirae provided, we didn't even need a rental car. We were able to ride all around Austin by bike, it was an ideal way to experience this vibrant city. The house is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood but close enough walk to the action on South 1st Street and South Congress. Downtown is an easy bike ride away, just across Town Lake/Colorado River. The amenities Desirae provides are endless, she has honestly thought of everything. The internet, sound system, snacks, bikes and toiletries were spot on. We were so comfortable here that we felt torn between exploring Austin or just staying in and enjoying this pristine space. I highly recommend Desirae's place to anyone who is looking for modern luxury in a relaxed yet stunning environment. Desire's hospitality is above and beyond, true Texas congeniality at it's finest. Book this place, you will be so glad you did.
Apr 2014
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Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Italian Tile Shower with Rain head. Tankless water heater for hot water within 10 seconds.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom holds a queen size bed, a wet bar with coffee maker, mini fridge, toaster, dishes. The bedroom's 500 sq ft also has a walk in closet and open shower. There are no window coverings per the architects request. The bedroom is located within the trees for privacy.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Modern 3-Story, Pool, Garden Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great host

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure hosting you.
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  • 5 of 5

Omg great home , loving owners. I don’t want to leave 😭. These ppl are amazing , will be back for sure . The dogs greet you with open paws lol I love em ..

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home was a retreat for us as we visited our adult children for the week. The pool and deck area are lovely; a small paradise where you can relax from the Austin heat. The apartment feels like you're staying in a tree house with all the modern conveniences. Desirae and Cynthia are great hosts. They made us feel like this was our home away from home. Cynthia is an artist and we truly enjoyed seeing her studio. We loved the dogs who are friendly and playful. We will definitely stay here on our next visit. Thank you for the great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home in Austin, TX

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed staying here. Our experience from booking to checkout and everything in between couldn't have been better. Desirae was communicative and responsive about any questions we had prior to arrival. Checking in was easy. We were met by her mom, Cynthia, who was incredibly friendly and helpful. The house is fantastic with everything you would need for a short or long stay. Location was great...centrally located quiet neighborhood. We'll definitely stay there the next time we're in Austin.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the reason I rent my home. I know it is a very special property and Ray was a perfect guest. He enjoyed the pool, the property and it was very nice to meet him.
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Great spot if you don’t want to stay downtown, but a short Uber/Lyft away!

  • 5 of 5

Desirae and her mom are great hostesses! The studio-style unit is great if your traveling for work or pleasure. Definitely wish I was in town during summer months so I could enjoy the beautiful backyard and pool!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay! We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Desirae and her mother for making it a special visit. We loved the place. Keep in mind that the outdoor kitchen doesn't have a fridge, but there's a small drink fridge upstairs. The most exquisite property, and the owners go the extra mile to make the stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Odd Duck Bar / Gibson Bar / The Corner Bar
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Lions Municipal
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bouldin Creek Cafe
Car: not necessary

Bouldin Creek is located less than 2 miles from downtown Austin, perfect for SXSW and ACL visitors. The cab rides from my house to downtown are, perfect for when we celebrate downtown. Shops, restaurants, clubs are all walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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