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Giant Mod Ecclectic South Downtown

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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Space

This house was designed for maximum entertaining and enjoyment. Situated minutes from everything Austin, my home was decorated by a local austin designer with flexibility and ease in mind.

With 6 well-appointed bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, this house is built and equipped for groups.

A stone's throw from downtown, this place has easy access to everything you want to do (shopping, music festivals, conferences; the list goes on and on). This is not just a big empty box... with 6 bedrooms that in 3000 spacious square feet.

The open plan living area boasts 3 full size sofas (two are queen sleepers), 50' TV with AT&T Uverse full cable and high speed 1 GB wireless internet, a full wetbar with mini fridge and service window to the back porch.

The truth is that everyone congregates in the kitchen, which is no problem given the massive size of the 500 square foot kitchen complete with top of the line appliances and a kitchen island that goes on for miles and miles. Seating is found everywhere, and extra seating is tucked in every niche, so a group, no matter how big it becomes through a visit, is always easy to accommodate. An intercom system connects every room, and more importantly... turns the entire house into a party when you connect your phone or ipod to the central unit. Wetbar has its own dedicated corner of the living space, with a mini fridge, sink, power and enough space for the best margarita recipe showdown.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the entire house, excluding the garage and storage unit in the back yard. These are reserved for personal effects during visits and allow us to give free reign over the house without worry about opening drawers or cabinets that hold personal items like clothing or toothbrushes... So nothing is off limits!

Interaction with Guests

We love having guests, but as avid fans and travelers on vrbo & homeaway, we respect the privacy of guests, yet are always just a phone call or txt away if you need anything at all.

Very few rules apply here. I insist you enjoy yourself, but there are a few amenities and considerations...

No smoking and no illegal drugs inside the house, there are two huge porches, and back-and front yards with seating. If smoke odor is in the house, or any illegal substances, the full security deposit will be used to professionally clean the airducts in the house or legally dispose of substances.

The house is huge (3000 square feet), and controlled by a single thermostat by the master bedroom door. While you should be comfortable, changing the temperature up and down in short cycles can not only damage the unit, they aren't very effective for the house. Please treat the temperature controls like your own!

High-speed Internet is always on and always connected via the network. The password is on the information card in the entry.

Bathrooms have their own supplies of linens, and each bed is freshly changed before new guests. An air mattress is available for use at any time for flexibility, but advance notice helps me ensure it can be brought out from storage.

This is a green home, and recycling bins are located in the house and at the curb (all plastics, paper, cans, and glass go in the same bin).

BATHROOMS:

There is soaps and towels for everyone. At checkout, please toss all dirty towels in the showers and tubs so housekeeping knows what to pick up and launder.

Room specific details:

KITCHEN: Garbage disposal switch is located to the right of the sink. For safety, a fire extinguisher is also located in the kitchen. The cooktop and microwave both have vents, so you can rest assured that anything you cook (or burn) won't fill the house with smells and smoke.

BATHROOMS: There are four full bathrooms in the house. One under the stairs, and another in the master for downstairs, and upstairs has a hallway bathroom and Jack and Jill between two rooms at the front of the house.

GARAGE AND STORAGE SHED: These spaces are locked from guests. They provide a place to store personal items so you can rest assured that everything else in the house (beverages, snacks, linens, etc.) are all fair game for use.

There are other great features and amenities to enjoy around the house, but we have to leave little surprises here and there so enjoy your discoveries!

More Details

Owner
George Ho
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

Why George Ho chose South Austin

The Neighborhood

Just South of Downtown, this neighborhood is awesome, with a TexMex restaurant just around the corner, funky South 1st Street restaurant row in just 2 miles, and major highway access to everything else... you can't go wrong! And this super-accessible house is in a quiet mid-century neighborhood, which means no noisy traffic or screaming barhoppers will ever disturb a good night's rest or get-together on the front; or back porches.

What makes this house unique

It's close to everything you can think of!

Amenities

South Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - By the living room - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Upstairs - shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - front room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs Front - 2 king
    Bedroom 4 - Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 -Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Giant Mod Ecclectic South Downtown
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Fishers, IN
5

Perfect for larger families or groups!

  • 5 of 5

The home was well equipped and provided the perfect space for our large family. Close to many Austin sites. Owner was great to work with and very responsive. Would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a group of 11 guys. Loved the hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a group of guys for a bachelor party, and the house was perfect. The backyard was great for corn hole & games, and the kitchen/living room area was really large and made for a good time. Close enough to taxi to 6th st. & Rainey St. We had a great time, and George was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carmel, IN
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for our large group of girls! Nice backyard and plenty of beds for larger parties! George is easy to work with and prompt with communication!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with a group of 8 guys for my brother's bachelor party and had a fantastic stay at George's house!

The kitchen and living room were large and a perfect spot for everyone to gather and hang out. Kitchen was well stocked with whatever you could need for a weekend trip. Sleeping arrangements were great, everyone had a bed and it did not feel like we were on top of each other. Weather was great for our stay so we spent a decent amount of time in the backyard as well

Cabs were cheap ($5-10, just get one of the cab apps) to get downtown, so no one really felt like they missed out by not staying in the city - and everyone preferred having the add'l space at a more reasonable price.

George was incredibly responsive and helpful with recommendations throughout the trip. Would highly recommend for a celebratory weekend or just to check out Austin with a group of friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Great place for a group

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a holiday reunion. Plenty of space for our group of 12 and located a short drive from downtown and shopping. We didn't meet the owner, George, in person. But he was a gracious and responsive host (gave us great recommendations for local food, immediately had a broken coffee maker replaced). Great place to visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
austin international airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gordough's, Uchi, Elizabeth Cafe, Lick Ice Cream
Car: necessary

Just South of Downtown, this neighborhood is awesome, with a TexMex restaurant just around the corner, funky South 1st Street restaurant row in just 2 miles, and major highway access to everything else... you can't go wrong! And this super-accessible house is in a quiet mid-century neighborhood, which means no noisy traffic or screaming barhoppers will ever disturb a good night's rest or get-together on the front; or back porches.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $280
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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