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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 an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Giant Mod Ecclectic South Downtown
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
5

Great Stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This house worked out perfect for our group of 10 - plenty of places to sleep and very comfortable for our group of 10 to gather around the counter for morning coffee and at night on the couches when we were just hanging out. Though it's outside of the city, it was no trouble to catch a quick ride downtown. Host was also very easy to communicate with. Thanks for a great stay in Austin.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place for group of around 13 guys

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Everyone commented on how it was just what we needed for a full group.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

Perfect for family reunions

  • 5 of 5

House is great! We had a lovely family reunion. It's close to South Congress and downtown. The host is very responsive. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Roomy; great location.

  • 4 of 5

Our family was in Austin for a wedding, and we filled this house to the brim. The downstairs is large and completely open, which was wonderful for our group to be together for food and fun. It's in a great location, so close to everything in south Austin.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DUMP

  • 1 of 5

This is a TERRIBLE home removed from everything, and in real need of repair. Floors were filthy (feet turned black when walking on them), there was a used band aid on a clothes rack, various items throughout the house were broken (towel racks, lights, etc.), internet didn't work, and refrigerator was warm. To boot, you are (at minimum) a 10 - 15 minute cab ride from anything worth seeing. How so many people found this to be an attractive property is beyond me. Truly awful experience.

As a side note: VRBO/Home Away was terrible in its handling of my claim. I will never be using their site again as they literally provide zero customer service to booking parties.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Available
Unavailable
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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