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Special Events, ACL,F1, AFS etc short term rental

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,596 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 2 baths, close to downtown and all other events.

Located close to Austin downtown, yet in an unincorporated county area. This single story rock home sits on a large lot in an older neighborhood. King, queen & full bedrooms. Bedrooms have tight loop carpeting. Bathrooms & kitchen have hard tile. Master bath is en-suite with full bath/shower vanity and storage. The second bathroom is larger with built-ins and full bath/shower.

Single Living/dining room (approx. 25x15) is decorated with photos, eclectic art and and vintage pieces.

Living room has wood floors & working fireplace. Dining area seats up to 8. The galley style kitchen opens to breakfast area and seating for 6. (This area is featured on this site's page and faces the front of the house) . Large outside area with umbrellas, outdoor dining set and 2 grills. Back yard is fully fenced with hammock. Large garage w/laundry facilities.

Wifi, 3 TVs with Blue Ray, Google plug ins, Apple TV & local stations antenna. Off street parking. Safe, family friendly neighborhood perfect for jogging, biking etc. Walk to all stores & restaurants. 2.5 miles to bike downtown, 4 miles to drive, 1.5 to Zilker Park (ACL) walk or bike. Heliport to (F1) 3 miles. 5 mins walk to #130 bus. 11 miles to airport.

Non-smoking household. If absolutely necessary, with extreme caution outside smoking allowed. No pets please.

Great neighbors, restaurants and stores

Good location for company conferees to relax, small groups and festival


More Details

Stella Fiori
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, Translation: Russian, Ukraine,French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Stella Fiori

British ex-pats from Kent, London UK. University of Texas graduate.

Long time residents with extensive interests.

The owners are also a hosts for UT HRC visiting fellows.

Owners are knowledgeable in the history of the city and surrounding areas.

Stella Fiori purchased this house in 1993

Why Stella Fiori chose Westwood

First, thanks for looking at our property. Recent renovations & furnishings include new outdoor entertaining equipment and gas gill. Croquet and badminton set available. The house itself is typical of it's era. Set on approximate half acre with private back garden. At just under 1600 square feet (150 square meters). The location is highly prized for it's closeness to all areas of recreation, festivals and downtown. Treasures from travels abroad, recycled objects and eclectic art are our niche, but the house appears open light and uncluttered.

What makes this house unique

Mostly, the house provides a peaceful yet convenient respite. Heavily wooded, hilly area is great for walking or biking. The river is about 1 1/2 miles away. Red Bud Isle, Lions Golf course, Zilker Park, Oyster Landing, Barton Creek Greenbelt, BC Mall etc are close.

Several restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies are 10-15 mins walk away.

The neighborhood is one where neighbors know each other and are supportive but respectful of one's privacy.

While the house offers the usual conveniences, its relatively "low tech". Feel free to borrow books, use cd's etc. A hammock in the back garden is a great place to unwind.


Westwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1596 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath is en-suite and the smaller of the two. Full standard tub & shower, commode, vanity and storage. Shared bath is larger with all of the above and a bench. All linens are provided. ****Note: We are on a natural sewer/septic system. Therefore, NOTHING, repeat, nothing down the commode except TP please! Dispose of all feminine products q-tips, tissues etc. in the bin. Short showers & long soaking tubs are recommended.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master is largest with king bed, firm mattress, double closets, flat screen TV, sitting area, handmade stain glass window insert. An air mattress will just about fit in the sitting area if needed. Contact owner for details.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A house manual will be available. Owner can provide airport pick up for a small fee. Owner will be on hand for any issues or questions.


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Special Events, ACL,F1, AFS etc short term rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great location. Nice owners.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. No problems at all. Very kind owners. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. It was a pleasure to have you stay.
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Columbus, OH

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a stay at this property. It was a great experience. The home is beautiful and quite comfortable and situated in a very nice, quiet neighborhood with easy access to downtown Austin. It truly felt like a home away from home. The owner is a very gracious host whose attention to detail was amazing. So many easily overlooked things were provided for us, making us feel like we were right at home.

If you choose this property for your stay in Austin, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ningbo, China

I feel homey here

  • 5 of 5

The reason I chose to live in this property is that one of my colleagues had been here three years ago and he highly recommended it to me. When I first stepped into the house, I fell in love with it. Its decoration is my style, clean, silent, homey, with a large pretty backyard. The owner of this house is very nice and has helped me a lot about transportation, shopping, eating, etc. I feel lucky to have such a good hostess since I am totally new here and have so many things to figure out. You will love staying here no matter where you come from.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cobleskill, NY

Nice upscale home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this home was perfect. We found it exactly as described. We even had a barbeque with several guests in the back yard and patio. The owner was very helpful and made sure we were comfortable. The location is excellent and convenient to most things in Austin.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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stella is a great hostess

  • 5 of 5

the house is clean and well-maintained. there are deer outside on the grass at night, i saw them with my eyes. the entire neighborhood is nice and friendly. the hostess is the greatest treasure of these all. she is nice, helpful, indepedent, humourous. our friendship lasted long since my stay there two years ago. i often introduced my friends to reside there if their destination is austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have personally stayed at this property and found it to be bright, cheery and very comfortable. The backyard is large and has lots of beautiful oak trees. This property is located in one of the best areas of Austin and only 5 to 8 minutes from downtown and Lady Bird Lake which runs through the city. The owner will help make your stay in Austin so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
ABIA Austin
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Paloma
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lions Municiple and Barton Creek
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
many within walking distance
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Westlake Beach
Car: not necessary

Austin is a thriving, fascinating Texas city filled to the brim with activities and cultural events to numerous to mention. Listings are at the property or online. Located close-in to central Austin, the Hill Country and every entertainment imaginable-minus the ocean and snow capped mountains!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owners recommends guests buy rental insurance through this site.
Cancellation policy: Full deposit refunds if notification is received within 30 days of arrival.
Any reservations overlapping into high volume time frames, i.e. Formula One, Austin City Limits, SXSW, X Games, Thanksgiving, Christmas-New Years etc., will be charged at the higher rate. That said, the owners
are amenable to offers of adjustment.
The property is a family home and accommodates up to 5.
Renter agrees to provide the owner with names & ages of all guests at least 30 days prior to arrival.
*The renter agrees to notify of any on site parties or events subject to notification and approval by owners. Any extended parties i.e. weddings and music venues require "Porta Potty" rentals suppled by the renter. While our system is well maintained and accommodates reasonable use, large gatherings in the past have been a stretch. Any back ups and subsequent pumping will be deducted from the deposit.

Stella and Dodi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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