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.Summer rental close-in to all events

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


About the property

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

Located close to Austin downtown, yet in an unincorporated area county area. This single story rock home sits on a large lot in an older neighborhood. King, queen & full bedrooms + airbed. All mattresses are new or were replaced in the last year. Bedrooms have tight loop carpeting. Bathrooms & kitchen have hard tile. Master bath is small but efficient 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 and huge stone working fireplace. The formal dining set is a Chinese motif and seats up to 10 with extra table leaves. The fully equipped kitchen-galley style opens to breakfast area and seating for 4-6. (This area is featured on this site's page and faces the front of the house) . Large outside area with a covered patio, outdoor dining set for 6 & hammock.Back yard is fully fenced with 2 side yards. Large garage w/laundry facilities. Both washer & dryer are 1 year old.

DSL/wifi/UVerse. 2 TVs. 42inch in the living room has a Blu-ray. The master bedroom has a 32 inch with an integrated Netflix connection.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 (F1). 5 mins walk to #30 bus. 11 miles to airport.Non-smoking household. No pets, however, if service dogs are required, then by arrangement only and with extra deposit. Pets are not allowed in bedrooms and on furniture. Pet gates provided.

Home is in a safe friendly much sought after area. Great neighbors in a walkable neighborhood close to shops.

Views of skyline from corner of street.

More Details

Stella Fiori
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Translation for Russian & online translaton
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Stella Fiori

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

Former inner city program developer, court officer.

Long time resident with extensive interests including the Arts.

The owner is also a host for UT HRC fellows.

Owner is knowledgeable in the hisorynof the city and surrounding areas and is available for small group/family tours.

Stella Fiori purchased this house in 1993

Why Stella Fiori chose West Lake Hills

First, thanks for looking at our property. Recent repairs and updstes have attenuated the availability schedule. New outdoor entertsining euipment which extends the living areas. New photos within 2 weeks. The house itself is quite typical of it's era. Set on approximate half acre with private back garden. At just under 1600 square feet (150 square meters) However, the location is highly prized for it's closeness to all areas of recreation, festivals and downtown. Over the years, updates and renovations have taken place using reclaimed or reused materials. Treasures from thrift shops, garage sales and travels abroadnyet 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.

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

While the house is small by today's standards, it's comfortable with eclectic art & objects. Feel free to borrow books during your stay.

The back patio is great for BBQs. 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 12 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.
  • 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.Barton Creek Mall 5 mins.Lady Bird Lake & trail 10 mins away. Baton Creek Greenbelt, Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, Summer Theater and the Zilker Zypher children's train also 10 mins away along with many other historic and natural sites. Neighborhood is family friendly, safe for jogging walking & biking. Walk to shops & restaurants. Westlake Beach 11 mins away. Enjoy!


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Feb 2014
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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: Feb 2015
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Jacqueline D.

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here, it was so homey and it was a wonderful place to stay to get away for the weekend. The owner of this lovely home is the nicest person you will ever meet and she is also a very good hostess. You will love staying here so much that you will never want to leave. I would recommend this place to all my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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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
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $800

Note bookings for more than 1 week 7 consecutive days are offered a discount.
Owner recommends guests buy travel insurance and/or rental insurance through this site.
Cancellation policy: Full deposit refunds if notification is received within 30 days of arrival.
Owner will accept payment directly with CC (Square), via this site, certified bank check or old fashioned cash.
Please, no personal checks or Bitcoin.
Please note that 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 owner
is amenable to offers of adjustment.
The property is a family home and accommodates up to 6. However, there is a charge for extra persons. Please provide the owner with names of all guests at least 30 days prior to arrival.
Enjoy your stay at out home and Thanks!

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.

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