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Breakfast area facing front. Complimentary breakfast supplies


Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Translation for Russian & online translaton
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1596 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old to rent....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    ****ONLY Outside Please. Use ashtray and clean up all butts before leaving. Also be aware of fire hazard....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Many novels, poetry and other literary and graphic books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    See above...moreless

  • Games:

    Chess, Jenga, Theories etc. Croquet set and frisbees...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Eclectic music choices....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Please feel free to bring your own music/Ipod etc. Ihome....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room is larger. M bedroom smaller and smarter! Blu Ray in LR. Netflix etc....moreless

  • Toys:

    Collection of toys dress up, art supplies, Leggo, outside bubbles items and croquet set and volley ball nets....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Bring your own to enjoy via Blue Ray....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection of films and vintage cartoons....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Breakfast area seats 6 Dining section of living room seats 8-10 with table extensions....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Full house HVAC gas heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    AT&T Fiber broadband...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds have full linens plus extra sets of sheets, pillows and duvet covers available....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room is spacious and comfortable. Some vintage furniture and art along with collections of natural treasures....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 1 car in the garage and 4 in the driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels, fluffy white available for both bathrooms plus 4 robes....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Plus French presses and all coffee supplies...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, serving, cooking utensils, cleaning materials serving items and cloth napkins & table cloths are available....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Any pantry items are available for guests. Coffee & tea, supplies and fruit...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Any condiments, frozen items are available for guest....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove, auto ingnition...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio plus 60' open patio for outdoor dining and relaxing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge back garden shaded, fenced with plantings and hammock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill with supplies and tools...moreless



from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,800 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $150


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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
ABIA Austin
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Paloma
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lions Municiple and Barton Creek
5 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many within walking distance
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Westwood, West Lake Hills, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Translation for Russian & online translaton
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Breakfast area facing front.
Complimentary  breakfast supplies

    Breakfast area facing front. Complimentary breakfast supplies

  • Living room view 2

    Living room view 2

  • Living to dining area view 3

    Living to dining area view 3

  • Galley kitchen.

    Galley kitchen.

  • Bedroom hallway to living area with original art work.

    Bedroom hallway to living area with original art work.

  • Master bath with full shower & tub. (smaller of the 2).

    Master bath with full shower & tub. (smaller of the 2).

  • Queen bedroom view 2

    Queen bedroom view 2

  • Larger shared bathroom view 1

    Larger shared bathroom view 1

  • Guest arriving.

    Guest arriving.

  • Back patio

    Back patio

  • Family reunion

    Family reunion

  • Living room view 1

    Living room view 1

  • Working fireplace

    Working fireplace

  • Dining table extends to seat 10

    Dining table extends to seat 10

  • Front door entry with unique light fixture.

    Front door entry with unique light fixture.

  • Master bedroom sitting area.

    Master bedroom sitting area.

  • Queen bedroom view 1

    Queen bedroom view 1

  • Full bedroom with desk/office space & printer.

    Full bedroom with desk/office space & printer.

  • Larger shared bathroom view 2

    Larger shared bathroom view 2

  • King bedroom with French doors to back patio

    King bedroom with French doors to back patio

VRBO #679439

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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