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Incredibly spacious 4 BR new home in South Austin

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

You will love this house - please read our reviews for an outside opinion!

This property is perfect for wedding groups, graduation weekend, X Games, F1, ACL festival, Dripping Springs events and more. This new & well planned 2,800 sq ft, 4 bedroom home is arranged to sleep 16-18. Sonos Wireless Sound System throughout the downstairs, outdoor screened porch/BBQ area, large newly remodeled backyard with artificial turf and beautiful lighting for night time hangs - great house for large groups in an incredible and convenient South Austin location! Inviting entry with soaring ceiling and formal areas. Wonderful floor plan that is open and perfect for entertaining. Spacious kitchen that opens to living room, bar seating, center island and breakfast nook.

Our home is in a sweet and safe neighborhood with friendly neighbors. Walking distance to several parks with play structures for picnics and activities for children. It’s a quiet neighborhood, though accepting of an occasional night to celebrate outdoors.

We both travel often and have designed our house to be the type of place that WE would want to rent. It's set up to be turnkey for groups. We’ve never had a complaint and our reviews are a good thing to check out as they’re unbiased opinions about our house. We make a lot of effort to make it nice, clean and welcoming. It is not a house that has been partied in or thrashed by groups. We use a the same cleaner for each stay and have a separate house manager who along with us, make sure the house looks beautiful when you arrive. We have Sonos wireless speakers throughout the downstairs, nice newly done backyard with fake grass, screened porch with lots of seating, gas BBQ, outdoor fire area with marshmallow roasting sticks and good outdoor lighting for hanging at night. Please scroll thru all the photos and read the detailed info below. It should answer any questions you have:

We regularly sleep 15-18 people, and have slept 22.

We have 4 full bedrooms:

*3 are upstairs with queen beds & 1 shared bathroom

*1 master bedroom downstairs with a king, huge bathroom

*the upstairs also has a “bonus” room which is basically a living room with a futon couch and separate regular couch. It can be treated as a 5th bedroom

Additional sleeping:

*we provide have bedding/pillows for the additional sleeping options below

*2 separate futon couches that turn into double beds. 1 of those is upstairs in the upstairs “bonus room” living room, 1 is outside on the fully screened in porch.

*1 couch upstairs in the same room the futon is in.

*1 large U shaped coach downstairs in the living room that sleeps 2-3 depending on how big people a great couch for kids.

*2 nice air mattresses with electric pumps located in upstairs closet (1 sleeps 2, 1 is a single)

FYI’s and things we provide:

*Coffee: we provide 3 different options: Keurig machine, drip coffee machine or french press with grinder.

*We love to cook. You will find a fully stocked kitchen with all the appliances/anything you need including nice plates and serving platters/dishes for big family style dinners.

*Holiday or family meals - we have everything you need for Thanksgiving / Christmas dinner prep

*there will always be paper towels, toilet paper, hand/dish soap and laundry detergent provided. We recommend coming to the house before you go to the grocery store. We have a LOT of stuff here that’s meant to make your stay easier and less stressful.

*we have a spice cupboard with all kinds of spices, salt & pepper, etc

*there is olive and other types of cooking oils in the cupboards above the stove

*towels: we provide LOTS of bath/hand towels and face cloths in the upstairs closet. Plenty for a big group

*the master bedroom bathroom downstairs has 2 separate sinks/counters and is very big. It’s a great spot to get ready if a wedding party is staying at the house. It also has a new Tempur-Pedic mattress for anyone with a sensitive back. It’s the best mattress Tempur-Pedic mattress on the market

*we provide an amenity baskets with soap, lotion, razors, etc similar to a hotel in case you forget something

*wood for the outdoor fire place

*propane for the BBQ and BBQ utensils for grilling

*3 flat screen TVs, each with Apple TV: 1 in master bedroom, 1 in upstairs bonus room and a 60" flat screen in the living room with Sonos surround sound speakers enabled throughout.

*separate thermostat controls upstairs and downstairs heat and A/C.

*Baby Grand Piano & acoustic guitar for those that are musically inclined.

*Plenty of room for more blow up beds (in addition to the queen and single we own!)

Stuff for kids / babies in the downstairs hall closet

*2 Pack & Play cribs in the downstairs entryway closet + some foam squares that connect to make a baby play area

*1 baby seat, 1 toddler seat (adjustable 2 piece seat), 1 baby stroller

*back yard has fake grass - kids can roll around in it and not get dirty! FYI: if its raining/ground is wet from rain please check everyones shoes before you come inside. The dirt turns to a cement like mud. There’s a shoe brush in the laundry room and lots of towels above laundry room sink for cleaning shoes before coming inside.

The back yard is awesome, please take a look at the photos:

*nice artificial grass that looks/feels real, the kids stay clean!

*lighting for hanging outside at night

*chiminea fire pit with a covered dry wood pile. We provide wood & fire starter logs

*box of sports equipment: baseball gloves, balls, frisbee

*bean bag toss (aka Corn Hole): we have 2 boards and bean bags

*we provide marshmallow/hot dog skewers for S’mores

Screened in porch:

*gas BBQ with spare propane and all BBQ utensils

*folding table

*futon couch and lots of chairs that can be arranged as you choose

Getting around Austin:

*we are 15mins south of downtown/Zilker Park, 20-25mins from the airport, both easy drives with easy access to Mopac freeway

*the RideAustin smart phone app has filled the void of our lack of Uber/Lyft.  Same user interface as uber, just download the app and you can’t tell the difference

*our neighbor Maurice has a great ride service in his clean/new mini-van. We will send his contact info when you confirm the house

3 nights minimum stay. $35/night per person after four people.

Beds - when you check out you can leave them as is. The cleaning service will take care of pulling the sheets

Food & groceries we like/near our house:

*shopping center that includes grocery & liquor store and lots of food options 2mins from the house. Whole Foods/Costco and 3 gyms nearby.

*breakfast  anytime tacos really: Torchy's tacos about 10mins from the house in the same shopping complex as Whole Foods and Costco.  Torchy's is amazing for breakfast, lunch or Austin staple. The Democrat taco is our fav and the queso is a must order.  Torchy's:  4301 W William Cannon Dr. Austin, Texas 78749 

*tacos a bit further away: 1500 Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX 78746 

*Texas BBQ experience a bit out of the way -  The Salt Lick is an Austin where we take all our "first time to Austin" friends.  They don't take reservations, its a massive place that can feed like 600 people at a can BYOB or BYO anything you want to drink.  We provide coolers at the house for you to borrow.  18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX  78619

*Franklins BBQ - arguably the most famous spot in Austin. The trick to not waiting 3-5hrs in line is to download the "Task Rabbit" smart phone app and find the woman who's specialty is "waiting in line at Franklins for you" charges $40-60 to wait in line for 3-5hrs for pay for your order AND deliver it to the house. Life saver

*Valentina’s BBQ - food truck on Manchaca about 10mins from the house

Things to do:

*Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park - most amazing pool we’ve ever seen. Fed by a natural spring this water is the same temperature year round. Crystal clear and very clean.

*Texas Football - in the fall there’s nothing like a UT home game on a Saturday

*6th Street nightlife - for the young or the young at heart. Thursday thru Sat night 6th street is closed to vehicles and is a massive gathering of people spilling out of the bars and restaurants

*Rainey Street restaurants & nightlife - an older crowd then 6th street. Great restaurant options

*South Congress Street - by day or night. Lots of shopping, fun stores, good people watching. You can park and spend an afternoon or evening here. Amy’s Ice Cream, the Continental Club, Home Slice Pizza, amazing restaurant options

*Lake Austin or Lake Travis: lots of options for patio or speed boat rental. April-October its generally warm enough to be in the water

*Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - large well kept botanic garden

Any other questions please send our way.  Thanks!

More Details

Owner
Ben Erickson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Why Ben Erickson chose Austin

Outside: 23 trees in the newly installed back yard that includes fake grass so the kids stay clean. The yard has a fire pit/seating area and great nighttime lighting for outdoor hands. An amazing shady oasis from the heat.

Inside: downstairs is built for large groups/entertaining. Open floor plan. Wood floors. Sonos wireless speakers throughout the downstairs so you can easily DJ while hanging. Large kitchen facing/connected to the living room/breakfast area so you feel included no matter where you are. Immaculately kept house set up by owners who travel full time and know what makes a guests experience memorable.

What makes this house unique

This house was designed for comfort and relaxation. Every person that comes to the house says the same thing...."this house is so well kept and relaxing"

Amenities

South Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Reviews

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(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Amazing place to stay for a weekend in Austin!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great set up with pretty much everything you could need for a weekend trip to Austin. Perfectly located from Downtown Austin and the Airport. Owner providing tips with places to go and things to see. The backyard was amazing with the fake grass and corn hole set up. No issue with 11 very big guys fitting in this house. Owner was very responsive in regards to any questions I had. I don't normally write reviews, but I highly recommend this place if your going to Austin.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kevin - was great to have your group.
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Ben's place is perfect for large groups or in our case 4 adult men who were working at COTA. House is huge and beds were comfortable. Nice location in a good neighborhood and close by are several restaurants, shopping and even an emergency care facility. There is no way you will be disappointed staying here. We look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Property for Large Groups in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

Katie and Ben's place was an amazing pad for a recent Bachelor Party. It comfortably slept 14, and provided a great spot for us to hang out and escape the summer Texas heat. The house is stocked full of supplies that Katie and Ben made available to us. Plenty of games, seating, and amenities you probably can't find elsewhere. The only downside is that the place was slightly further south than what I was expecting, but was still an easy uber/lyft to downtown Austin. With the low price of the place, it worked out better than spending a lot more money for a worse place that was closer to downtown.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This was a great house!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was awesome! We had 10 guys down for a bachelor party and it was more than accommodating. I would strongly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and the owners were even better! It was clean, there was everything we needed there and more. Ben answered all of our questions and then some, so helpful with giving recommendations and things to do. It couldn't have been a better weekend stay and I just wish we got to enjoy the house longer. Highly recommend booking this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was by far the best experience we've ever had renting a house!

  • 5 of 5

The owners had anything and everything imaginable that we might have needed during our stay. The beds were beyond comfortable and the house was beautiful & huge! We had the best weekend down there.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Brittnie! Your group were great guests!
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Barton Springs Pool
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Zilker Park
"Barton Springs pool is located at Zilker Park. The Moontower from Dazed and Confused is in ..."
6th Street
Texas State Capitol
Uchi
"Amazing sushi. It's up there against anything you'll have in San Fran, NYC or elsewhere. T..."
Hopdoddy
"Great burgers!"
Home Slice Pizza
"An Austin staple - mid day or late night. It's a good last call if you're out on South Cong..."
Torchy's Tacos - Trailer Park
"Do NOT MISS TORCHY's!! this one is 10mins from our house: 4301 W William Cannon Dr. Austin..."
Chuy's Restaurant
"The steak burrito is next level. There's a location 10mins from the house in the same shopp..."
Lady Bird Lake Trail
"Great place to walk, hike or bike. You can park at Zilker Park and access the trail as well..."
South Congress Cafe
"Love this spot!"
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
"Great place to see a concert. Amazing sound system tuned specially for the room. Not a bad..."
Austin Convention Center
"If you're here for SXSW this is where you go to pick up your credentials. Many of the SXSW ..."
Barton Creek Greenbelt West
Thinkery - The New Austin Children's Museum
"Awesome place to take the kids! "
Franklin Barbecue
"The trick to not waiting in line at Franklins is to download the "Task Rabbit" smart phone a..."
Congress Avenue Bridge
"If you want to see the bats...check online for best times/season."
Sway
"Oooooh this place is an AMAZING dinner spot. It's a nice place."
Torchy's Tacos - South
The Saxon Pub
"Great intimate live music venue. Music 7 nights a week. 200 person capacity. It's an Aust..."
Easy Tiger
"Go here if you like any of these things: amazing pastrami, brats, jumbo pretzels with good ..."
Hey Cupcake!
"Next level cupcakes"
Odd Duck
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JuiceLand
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
AUS
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maudi's (great Mexican)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

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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