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Hip Mid Century Modern Retreat, 10 Minutes to Downtown, Family- and Pet-Friendly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, completely remodeled, private patio, mod kitchen & bath

Completely remodeled mid-century modern home (license # 005202), conveniently located on a quiet street in Central Austin’s Windsor Park neighborhood.

[Please note: If the dates that you want are not available, we have another newly renovated vacation home just a few blocks away. Check it out at vrbo 759447]

You'll be so close to so much that's great about Austin: 10 minutes to downtown, the University of Texas and all the hip East/Central Austin attractions, 5 minutes to the Mueller development with its many shops and restaurants, farmers market, and the Thinkery, the coolest children’s museum anywhere.

Our comfortable and inviting home features lovely original hardwood floors throughout, lots of natural light, central air and heat, vintage and modern furnishings, and a contemporary modern kitchen and bathroom with high-end fixtures.

The living space has an open floor plan that is perfect for kicking back and relaxing with friends or family. Music-inspired artwork evokes the Austin experience. There’s even a turntable and a supply of vintage vinyl for your listening enjoyment!

The large dining table seats 6 to 8 and has a nice view into the backyard area. The bar area off of the kitchen is a favorite space to hang out; it seats 3 to 4 and connects to the outside patio via sliding glass doors. The shaded, private patio features a picnic table, 4 outdoor chairs, 5-burner gas grill, fire pit, and globe lights to set the perfect evening mood.

The back yard is fully fenced, private and spacious for little ones and/or pets to roam (pets must be 25 lbs or under - please see Pet Policy below). The property features 3 pecan trees. If you’re staying with us between November and January, feel free to gather and crack pecans – they are delicious!

Both the living room and master bedroom feature flat screen TVs with Apple TV with Netflix. Our home is equipped with wifi for your web surfing and business needs.

The master bedroom features a deluxe king bed, while the other two bedrooms feature deluxe queen beds. All beds have memory foam mattress toppers for an extra comfy night's sleep. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and spacious closets.

The fully-equipped kitchen features modern design and fixtures, Caesarstone quartz countertops, LG stainless appliances, and all the cookware and supplies you need to prepare a gourmet meal. The vintage-inspired modern bathroom features custom tile with retro flowers and carrera marble accents.

Our home is stocked with all the creature comforts including soaps, shampoo/conditioner, extra towels and linens, extra pillows, coffee maker, teapot, toaster, cookware and utensils, board games, books, kitchen and bath paper products, pantry staples, child’s highchair, child’s pack n’ play with sheets, changing table with pad, child’s plasticware/sippy cups.

Laundry facilities are provided including detergent, iron and ironing board.

PET POLICY: Only pets under 25 lbs, please. We cannot accept reservations if your party includes a pet larger than this. Dogs or cats only. Please provide a description of your pet when submitting your inquiry or reservation request.

For your peace of mind, our home has an easy-to-use security system monitored 24/7 by Central Security.

Local attractions within a 5-minute drive include:

Restaurants

Torchy’s Tacos, MOD Pizza, Contigo, Verts Kebap, Xian Sushi and Noodles, Paco’s Tacos, Smashburger, Pad Thai, Tino’s Greek Café, Which Wich, Yo So Cool, Mmmpanadas, Conscious Cravings, Short Bus Subs

Bars

Nomad, Carousel Lounge, Drink.Well, Tigress Pub

Coffee

Corona Café, Starbucks (2 locations), Elixer Coffee

Stores

HEB (grocery/pharmacy)

Twin Liquors

Things to Do

Bartholomew District Park, Bartholomew Pool, Thinkery (Austin Children’s Museum), Mueller Farmers Market, Mueller Lake Park, Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, Harvey Penick Golf Course (9 holes), Morris Williams Golf Course (18 holes)

Whether you are visiting Austin for vacation, family or business, you’ll love this modern and comfortable Central Austin retreat!

More Details

Owner
Gary and Amy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Gary and Amy

Hi! We're Gary and Amy. We've been Austin residents for over 20 years, and enjoy providing our guests with a relaxing and fun Austin experience.

We've lived in the Windsor Park neighborhood for many years, and are always close by (physically and/or virtually) to answer your questions or provide anything you might need during your stay.

Thanks for your interest in our vacation home! Please let us know if you have any questions about the property or about Austin.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Hip Mid Century Modern Retreat, 10 Minutes to Downtown, Family- and Pet-Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
5

As advertised. Quiet and close to everything austin!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited Austin for me to participate in the Ironman 70.3 Austin around the Expo center and Walter long lake. This was the perfect jumping off place for this. Only a 15 min ride and easy access on race morning. The rest of our time we explored Austin. Easy access to 35 got us to UT south Congress bat bridge etc. Without delay. My kids 5 and 2 loved the fenced in back yard. The house looks unassuming from the outside but the inside is well kept up to date and comfortable. Check in and out was hassle free and Gary was always accessible for questions. We loved our stay and would not hesitate to stay here again

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joel - We're glad that our home worked out so well for you and your family as the jumping off point for your ironman race and exploring all things Austin. We hope to get the opportunity to host you again next time!
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5

Just as perfect as the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this property!! Its just as cute as the pictures show and perfect for a getaway weekend in Austin! All rooms were equipped with exactly what you might anticipate needing and it was very clean and well-kept. Check in and out was super easy and the owners were easily accessible to any needs we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison - We're so glad that you and your friends enjoyed our home so much! Thanks again for staying with us, and we hope to be able to host you again the next time your travel plans include Austin.
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay in Austin! It was convenient, comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. The owners, Gary and Amy, went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. They even provided a pack and play, high chair, potty chair and toys for our 2 year old grandson. We feel most fortunate to have found this Austin treasure.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary - Thanks so much for the kind words! We're glad that you and your family had such a pleasant stay. We hope to be able to host you again for ACL next year.
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5

Immaculate, comfortable, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this property in Austin. It was spacious, comfortable, well-decorated, and so clean. The owners were also a pleasure to work with and it made our stay in Austin so easy. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer - Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to be able to host you again sometime.
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5

A Rocking Good Weekend in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this little gem! The neighborhood was quiet and conveniently located to downtown Austin, and the house was clean and charming. The weather cooperated, and we were able to enjoy the evening on the back patio. All of us were surprised by the number of lightening bugs in the backyard; it brought back great memories. Thank you, Gary and Amy, for sharing your house with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl - Thanks so much for the kind words - we're really glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again the next time your plans include Austin.
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Very well stocked house for families with kids! Cute & comfy!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen - Thanks very much for staying with us - we're glad that you and your family enjoyed our home!
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Map

Car: recommended

Local Attractions Within a 5-Minute Drive:

Nomad Bar – Relaxed neighborhood bar, with indoor/outdoor seating. 1213 Corona Drive, Austin, TX 78723. 512-628-4288.

Carousel Lounge – Since 1963, one of the great dive bars in Austin, with a timeless circus theme décor and live music Tuesday through Saturday; the Carousel features everything from indie rock to country to singer-songwriter. 1110 East 52nd Street, Austin, TX 78723. 512-452-6790.

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In - Austin's one and only drive-in movie theater and the world's first mini urban drive-in. 50-car capacity. Walk-ins and bike-ins welcome; bring chairs if you go without a car. 1901 E. 51st St, Austin, TX 78723.

Drink.Well - Award-winning neighborhood cocktail bar and restaurant located in Austin’s eclectic North Loop district. Eclectic plates and innovative cocktails in a cozy, stylish setting. 207 East 53rd Street, Austin, TX 78751. (512) 614-6683.

Tigress Pub - Intimate but swanky neighborhood bar focused on local beers and classic hand-crafted cocktails. 100 West North Loop Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751. (512) 600-3232.

Corona Café – Coffee, breakfast tacos and treats, sandwiches and wraps. 1215 Corona Drive, Austin, TX 78723. 512-524-0014.

Bartholomew District Park – This 57-acre park features playscapes, a splash pad, a creek, a disc golf course, sports facilities and picnic areas. 5201 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78723. 512-974-6700.

Bartholomew Pool – Newly built in 2014, this municipal pool is actually 3 pools: a recreational pool, a lap/diving pool, and a kiddie pool. There is also a water slide. 1801 E. 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723. 512-974-9332.

Thinkery – The coolest place to take the kiddos! Formerly called the Austin Children’s Museum, the Thinkery’s new location in the Mueller development offers a ton of fun hands-on exhibits for kids, as well as special programs and events. Free parking in the Mueller Town Center garage on McBee Street. 1830 Simond Avenue, Austin, TX 78723. 512-469-6200.

Mueller Farmers Market – Year-round, rain-or-shine, producers only market, featuring the freshest grown Texas produce, naturally raised meats, gourmet foods, treats, music and entertainment for the kids. Every Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Browning Hangar in the Mueller development on East 51st Street. 2007 Mueller Central Drive, Austin, TX 78723. 512-363-5700.

Mueller Lake Park – A large lake anchors this beautiful 30-acre park featuring an amphitheater, loop trail, picnic area, and jogging trails. 4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723. 512-974-6700.

Quality Seafood – Austin’s premier retail seafood market and wholesaler, providing the freshest and highest quality seafood since 1938. 5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751. (512) 452-3820

Torchy’s Tacos – Local Austin favorite; highly recommended. Great selection of tacos, some of the best queso in Austin, full bar, and nice indoor/outdoor seating. 1801 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723. 512-322-2411.

MOD Pizza – Pizzas made with organic dough and gourmet ingredients that are cooked in three minutes using 800-degree stone ovens. Customize your pizza any way you want – it’s the same price no matter which toppings you select. 1801 E. 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723. 512-687-2670.

Contigo – Great hangout spot. Farm-fresh Texas meets seasonal cocktails and beer, with a fantastic outdoor patio space. 2027 Anchor Lane, Austin, TX 78723. 512-614-2260.

Verts Kebap – Berlin-inspired kebaps, wraps and salads. 1801 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723. 512-373-8736.

Xian Sushi and Noodles – Hand-pulled Chinese noodles and sushi in a casual setting. 1801 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723. 512-469-7878.

Twin Liquors – An Austin institution; good wine selection. 1801 East 51st Street, Building A, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78723. (512) 469-1777.

Paco’s Tacos – Tex-Mex for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outdoor patio. 1304 E. 51st Austin, TX 78723. 512.323.6206.

Pad Thai – Authentic Thai food restaurant. 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard #1220, Austin, TX 78723. (512) 469-1778.

Starbucks – Two locations. 1801 E. 51st St., Bldg A, Suite 190, Austin , TX 78723. 512-480-0684; 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Austin, TX 78723. (512) 391-1801.

Mmmpanadas – Traditional homestyle empanadas with a gourmet kick. Voted one of the 10 best food trucks in America by GQ. In the food trailer court at the Mueller Development, near the Browning Hangar. 4209 Airport Blvd (at Mueller Central Drive), Austin, TX 78723. 512-788-2228.

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Rates & Availability

University Hills and Windsor Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard Rate
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$209
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,099
$3,499
 
 
SXSW
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$319
$1,799
 
 
Standard Rate
Mar 20 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 
 
UT Graduation
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
Standard Rate
May 22 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
Standard Rate
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
Standard Rate
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
Standard Rate
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 
 
Austin City Limits Music Fest
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Standard Rate
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
 
 
Austin City Limits Music Fest
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Standard Rate
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,699
 
 
Standard Rate
Oct 23 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Standard Rate
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 
 
Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Standard Rate
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
New Year's Weekend
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,499
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $99
Cleaning Fee $129 + Tax
Pet Fee $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

University Hills and Windsor Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The vintage-inspired modern bathroom features custom black and white tilework throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom features a deluxe king bed, while the other two bedrooms feature deluxe queen beds. All beds have memory foam mattress toppers and are extra comfy. All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and have spacious closets. Master bedroom has a flatscreen TV with AppleTV and Netflix.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

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