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Zilker Park Bungalow near Lady Bird Lake with Google Fiber!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,067 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4 plus a full length couch

An old bungalow in the heart of Austin -- blocks from the new Alamo Drafthouse Lamar, Barton Springs, and the hike and bike trail. It is a 20 minute walk to the free concerts at Auditorium Shores and just two miles to the convention center downtown. Google Fiber internet and TV!

The house is a two bedroom, one bath. It is 87 years old and features the original pecan Floors. It does feature central air and heating. One room has a queen-sized bed, and the other has a full-sized futon bed which is thick and comfortable. One of the couches in the living room is also long enough to sleep a fifth adult at no additional cost if you wish. As this house isn't vacant, I will have items in the pantry/fridge/closets, though I will make sure everything is clean and welcoming!

Visitors can enjoy free Google Fiber with the latest high speed wifi standard and Google Fiber TV on an an easy to use home theater setup, and free firewood for the firepit on the back patio. The home also has a charcoal grill and smoker, as well as stainless steel gas appliances.

I ride my bike downtown every weekend, and it is an easy 15 minute trip, using the very nice Lamar Pedestrian bridge (although on the way back be warned that there is a very steep hill at Flipnotics that will require you to walk up). You may rent bikes at Barton Springs Bike Rental.

There is a frontloading washer and dryer in one of the bedrooms.

More Details

Rick Casterline
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018


Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1067 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Thick Full-Sized Futon
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Zilker Park Bungalow near Lady Bird Lake with Google Fiber!
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews


  • 1 of 5

Good location but home was very dirty

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to say I am stunned and saddened by this review and I certainly wish they would have contacted me to give me an o[opportunity to address their concern before leaving one star. Right before them I have seven reviews in a row that are all five stars that all specifically mention cleanliness, including multiple stays just weeks before theirs. They came to me as a new user with 0 reviews or rentals and gave me an inquiry on short notice, for a holiday weekend no less, and low balled me with an offer $50 per night less than the list price and despite all of this I accepted for them and made quick arrangements to stay elsewhere. I hired a cleaning crew to come through and clean as I always do, and I'm even sitting in my own right now writing this, after their stay, and looking around the house seems immaculate and clean to me. What's remarkable is that they couldn't even give me a 3 star or even 2 star review...they gave me 1 star as though the house was in squalor. I do try to make it clear that this is a real 88 year old bungalow that is lived in and although it's not run like a hotel I will do everything my power to offer a fantastic stay. They got a tremendous deal on their stay renting a newly remodeled home in a tremendous location for the price of a mid range single hotel room in Austin and I just don't know what else to stay. It is devastating to receive such a low rating. I hope future renters will see this is an aberration from an unknown renter with no review history and does not reflect the experience others have or the level of service I attempt to offer. I care a lot about the experience of my renters and I want them to feel like they got a tremendous deal, and I'm always lightening fast to address any issues that arise, if only given the opportunity.
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Lubbock TX

Modern meets classic

  • 5 of 5

Very maticulous house that seems lived in and immediately welcomes you. Super close to downtown and Zilker. Convenient and cozy with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel or spa in a full size house. Lovely Neighborhood. Would love to stay here again. Thanks Rick

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was truly the Austin I wanted to experience

  • 5 of 5

House was fantastic! could run in Zelker park, walk to dinner and hear SXSW music from backyard

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, modern, great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 weeks here, 2 adults and a 2 1/2 y.o. The location is excellent, close to Zilker park (and everything that comes with it, the awesome trail, Barton Springs pool), restaurants, Alamo Drafthouse movie theatre, Zach theatre, lots of things to do in the area. The neighborhood is quiet, friendly and also very close to downtown (Lamar can get busy but if you can avoid peak hours downtown is a 5 min drive away). The house is clean and tastefully furnished. Rick is very responsive and helpful; he actually lives there sometimes (I think) so you can expect to find absolutely everything you need for a longer stay -- the kitchen is well stocked, the appliances are modern and work perfectly. Rick clearly likes gadgets and although I understand that some people might have trouble operating the media centre or the TV, you're in for a treat when it comes to home entertainment (hey, there's a Sonos in every room, even the bathroom! I know it might not matter for most, but it can make your stay more pleasant for sure). Also, it has Google Fiber!

I highly recommend this place. Thanks Rick!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, clean, well stocked kitchen and bath, nicely furnished

  • 5 of 5

Very close to lots of restaurants, shopping and Zilker park. A perfect place to stay for ACL! Rick is very responsive and accommodating. His house is cute, clean and safe. Great neighborhood. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Couldn't have been more perfect for ACL......

  • 5 of 5

The house was just what we needed for the long weekend. Clean and close to the festival. We didn't rent a car and had no issues walking or catching ride share vehicles to anywhere we wanted to go. I am hoping to come back next year for ACL and stay in the same place.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

An old bungalow in the heart of Austin -- blocks from the Alamo Drafthouse Lamar, the Saxon Pub, and The Highball. We are a 20 minute walk to the free concerts at Auditorium Shores and just two miles to the convention center downtown. I am six blocks from Barton Springs, and walking distance to Zilker Park for festivals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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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