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Zilker Park Bungalow near Lady Bird Lake with Google Fiber!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 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.

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Rick Casterline
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Zilker Park Bungalow near Lady Bird Lake with Google Fiber!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

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: Oct 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: Oct 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great South Austin Home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 15 nights here and I would readily recommend this rental to anyone. We are in process of selling our house, also in the neighborhood, and needed a place to stay in the interim before we moved and while our house was being shown. Rick’s place was convenient and reasonable for the area, and he responded immediately to my email. We were able to move in the very next day and he could not have been more accommodating throughout our 15-day stay.

This pretty blue house still has that wonderful South Austin charm with its hardwood floors, abundance of windows, and 1930s hardware. The modern kitchen and bathroom, along with the front loader washer/dryer and great home theater set up, made it very comfortable, relaxing and easy to live in. The kitchen is well stocked with nice cookware and utensils. The shower is large and wonderful…we’re even stealing a few ideas for our new house. There’s also a great outdoor space with a fire pit for breezy nights.

If you know anything about Austin, then you know that this location can’t be beat. You can easily walk to Barton Springs pool, Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, all of the SoLa restaraunts and bars, and have quick access to Lamar Blvd.

This is definitely a place we’ll rent again anytime we’re back in Austin again. Thanks, Rick!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice Home!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this home. The decor was lovely, and it was plenty of space for 4 adults. We really enjoyed the organic feel of being able to open the windows in the morning and feel the cool breeze while brewing coffee.

The television was a bit challenging to operate and we kept getting an "error" message. A friend who was in town was kind enough to come over and give us a tutorial on how to operate the system.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seabrook, TX USA

Good location but smells moldy

  • 2 of 5

This cute little house was conveniently located in the heart of everything we wanted to do in Austin. The house is clean, tidy and updated. However, the mildew smell is very evident from the second you walk in. We were able to cope with it for two nights, but never got used to it. Nor did I want to. Also, the second bedroom is a futon. Not sure if it said this in the description and I missed it. But we were 4 adults and much rather would have had a second proper bed. The owner Rick was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and making sure everything was ready for us.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel awful that this was my guests' experience, although I do wish they would have contacted me so that I could address the problem. This stay was just two days after the worst rain storm in Austin's recorded history (11" of rain in a single area and 20" in a day) which caused massive flooding in Austin and on top of that the humidity ventilation fan was blocked on the roof with greatly reduced the air flow and has been fixed. I keep a dehumidifier on hand and could have let them know! As for the second bed, my listing does list the bed as a futon and I even mention it in the description just to make sure each guest knows what they are getting so that there are no disappointments. I work hard to make sure my guests feel like they are getting their money's worth and have no negative surprises, and I feel bad they did not in this case. A positive experience is very important to me and I'll work hard to make sure I continue to get the wonderful reviews I have gotten in the past.
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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

Zilker House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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SXSW 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1067 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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