About This Listing
Two bedroom, furnished duplex in gorgeous Barton Hills neighborhood. Main sitting room, full kitchen, kitchen sitting area, full bathroom. Covered shared carport, no common walls to neighboring unit (nice). Small backyard with hammock.
Two couches (one futon, one pull-out sleeper sofa). Leather recliner. Flat screen TV in armoire at front of room.
I love stepping out the door and being able to walk right down the hill and be at one of the gems of city, Barton Springs, in less than a 10 minute walk (1/2 mile). A little farther and you've come to Lady Bird Lake and the Hike/Bike Trail that surrounds it. Swimming, parks, canoes, stand-up paddle board, crew/sculling all within walking distance. Turn east on the trail and Auditorium shores is under a mile away. Whole Foods and the Lamar shopping district is right across the river, accessible by car or pedestrian bridge. And Congress Ave. and downtown is just a little farther with all of the night life of 2nd Street, 4th Street and 6 Street.
Turning south from my place you can walk into the quiet neighborhood of Barton Hills with two access point onto the famous Barton Creek Greenbelt, an 8 mile long greenbelt in the heart of the city. A city bus line is literally under a block away for those without a car.
Guests will have full access to my place. Washer/dryer facilities are in the covered carport where you have one covered parking spot for a vehicle.
Interaction with Guests
I want someone to feel completely comfortable so I try to be "hands off" though completely reachable. I love Austin and have over 25 years of memories in town and love sharing them with people. So I will definitely share with you all of favorite "to do's" in the city. And since Austin is growing so much, I am sure to learn something new from anyone visiting so that I can share it with future guests.
Quiet, family neighborhood in heart of Austin. Easy walking distance to Barton Springs Pool (5 min) and Zilker Park. Town Lake and its Hike/Bike trail is a mere 1/2 mile away as well as access to Barton Creek Greenbelt is at the end of the block.
Public transit via Capital Metro bus is closely available.
Other Things to Note
Awesome little convenience store and cleaners one block away! Very nice for those every day niceties or just to grab the paper.
Quiet neighborhood with three close neighbors. Please be respectful of such close proximity regarding after hours noise and parking (shared common driveway).
The Barton Hills Duplex Retreat was a great place to stay! Chris was an amazing host! He made sure that every comfort and amenity was available and that everything was convenient. There was a great welcoming package when I arrived after a long drive. The duplex was clean and he even had brand new linens available for use. The location of the duplex was amazing! It was an easy walk to Zilker Park, Barton Springs, the lady bird lake trail, and even downtown. There is a great little market around the corner and many great restaurants within a short walking distance. I was fortunate to be in Austin at the time of South by Southwest, and even more fortunate to be within walking distance of many of the venues as traffic was horrendous. The easy access from the duplex to Mopac, Lamar, and the many highways made the crazy Austin traffic somewhat tolerable. I highly recommend staying at the Barton Hills Duplex Retreat. You won't be sorry!
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