About this listing
2BR Stylish Mid-Century Home 1 Block from Town Lake. Mid-century modern with Eames-era furniture, our home is directly across the street from Live, Love, Paddle & Town Lake. Downtown Austin, Rainey Street just across the water.
This stylish 2BR house is the perfect spot to spin some vinyl and enjoy everything Austin. Herman Miller, Eames, KP Mobler and Heywood Wakefield are just a few of the designers whose classic pieces you will find displayed throughout the home. Each bedroom has a full size bed, and the retro-chic bathroom is stocked with plenty of plush towels. Outdoor amenities include an expansive, sloped lawn with established trees, a covered porch, a stone patio, and a large balcony complete with a charcoal grill and vintage fire-starter. The home has all the modern amenities - the galley-style Kitchen, with its old Honduran mahogany cabinets and walls, is stocked with all cooking necessities. The adjacent dining room features a gorgeous, mid-century teak dining table. There is a queen-size air mattress available for additional guests.
The property is a scenic walk across the bridge to the popular Rainey Street where locals enjoy award-winning bars and restaurants. The heart of downtown and the warehouse district are only a few blocks away. The house is directly across the street from the famous Live, Love, Paddle kayak rentals and from the famous bat-viewing tours.
The house is one mile from Downtown Austin, South Congress, and world famous historic 6th Street. One block away is Austin's celebrated hike & bike trail along Lady Bird Lake and just across the water are the popular bars on Rainey Street. Zilker Park is less than three miles away from the home and bus routes 7 & 20 are one block away. The fine french eatery, Justine's, is nearby and guests will marvel at the succulents at Big Red Sun nursery. South Congress is home to Austin favorites such as Magnolia Café and Uncommon Objects and the nation's tallest state capitol offers a large lawn perfect for picnics or lounging under the large trees. The house is within walking distance to Emo's and the Beauty Ballroom.
Other Things to Note
Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. When you book with us we’ll send you our mobile app with directions, our 24-hour live support number and rental guide. Then, you can drive right to the rental which features a digital door lock where you’ll use your unique code to enter (no need to meet for keys). Inside, you'll enjoy our premium amenities: shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. You can request an early check-in / late check-out and we will arrange it whenever possible.
*All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Here we collect state taxes, adding 6% to the reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a $99 cleaning fee, and the standard $39.99 Property Damage Protection policy
1) Kick back and relax
3) Use the coasters at all wood furniture
4) Nothing but toilet paper down the commode (pipes are old)
5) If you break something, tell us!
6) Use the ashtrays - Guests will be charged $10 for each cigarette butt found in the yard
7) No pets or cigarettes inside. If you're suffering withdrawal symptoms from your own dog, we are happy to send our sweet black lab around for you
8) No get-togethers over 8 people
9) No porno-filming for the love of God
*Guests must be over the age of 25 and will be an occupant of the unit during the entire reserved period.
*No parties, excessive noise, or any illegal activity shall take place at property.
*No pets are allowed unless otherwise noted for specific properties.
* No smoking is allowed in or around any property.
Cleaning: Each property will be cleaned and inspected after your departure. We ask you to help us enable the cleaning crews as much as possible. Simple things like leaving the property tidy, running the dishwasher, starting to wash the towels, and taking out the trash are expected of our guests.
If excessive wear and tear is found on property, or additional cleaning is necessary due to spills, trash left on site, unclean dishes, stains to furniture, carpeting, linens, paint, wallpaper, or flooring, Guest authorizes the property manager to bill them for additional fees. If at any time the maximum number of occupants is exceeded or if the property manager receives information about excessive noise, TurnKey has the right to evict Guest and all occupants immediately and to bill the guest a minimum service fee of $250. If any sign of smoking is discovered Guest authorizes the property manager to charge the guest a minimum $500 cleaning fee. Unless the rental policy specifically allows, if any sign of any pet is discovered Guest authorizes TurnKey to charge the guest an additional minimum $500 cleaning fee.
Properties are fully furnished properties that will include bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels, a fully equipped kitchen, TV, furnishings unless otherwise specified.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for any stay.
I love staying here. Quiet and peaceful. Close enough to most everything but off the main road and tucked away close. Great hosts. A well cared for property that is like a home away from home.
I love staying here. Like a home away from home. A nice quiet spot, clean and hospitable.
I stay here with some colleagues for SXSW. Merri Gale & Donald are awesome!! House is charming and warm with incredible mid-century decor. Location is in a cute quite neighborhood and a short 30 min walk or cheap cab ride to Downtown or SoCo.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location was awesome for everything we did in Austin. We never even turned the tv on and radio setup was really cool. Had a great time.
Another great stay. Exactly what I was hoping for. The house was clean and fresh as always. A quiet place to rest after work.
Great place to stay in Austin. The listing describes it well. Like having another home. Very relaxing and quiet. My go-to spot in Austin. Hosts are super nice too!
Merri's house is gorgeous. Perhaps one of the most beautiful and well curated spaces that I have had the pleasure to stay in. A lot of our stay had conversations surrounding the pieces that we felt so fortunate to be around. Merri was also incredibly welcoming and came to greet us the night of our arrival. All of us loved her, her stories and the place she put together. One of the things that we all had a little trouble with was that the beds are not very comfortable. Other than that, Merri is in a hidden, undiscovered oasis of Austin.