Big, Colorful 3BD great for groups

House - Entire home/apt · Bryker Dr, Austin, TX 78703, United States
Jordan

Harmony House is a great headquarters for people who want to live in luxury and style. It is a good house for large and responsible groups, and the neighborhood is safe and close to all of Austin's best.

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Harmony House is a great headquarters for people who want to live in luxury and style. It is a good house for large and responsible groups, and the neighborhood is safe and close to all of Austin's best.

The Space

Great headquarters for people who want to live in luxury and style. The neighborhood is safe and close to all of Austin's best.

We call it the harmony house because it's a peaceful place featuring lots of music and musicians. There is an "Apartment Grand" piano which plays beautifully. We also have a really sweet and friendly cat named RonRon, who will use the cat door to come in and out while you're there. It has been host to many travelers and everyone who stays here remarks on the welcoming, friendly atmosphere, the cleanliness, and how pretty the house is.

The house:
. Two large living areas with couches and fireplaces
. Three bedrooms: one king sized bed, one queen, and one twin
. Two bathrooms: one is huge, and both have shampoo and soap that you are welcome to use
. Big, open kitchen with all the amenities- oven, microwave, toaster, stovetop, blender, panini maker, coffee maker, etc.
. Big flat screen TV easily connects to laptops and gaming systems (we do not have cable though)
. Free wireless internet
. Tiled back porch with two grills
. Tons of free street parking
. Shady, grassy front yard and easily climb-able trees
. All hardwood and tile floors
. Washer and Dryer easy to access and free use
. Compost and recycling for the eco-minded

There are many sleeping surfaces for groups. In addition to the three beds already mentioned, you'll find:
. One couch that pulls out to a queen sized bed
. One other pulls out to a single
. One other full sized couch, three other love seats and a lounge chair
. Plenty of blankets and pillows
. One sleeping pad

The neighborhood:
. Drive to 6th Street in less than 10 minutes, bike there in less than 20 min
. One block from three buses that run straight to downtown in less than a half hour
. Cabs to and from downtown are less than $15
. Major grocery store (Randall's) is a 5 minute walk (and has a Starbucks)
. Kerbey Lane Cafe is open 24/7 and is a 5 minute walk away (Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin Diner that is cheap and features a very wide variety of dishes with local and fresh ingredient and free range meat).
. "The Drag" the University of Texas Campus area which features tons of local restaurants, shops, and hangouts, is a mile away. (Some of my favorites are Spider House for coffee and chilling, Trudy's for Tex-Mex and ridiculous Mexican Martinis, Torchy's Tacos for tacos, and Hole-in-the-Wall for music)
. Easy access to Mopac (Loop 1) and Lamar, but nestled in a safe, tree-lined, shaded neighborhood
. Running trail follows Shoal Creek - safe and beautiful nested in the woods

The house was originally built in 1964 and has many unique characteristics: wood floors, stone fireplaces, artistic finishes. The kitchen has granite countertops and a butcher block island. The master suite is separate from the two other bedrooms, with a large bathroom complete with tub and standing glass shower and walk-in closet. On the other side of the house, two bedrooms share a tiled bathroom. The backyard is mostly tiled patio.

I grew up in Austin and have lived here as an adult for the past four years, so I can you all the advice you need what to do and where to go.

It is a good house for large groups but we are not interested in bachelor parties or others who will leave the place a mess or treat it like a frat house.

I hope you'll get in touch to find out more about why I love living here, and why it will be the best place for you to enjoy Austin!

Guest Access

Guests will have access to everything except the closets in the rooms.

Interaction with Guests

I'm usually in Austin to greet people and am available in case any issues arise, but generally try to stay out of the house during your stay. If you prefer that we hang out more, let me know.

The Neighborhood

Bryker Woods is a vital part of a major asset to the City of Austin and its central city neighborhoods. Bryker Woods is a walking and bicycling neighborhood. It is conveniently located within the City and a convenient direct bus routes connecting the neighborhood with the University and downtown district.

Historic bridges span Shoal Creek connecting Bryker Woods to the University of Texas campus and the central business district. While there are no large open spaces or areas of undeveloped land within the neighborhood, the natural environment of the neighborhood is one of its greatest assets. Within the neighborhood, mature trees line the streets and provide shade for the houses. Shoal Creek forms a part of the eastern border of the neighborhood and the hike and bike trail can be followed to Pease Park and beyond. Bailey Park is within walking distance. The Bryker Woods neighborhood is also located in a part of Austin where there is a tremendous diversity of running and cycling routes.

There is a residential scale in the neighborhood which produces an ambiance mentioned repeatedly by residents as one of the things they like best about the neighborhood. This is produced by the mix of housing ages and styles, most of them modest in size and scale, with lot sizes and setbacks large enough to provide for reasonable privacy but small enough to permit (indeed encourage) interaction among residents. The yards are unpretentious, but generally well kept. The streets are narrow and well shaded with mature trees.

The neighborhood:
. Drive to 6th Street in less than 10 minutes, bike there in less than 20 min
. One block from three buses that run straight to downtown in less than a half hour
. Cabs to and from downtown are less than $15
. Major grocery store (Randall's) is a 5 minute walk (and has a Starbucks)
. Kerbey Lane Cafe is open 24/7 and is a 5 minute walk away (Kerbey Lane is a classic Austin Diner that is cheap and features a very wide variety of dishes with local and fresh ingredient and free range meat).
. "The Drag" the University of Texas Campus area which features tons of local restaurants, shops, and hangouts, is a mile away. (Some of my favorites are Spider House for coffee and chilling, Trudy's for Tex-Mex and ridiculous Mexican Martinis, Torchy's Tacos for tacos, and Hole-in-the-Wall for music)
. Easy access to Mopac (Loop 1) and Lamar, but nestled in a safe, tree-lined, shaded neighborhood
. Running trail follows Shoal Creek - safe and beautiful nested in the woods

Getting around

Plenty of street parking directly in front of the house.
Three bus stops within a few minutes walk.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $4950 /week
Monthly Price: $9995 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • It was great! Thanks so much for letting us use your space, it was fun for our group :)

    April 2014
  • Had a wonderful SXSW week with a group of friends from California. I've lived in Austin before so this was a trip down memory lane! A bit off the beaten path as others mentioned, but we had a shuttle pick up/drop off our crew when we needed a ride. Public transit isn't far off if that's a concern. Large outside area but didn't get to use much because of rain. Not sure I'd fit 15. We barely squeezed 12, but otherwise good place to crash during the craziness of South by. Lucky we had another home to fit our large group!

    March 2014
  • Great place for a bunch of dudes to stay for a weekend. There were 12 of us, and we had enough room with all of the various beds and couches. Location is a bit off the beaten path, but easy enough to get cabs to go downtown or to walk to Guadalupe Street. Enjoyed the backyard and the big windows. The only downside was that there was no cable TV. Normally, this wouldn't be an issue, because who goes to Austin to watch TV, but for a bunch of guys who wanted to watch the NCAA tourney, it was a bummer.

    March 2013
  • Great space out of the downtown craziness that is SXSW. Large space with plenty of room to spread out. Nice neighborhood with easy access to highways. Great value for the space, especially when you divide out the number of people we had there. Definitely would stay there again if in Austin.

    March 2013
  • Jordan is an awesome host! Our group had a great weekend in Austin and Jordan's house was great for our large group and conveniently located. We felt like locals and were able to truly enjoy our f1 weekend.
    Jordan was very easy to work with, very accomodating and friendly. I'd recommend Jordan anytime!

    November 2012
  • Jordan did a great job of making us feel right at home. The house was beautiful and accomodated all 14 of our guests. I would highly recommend both the house and the renter.

    April 2012
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I compose and perform music, love traveling, A Course in Miracles, practicing forgiveness, Integrating, thinking in colors and quadrants, nature, and rock climbing. I like getting to know each other and ourselves more profoundly, through big talk, meditation, and the like. I work with a conscious change leadership consulting company called Being First.
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