The Zilker Retreat - Steps from Barton Springs Pool, Park and Restaurants


Entire residential home hosted by Stay Local Austin

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Picture all of the things that make Austin such a magical place to visit and live: sunny days at Barton Springs, world-class tacos, live music, trails and paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake. Now imagine staying in a home that’s just steps away. In this secluded tree top retreat, you’ll be able to relax in nature, experience the best of Austin, and leave feeling transformed.

Need more action? The place is perfect if looking to attend ACL Fest, SXSW, and F1 or visit the famous Umlauf Sculpture Garden right next door.

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The space
Originally built in 1955 by local architect A.D. Stenger, this home doesn’t get any more quintessentially “Austin.” From the moment you pull into the driveway, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported. Each room has its own unique feeling, like capturing all the places you’ve traveled into one spot. Dreamy mid-century modern touches can be found everywhere, from the timeless Heath tile, to the iconic wood paneling lining the walls.

With three bedrooms and three full baths, this house is perfect for a family or group looking to explore Austin but also have a quiet space to relax. Cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and then take your pick of any number of great spots to hang out around the house. From the cozy couch to the outdoor terrace floating among the trees, there’s no shortage of inviting areas to explore.

Each bedroom reflects the unique natural habitat around it. Upstairs, you’ll find a queen bed with an Alpaca Mohair headboard, private en suite, and private entrance that leads directly to the patio. One bedroom downstairs is reminiscent of “Rock Island” in Zilker Park, with overhanging sunbeams, lush green hues, and a king bed, making it the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. The second bedroom downstairs is its own queen suite, including a lounge area with a sofa, TV & desk, and private entrance to an outdoor balcony.

Every detail of this home has been deliberately designed to accommodate our family and yours. During your stay, we hope you are able to experience the Austin we know and love and take a little bit of it back with you when you leave.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared outdoor pool
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Austin, Texas, United States

You will be steps away from Barton Springs, Zilker Park (ACL Fest), and Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trails. The Zilker neighborhood is just 4 miles to downtown and .5 miles to S. Lamar. You will be in the center of everything, yet in a quiet neighborhood.

Just .25 mile or 5 minute walk to Lady Bird Lake and Hike and Bile Trail.

Also walkable to Barton Creek Greenbelt, Umlauf Sculpture Garden (just down Azie Morton), Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Science & Nature center, Zilker park disc golf course and all the restaurants & shops on Barton Spring and S Lamar.

You can even walk to downtown via Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trails!

Head down Lamar towards 290 and you’re less than 20 minutes from the airport.

Hosted by Stay Local Austin

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Stay Local Austin is a full-service short-term property management and hospitality company based in Austin, Texas. Family owned and operated, we manage a portfolio of unique homes and guest houses that are centrally located and provide guests direct access to the best of what Austin has to offer. We pride ourselves on the highest level of guest service and offer a 'personal touch' to the management of our properties. We handle everything from advertising, booking, guest communication, maintenance, and housekeeping. All of our properties are licensed. Come stay with us.
Stay Local Austin is a full-service short-term property management and hospitality company based in Austin, Texas. Family owned and operated, we manage a portfolio of unique homes…


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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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