About This Listing
Town Lake Home is near everything great that Austin has to offer. This sweet home is the ideal restful setting and perfect location for all your Austin activities!
Enjoy our new and simplified lower rates.
SXSW 3-nights minimum, $800 per night
ACL 2-nights minimum, $344 per night
F1 3-nights minimum, $459 per night
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, 3-nights minimum
- Luxuriously setup for comfort in a quiet neighborhood, perfect place to come home to after a workday or a night in town
- Just 1.5 miles from Austin convention center and downtown, bus / hike / bike to downtown
- Productive office setup with high speed internet, 21' monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner, phone with free long distance
- 3 blocks for lady bird lake, come and enjoy hiking / biking / running / birding and the beautiful Austin skyline and sunsets
- Well stocked kitchen with bean grinder, espresso machine, fresh coffee beans, organic olive oil and much more
- Licensed by the City of Austin for short term rental
The TOWN LAKE HOME is a cozy Spanish-style house, surrounded by a beautiful tree-filled lot, including 2 protected pecan trees. If you are here for business, meditation, or fun, our house has the perfect vibe.
Conveniently located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood, it is just 5 minutes away from the historic, entertainment and business district, the TOWN LAKE HOME offers easy access to festivals, activities and businesses. East Austin, our neighborhood, has just ranked at number 7 on Forbes’ Hippest Hipster Neighborhood of America list.
AMENITIES: the TOWN LAKE HOME is well-appointed and bathed with soothing natural light. Many of the windows have views of the trees and all are dressed with shades to provide your preferred level of darkness. Newly renovated, modernly furnished, and cleaned to the utmost detail, it comfortably sleeps 5 people.
Living room is embraced by an inviting suede sectional couch and a HDTV with cable.
Dining room with decorative fireplace seats 6 in a beautiful black and cherry wooden table. Mats, tablecloth, cloth napkins, glassware, both porcelain and non-breakable tableware, are provided for your formal or informal dinning experience.
The kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience. It has a gas stove, microwave, fridge, blender, electric beater, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee and espresso machines, tea kettle, chef knives, Rachel Ray pots and pans, bake ware, preparing utensils, serving utensils and bowls. Samples of organic spices, organic extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, caf and decaf organic coffee beans and tea bags, sugar and sweetener are provided. Dish towels, drying rack, drying mat, paper towels and dish soap are included.
Both bedrooms have king size beds with ergonomic mattresses, luxurious sheets – 600 count Egyptian cotton – and many pillows. Both bedroom have HDTV/cable and master bedroom has surrounding sound.
Laundry: The washer and drier are located in the kitchen with perfume and dye free detergent available.
Study: The relaxing euro lounger in the study provides an excellent reading nook as well as it lays flat to a full size bed. In addition, the study is furnished with a desk, an ergonomic chair, a flat computer screen and an ergonomic keyboard that you can connect to your laptop. A printer/fax machine is available and some printer paper is provided, along with a phone through which you can make free local and long distance calls. With high speed WiFi, you can easily work in this stress-free environment.
Bathroom: Plush soft towels, basic toiletries (small samples of soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and toilet paper), first aid kit and hair dryer accompany our cute and sanitized bathroom.
Child friendly equipment is provided upon request at registration including an adorable square Graco pack and play with 100% cotton flannel fitted sheet, sleek Boon high chair with 5 point harness, and sanitized toys. Child plate settings and silverware are also included.
Handicap accessibility: Typically, Spanish style homes have one floor but asymmetrical level plans, creating one or two steps in between some of the quarters. Keep that in mind if you are bringing small children or mobility-challenged guests.
Outdoor space and Parking: A wood pellet grill and an inviting patio dinning set provides the perfect opportunity for some Texas style BBQ or just some relaxation under the trees. Our lot is gated and you may park inside or on the street right in front of our property.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Enjoy Lady Bird Lake, formally known as Town Lake, just 2 blocks away from the house for a picnic, stroll, run, bike ride or fishing in its lush 14 miles trail. This trail has many different parks such as the Festival Beach Park, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool and Auditorium Shores to name a few. It also has access to other venues such as Fiesta Gardens, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, The Zilker Botanical Garden, The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and the Austin Nature Center. Live outdoor music concerts are abundant and this area, from classical to blues and everything in between.
Lady Bird Lake and its surroundings host a variety of festivals such as ACL, SXSW, Bat, Kite, Bob Marlon, Celtic, Pecan Street festivals and many more.
Shopping: With local groceries stores, farmer’s market, health food store such as Whole Foods just minutes away, you could very well take advantage of our well-equipped kitchen. If you are looking to enhance your wardrobe, just minutes away is the 2nd Street District, where Texas warmth meets Austin cool. Within 7-15 minutes away there are many shopping centers and malls such as Barton Creek Square Mall and The Domain, featuring (phone number hidden) square feet of upscale and mainstream retail. For impressive savings and great variety, the San Marcos Premium Outlet, hosting 140 stores, is 40 minutes away.
Eateries: Walk 5 blocks to Mr. Natural, a natural foods restaurant (gluten free and vegetarian), bakery, juice bar and health food store. Walk 6 blocks to Las Cazuelas, an authentic Mexican restaurant with the best Al Pastor Tacos and Torta Milanesa in town. Walk a few more blocks to Cenote coffee shop, just voted the “best coffee in Austin”. Within a mile ride away, you have a great variety of cuisines to choose from: Brazilian, Colombian, French, Italian, BBQ, American, Asian and more. Oh, and did I mentioned the many food trailers?
Nightlife: The TOWN LAKE HOME is a hop away from all that Austin has to offer for your nightlife. From the historic 6th street, the new upcoming Rainey street, the upscale Warehouse district, to our own East Austin neighborhood nightlife, you will find bars, dance clubs, comedy clubs and live theaters to satisfy any taste. And, of course, as Austin is the “live music capital of world,” there is plenty of live music!
RESTRICTIONS: In consideration of all guests and our neighbors: NO PETS, absolutely NO SMOKING anywhere in our property (inside or outside), or excessively loud parties are allowed. A contract agreeing to pay for smoke, party damage, or seriously careless damage is required. If more than 5 people will be in your party, please inform us of the number ahead of time. NO gatherings of large number of people will be allowed-this is our home, not a party venue – we respect our home and neighbors and expect our guests to do the same. Children may not be left unsupervised. Minimum rental age of 25 is required.
The TOWN LAKE HOME is truly the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners, event goers, and business travelers. Come enjoy our wonderful home!
*For stays of 3 weeks or longer, each guest must sign a rental agreement upon booking.
*For long term stays, housekeeper will come in every 2-3 weeks and spend 2-3 hours on cleaning (fee included in rental). Guests may
not refuse this service.
*ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING anywhere in the property, inside OR outside.
*NO PETS of any kind.
*No loud noise or parties.
*Children may not be left unsupervised
*No substance abuse or drugs.
*Only the number of people written in your contract may sleep in our home.
*Interior furniture is not allowed to be taken outside.
*No candles inside or outside.
*Parking on the street is restricted to the front of our house. You may also park in our gated driveway.
*Towels and linens are not to be taken outside the house or used as cleaning rags.
*Leave all used towels in the white hamper in the hallway.
*Start a load of laundry (towels or sheets) before leaving.
*Wash all dishes and put them away before leaving.
*Take all garbage to trash bin by the shed before leaving.
*Follow trash and recycle collection calendar, and put bins by the curb when appropriate.
*Check-in and check-out times are strictly reinforced unless you have written permission from the owner to modify it.
*If you need someone to come out to the house for any reason, we include one complimentary service call, and after that there is an extra $50 charge for service calls to be paid upon arrival.
*Homeowner will access the outside shed on a regular basis without notice to guests.
*Violation of city ordinances, Austin APD property visitations based on excessively noisy guests or other problems, breaking of house rules, lost objects, and/or property damage could result in guest removal from the property by owner and/or full forfeiture of the security deposit.
*This is our home and we respect our neighbors and our property. We expect our guests to do the same.
*Leave it as you found it.
The reservation was canceled 63 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Paola was a great hostess. She kept contact with me up until right before our stay. She was very accommodating even up to the last minute. The house was very cozy and clean. The owners have a binder in the dining area with a very detailed list of house rules and things to do in the area. They also have detailed instructions in each room for checking in, checking out, and how to work all appliances. We never felt like we need to contact the owner for assistance with working any of the appliances or electronics because it was all spelled out. The entire process felt very smooth and easy. Definitely enjoyed being able to stay close to what we wanted to do and in such a cute and comfy home. I would definitely recommend to friends and family this home. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.
Town Lake Home was perfectly situated: walking distance to East Austin hotspots and Rainey Street, while also tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood. Paola communicated frequently prior to our arrival, and it was a breath of fresh air walking into the house. The entire property is fully stocked, and would meet the needs of any traveler- whatever your interests: cooking, reading, music, or resting. This was a great find, and we hope to book again on our next trip to ATX.
My family and I were thrilled with the guest house the moment we walked in. We were very comfortable and felt the home was well prepared for our stay. Most of all, we felt welcomed! Everything we could possibly need was in the home....and even more. The guest house had a personal touch that we would go back for and enjoy. Thank-you Paola for being a unique host with great style.
Although smaller than what it appears in the pics, this BnB is nonetheless a very nice stay. It was quite cozy and comfortable. The pillows were nice and downy, and the electronic piano was an added bonus.
We loved this home, and yes, we considered it our home while in Austin. Plenty of room and very comfortable surroundings with great location to downtown and walking distance to Lady Bird Lake. The place was spotless and super secure and private. Would highly recommend staying in this meticulously designed and decorated home. And don't miss the best BBQ spot we found in hill Country, Salt Lick BBQ Driftwood. Other than the wedding we attended at Allan House, it was our favorite place, great day trip for sure, best ribs ever!
About the Host, Paola
Austin’s diversity in culture, style and outdoor activities makes this city the perfect home for this musician/teacher/engineer/nature lovers/international couple. Coming from Brazil and India, we couldn't ask for a better place!
We simply love downtown Austin. You see, we fell in love with each other salsa dancing at many of Austin’s great live music locations.
As often as we can, we visit Lady Bird Lake for a relaxing hike & bike outing, followed by an indulgent meal in one of downtown’s world famous local eateries. We have always wanted to take a vacation in our 'own' town, just by traveling a bit south. When this delightful and character filled property right by the lake became available, we jumped on it!
The 'fight' was fierce as lots of potential buyers felt captivated by this property as well.
The care that this home’s previous owners showered on it can be summarized by the shared quote from both buyer & seller’s real state agents after closing:
“In our collective 40 years in real estate in Austin, we have not seen such a high demand property”. We are fortunate to call this our home away from home, and hope that the TOWN LAKE HOME will be the same for you.