About This Listing
Whether you are coming to Austin for the music, the food, or just to relax, our Barton Springs Getway will be your sanctuary. Best location in Austin - steps away from Barton Springs and Zilker park, and countless top rated restaurants. Welcome!
Situated down Robert E Lee Rd., in the heart of Austin's Ziker Park area, our home provides a perfect jump off point for anything you want to do in Austin. Be it take a dip in the beautiful crystal clear waters of Barton Springs (literally the closest house to the springs (2 min walk and we HIGHLY suggest the free Night Swim from 9-10pm), or take a jog along the greenbelt (100 meters outside of the front door), or go listen to music at Shady Grove (1/2 mile) this place offeres it all! Perfect for ACL (literally almost the closest possible house), SXSW, Formula 1 - very convenient and close to the action! There is even a bike rental shop right around the corner.
There are 3 bedrooms, all with their own flair. The Apartment is decorated with art from around the world. The bathroom is connected to the bedrooms and has a duel headed shower with a tub. I love to cook and have a nicely equipped kitchen. Our balcony looks out into Zilker Park and on the other side of the house, we have a small back yard with a hammock and grill. The house is has Wifi, a wireless surround sound, and a full wall projector connected to Apple TV. Apple users can even wireless broadcast from their phones/computers! Should you want to get onto the town, our home is less than a $10 from anywhere downtown, including the wild 6th Street. There are dozens of food trucks within walking distance.
We have a covered garage space, plenty of extra parking in a lot across the street, and are walking distance from the Amtrak station.
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Come do Austin Right!
Interaction with Guests
I like to make sure every guest has a memorable trip to Austin. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or special requests :-)
The Barton Hills neighborhood is genearlly considered the most desirable in Austin. Its a residential community steps away from Zilker Park, Town Lake and a short walk over the bridge into down town.
Our house is a $30 (20 min) ride from the airport. It is walkable distance from the Aamtrak station, and there is a bus stop about 5 mintes walk from the house which can get you all around town for those who use public transportation. Please let us know if you are brining a car so we can provide you covered garage parking. We do have a bicycle available for you to use for free, and you can rent addional ones from the rental shop at the corner of our street. For water lovers, the paddle boards/kayak rental is also less than a 5 minute walk way.
Check in is at 3pm, Check out at 11am. Please don't park on the grass. Smoking is OK outside (we have very a nice Balcony and back yard), but not in the house. Put any dishes you use in the dishwasher. If you use the projector make sure to turn it off! Please be respectful of personal items in the house - we live here when your not :-)
Tim was amazing and texted to check-in to make sure we were comfortable. The place was great and the location to die for! All around an amazing trip!
The location and value for your dollar was unbeatable, especially for Austin City Limits. Literally a 5 minute walk away, but no problem getting a good night sleep. For other times of the year, its still a great place - right across from Barton Springs pool, where we took more than 1 pleasant mid-day dip, and a short walking distance to a bunch of nice places to eat, get coffee, rent a bike, etc. Tim was extremely attentive and friendly as a host, and the place itself was clean and neat with a nice little patio and small backyard. Don't anticipate anything too fancy, but nothing expected was lacking. I'd highly recommend staying here and would do so again myself if back in town.
cool apartment, in a nice area, spacious and comfortable. nothing fancy, and your mom would spend day's cleaning it beyond how clean us men think is clean enough... but for a crash pad in Austin this is one of the best! the 6ft projector screen on the wall adds to the experience, along with comfy sofas, chilled balcony, big beds, and yard with a grill...
Love it, and Tim is a great host - really friendly and attentive.
Just don't bring your mom.
About the Host, Timothy
I work as a consultant for Boeing in Seattle, so I travel back and forth between Austin and Seattle. I get a lot of flexibility for travel on the weekends. I'm slowly starting to explore the Pacific North West and can't wait to visit your city!