About this listing
Gorgeous sunny vacation house, feels like a retreat in the woods, 5-10 minutes to Austin's best restaurants, bars, live music venues, the convention center, Botanical Gardens, Long Center and 2 min to hike&bike trail& famous Barton Springs pool.
Great vacation house that features amazing proximity to downtown while feeling like a retreat in the woods. Within 5-10 minutes to Austin's best restaurants, bars, live music venues, festivals like ACL and SXSW, the convention center, the Botanical Gardens, the flagship Whole Foods, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, Zach Theatre and the Long Center, Broken Spoke Dance Hall, and two minutes to the hike and bike trail which takes you downtown and all over Austin.
The house is over 2000 sq ft. and has 3 large bedrooms plus an office, The master has a queen, the second bedroom has a twin, and the third has an American Leather brand queen sleeper sofa with the highest quality foam. Both master and second bedroom mattresses are organic. The living room couch has a ratchet system that allows it to lie flat as a double bed. There is also a fold-out cot for 1 and an air mattress queen. Possible to sleep 8 in a pinch. There are two full bathrooms. Master has separate bath and shower.
There is also an office (not pictured) with two available sit-stand desks.
The house is equipped with Wifi, Roku, Netflix, DVD Player.
The outdoor deck spans the back of the house, and comes with a Gas BBQ. There are woods in the backyard so it feels like a cabin retreat.
The kitchen is well stocked with all the appliances you might need: Fridge with water/ice maker, Stove, Microwave, Toaster oven, Vitamix, Tea Maker, Waffle Maker, Crock Pot, Coffee Maker.
The house also has double water filtration--a whole home filtration system to remove chlorine and a reverse osmosis filter in the kitchen for drinking water. Everyone tells us you can really tell how much better the water tastes.
We can also rent you our car (Mazda 3 HB) which is listed separately on a car rental website. We make this available exclusively to guests at our house at a greatly discounted rate.
1 mile from the Hike and Bike Trail
5 minute drive to Downtown
Also available at no extra charge: three adult Trek bicycles, two small child bicycles, and a tagalong (co-pilot) which can be attached to one of the adult bicycles.
Due to the City of Austin's short-term rental regulations, no more than six unrelated adults are allowed to stay in a single-family residence in Austin, Texas.
Large trampoline (waiver must be signed), monkey bars, chin-up bars
Interaction with Guests
We are available by phone and text to answer any questions. We are also happy to welcome you personally and walk you through the property.
It is quiet, peaceful, and very safe, close to the trailheads and surrounded by woods, and a stone's throw from all the action of downtown.
There is a bus stop about 3/4 mile from house.
Other Things to Note
Special summer 3-month price available--please inquire. House was modified to be wheelchair friendly so there is a ramp to front door and no stairs anywhere--ideal for little children or those with mobility issues.
Please try to leave the place the way it was when you arrived. We will provide a cleaning service after you leave.
You can use the deck for socializing, but no loud parties are allowed on the premises in order to respect the neighbors.
We prefer no shoes in the house please.
No Drugs on the premises
No Smoking on the premises.
Guests are not allowed to use the trampoline or monkey bars, if they do it is at their own risk.
If you do decide to use the trampoline at your own risk, manufacturer's instructions are only one adult on the equipment at a time. No Back Flips.
Garbage should be taken out to the curb on Monday Night. Try to recycle your used bottles, cans, plastic containers and newspapers.
If you use the bikes, you must wear a helmet and lock the bike.