WALK ANYWHERE FROM THIS COZY, MODERN TREEHOUSE OVERLOOKING 1/2 ACRE NEAR ZILKER

Vicki Totten

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WALK ANYWHERE FROM THIS COZY, MODERN TREEHOUSE OVERLOOKING 1/2 ACRE NEAR ZILKER

Special Offer! Dog Days of Summer Special August 8 - August 31

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, Queen bed up, queen couch down, sleeps 4

Newer two story, modern guest cottage attached to historic 'Cistern House' on ½ acre close to Zilker Neighborhood. The 'Cistern House Annex' is within walking distance to the back gate of Barton Springs Pool, Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Long Center, and movie theatre, restaurants and coffee shops. Hardwoods upstairs, stained concrete down, open kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless appliances, natural light in every room – even the walk in closet. Upstairs bedroom has feel of treehouse with wall of casement windows and custom blinds, overlooking 100 year old Oaks. Duplex is attached to main house by a solid stone wall, creating both a sound barrier and one of a kind wall of natural cut stone in the living area. The owners occupy the adjoining historic 'cistern' house and studio. Partially enclosed private patio. Flat screen TV upstairs and down. License #098980

Historic 'Cistern House' and Annex: This property, with its 100 year old Oak trees, feels like you are in the country, yet you are within walking/biking distance of all the fun things about Austin. The 'Cistern House Annex' is attached to the historic 'cistern house' that was once an actual cistern that supplied water for the local farms 100 years ago. The property was featured in a 1953 article found in the Austin History Center because the original structure was naturally air conditioned from the caverns under the house. There is still a well piped through the roof of the main structure. The modern apartment was added in March of 2009. The owner is a potter and in addition to working on the property in his studio, he keeps the apartment furnished with his latest pottery creations.

Walk to the Best of Austin's Activities: A fun evening from this apartment would be to:

1. Walk or bike around the Lady Bird Lake trail (either the 3 1/2 mile, the 4 1/2 mile loop or the entire 10 mile loop) to the world headquarters of Whole Foods Market to dine in one of the many restaurants inside or on the rooftop.

2. Walk or bike to the back gate of Barton Springs Pool for a dip in the natural spring fed pool.

3. Walk or bike to the famous Alamodrafthouse movie theatre for dinner and the latest movie.

4. Attend the latest shows at the Long Center or enjoy the new Butler Park water features.

5. Walk to the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens

6. Walk or bike to the many restaurants and coffee shops lining Barton Springs and Lamar.

7. In five minutes be downtown, either at the new 2nd street restaurant area or to enjoy the nightlife on 6th street, including the famous Esther's Follies.

8. Enroll in Car2Go and have a car available to you within the central part of Austin - this lets you walk somewhere and drive back.

Local Attractions: During the day, explore the state Capital, Bob Bullock History Museum, Austin Museum of Art, University of Texas art museum, or LBJ Library. Many day trips would include driving through the hill country, visiting historic Fredericksburg, going to the many lakes surrounding the area, kayaking or floating in the San Marcos River, taking a day trip to San Antonio, going on the Vanishing River Cruise, exploring some of the local caverns, or shopping at the many outlet malls around Austin.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Vicki Totten

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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5
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Walk anywhere from this Cozy, Modern Treehouse overlooking 1/2 acre near Zilker
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5

A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5
Just back home after a wonderful Austin vacation. I can't say enough good things about the Cistern House Annex. It's a lovely little home away from home, full of light and stocked with everything one might need for enjoying time at home. Also, so close to S. Lamar and Barton Springs Road, and easy access to So. Congress and downtown. Vicki and Stan are perfect on-site hosts - casually friendly, yet not intrusive in the slightest. We'll definitely stay here again when we're back in Austin and will recommend to all our friends. Thanks y'all!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

GREAT PLACE AND LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful condo and location! Owner was very easy to work with. Will definitely look to stay here again next time we are in town.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL HOUSE AND PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We have been in Cistern House Annex for 4 nights april 17-22 . The house is very beautiful, extremely clean and comfortable, with everithing you need. Very quiet area, peaceful yard and most of all, Vicki and Stan, the owners, are really really nice. It was a wonderful experience, close to several important points of Austin (South Lamar or is Soco Area) and not far from any other place. Thanks Vicki&Stan!
I think I would come back if I'll ever visit Austin again.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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5

QUIET LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL SPACE AND GRACIOUS HOSTS

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully crafted and extremely user friendly private apartment in lovely park like setting. One of the hosts is an acclaimed artist and his pottery as well as other art is throughout the apartment. The hosts were extremely gracious and helpful. We have stayed in many vacation rentals throughout the world and this ranks right up at the top of the list. Highly recommended
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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5

WONDERFUL STAY - GREAT HOSTS - PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the Cistern Annex for a recent weekend and were treated to one of the finest travel experiences we've ever had. Vicki and Stan were most gracious hosts and the apartment was beautifully appointed, especially the custom pottery works that Stan created. The location was perfect, within walking distance to Zilker Park/Barton Springs and close to all the great spots along S. Lamar and SoCo. The kitchen was well stocked and the bedroom and bath upstairs were perfect. Even with South Austin's explosive growth, the Annex's neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. The Annex grounds were very inviting with a hammock, double swing and comfortable table and chairs. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this property to others.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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PERFECT AUSTIN GETAWAY SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay here. It was close to the city and the parks but still nestled away in a nice neighborhood. It had plenty of room for 3 adults and all the amenities you need to feel like you are at home. We loved the eclectic decorations in and around the property. Vicki was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. If we are ever in Austin again we would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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6th Street
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Amy's Ice Creams
"An Austin original."
Chuy's Restaurant
"Great Tex-Mex."
Uchi Restaurant
"Excellent and very popular sushi - be sure to get reservations."
Alamo Drafthouse Lamar 6
"Closed until Fall 2014 for remodeling - but a great place to have dinner while watching firs..."
Kerbey Lane Cafe
"Great breakfast spot - very walkable."
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
"Not a bad seat in the house."
Violet Crown Cinema
"Great vibe, many artsy movies, and adjoining restaurant where you can take your food and bev..."
Salt Lick BBQ
"If you like BBQ, this one is worth the drive."
Bouldin Creek Coffee House
"Great indoor and outdoor seating areas at this vegetarian spot."
Austin City Limits Music Festival
"A short walk will get you to the park and the festival. "
Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food
Zilker Botanical Garden
Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail Head
"So many choices - walk or bike around the 3 mile, 5 mile or 12 mile+ loops, rent a kayak or ..."
Blanton Museum of Art
Mozart's Coffee Roasters Incorporated
"Great place at night - right on Lake Austin. Lots of live acoustic music at night."
Central Market
"A wonderful blend between traditional grocery store and fresh, local food items. Great place..."
Shady Grove
"During the summer, don't miss the free music series on the deck. "
Odd Duck Farm To Trailer
Black Sheep Lodge
"Good burgers"
Blue Dahlia Bistro
Olivia
"A bit expensive, but a wonderful splurge. Weekend brunch is especially special."
The Driskill Bar & Grill
"Great Happy House spot in a beautiful, historic hotel."
Austin Java Restaurant
"Decent food, great atmosphere."
Curra's Grill
Threadgill's
"I like the live music better than the food."
P. Terry's
"A drive through burger place that serves fresh ingredients and made to order burgers."
Congress Avenue Bridge
El Alma Cafe
"My newest favorite happy hour spot - be sure to check out the outside deck. Great view of th..."
Phil's Icehouse
"Attached to Amy's Ice Cream - how can you go wrong?"
Maria's Taco Xpress
"Walking distance - another Austin original. Sunday Gospel Brunch is popular."
House Wine
"Great outdoor seating, good wine prices, yummy smoked salmon and olive dip - plus live music..."
Opa Coffee Wine
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Irie Bean Coffee Bar
"Sweet little local coffee bar - wifi."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bergstrom Intl Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, biking, swimming in Barton Springs

License #098980

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Austin House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Dog Days of Summer Special

Special Offer From:
Dates Aug 8, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

Book any open August dates from Aug 8 - Aug. 31 and receive a 10% discount off of the usual daily or weekly rate. Barton Springs Pool is right down the street - and it is cool all summer long.

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL 2014
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
ACL 2014
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$800
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes There are no hotel taxes for rentals of 30 days or more.
License #098980

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 730 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Size
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
  • Queen Bedroom upstairs, has supplemental single blow up for small ones if needed. Queen couch downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Child's Swing
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Walking distance to natural, spring fed, year round Barton Springs swimming pool and Zilker Park, walking distance to entrance to greenbelt for hikes, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Butler Park, restaurants, coffee shops; washer and dryer access if needed (special arrangements with owner); bike. Credit Cards, Personal Checks and Pay pal accepted.
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