Family Wedding/Reuniting vacation
Submitted: June 8, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
We came to Austin on Memorial weekend for our nephew's wedding and stayed with our grown children and their 'other halves'. We had a mini family vacation with four of us from CA and two from Chicago. It was so pleasant to have the home atmosphere for simply spending time together around the celebration days. The layout and amenities were perfect, house was clean, linens were good, pool was great. It was wonderful in the hot weather we were having to have the choice of setting the air conditioning as we liked and/or using the ceiling fans too. The house is in a comfortable, quiet residential neighborhood but not too far from things we were going to. Bala was very helpful with getting started directions and finding groceries the first day, etc
We went to the greenbelt (my daughter jogged it), did a boat/bat tour, shopped at the mall and on So Capital, ate and listened to music downtown, and saw Zilker botanical gardens. My son did kayaking.
For future travelers, don't plan to go to hear music on monday nights - not much live (found that out our last night there) but heard some sunday night. We also drove around to see the capital building (impressive) and the University. Also drove up Mt Bonnell and got wonderful views.
Please add to the amenity list that there are hairdryers in both bathrooms. I brought mine since it was not listed.
One thing I would recommend is look at a map before you go (like a paper autoclub map) We got lost a few times and had some issues with different gps units giving different directions to the same place
(obviously an Austin issue, not a problem with the house)
I highly recommend this as a home to stay in in Austin
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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