WOW! CENTRAL AUSTIN NEAR DOWNTOWN AND UT - ENJOY FIRE PIT, GRILL

Katherine

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WOW! CENTRAL AUSTIN NEAR DOWNTOWN AND UT - ENJOY FIRE PIT, GRILL

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps Up to 8

1940s Charm and 21st Century Sophistication -- the home is located in a quiet Central Austin neighborhood close to Downtown -- a 5 to 10 minute taxi ride or 15 to 20 minute bus ride to Downtown.

*** Ask About Two-Night Rates, Weekly Rates***

Guests love gathering around the kitchen island, and the fire pit on the stone patio. Sleeping accommodations include one king bed, one queen bed and two queen sleeper sofas. Twin air beds are available upon request.

The house includes WIFI access, Cable Service, two TVs, 2 DVDs, and DVR Service to record your favorite television shows while you are out. XBOX or Wii gaming systems are available upon request.

Rest easy. This Home is Licensed by the City of Austin for Operation as a Vacation Rental.

The house features a fully-equipped kitchen including kitchen island and walk-in pantry. Appliances include gas range, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, disposal, toaster, coffee maker, and pancake griddle.

Enjoy the stone patio in the private backyard furnished with a charcoal grill for evening grilling and fire pit for nights.

Other nice features of the house include wood floors, central air/central heat and a separate indoor laundry room.

We provide linens, towels, paper towels, toilet paper, and hand soaps in the kitchen and bath to make your stay comfortable and carefree.

All this within walking distance of some of Austin's best restaurants and cafes. Nearby restaurants, cafes and stores include Kerbey Lane Cafe, Olive & June, Teo's, Central Market Cafe and Restaurant. Day activities in town and within 5 to 10 minutes of the house include kayaking Lady Bird Lake, festivals at Zilker Park, swimming in Barton Springs Pool, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, the Blanton Museum or LBJ Library, world class performance at the Long Center. Lake Austin and Lake Travis are minutes west.We are 5 to 15 blocks from St. David's, Seton, The Heart Hospital, Dell Children's Hospital for needed medical stays.

If you do not want to drive, Capital Metro bus routes pick up less than three blocks from the house for the short ride into Downtown or UT.

We have hosted weekend getaways, wedding guests, visiting professors, musicians, filmmakers and corporate employees in Austin on work assignments.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Thank you. We really enjoyed our stay!
Oct 2012
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Katherine

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I fell in love with Austin while attending University here. I left briefly with work -- got back to Austin as soon as I could!

Katherine purchased this house in 2002

This house was purchased for its location relative to everything Austin, along with the retro 1940's neighborhood appeal. The easy, laid back charm of the house and neighborhood remain, but now include high tech convenience and entertainment -- WIFI, hidef flat screen TV, cable and DVR service!

Highlights that we enjoy and are yours to experience include gathering around the kitchen island, the feel of the wood floors under your feet, and hanging out on the stone patio around the fire pit on cool evenings.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Wow! Central Austin Near Downtown and UT - Enjoy Fire Pit, Grill
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Wow! Central Austin Near Downtown and UT - Enjoy Fire Pit, Grill
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5

AWESOME HOUSE IN GREAT LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5
We came down to visit my brother. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my parents decided to stay with us at the last minute. Katherine was very accommodating. This play was quite and had a fenced in backyard which was perfect for my boys and the dog.

It was such a great, centrally located, comfortable home. We slept 6 and probably could have fit at least two more. We can't wait to come back down and stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. I am glad we could accommodate your family visit including your folks. The homeaway reservation system makes it very easy to add guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Katherine
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Wow! Central Austin Near Downtown and UT - Enjoy Fire Pit, Grill
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PERFECT FOR A CENTRAL AUSTIN STAY

  • 4 of 5
"Charming little house in a nice, quiet and quaint neighborhood. Very cozy feeling, reminiscent of my childhood home. Perfect place for our long weekend getaway!"
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

OUR GREAT CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 days, including Christmas and New Years, and loved every moment.

The house is just as the pictures depict. There were two couples staying at the house. The kitchen was perfect, we made & decorated a large gingerbread house and cookie tree, cooked a goose for Christmas, and two amazing desserts to mention a few things. We ate at the house every meal except for two. We felt that the location was covenient to everything important in Austin.

The neighborhood was very quiet and we always felt safe.

Katherine, was very responsive during the entire process of reviewing the property, renting, and then during our stay.

The location was perfect for us, and one of the couples loved the house so much that they wanted to transport it back to their current home town

Katherine even made extra efforts to help us with the bathroom, because one guest had a walker. That was very special.

I would highly recommend staying with Katherine, and we would return the next time that we are in Austin.
Janice
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janice. We look forward to your next visit. Katherine
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GREAT HOUSE, GREAT OWNER, GOOD LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
The house was immaculate upon Arrival. Everything looked exactly like it did in the listing. Internet, Cable, Laundry, and all of the appliances worked without any troubles whatsoever.

The owner was communicative and helpful, which made checking in/out a breeze.

Nearby restaurants (Kerby Cafe!), grocery store, and coffee shop made day to day living easy and fun without a car.

The backyard and firepit was the most loved feature, and being able to house our entire group at this price is a close 2nd.

Definitely recommend this property to anyone, and will use it again next time we come through Austin!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you andlook forward to hosting your next stay in Austin.
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Austin, TX
5

VERY NICE PLACE HERE

  • 5 of 5
All the comforts of home. Great place for a family or close group of friends. Nice yard and great location.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your stay, and your nice feedback. We are glad we were able to host your stay.
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Wow! Central Austin Near Downtown and UT - Enjoy Fire Pit, Grill
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Austin, texas
5

ALWAYS NICE

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at this home twice while relocating to Austin. The central location is excellent, affording easy access to any activity in town. Katherine is an great hostess and the home is well furnished and clean. The large yard is excellent for your dogs, too. Close to good restaurants and Central Market. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay and the excellent care of the place.
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Upper Crust Bakery
"This well-loved bakery is a favorite with local Austinites. The coffee and baked goods are ..."
Central Market
"Central Market features both an organic grocery store and a great restaurant with deck seati..."
Kerbey Lane Cafe
"Walk to Kerbey Lane for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Known for their healthy dishes, Kerbey L..."
Teo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita
"Another Austin original -- Teo's has The Best gelato in Austin as well as homemade sandwiche..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cap Metro Red Line
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Mopac and 35th
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Volente Beach Lake Travis 25min, Port Aransas 3hrs
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Draught House Pub, The Flying Saucer
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kerbey Lane Cafe, The Brick Oven, Teo's Gelato
Car: not necessary

Austin is the heart of Texas, known for its natural beauty and friendly community. This property provides short and easy access to downtown restaurants, night life, The University of Texas and Zilker Park. A short taxi ride or two blocks to an Austin Metro bus - no car needed to get into Downtown. Day activities in town and within ten minutes of the house include kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, swimming in Barton Springs, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, the Blanton Museum or LBJ Library. Recommended day trips include wine tasting and shopping historic Fredericksburg, renting a boat on Lake Travis, a day trip to San Antonio, exploring caverns, seasonal Eagle viewing on Lake Buchanan . . . the list goes on. Let us recommend others.

Other Activities: Indoor Sports at 'The Main Event' include laser tag, rock climbing, pool tables, bowling - fabulous entertainment center - 10 minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Holiday
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
ACL Fest Weekend 1
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
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$500
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
ACL Fest Weekend 2
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 13 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 3 2014
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
CC Fee Paid to Website $30.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Ask About Two-Night Rates and Weekly Rates
Monthly Rate Available Upon Request
No Lodging Taxes for Stays of 30 Days or Longer.
Lodging Taxes 15%
Refundable Security Deposit $200
Refundable Pet Deposit $100 to $250

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Budget
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Enjoy fluffy towels and honey and milk hand soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 baby crib , Pack N Play
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen in Private Room off Master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen in Living Room
  • The bedrooms feature luxurious 500+ cotton sheets and designer bedsets for your comfort and enjoyment.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Yard
  • Porch Furniture
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • pond
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • library
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • zoo
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • theme parks
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • mountain biking
  • hot air ballooning
  • spelunking
  • basketball court
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting small game
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Guests love gathering around the kitchen island, and around the fire pit on the stone patio on cool evenings. The house is equipped with whole house WIFI, HDTV, DVD, cable and DVR service as well as books, and current magazines. We provide pool towels, and pool toys, as well as linens, towels, basic paper and soap products (hand soap, dishwashing liquid and detergent). A sample of basic seasonings is supplied. All that is missing is you! Please contact us with any questions.
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