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

Katherine

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Katherine

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2014
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Book with confidence
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WOW! CENTRAL AUSTIN NEAR DOWNTOWN AND UT - ENJOY FIRE PIT, GRILL

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katherine (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2014

About Katherine

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

Why Katherine chose Austin

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. We really enjoyed our stay!
Oct 2012
  • 1 of 11

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Wow! Central Austin Near Downtown and UT - Enjoy Fire Pit, Grill
average rating of 4.714286 based on 18 reviews
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Wow! Central Austin Near Downtown and UT - Enjoy Fire Pit, Grill
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Nice Home

  • 4 of 5
Our family (my husband and I, our toddler, and our two dogs) stayed here for a little over two weeks while our home in Austin was being worked on. The location is amazing. It's literally minutes away from everything. The back yard is excellent, and we spent a lot of time out there playing with the dogs. The neighborhood is swoon-worthy for sure. The home itself is cozy, with enough space for everyone. Our daughter ended up in the little sitting room connected to the master, simply because it's the quietest (and darkest) room in the house. It might not be the most comfortable house in Austin (the sofa has seen better days), but then again, we weren't here for vacation. The owner was exceedingly kind and accommodating, and we were pleased at the end of our stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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 Austin area
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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Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
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6th Street
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Gusto Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
"Great neighborhood Italian restaurant and wine bar. We love the meatballs!"
Noble Pig
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Draught House Pub, The Flying Saucer
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cap Metro Red Line
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Mopac and 35th
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kerbey Lane Cafe, The Brick Oven, Teo's Gelato
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Volente Beach Lake Travis 25min, Port Aransas 3hrs
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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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 28 2014
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
SXSW
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
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

CC Fee Paid to Website $30
Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + 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:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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