GREAT HOUSE IN PRIME LOCATION... BIKES INCLUDED!

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GREAT HOUSE IN PRIME LOCATION... BIKES INCLUDED!

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

***ATTENTION: If you do not receive a response to your email inquiry, please check your spam folder for my response or feel free to call me at 512-472-7985. We do not always receive email inquiries because VRBO/Homeaway is having issues with their inquiry system. ***

This newly renovated, exceptionally located house is close to all the action... live music, museums, SXSW, ACL! One mile to the Convention Center, less than 2 miles to the State Capitol, less than 2 miles to UT Football Stadium, 1 mile to Congress Street Bridge Bats, two blocks to Hike and Bike Trail/park, two blocks to Lady Bird Lake, 1/2 mile to downtown, less than a mile to Austin's newest hippest bars and restaurants, less than 2 miles to Frank Erwin Center, East Austin Art Studio Tour, Austin Film Festival, 6.8 miles from airport, 2 1/2 miles to Palmer Event Center/ The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 1/2 mile to the Mexican American Cultural Arts Museum, and 1 mile to the World Famous 6th Street.

Located a half mile from the Holiday Inn at Town Lake... why pay more ($160- $200 per night) for half the square footage and none of the charm of a cozy cottage.

Come stay in this uber cute house in the heart of it all and see what this amazing city has to offer... you won't be disappointed! Enjoy getting around on the mountain bikes included with your rental, that's a $100 a day value at no extra charge and you won't have to mess with finding and paying for parking. You'll have a few complimentary items waiting to help get your vacation started: organic coffee and teas, and a stock of organic spices(for those of you who like to cook). Please see the link below for more pics, map, and info on Holly Street Digs.

Keywords: House, cottage, bungalow, Austin vacation rental, Downtown rental

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english

About The Owner

I've lived in Austin for over 15 years now and love everything this city has to offer. I'm interested in sustainable living and have really taken to the urban farming movement. As a result of my interest in sustainability, I founded Austin's Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour, which had its first successful tour in 2009.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Austin

I chose Austin because of all the great outdoor activities and the live music scene, which is why I chose to purchase this particular property back in 2004. This location has much to offer... very close to downtown, 2 blocks from the hike and bike trail and Lady Bird Lake, great coffee shops and restaurants, live music, you name it... it's here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Tracie- we loved your house. Location was just what we wanted. Thanks for the bikes too! That saved us a trip to the bike rental place. We love Austin and can't wait to come back and stay with you again. Thanks!



P.S. We love the BBQ at Salt Lick in Driftwood. Outlets in San Marcos fun too! Disc golf at Barton Springs/Zilker Park & Met Center fun too!
Oct 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

Reviews

4.5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Great House in Prime Location... Bikes Included!
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
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Great House in Prime Location... Bikes Included!
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Austin Austin area
5

Ideal location for learning the ins and outs of Austin

  • 5 of 5
This was an ideal spot for exploring the city. I am planning on moving to Austin and the location was perfect to learn from and maneuver around Austin. Tracie was a terrific asset for me and assisted me in learning the ins and outs of the city.
All places recommended by Tracie were terrific.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Great House in Prime Location... Bikes Included!
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+1 512-472-7985
Austin Austin area
Cleveland, OH
5

Loved this house!!

  • 5 of 5
Someday I'd like to live in a cottage like this one! It's is adorable, and very comfortable. I admit I'm a simple person who likes simple comforts, and this was a perfect place for me. Tracie has added some fun details, and seemed to think of everything my son and I could possibly need for a weekend in Austin. The keyless entry was great (one less key to lose!) The bed was super comfortable. The shower was very nice! The window a/c (especially the one in the bedroom) worked very well (and it got a work-out during a holiday weekend of high temperatures!) I cooked most of our meals, and really had everything I could need in the kitchen. An article left on the coffee table told me about a bookstore I really enjoyed. And Tracie gave me some great tips on navigating by bike in the city. I pitched horseshoes (discovered I'm not very good at it though!), road one of the bikes that came with the rental to the Congress Avenue Bridge to see the bats emerge (and rode home in the dark! Yikes! But a fun adventure!), enjoyed visiting with the chickens and the cats in the lovely backyard, and loved reading and relaxing on the front porch. I brought my son to Austin from Cleveland, OH to attend the Rooster Teeth Expo Gaming Convention. The convention was a bit of a disappointment for my son (TOO MANY people), but Tracie's cottage saved the trip. We really enjoyed it. Thanks!!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy, it was great meeting you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the house, the bikes, and Austin. You and your son are welcome back anytime!
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Austin Austin area
5

Everything was great

  • 5 of 5
Great little house, great location, perfect for what we needed. Especially good if you want to get around via bike. We did not have a car and used the two bikes included to get around.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
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Austin Austin area
4

Quaint home in fun location with very handy bikes!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in Austin and would recommend others to stay at Traci's place. The bikes were incredibly convenient and the accommodation was comfortable. Traci was helpful and generous with her advice and time. The house is clean and well kept and she responds to feedback from her visitors. As first-timers visitors to Austin, we were a little wary of the area but after a few days, we could see that it was exactly the place to be. It has a ton of charm and is totally safe. I definitely recommend exploring the surrounding area if you stay here. Also conveniently close to the beginning of the river path so you can run, bike or walk the whole thing. Thanks Traci!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Great House in Prime Location... Bikes Included!
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Austin Austin area
2

Very basic accommodations- definately not for cold weather days.

  • 2 of 5
The place looked exactly like the photos that were provided. Although the space was the perfect size and was clean and very organized, it was easy to see that materials used to construct the place were very basic and cheap. We arrived along with the coldest front they had seen in a long time so we were pretty much stuck in the one bedroom where the heater was located. It was about 22 degrees and felt colder with the windshield. We were most concern because we had our 5 month old baby with us. There were drafts coming in all windows, and there were about 10 windows in the enter space. Had it not been so cold, this would not have been an issue. On the upside, the windows made it a very bright place to be.

It was very nice to be able to park the car in the driveway and come in either through the front or back door.

The location was fabulous. Just minutes from the downtown area. Location could not have been better.

When we arrived, the keyless entry on the back door was not working so the owner came out to give us the front door key. She said that she was losing her voice so basically she just handed us the key and walked away. Then we asked about an extra heater to warm up the living room space. When we plugged it in, the fuse tripped so we had to call her to reset it, which she did so kindly. But we never heard from her again until the moment we were packing our car rental to leave. At that point she wanted to know how our stay had gone. A little to late for that.

Overall, the stay was really very basic. The location was the best feature of all.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I regret that Carmen is dissatisfied and am surprised with some of her comments. The house is great for cold weather days and can get very cozy... as Carmen did tell me that the house got nice and warm and that the heater was like having your own personal fireplace. The only time the house was cold was when they first arrived because they came several hours before check-in and I had just turned the heater on right before they arrived. I expressed to her that I would have made sure the house was nice and warm for their arrival had I known they were going to be early.

Upon meeting them, I did much more than hand them the key and walk away. I was really sick and started with telling them I had lost my voice (so it wouldn't seem weird that I was whispering to them), but then proceeded to discuss the key-less entry, followed by giving them the key, we discussed the parking situation, and I asked them to call me if they needed anything. I felt like we discussed everything that needed to be discussed with the check in process, and at that point, I politely excused myself so I could go crawl back in bed. I really did the best I could to be helpful to them.

Carmen called me every time she needed something, which I responded to her every need gladly and promptly, and I did call her long before the day they were checking out to make sure everything was alright. I contacted them on the day they were leaving to let her know where to leave the key and I offered to let them stay later when I found out their flight wasn't until late that day. I didn't, however, spend time visiting with them face to face because I did not want to get Carmen or her baby sick by being around me.

I feel badly that the weather conditions were so bad during her stay, but hopefully future guests can see that the warmth of the house isn't an issue since I have never had a complaint before Carmen's about the house being cold.
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Austin Austin area
Green Bay
4

Great Location, Safe Neighboorhood, Perfect for Couple Retreat!

  • 4 of 5
This was our first trip to Austin and loved it. The place is very close to downtown and the park. It is super cozy. The place had everything we needed. Tracy was very helpful by providing information pertaining to our trip. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

The Pros:
Close to downtown,
Breakfast tacos across the street! YUMMMMM
Bikes
Felt like a natural backyard escape
Safe neighborhood
Close to Parks




Con: While the bed was comfortable, it seemed to lack support in the middle which made it feel like you were rolling/ sinking toward the center of the bed.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and congratulations on your engagement while here! I really appreciate your feedback on the bed and have since replaced the frame with a more supportive one.
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
World Famous 6th Street
Nearest Point of Interest
State Capital
Nearest Point of Interest
Convention Center
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Bats at Congress Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
UT Stadium
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Hip New Bars and Food Trailers
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Hip New Bars, Food Trailers, and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
SOCO/South Congress
Nearest Point of Interest
Festival Beach Park/ Lady Bird Lake/ Hike & Bike Trail

Segway Tours, Duck Tours, Horse and Carriage service

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$947
Flat fee
 
 
ACL
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$947
Flat fee
 
 
Formula One
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,257
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Special rates apply for SXSW, ACL, and Formula 1

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
His and her mountain bikes, Front door horse and carriage pick up, Horseshoes, private outdoor seating area, eco-friendly/green cleaning products, Organic spices, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, soaps, games, dvd's
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