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Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park, 2 miles to downtown!

Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park, 2 miles to downtown!

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Austin Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, pull out couch; Sleeps 4-6; Kaleidoscopic decor

The two bedroom “Kaleido House” features original art and colorful decor to go along with the spacious vaulted natural wood ceilings. The master bedroom features a comfy King bed and the 2nd bedroom has 2 X-long twins that can be made up into a king upon request. The couch in the living room is a Queen sleeper. Highlighting the cedar lined bathroom is a 200 gallon double shower/hot tub with skylight*. Located just two blocks from Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, the Kaleido House is the perfect home base to enjoy everything that Austin has to offer. There is easy walking access to many of Austin’s famous restaurants as well as the outdoor paradise that is Zilker Park. Take a dip in the 68 degree waters of Barton Springs after enjoying a hike through the Barton Creek Greenbelt or a stroll around Lady Bird Lake. After a day outdoors, you’re only a short walk back!

The tall ceilings are awesome: the vaulted beamed knotty pine wood ceilings make the over 1000 square feet seem even bigger. The kitchen is fully equipped to handle cooking big meals, and the Whole Foods world headquarters is a short drive away. Several convenience stores are even closer.

Other amenities include: Fresh locally roasted organic coffee and fixings, washer/dryer and detergent, bath and beach towels, and a Brita water filter to keep fresh water in the refrigerator.

Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park: We are located less than two blocks from the single best swimming pool in the universe, Barton Springs. Located in the heart of Zilker Park, use our beach towels and enjoy the spring fed, chlorine-free waters of this over 1/8 mile long watering hole.

Also enjoy the hike and bike trail, boating on the river, frisbee golf, the Nature Center, the Botanical Gardens, the playground and the train for the kids or a picnic on the great lawn.

Downtown Austin: I'm sure you've heard of the madness on 6th Street, but certainly don't miss out on the sights, sounds and eats on South Congress, 2nd Street, 4th Street and then West 6th Street. Then see a movie while eating dinner or just having a drink at Austin's favorite theater, the Alamo Drafthouse.

*Disclosure: the tub/shower is a little hard to get out of if you have disabilities, such as bad knees, and it wouldn't be convenient for bathing small children. We do have a small baby bathtub available upon request. Please call to discuss your particular situation before booking this house.

City of Austin License #2015 119960. We support responsible registration!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds

Peach and Cynthia Reynolds - Owns Kaleido Properties real estate company in the Zilker Park/Barton Hills area for over 25 years! Peach, the Broker in the family, is an avid golfer and likes to do anything outdoors as well as garden in his Zilker area home's backyard. Cynthia is a real estate agent and works with Peach in their business and now manages all 7 of their vacation rentals along with their son, Jay. Cynthia loves to cook the vegetables that Peach grows and take long walks and bike rides!

Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds chose Austin

We love living in this area and sharing it with others!

What makes this townhome unique

Being within walking distance to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool is definitely the most unique benefit but also the double shower and huge tub is pretty cool too! The kaleidoscopic art, much by Peach himself (a kaleidoscope maker for 15 years), makes it unique. There is even a handmade kaleidoscope for your use made by Peach's brother, Mark Reynolds.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came to Austin for a family wedding, but felt like we were celebrating our own getaway vacation in this wonderful place! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience - from the comfortable spaces to relax, the beautiful colors everywhere, the fantastic front porch and the unbeatable proximity to the park, Shady Grove, etc. We simply couldn't have asked for anything more. We look forward to many more visits and recommending your place to all our friends! Thanks again.
May 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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based on 23 traveler reviews

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Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park, 2 miles to downtown!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 27 reviews

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Just recently stayed at the Kaleido House in Austin - it was absolutely perfect. We stayed for three weeks, and to be honest, we should have stayed for another 3 more! The home is stocked with everything that you may need. kitchen fully stocked, bedrooms well appointed, lanai makes for great coffee time, there is also a BBQ that was great for the days when we didnt feel like cooking inside. The home is very clean and cozy, and the location is excellent. We have our puppy with us so being so close to Zilker Park was wonderful. We went to the park daily, sometimes twice a day, often with a picnic blanket - made for great relaxation.

The canoeing on Lady Bird Lake is right there as well - wonderful to do on a sunny day. Barton Springs Pool is also right there - though we never made it this time around, we will be sure to get to it next time. Austin is full of great restaurants - many of them are near by within walking distance or only a short drive away.

We would stay at Kaleido house again. The owners were very helpful and answered all our questions. They even sent us a list of places to check our and things to do in the area.

In one word : WONDERFUL!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love all the snow birds that come stay for extended times over the winter months. We have already booked The Kaleido House for next Jan-Feb, but you can check out one of our other properties on the same block. We look forward to having you back next year!

Wow! Clean, comfortable, homey - just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for better on our first visit to Austin! The home was clean, fresh and comfy - the kitchen has all the basics for preparing some meals at home. The quiet neighborhood was great for a morning walk and Kaleido is a short walk to Barton Springs. We even braved the pool (not too cold for an Oregonian!)

It's just a pleasant two-mile walk to downtown, but we had to stop at some great eating spots - Chuy's & Green Mesquite BBQ - along the way! Our hosts were so helpful and advises us w/local activities, too! Highly recommend it and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Look no further

  • 5 of 5

This home was easy to find and all the ammenities any hotel could offer you, except a pool and gym but who needs a pool and gym when you can just get your exercise in by taking a walk down to nearby Barton Springs Pool. We arrived later than anticipated and just like Motel 6, they left the light on for us so it was pretty easy to find.

The house itself was in emmaculate condition, everything was clean but if you get dirty, there is a washer and dryer you can use. Coffee was fully stocked as was a refreshing pitcher of water in the fridge, spice drawer also stocked. A stove and barbeque pit are there for you if you want to stay in and cook. the decor inside was nice, the bedding was extremely comfortable. We had to force ourselves to get out of the house and engage in outdoor activities, so we took a short drive out to dripping springs (hamilton pool) to go on a hike with our 2 sons. When we returned, we walked the neighborhood and played outside in the front yard. The place had a variety of dvd movies for us to watch as well as an assortment of board games to play. We taught our 6 yr old how to play chess and he has asked to play everyday since we got back to our home in Corpus Christi, TX. There is a table for 6 and you can request a high chair and/or booster seat at no additional cost. Iron, hairdryer, additional bedding are all located in the closet. Basic toiletries were also provided (shampoo/soap/body wash as well as guest towels). The giant oak tree located in front of the porch has to be at least 100 yrs old and provided nice shade and privacy. The shower /tub could easily fit four people, that's how big it is and you have 2 shower heads hitting your body on each side.

The rate was much pricier than what we're used to paying, we stayed at the Austin Motel on South Congress on our last visit, which is in a great location but during our last trip we lost a good 2 hrs of sleep after some guests were having a conversation right outside of our room. I said "never again" and on this trip, I made it a point to do better research on places to stay in Austin, I came across some very small font on "google maps" and saw the words Zilker Vacations on the map. I clicked on it as I was intrigued and it led me to the website. I read reviews and booked it for the date that I wanted, full payment is expected 2 wks prior to date of arrival. Everything was perfect, can't say enough about this place which is why I used all space allowed on here. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We can't thank you enough for the glowing and thoughtful review. We have taken a lot of time to try and think of every little thing to make this property a great place to explore Austin and also obviously enjoy your time when you're not out exploring. We look forward to having you back and also offering you our 10% return guest + left-review discount! Come see us again and try one of our other 6 properties we have at ZilkerVacations!

Awesome Austin Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to a Zilker Vacations property and were just as impressed as the first time. The property was spotless and well equipped for our stay. It had enough linens and cookware for the four of us, everything worked as advertised and it even had a washing machine and a dryer! We would highly recommend a Zilker Vacations property for a great place to stay in a great city.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Another awesome Austin vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Zilker Vacations. It is also our second property we've stayed in and this one was just as clean as the first. It was also well equipped for our stay. Enough beach towels, linens and cookware for 4 people. It is also close to Barton springs where we went swimming almost every day. To top it all off, it was also equipped with a washer and dryer so we came home with no laundry to do! We look forward to future stays using Zilker Vacations properties soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great location; amazing amenities

  • 4 of 5

For an amazing stay in a cozy neighborhood close to Zilker Park (along with all of it's attractions) Kaleida House fills the vibe. My husband and I have stayed in some very nice (and one not-so-nice) condos all over the US and Cayman Islands, but have never been so overwhelmed with amenities. The list far exceeded our expectations and previous experiences: local coffee, spices, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, organic teas, condiments in the fridge, toilet paper, dish soap, dishwashing soap, laundry soap; hand soap, trash bags, foil, coffee maker, coffee grinder, tea kettle, tea pot, recycling bin...Generally we have had to either bring or buy all of these things; they're the little things you take for granted at home and exceeded the amenities of hotels. Also loved the location: within biking distance to Zilker and downtown - starting with a lovely hill that was great going down. I had to walk my bike back up. Enough parking for our adult children to visit, and enough space at the kitchen table for eight of us to gather to eat and play games. Double showers were great; the tub is definitely a bit of a climb getting in and out, but the cool factor outweighed the strange factor. Just another quirk in this very "keep Austin weird" place. Pictures show the painted furniture and bright rooms, but they don't really do justice to the feel of the condo. Two couples could easily stay without running all over one another. The porch provided a nice outside location to sit and visit, and we were treated to a little bit of guitar playing and singing by the neighbors one evening. Extremely relaxing. Finally, the bed was comfy. I'm just not as young as I used to be, and I like soft beds. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Welcome to The Heart of Austin! All of our properties are located within a few blocks of Austin's crown jewel, Zilker Park! You may not need to rent a car - just rent some bikes or ride the city bus and you'll have easy access to the University of Texas, downtown and just about anything you'd want to do in the area. Barton Springs Pool (closed for repairs until March, 2013), Zilker Botanical Gardens, The Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Great Lawn (home of ACL), Chuy's Tex-Mex, Shady Grove, the Saxon Pub, Flipnotics Coffee Space, Casa De Luz, and so many other fantastic places that are less than a mile away. Come Enjoy :)

Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, spelunking, frisbee golf

Golf: Jay Reynolds (rental manager) used to be a Professional golfer and Peach Reynolds (owner) is a ranked Amateur golfer and can help with your golfing needs.


Rates & Availability

From $169 Per night

Austin Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Week 1
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
ACL Week 2
Oct 8 2015 - Oct 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
F-1 2015
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival and receive a FULL 100% refund of your deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days, you will be refunded 75% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance, you are responsible for the full amount, unless we can rebook it. For special event policies, contact us.

If you book directly with us: NO DEPOSIT
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Austin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , DOUBLE shower heads in 200 gallon spa tub!
  • This is one of the most unique bathrooms you'll ever see! Cedar walls enclose not only the toilet area, but also a 200-gallon spa tub that has 2 shower heads and a skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-pullout couch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , X-long twins can be made up into King bed upon request
  • These are by far our most colorful bedrooms yet, in the true vein of a kaleidoscope! Upon request the two XL twin beds can be set up as a king bed in the 2nd bedroom. All rooms have vaulted beamed knotty pine ceilings and ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a basket of organic coffee beans, assorted teas, cream, organic sugar and Splenda as well. We also stock our unit with extra sheets, towels, and beach towels to take to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool! We have an iPad available for rental for $10/day subject to availability. We also have a 6' twin-sized mattress pad available for the extra person you might need to squeeze in. We have a highchair, booster seat, Pack N Play with bassinet, baby gate and bed rails as well.

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