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4500 SQ. FT. AWESOME LITTLE PALACE ABOVE ZILKER PARK

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4500 SQ. FT. AWESOME LITTLE PALACE ABOVE ZILKER PARK

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-16)

It doesn't get better than this central Austin location to have family reunions. The living areas are large, cozy and allow for everyone to be together or spread out. Since the house has had two additions it mixes the old Austin with new chic. It is full of windows and skylights to let in the beautiful speckled light through the many trees. The house also has an array of upgrades that allow it to be called luxury including artison hand thrown kitchen pottery, stained glass kitchen and bathroom features, objects d'art, large flat screen TV, eclectic lamps & artwork, whole house stereo system & CD collection, foot heaters, multiple shower heads & bidet in master bath, cove lighting and many more special features that you will have to discover!

At every turn, this house warms your heart and will make you and your family feel good. Bi-level outdoor decks and dining table allow for large outdoor gatherings in charming yard. This cozy 4500 sq ft abode sits on a double lot with 5 towering oak trees for lots of privacy. It's also super kid friendly with a hammock under the trees, a playscape,and lots of yard in which to play.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

I bought this house when I was single, when it was a 2 bedroom/2 bath house. My chiropractic practice is on S.Lamar and in the style of keeping life simple, I wanted a house in 78704. When I walked into this house, it spoke to me. The house oozes comfort with the perfect mixture of space and class. I kept adding on to the house, expanding the inside and outside as husband and children were added to the mix. There is also a significant focus on green building design as the house is solar-electric and has a tankless hot water heater. The studio on the 3rd floor has its own Japanese Fujitsu ac/heat unit.

The Owner purchased this house in 1994

Why The Owner chose Austin

I fell in love with this house in 1994 when I bought it for myself and have lived there for 15 years and am finally moving on and choosing to share it with many rather than sell it. I chose this house based on the unique lay out and huge kitchen/great room. (800 sq.ft) I love cooking and entertaining and this spread is perfect for that. The original house was built in 1932 and has beautiful original wood floors and lots of light from many windows including stained glass windows in the living room. The addition, built in 2002 by my brother, added 3 more bedrooms and a yoga/meditation studio. (also sleeps two who prefers star gazing) The new addition has 2500 sq. ft of gorgeous maple floors, antique glass tile and Mexican travertine tile in the bathrooms. This house is nestled in 78704, the quintessential hip Austin neighborhood...walking distance from Barton Springs and the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake as well as the Greenbelt, Austin's unique inner city trail system perfect for hikers and mountain bikers. It is also walking distance to funky Flipnotics Cafe and the Daily Juice Cafe as well as all the restaurants on Barton Springs Rd. The Alamo Draft House (an Austin must) is just 5 minutes the other direction and now, also walkable, is High Ball, an adult vintage bowling alley which is a ton of fun for those with a passion for bowling. Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

This house delights all visitors. There cannot be a more wonderful place for family gatherings because of the gigantic kitchen and variety of things to choose from. Because of the house's size, many people can be doing many different things and give each other space to spread out and relax. It has a third floor tower room that has views of downtown, which is a great place to watch fireworks on July 4th. Everything about the house spells E N T E R T A I N I N G.

Guestbook comments from the owner

House is great. Way bigger than the pics make it look.
Jan 2010
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
average rating of 4.923077 based on 29 reviews
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4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268686vb
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Austin Austin area
5

Totally Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
I was in a bind to find a rental due to getting overbooked on a different rental. Colette was very quick to respond, and very sweet and nice on the phone. Good customer service goes a long way! I ended up renting and was so surprised at how nice this property actually was. Our whole party felt so relaxed and enjoyed our time here so much. Even better, the early birds who turned in before the rest did had no problem with the noise in the rest of the house. Such a "zen-ed in" property. The decor was gorgeous. We definetly recommend this house and will choose it again if the need arises.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268686vb
+1 -5122172550
Austin Austin area
Beverly Hills, MI
5

My son's wedding

My son's wedding
  • 5 of 5
This house is great for large families or large groups. It lived up to the pictures and was clean and inviting. Colette was very helpful and we would recommend this property. We wanted to hang out together and not be in hotel rooms. We walked everywhere which was an added bonus. The weather was great and the house was just what we needed. Great vacation!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268686vb
+1 -5122172550
Austin Austin area
5

Good times

  • 5 of 5
With a group of 10 guys, we had a great time at the Awesome Little Palace. Easy access to downtown via walk or quick cab ride (look up the karaoke cab in Austin if you can). The house has lots of room with a convenient dining/living room for party congregation. I'll use it again if I'm back in Austin.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268686vb
+1 -5122172550
Austin Austin area
4

great place with some limitations

  • 4 of 5
Overall, this was a great home that met most of our needs. We had a large family group in town for graduation, and wanted a place that could comfortably accommodate 15 people and two dogs. This was perfect. Everyone said they loved how much space they had. Another strength, as other reviewers have stated, is that Collette was incredibly responsive and easy to work with. The house was also very clean and nice. As reviewers have also said, the location is absolutely fabulous!

There were a few problems, however, that interfered with our stay. The air conditioning unit on the top floor was broken, and the room was very hot and stuffy over the weekend. We also had problems with water temperature in two of the bathrooms. One was extremely hot and the other only cold. The last, and probably most substantial, limitation was the kitchen. Although nice, it was disorganized and tough to accommodate a large group. I like to cook, and for a group this large, the kitchen was limited. Two of the burners did not work, there was no dish soap, and the pots and pans were not completely clean and had been scattered in a disorganized manner in the cabinet (so it was difficult to get what was needed without a good amount of digging and other pans/dishes falling over). If you plan on eating out or ordering in, the kitchen should be no problem. But if you want to cook for your big group, it might be a little tough.

Again, overall, this is a great place with some limitations.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 stars, although that sounds generous considering your experience. I wish you had reported that the AC was not working. The next group did report it and a brand new unit was installed promptly. Nothing is worse than being hot in Texas and I'm sorry you had that awful experience. The kitchen is a mess, I agree. I gave up trying to keep it tidy with so many folks in there moving things around. I can see how that could be frustrating. I checked the burners. The pilot lights were out and re- lit with a match. And i'm sorry you got frustrated with the plumbing situation. I called a plumber after you checked out and they said everything was working perfectly. The temperature dial on the upstairs shower was set on scalding. It just needed to be adjusted to a more appropriate temperature for your liking.

So please, please should you ever have issues like this either on a return visit or in any other vacation rental, consider a text or a phone call as soon as you have an issue. I am eager to please and, living 2 houses away, could have made your stay more comfortable immediately.

I'm glad it did not interfere with your visit. Please come back and i'll make sure everything is perfect!
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4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268686vb
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Austin Austin area
Conroe
5

Austin Event

  • 5 of 5
This is an incredible house and was perfect for our needs. We had a family wedding and needed a location close to downtown, and a place that was easy to entertain in as we had many guests visit. This home was very clean and the owner contacted us to make sure everything was in order and to answer any questions. There was a need for an ac unit to be worked on and she made sure that didn't interfere with our schedules, and it was fixed the same afternoon, very quickly. I would definitely recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268686vb
+1 -5122172550
Austin Austin area
5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
This place is even more stunning than the photos suggest! Tucked away down a lovely street just off Barton Springs Road, this house is perfectly located for both Zilker Park and downtown Austin. Very spacious, immaculately kept and very well equipped - we found this the perfect place to spend a week in Austin's beautiful surroundings.

Couldn't recommend this place, nor the owner's care and attention before and upon renting, highly enough.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah Adam!

It was really nice having you. It's always a pleasure to show off our fine town to Europeans especially since the UK is one of my favorite places to visit across the pond. I was so thrilled to see you and yours enjoying Barton Springs, our crown jewel.

And thanks for bringing the cool spring with you. I know you thought it was hot but we are pleasantly surprised to still need sweaters in the morning.

Best to you and many happy returns!

Colette

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
20 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Barton Springs Saloon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lyons, Barton Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
mopac (Hwy 1)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many
Car: not necessary

Baby grand piano in living room,

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $825 Per night

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Oct 6 2014 - Apr 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$825
$4,950
$12,000
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen futon in the garden room which is a community room off the downstairs master, especially good for keeping a child or 2 close to parents
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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