LUXURY, COMFORT AND CHARM! AVAILABLE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS!

Cristina Valdes

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights
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LUXURY, COMFORT AND CHARM! AVAILABLE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Upscale Bungalow Offers Great Skyline Views! Book now for your conference stays during the week and fun over the weekend! This property is 1/2 mile away from the Austin Convention Center and Austin Hilton. Ask about our back apartment if you have a larger group. Both properties can accommodate eight people comfortably. Walk to Downtown Austin, good eats and great watering holes. Whether you are visiting family or in town for business and/or pleasure, your Austin accommodations have never been so convenient and comfortable...

This home features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,515 square feet and was originally built in 1902. It was completely remodeled in 2009. It was designed to maintain its old world charm while providing modern day amenities. This home is one block east of downtown Austin. It is bright and airy with ten foot ceilings throughout, vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom and many windows for natural lighting. A mere five blocks away from Austin’s famous Sixth Street entertainment district and within walking distance to fine dining, coffee houses and art galleries, it’s easy to say that this home is in a fantastic location. Did we mention that the University of Texas at Austin is a short 1.5 mile jaunt where you can enjoy all of UT’s athletic events? If you are coming to Austin for a convention, you’re in luck! This home is a short five minute walk to the convention center.

Take in a view of the downtown skyline from the living, dining, kitchen or back porch, enjoy the privacy and solitude in the back yard, or take a bike ride, walk or short taxi ride to all the fun that Austin offers on a daily basis. However you decide to spend your time in Austin, the charm of the home and special location will guarantee a fabulous experience.

This home is located in an eclectic neighborhood. This area immediately east of downtown Austin is home to many local artists, musicians, unique establishments and renovation projects. There is a church across the street and many long time residents on the block. All the neighbors are wonderful and friendly. If you are looking for a “Leave It to Beaver” neighborhood, this may not be for you. There is a fairly steady stream of homeless people in the area. If you are noise sensitive, you should know that this house is just half a block from I35. From the master bedroom, you will hear the traffic at a low level. Bring your ear plugs if that might bother you! If you are looking for an enchanting dwelling with close proximity to everything Austin has to offer, this is definitely the place!

Keywords: Cottage, Comfortable, Central, Eclectic, Fun, Convention Center, Hilton, Downtown, Austin, Music, Walkable

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a wonderful home! Clean, comfortable, and recently designed and decorated. Perfect walking distance for those who want to be downtown but also close to all the cooler restaurants and bars in East Austin. Cristina was great. She called to check in on how we were enjoying and also offered up local spots to eat at.
Mar 2014
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Cristina Valdes

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John and I love living in Austin, Texas. John works for the Austin Independent School District and I help people buy and sell real estate. We decided last year that our house was too fabulous to keep all to ourselves. It’s been a pleasure sharing it with the wonderful people who have come through Austin.

Cristina Valdes purchased this house in 2009

This area of Austin is experiencing more residential and commercial growth than any other part of the city. Located only blocks away from the genteel downtown of Austin, it had been overlooked and neglected for decades. The Victorian and early 20th century homes that filled the streets were dilapidated and close to demolition. I, along with other early real estate pioneers, saw the value in the location, charming houses and tree-lined streets and began to actively seek out properties to save. This particular property showed promise due to its clean lines and large tree covered lot. We were able to do a complete remodel and today the sunny, cheerful facade is a particularly attractive addition to a diverse neighborhood.

This home is 10 minutes from the airport and is within a mile of several quality bars and restaurants and Austin’s much acclaimed Lady Bird Lake. The convention center is a five minute walk away.

We love taking advantage of everything Austin has to offer. We chose to move to the city center from our home in the country, in order to better feel a part of the life and vibe of an urban neighborhood. Walking over to the local coffee shop for a cup of tea in the morning, riding our bikes downtown at dusk and eating Mexican food at our favorite restaurant down the street are simple pleasures that are now afforded us. Even sitting on our porch, drinking a glass of wine and watching the world go by, is one of the most enjoyable parts of our day.

This house is a true retreat from the frenetic downtown area that lies only blocks away. Once visitors leave the city center, cross the highway and drive to our street, the heartbeat of the city changes. The traffic, heat and noise downgrades to a steady hum and birds can be heard again. Sitting in the back porch swing, you can really get the best of both worlds; being part of the excitement, yet slightly removed.

The house has a spacious backyard that is very inviting. Located right off the gourmet kitchen, the pecan trees shade almost the entire property and the water fountain is a soothing addition. The open floor plan and separate master suite is perfect for small groups, as each couple is afforded their own space.

A favorite weekend event is walking on the hike and bike trail by the lake that is less than a mile away, getting off the trail just after mile marker four and going to Jo’s Coffee for breakfast. You can meander back home through downtown and make mental notes about all of the restaurants that are so close to the house. Seeing the city on foot is a whole different experience.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights
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5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Luxury, comfort and charm! Available through the holidays!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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(512) 789-0309 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Massachusetts
5

902 E 2nd 78702

  • 5 of 5
The house was very comfortable and easy to use. We did a lot of cooking & entertaining of family & friends - everyone enjoyed the house. The location was perfect for us - very close to downtown - just a great experience overall. The property was a advertised. The master bedroom bed was remarkably comfortable.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda and John! It's always a pleasure to host parents coming in to spend the holidays with their kids and grandkids. Since the homes in this neighborhood can lean towards the small side, our house provides an opportunity for entertaining and allows everyone to have their own space. Please visit Austin again soon! Cristina
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(512) 789-0309 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Tulsa, OK
5

Perfect is all we could say....

  • 5 of 5
This was so much more than we expected. It was such a comfortable place to stay. Gracious and accomodating hosts. We attended a family wedding downtown while visiting Austin. Our house was perfect for having members of the family that were staying in hotels to come and congregate and hang out for awhile. There was parking for their vehicles and even though we did not entertain on a lovely backyard deck, it was inviting. Everything in the home is first class and the men were inspecting the remodel job that incorporated the old with the new. Who ever remodeled did a first class job.

Amenities? Alarm system if you wanted. Built in speakers in the ceiling to listen to music, fully equipped kitchen. Less than a mile from downtown, easy access to freeway. The amazing thing about this place was that, though situated very near the freeway, you could not hear it, unless you stepped outside. Everyone of my family that saw the place was in awe. The cab was $10.00 including a decent tip to downtown! You could not ask for more, except for lessons on how to operate the TV!!! For the untechies like me:)....the guys figured it out. Very reasonably priced, if your only other option was to stay in a hotel in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pamela! I may need to include pictures along with the directions for the remote. It's too fancy for me. Come visit us again soon!
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(512) 789-0309 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Winnipeg
5

welcoming home;great location

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful and comfortable home has so much to offer: walking distance to downtown and to local community and restaurants and a great access to the outdoors for winter-weary Northerners.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks LeeAnn and Richard! Glad to hear that you enjoyed Austin. We love the house and particularly enjoy being able to walk EVERYWHERE!
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(512) 789-0309 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
DFW
5

Walking Distance to 6th Street

  • 5 of 5
We were planning a guys vacation in Austin and were wanting to stay somewhere that was within reasonable walking distance to 6th Street to avoid driving after a night at the bars and that had a golf course close by. We also wanted a place that had a grill and a nice outdoor area to hang out at. This place fit the bill perfectly! The entire house has been updated and you feel like you're in your own world in the backyard as it is a fenced in fortress. They have a washers pit, gas & charcoal grill, a fire pit, and patio chairs to lounge around in. The house is right off I-35, so you can hear the traffic if you listen for it, but we really didn't seem to notice it while we were there. The house has two bedrooms and two beds and there were 6 guys that stayed there, but we managed to make it work by bringing some air up mattresses. If you're looking for some good street tacos, I'd recommend Bomb Tacos. It's almost directly across I-35 in the patio area of a fun little bar called the Lustre Pearl. To say the least, we had a blast that weekend and would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to be close to it all.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • 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
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Luxury, comfort and charm! Available through the holidays!
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(512) 789-0309 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Austin, TX
5

Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5
I live in Austin but wanted to enjoy a "getaway" for my fiance that was turning a milestone age. I rented the house for the weekend and had a get together to celebrate his birthday. The house was amazing. We entertained, enjoyed the great location, and loved loved loved the backyard. I would rent again for sure. Thank you so much for opening up your home to us.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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(512) 789-0309 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
The Woodlands, TX
5

East Side Gem

  • 5 of 5
Very clean, hip and comfortable cottage in 'real' neighborhood...perfect for exploring Austin's eclectic East Side or Downtown or just chilling. Great kitchen and back porch and yard. While on East Side work in visits to myriad of galleries, Progress Coffee, Buenos Aires Cafe, Sam's Bar-B-Que, and East Side Show Room. Owner (Cristina) is very helpful.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks Jack!
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Violet Crown
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Buenos Aires
Car: not necessary

Hike and Bike Trail, Bars, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Trailer Food, Art Galleries and water activities.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Convention
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
ACL 1
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 6 2014
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
ACL 2
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 13 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Formula One
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
SXSW
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 23 2015
10 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1525 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Secondary Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double vanity, full length mirror, hair dryer
  • Master bathroom features a walk-in shower with bench.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 baby crib , Queen Air Mattress
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • kayaking
Notes:
iPod Dock, Downtown Views, Washer Pit Outside, Direct TV, Two Queen Air Mattresses and Covered Front and Back Porches
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