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SPACIOUS CENTRAL AUSTIN 4 BR/3.5 DREAM HOME - SLEEPS 10

Laura Prather

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Laura Prather

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2014
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SPACIOUS CENTRAL AUSTIN 4 BR/3.5 DREAM HOME - SLEEPS 10

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath 3900 square foot home in Central Austin

This home is a gem in Central Austin and is walking distance to Zilker Park (where ACL Festival is located). With its high ceilings, top end appliances, gorgeous slate flooring and original hardwoods, 3 fireplaces, granite counter tops, circle drive (for ample parking), and a backyard oasis including jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen, deck, and water feature.

This completely renovated two story home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. It easily sleeps 10 people. Two master bedroom suites (one with king bed and the second, with both a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa), two additional bedrooms, one with two twin beds, and a third with bunk beds (with full size mattress on bottom and twin on top).

Two bedrooms have their own connected bathrooms. The downstairs master bath has both a shower and a jacuzzi tub. The upstairs master bath has a marble shower.

The downstairs master has a brand new plasma television and a fireplace.

The home includes a full kitchen (with stainless steel appliances), granite countertops, dishwasher, oven, stove, blender, coffee maker, toaster, sub zero refrigerator, and microwave.

The living room has two-story ceilings, brand new plasma television, bar area and grand fireplace. There is also full dining room and a utility room with a washer and dryer.

There is a fabulous zero-scaped backyard with deck, outdoor kitchen, jacuzzi and water feature.

The home is walking distance to ACL Festival, Formula 1 transportation, five-star restaurants, grocery, shops, 6th Street bars, downtown, the University of Texas, Zilker park, Lady Bird Lake, the Barton Creek Greenbelt, hike and bike trails, and more.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Prather (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Laura Prather

I've lived in Austin, Texas since 1984 when I started school at the University of Texas -- go horns! I love Austin and all the fun things there are to do here. The city is so vibrant! I lived in this house for 18 years and only moved a few miles away because of a growing family. Hands down -- this is the best location in town because of its close proximity to everything there is to do and the fact that you experience no traffic!

Laura Prather purchased this house in 1995

Why Laura Prather chose Austin

This home is a unique pocket of Austin called 'Clarksville' and it's a fabulous pedestrian area where, within 3 blocks, you can walk to the local grocery (Fresh Plus), Italian bistro (Cipollina), coffee house (Cafe Medici), drug store with original soda fountain (Nau's Drugs), church (St. Luke's), 9th street park, local watering hole (the Tavern), and more.

I bought this property because I wanted to be able to walk to work downtown, the University of Texas, and the State Capitol. I also wanted to be able to have fabulous restaurants and night spots near my home. Some of the best dining in Austin, including Sandra Bullock's, Bess Bistro, southwestern cuisine favorite, Z Tejas, and hidden jewel, Cafe Josie, are all walking distance. The art galleries along West 6th Street and the bars, including the Johnny Cash tribute, the Mean Eyed Cat, are all walking distance.

The outside of the property is very unassuming, and then, when you walk inside, you see a fabulous remodel with warmth and all modern amenities. This is one of the larger homes in the area and one of the few that has ample parking and a spacious backyard.

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to ACL Festival, downtown, 6th Street, Zilker Park, the University of Texas, the State Capitol, and the heart of the music scene in Austin.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home - sleeps 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home - sleeps 10
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Austin Austin area
Dallas, TX
5

AMAZING PROPERTY & A GREAT STAY!!

AMAZING PROPERTY & A GREAT STAY!!
  • 5 of 5
Laura and her husband were AMAZING hosts for our group stay over ACL weekend. They were highly accommodating to our needs and requests and very responsive on communication...Oh and let me tell you this home is just gorgeous! Very spacious, great rooms, plenty of bathrooms and amenities. Overall just a fabulous stay and the location is so close to everything in Austin. Thank you so much for making our weekend so great Laura!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home - sleeps 10
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Austin Austin area
Arlington, Virginia
5

Beautiful spacious home with great owners

  • 5 of 5
The property and property manager were overall great. The house had open/tall ceilings and was well air conditioned and clean. There were 9 of us total, and we all slept comfortably in beds. The back area was also a nice touch for grilling and sitting in the hot tub. It's also walking distance to a food mart. Overall, I loved it and would stay there again in there future.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home - sleeps 10
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Austin Austin area
5

Spacious, clean and well set-up.

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to Austin to celebrate the holidays for 6 years and this is, by fa,r the best home we've rented. We enjoyed it so much, we will be staying next year too. The home is large enough to handle the 10 or more family members that gather there and is laid out to flow nicely. Most appreciated was the separate large dining room that could accommodate all of us at the table and a living area that could comfortably seat us. The owner was friendly and accommodating to our needs. The home was clean and well-maintained. We didn't have any issues at all. I highly recommend it, just not over Christmas!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home - sleeps 10
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Austin Austin area
Los Angeles, CA
5

Ideal Austin Experience

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfect rental to use as a homebase to explore Austin, and the Prathers are the perfect people to rent from!

We were in town to celebrate my sister's bachelorette party, and our large group was beyond comfortable in this home. Everyone was *very* impressed by the accommodations: sparkling clean, sleek and modern, great place to relax and great for entertaining. The home has a fantastic layout for hosting a large group as there's *lots* of space, and we had everything we needed in terms of amenities. The neighborhood was cute + incredibly convenient, just a short cab ride away from all of our downtown destinations.

The Prathers (owners) were really easy to correspond with, so we were able to coordinate our arrival with no problem. They went above + beyond, meeting us at the house and giving us a tour before leaving keys, instructions, and answering questions. They were extremely accommodating, offering recommendations + making sure we had their contact details in case we needed anything.

The only thing we would've suggested was an iPod speaker doc to play our own music....but there's a great speaker system in the living hooked up through the TV, so we just used the satellite music channels with practically the same result.

HIGHLY, *highly* recommend.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home - sleeps 10
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Austin Austin area
5

Great house, quiet location

  • 5 of 5
A group of 10 of us rented this house during the NCAA basketball tournament weekend in Austin and had a great time. The house was clean and very spacious, the outdoor area and hot tub were great to hang out in. Laura was very nice and communicated everything well prior to and during our trip. The house was located in a quiet neighborhood that was a bit of a walk from UT campus or the nightlife on 6th street, but cabs were easy enough to come by that it wasn't inconvenient. I would recommend this house to any large group that wants to travel to Austin but wants a good, quiet resting spot to end up at.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home - sleeps 10
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Austin Austin area
5

Austin's Finest

Austin's Finest
  • 5 of 5
Great City- AUSTIN! -- Great location - great house -- access to all!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin-Bergstram Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
6th Street Bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mopac (Loop 1)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cipollina
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Galveston
Car: recommended

Unbeatable location and size in the heart of Austin! This spacious oasis in Central Austin is walking distance to downtown and the State Capitol, the Governor's Mansion and the University of Texas (home to the Harry Ransom Center, the Blanton Art Museum and the UT Tower). For those interested in the great outdoors, there is fabulous swimming in the icy cold waters of Barton Springs (68 degrees year round) or local hang out, Deep Eddy pool. Austin offers beautiful hiking and mountain biking along the Barton Creek Greenbelt also walking distance from the house. in addition, if you are a jogger or want to go for a leisurely bike ride or walk, Lady Bird Lake has trails ranging from 3-12 miles long -- this too is walking distance from the property. If you are attending the ACL Festival in Zilker Park, it is within walking distance. For Formula One fans, all transportation leaves from downtown walking distance from the home. Walk to one of the best bar scenes in Texas (6th Street) and to many of Austin's best restaurants. Lions Municipal Golf course is less than a mile away. Outlet mall shopping is less than 30 minutes away at the Prime Outlet mall in San Marcos.

While you are in Austin, be sure to go see live music at the Austin City Limits Moody Theater downtown, catch a show at the nostalgic Paramount Theater downtown, eat at the 5 star restaurant, Hudson's on the Bend (specializing in wild game), take a boat ride on Lake Travis, visit the Hulahut on Lake Austin for margaritas and polynesian cuisine, have fantastic Tex Mex at Maudie's, catch a UT football, basketball or baseball game, go see the Gutenberg Bible at the Harry Ransom Center and the powerful collections at the LBJ Library and Museum, go shopping at the fun boutiques along South Congress and pick up one of the best pizzas you'll ever eat at Home Slice Pizza or stop in at one of the gourmet food trailers, including 'Hey Cupcake,' take a tour of the State Capitol, the UT tower, and the Governor's Mansion, enjoy some of the best golfing in Texas at Barton Creek Country Club, go for a day of pampering at the Lake Austin Spa, or head down I-35 for 30 miles and shop at one of the largest outlet malls in the nation.

Don't forget to see the bats that come out under the Congress Avenue bridge at sunset!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $950 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Peak
Sep 15 - Nov 24
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$5,000
 
 
Spring rates
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
SXSW
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
From
$2,000
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late Spring rates
Mar 24 2015 - Jun 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
Jul 3 - Jul 7
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$950
From
$1,250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes There is a $250 cleaning fee and 15% tax. Must either pay security deposit of $1500 or purchase insurance through HomeAway for $49. There is an additional charge of $125/person for more than 10 people.

Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • 3885 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , jacuzzi tub
    Downstairs half bath - toilet
    Upstairs master/playroom - toilet , shower , marble shower
    Shared bath for twin bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 1/2 bathrooms -- 1 1/2 downstairs and 2 upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs master - 1 king , fireplace in bedroom
    First twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds
    Second twin bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk beds w/ double size mattress on bottom and twin on top
    Upstairs master/playroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The downstairs master has a gas fireplace, brand new plasma television and an attached bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower. It also has two dressers and a walk in closet. The upstairs master is extremely spacious and has both a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa, television and attached bathroom with marble shower. It can also be utilized as a playroom. It has three closets, a built in dresser, and lots of storage. The first twin bedroom has two twin beds is airy and light with a shared full bath and a study nook with a window seat immediately next to it. Great for kids. The second twin bedroom has bunkbeds with a double mattress on the bottom and a twin mattress on the top. This bedroom has a shared full bath and a study nook with a window seat immediately next to it. Great for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Parking on circular drive, wireless internet and cable television are included.

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