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Paola and Aditya. Portuguese and Hindi speakers

Speaks english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, King size beds, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

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Key highlights

- Luxuriously setup for comfort in a quite neighborhood, perfect place to come home to after a workday or a night in town

- Just 1.5 miles from Austin Convention Center and downtown, bus / hike / bike to downtown

- Productive office setup with high speed internet, 21' monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner, phone with free long distance

- 3 blocks from Lady Bird Lake, come and enjoy hiking / biking / running / birding and the beautiful Austin skyline and sunsets

- Well stocked kitchen with bean grinder, espresso machine, fresh coffee beans, organic olive oil and much more

- Licensed by the City of Austin for short term rental

The Town Lake Home is a cozy Spanish-style house, surrounded by a beautiful tree-filled lot, including 2 large pecan trees. If you are here for business, meditation, or fun, our house has the perfect vibe.

Conveniently located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood, just 5 minutes away from the historic, entertainment and business district, the town lake home offers easy access to festivals, activities and businesses. East Austin, our neighborhood, has just ranked at number 7 on Forbes’ hippest hipster neighborhood of America list.

Amenities: the Town Lake Home is well-appointed and bathed with soothing natural light. Many of the windows have views of the trees and all are dressed with shades to provide your preferred level of darkness. Newly renovated, modernly furnished, and cleaned to the utmost detail, it comfortably sleeps 5 people.

Living room is embraced by an inviting suede sectional couch and a HDTV with cable.

Dining room with decorative fireplace seats 6 in a beautiful black and cherry wooden table. Mats, tablecloth, cloth napkins, glassware, both porcelain and non-breakable tableware, are provided for your formal or informal dinning experience.

The kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience. It has a gas stove, microwave, fridge, blender, electric beater, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee and espresso machines, tea kettle, chef knives, Rachel Ray pots and pans, bake ware, preparing utensils, serving utensils and bowls. Samples of organic spices, organic extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, caf and decaf organic coffee beans and tea bags, sugar and sweetener are provided. Dish towels, drying rack, drying mat, paper towels and dish soap are included.

Both bedrooms have king size beds with ergonomic mattresses, luxurious sheets – 600 count Egyptian cotton – and many pillows. Both bedrooms have HDTV/cable and the master bedroom has surround sound.

Laundry: the washer and drier are located in the kitchen with perfume and dye free detergent available.

Study: the relaxing euro lounger in the study provides an excellent reading nook. It lays flat to a full size bed. In addition, the study is furnished with a desk, an ergonomic chair, a flat computer screen and wireless keyboard and mouse that you can connect to your laptop. A printer/fax machine is available and some printer paper is provided, along with a phone through which you can make free local and long distance calls. With high speed wifi, you can easily work in this stress-free environment. WE JUST ADDED A ROLAND DIGITAL PIANO! Full size, 88 keys, 3 pedals, touch sensitive action. New pictures coming soon.

Bathroom: plush soft towels, basic toiletries (small samples of soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and toilet paper),basic first aid kit and hair dryer accompany our cute and sanitized bathroom.

Child friendly equipment is provided upon request at registration including an adorable square Graco pack and play with 100% cotton flannel fitted sheet, sleek boon high chair with 5 point harness, and sanitized toys. Child plate settings and silverware are also included.

Handicap accessibility: typically, Spanish style homes have one floor but asymmetrical level plans, creating one or two steps in between some of the quarters. Keep that in mind if you are bringing small children or mobility-challenged guests.

Outdoor space and parking: a wood pellet smoker-grill and an inviting patio dinning set provides the perfect opportunity for some Texas style BBQ or just some relaxation under the trees. Our lot is fenced and gated and you may park inside or on the street right in front of our property.

Neighborhood: enjoy Lady Bird Lake, formally known as Town Lake, just 2 blocks away from the house for a picnic, stroll, run, bike ride or fishing in its lush 14 miles trail. This trail has many different parks such as the festival beach park, Zilker park, Barton springs pool and auditorium shores to name a few. It also has access to other venues such as fiesta gardens, the long center for the performing arts, the Zilker botanical garden, the Umlauf sculpture garden and the Austin nature center. Live outdoor music concerts are abundant and this area, from classical to blues and everything in between.

Lady Bird Lake and its surroundings host a variety of festivals such as ACL, SXSW, bat, kite, reggae, Celtic, pecan street festivals and many more.

Shopping: with local groceries stores, farmer’s market, health food store such as whole foods just minutes away, you could very well take advantage of our well-equipped kitchen. If you are looking to enhance your wardrobe, just minutes away is the 2nd street district, where Texas warmth meets Austin cool. Within 7-15 minutes away there are many shopping centers and malls such as Barton Creek Square mall and the domain, featuring 1,300,000 square feet of upscale and mainstream retail. For impressive savings and great variety, the San Marcos premium outlet, hosting 140 stores, is 40 minutes away.

Eateries: walk 5 blocks to Mr. Natural, a natural foods restaurant (gluten free and vegetarian), bakery, juice bar and health food store. Walk 6 blocks to Las Cazuelas, an authentic Mexican restaurant with the best al pastor tacos and torta milanesa in town. Walk a few more blocks to Cenote coffee shop, just voted the “best coffee in Austin”. Within a mile ride away, you have a great variety of cuisines to choose from: Brazilian, Colombian, french, Italian, BBQ, American, Asian and more. Oh, and did i mentioned the many food trailers?

Nightlife: the town lake home is a hop away from all that Austin has to offer for your nightlife. From the historic 6th street, the new upcoming Rainey street, the upscale warehouse district, to our own east Austin neighborhood nightlife, you will find bars, dance clubs, comedy clubs and live theaters to satisfy any taste. And, of course, as Austin is the “live music capital of world,” there is plenty of live music!

Restrictions: in consideration of all guests and our neighbors: no pets, absolutely no smoking anywhere in our property (inside or outside), or excessively loud parties are allowed. A contract agreeing to pay for smoke, party damage, or seriously careless damage is required. If more than 5 people will be in your party, please inform us of the number ahead of time. No gatherings of large number of people will be allowed-this is our home, not a party venue – we respect our home and neighbors and expect our guests to do the same. Children may not be left unsupervised. Minimum rental age of 25 is required.

The Town Lake Home is truly the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners, event goers, and business travelers. Come enjoy our wonderful home!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Paola and Aditya. Portuguese and Hindi speakers

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

Austin’s diversity in culture, style and outdoor activities makes this city the perfect home for this musician/teacher/engineer/nature lovers/international couple. We love here! Coming from Brazil and India, we couldn't ask for a better place!

Paola and Aditya. Portuguese and Hindi speakers purchased this house in 2012

We simply love downtown Austin. You see, we fell in love with each other salsa dancing at many of Austin’s great live music locations.

As often as we can, we visit Lady Bird Lake for a relaxing hike & bike outing, followed by an indulgent meal in one of downtown’s world famous local eateries. We have always wanted to take a vacation in our 'own' town, just by traveling a bit south. When this delightful and character filled property right by the lake became available, we jumped on it!

The 'fight' was fierce as lots of potential buyers felt captivated by this property as well.

The care that this home’s previous owners showered on it can be summarized by the shared quote from both buyer & seller’s real state agents after closing:

“In our collective 40 years in real estate in Austin, we have not seen such a high demand property”. We are fortunate to call this our home away from home, and hope that the TOWN LAKE HOME will be the same for you.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

21 Reviews Write a Review
Sweet luxurious home near everything great in Austin.
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
Sweet luxurious home near everything great in Austin.
Austin Austin area

Perfect home for our family!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This home was a great fit for our family of two couples and a 2-year-old while we were in Austin for five days. It was located close to downtown where our conference was, and also close to several parks we enjoyed numerous times with our toddler. We completely made ourselves at home and so appreciated the many thoughtful touches that made our stay so comfortable: books and toys, plastic dishes and a large square pack n' play for our little one; a simple but lovely patio to enjoy the spring weather and eat outside every evening; the great little Traeger smoker to grill our steaks; the fully equipped kitchen--I especially appreciated the wonderful burr coffee grinder and espresso maker! The beds were very comfortable and we liked being able to do laundry during the week.
The only thing that surprised me was the home being located in a somewhat transitional neighborhood. It is fairly clean and we felt very safe, but the area was mixed with older/not well maintained homes and brand new beautiful houses. However, after the initial surprise, I would go here again in a heartbeat, because it was very quiet overall and so convenient to downtown, I-35, great food, and so many tourist places.
Thank you for our wonderful relaxing time in Austin!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so happy you and your friends had a such a good time, and that your 2y/o felt right at home. We and our little one love our home and surrounding area for the same reasons as you did and we hope to share it with you again!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Sweet luxurious home near everything great in Austin.
Austin Austin area

Night in Austin

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We enjoyed staying in the cute house, very comfortable and a great yard. Only downside was that the city of Austin needs more taxi cabs, not the fault of the owner
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Sweet luxurious home near everything great in Austin.
Austin Austin area


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Wonderfully, charming home in a convenient location.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sweet luxurious home near everything great in Austin.
Austin Austin area
The Woodlands, Texas

Awesome House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Awesome house with great amenities and access to downtown Austin. The owners have given a great amount of attention to detail, down to the delicious coffee provided for us on arrival.
Thank you for a great experience.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is so nice to hear that the all the details are appreciated. We try our very best to host our guests the way we would like to be hosted. We hope to have you again next time you come to Austin!
Sweet luxurious home near everything great in Austin.
Austin Austin area

Great house for our trip

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I stayed at this home during part of the SXSW festival. A little bit of a walk from downtown but a great option when all of the hotels are sold out. House was perfect for 2 people there on business. Beds were nice and comfortable, good amenities in the kitchen, easy to use appliances, home was very clean; overall a great place to stay.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lady Bird Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hipster East side bars, 6th street bars
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Butler Park Pitch & Putt
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
East Cezar Chavez restaurants

Forbes Magazine ranked East Austin one of the America's Top Hipster Neighborhoods. East Austin earned the 7th place in this list due to its diversity in style and culture: a variety of food trucks and locally-owned bars and restaurants, walk ability score, saturation of coffee shops per capita, number and frequency of farmers market, and residents with artistic occupations.

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Availability & Rates

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 13 2014
2 nights
Oct 27 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Rates subject to change until booking is completed.
A cleaning fee will be added to stays of 1 night only.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Cute and clean bathroom with soft plush towels, hair dryer, first aid kit and start-up amenities (tissue, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hand soap, bar soap)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable euro lounger lays flat into a full size bed
  • Two luxurious king beds with ergonomic mattresses. Lots of pillows, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton super soft sheets washed with dye and perfume free laundry detergent. Pillows and mattress have hypoallergenic covers. Blankets provided. Comfortable euro lounger opens flat into a full size bed. Mattress cover, sheets, pillows and blanket provided. Pack and Play(including 100% cotton flannel sheets and cover) , and high chair available upon request. Both bedrooms are equipped with HDTVs.
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Roland Digital Piano (88 keys, 3 pedals, touch sensitive action), iron, iron board, alarm clocks, fans, hangers, blankets, novels, children books, board games, mirrors,lamps, luggage racks.
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