URBAN HIDEAWAY -- MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND BARTON SPRINGS

Ann Giles

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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URBAN HIDEAWAY -- MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND BARTON SPRINGS

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1 Bedroom Flat in the Heart of the Zilker Area

Our 1-bedroom flat is located on the ground level of a stone triplex built in the 1940s. It has been completely renovated to expose interior brick walls and stained concrete floors, and enjoys its own private patio set up for outdoor dining.

You can rent the Flat to sleep a total of 2, or you can combine it with one or both of the other units in the house to sleep a total of 4 or 6. To see the other units, please enter their listing numbers in the VRBO search bar: 450977 (1 bedroom unit) and 423250 (studio).

All 3 units have clean, crisp linens, quality furnishings and original art. Our WiFi connection is good and there are lots of things to do close at hand, nestled in the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood.

We have bikes for your use wherever you may venture. We are 5 minutes from Downtown and the SoCo district, just south of the river that runs through town. We are walking distance from Zilker Park, home to the famous natural pool known as Barton Springs, and also home to the ACL Festival, outdoor summer theater, and the annual Kite Festival. Walk to Lady Bird Lake, where you can paddle board, canoe, or jog the trails. We are in the midst of excellent eateries and unique Austin entertainment like the Broken Spoke, the Highball retro bowling alley, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, in an area known as the South Lamar (“SOLA”) district.

If you want to venture outside the neighborhood, we are also close to the University of Texas and the Highland Lakes just west of town. We are happy to recommend things to do and places to see.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Ann Giles

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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We are a husband and wife team that loves old houses. We were each renovating our own 1940's era home when we met. Since then, we've acquired two additional homes and had four children. We love spending time with both--keeping the houses in great shape for years to come and keeping the kids busy and fed! One of us is a native Austinite and the other has been here since 1995, so feel free to ask us anything you want to know about Austin, and we will try our best to help.

Ann Giles purchased this house in 1998

Location and character. Close to downtown, yet nestled in a quiet, established neighborhood with mature trees and great opportunities to explore nature. A unique structure--beautiful natural stone and concrete block construction originally built as a carriage house but easily converted to unique rental apartments

Original, natural building materials give the house character and soul. Clean and manicured outdoor areas extend the enjoyable space of the apartments. Clean and crisp linens and furnishings make for a relaxing and enjoyable retreat.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
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Austin Austin area
Plano, TX
5

NICE FLAT

  • 5 of 5
Very nice flat, clean and nicely furnished. The bikes were a nice plus, but be careful the ride to Barton Creek is all downhill and a tough ride back. Lot's of close restaurants and nightspots. We would stay again.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
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Austin Austin area
Sacramento, CA
5

PERFECT HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN AUSTIN!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I chose this VRBO for our recent trip to Austin because we wanted something quiet and secluded but also close to all the action. This property provided easy access to all the must-see destinations – Zilker Park, South Congress, South Lamar, 6th street, and Lady Bird Lake. While we were eating our way through the multitude of awesome food trucks that Austin has to offer, and trying to soak up as much live country music as possible, it was great to have a comfortable, well-equipped place to come back to each night. The owners were easy to work with and I would definitely come back to this property if, no WHEN, we come back to Austin soon!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
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Austin Austin area
Where work takes me..
5

CANNOT WAIT TO VISIT AGAIN!!

  • 5 of 5
My best friend and I truly had such an amazing experience. Thanks to Ann and Scott. They were so prompt to answering all questions and making sure that we were happy. Their place is so central that we definitely were more than fine without renting a car. Overall we would stay here again and would recommend to our friends and family to stay as well! Cheers!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
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Austin Austin area
5

AUSTIN WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved the place. It had everything we needed for a great week in Austin celebrating with family and friends for our son's wedding. I wish the weather had cooperated a bit more and we could have sat outside on the patio area, lots of rain and cold weather the week we were there. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants a convenient location to enjoy Austin.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442385vb
+1 512-796-3311
Austin Austin area
5

AUSTIN RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This home was so charming and comfy. Beautifully decorated and updated with all the amenities you will need. My husband and I had an awesome time on a get away weekend. SoCo, and the parks are super close, Torchys Tacos were on the list made out of best places to go and boy were they write. Everything was wonderful and they were very attentive if needed bc they
I've down the road, but never bothered us otherwise. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful with beautiful treas.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
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Austin Austin area
Houston, TX
5

HAPPY HOUSTONIANS

  • 5 of 5
Ann and her husband were great from beginning to end. The welcome packet included lots of information about the rental and tips for your trip. They live close to the rental and are very responsive if you have any needs or questions. The flat was amazing! They are very meticulous and have done a fantastic job with the decor and little details. They even included a Keurig with k-cups! They provided several bikes, which we put to good use around Barton Hills. The location is ideal if you're looking to stay near Zilker or South Congress. We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Car: not necessary

We are only 5 minutes from downtown, yet nestled in the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood. We have bikes to explore all there is to see and do within just minutes of the house, including the Barton Creek greenbelt, Zilker Park (home to Barton Springs pool and various festivals and outdoor theater), excellent restaurants and shops, and local night spots like the Broken Spoke and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. In fact there is so much to see and do in our area that we have published a neighborhood guide for our guests.

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Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Austin City Limits Festival #1
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$330
 
 
Austin City Limits Festival #2
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$330
 
 
Formula 1 Racing
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
SXSW Interactive
Mar 3 2015 - Mar 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
SXSW Music
Mar 10 2015 - Mar 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$135
$810
$2,603
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $40
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes THERE IS NO TAX ON ANY STAY OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (IGNORE TAX IF QUOTED TO YOU!!!!!)
Minimum rental age 25 (must be verified)
Minimum 2 night stay on weekends.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Ask about our shuttle service to ACL Festival and other Zilker events.
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