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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs

Ann Giles

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Ann Giles

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ann Giles (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Ann Giles

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

Why Ann Giles chose Austin

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Urban Hideaway -- Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Perfect Piece of Austin

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was perfect. Its tucked away to give you some quiet time, but still close enough to everything going on. Its walking distance to so many local hangouts... There is truly no need for a car when stay here. The home is clean, and nicely put together.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We were in town on a mother/daughter weekend - we had a great stay, the rental had everything we needed. The bikes were the best perk ever! What a great way to get around! We were undecided at first as to renting a car but between the bikes and the great Uber service in the area a car really wasn't needed. Very peaceful, safe area. Would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Niwot, Co. USA
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place - the location, the décor, the courtyard. Everything was great! We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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
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

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 4 Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Austin City Limits Festival #1
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Austin City Limits Festival #2
Oct 8 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Formula 1 Racing
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$149
$870
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning fee $55.00
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 ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ask about our shuttle service to ACL Festival and other Zilker events.

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