HISTORICAL HOUSE IN THE HEART OF BOULDIN CREEK

Melissa Slaughter

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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HISTORICAL HOUSE IN THE HEART OF BOULDIN CREEK

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Located in the heart of Bouldin Creek 1 block away from South First Street and 4 blocks from South Congress. Clean, uncluttered, sublime historical house with tons of character.

This house is the only remaining Bouldin family house built by Colonel Bouldin for his grandson in 1895 and has historical status. All of the ceilings and floors are the original wood. Every room has a ceiling fan. There is central air and heat. 2 queen sized beds plus one double sleeper sofa that pulls out. 2 fenced-in yards with a backyard seating area and an amazing front porch. Art work by Farley Bookout a local rock poster artist. There is also an ADT security system if you would like to arm the house when you leave.

1 block away from :

Bouldin Creek Cafe

El Chile

La Mexicana

Polvos

JuiceBox

I live in the house next door and I'm available if anything is needed.

I also have two old Schwinn bicycles that can be borrowed. I'm an avid cyclist and can give you numerous routes in and around Austin to ride, long or short.

The neighborhood is very eclectic. There are modern homes with dirt alleys. Old bungalos with chicken coops. There's a castle a block away. Also, tons of Live Oaks and wild peacocks roaming around near Green Pastures restaurant off of Live Oak. Very quiet neighborhood until SXSW rolls around!

1 block from major bus lines on S First

15-20 minutes from the airport

15.4 miles to the F1 race course.

Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park (ACL) are 2 miles away Butler Park and Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest) 1 mile away. You really won't need a car at all once you are here!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Very much enjoyed the stay at the Bouldin House, will recommend it to other people who are planning a trip to Austin.
May 2014
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Melissa Slaughter

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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I'm a video game animator and avid cyclist.

Melissa Slaughter purchased this house in 2005
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Historical house in the heart of Bouldin Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Austin Austin area
Los Angeles, California
5

Such a great place!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four had a great time at this lovely home. The beds were comfortable. The extra down comforters in each room were a helpful, cozy touch. Our young children loved exploring the fenced in yard, porch hammock and neighborhood pets. The location was great- just blocks away from lots of restaurants and eateries. The local library and a sweet little park is only a few blocks away. The house lay out was great for hanging out, and the bedrooms were comfortable and private. We'd love to go back.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Historical house in the heart of Bouldin Creek
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Austin Austin area
5

Loved Bouldin House!

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect little house for us on our vacation to Austin. It's in an amazing location and was perfect for a little toddler. I highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Historical house in the heart of Bouldin Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492173vb
Austin Austin area
5

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Austin for my husband and me, and we could not have stayed in a better place. The location was ideal - walking distance to South Congress, and to many excellent restaurants and food trucks. The house was clean and well equipped, and it was a treat to be able to lie in the hammock at the end of the day. Laura, the owner, always responded quickly when we had a question, and it was a pleasure renting from her.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie! I'm glad you had a good time and appreciate your helping me turn up the water temp for future tenants among other things. Please come back. :)
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Historical house in the heart of Bouldin Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492173vb
Austin Austin area
5

Great house, great location - has everything you need to enjoy Austin!

  • 5 of 5
What a great house! It was centrally located near restaurants and attractions, so a car really isn't necessary. The property is well kept and has a great yard for your dog. The owner lives next door and is there when you need her and also respects your privacy. The kitchen has great pots and pans (a must for me). The house is open and it's easy to make yourself at home.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen! You all were amazing guests and I had a great time showing you bike routes and enjoying the post ride margs and tacos. :) You have to come back!!
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Historical house in the heart of Bouldin Creek
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Austin Austin area
los angeles
5

Great place to spend some time!

  • 5 of 5
i stayed at this house for an extended period of time and grew fond of the quaint house and perfect location. great restaurants in all directions!

highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Josh. You guys were awesome and I hope you come back!
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Historical house in the heart of Bouldin Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492173vb
Austin Austin area
5

Great hosts, location, and home!

  • 5 of 5
A small group of friends and I headed down to Austin to ring in the New Year and we could not have found a better place to stay. It's within a very easy walk from a number of great restaurants and the Continental Club where we heard great music twice the few nights we were in Austin. But there's also a parking pad where we were able to put our rental car that we used to explore hill country and other more distance parts of Austin. The house is not huge, but it's more than comfy - there was four of us staying there and we never felt crowded. Plus it was a bit chilly (highs in the 50s) while we were there so we didn't use the outdoor space as much others might so the place becomes even more spacious. Plus the house feels just right and inviting. Moreover, the caretaker of the home was incredibly helpful and was very flexible when some of experienced a number of flight delays both coming and leaving Austin. That's serious hospitality. No one should worry about booking this place - it's great!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you Emre!! Ya'll were great. :-)
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL Fest 2014
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
F1
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Christmas and New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is also a sleeper sofa in the Living room that pulls out as a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
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