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Kirk

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Walk to Downtown, ACL,SoCo, 6th Street, SxSW, yet quiet, semi-forest setting

31 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

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Nestled among Oaks 3BR (sleeps 10), 2 interesting baths, shaded deck, driveway

Avoid cabs and finding parking for festivals and Downtown. A short pleasant walk to most events. A great 1750 square foot, three bedroom, two bath, two story home with an incredible location one block from South 1st and six blocks from South Congress Ave.

Garage Apt (additional charge) has bedroom and living room/kitchen and deck. Sleeps 4 in 2 beds. One bathroom. Nestled among oak trees and bamboo.

Just minutes from downtown Austin (walking or biking), fine dining, and quaint local restaurants with entertainment. This cozy and inviting home is fully appointed with all furnishings, appliances, well equipped kitchen is excellent for cooking and entertaining guests. The home has hardwood floors throughout and is very comfortable for both adults and children.

The first floor features the Master bedroom with a king-sized bed, and a second bedroom with a queen size bed. Also on the first floor is a multi-person sunken tub in the first bathroom. The second full bathroom, also on the first floor has a red 'clawfoot-type' footed tub in the Wild-West bathroom.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. Coffee maker, French press and coffee grinder as well as all the normal kitchen stuff are included. The washer and dryer are also on the first floor.

The peninsula kitchen has a breakfast bar. There is a flat screen on the wall of the living room, as well as a convertible full sofa, which converts to a sofa-bed..

The second floor contains the loft style living area, with a king sized bed as well as a full sized futon. Access to the outside second story deck is thru the sliding glass doors. The deck is crowned by large oaks and secluded in a forest of lush bamboo.

Behind the property is a one bedroom garage apartment. (Sleeps 4; 2 in queen bed in bedroom and 2 in living room) with it's own kitchen and 3/4 bath. This also has a deck nestled among the oaks and bamboo. Available for additional space, if needed. Ask about rates, for the additional one bedroom apartment.

Only Minutes to Downtown, SxSW, ACL, UT, Zilker Park, Mopac and Hwy 35. 15 Minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to Amtak station.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kirk (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 31 traveler reviews

Walk to Downtown, ACL,SoCo, 6th Street, SxSW, yet quiet, semi-forest setting
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews
5

Comfortable, cool, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Kirk was extremely accommodating and responsive, which I appreciated immensely. When I arrived the house was very clean (and cold by virtue of the awesome air conditioning). The spaciousness of the home was appreciated by our group, and we have no complaints whatsoever. The proximity to the rest of Austin was awesome as well. It was extremely easy to get around, and the quiet area that the house is located it was great after dealing with the loud party culture of 6th street.

Kirk even checked in a couple times during our 3 night stay, which I found quite thoughtful. I will definitely recommend this place to any friends or family who happen to be in Austin. Thanks for helping make our trip to Austin AWESOME!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. That was a very encompassing and polite analysis of my place. You touched on everything I try to do well.
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5

Good renter.

  • 5 of 5

Had 10 guys for the weekend... got the job done for all of us. The renter was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicholas, I enjoyed having you and your buds in town for the Independence Day weekend. That we were all from one of the 13 colonies, was icing on the cake! One of your friends even noticed my Maryland flag bathing suit.
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5

Cool house in great little neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Kirk was very attentive and available by text and email, we met briefly, very nice guy.

House was clean, great TV in living area, loved the neighborhood.

Very convenient walk to just about everything in Austin.

Will be back the next time we are in Austin.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes Robert, I would love to have you and your friends return. Thank you for your kind comments, I find this "adventure" very interesting, I wish I had discovered it years earlier.
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4

Great spot for large family

  • 4 of 5

Location, location, location, space! This is a great property for large groups (we had 10) and we never felt like there was not enough space. Close to some good food trucks and a short distance to downtown. Kirk was very responsive and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing my place. If I have any room for improvement please let me know. I enjoyed having you and your family.
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4

Great Experience!

  • 4 of 5

My experience here at this location was great! Kirk could have not been more polite and efficent when responding to questions and helping me feel more at ease when booking this house. Had a party of 10 stay here and everything was neat and clean when arriving. All the rooms were in good condition and everyone seemed to like the house too. Location was ideal to get to South Congress and the drive to 6th street was easy too. Also walking distance to some great food trucks as well.

Also the neighborhood was quiet too which was nice.

Only a couple cons. One with the door code. Sometimes we had to punch in the number a couple times before it activated and there were a couple of spiders we found.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice response but I would like to address the couple if issues you mentioned. The door issue was declining batteries which have been replaced. As far as the couple of spiders referenced I had just had the house treated for insects a few weeks prior by an organic pest company. But apparently it didn't work on arachnids. My mom always trained me to pick up spiders and throw them outside as they are beneficial. But I will call my pest company as I don't want you or any other guest exposed the spiders. Thank you very much for the constructive criticism.
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

It was truly a wonderful experience. Very easy, very close to all of the action, and a really cool house! Loved it!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I enjoy living here as well, and I walk to downtown and surrounding areas like SoCo and Zilker Park often. I grew up in the suburbs but always wanted to live in a warm city, close to downtown.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International (AUS)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
El Mercado Mexican Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
3 hole course
Nearest Train
1.9 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-35
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
El Mercado Mexican Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
4.6 Miles
Lake Austin Walsh Boat Ramp
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Zilker Park Barton Springs Natural Spring fed Pool
Car: not necessary

6th Street - 7 minutes car, 28 minute walk. 1.6 miles

SoCo (South Congress) Entertainment Area - 4 minutes car, 13 minute walk. 0.6 miles

Downtown and South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival - 4 minutes car, 22 minute walk. 1.1 miles

Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival - 5 minutes car, 26 minute walk. 1.3 miles

South 1st St. Trailers & Restaurants - 3 minutes car, 5 minute walk. 0.2 miles

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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SxSW South by Southwest
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$440
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates maybe higher due to special event such as Austin City Limits Fest, Formula 1, South by Southwest, Independence Day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1757 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 One sunken two person tub One footed vintage tub Both with showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 double , Extra charge sleeps 2 beds separated by wall and bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), Futons (1) Convertible Sleep Sofa bed in downstairs living area, no privacy; Futon upstairs in bedroom with one of the Kings
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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