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Katherine

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

In-Town Oasis - Quiet, Green Neighborhood Near Downtown and UT, 3 Pools!!

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Oakmont Heights House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps Up to 8

Upscale and on-trend home in one of Central Austin's best neighborhoods -- a quiet, green oasis, just minutes from many of Austin's most popular venues, including Downtown, UT and event destinations (SXSW and ACLFest). Guests have the whole house to themselves which sleeps up to 8. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen, the indoor laundry, the fully fenced yard, and convenient parking make this a great stay for a weekend or a month.

***Please Select 'Send a Message' For An Accurate Price Quote for Two-Night Stays, Holidays, Special Events Including SXSW, ACL Fest ***

Features of the home include the following:

Located in a quiet, tree-filled Central Austin neighborhood near Downtown, with excellent access to getting all around Austin.

Beds include king bed, queen bed PLUS two queen sleeper sofas, pack-n-play for baby sleeping, two twin air mattresses available upon request. Layout is king bed in one bedroom, queen bed in second bedroom, queen sleeper in bedroom/media room off master and queen sleeper in living room.

Gourmet, fully equipped kitchen with dual fuel gas range, microwave, dishwasher fridge with filtered ice and water through the door, coffee maker, toaster, pancake griddle!

Complimentary WIFI, AT&T UVerse Cable and DVR Service with 200+ Channels, Roku for Streaming, 3 Flat Screen TVs!

Two Media Centers - One in Living Room and Second in Media Center Off the Master.

Luxe bathroom offers both shower and bath, adjustable-height showerhead, loads of towels, soaps, and tons of storage space.

Hardwood floors

Central Air and Heat, Ceiling Fans

Separate Interior Laundry Room Includes Full Size Washer and Dryer, Ironing Board, Iron, Drying Rack

Lush, fully fenced backyard with flowering plants and furnished with seating for 8, a fire pit and charcoal grill.

Parking includes two spots in driveway, one in garage and free street parking.

A 3- to 7-day supply of linens, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap and dishwashing soaps are provided.

It is a short drive (10 minutes) to Downtown, 2nd Street and 6th Street venues, with excellent access to Loop 1 (Mopac), Burnet Road and Lamar Street. Ride service fares are generally $10 to $20 into Downtown

Capitol Metro bus service into Downtown or UT is available three blocks from the house.

This Home is licensed by the City of Austin for Operation as a Vacation Rental.

We have hosted family vacations, couple getaways, wedding guests, visiting professors, musicians, filmmakers and corporate employees in Austin on work assignments.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katherine (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Katherine

I fell in love with Austin while attending University here. I left briefly with work -- got back to Austin as soon as I could!

Katherine purchased this house in 2002

Why Katherine chose Austin

This house was purchased for its location relative to everything Austin, along with the retro 1940's neighborhood appeal. The easy, laid back charm of the house and neighborhood remain, but now include featured artworks, and high tech convenience and entertainment -- WIFI, hi-def flat screen TVs, cable and DVR service!

What makes this house unique

Highlights that we enjoy and are yours to experience include gathering around the kitchen island, the feel of the wood floors under your feet, and hanging out in the backyard around the fire pit on cool evenings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. We really enjoyed our stay!
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.5
based on 12 traveler reviews

In-Town Oasis - Quiet, Green Neighborhood Near Downtown and UT, 3 Pools!!
average rating of 4.5 based on 23 reviews
Houston, Texas
5

Cozy and comfy central Austin stay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the 38th street home. Katherine was wonderful. Always on top of communications and easy to reach though we didn't need to. The home is very comfortable and cozy inside. We travelled with our two kids so the two bedrooms were ample space for us. We appreciated the coolness upon our arrival in very hot late July. The whole home was very clean and smelled good when we walked in each time. The shower was strong and never ran out of hot water -- which was important since we four took several showers a day due to the extremely hot weather! The beds were both comfortable. I always go for a place that has at least one king size bed. The third bedroom is set up as an office with a couch and media center. I guess that couch unfolds to a bed to sleep two more. Note that this is only accessible through the master bedroom. Great for kids staying in there but not for another couple. The kitchen was well stocked, easy to heat up food in and had a wonderful backyard view from the dining table. I thought the cost was better than other places I viewed in the same area. And, we took advantage of being walking distance from our favorite, Kirbey Lane Cafe!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay Janet. For your next visit, feel free to take advantage of either the Queen sleeper in the private media room or the Queen sleeper in the living room. Both have deluxe memory foam mattresses - super comfortable.
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9 0
5

Our Great Christmas holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days, including Christmas and New Years, and loved every moment.

The house is just as the pictures depict. There were two couples staying at the house. The kitchen was perfect, we made & decorated a large gingerbread house and cookie tree, cooked a goose for Christmas, and two amazing desserts to mention a few things. We ate at the house every meal except for two. We felt that the location was covenient to everything important in Austin.

The neighborhood was very quiet and we always felt safe.

Katherine, was very responsive during the entire process of reviewing the property, renting, and then during our stay.

The location was perfect for us, and one of the couples loved the house so much that they wanted to transport it back to their current home town

Katherine even made extra efforts to help us with the bathroom, because one guest had a walker. That was very special.

I would highly recommend staying with Katherine, and we would return the next time that we are in Austin.

Janice

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janice. We look forward to your next visit. Katherine
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Shreveport, LA
5

Perfect location for us in Austin!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for us. We have stayed in Austin numerous times, mostly south of Town Lake, but one of our daughters moved, recently to the northern side of town, off of Anderson, and our other daughter lives in Hyde Park. We were five min from her, though she will be moving to the southwest area soon. Being, literally, ONE BLOCK, from MOPAC was super convenient for us and makes getting anywhere so easy. The location is loaded with restaurants, shopping, grocery store etc. We loved it. You can walk to several places. The house is VERY clean and comfortable. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook. Nice, fenced back yard with new fire pit, though we did not use it. Katherine was very helpful and responsive, right from the start. We had a little problem with hot water, at first, but she came right over and turned up the temp on the hot water heater and that took care of it!!!!! We hope to stay here again. It is a great central location for exploring Austin and nice to "come home" to!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you two were able to stay for a visit with daughters. It is wonderful knowing you were able to enjoy taking care of your grandson in your own space - fun for you and a nice break for parents. It is also great knowing your grandson slept through the night for the first time in my home! The pack n play is great for baby sleeping. I look forward to hosting you all again soon for another family visit.
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5

Great location, easy communication, sweet home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Katherine for your sweet home! I love how centrally located it is and easy to get to from the freeway. It is clean, easy to communicate with you, and I loved the little media room and angled toilet! How fun! You really take the extra care to make sure your guests feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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when there is not love there is not beauty

  • 1 of 5

"The true is always a good answer" Sorry katherine, but your house is the worst house, that we have ever stayed in the world.

Forget about a welcome basket with fruit, 6 small bottles of water to refresh yourself after the trip. Perhaps that is very expensive but what about a welcome note!! Not in your dreams in this house.

¿The house has everything? that is true but very outdated, you do not feel at home... when we arrived almost at one o'clock in the morning, the house was not clean, the towels were in the washer machine.

Staying in this house like staying at uncle's Bob's, Picture this, everything there is outdated and not confortable at all.

Everyhting is bad? NO, this house is perfect for young people that they do not care about cooking or feeling at home......They just want to have fun and a place to crash.

Katherine the house is in a prime location, is time to renovate the whole house; specially the beds and you can make a lot of money but please put passion in your business. Is sad and disgusting when you open the pantry and you are afraid to put your food inside, I do not want to talk about the refrigerator is a classic.

Please katherine this feed back is for your own good!! I understand that you are in shock, angry, rejecting my words but please accept what I say and find a good architect, or just walk to the corner of your street and ask your neighbor who built his super nice home.

Please stop renting this house for families that they really want to have a home experience, away from their home.

By the way you never answer my question and I forgot a book and my mail in your house. For sure you have not been there just the maid, which by the way, you should fire him or her, with out hesitation.

Last but not least the VRBO business is great business therefore do not be afraid to put money in your house you will get every dollar back and more.

Passion is the key!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana
5

Cute, Cozy, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cute and cozy home. It is in a great central location, just about 10-15 min from everything. The house is in a great neighborhood and is well taken care of. It had everything we needed to be able to cook our own meals and all the amenities we were looking for for a weekend getaway. We look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your June visit Britni, and I look forward to hosting you and your guests again soon! Katherine
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Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar
"Great neighborhood Italian restaurant and wine bar. We love the meatballs!"
Noble Pig
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Barton Springs Pool
"Classic Austin Fun! Swimming in natural, springfed pool."
Zilker Park
"World-class concerts, festivals and fun family picnics happen here! Ten minutes from the house"
Pinthouse Pizza
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Draught House Pub, The Flying Saucer
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cap Metro Red Line
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Mopac and 35th
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kerbey Lane Cafe, The Brick Oven, Teo's Gelato
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Volente Beach 25 minutes, Port Aransas 3 hours
Car: not necessary

Austin is the heart of Texas, known for its natural beauty and friendly community. This property provides short and easy access to downtown restaurants, night life, The University of Texas and Zilker Park. A short taxi ride or two blocks to an Austin Metro bus - no car needed to get into Downtown. Day activities in town and within ten minutes of the house include kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, swimming in Barton Springs, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, the Blanton Museum or LBJ Library. Recommended day trips include wine tasting and shopping historic Fredericksburg, renting a boat on Lake Travis, a day trip to San Antonio, exploring caverns, seasonal Eagle viewing on Lake Buchanan . . . the list goes on. Let us recommend others.

Other Activities: Indoor Sports at 'The Main Event' include laser tag, rock climbing, pool tables, bowling - fabulous entertainment center - 10 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Oakmont Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL Fest Weekend 2
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Formula 1
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Add $50 Per Night for Two-Night Stays
Holidays and Austin Events - Minimum Nightly Rate is $200 Per Nt, SXSW is $350 to $450 With A Three Night Minimum Stay
Holidays and Austin Events Include ACL Fest, COTA Events, Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE, Austin Marathon, SXSW, July 4th, Others
The CC Fee of 2.9% US is not applicable if paying by echeck. Please notify the owner if you wish to pay by e-check. Must be at least 7 days in advance.
Monthly Rates are $3500 for Up to Two Guests, $3800 for Up To Four Guests and $4,500 For More Than Four;
Monthly Rates are Higher for March, Oct, Nov, Dec
No Lodging Taxes for Stays of 30 Days or Longer
We Look Forward to Hosting Your Stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Oakmont Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Enjoy fluffy towels and honey and milk hand soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 baby crib , Pack N Play
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen in Private Room off Master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen in Living Room
  • The bedrooms feature luxurious 500+ cotton sheets and designer bedsets for your comfort and enjoyment.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests love gathering around the kitchen island, and around the fire pit on the stone patio on cool evenings. The house is equipped with whole house WIFI, HDTV, DVD, cable and DVR service as well as books, and current magazines. We provide pool towels, and pool toys, as well as linens, towels, basic paper and soap products - hand soap, dishwashing liquid and detergent (a week's supply for long term guests). A sample of basic seasonings is supplied. All that is missing is you! Please contact us with any questions.

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