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Luxe 5 Bedroom, Between Downtown and Lakes, 3200 Square Feet!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Deck, Grill, Pools, Trails, Chef's Kitchen, Sleeps 14

This popular, beautifully furnished Austin Vacation Home is 3,200 square feet , near great restaurants, entertainment venues, shopping and only minutes to Downtown. Guests LOVE the spacious family room, gourmet kitchen, the five private bedrooms plus additional sleeping, the deck for coffee in the mornings, and grilling in the evening. Other favorite features include the four flat-screen televisions (family room, living room, media space, master bedroom), full-house WIFI and DVR service, the neighborhood park with hiking/running trails in greenbelt, and the nearby pools including one heated for year-round swimming!

****We welcome weekend, weekly and long term (one to six-month) stays. Pricing for long terms stays includes fully furnished property and utilities.****

After a day or night on the Town, come home to cozy sleeping accommodations that include two king beds and three queen beds all in separate bedrooms, plus a sleeper sofa in the family room. Twin airbeds or a queen airbed are available upon request. Parking accommodations allow for three guest cars at the house with one parked in the garage and two on the driveway.

The kitchen is fully-equipped, whether serving light appetizers before a night out or a full meal for dining in. Appliances include three ovens, range, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, pancake griddle. There is a walk-in pantry for food storage, and butler's pantry for serving meals.

Other nice features of the house include a gas grill on the deck, garage parking, and washer and dryer for your use.

A Vacation Right In The Neighborhood: The carefully furnished and spacious home is located in one of the best communities in Austin. Neighborhood amenities include a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts. Enjoy the network of running and hiking trails in the greenbelt or walk the tree-lined sidewalks in this cozy neighborhood. The neighborhood park is a short walk from the house and features trailheads, a soccer field, a volleyball sand court, a great playscape and childrens' sports court. The pool is open late April/early May through late September/early October. We provide pool towels and pool toys.

Enjoy Austin and The Surrounding Hill Country: Day activities within 15 to 30 minutes of this Austin Vacation House include kayaking Lady Bird Lake, festivals at Zilker Park, swimming in Barton Springs Pool, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, the Blanton Museum or LBJ Library, world class performance at the Long Center. The house is central to Austin's best shopping - 'The Domain', 'Barton Creek Mall', 'Hill Country Galleria', and best golf. We are less than ten minutes from the new Concordia University campus.

Austin Fun At Your Doorstep: Popular destinations within five to fifteen minutes of the house include: The Oasis Restaurant and Starlite Terrace featuring Live Music for dancing on picturesque patios overlooking Lake Travis. Want to get out on the water? Ask us for recommendations for outfitters renting party boats, ski and sail boats.

Try one or more of the fabulous restaurants close to the house. Choices include steaks at the nearby Steiner Ranch Steakhouse featuring hill country and lake views and live music on weekends. For TexMex we recommend the nearby Flores Mexican, Z Tejas or Maudie's Cantina. For Texas Barbque- Rudy's, or The County Line are all nearby.

For movies, head to the new Moviehouse and Eatery located five minutes from the house for a dine in theatre experience. There are three outdoor malls in the area, complete with sidewalk cafes and fountains -- 'The Arboretum', 'The Domain' and the new 'Hill Country Galleria'.

The house is a great jumping off point for touring hill country vineyards, and destinations including Fredericksburg, Luchenbach, and the River Walk in San Antonio.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Katherine

Greetings Currents and Future Guests! I am a long time Austin resident and love to share the fun and beauty of Austin with others through my vacation home. I have hosted international guests from England, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico. My guests also include folks living right here in Austin who have guests in town for weddings, are remodeling, or are between the sale and purchase of a new home. The home is especially popular with guests in town for an Austin-style wedding, working professionals on short-term work assignments, and in town for weekend stays for football games, film and music festivals. Come stay for a weekend or a month! I will be happy to provide you with recommendations for well-known Austin destinations as well as hidden favorites with Austin residents!

Katherine purchased this house in 2005

Why Katherine chose Texas Hill Country

I bought this house because of the great floorplan for entertaining, the great neighborhood amenities including pools, hiking trails, parks, the safety and quality of the neighborhood, and the great location relative to things to do in Austin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was an absolutely great place to spend the week leading up to our son's wedding -- lots to do, comfortable rooms, great kitchen.
May 2013
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Luxe 5 Bedroom, Between Downtown and Lakes, 3200 Square Feet!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 59 reviews

Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Really glad to find this house for ACL Fest Weekend 2. We enjoyed the 4 LED TVs, the fire pit on the back deck, and the great running trails in the neighborhood. The size of the home is great - 6 beds and nice large living areas to hang out. It's a short drive to Downtown and Zilker and there are some cool venues right near the house - I-Fly, the lakes, a dine-in movie theatre -- will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin Big House

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, felt like home, fully equipped kitchen, bath towels and linens were more than adequate, shopping, restaurants close by. Owner Katherine very prompt and helpful. Look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and convenient

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent one week in this spacious home with a party of 8. Everyone had their own room and plenty of space to spread out or hang out together. The location is great as well! Close to Lake Travis and all shopping is convenient. It is nice that the owner provides use of the community pool but our group spent all of our outdoor time at state parks and natural swimming holes of which the area has many. Additionally, the neighborhood is very quiet. The owner is very responsive. Our trip was at time that was too hot to make use of the large deck and grill outside but that would be nice in the fall. The property could use a little tlc but that is all cosmetic and doesn't affect overall usage of the home for a large group. Overall, great location to make home base for a week!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home in a nice area. Close to groceries and some good restaurants.

Katherine is Great! She was just a phone call or text away. This was our second VRBO rental,

we will use this service many more times.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious home in a beautiful community!

  • 5 of 5

Came down for the weekend with a group of 10 and was a very beautiful and comfortable house! Definitely will stay here again next time we visit Austin!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very warm and welcoming home. Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

It was my first VRBO experience, and Katherine was really great and communicating and explaining everything to me.

Her house is really beautiful and accommodated everyone in our group really comfortably. Her location is very private and accessible to all necessities as well.

The property is very well maintained and spacious along with the a beautiful backyard and deck.

Katherine communicates very well via text/email as needed.

I would highly recommend her property if anyone is looking for a house in the Austin area.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay Mitin. It was a pleasure hosting you and your guests. I hope to have the opportunity to host your next visit to Austin. All the best, Katherine
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Oasis on Lake Travis 3.0, Flores
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
UT Golf Club, Lakeway, Avery Ranch
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cap Metro Redline
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
620 and 2222
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Hudson's on the Bend 2.0, Saccone's,Torchy's Tacos
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Water Skiing on Lakes Austin or Travis
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Volente Beach Lake Travis 15min, Port Aransas 3hrs
Car: recommended

This Austin property offers great access to both downtown and lake venues. Enjoy restaurants with music and dancing on decks with lakeviews. For indoor entertainment, head to the nearby iFly for skydiving, or the 'Main Event' for laser tag, or indoor rock climbing, bowling or billiards. Other day activities within 5 to 30 minutes of the house include boating on Lake Travis, kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, swimming in Barton Springs Pool, touring the Bob Bullock History Museum, the State Capitol, or LBJ Library. The home is right in the middle of Austin's three best outdoor shopping malls - The Arboretum, the Domain, the Hill Country Galleria -- all featuring great outdoor seating with sidewalk cafes, fountains, restaurants, and movie theatres. Recommended day trips out from Austin include the San Antonio River Walk, hill country wine tastings, shopping Fredericksburg, hiking Enchanted Rock.

The home is minutes from major employers including Oracle, National Instruments, Apple and Flextronics. Concordia University and the SAS Institute are 5 minutes from the house.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Add $50 Per Night For Two Night Stays
Holidays & Austin Event Nightly Rates Are Higher - Minimum Rate is $400 to $500 Per Night Depending Upon Event
Holidays & Austin Events Include ACL Fest, COTA Events, Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE, UT Football and Commencement, Austin Marathon, And Others
Children Over 1 Years of Age Need to Be Included in the Guest Count
Pet Fee is $15 Per Night
Ask About Weekly and Monthly Rates
Please let us know if you wish to pay online using a checking account. The 2.9% credit card fee will be removed.
No Taxes Are Charged For Stays of 30 Days or Longer
Refundable Security Deposit Ranges From to $200 to $500 Per Night
We Look Forward to Hosting Your Stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath with Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 'The Master Suite' - Large Private Bedroom, King Sleeping
    'Safari Suite' - 1 king , Spacious Private Bedroom - Second Master with King Sleeping!
    'Room With A View" - 1 queen , Private Bedroom With Queen Sleeping
    'Angels Keep' - 1 queen , Private Bedroom With Queen Sleeping, Lovely Furnishings
    Family Room Queen Sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy Queen Sleeper Sofa In the Family Room, With LED TV
    Front Living Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin Airbeds Available To Use in Living Room or Other Space
    'The Hideaway' - 1 queen , Private Bedroom with Queen Sleeping & Sectional & 37"LED TV!
  • The 3200 Square Foot Home Features Lots of Private Bedroom Space for Guests As Well as Great Gathering Spots For the Group.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Convenient to Downtown and Area Lakes. Guests love the fire pit and grill on the back deck, the neighborhood greenbelt for hiking, running trails, and the swimming pool in summer months. Nearby restaurants include Austin texmex, steaks, great barbque, two lakefront restaurants with killer views, live entertainment. Entertainment Center Live music on weekends at the nearby Oasis Restaurant and Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, both feature lakeviews. Ten minutes from the house -- 'The Main Event' indoor entertainment center is ten minutes from the house and features billards, bowling, laser tag, indoor rock climbing, indoor miniature golf and a games arcade. Adults and kids love it, great for both.

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