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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Hilltop Hideaway: Stay Within Walking Distance to Downtown and Rainey Street

11 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

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Serene 2/1 in Austin's fastest growing area. New businesses arise every month!

Welcome to Hilltop Hideaway, your place to get away before, after or between big days/nights in our fair city.

From the moment you walk up the steps of your large front porch and get a nice look at the lovely blend of your neighbors' friendly homes and the towering silhouettes of the surrounding buildings, you get a sense of the comfort of being home.

If it's raining out, or on days when you feel like staying in, take advantage of your cable network on the 36-inch HD television or your in-house movie selection. If you're not in the movie mood, try out your playstation with games included. Or, play a game of cards with the gang. The choice is yours, because it's all here.

Your lovely master bedroom is a perfect place for both rest and work alike. With a large comfy king bed, it's perfect for sleeping in before a long day or cozying up after a long afternoon. Your full-size, stand-alone mirror/cabinet is perfect for prepping yourself to arrive in style at your important events. And lastly, your desk is there because not everyday is play day.

Your second bedroom is equally comfortable, equipped with two twin beds. And (like the master bedroom as well), it has a dock for playing your media with built-in alarm clock. Of course, you have your own closet and chest of drawers, and plenty of pillows. The only thing missing is you.

Your kitchen is stocked with nearly everything you'll need to prepare a lovely meal. Beginning with your gas stove and oven, pots, pans, cooking utensils and serving dishes, and spilling over to plates, knives forks and even paper towels, you won't need much else for preparing dinner. And, for morning pick-me-ups, or general use, your blender, toaster, spices, coffee grinder, coffee maker and local coffee bean are on standby as well. Your quaint circular dining table is also nearby, where you can choose to dine together, or spread out and 'watch the big game' instead.

Your ambient restroom with frosted glass (giving you both privacy and sunshine) is a shower/bath combo, to meet your needs and desires. With lots of room to spread out your things, a large mirror and cabinet space, this restroom leaves almost nothing to chance. To reinforce that, an assortment of towels, tissues, make-up pads and soaps are there for you to use.

Lastly, come relax on the deck out back. Your grill, picnic table, and comfortable seating are there to be taken advantage of.

When you're not enjoying your time at Hilltop, we hope you're enjoying our city. There's additional information on your table here, to get you started.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
VacationCake Rentals (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About VacationCake Rentals

Hilltop Hideaway is managed by Vacation Tonic - Ric Torres. Our team manages a number of other lovely properties in Austin as well, and we pride ourselves in keeping our guests happy and our properties well maintained.

Come to us with question/concerns/wishes/needs, and we'll do what we can. We're here for you.

Why VacationCake Rentals chose Austin

Your Hilltop Hideaway was remodeled and decorated with love by the owners and former tenants, who started their life here together. Between the attention to detail invested in providing you with comfort and Vacation Tonic's care in maintaining a high standard, you'll understand why Hilltop is not simply referred to as "a property," but as a home.

What makes this house unique

Broaden your horizon in this proudly multi-cultural setting, in an area that changes every day, where people come together, and others build their dreams by providing something new for you to experience.

Need to rent a car? Contact us first. We 'know a guy who knows a guy...' :)

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

Hilltop Hideaway: Stay Within Walking Distance to Downtown and Rainey Street
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Houston
4

Cute Little House in a Not so Great Neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

LOCATION: The location of the house is not in the best neighborhood nor is it on a nice, quiet street. It is very close to the road and very noisy at night. We heard sirens and gun shots the first night we were there (no joke and yes, I know the difference between fireworks and gun shots -- there were fireworks on Christmas). The train is also very noisy at night. The noise was a problem the first night but after using the small fan (which is in the second bedroom and easy to move) it drowned out the noise and we didn't hear the outside noise. I highly recommend using the fan the first night. There is a row of houses across the street that should be demolished as they have spray paint all over the back of them, as well as trash and piles of clothing. I walked behind them on the road/alleyway with my dog and saw all of this. Having said all that about the hood, we had no personal issues. No one tried to break in, our stuff was safe and we didn't feel unsafe walking our dog in the morning so it really didn't matter what the neighborhood around it looked like or had in it as we were not affected. KITCHEN: The kitchen has a full refrigerator, no dishwasher, only had one small sponge, no aluminum foil, no cling wrap or baggies, etc. so heating something up was difficult and we couldn't store any leftovers from take out. They did have a small amount of pots and pans but no non-stick spray so we had to use oil. They also did not have any napkins and no extra paper towels. Everything else was fine. It is a small kitchen but definitely easy to work with. My husband particularly enjoyed the fresh coffee beans. They had a nice electric kettle and a variety of tea bags. HEB is close by so if you need anything, it's easy to drive to. BATHROOM:The bathroom is very spacious with a tub/shower, a nice toilet and a nice vanity. Unfortunately there was only one roll of extra toilet paper so bring your own or buy some if you need more. They supplied shampoo, body wash and conditioner which was nice. TV: There are no instructions for the TV & 5 remotes. Was on HDMI 2 so we couldn't figure it out at first and the cable is very basic with few channels. We used our computer to watch things. BEDROOMS were nice but the mattress hurt our backs in the am. Comfortable couch in the LIVING ROOM and the layout is very good in the house. There is a washer/dryer outside in its own little room. Overall it was a nice little house that met our needs and was easy to drive to everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Just say "yes"

  • 5 of 5

First thought as I was walking up the steps and seeing the porch with a cute little table, "Can't wait to sit out here in the morning and have coffee!" Second thought as I opened the door, "wow!" Great first impression of the house that continued to stay throughout my time there. I loved that it was clean (ridiculously important), that it was charming (yay for character), that it was spacious, that the kitchen had all utensils/dishes mine does, that the bathroom was stocked (no one likes packing shampoo/conditioner/hair dryer into the suitcase), and that there were no pictures of other people! Yes, I've stayed in other places where they put up their family photos...umm,weird!

Even the back yard is adorable - which happened to be where I had my coffee. Aside from the house exceeding my expectations, it is in a great part of town. Just to the east of Highway 35, where the house is located, is the new trendy part of town. Many restaurants, cute bars and yes, hipsters. The place is close to downtown, Rainey Street, UT and the Capitol... All in all, great location and great place.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

A Cool Oasis

  • 5 of 5

In the heat of an Austin summer, this house was a treat to return to. Great décor, comfortable rooms, a relaxing stay for my friends. Top notch house, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Superfantastigreatness!

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I stayed here for a long weekend and it was perfect!

House was clean, cozy, and convenient to everything we wanted.

I highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in ATX.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Austin's Hip Urban Gem

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented the Hilltop Hideaway Memorial Day weekend. We were two young women and a 6 yr. old girl and 12 yr. old boy traveling to Austin for a family gathering. As with any property we rent, and there have been many, we did our homework and investigated the property and its surroundings. Speaking honestly, we were tempted to cancel our reservation because of the Google Maps Street View profile. We were uncertain about the area and were very cautious because we were traveling with children. Prior to arriving, we spoke with Ric regarding our concerns. Ric was patient, honest and reassuring and his sincerity convinced us to give the property a try. We are very happy we did! The home was charming and spacious. The rooms were clean, comfortable, bright and nicely decorated. We had one request of a porch lightbulb replacement and it was addressed immediately. We felt at home and when we left the property we found ourselves missing our Urban Gem! The area was peaceful and quiet and most importantly we felt safe. The surroundings were a mixture of small,l ranch styled, modest homes, flanked by newly constructed, modern, multi-level, shingled homes, Hampton-esque in style. Every other house was newly constructed or in the process of being built. We felt like we were a part of an Austin best kept secret! This area is going to be one of Austin's most sought after places to stay whether short term on vacation or long term as a resident! The property was within walking distance of the 6th street bar scene (which we intend to return to do) or the 7th street foodie scene! We enjoyed tacos and frescas from El Chilito and it was delicious (steak tacos yummmoooo) here is their link www.elchilito.com/. In short, if given the opportunity, treat yourself to this hip, urban, escape and live like a local without feeling like your safety is compromised! Thank you Ric, Lauren and Jay! You were all so kind and accommodating and we appreciate you!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Austin Gem!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented the Hilltop Hideaway Memorial Day weekend. We were two young women and a 6 yr. old girl and 12 yr. old boy travel to Austin for a family gathering. As with any property we rent, and there have been many, we did our homework and investigated the property and its surroundings. Speaking honestly, we were tempted to cancel our reservation because of the Google Maps Street View profile. We were uncertain about the area and were very cautious because we were traveling with children. Prior to arriving, we spoke with regarding our concerns. Ric was patient, honest and reassuring and his sincerity convinced us to give the property a try. We are very happy we did! The home was charming and spacious. The rooms were clean, comfortable, bright and nicely decorated. We had one request of a porch lightbulb replacement and it was addressed immediately. We felt at home and when we left the property we found ourselves missing our Urban Gem! The area was peaceful and quiet and most importantly we felt safe. The surroundings were a mixture of small ranch style modest homes flanked by newly constructed, modern, multi-level, shingled homes, Hampton-esque in style. Every other house was newly constructed or in the process of being built. We felt like we were a part of an Austin best kept secret! This area is going to be one of Austin's most sought after places to stay whether short term on vacation or long term as a residence! The property was within walking distance of the 6th street bar scene (which we intend to return to do) or the 7th street foodie scene! We enjoyed tacos and frescas from El Chilito and it was delicious (steak tacos yummmoooo) here is their link www.elchilito.com/. In short, if given the opportunity, treat yourself to this hip, urban, escape and live like a local with feeling like your safety is compromised! Thank you Ric, Lauren and Jay! You were all so kind and accommodating and we appreciate you!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
SEVERAL
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Lonestar Riverboat
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Morris Williams, Bluebonnet Hill, Riverside Golf
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Austin Metro Rail
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
IH-35
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
New restaurants of all types opening daily here!
Nearest Beach
218 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: not necessary

See why USA Today mentioned Aust-E as one of the '10 Best Neighborhoods Tourists Haven't Found Yet' & New York Times refers to us as '...the city’s newly fashionable arts district...'

Come witness life taking place as each day introduces a brand new Austin flavor - new businesses, brand new faces and people of all cultures and walks of life. Though you're in the middle of the city you might not know it, as your neighbors pass quietly and/or give you a friendly Texas 'hello'. Still, through the treetops you can see the changing face of Austin and its cascading buildings of downtown buildings.

Walk to downtown (15 minutes), The Austin Convention Center (20 minutes), Huston Tillotson University (5 minutes), UT Stadium (30 minutes).

Don't feel like walking? Take the Austin Metro Rail across the city in no time - only 0.7 miles out. Rent a bike from Austin Petal Pushers, only 5 blocks away! Of course, taxi cabs, LYFT and Uber are readily available, too.

With night clubs like Whitehorse, The Eastern, Yellow Jacket Social Club, Plush, Esquina Tango, Supper Friends and more, downtown nightlife has easily crossed over to enhance the Austin experience.

Foodies, try Qui, Uncorked, Takoba, Supper Friends, WuWu Sushi, Blue Dahlia Bistro, Frankin Barbecue (open until they run out, everyday) or one of the many other restaurants opening on a virtual weekly basis.

- Huston Tilotson University - 0.3 miles

- Downtown (7th & Red River street) 1.4 miles

- Austin Convention Center 1.6 miles (20-25 minute walk)

- Zilker Park 3.5 miles

- 12.7 easy miles to Circuit of The America's Track

Having sprouted from land that was originally purchased by newly freed slaves during the turn of the 20th century, this rapidly growing east side will give you a great cultural vantage point, to witness first-hand the growth of a proud city whose numbers have increased in excess of 30,000 in a single year. With houses of all shapes and sizes happily co-existing right next to one another, diverse neighborhoods, and people from all walks of life, this home is a true taste of Austin culture. Come experience Austin's growth from a part of town where something new happens everyday, and the rise of a new local business marks the birth of a brand new dream.

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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Slow Season
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$136
$800
$2,550
 
 
ACL 1st Weekend
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$444
 
 
ACL 2nd Weekend
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$444
 
 
F1 Race
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$657
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$278
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$234
From
$278
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,404
$3,660
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Booking same day? Let us know that you saw this note and receive 30% off of your booking. For same day bookings only. Must refer to offer prior to booking in order to apply. Offer not valid during ACL, F1 or SXSW.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND GAMES ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL RENTAL RATES AS WELL AS MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENTS DURING SXSW, ACL AND FORMULA ONE

ALL NOTICES OF CANCELLATION are necessarily taken as official cancellations. Whether verbal or in writing, there are no circumstantial or partial cancellations. After 4 hours of cancellation, you can only reclaim your reservation if it is not otherwise occupied (as defined herein below), if not within the 30 or 90 day limitations (defined herein below), and if your money has not been refunded. For same-day reservations, cancellation is considered effective immediately.

You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival date and receive a FULL 100% refund of your reservation deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days, you will be refunded 25% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance on the second monday prior to your arrival you are responsible for the full amount should you cancel. HOWEVER, if we are able to rebook the dates, all funds will be returned in full (less a processing fee), or on a prorated basis depending on the number of nights you booked that were able to re-book.

If you are booked during SXSW, ACL fest or F-1 races (also referred to herein as “Special Event” or “Special Events”), you must cancel prior to 90 days of your scheduled check-in date in order to receive a full refund. Within 90 days of your scheduled Special Event check-in date, you will be responsible for the entire reservation amount unless we are able to re-book the cancelled home for those dates, in which case you are entitled to a refund (processing and/or other fees may apply).

Manager'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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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Very nice, clean bathroom!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Everything is brand new!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This property is one o' VacationCake Rentals' newest additions! We are excited to offer another fabulous avenue to enjoy our fair city! What you can expect when you rent a VacationCake Property: promptness - we take every questions and concern very seriously and since we all live and work in Austin we are available to help out with any issue usually immediately. Satisfaction - we pride ourselves on providing a smooth rental experience. All the way from our booking procedure, our simple online contract, and then coded dead-bolts for easy entry. We want the rental experience to be as easy and smooth as possible.

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