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Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park, 2 miles to downtown!

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Barton Hills Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, pull out couch; Sleeps 4-6; Kaleidoscopic decor

The two bedroom “Kaleido House” features original art and colorful decor to go along with the spacious vaulted natural wood ceilings. The master bedroom features a comfy King bed and the 2nd bedroom has 2 X-long twins that can be made up into a king upon request. The couch in the living room is a Queen sleeper. Highlighting the cedar lined bathroom is a 200 gallon double shower/hot tub with skylight*. Located just two blocks from Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, the Kaleido House is the perfect home base to enjoy everything that Austin has to offer. There is easy walking access to many of Austin’s famous restaurants as well as the outdoor paradise that is Zilker Park. Take a dip in the 68 degree waters of Barton Springs after enjoying a hike through the Barton Creek Greenbelt or a stroll around Lady Bird Lake. After a day outdoors, you’re only a short walk back!

The tall ceilings are awesome: the vaulted beamed knotty pine wood ceilings make the over 1000 square feet seem even bigger. The kitchen is fully equipped to handle cooking big meals, and the Whole Foods world headquarters is a short drive away. Several convenience stores are even closer.

Other amenities include: Fresh locally roasted organic coffee and fixings, washer/dryer and detergent, bath and beach towels, and a Brita water filter to keep fresh water in the refrigerator.

Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park: We are located less than two blocks from the single best swimming pool in the universe, Barton Springs. Located in the heart of Zilker Park, use our beach towels and enjoy the spring fed, chlorine-free waters of this over 1/8 mile long watering hole.

Also enjoy the hike and bike trail, boating on the river, frisbee golf, the Nature Center, the Botanical Gardens, the playground and the train for the kids or a picnic on the great lawn.

Downtown Austin: I'm sure you've heard of the madness on 6th Street, but certainly don't miss out on the sights, sounds and eats on South Congress, 2nd Street, 4th Street and then West 6th Street. Then see a movie while eating dinner or just having a drink at Austin's favorite theater, the Alamo Drafthouse.

*Disclosure: the tub/shower is a little hard to get out of if you have disabilities, such as bad knees, and it wouldn't be convenient for bathing small children. We do have a small baby bathtub available upon request. Also, the jets don't work. Please call to discuss your particular situation before booking this house.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds

Peach and Cynthia Reynolds - Owns Kaleido Properties real estate company in the Zilker Park/Barton Hills area for over 25 years! Peach, the Broker in the family, is an avid golfer and likes to do anything outdoors as well as garden in his Zilker area home's backyard. Cynthia is a real estate agent and works with Peach in their business and now manages all 8 of their furnished rentals along with their son, Jay. Cynthia loves to cook the vegetables that Peach grows and take long walks and bike rides!

Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds chose Austin

We have invested in rental property in this area because we know the value of living near the park and downtown. We love living in this area and sharing it with others!

What makes this townhome unique

Being within walking distance to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool is definitely the most unique benefit but also the double shower and huge tub is pretty cool too! The kaleidoscopic art, much by Peach himself (a kaleidoscope maker for 15 years), makes it unique. There is even a handmade kaleidoscope for your use made by Peach's brother, Mark Reynolds.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came to Austin for a family wedding, but felt like we were celebrating our own getaway vacation in this wonderful place! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience - from the comfortable spaces to relax, the beautiful colors everywhere, the fantastic front porch and the unbeatable proximity to the park, Shady Grove, etc. We simply couldn't have asked for anything more. We look forward to many more visits and recommending your place to all our friends! Thanks again.
May 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park, 2 miles to downtown!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 47 reviews
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Classy, Clean, Convenient and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This delightful property is perfect for a visit to Austin! Beautiful neighborhood but convenient to Zilker Park, South Congress and a short trip across the river into downtown. The house is clean and comfortable with first class amenities to make your stay pure pleasure. The owners are the perfect hosts and strive to provide their guests with a first class experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

What a hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Let me first start off by saying that we are ALWAYS going to stay at the Kaleidohouse! This little spot is adorable, homey, and located close to EVERYTHING! Cynthia was wonderful and answered all of our questions promptly. The house had everything we needed and we were so comfortable during our stay. We will definitely be staying there again!! Thanks Jay and Cynthia!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, great location, friendly and helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a a great location. Plenty of activities to do nearby including Barton Springs and Lady Bird Lake. The house was very clean and the kitchen had everything you may need to cook a meal (other than food of course). There was a mix-up and the original house I booked with the owners was double-booked, but they immediately fixed the situation and I was able to book the Kaleido house without a problem. There was plenty of board games, cable TV, a nice porch, and the shower was the coolest one I've been in. Overall, this was a great property and we were very pleased with the entire experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Peaceful and green in the heart of downtown

  • 5 of 5

Kaleido house was perfect for us. It's set up high, so it feels private, and the neighborhood is peaceful. It's hard to believe that you're so close to everything. You are in the heart of the '04 zip code, right near the best restaurants, bars, and music. Right behind Zilker Park and Barton Springs pool too. The home is clean, and the listing is accurate. We particularly enjoyed the large window in the dining area that looks out over a beautiful live oak tree.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cypress, TX

Beautiful house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Kaleido House was definitely an enjoyable one! We chose this property because of the good location (close to Zilker Park/Barton Springs Pool) and also because it was colorful and cheerful. Cynthia and Jay were excellent hosts! We received thorough information prior to arrival, and they were always extremely responsive each time we had a question. They also let us borrow a few chairs and pool noodles for our trip to Barton Springs, which we greatly appreciated.

The living area (as well as the rest of the house) was very clean and comfortable--the kiddos enjoyed several board games and also the large TV with cable connection. Several Austin-themed magazines were also available as well as a helpful binder with restaurant and event suggestions. There was also a good selection of DVDs and books.

The kitchen was stocked with coffee (beans and also ground) and teas. Plenty of plates, dishes, pots and pans were available, but we didn't have time to use them.

The spa tub was so nice! There were two shower heads and two faucets--the jets were not operable, but we did enjoy very relaxing baths there. Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, face wipes, soaps, towels, and hair dryer were all provided.

The master bedroom was spacious and had a TV as well. The bedroom with two twin beds was perfect for our two children! They had plenty of room to spread out. We were able to wash and dry a load of clothes using the washer and dryer--very convenient. It was nice to return home with clean clothes.

The front porch is a great place to relax and have coffee or tea. The house was quiet at night (neighborhood was quiet) and we had no issues at all. I would definitely return for another stay, and I would definitely recommend this property as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place

  • 4 of 5

Overall, a very nice place. The property was largely as described. We did have a little bit of a communication issue related to getting a high chair for our baby, but the owners resolved it quickly. Two things I will mention, mostly as suggestions for future travelers.

1. The only bathtub is a very large whirlpool tub. As per the instructions in the house, using it requires a second water heater, which must be turned on an hour prior to use. Not super convenient if you want to give your kids a bath. We opted for showers--the tub is quite large, so this worked fine, just a word of warning. Also, it's quite a big step down into the tub--if you are mobility impaired, it would be almost impossible to get in and out.

2. The property is advertised as walking distance to a large, local park. The walk is about a mile, but the park itself is huge, so visiting various attractions in the park requires additional walking. Not unmanageable, but we had a six year old and a fifteen month old, which made it a challenge. Also, the walk involves a very large hill, so it can be quite taxing in the heat.

We were satisfied with our stay, and would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mopac (loop 1)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Welcome to The Heart of Austin! All of our properties are located within a few blocks of Austin's crown jewel, Zilker Park! You may not need to rent a car - just rent some bikes or ride the city bus and you'll have easy access to the University of Texas, downtown and just about anything you'd want to do in the area. Barton Springs Pool (closed for repairs until March, 2013), Zilker Botanical Gardens, The Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Great Lawn (home of ACL), Chuy's Tex-Mex, Shady Grove, the Saxon Pub, Flipnotics Coffee Space, Casa De Luz, and so many other fantastic places that are less than a mile away. Come Enjoy :)

Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, spelunking, frisbee golf

Golf: Jay Reynolds (rental manager) and Peach Reynolds (owner) are both ranked Amateur golfers and can help with your golfing needs and would love to join you for a round if you're bringing your clubs!


Rates & Availability

Barton Hills Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Special
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
SXSW interactive
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
SXSW Music
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
ACL Week 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
ACL Week 2
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

NOTE ABOUT MARCH: all monthly rates on all of our properties will be higher by $1500 for one bedrooms and $2000 for our two bedrooms.

CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival and receive a FULL 100% refund of your deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days, you will be refunded 75% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance, you are responsible for the full amount, unless we can rebook it. For special event policies, contact us.

If you book directly with us: NO DEPOSIT

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Barton Hills Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , DOUBLE shower heads in 200 gallon spa tub!
  • This is one of the most unique bathrooms you'll ever see! Cedar walls enclose not only the toilet area, but also a 200-gallon spa tub that has 2 shower heads and a skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-pullout couch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , X-long twins can be made up into King bed upon request
  • These are by far our most colorful bedrooms yet, in the true vein of a kaleidoscope! Upon request the two XL twin beds can be set up as a king bed in the 2nd bedroom. All rooms have vaulted beamed knotty pine ceilings and ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a basket of organic coffee beans, assorted teas, cream, organic sugar and Splenda as well. We also stock our unit with extra sheets, towels, and beach towels to take to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool! We have an iPad available for rental for $10/day subject to availability. We also have a 6' twin-sized mattress pad available for the extra person you might need to squeeze in. We have a highchair, booster seat, Pack N Play with bassinet, baby gate and bed rails as well.

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