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Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

38 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Austin 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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park, 2 miles to downtown!
average rating of 4.868421 based on 42 reviews
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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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5

Clean, convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a great time staying at the Kaleidoscope house. The house is conveniently located to central attractions in Austin. Since we have little kids, the Zilkher park train and park were a big hit! The house was clean, warm and accommodating for a family with two young kids. We had a hard time finding a rental that had twin beds for our kids to sleep in, but this one fit the bill! I also liked that the bedrooms could easily be made dark despite day light savings time (important when you have little ones).

The only piece of the house that was not my favorite (but was clearly communicated in the listing) was the bath tub/shower. The tub has very steep steps and is awkward to get into and out of. You definitely need to be able bodied to use the tub.

That said, I would definitely be willing to stay here again and would recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We plan to remove the spa tub and put in a walk in shower, when we can. People either love or hate that tub!
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5

April at the kaliedo house

  • 5 of 5

This is a must stay and a great find. We stayed a week and only had to buy food and drink. It was like taking part of my house with me. This is also in a very pretty and peaceful neighborhood. We are coming back next year. 4.9 out of 5 stars for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Comfortable, clean 2BR in nice quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The Kaleido House is in a quiet neighborhood just south of downtown and very near Zilker Park. The house is well appointed. Comfortable king bed. And the AC is central air. A must during the Austin summers. Nice big living room and TVs in both the living room and master. The management was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review - glad you had a great stay!
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5

Great property lacking in nothing!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 moms on a weekend getaway completely enjoyed the kaleido house. Cynthia was great at communicating and the couple things I needed to ask her were immediately responded to. The condo was immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, and the bedding/sheets/towels were nice. Beds were comfortable. Plenty of things like toilet paper and laundry detergent, spices in the kitchen, etc. We cooked one night and had everything we needed as far as kitchen utensils. It was wonderful to have freshly ground coffee and a good coffee maker. The location is great, we enjoyed shopping on congress ave, walking at zilker park, canoeing the river, etc. Honestly the only minor thing to note is that in the spa tub the jets are non-operational. The listing is accurate and doesn't say jetted tub or anything, I just saw the huge bathtub in the picture and assumed I would be taking a jet bath. The bathroom is amazing nonetheless! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had to turn off the jets to the spa tub due to a bad pump that can't be replaced without pulling out the whole tub, which is impractical. Sorry about that!
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Wonderful rental in great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 5 days at the Kaleido house. Great central location but also in lovely quiet neighborhood. Lovely well-equipped home with all the amenities one would need. Lots to do within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mopac (loop 1)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several
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!

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Rates & Availability

Austin Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Sale
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
Major Holiday Weekend
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$169
From
$189
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
ACL Week 1
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
ACL Week 2
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
F1
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
SXSW interactive
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
SXSW Music
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$169
From
$189
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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Amenities

Austin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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