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Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park. King & 2 twins, sleep 6

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,008 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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 on the faucet.

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, beach mats, noodles and/or camp chairs 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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Zilker Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off 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 6 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. Jets are not working.
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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, 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! Ask us for beach mats, noodles and/or camp chairs to take to the pool. 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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Colorful and FUN 2/1 duplex - two blocks to Zilker Park. King & 2 twins, sleep 6
average rating of 4.910714 based on 60 reviews

The perfect stay in Austin for returning locals.

  • 5 of 5

Truly feel like a local in this house! We used to live a couple streets over and came back to visit and this place felt just like home. The property was perfect and close to everything we wanted to have access to. It was easy to access and our hosts were helpful and quick to respond. Awesome stay in Austin. We would highly recommend this listing.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really cute place in a great location to explore Austin. Equipped with all the necessities.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here for a week. It was just a great location for everything we wanted to do. Close to Zilker Park, downtown, and all the stuff on South Lamar. The unit is well equipped for a short or extended stay and the owners provided great communication and information up front. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely home, all was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas and the week after with family, we had a great time, the property is conveniently located to Downtown Austin and Zilker Park, a great place to walk run ride and see the river area. The property was great, clean, and had all we needed to enjoy our stay. Hosts are helpful and provided all amenities. I would highly recommend this property for a great Austin experience. Only negative was it was a cold week not typical Austin weather.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very close to zilker park and a short drive to downtown Austin. Apartment had everything we needed! We loved renting bikes and biking on trail around the lake.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for exploring Austin

  • 5 of 5

Zilker properties provide a perfect location for enjoying central Austin. While the properties are located in a quiet neighborhood, you are still in walking distance to Zilker Park, the hike and bike trail that surrounds Lady Bird Lake, and "restaurant row" on Barton Springs Road, and Umlauf sculpture garden. Some of the near by restaurants that we enjoyed eating at during our stay were El Alma and El Meson for excellent authentic Mexican food and Maudie's for TexMex, the Elizabeth Cafe, Bouldin Creek cafe, Austin Java, 24 Diner, Shady Grove, the Picnic food Court, Black's Barbecue, Lucy's Fried Chicken, Whole Foods and the Shake Shack. My husband and I walked on the hike and bike trail every day of our 10 day visit. South Congress Avenue and downtown are a longer walk or a quick drive away. The Reynolds provide excellent customer service. They reply promptly to phone calls and address any concerns immediately. The property is clean and well-maintained. A lot of thought is put into providing for any needs. The kitchen is extraordinarily well stocked. We enjoyed spreading out in a 2 bedroom duplex instead of having just a room at a hotel for about half the price.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Kaleido house! It was decorated so well and had all the comforts of "home". Even though Kaledio is a duplex in the city, it was amazingly quiet and has a great "neighborhood" feel. Beds and sofa were comfy. We enjoyed our coffee on the front porch and admired the gorgeous Live Oak trees! We walked to Barton Springs Pool and Chuys. We also had an awesome evening of dinner at Odd Duck and show at Zach Theatre - it was literally a 6 minute Uber ride! Jay and Cynthia were incredibly responsive to any questions and all the house info was perfectly communicated and simple! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 Zilker

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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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, Zilker Botanical Gardens, The Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Great Lawn (home of ACL), Chuy's Tex-Mex, Shady Grove, the Saxon Pub, 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!




Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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