|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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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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
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!
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.
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.
I would recommend this property to others. It was very clean, not even a spot on a glass! We travel with our dog, who is non-shedding, and have little tolerance for pet hair. For being a pet-friendly property, we found no evidence of other pets having been there! The neighborhood was quiet, close to the park/restaurants and a quick drive to downtown/UT. The owners provided more information about the area than we could have asked for. It was all extremely helpful!
From the start it was pleasant and easy!!! The house upon arrival was everything I thought warm, inviting and the kids loved it! Cooking breakfast and dinner was effortless with the kitchen being well equipped, the beds were comfortable for a 5 night stay, I'm just glad a week before Christmas staying in another state with 5 kids was peaceful and fun!!! Until next time take care👌𣀼
Other reviews fully describe the great location so I won't dwell on that. Instead I would highlight that the kitchen is truly well-equipped. Many rental properties scrape by with the bare essentials but this house has everything you need to be able to cook or entertain for 6 or more people regularly. With the intriguing shower and delightful color scheme, I would recommend this house as great value for money.
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.
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!
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.
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!
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.