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One Bedroom in the Trees 1/2 Block from Barton Springs

Zilker, Austin, TX, USA
  • House1049 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1050 square feet, sleeps 6

Explore Zilker Park from your front door. This architect designed 1955 duplex is built into a hillside with terraced gardens out your front windows and treetops out the back. At 1050 square feet this first floor 1 bedroom is spacious! An easy walk to restaurants, coffee shops, live music venues and all that makes Austin special. Downtown Austin is less than a mile away, an easy walk or bike ride on the lovely hike and bike trail.

Barton Creek Greenbelt: One of Austin's premier mountain biking, hiking, trail running and rock climbing destinations. This 8 mile long, 809 acre greenbelt begins less than 1/4 a mile away from our front door. Beautiful and fun in any season. During wet weather the creek is a kayak, tubing and swimming destination with numerous small waterfalls and fun rapids.

Austin's Hike and Bike Trail: Easy access to downtown is car-free on this waterfront trail, 1/2 block from our front door. Popular with bikers, walkers and joggers, trees and wildflowers provide shade and beauty along this 10.3 mile trail which loops around the lake. Several pedestrian bridges cross into downtown with access points to live music venues, restaurants, shopping, museums, concert halls, the opera house and beyond. Don't miss the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest Urban Bat Colony in the world!

Short Term Rental License Number: OL 2012 100530

Property Manager

Jay Reynolds (VacationCake)

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Jay Reynolds (VacationCake)

This property is owned by two National Park Rangers who have hit the road in an RV and is professional managed by VacationCake Rentals in their absence!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • King Bed has a Stearns and Foster pillowtop mattress and all organic sheets. Large walk-in closet and cedar wardrobe provide plenty of space to hang your clothes. Windows look out into the trees with a cozy reading nook. Daybed sleeps 2 more, especially nice for families with children. Full (Double) Sleeper Sofa with extra thick mattress in the Living Room is our third sleeping option.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom has two sinks for your convenience. Rinnai on-demand water heater for a constant supply of hot water. Beach towels provided for trips to Barton Springs.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • River


            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Whirlpool Duet.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      All Organic Sheets. Plenty of extra pillows and blankets.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Parking for one car in the driveway. Parking usually available on the street except for special events. A second car can be parked blocking the driveway on the street if needed.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Whirlpool Duet. HE
                    • Wireless Internet
                      AT&T Uverse High Speed


                        • Microwave
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Oven
                          Gas oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas 4 burner
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              We have a dining table which seats 4 and 2 bar stools at the counter. The table has a leaf which people often use for Thanksgiving and other family meals.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Books
                                • Music Library
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Netflix Account
                                • Television
                                  Samsung 40" Smart HDTV
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Terrace


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Bike, Kayak and Canoe Rentals are a short walk away. Kitchen has a Krups Belgian waffle maker, waffle mix and syrup. There is a pack-n-play available, please ask in advance. We have herbs in the garden.

                                                              32 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Austin Rental!

                                                              Ronnie C.

                                                              Wren's Nest is a delightful place to stay while in Austin. It is in a great location to access all that Austin has to offer. We found it to be as advertised, meeting and/or exceeding our expectations. Jay and his team were wonderful to work with, responding quickly when contacted and making the entire process easy. I would recommend Wren's Nest and look forward to returning!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We're glad that you had a nice stay!

                                                              Wonderful place to stay in Austin!

                                                              Janet M.

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay in the Wren's Nest! Great location, loved being next to Zilker Park. Had a great time canoeing, bike riding and of course, swimming in Barton Springs Pool. The house was conveniently located and a good base to explore the rest of Austin. Thanks to Jay for the excellent suggestions for food and coffee. We hope to visit Austin again soon, and would love to stay here again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your stay!

                                                              I loved the neighborhood. It's close to everything. House is cute.

                                                              lea ann j.

                                                              House is cute and convenient. Only downfall was roaches and wasps. It is summer in Texas and the house is in a wooded area.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So sorry about the bugs! We will get pest control out right away.

                                                              Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Location was perfect, tons to do and home was lovely

                                                              Renee L.

                                                              Very clean, comfy beds, beautiful view ! Short walking distance to so many wonderful Austin attractions ! Barton springs is a must !! Crystal clear water ! Loads of places to eat right around the corner ! If you enjoy the outdoors this is your spot !! Host was extremely accommodating and even allowed us a late check out since our flight was in the evening - allowing us additional time to explore the area. We will most certainly be returning and staying here again!! Highly recommend !

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you, we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We love Barton Springs!


                                                              Rebekah T.Shreveport, La

                                                              The Wrens nest is adorable, the details the builder left out are the best parts. Very natural setting, windows galore. Home is exactly as pictured and in the best of Austin neighborhoods. Cant wait to return.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you!

                                                              perfect location, repeat customer

                                                              Gene M.

                                                              I love this place, get to swim in Barton Springs with an easy walk or go to Zilker for exercise or concerts , I have stayed a few times and Amanda always makes me feel at home. Apt has everything you need . Recommend it to anyone who enjoys living like you are at home.

                                                              Gene from VA 23060

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Gene! We look forward to seeing you again.


                                                              Zilker, Austin, TX, USA

                                                              Close to Zilker Park and Downtown Other Activities: Stand up paddleboard, rowing, Frisbee golf, BMX biking, rock climbing, kayak and canoe

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                                                              Welcome to Wren's Nest! Base rates are $149-169/night and special event pricing does vary - please check calendar.

                                                              32 Reviews
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