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Colette Zygmont

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish

4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Zilker House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Fully licensed by the City of Austin. License #: OL 2012 110614

It doesn't get better than this central Austin location to have family reunions. And that is an important thing to note: the City of Austin has recently updated the ordinance for vacation rentals in the Austin area. The City wants to make sure that the neighborhoods will be preserved and that the neighbors won't be disturbed. Therefore, effective 2016, no more than 6 unrelated guests may stay in the house at any one time. Related guests staying onsite must agree to take outside noise inside after 9:30pm and agree not to allow more than 6 guests to loiter outside an any given time. Please call me if this is confusing and I will explain. 512-217-2550.

That being said, the living areas are large, cozy and allow for everyone to be together or spread out. Since the house has had two additions it mixes the old Austin with new chic. It is full of windows and skylights to let in the beautiful speckled light through the many trees. The house also has an array of upgrades that allow it to be called luxury including artison hand thrown kitchen pottery, stained glass kitchen and bathroom features, objects d'art, large flat screen TV, eclectic lamps & artwork, whole house stereo system & CD collection, foot heaters, multiple shower heads & bidet in master bath, cove lighting and many more special features that you will have to discover!

At every turn, this house warms your heart and will make you and your family feel good. Bi-level outdoor decks and dining table allow for large outdoor gatherings in charming yard. This cozy 4500 sq ft abode sits on a double lot with 5 towering oak trees for lots of privacy. It's also super kid friendly with a hammock under the trees, a playscape,and lots of yard in which to play.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Colette Zygmont (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Colette Zygmont

I bought this house when I was single, when it was a 2 bedroom/2 bath house. My chiropractic practice is on S.Lamar and in the style of keeping life simple, I wanted a house in 78704. When I walked into this house, it spoke to me. The house oozes comfort with the perfect mixture of space and class. I kept adding on to the house, expanding the inside and outside as husband and children were added to the mix. There is also a significant focus on green building design as the house is solar-electric and has a tankless hot water heater. The studio on the 3rd floor has its own Japanese Fujitsu ac/heat unit.

Colette Zygmont purchased this house in 1994

Why Colette Zygmont chose Austin

I fell in love with this house in 1994 when I bought it for myself and have lived there for 15 years and am finally moving on and choosing to share it with many rather than sell it. I chose this house based on the unique lay out and huge kitchen/great room. (800 sq.ft) I love cooking and entertaining and this spread is perfect for that. The original house was built in 1932 and has beautiful original wood floors and lots of light from many windows including stained glass windows in the living room. The addition, built in 2002 by my brother, added 3 more bedrooms and a yoga/meditation studio. (also sleeps two who prefers star gazing) The new addition has 2500 sq. ft of gorgeous maple floors, antique glass tile and Mexican travertine tile in the bathrooms. This house is nestled in 78704, the quintessential hip Austin neighborhood...walking distance from Barton Springs and the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake as well as the Greenbelt, Austin's unique inner city trail system perfect for hikers and mountain bikers. It is also walking distance to funky Flipnotics Cafe and the Daily Juice Cafe as well as all the restaurants on Barton Springs Rd. The Alamo Draft House (an Austin must) is just 5 minutes the other direction and now, also walkable, is High Ball, an adult vintage bowling alley which is a ton of fun for those with a passion for bowling. Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

This house delights all visitors. There cannot be a more wonderful place for family gatherings because of the gigantic kitchen and variety of things to choose from. Because of the house's size, many people can be doing many different things and give each other space to spread out and relax. It has a third floor tower room that has views of downtown, which is a great place to watch fireworks on July 4th. Everything about the house spells E N T E R T A I N I N G.

Guestbook comments from the owner

House is great. Way bigger than the pics make it look.
Jan 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
4500 Sq. Ft. Awesome Little Palace Above Zilker Park
average rating of 4.935484 based on 34 reviews
Dallas
5

Awesome Little Palace

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed staying in this HUGE house! Lots of space to spread out. The beds were comfortable and the linens were clean. Colette is very friendly and helpful and she made the whole process a breeze.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place in Austin

  • 5 of 5

We, My four children and 7 grand children stayed at this fabulous house for three days for a surprise 40th birthday for my son at a local community center. The house was perfect and if anything undersold on the site because there are only 5 stars available. The location was perfect with the kids walking to the park several times, enjoying the back yard, loving sleeping on the top floor and pretty much everything about the house. Everything worked well and I would recommend this place to anyone friend, relative or anyone looking for a great place in Austin.

Only thing better than the house was dealing with the owner, who answered every question promptly and had made arrangements should we had had any issues. We did not have a single problem.

Great Place!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If only all my guests would leave me freshly caught and smoked salmon ! You all were awesome. Come back anytime! So glad the house worked out for you.
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EXCELLENT GIRLS WEEKEND!

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group of friends and family and this house was absolutely perfect. The location was central to all the great attractions of Austin. Most importantly, the house was clean and ready when we arrived. Colette allowed us to check in early as the house was available, which was wonderful but definitely not expected. The owner was responsive to all emails from the minute we booked the house. We ran into some issues with the air conditioner the day we arrived, but once the owner was notified she addressed the issue immediately and we were able to enjoy our stay with functioning AC. If we ever find ourselves in the Austin area, we will definitely consider staying at this house again. Everything about it was wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR MULTI GENERATIONAL STAY!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home because our entire family was attending a wedding in Austin. This home was more than we expected, and everyone is still talking about how much fun we had with a huge part of that being because of the setting!! Highly recommend for large families. Everyone has their own space, and the location is amazing!! We were able to walk to food trucks, restaurants, and Barton Springs Pool. Would love, love, to do it all again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Huge space in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We used this house for a family gathering with 8 adults and 4 toddlers. It worked out wonderfully. The house is big enough that adults could be rowdy without waking napping kids. I live in Austin so I know the neighborhoods, and to have a rental this big this close to downtown is amazing. I would actually buy a house in this neighborhood if I could afford it. We could walk to Barton Springs restaurants or Alamo Drafthouse, and Zilker Park was just up the road. The owner happily worked with the crib rental company to have a portable crib delivered, and she also demonstrated openness to my feedback about mulching the area under the playscape in the fenced backyard. This house will be at the top of my list when I search for a place for our next family gathering.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Tim. I truly was grateful to hear about the need for mulching under the playscape. Since I don't live in the house anymore, there is so much that I can't notice so when you folks give me feedback, I'm happy to do it. We do want a soft landing for the little ones and the less mud dragged back into the house, the better! I'm so glad you had a good experience. Come back!
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Totally Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

I was in a bind to find a rental due to getting overbooked on a different rental. Colette was very quick to respond, and very sweet and nice on the phone. Good customer service goes a long way! I ended up renting and was so surprised at how nice this property actually was. Our whole party felt so relaxed and enjoyed our time here so much. Even better, the early birds who turned in before the rest did had no problem with the noise in the rest of the house. Such a "zen-ed in" property. The decor was gorgeous. We definetly recommend this house and will choose it again if the need arises.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
20 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Barton Springs Saloon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lyons, Barton Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
mopac (Hwy 1)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many
Car: not necessary

Baby grand piano in living room,

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Rates & Availability

Zilker House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$875
$5,400
$13,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

I prefer payment by check be

Traveler's pay the owner by check or mc/visa 30 and 60 days before their stay. There is a surcharge of 3% is guest decides to use the credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen futon in the garden room which is a community room off the downstairs master, especially good for keeping a child or 2 close to parents
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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