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4500 Sq. Ft.above Zilker park. 7 bedrooms & 5 baths. Summer Special: $700/night!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

7 bedrooms, 5 Baths, sleeps 10, according to the City of Austin current maximum

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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More Details

Owner
Colette Zygmont
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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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Amenities

Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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4500 Sq. Ft.above Zilker park. 7 bedrooms & 5 baths. Summer Special: $700/night!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 41 reviews
5

Cute, clean home with lots of space and bedrooms!

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay! Colette was very responsive and easy to get in touch with throughout our stay. Beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you loved the house! And you kept it so clean, it didn't even look like you visited! You, definitely are 5 star guests! Come back any time! God bless. : )
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5

Loved this unique house

  • 5 of 5

Our little group loved this eclectic, charming house. Spacious, clean and well-stocked, this house was our "home away from home." Lifelong memories were made here. By the way, the location is awesome. We walked to Zilker park to enjoy Barton Springs and all the other hot spots near by. Thank you for allowing us to use your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you loved it. It truly is a special house. And walking to the Hike & Bike Trail and Barton Springs is one of the reasons I bought it. I'm so happy you got to enjoy some of the best parts of Austin. Welcome back any time!
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5

Amazingly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! Exceeded all our expectations. It was also very convenient to the places we explored - great value for the money!! The hostess is very gracious! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. It truly is a great house and I'm so glad you got to enjoy it. That is exactly what I say...'That it will exceed your expectations.' Take the best of care and come again since it's such a great bargain! : )
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5

LOVELY OPEN Concept ..

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house for our visit to Austin for meeting my sister and brother. Such a perfect place for visiting, cooking, relaxing or super close to everything that Austin has to offer. We would love to make this a yearly trip and stay in the house! Every room is stocked with anything you could possibly want. Very comfortable beds for everyone also. Kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and anything else you can possibly dream up . . Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are definitely welcomed back every year. The cleaners said you left the house in great shape. I'm so glad it worked out for you all. Let me know if you have any requests next time!
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5

Great house with plenty of beds and right next to Zilker Park

  • 5 of 5

15 min walk to Barton Hot Springs. Host was very responsive and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and so glad you liked the house. Are you kidding about the hot springs?? You know it's 68 degrees year round! More like a cold spring! Thanks for taking such good care of my house.
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, comfortable. Good proximity to restaurants and shops. Walking distance to Zilker Park! We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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