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Jessica & Paul

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Spectacular Modern Retreat Close to Downtown Austin

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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West Lake Hills Estate Rental Photos and Description

House 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 10

This fully-furnished spectacular modern retreat in the heart of Austin is only available for long-term monthly rentals.

This modern masterpiece by a well-known New York architect has been featured in magazines and nominated for architectural honors. The 5,500 square foot house features 5 large bedrooms with King or Queen beds and attached bathrooms with dramatic showers and/or tubs.

The large saltwater infinity pool is available year-round and ideal for swimming laps or family swimming. The house features multiple living areas, two media rooms, an office, and a full laundry room. Indoor and outdoor dining areas each seat 12 or more guests.

The house is extremely private and secure. The small street was recently secured by the secret service for a presidential visit.

The 5,500 square foot estate on 1.3 private wooded acres is located in the exclusive community of West Lake Hills in the center of Austin.

Your hosts will make sure that every stay is a wonderful experience!


- Just 5 miles to downtown, it's easy to get downtown in minutes without highways or traffic

- Major shopping and dining just 2 minutes away


- Enormous Master bedroom with California King bed and private deck attached to master bath with large soaking tub and walk-in shower

- Large 2nd Master bedroom with California King bed attached to bathroom with large walk-in shower

- Large 3rd bedroom with queen bed and attached bath with tub and shower

- Large 4th bedroom with queen bed and attached shared bathroom with tub and shower

- Large 5th bedroom with queen bed and attached shared bathroom with tub and shower


- Fully-equipped chef's kitchen with large 48' refrigerator and freezer, Viking gas cook top, two ovens, microwave, and two dishwashers

- Two media rooms with large TVs, Cable TV, and DVD

- Living room that seats 30-40 for special events

- Playroom stocked with kids toys, blocks, and Lego

- Two offices

- Two car Garage

- Covered outdoor dining area with ceiling fans

- Large salt water lap pool with infinity edge (not heated)

- Sun-deck

- Whole house music system: play your music from your iPod or iPhone anywhere in the house

- WIFI High Speed Internet Access

- Laundry room and supplies

- 2 adult bicycles and multiple kids bicycles for your use (let us know and we will prepare them)


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jessica & Paul (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Jessica & Paul

Jessica & Paul built this modern home in 2010 to create a design-focused resort-like escape in the heart of Austin. We personally make sure that every renter has a truly amazing stay. Contact us if you have any questions!

Jessica & Paul purchased this estate in 2010

Why Jessica & Paul chose West Lake Hills

It all started with an amazing piece of land -- a 1+ acre flat lot in the heart of Austin, TX. Working with prominent New York architects, we designed a comfortable modern house that is tranquil during the day and perfect for entertaining in the evenings. There is a big yard for kids to play and a infinity-edge salt water pool. We love eating outside most of the year on the covered patio or pool-side dining table. The house is amazingly peaceful and private -- even with large groups.

What makes this estate unique

While many people think of Texas as flat, the dramatic Texas Hill Country begins just West of downtown. We built our house in these first heavily wooded limestone hills, nearly 500 feet above downtown and only minutes from the center of the action. The hills and towering oak trees provide a dramatic natural backdrop for glass-filled modern house. We designed the house and pool around the trees and natural environment, making it a perfect place for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was wonderful! You have a beautiful home and the neighborhood was a retreat from the craziness of SXSW.

We especially enjoyed the music system and the living area. I got stuck among the bookshelves more than once, a nice collection. It was fun to see the deer that hang out in the cool trees (oak maybe). The concierge service you recommended was great as well, she did a nice job stocking our fridge so we didn't have to think about it. Thank you!
Mar 2014
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Spectacular Modern Retreat Close to Downtown Austin
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Fabulous West Lake Hill Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful home that felt like we were in an exotic destination while being close to the heart of Austin. 10 minutes from Lake Austin, Towne Lake, Downtown, but once we got settled we didn't want to leave. We had a family of 11, the older couple and young adult children, and we thoroughly enjoyed hanging in the fab pool, cooking meals together, walks in the neighborhood and quick jaunts out in Austin. Beautiful, unusual setting, excellent owner guidance!

Wonderful clean home equipped with all that you need in kitchen, by pool, and much more.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

I had family coming in to Austin for the first time and we could not have chose a better home. Paul and Jessica's home is jaw dropping. Honestly, I didn't want to leave! They have put so much thought into their home and have such a neat taste in their art pieces. The floor to ceiling glass windows and doors are amazing! The infiniti pool is to die for! I especially love all of the greenery around the home that truly made us feel we were living in paradise. The beds were sooooo comfortable. My guests still have not stopped raving about this property! Thank you Paul and Jessica for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! We hope to be back soon! :) :)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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great experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, beautiful home. We would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Beyond our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This house was beyond our expectations. We pulled up and just the look from outside was breathtaking. There were 7 of us and the house was more than spacious and immaculate. Everything the owners told us was to the tee. From the art work to the ambiance it rates a 10. A 10 minute drive from the city made it very convenient. As we drove down the mountain, the view was incredible. Each room had its own personality which made it all the more eye catching. Paul and his wife were more than available if we needed anything. They set us up with a concierge service that recommended a chef serviced for New Years Eve. Two chefs cooked 15 of us a Texas dinner that we wouldn't be able to get in a restaurant. As we ate the view overlooking the mountain and the infinity pool were just great. I wouldn't hesitate to go back there again. I would highly recommend it to all who are seeking a stay in Austin!

Thank you,

The Boulos family

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Wow! What a beautiful home!! Simply outstanding!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for the weekend of our daughters wedding in Austin in October. Everything - from the location ,to the design, to the artwork was just superb.

The privacy was only broken by a majestic 8-point buck who wandered the grounds in the early morning for his photo shoot!......and this only a short car or cab ride to Austin city center?

We can't thank the owners enough for sharing this wonderful asset with us and giving us all a weekend we will not forget.

Keith, Morag & family

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Mind Blowing Place

  • 5 of 5

I have two words for you MIND BLOWING. Not only is the house and decor amazing the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. I would highly recommend the place and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Car: recommended

The house is located in the exclusive village of West Lake Hills in the center of Austin. Just 5 miles from the center of downtown and requiring no highways to get downtown, the house is convenient to all of the cultural, retail, shopping, and nightlife destinations that Austin has to offer. Just 2 minutes from a variety of restaurants and shopping. Just 5 minutes from the Austin City Limits festival and 10 minutes from the heart of downtown. Located close to 360/71, the house is a quick 25 minutes drive to the Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 (F1, Formula One) race track.


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Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

Standard Check-in time is 2PM, Check out time is 12PM.

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West Lake Hills Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Attached to Bedroom 1. Spectacular Soaking Tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Bedrooms 4 & 5
    Pool Bath - toilet , shower , Near Pool. Large walk-in Shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Near Pool. Large walk-in Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Attached to Bedroom 2. Large Walk-in Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Attached Bath with Tub / Shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Attached Shared Bath with Tub / Shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Attached Bath with Soaking tub & Shower, Private Deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Attached Bath Large Walk-in Shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Attached Shared Bath with Tub / Shower
  • Additional sleeping possible in offices. Pack-n-Play Crib available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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