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Cute/private 1-bed 2 blocks to Zilker Park & Barton Springs, 2 miles to Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 576 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with King Tempurpedic bed + queen pull-out in living room, sleeps 4

Located on the edge of Barton Hills, just 2 blocks from Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, The Sweet is a perfect spot for a couple, or small family, coming to enjoy what Austin does best: get outdoors!

We provide the beach towels, (beach mats, noodles and/or camp chairs on request) now you just have to stroll down the hill and take the plunge into the clear spring fed waters of Barton Springs. At 68 degrees year round, it will certainly refresh you all the way to your core! If swimming isn't your thing, there is the Botanical Gardens, Nature Center, hike and bike trails, greenbelt trail, great lawn, frisbee golf, and the playground and kidee train for the little ones. And if you're not traveling with bikes, don't worry, we've got you covered. We've got several options for bike rentals right in the neighborhood!

Austin at it's best: Austin is also known for it's dining excellence. Within a short distance are several of Austin's more famous eateries. Chuy's Tex-Mex and Shady Grove and are all within a mile, and Austin's most famous sushi restaurant, UCHI, is just over a mile away. If espresso is your thing, look no further than Austin Java Co, about a mile away.

Recreation activities nearby are plentiful. During the summer there is live theater Thursday - Sunday nights at the Zilker Hillside Theater and there are also performances Wednesdays - Sundays most weeks at Zach Scott Theater just under a mile away. Live music is all over Austin and one of Austin's most storied venues, The Saxon Pub, is about a mile away! And then there is live music with a great dance flood and karaoke at the popular High Ball next door to the Alamo Drafthouse where you watch movies while being served food and beverages - all just over a mile!

Needless to say, if you know Austin I'm just preaching to the choir. But if you've never visited here then you are in for a real treat!

Come stay and play in the heart of probably won't want to leave :)

City of Austin License # 007840. We support responsible registration and licensing! We collect and pay out Hotel Tax.

More Details

Property Manager
Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds

Peach and Cynthia Reynolds - Own Kaleido Properties real estate company in the Zilker Park/Barton Hills area for almost 30 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 7 of their vacation rentals along with their son, Jay. Cynthia loves to cook the vegetables that Peach grows and taking long walks and bike rides!

Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds purchased this condo in 2004

Why Jay Reynolds or Cynthia Reynolds chose Zilker

Our family has lived and worked in the Zilker neighborhood for more than 30 years and we love sharing it with others!

What makes this condo unique

Walking to Zilker Park is the best perk of the neighborhood. We love spending time outdoors and especially cooling off in Barton Springs on the hot summer afternoons!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent two weeks in The Sweet and couldn't have been happier. The location was perfect -- easy to walk to the park, and even a convenience store and mailbox close by. The apartment was nicely decorated and very completely furnished, with every kitchen convenience imaginable. The Reynolds were most accommodating, even letting us come a day before our time, with only a few hours notice, when I messed up our travel schedule. They answered all our questions promptly. When our travels bring us back to Austin, we will certainly try to stay here again.
Mar 2014
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Zilker Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is through the bedroom and has hard tile floors and tub surround. The 2nd large closet is in the bathroom!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Pull-out couch in the living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cloud Luxe Tempurpedic mattress, full body standing mirror
  • Quality mattress, feather pillows, 2 large closets, large dresser, standing mirror, standing fan with remote, blinds and curtains for room darkening and iPod-dock stereo/alarm clock. The pull-out couch in the living room has a memory foam topper. We also have a floor mat available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Highchair, booster seat, pack n' play, gate, floor mat and bed side rails available upon request and subject to availability. We also have several other discounts available to our renters, including discounted bike rentals, dry-cleaning, massage (in-home), as well as a baby sitting service available should you want a night out without the kiddos.


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Cute/private 1-bed 2 blocks to Zilker Park & Barton Springs, 2 miles to Downtown
average rating of 4.736842 based on 58 reviews
Fort Worth, Texas

Cozy condo in the middle of the coolest area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to be close to the Umlauf Sculpture Museum as our cousin was getting married there. The location is awesome and was just half a mile from the venue. Across the way is a big park and the river which was cool. If you keep going a little further there are a lot of cool restaurants and shops to go to. The actual condo was clean, everything was working and they had a cute patio set up on the front porch. The bed was really comfortable and we slept well. The upstairs neighbors were a bit loud but that is to be expected with a multi-unit. Parking was scary with the steep hill but we made it! Overall, I am happy we booked here and would book again if and when we return to Austin.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Sweet was awesome! Very clean and close to everything. The owners communication was great and provided lots of recommendations for things to do around the city. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super comfortable furnishings (bed!), nicely appointed, organized / supplied kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with drive-up appeal but the privacy, quiet, trees and apartment all spoke for itself with simplicity and hospitality. Also important was feeling safe as I traveled alone.

Enjoyed wine and cheese in the porch in the evening.

(One thought - paint a mural on the retaining wall outside the kitchen area windows !). Thank you. I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, private, cozy condo.

  • 5 of 5

One of our best condo rentals ever. Really appreciated all of the good, thoughtful communication with the owners, including a driveway "ice alert!" Super cute and well-equipped. They have thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed The Sweet. Too bad about our steep driveway, but icy conditions don't come too often in Austin. Hope to see you again soon!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved being right next to Zilker and could walk to several restaurants on Barton Springs

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with The Sweet! I had everything that I needed to make me very comfortable. In addition, the location is great. Thank you for a terrific visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
MoPac (loop 1)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Welcome to The Heart of Austin! All of our properties are located within a block or two of Austin's crown jewel, Zilker Park! You honestly don't need a car if you're on the fence, just rent some bikes and you'll have easy access to 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 more awesome places that are less than a mile away. Come Enjoy :)

Golf: I (Jay Reynolds) am a ex-professional golfer and golf coach! So if you're interested in playing golf, taking golf lessons, or just going out to hit a few balls, we can certainly make that happen!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
NO DEPOSIT if you book directly through us!
***UNEXPECTED TRAVEL DELAYS - we cannot offer refunds due to last-minute weather or medical related travel delays. We recommend purchasing trip insurance if there are any concerns. If we are able to rebook we will certainly do our best to get you as much money back as possible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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