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Fully Licensed by the City of Austin. License number
OL 2012 102519
Located in the heart of the popular 78704 district of Austin in the Bouldin neighborhood. If you want to see Austin this is where you want to be. Near to all of what Austin has to offer whether it be Barton Springs, The Long Center of Performing Arts, Lady Bird Lake, Zachary Scott Theater, Austins Hike and bike trails or the sights and sounds of downtown you will be between 0.5 to 1.5 miles of all of these venues. South First street is rapidly becoming the new place to go for great new food trailers!
Hill House sits on a corner hill top lot in a quiet eclectic South Austin neighborhood with a newly updated kid and dog friendly pocket park across the street.
You will have all the comforts of home with a covered car port, two outside eating areas with private court yard and additional seperate large fenced yard for family and pets. This home was completely renovated in the fall of 2010 with all new kitchen and remodeled bath. Floors are original hardwoods with tiled kitchen and bath. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room. LCD, HDTV and an ipod docking/speaker system. Furnishings are well appointed with new beds, linens and comfy pillows. Fresh whole bean coffee provided for your pleasure.
Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow zilker park, ACL, SXSW,F1, Barton Springs, South First, SoCo, South Congress, swimming pools, charming, quaint, private, oak trees, fenced, shaded, porch, updated, modern furnishings, accepts cats, crib, child friendly, family friendly, kid friendly, high chair, patio, garden, yard, first floor, washer/dryer, all bills paid, Central, south, central Heat, central A/C, near downtown, walking distance
This property is owned and operated by Carole and Kerry Price. Carole has taught Macrobiotic cooking for nearly 30 years. Carole is a long time supporter and volunteer at Christopher House Hospice. Kerry while not working at his job in the corrugated box business spends his free time restoring 1946 Chris Craft wooden motor boat. Both Carole and Kerry practice yoga and enjoy traveling, movies and reading.
Carole and Kerry Price purchased this house in 2000
We purchased this property because it is in a great Austin neighborhood and in the heart of town. Originally purchased as a leased rental property we decided to convert the property to a Vacation Rental property in 2010.
Our property puts you in easy reach of everything good about South Austin. Go for a run on Lake Lady Bird, have a great cup of coffee at a myriad of places, visit a uniquely Austin trailer park eatery, shop eclectic South Congress Ave and dance the night away at many local music venues.
Great property, great communication with Carole. House is super clean, kitchen had a great layout and was well supplied. Carole has provided a lot of information on Austin - we know the city but great info those who don't. Loved the washer/dryer combo - made my life easy! Backyard was just great for my dog - two spaces, one small for quick outside trips, one large to run off the energy! If you know Austin, you know this is an unbeatable location. Easy walk to 1st street and the food trucks. Very short drive to SOCO and Zilker area. The weather was super hot (100 degrees) but the house has abundant ceiling fans and cold a/c! Thanks Carole - I will rent again.
Hill House is a great place! The home was just the right size and clean. I loved having the fenced in yard for my little dog. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The location is perfect. I was able to walk to the food trucks on 1st and it is only a 10 minute walk to Congress, plus I felt very safe. I also walked to Zilker Park, although about 30 minutes it was pleasant and easy. There is great music at El Mercado, 2 blocks away as well as the Continental Club on South Congress. I even rode the bus to downtown. It costs $2.50 for a 24 pass and you can catch the #10 on 1st. The driveway is steep!! But if you go slow it is no problem. Carole and Kerry were awesome, quickly responded to questions and close by if you need help with anything. I hope to be back!! I totally recommend Hill House. Thanks Carole and Kerry!
We really enjoyed our stay at Hill House. Very well and thoughtfully furnished with all the comforts of home down to fresh coffee beans! Really enjoyed the view from the front deck on the hill, the slower pace of south Austin, being close to many fun eateries, and especially breakfast tacos from Torchy's.
I stayed at Hill House with my 10-month old daughter. Our accommodations and location could not have been more perfect!! Carole was very quick to respond to all of my questions before arrival and provided all the baby gear we needed (pack n play, highchair, and stroller) for a successful and stress free trip. The house is walking distance to so many great places to eat and shops! We had everything we needed, and didn't want to leave! We will be back for sure.
My daughter and I decided to stay at Hill House from my cousin's recommendation. He stayed at Hill House last winter, so this year we gave it a try. GREAT IDEA! Hill House is within walking distance of coffee shops, restaurants, food trucks and parks. This is a very safe neighborhood. The house came fully furnished with comfortable bedding, couches, indoor and out door furnishings. The cozy backyard is very private and a great way to relax and barbecue with friends or family. Dog friendly.
Carole provided many reference books and flyers to help you learn about Austin better. The walk to downtown Austin is quite doable and there is miles of great shopping, sight seeing, restaurants and cozy Hotels to lounge at. Check out the courtyard at Hotel San Jose.
Mostly, Carole is a most delightful hostess and she is always willing to answer questions or share her expertise on Austin or the neighborhood. She made the booking of Hill House most accommodating. She is a telephone call away at all times.
I give Hill House was just the getaway we had hoped for. It is a safe neighborhood where you get the best of Austin neighborhood and city living. So now, I pass the recommendation on to you. Hill House is a five star getaway! Peggy G.
The location was great-close to great restaurants and things to do. Also a great place for dogs. The owner is very accommodating to whatever you may need. Only downside were the beds. They were a little small and uncomfortable. Regardless I would stay at this house again.
My husband, tiny dog and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hill House. The house was clean and tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings, modern appliances, and plenty of space. The yard was more than adequate for a dog 'relief area' early in the morning and late at night outside 'walking hours'. Great little park across the street too which made dog walks very pleasant. Easy walk to food trucks and a number of restaurants on First. Our favorites within walking distance- Torchy's Tacos and Gourdough's Donuts (Fat Elvis was OMG! delicious) food trucks and Polvos Restaurant. A short drive south on First to Taqueria Arandas yielded a fabulous casual meal as well.
Other attractions: Zilker Park has a WONDERFUL off leash area for well behaved dogs. It's 25 acres but not fenced, so a good recall is needed. (10 minute drive away) Franklin BBQ - Worth the 3 hour wait. In fact, the wait is part of the adventure. 6th Street - Bars and music galore. Most start relatively late, but we found great music on a Thursday night at 7:30 pm. so even early birds can find entertainment.
The house is conveniently located as well -- short drive to downtown or to any of the highways. A left turn to go north onto First from Gibson proved VERY difficult at many times of the day, so if heading north I recommend taking Bouldin to Barton Springs to First instead where a traffic signal helps with the left turn. Saved us some frustration once we figured out that routing, and let us stay in the relaxed ATX mode.
Carole communicated well with me before and during our stay - She's a pleasure to deal with. We'd love to stay there again if we return to Austin in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.
Walk to ACL, Butler Water Park, Barton Springs Pool 1.5 miles away.
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2 night minimum stay
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