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5-star, fully licensed, Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath 3900 square foot home in Central Austin

This home is a gem in Central Austin and is walking distance to Zilker Park (where ACL Festival is located), 6th Street, the Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, the University of Texas, and hike and bike trails. With its high ceilings, top end appliances, gorgeous slate flooring and original hardwoods, 3 fireplaces, granite counter tops, circle drive (for ample parking), and a backyard oasis including jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen, deck, and water feature.

This completely renovated two story home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Two master bedroom suites (one with king bed and the second, with both a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa), two additional bedrooms, one with two twin beds, and a third with bunk beds (with full size mattress on bottom and twin on top).

Two bedrooms have their own connected bathrooms. The downstairs master bath has both a shower and a jacuzzi tub. The upstairs master bath has a marble shower.

The downstairs master has a brand new plasma television and a fireplace.

The home includes a full kitchen (with stainless steel appliances), granite countertops, dishwasher, oven, stove, blender, coffee maker, toaster, sub zero refrigerator, and microwave.

The living room has two-story ceilings, brand new plasma television, bar area and grand fireplace. There is also full dining room and a utility room with a washer and dryer.

There is a fabulous zero-scaped backyard with deck, outdoor kitchen, jacuzzi and water feature.

The home is walking distance to ACL Festival, Formula 1 transportation, five-star restaurants, grocery, shops, 6th Street bars, downtown, the University of Texas, Zilker park, Lady Bird Lake, the Barton Creek Greenbelt, hike and bike trails, and more.

To enhance your stay, we have partnered with KEY, a five-star concierge service on-demand. KEY can book transportation, stock the fridge and bar prior to your arrival, deliver breakfast tacos + bloody marys, wait in line for Franklin BBQ, make restaurant reservations, coordinate chefs, masseuse, boat rentals…and the list goes on. From wheels down to wheels up, they handle the details so you don’t have to.

www.key.co | austin@key.co | 512.640.4888

License # OL 2014 066032

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Prather (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Laura Prather

I've lived in Austin, Texas since 1984 when I started school at the University of Texas -- go horns! I love Austin and all the fun things there are to do here. The city is so vibrant! I lived in this house for 18 years and only moved a few miles away because of a growing family. Hands down -- this is the best location in town because of its close proximity to everything there is to do and the fact that you experience no traffic!

Laura Prather purchased this house in 1995

Why Laura Prather chose Austin

This home is a unique pocket of Austin called 'Clarksville' and it's a fabulous pedestrian area where, within 3 blocks, you can walk to the local grocery (Fresh Plus), Italian bistro (Cipollina), coffee house (Cafe Medici), drug store with original soda fountain (Nau's Drugs), church (St. Luke's), 9th street park, local watering hole (the Tavern), and more.

I bought this property because I wanted to be able to walk to work downtown, the University of Texas, and the State Capitol. I also wanted to be able to have fabulous restaurants and night spots near my home. Some of the best dining in Austin, including Sandra Bullock's, Bess Bistro, southwestern cuisine favorite, Z Tejas, and hidden jewel, Cafe Josie, are all walking distance. The art galleries along West 6th Street and the bars, including the Johnny Cash tribute, the Mean Eyed Cat, are all walking distance.

The outside of the property is very unassuming, and then, when you walk inside, you see a fabulous remodel with warmth and all modern amenities. This is one of the larger homes in the area and one of the few that has ample parking and a spacious backyard.

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to ACL Festival, downtown, 6th Street, Zilker Park, the University of Texas, the State Capitol, and the heart of the music scene in Austin.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
5-star, fully licensed, Spacious Central Austin 4 BR/3.5 Dream Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Great House! Ideal Location! Exceptional Service!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my sister's bachelorette weekend and it was the perfect place for us! The house is in a great location very close to everything happening in Austin. Nothing was more than a 10 minute drive to everything we did in town.

The house was more than enough space for us and everything was very well kept. Lots of open living space to hang out as a group and the backyard with the hot tub was a huge bonus.

Laura was incredibly accommodating and responsive throughout the entire process, from initial booking to checkout. She responded to our requests promptly and arranged for early check in and late check out for us.

We had a great stay and highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Austin!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very gracious and hospitable! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to rent a home in Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house and Laura was a very accommodating host. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Great property, tons of space for entertaining

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a bachelor party and could not have found a better location or space. Just a quick cab/uber ride to 6th Street and Rainey (walkable if nice out). Main floor is excellent for entertaining and the back yard is large and private. Laura was great to work with and the entire process was easy to book and get access.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad y'all enjoyed your stay. Best of luck with the wedding and congratulations!
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Lewisville, TX
5

AMAZING PROPERTY & A GREAT STAY!!

  • 5 of 5

Laura and her husband were AMAZING hosts for our group stay over ACL weekend. They were highly accommodating to our needs and requests and very responsive on communication...Oh and let me tell you this home is just gorgeous! Very spacious, great rooms, plenty of bathrooms and amenities. Overall just a fabulous stay and the location is so close to everything in Austin. Thank you so much for making our weekend so great Laura!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
5

Beautiful spacious home with great owners

  • 5 of 5

The property and property manager were overall great. The house had open/tall ceilings and was well air conditioned and clean. There were 9 of us total, and we all slept comfortably in beds. The back area was also a nice touch for grilling and sitting in the hot tub. It's also walking distance to a food mart. Overall, I loved it and would stay there again in there future.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin-Bergstram Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
6th Street Bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mopac (Loop 1)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cipollina
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Galveston
Car: not necessary

Unbeatable location and size in the heart of Austin! This spacious oasis in Central Austin is walking distance to downtown and the State Capitol, the Governor's Mansion and the University of Texas (home to the Harry Ransom Center, the Blanton Art Museum and the UT Tower). For those interested in the great outdoors, there is fabulous swimming in the icy cold waters of Barton Springs (68 degrees year round) or local hang out, Deep Eddy pool. Austin offers beautiful hiking and mountain biking along the Barton Creek Greenbelt also walking distance from the house. in addition, if you are a jogger or want to go for a leisurely bike ride or walk, Lady Bird Lake has trails ranging from 3-12 miles long -- this too is walking distance from the property. If you are attending the ACL Festival in Zilker Park, it is within walking distance. For Formula One fans, all transportation leaves from downtown walking distance from the home. Walk to one of the best bar scenes in Texas (6th Street) and to many of Austin's best restaurants. Lions Municipal Golf course is less than a mile away. Outlet mall shopping is less than 30 minutes away at the Prime Outlet mall in San Marcos.

While you are in Austin, be sure to go see live music at the Austin City Limits Moody Theater downtown, catch a show at the nostalgic Paramount Theater downtown, eat at the 5 star restaurant, Hudson's on the Bend (specializing in wild game), take a boat ride on Lake Travis, visit the Hulahut on Lake Austin for margaritas and polynesian cuisine, have fantastic Tex Mex at Maudie's, catch a UT football, basketball or baseball game, go see the Gutenberg Bible at the Harry Ransom Center and the powerful collections at the LBJ Library and Museum, go shopping at the fun boutiques along South Congress and pick up one of the best pizzas you'll ever eat at Home Slice Pizza or stop in at one of the gourmet food trailers, including 'Hey Cupcake,' take a tour of the State Capitol, the UT tower, and the Governor's Mansion, enjoy some of the best golfing in Texas at Barton Creek Country Club, go for a day of pampering at the Lake Austin Spa, or head down I-35 for 30 miles and shop at one of the largest outlet malls in the nation.

Don't forget to see the bats that come out under the Congress Avenue bridge at sunset!

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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL Fest
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$6,500
 
 
July 4th
Jul 3 - Jul 7
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$950
From
$1,250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

There is a $250 cleaning fee and 15% tax. Must either pay security deposit of $1500 or purchase insurance through HomeAway for $49.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3885 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , jacuzzi tub
    Downstairs half bath - toilet
    Upstairs master/playroom - toilet , shower , marble shower
    Shared bath for twin bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 1/2 bathrooms -- 1 1/2 downstairs and 2 upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs master - 1 king , fireplace in bedroom
    First twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds
    Second twin bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk beds w/ double size mattress on bottom and twin on top
    Upstairs master/playroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The downstairs master has a gas fireplace, brand new plasma television and an attached bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower. It also has two dressers and a walk in closet. The upstairs master is extremely spacious and has both a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa, television and attached bathroom with marble shower. It can also be utilized as a playroom. It has three closets, a built in dresser, and lots of storage. The first twin bedroom has two twin beds is airy and light with a shared full bath and a study nook with a window seat immediately next to it. Great for kids. The second twin bedroom has bunkbeds with a double mattress on the bottom and a twin mattress on the top. This bedroom has a shared full bath and a study nook with a window seat immediately next to it. Great for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Parking on circular drive, wireless internet and cable television are included. To enhance your stay, we have partnered with KEY, a five-star concierge service on-demand. KEY can book transportation, stock the fridge and bar prior to your arrival, deliver breakfast tacos + bloody marys, wait in line for Franklin BBQ, make restaurant reservations, coordinate chefs, masseuse, boat rentals…and the list goes on. From wheels down to wheels up, they handle the details so you don’t have to. www.key.co | austin@key.co | 512.640.4888

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