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Great Old House Judge's Hill area

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

4 BR, plus sleeping porch with 2 twins, 1 pull-out, inflatable mattresses, 3 Bth

Experience Austin with a very spacious house right in the heart of town. WALKING DISTANCE TO THE SXSW FESTIVAL!

104-year-old Craftsman home built around 1910. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and a sleeping porch, can easily sleep at least 7, unless you're willing to share, don't mind inflatable mattresses, or pallet on the floor, in which case, 12 could easily sleep here. Swimming pool, 1/4 wraparound porch that feels secluded. There is plenty of space for privacy even with multiple people in the house. The kitchen has new appliances and there is a washer and dryer on site. Internet access. We have bikes for riding around the town, if you wish.

Property Manager
Dyan Gilliam
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Dyan Gilliam chose Downtown

If Austin were a monopoly board game, this house would be on 'Boardwalk,' Walk to 6th street, the Capital building, The University of Texas(great house for UT football games), and a short drive to everything else even during traffic hours.

What makes this house unique

So many new homes out there are what you would call cookie cutter. Not this house. This house was built with pride and care and you will notice this when you stay here. The woodwork gives such a warmth and radiates great vibes. They don't build them like this anymore.' Multiple people will be able to find a private space. And, as I've said, it's located close to so many things.

Guestbook comments from the manager

These guys were wonderful. I wish I couldn't done more for them!
Mar 2017
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , has bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Sleeping proch - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs enclosed porch (funky area, my favorite.)
  • The porch is enclosed but the windows can be rolled out so that you can hear all the birds singing.
  • Books
  • DVR
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great Old House Judge's Hill area
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
Los Angeles

Beautiful home with SO much space!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 9 girlfriends for a college reunion and ACL Fest. The house is beautiful with plenty of space. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom were up to date. There were plenty of bathrooms, showers, towels, etc for everyone to get ready at the same time. All of the bedrooms are upstairs and very cozy. Also, we were fascinated that the house even had an elevator! My friends and I hung out in the living room and dining room and loved all the charming decor.

Dyan was a great host. She gave us a quick tour when we arrived and was available via text throughout the weekend when we had minor questions (e.g., looking for an iron).

I would highly recommend staying here. One thing to note is there a guest house / casita in the back which is occupied by another tenant. He was friendly and we only saw him once at the start of the weekend - but otherwise he stayed out of our way and we didn't see him. The location is very close to downtown. We walked to the Texas capitol and all the way to the river. It's only a $7 - 10 cab ride to most of the highlights we wanted to see - Congress St, Rainey St, Downtown Austin, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly perfect stay at lovely, huge home!

  • 5 of 5

7 members of our family (3 generations) stayed at this lovely, charming, fascinating home for my daughter's graduation. It was perfect! The home is huge, with plenty of space to spread out, and the yard is huge also. Beautiful pool and seating areas. Great front porch also. The location can't be beat for access to UT, 6th St, etc. We walked everywhere. Great bonus is driveway with parking for 2 cars. Wish we had known of this beautiful home all 4 years at UT. Thanks, Dyan, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was wonderful! If the beds hadn't been slept in, I'd hardly be able to tell that they were here! That's always a bonus. The respect exhibited by this family makes you wish you could've done more for them. I'd definitely rent to this group again!
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Great house is a great location!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a girls trip with 7 ladies. Dyan's house was PERFECT for our trip! The pictures don't do the space justice. There are 4 bedrooms (each with a double or king bed) and a sleeping porch with 2 twin beds and a futon. The space is great for 4 couples or a trip with friends! The location is also terrific, just a few blocks from downtown Austin but a quick Get Me ride to anywhere we wanted to go (Uber has been outlawed in Austin for the time being) . We didn't have a car and that was not a problem at all.

There is another tenant that rents a room connected to the back of the house, which we didn't know until we met him in the backyard, but he seemed nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brittany, thanks for your positive review! I do apologize for my nephew and the two little girls popping over. I forgot to tell them that the house was going to be occupied during this time. This usually doesn't happen. My bad! You guys, on the other hand, were very respectful guests, above and beyond my expectations. Dyan Dyan
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Bozeman, Montana

Incredible Home!

  • 5 of 5

My entire family (grandparents, kids, grandkids) just spent a wonderful Thanksgiving in this remarkable Austin home. It's right in the middle of town, close to everything, yet it sits on a quiet residential street. The bedrooms are all upstairs, making it convenient for putting the kids to bed while the adults stayed up a little later. Yes, the house is old, but doesn't show its age, except in the most positive ways: Bedrooms, living area, bathrooms and kitchen are all huge. Dyan was the perfect host. She made sure that we had everything we needed for our Thanksgiving feast!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic, Comfortable and Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The owner was wonderful and very accommodating. Home was impressively large and felt very comfortable. Backyard area with pool was excellent. I would absolutely recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and spacious. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The host was very friendly and accommodating.

The House was huge with more than enough space. I loved the back yard with the pool and hot tub.

The location was perfect downtown, right near UT campus and all the fun in the city.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
6th Street area bars, clubs and music venues.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Right in between Mopac and I35.
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary

Walking Distance to 6th street. Very Close to SXSW and ACL. Walking distance to UT football games. Great location that feels private and spacious. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. Grocery stores within 10 blocks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Pool heating for two day $150 + Tax
Cleaning for three days $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

The standard rate applies for all dates except during ACL, Formula One, and SXSW, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve.
The pool heating is optional. I can edit it out if you choose not to do this. It's really not necessary in the warm months.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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