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Speaks: english

Downtown Gem. Dogs welcome. Close to Palmer & Conv center, Whole Foods, Zilker P

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, living and living/dining area openly connected, with plenty of parking on property. 2 bicycles available.

Queen beds with memory foam mattresses. Large closets in each room. Large televisions in all bedrooms and in living room with cable and premium channels so you will not miss Game of Thrones . Gas stove and oven. Plates and silverware. Washroom with washing machine and gas dryer. Computer and printer with wifi (Google fiber 1gps)

Kitchen is equipped with coffee makers, toaster, microwave, blender, pot and pans. Kitchen table seats six.

Living area has full size couch, love seat, and one chair.

  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alan

My name is Alan and I am a true Austinite. Artist, photographer and of course a musician, (classical violin and guitar) I attended parochial school here in Austin, Then moved on to the School of my Grandfather,and Father. The University of Texas here in Austin Tx.

Alan purchased this house in 1950

Why Alan chose Austin

A family owned property from one of Austins first settling families.

You can't get any closer to the middle of it all. Any and all convention or music. Next to down town. Next to ACL fest. Next to Auditorium Shores. Next to Town Lake(Lady Bird Lake). Next to the Long Center, the Palmer Center, Zilker park, Congress Ave. That is all less than a mile away. Sixth ST, the Capitol, the Convention Center, the Warehouse district, Whole Foods (HQ and store) The list goes on and on, and all just one mile away.

What makes this house unique

The property backs up to the Green belt with hiking trails and a dry (sometimes wet) creek, . Less than a mile and walk-able to an abundance of restaurants all with outdoor patios and some with live music. The famous Saxon Pub is just a mile away with great live music every single night ( Always a good place to spot celebrities ). The world famous Continental Club also a mile away. But wait! There's more. The mother ship of over priced veggies, Whole Foods is only one mile away.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Downtown Gem. Dogs welcome. Close to Palmer & Conv center, Whole Foods, Zilker P
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to enjoy the weekend with my son! The place was clean, very comfortable and homey, and the location was wonderful. Alan was extremely helpful from beginning to end. Nice place to stay and we are looking forward to another trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Texmas in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This house is just as you see it in the photos: clean, cozy and comfortable. The neighborhood is great, just a few blocks North to the river and restaurants (try El Alma for great Mexican), just a few blocks East to 1st St and more restaurants then on to South Congress, a bustling street loaded with cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops, where we were able to finish our Christmas shopping. As we were staying in the area, we didn't even need a car - we took a taxi twice to go downtown and to the Capitol but that also would be walkable in about thirty minutes.

Alan was super nice and available both by email and telephone. He answered all of our questions before we rented and once in Austin responded to the couple of questions we had immediately. He recommended restaurants and music venues and there were lots of brochures and books on Austin and the surrounding area at the house.

Our only regret is that we didn't get to see the bats as they were already vacationing in Mexico!

We would definitely recommend Alan's property to visitors looking for a nice unpretentious place in a great location.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My company rented us this house for SXSW and it was perfect. So perfect that I booked it myself for ACL this year with my wife and our friends. Had a great experience both times. The home is clean and has everything for business and for a fun weekend. I highly recommend this home and Alan was a great host.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Stated here with my buddy while we visited Austin. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Place had cable tv with movie channels, Wifi and plenty of on site parking so all of our gear was off the street and watched by a neat video cameras with a monitor in the living room. Neighborhood was peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Fabulous home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, plus our little fluffy baby had the best time here. The home was so welcoming and the photos don't do this home justice. Large living area and the bedrooms have plenty of space as well as closet space. So close to downtown, with parks and restaurants just around the corner. We walked everywhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Cozy, Convenient, and Pleasant

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic and plenty of parking. The kitchen was well stocked with pans, utensils, cutlery, etc. The living room couches were very comfortable. The internet was fast, reliable, and so convenient to have PC with printer on the premises. The maps, tips on activities, and other information provided was helpful and convenient. Everything was clean and nearby restaurants were great.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Barton Springs Pool
"One mile away. A must for any fresh water swimmer and outdoors man/woman. "
Texas State Capitol
"I go every couple years because it's fun. And I was born and live here"
Zilker Park
"One mile away. Easy walk. A staple of Austin"
Whole Foods Market Lamar
"The mother ship and HQ of Whole Foods. You can dine there too. Easy walk 1 mile"
"Too much awesomeness"
Austin City Limits Music Festival
"Easy walk 1 mile"
Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail
"Just a hop skip down the street."
Continental Club
"Another staple of Austins live music sceen"
6th Street
"Our version on Bourbon Street"
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
"Easy walk. An awe inspiring spectacle "
South Congress Avenue
"One mile walk to dining and shopping, with a little music"
Home Slice Pizza
"Good Good Good. Prepare to wait in line"
"LONG line, but really good burgers"
Alamo Drafthouse Austin: Downtown
"See a movie and drink a beer and eat. Absolutely no cell phones. "
Guero's Taco Bar
"One of South Austins favorite restaurants, moved into an old feed store and its amazing "
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
"Love this Museum"
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
"This venue is state of the art "
Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe
"Just down the street and a favorite of all."
Austin Convention Center
"One mile away, Easy walk"
Jo's Coffee
"Good coffee, but the graffiti on the side of the building is a must for lovers to take a pic..."
Central Market
"H.E.B.s (grocery chain) version of Whole Foods. I like it, but not close"
Barton Creek Greenbelt West
"Just down the street. "
Elizabeth Street Cafe
"Easy walk. Good food $$$$"
Texas State Capitol
"I go every couple years because it's fun. And I was born and live here"
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
"Easy walk. Just down the road next to Zilker Park"
The Saxon Pub
"My fav bar in Austin. Live music every single night"
Odd Duck
"one of the top restaurants in the nation. 1 mile away"
"Be prepared to wait for the best sushi in Austin. 1 mile away. You will probably see a celeb..."
Chuy's Restaurant
"An Austin staple of tex-mex. On restaurant row, on Barton Springs. This is where the Bush tw..."
Shady Grove
"Restaurant Row. Easy walk. less than a mile "
Lady Bird Lake Trail
"Blocks from the house. wonderful walk next to our lake and downtown. less than a quarter mile"
Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Barton Springs Saloon
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Butler Pitch and Put
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
Austin Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
IH35 or Mopac Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
El Alma
Car: recommended

Bouldin Creek, located on the other side of the lake from downtown Austin. The historic nature of the neighborhood and eccentricity of its residents mean it will always be a little bit different. For those who doubt the 'weirdness' of South Austin, look no further.

Our home is on 3/4 of an acre surrounded by live oak trees, with two side wooded areas. The neighbors are a few lots over from the house, they will not be right next to you. The house is also up from the street.


Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial day weekend
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
ACL week 1
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%


All event bookings must be paid immediately upon reservation. NO REFUND on event bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath towels, bar soap, shampoo, hand towels, wash cloths, toilet paper, first aid, hair dryer, lady stuff all provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , room for twin bed, tv, walkin closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , tv large closet
  • Bedrooms all have large flat screen TVs, Hardwood floors, plenty of closet space, four drawer chests, night stand and lamps as well as ceiling fans with light. The larger bedroom has a window unit for extra cooling.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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