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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

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.


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.


Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Singles
  • 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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Downtown Gem. Dogs welcome. Close to Palmer & Conv center, Whole Foods, Zilker P
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Dirty, poor maintenence and security concerns

  • 2 of 5

Let's start with the good things. We liked the location. Close to restaurants, downtown and the greenway, but also quiet and neighborhood-like. The house is actually kind of charming if you can get past the cleanliness and maintenance issues. Beds were comfortable. Alan communicated proactively before our arrival and promptly processed our security deposit.

On the negative side, the pictures far over-state the condition of the home. It is an old house (which is normally great for us), but is suffering from lack of maintenance and poor cleaning. The bathtub was both dirty and had grout mold. The toilet and bathroom sink was not clean. Surfaces and floors were barely clean. The cute front porch was covered in leaves, debris, and a dirty towel. We had to totally clean the bathroom and porch upon arrival. Alan let us know that he is cleaning the place instead of using professional cleaners and that explained a lot. I recommended that he go back to a professional cleaning crew.

I was also concerned about security. The front door lock is an internal lock (not an exterior door lock) and it worked poorly. The side door (main door) did have a proper lock, but I speculate that the code was not updated between visitors.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to walk Austin!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at this house and it really met our needs. Two large bedrooms, nice open floor plan, Google Fiber for TV and WiFi, kitchen and bath with all the needs met. The neighborhood is great, almost always people out walking, running, and biking, and we had plenty of off-street parking. We walked to restaurants and food trucks on Barton Springs Road, SoCo, 1st Street, and also to the Statesman Bridge to watch the bats, plus across the river to the capital. We left our little dog at the house when she was tired of walking and she was really comfortable on Alan's couches. I enjoyed the Keurig for morning coffee. We had fun, look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - Can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Alan is very friendly and helpful. House is exactly as described. We loved it, very comfortable, superb location. Highly recommend it. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $50
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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