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Lap of Luxury Central Austin Gem

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 3 Story House With Pool And Hot Tub

If you are looking to stay in one of the classiest homes in Central Austin, this is your best bet. This is a 4,000 square foot home with 3 stories and cool outdoor patios. It is stocked full of all of the luxury-style amenities you can dream of. The kitchen is decked out with top of the line appliances, the rooms boast tons of natural light and super comfy beds, and the house is beautiful and spacious. The basement apartment is a refuge from the main house and can be a nice space for some privacy. The backyard has a beautiful pool with an infinity hot tub attached to the pool so you can cool off and then get hot, cool off, get hot, repeat, etc. This amazing home is tucked away on a quiet street and has a sweet swanky modern look.

The house is located near the corner of Peach Tree and Bluebonnet in the heart of the 78704 district which is known as the coolest neighborhood in Austin. It's creative and serene, but just a quick walk or bike ride away from everything that Austin has to offer - Barton Springs, restaurant row on Barton Springs Blvd., the thriving South Lamar district and tons of great eats, cafes and boutiques. In about a 5 minute car ride, you can be right in the heart of downtown. It is a quick walk to Town Lake for biking and jogging, and we're right next door to several bus stops that can take you to wherever you want to go in other areas of Austin.

This is NOT a party house. We do not allow bachelor parties here. We are tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and we are not able to accommodate groups whose main intention is to have loud celebrations. We prefer family groups or groups of friends or colleagues who are coming to Austin and plan to enjoy our city responsibly and enjoy our house respectfully and calmly. Our limit is 10 people per stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Moya Khabele
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Moya Khabele

My name is Moya Khabele. I went to UT here in Austin and eventually ended up starting a school. I have been in Austin for over 20 years and I love the city. I have also traveled all over the world, traveling is quite a hobby for me. I have been to pretty much every continent and seen all of the most beautiful cities in the world. And yet, Austin is still my favorite! Austin has just the right mix of small town feel with urban sensibility. It's known as the oasis of Texas because it's full of creative folks, artists, amazing live music, festivals, and cultural events.

Moya Khabele purchased this house in 2008

Why Moya Khabele chose Austin

After living in Austin for 20 years and living in literally every Central Austin neighborhood inside and around the city, 78704 is by far the best area of Austin. I love it because it's calm and serene, full of creative and nice people, and yet just minutes to the city center. So you can get a break from the hustle and bustle, but at the same time be super close when you want to go get great food, check out live music, etc. This property is quite special for the area because it's a brand new remodel and has all of the amenities and high end finish out you could imagine. So you get to stay in one of the hip and laid back areas of Austin, but immerse yourself in the lap of luxury in this beautiful home. For us also we love the pool and hot tub. A pool is a must in the summer time in Austin and at night you can relax in the hot tub. Perfect!

What makes this house unique

This house also has a sweet basement apartment, which is almost unheard of in Texas. The basement is a great refuge from the rest of the house and gives folks a chance to have some privacy and peace and quiet. There's also a big screen TV, so the boys can head down there for football or the kids can head down for kid movie night while the adults stay upstairs. We also have a sweet patio overlooking the pool.


Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • We also have two very nice queen sized air mattresses in case the 6 bedrooms do not accommodate all of your guests and you need the extra sleeping space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Lap of Luxury Central Austin Gem
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful, spacious house near downtown

  • 5 of 5

My family had an awesome trip to Maya's Central Austin Gem.

The house was amazing, it had tons of space to lounge, hang out with (or escape) the group, and enjoy time by the pool. We loved the modern architecture and styling of the house, everything felt brand new. I also appreciated how hospitable Maya was, meeting me at the house when I arrived to show me around.

I'd definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to visit Austin (it's a 5-7 minute drive from downtown). Only thing to be weary of is the neighbors, who are anti-STRs and pretty sensitive to backyard noise in the evening (as is rigidly laid out in the rental agreement).

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location and property

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a really nice neighborhood. Each bedroom is very spacious and it's very open. We got to meet the owner Moya and she was so helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Austin is a really fun city and we got to go downtown on many occasions, it was about a 5-8 min Uber ride. Also in this neighborhood there are many fun places to go out to eat and drink. Would highly recommend this place for a large group of people looking to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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GEM is right!!!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying at this Modern Lap of Luxury home! It was perfect for our group of 12 women who were there to attend a convention/conference. Super close to downtown and all of the hot spots. Lots of room - bedding and bathrooms!! Everything you would need here - towels, shampoo, bedding - all great! Awesome pool and hot tub. Private and quiet for a wonderful retreat. Moya is great to deal with easy going, friendly, and accommodating. If you are willing to respect the quiet neighborhood this is an awesome find for a group!

Thanks, Moya!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place - Thoughtful Owner

  • 5 of 5

I have rented over 10 places through Homeaway, VRBO, Airbnb and Flipkey and I can absolutely say that Moya was one of the best owners I have dealt with. The place was great, clean and in a very convenient location. The pool and spa were excellent and had a user friendly remote control. There were a number of nice extras worth mentioning: lot of bath and pool towels, remote control for the garage, sunscreen for sitting out by the pool, extra fridge in the garage, plenty of paper products and staples like dish soap etc. Moya came over to go over everything as well as blow off the pool decking, bring extra toilet paper and even a bottle of wine from a nearby vineyard. She refunded our noise deposit the day after we left and it doesn't cost anything to do it through Paypal if you send money to a friend and don't use a credit card. Highly recommend this house and Moya.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house for an awesome price!

  • 5 of 5

I was so excited to actually see this house in person based on the reviews and pics I saw online. It definitely didn't disappoint! Beautiful inside with everything you could imagine. The pool was awesome! Bedrooms were clean and well stocked with beds and linens. The bathrooms were clean and the showers were great! The group I went with was amazed at how much room there was in this house and how many it could actually sleep. The basement (and all the bedrooms) weren't utilized because we didn't need it. Moya (the owner) was a pleasure to work with as well. I would highly recommend this house and would go back to Austin and stay here in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home, well located

  • 4 of 5

Moya's Zilker house comfortably slept our party of nine (although some of the mattresses are foam pads). The location is convenient to Barton springs and good restaurants downtown.

My only complaints -- I repeatedly contacted Moya a week prior to arrival by phone and email with no response to confirm our reservation. She finally got back in touch 3 days before our arrival -- and she sprung a hefty noise deposit on me. She wanted immediate payment via PayPal and said the money would be refunded at checkout (11am on Sunday) if none of the neighbors complained. Well, I had to text, email and contact her via Paypal in order to remind her to reimburse me. And then her payment to me was subject to a fee that I had to pay. This should have been made known upfront and would have been more easily handled via personal check mailed in advance and returned at checkout.

Otherwise, the house is nice if a little on the sparse side. For the price, I may have looked into a block of rooms at some of the cool new boutique hotels (like the bungalows at the Saint Cecilia, for example)

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Zilker House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $380 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Car: recommended

This house is a quick walk to Austin's famous Barton Springs pool in the Zilker neighborhood. We about 5 blocks away from all of the cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques of Barton Springs and about 10 blocks away great shopping, eating, and drinking of South Lamar. It is in the best neighborhood in all of Austin. Jump in your car and you'll be to downtown in about 5 minutes and take the city bus (bus stop just two blocks from our house) and you'll be downtown in about 10 minutes. Also, the house is just 3 blocks away from a city park with a basketball court, tennis courts, a walking trail and several cool play scapes for the kids. Just a few blocks away is an entrance to Austin's famous greenbelt where you can take nice hikes and jump in the water. The house is located in Austin's 78704 district, which is known as one of Austin's 'hippest' neighborhoods. It is filled with creative houses, nice people, and locally-owned businesses. If you're coming to Austin to get the real Austin experience, this neighborhood is your best bet. It's located in the heart of what makes Austin 'Austin'.


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