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Zilker Park Place--HUGE TOWNHOME- Fantastic Location--Comfy, Colorful, Peaceful

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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights


Barton Hills Townhome Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 and one half bath, sleeps 4 in a two story townhome.


-Close to all things Austin

-A comfortable happy place full of color and original art (photos by Owner and art by the resident artist next door)

-A quiet two story unit which is part of a fourplex

-Pet free space


-One Bedroom with a comfy King Sized famous Westin Hotel Mattress

-A pull out sleeper in the living room with a memory foam mattress topper

-A downstairs half bathroom which contains 'Pretty Boy' a Beta fish whose tank happens to be part of the toilet tank

- A fully loaded kitchen complete with anything and everything a cook might need

-Full size washer dryer with complimentary detergent

-Wifi/digital cable

Many amenities---please see below


-2 blocks from Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool

-Half a mile walk from Restaurant Row on Barton Springs Road

-A little over 2 miles to downtown and/or SoCo ($10 cab ride/$7 Uber ride to downtown or South Congress Area).

-Convenient to a multitude of grocery stores and almost all of Austin's major attractions.


Barton Creek Greenbelt:

One of Austin's premier mountain biking, hiking, trail running and rock climbing destinations. This 8 mile long, 809 acre greenbelt begins less than 1/4 a mile away from our front door. Beautiful and fun in any season. During wet weather the creek is a kayak, tubing and swimming destination with numerous small waterfalls and fun rapids.

Austin's Hike and Bike Trail:

Easy access to downtown. No cars on this waterfront trail, 1/2 block from our front door. Popular with bikers, walkers and joggers. Trees and wildflowers provide shade and beauty along this 10.3 mile trail which loops around the lake. Several pedestrian bridges cross into downtown with access points to live music venues, restaurants, shopping, museums, concert halls, the opera house and beyond. Don't miss the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest Urban Bat Colony in the world!

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World! Sixth street, Rainey Street and the Warehouse District is a 10 minute drive from Zilker Park Place.

City of Austin Operating License Number 0L2014015391

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About The Owner

This is me in my art car. I have been a professional intuitive since 1993 and have teaching intuition classes since 1995. Presently I hold dating workshops and relationship support groups throughout the year. Somehow over the years I have become a relationship expert and have yet to find a question that I can’t answer. I enjoy local theatre and the film festivals and have found a great outlet for my reviews at the austinpost. I live in the neighborhood less than a mile from the rental. I am known for having one of the most colorful houses in this very eclectic neighborhood. The yard has been featured on the local yard art tour. The art car pictured above is my fourth. It is “Carsmos” which is decorated with a sea theme, the solar system, the city of Austin, and the different regions of earth on the hood. I am the female in the photo and my life partner is the male, who is also an artist. We have travelled a bit (mostly the U.S. and Europe) and the photos throughout the rental are ours. Color makes me feel alive and the color in the rental and in our photography is a reflection of that passion. My motto is “if there is still twenty minutes, there is time to see a museum”. Having studied art history and gone on four art history tours of Europe, I have been fortunate to have seen some of the very best European Masters and some of the greatest museums in the world. I couldn’t be happier.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 1990

Why The Owner chose Austin

I purchased the Four-Plex because of the incredible location and the highly desirable neighborhood. Although it looks like it might be a busy street, it is quiet and peaceful. I enjoy the greenery and the old trees everywhere. It is hard to get much closer to the park or to the back entrance of our famous Barton Springs Pool. It is our natural treasure. The unit is in a residential neighborhood but only blocks away are some of the best Austin restaurants located on Barton Springs Rd. Everything is close. There is no need to start a hike on Lady Bird Lake’s Hike and Bike trail when just walking out the door will add less than a mile extra to the run…one way of course. I lived in one of the units in 1990. It was hard to leave but fortunately I didn’t have to go too far. The neighbors are great and if you say “hi” they will always greet you with a big smile. Not only that but I’m sure they won’t mind helping with directions. After all, it is the Austin way.

What makes this townhome unique

I have lived in Austin for over 35 years. I have great tourist advice. If you want to know the coolest things to do during your stay just ask. She can tell you how to reach me. Honestly, it would be hard to be in a better location, in a more comfortable environment, surrounded by the best that Austin has to offer. Have a cup of coffee, sit back, read, watch TV, or do nothing. Better yet enjoy the best of everything that Austin has to offer. It is just around the corner. You can drive, take the bus, or bike anywhere. After all my travels I still believe Austin is the best city on the planet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful apartment and so close to Zilker / Barton Springs. I went running on the trails every day. The 2-block proximity to nature and the lake really made this work trip feel almost like vacation. Also, the grill on the patio works just great! Thank you Lois!
Jan 2014
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based on 56 traveler reviews

Zilker Park Place--HUGE TOWNHOME- Fantastic Location--Comfy, Colorful, Peaceful
average rating of 4.964286 based on 60 reviews

Fun, funky, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this wonderfully funky spot. The bed was super comfortable and the whole place was very clean. Eclectic decorations and the fish in the toilet tank really set the vibe for our first trip to Austin and ACL. Perfect walkability to the venue through a very scenic park. Kitchen was nicely equipped for morning coffee and late night take out. Lois provides a lot of great info on the surrounding area and made it a point to come by to make sure we were enjoying our stay. I will definitely be staying here again the next time I'm in Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Denver, CO

Great location, clean; perfect for my wife, our two small kids and me.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay here. It was in a great location, it was clean, things were very turnkey and easy to use, and communication with the owner was good. I would recommend this location to any small family looking to get out and explore the greenbelt area of Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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fun, safe, and very austin, great location

  • 5 of 5

Just what is advertised!!! You will enjoy, there are many hidden comforts of home, little thing, but very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Spring, Texas

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with ZPP, which is where my husband and I stayed for our "baby moon:" It's a fun, unique, and spacious two-story condo that's walking distance from Barton Springs and conveniently located near tons of dining establishments. Clean freaks will especially love it because it's spotless! We'd without hesitation recommend ZPP as the perfect place to stay while enjoying your time in Austin.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very Clean and Austin-like

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean inside and cozy. It had everything that we needed and more. In a good location close to downtown and lots of outdoor activities and restaurants. The decor was true to the Austin theme-very artsy and funky. Was a great place to stay with a good price!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great stay, exactly as presented, loved a full kitchen and laundry, plenty of room to be comfortable, so much better than a hotel!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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This very large one bedroom vacation rental is located in the Zilker Park Area of Austin. It is in 78704 known for the Soco District, Barton Springs Pool, and an abundance of out door activities. The trail surrounding Lady Bird Lake is less than a mile from the rental and Barton Springs Pool couldn't be much closer. Downtown, 6th street, and the warehouse district are minutes away. We are close to almost anything and everything a tourist would want to do. Downtown is less than a $10.00 cab ride away. A bus stop and a convenience store are located around the corner.

Other Activities: Hiking, shopping, pubs, clubs


Rates & Availability

Barton Hills Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
F1 2016
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
SXSW 2017
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Weekly Rental - $800 per week
Monthly Rental - $2250 per month

**2 Night Minimum for non-event dates

$250 refundable security deposit upon arrival.

F1, X Games, and ACL are 4 night minimum stays..
SXSW interactive is 5 night minimum stay.
$10.00 per night after 2 people.

There are no taxes on 30 day stays or longer. Contact me directly to make a correction if you want to instant book!!!

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Barton Hills Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Aquarium toilet
  • Fun Colors and fish tank toilet in half bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , chaise lounge
  • King Size Bed in Bedroom. Queen size sleeper sofa. Very comfy oversize Chaise lounge which could easily sleep a child. Vanity with hairdryer. Book shelf with books and games.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large Capacity Washer/Dryer available. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable patio seating in rocking chairs.

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