* Sleeps 8 * Barton Springs * Zilker * ACL * SXSW * F1* Grand Piano * Balcony*
Tom and Daris Hale
- english, german, spanish, italian, Swahili
About Tom and Daris Hale
Tom and Daris are artsy musicians that perform with the Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin, and Austin Lyric Opera. We have spent many years performing and living abroad in places such as Italy, Austria, Mexico, Germany, and most recently in Tanzania. We have two feral children that are relatively house broken and rarely bite. The kids have to attend ballet, opera, and symphony more than they would like and usually resort to hanging with the stage crew. Quite frequently we host foreign exchange students (high school and college) just because we enjoy sharing the best of American culture, like spray-on tans, and dog sweaters. Seriously, we love people and sharing Austin with them. We look forward to hosting you!
Tom and Daris Hale purchased this Townhome in 2012
Why Tom and Daris Hale chose Zilker
This property is amazing because it is very private and quiet, yet very close to Austin's finest attractions. You will be closer to ACL than people can park their cars! You can go jogging and then jump into Barton Springs. The greenbelt is great for hiking during the day and 6th Street is fab for evening pleasures. This is a great place if you want to have fun and then retreat to a peaceful accommodation. Then hopefully you will have time to enjoy some coffee from the fancy machine or watch a movie on the large flat screen TV.
What makes this Townhome unique
The views, the quiet wilderness even though you are in the city, the artsy neighborhood, the greenbelt, and of course, Barton Springs-wow! Zilker Park!
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Our stay was extremely comfortable and the house is close and convenient to everything. We had two families there, with both young kids and older kids. Everyone had more than enough personal space. The rooms were clean and Daris was more than on top of any questions that we did have.
The grown-ups especially loved hanging out in the dining room, while the kiddos lounged on the extremely comfy sofa, watching movies. The kitchen has more amenities than my home kitchen! And my boys have now requested that we invest in pink Himalayan sea salt :) We’ll look forward to staying here again soon!
Comfortable Austin condo!
This house felt very "Austin", super cute! The sun room was our favorite spot in the house. We also loved the open concept which brought everyone together. They also have an impressive CD collection! The walk to Barton Springs is a little longer than one would expect, especially in the heat. However, it was still really close and definitely doable. The owners were very nice! They contacted us about an hour after checkin to make sure we made it ok and to see if we needed anything. They also texted us prior to checkout to make sure we had a good time and thank us for staying. I love Texas hospitality! We would love to stay there again.
Loved our stay near Zilker!
Our family had an amazing stay in this beautiful home. The location was excellent and we were able to take advantage of Barton Springs, Town Lake and great restaurants within a short distance. There is even a hiking trail into Zilker Park just a couple of blocks from the property. I loved having a piano available and my kids loved all of movies and board games. My favorite room was the sunroom with a dining table that seated 10 and was surrounded by trees. I would definitely recommend this home to have a true Austin experience. The hosts were extremely welcoming and accommodating and quickly answered any questions I had. I would love to stay here again!
The description given for this townhouse is spot on with some nice extras not mentioned. It is clean ,quiet, nicely decorated, comfortable and has a very well supplied kitchen .
Daris and Tom are EXTREMELY accommodating and even supplied baby gates for our 15 month old grandson. I highly recommend this rental!
Very easy process for check in/out. Close to everything we did! We didn’t cook meals in the condo but you would have everything if you wanted to. Had more than most I have stayed in. They had plenty of towels and beach towel which was great. It is in a wooded area and the house could use a deep clean inside and out. The porch areas just felt a bit dirty (which being in the trees I can understand a little). The interior could use some updating but for the price it did the job for us! If you have a party of all adults be aware a couple of the beds are bunk beds and not super solid. One didn’t even have a ladder up so not sure how an adult would use it. The upstairs bed was comfortable so if you have a crew of kids I am sure it would be fine! The Lr was big enough for us all to hang out for coffee. We all agreed we wished the sunroom was used as a living room. It was the best room and we didn’t even use it because we didn’t eat there. Over all a great trip so beyond my cleaning standards being high I can’t complain. If you are picky or want an updated place this one wouldn’t be for you but if you need space for a group on a budget I would check it out.
Spacious and comfortable. Great location!
Austin is the Live Music Capitol of the World. Austin City Limits Festival--you will be closer than most people can park!
South by Southwest, Formula One! Zilker Park and Botanical Gardens, Barton Springs, and 6th Street. Blues on the Green and Unplugged at the Grove are both free and both walking distance! Austin has everything!
If you stay here, you are close enough to walk, but still far enough a way that you can get a peaceful night's sleep!