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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Oakmont Place: Stunning Home - Impeccable Neighborhood

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


Austin House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 3/2 between Zilker, Lake Austin, downtown & St David's. 2 parks nearby

We start your Austin story off with a large and lovely front porch, its two rocking chairs and glass patio dining set nestled under the added shade of a towering pecan tree that shades nearly the entirety of the lush green lawn. It's a perfect place to lie low, unwind, get some work done or greet your neighbors as they jog or walk past. And so you nestle down a while, taking in a deep breath of the fresh Austin air, before noticing your bags still sitting outside the front door. We realize now, it's time to go inside.

Once inside, a sitting room catches our attention immediately - almost an extension of our new friend, Front Porch. Sunlight seeps through the blinds from both the south and west windows, spilling onto a bookshelf that covers the north wall. On this shelf we find good reads and lovely games for me time and/or for the whole family to enjoy. But, before we repeat the mistake of getting too comfortable by testing out one of the antique sitting chairs, we mosey over across the hall, into a small branch of a hallway, where bedrooms 1 and 2 await.

Bedrooms 1 and 2 are both quaint and unique. We'll call them the 'Blue Room' and the 'Red Room'. Each comes equipped with at least one night stand, a bedside lamp and alarm clock. Each has a large dresser and closet. But Blue has two comfy twin beds freshly dressed in lush blue bedding, while Red has an inviting queen wrapped in a luxurious crimson and comfy pillows. Red also has an mp3 player. We like these rooms, but aren't ready to have you claim one just yet. There's a third...somewhere.

Your guest bath greets us just before we leave the hallway. It's a lovely shower/bath combo. As is standard with a VacationCake home, we know that we'll find a hair dryer, three sizes of towels, make-up wipes, soaps and essentials. A quick thumbs-up, and we're off to the next.

We enter the dining area, past large large oak dining table that can accommodate a feast for 6, and into the kitchen. Here, we find nearly everything you'll need. It's a fully stocked kitchen, for cooking, serving, eating and drinking. You find everything from a blender to locally roasted whole bean coffee, and even filtered water. Satisfied, we look over the bar top, where the kitchen opens up into the living room.

A large couch with comfortable seating for at least 6, opens into this entire home from your living room. It faces a large 52' flat screen HD TV. The living space continues on with cable, a dvd player, and a few movies to choose from. And, it ends with true high speed, fiber optic-powered internet (120 mbps download speed, what!?). Again, we're tempted to stay and see what's showing. But, there's still more home to be discovered.

Opening the door to your private backyard, you see a lush green lawn and plants to accompany you in your little oasis. With it's enclosed yard, this home is also the perfect place for your dog to run around and explore.

Finally, we find your master bedroom. It's everything we hoped it would be - large, colorful and designed for comfort. Like the other two bedrooms, we find a large dresser (though a little larger), nightstands, lamps, an alarm clock, mp3 player and even tissue. But, what makes this room a treasure could be its king bed, its 42' television, or its many windows that naturally light the softly-colored room.

But, wait. The true gem of this room awaits in a final chamber to our right, your master bathroom. On top of being fully stocked, like the other (and all VacationCake homes), we find a large king size bath and separate shower. There's also a separate room for the toilet - great idea. There are two sinks and a large mirror. And, deeper still, we enter the walk-in closet to find your washer and dryer.

At last, you put your things down, and claim the master bedroom. The others might be a wee jealous. But, this find was yours. We approve.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
VacationCake Rentals (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Why VacationCake Rentals chose Austin

Hyde Park is an even mix of city life with a quaint feel. With much of Austin's action happening within a 3 mile radius, you'll have quick access to the University of Texas, downtown, the Austin Convention Center, and many other Austin happenings. Conveniently situated between Red River and Guadalupe street (and a straight shot to I-35), you don't have to be a master navigator to drive around. And, if you don't feel like driving, you can simply step outside to catch the bus that stops within 30 feet of your front door. Also, with a few varieties of local restaurants and shops within a 5 minute walk, you don't have to venture far for a night out. Or, when you're not feeling like a tourist, you can also walk to Shipe Park or one of the nearby cafés, and simply lay low.

What makes this house unique

This home is also ideal for large groups, looking for 3 - 5 bedrooms - up to 11 people (though we are NOT a party house). You can bring your large group for weddings, seminars, SXSW, UT games/events, ACL, F1 and more.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Oakmont Place: Stunning Home - Impeccable Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely home in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days/4 nights at Oakmont Place with our 2 children, 2 and 4. We had a great stay and will be back! The house is comfortable, clean and fitted with everything you may need. We liked that it was within 10 minutes of downtown Austin, but not in downtown. The neighborhood was quiet and just what we needed. All of the rooms and bathrooms were comfortable. The kitchen had everything you need to make a meal or two. The kids had fun playing in the backyard and spotting the black neighbor kitty each morning. We were pleased to find the DVD collection with some favorites. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family and one other traveled to Austin for a little fun and some bike racing. The house was perfect for us. Great location and very clean. Would definitely rent this place again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

House is very nice and well kept. Locations is good. Everything mentioned in the webpage works well. Neighborhood is very safe. You will not be disappointed with this house. Property managers did a fine job making sure property is up to standards for our arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for in-town stays

  • 5 of 5

Home has been beautifully renovated and is in a really convenient location for in town, and specifically campus related activities. The neighborhood is quiet, but is minutes away from many restaurants, grocery options and most anything you might need. This is not for those seeking the SoCo vibe, but it's very much old school Austin, and was just perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Draught House Pub and Brewery
Nearest Ferry
4.6 Miles
Lonestar Riverboat
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hancock Golf Course (and a few more)
Nearest Train
4.6 Miles
Metro Rail Downtown Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Mopac (west) or I-35 (east)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kerbey Lane Cafe, Snow Pea, Brick Oven and more
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: recommended

If your wish is to be in a lovely quaint neighborhood that feels like home, and not in the typical parking lot setting on the 13th floor of some hotel where everything basically looks straight out of a Calvino short story, while at the same time not being cut off from the city you've come to explore, look no further.

Oakmont Place is in a choice neighborhood - smack dab in the middle of town, close enough to local attractions to be convenient. Your surrounding area is the perfect place to enjoy local food and drink as well as shop. There are three parks (and a pool) within walking distance. There's even a music shop, a salon, a pub and a car repair shop all within two miles. Oakmont is great for being in the city without feeling overwhelmed by buildings. Yet, it's no problem to get around. You can get to UT Campus in under 5 minutes or downtown in 7. Also, being one block from MoPac Blvd, you can even get to Zilker Park and Barton Springs in just 5 minutes!

We're proud of our public transportation here in Austin. The public bus system can actually get you most places in town in a relatively short amount of time. Those who choose not to drive will still have an easy time getting from place to place. Biking is also hugely popular in Austin, and you can be sure there will be biker accommodations on most roads.

From your house, you are:

3.5 miles from Downtown Austin

4.2 miles from Zilker Park and Barton Springs, rightfully Austin's most famous swimming hole.

and less than 3 miles from the drag on Guadalupe, a hotspot packed with shops, restaurants and a few bars.

Within walking distance (less than half a mile), you have:

Kerbey Lane Cafe - signature Austin breakfast, lunch and dinner - famous for their pancakes, queso and more. Best of all, 24/7!

Snow Pea - delicious Chinese cuisine and sushi - a must have.

Austin's Pizza - Pizza for pick up or delivery right down the road, or walk over and enjoy!

For delicious burgers, check out

Hill-Bert's Hamburgers - burgers, fries and shakes, right down the road. What more could you ask? Half a mile.

For a little more of a drive, Austin's nightlife is available to you just a few miles south in downtown Austin. So come check it out!


Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Slow Season
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
ACL 1st Weekend
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
ACL 2nd Weekend
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
F1 Race
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $162
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Booking same day? Let us know that you saw this note and receive 30% off of your booking. For same day bookings only. Must refer to offer prior to booking in order to apply. Offer not valid during ACL, F1 or SXSW.


ALL NOTICES OF CANCELLATION are necessarily taken as official cancellations. Whether verbal or in writing, there are no circumstantial or partial cancellations. After 4 hours of cancellation, you can only reclaim your reservation if it is not otherwise occupied (as defined herein below), if not within the 30 or 90 day limitations (defined herein below), and if your money has not been refunded. For same-day reservations, cancellation is considered effective immediately.

You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival date and receive a FULL 100% refund of your reservation deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days, you will be refunded 25% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance on the second monday prior to your arrival you are responsible for the full amount should you cancel. HOWEVER, if we are able to rebook the dates, all funds will be returned in full (less a processing fee), or on a prorated basis depending on the number of nights you booked that were able to re-book.

If you are booked during SXSW, ACL fest or F-1 races (also referred to herein as “Special Event” or “Special Events”), you must cancel prior to 90 days of your scheduled check-in date in order to receive a full refund. Within 90 days of your scheduled Special Event check-in date, you will be responsible for the entire reservation amount unless we are able to re-book the cancelled home for those dates, in which case you are entitled to a refund (processing and/or other fees may apply).

Manager'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:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Make-up pads, towels, tissue, soaps included
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath. Make-up pads, towels, tissue, soaps included
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a pillow mattresses and comes fully put together with beds made and and extra linens should you need them.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This house is beautifully furnished to VacationCake's standards. Every one of our houses has a fully furnished kitchen with everything you'd need to cook, extra linens and towels, and our unmatched customer service. We can't guarantee that nothing will ever go wrong, but we can guarantee that we will do our level best to handle any issue you may have in a very timely fashion.

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