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Amazing Zilker Location! Close to Barton Springs, Nice Area, SoLa Urban Shop!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private House 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, 2 Queens, 2 Twins, 1 Convertible Bed

The SoLa Lodge, downtown living, close to Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, Restaurants, Eclectic Shops and everything cool.

If you want to be near it all, this is the place.

SoLa or South Lamar is walking distance from the front door with wonderful cafes, shops, pubs, music and more.

Barton Springs only 1 mile away and easy access to the beautiful greenbelt.

An urban experience in a wonderful, upscale neighborhood.

Come stay in a wonderful 1930's remodeled home complete with tile and bamboo flooring, urban design furnishings and unusual lighting, so close to the downtown hub of Austin.

Walk out the door and enjoy coffee shops, numerous restaurants and cafes, a movie theatre with dinner (Alamo Drafthouse), eclectic clothing shops, pizza, Barton Springs, Dining, Zilker Park...all within moments from the front door.

Walk just 5 minutes and you have the world of completely cool Austin at your beck and call.

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Convertible Bed.

As you walk into this beautiful home, light brown bamboo and tile floors greet you with designer fans, concrete molded kitchen counters, new kitchen appliances as well as comfy urban designer furniture from Eurway and Urban Design.

The couch in the living area makes into a bed for a versatile additional sleeping area. The glass dining table is expandable if you have a large group.

To your left, the front bedroom greets you with twin beds and a shared bath, ceiling fan and big windows.

Go through the shared bathroom to the middle room with the unique comfy queen bed with a silver angular frame. A designer ceiling fan will keep you cool along with central Air Conditioning.

The kitchen is brand new with a gas stove, toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher and disposal.

The back master bedroom is very private with an additional bath just off the hallway. A designer ceiling fan, desk and bamboo floors make you feel at home away from home.

Staying at The SoLa Lodge will put you at the greatest location near S. Lamar and Oltorf area. Walk or drive to the hottest Austin happenings just moments away.

Great location for ACL / SXSW (special rates apply).

Registered with the City of Austin

License# 2013-002373 OL

Keywords: House, Zilker, Barton Springs, Downtown, South Lamar, Soco, shopping, restaurants, SoLa, Hiking, Biking, Chuys

More Details

Paprika Leaverton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Paprika Leaverton

Welcome to The SoLa Lodge, the hip, cool house close to everything.

The Sola Lodge is located in a great Location in the upscale Zilker Neighborhood close to SoLa or South Lamar Business District. Shopping, bars, cafes and more are just moments out the door, easy walking distance to so many wonderful places. Restaurant Row is about 1 mile and Barton Springs and Zilker Park is in the same neighborhood.

Inside the house, unique ceiling fans and beautiful bamboo floors await you. Walk to Shops, Food, Movies (Alamo Drafthouse) Music and more! Pubs and music walking distance.

The house is beautifully decorated..with 2 queen and 2 XL twin beds that are new, comfy and perfect for families or groups. The twins are great for adults too because they are extra long.

I love this house and location. And I hope you come and visit and see what I mean. I take great care of the house and have a high standard in cleanliness and maintenance.

With a fully furnished kitchen, concrete counters, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven and new dishes, pots and pans, you will find yourself ready to cook. Just bring food.

It's special for me to have a wonderfully furnished home that I can share with many people. So come on out, it would be great to have you here at the Kinney Ave. House.

Paprika Leaverton purchased this house in 2009

Why Paprika Leaverton chose Austin

The Austin area has the coolest zip code. That is 78704, and that is where this house is located. Zilker Park Neighborhood is gorgeous with large trees, great walking and safe. Beautiful, a bit urban and enticing.

The house is not only close to downtown and 6th street (2 miles), but close to the newest happening area of South Lamar or SoLa.

The house is equipped with the newest furnishings, bamboo floors, and urban modern design. Wifi and cable TV are also included.

Come enjoy the house, but even more, come visit unique Austin...because this house is right in the middle of everything cool and wonderful about Austin. Irie Bean Coffee House, Saxon Pub, Alamo Drafthouse Theatre, Zilker Park, 6th street and so much more within walking or close driving distance.

What makes this house unique

The SoLa Lodge has 3 bedrooms, with 2 queen beds, two twin Beds and convertible couch in the front room. Additional blow up mattress available. This allows for different kinds of groups to use the house to the fullest. The tile and bamboo floors, and no pets policy allows for a clean environment that is great for adults that want to visit and enjoy Austin.

This urban location is nestled in the 78704 neighborhood, while being on the edge of access to all that is happening in Austin.

Come enjoy the SoLa Lodge. It will give you an All Access pass to fun in Austin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is close to SoLa, a business district where you can walk to a great pub with burgers or a fancy italian place across S. Lamar. We went to Zilker park too, not far, rode bikes even in December! Nice place, clean, comfy. Beautiful neighborhood.
Dec 2016
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Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Bathroom also has a washer/dryer in the adjoining closet.
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Bathroom is for Master Bedroom and guests, full size tub too
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Middle Bedroom - 1 queen , Closet space and ceiling fan, bamboo floors
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Master Bedroom, Bathroom in Hallway
    Front Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can also be pushed together for a king size bed.
  • Two Queen Size Beds, Two Twin Beds, , We have a pack and play available for the traveling parents., Convertible couch/bed in living room converts into full size bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
it's in 78704, that should be enough :) But in case it isn't...this house is a perfect launch pad to see what Austin is truly all about. Some of our favorite restaurants, bars, and ice cream shops are less than a block away! The Black Sheep Lodge, El Mason Mexican, Barley Swine (as seen on TV!) and Lick ice creamery are just around the corner. Also, OPA wine bar, Olivias (awesome brunch!), and the famous Horseshoe Lounge. No landline phone available at house.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Amazing Zilker Location! Close to Barton Springs, Nice Area, SoLa Urban Shop!
average rating of 4.75 based on 46 reviews

Great location, very close to Barton Springs and downtown

  • 4 of 5

Great location in a central part of town. Perfect size for our girls trip getaway with 3 bedrooms. Two twins, a full and a queen. The house could use some updating and shower pressure was weak. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This house is the perfect location on South Lamar. There are so many fabulous restaurants and bars all within walking distance. The owner was very easy to reach and always responded quickly to any questions that I had.

My one complaint would be that the bed sheets need to be replaced. They were worn and did not feel clean. Other than that, we had a wonderful weekend staying in this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, close to downtown and events in Austin.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Austin and at the Sola Lodge

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Locale for South Austin

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this home for a Christmas vacation. We were looking for a place close to the city of Austin but not necessarily downtown. This fit the bill perfectly. We had 4 adults in the house and had plenty of room. There are 3 separate bedrooms (one of which has 2 twin beds) and 2 full bathrooms as described. The backyard with the grill was convenient for grilling out on the nights we decided to make our own meals. It's close to the food trailers (within reasonable distance) and downtown is also close. Parking is fine if you only have one car. Correspondence with the owner was great. We had some issues with trash/recycling removal, but it was resolved before we left. Others have complained about this property being near the railroad tracks, but we did not hear any train whistles while there. Be aware that some of the windows are screwed down and you are not able to open them. Overall, we would definitely stay here again when in Austin. It also is close to some night spots where we met friendly locals which added to the experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Location

  • 5 of 5

The So La Lodge names rings true. Unbelievable location- a stone's throw from all that Austin has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not too happy with this one

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I travel frequently to Austin as our daughter, her husband and our two adorable grandchildren reside there. We appreciate staying in various homes so that we can cook in and offer a homey feel to our grandchildren when we look after them should mom and dad want to get out. This time we actually hosted Thanksgiving dinner. Paprika is kind and the pictures of this place looked so cute but when we arrived late Wednesday evening, the eve of Thanksgiving, we were more then a little disappointed with this place. Shocking to see great reviews. The house was grimy, we opened the windows for fresh air and the sills were so dirty, they looked as though they had never, ever been cleaned. The scatter rugs throughout the place had been matted with dirt, again, never looking like they have been cleaned. The sofa looked cute in the living area but it was covered with a blanket as not to see the lengthy tear in the center. The only chair in the living room, terribly soiled. The bathrooms had nothing more then shower curtain liners held by cheap hooks which fell off every time the liner was slid open to enter. The pillows were so flat and old, I would have thrown them in the trash if they were mine. The worst part of all of this is when I complained to Paprika she actually accused me of being a person who attempts to scam to get a discount. She also claimed her furnishings were of high quality! It offended me to hear her say these untruths!Nothing could be further from the truth!!! We have a vacation rental on homeaway for many years, with stellar reviews and cannot imagine renting a home in the condition I found this one in. I never received a discount, only some additional pillows which in all honesty were not that much better.

She also offered to move us to one of her other homes but we soon learned it was an area of town that would have not been as safe or conveniently located for our needs so we declined. This home is very near to Lamar so there is some noise with road at times. The only positive thing I can say about this home is the beds were comfortable. Be warned if cleanliness matters.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do our best to keep all guests happy, but different people have different needs and likes. My urban modern, minimalist design in the Sola Lodge is very appreciated by most. And I do have a top notch cleaning staff. Possibly in the recent management shift, some things were overlooked, but now there are new pillows and we will make sure all is clean on the window sills. The shower curtain is high quality cloth and is water proof so 2 shower curtains are not needed. This is a great location and a sweet, clean bungalow near many great shops, pubs and cafes and is located in a very upscale neighborhood. Great place, comfy beds, convenient and safe location.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
MoPac or I-35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Irie Bean Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Austin Art Garage
Nearest Point of Interest
The Music Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaraunt Row on Barton Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Barton Springs Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Multiple Mexican Food Restaraunts along S. Lamar
Nearest Point of Interest
Kerby Lane Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Entertainment District, Downtown
Nearest Point of Interest
South Congress area aka SoCo
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Zilker Park is just a mile away and has everything outdoors that you could want! Beautiful, Clean, Chlorine Free Barton Springs is also in Zilker Park.

Swimming, the Zilker Train, Hiking, GreenBelt, kayaking and more!

SOLA or South Lamar is a business district with many shops and restaurants, just a stroll away. Easy to get to and so many choices.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

Would love you to stay with us! Please feel free to contact us regarding your rental needs.
Discounted rates for summer, especially monthly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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