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Walk to everything- Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Savor all of Downtown Austin while staying in a 2700 Sq ft Historic Home. Over 50 restaurants and bars withing walking distance. 10 min walking distance to the Convention Center, 5 min walk to 6th st, 10 min walk to Rainey street. Location available for temporary office and or overnight rental. Our calendar is always updated for openings. Our rates are in the Rates section of the listing. If you have any questions, please contact us. thanks

Beautiful Victorian built in early 1900s, with original hardwood floors, windows, and so much more. Unique to this house is the basement level which features more modern architecture with concrete floors, and bank of large windows to enjoy the back yard. House features 3 large bedrooms, with 3 living areas, full kitchen with appliances and 2 scenic decks. Backyard is landscaped and provides privacy. Most of all, location is walk away from downtown, restaurants, bars and shopping.

Keywords: Amazing Victorian home in the heart of downtown. Walking distance to 6th St., minutes to UT and all sporting facilities, Convention Center, easy access to all areas via I35.

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sharon wang
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About sharon wang

This house is very sentimental for us, as we took a year and a half to restore this former abandoned house back to the architectual integrity that was the Victorian era. Each phase of the renovation made us fall more and more in love with this house and what it represented. We are very please to share this property with others so that they may also experience what we know... this is a very special house.

sharon wang purchased this house in 1991

Why sharon wang chose Austin

Austin is such a dynamic, energetic and fun city, being downtown is where its at. The vibe one gets from being on the Eastside is truly unique. There is so much to do just within walking distance or a short drive. UT games, SXSW, Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, 6th street, Congress Avenue, Town Lake, and so much more.

What makes this house unique

The Texas State Cemetery is just a stone's throw away. This is not a traditional cemetary in any way. It is more a park with a pond, rolling hills and lush landscaping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sharon's home is beautiful and wonderfully located. Coffee on the back porch and the beautiful Victorian architectural details were highlights. Check-in and out was easy, and Sharon offered great recommendations on yummy places to eat in the area. Pictures shown are exactly what the house looks like and more. Next time I'm in Austin, I don't want to stay anywhere else.
Apr 2014
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Central East Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , 1900 claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleep 2
    Convertible bed(s) - Pottery Barn pull out full bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , separate room for air mattress or full bed.
  • King size beds (1) Californa King , Queen size Beds (1) serta memory foam mattress is one of the beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) pottery barn fold out sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This 2700sf house is close to all the action... live music, museums, hip east 6th, lots of great restaurants, walking distance to the Convention Center, less than 2 mins to the State Capitol, less than 2 mins to UT Football Stadium, and Congress Street Bridge Bats, walk to Hike and Bike Trail/park,and Lady Bird Lake, located in the heart downtown, less than a mile to Austin's newest hippest bars and restaurants, less than 2 miles to Frank Erwin Center, East Austin Art Studio Tour, Austin Film Festival, 6.8 miles from airport, 5 mins to Palmer Event Center/ The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 5 blocks World Famous 6th Street.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Walk to everything- Downtown
average rating of 4.821429 based on 30 reviews

Great location, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great stay in Casa Olivia. The house is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable for our large party of seven. We found that it was in a great location -- quiet, but within walking distance of pretty much anyplace we wanted to go. Sharon was very helpful and accommodating. Overall, it was a wonderful stay. I really recommend this house for your Austin visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house! Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Nice large home, with lovely private backyard. Very walkable neighborhood. We would rent again if back in Austin!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park city, UT

Nice home , very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room, has everything. Located downtown, easy walk to everything and convenient. Host very nice and took good care of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park city, UT

Awesome house and location. Lots of space and a great Victorian

  • 5 of 5

We came down for business and stayed over to tour Austin. Great city and the house was perfect for us. We could spread out in the house and do our work as well as space for privacy. Full kitchen and lots of living spaces. Love the location. Lots of restaurants around the house and bars. East side is really cool. There are local artist and so much things to do. We were close to convention center and easy to get there.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, CA

Had great time in Austin and this house

  • 4 of 5

We planned a girls trip for a long time and wants to come to Austin. Being downtown was important to us so this location was perfect. The house is beautiful with complete furniture and kitchen stuff. Lots of towels, shampoo, and other things you normally get in a hotel. We could walk to take a short ride to any of the awesome restaurant or bars. Its a vibrant location with a great vibe.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Great house, everything as pictured

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit in Austin, loved the house and location. Tons of restaurants just within walking distance. You can walk downtown and to Rainey street if you like. We rented bikes just down the street from the house and rode to the lake. We had enough room in the house to spread out. There is a huge back yard for added space. No issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Central East Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee:1-5 people $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please contact us if you are interested in a business rental or short team lease.
If paying by credit card via VRBO, they charge a service fee.

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6th Street
"Historic entertainment street similar to Bourbon street. Explore bars, Ester's Follies, Rest..."
Austin Convention Center
"Convenience for business traveler, Convention Center is a 10 min walk from house. "
South Congress Avenue
"Explore the iconic Austin Avenue - lots of shops, restaurants, bars, people watching and get..."
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
"Must see experience, watch the largest bat population in North America come out at night. "
Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail
"See Lady Bird Lake and walk the scenic hike and bike trail."
"Be in the heart of the Best Music Festival with 1000s of bands and acts all right in the nei..."
Zilker Park
"Great place to fly kite, watch a Rugby game, have a picnic or go to Austin City Limits Music..."
Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
12 mins from international airport, easy access
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH 35, and 10 mins to MOPAC
Car: not necessary

This property is located by the historic Texas Cemetary Park. This park is like no other with a pond, amazing landscaping and a true memorial to our Texas Heros. Jump on over to 12th Street and sample some Nationally Acclaimed Franklin BBQ, heralded by Bon Appetit as the 'best BBQ in the US'.


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