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CONTEST ENDED: Win a FREE Stay in the World’s Largest Human Birdhouse during SXS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish two-bedroom birdhouse in the heart of downtown. CONTEST DETAILS BELOW!

For those coming to Austin during SXSW - here's your chance to win a #birdhousesleepover! Click "More Details" below for the link to full contest rules.

The HomeAway Birdhouse is nested on the 3rd floor of HomeAway’s world headquarters in the heart of downtown Austin. HomeAway is once again opening its doors during both weekends of SXSW for up to six lucky guests to spend two nights in the world's largest human Birdhouse! Expertly decorated by West Elm and featuring dream-inducing Casper mattresses, this Birdhouse is the perfect way to experience the conference and festival, and all that Austin has to offer.

HomeAway will also provide the winning groups lodging in a HomeAway vacation rental in Austin for an additional two nights of their stay during the conference and festival. The entrants must specify whether they are entering to win a stay during the following two timeframes: a two-night stay in the Birdhouse March 10-March 12, with a two-night stay in a HomeAway vacation rental March 12-14 **OR** a two-night stay in the Birdhouse March 17-March 19, with a two-night stay in a HomeAway vacation rental the two previous nights, March 15-17.

Winners will also receive VIP wristbands for each of Do512’s parties during SXSW in addition to haircuts and haircare products from Birds Barbershop and Verb, and Austin Eastciders. Thanks to our partners West Elm and Casper for additional support!

**********INSTRUCTIONS TO ENTER **********

Because this is a contest, the process for entering differs from that of booking a regular HomeAway rental.

1. Submit your entry: Click on "Send a Message" on the right side of the listing and answer the question "Why do you want to stay in the Birdhouse during SXSW?” in the "Message to the Owner" section.

2. Pick one of two timeframes: SXSW Interactive (March 10-14) or SXSW Music (March 15-19). Include your group size and contact info.

3. Your booking request may indicate that your stay will cost up to 5 cents. You will not be charged anything for your entry, even if you win.

**********RULES**********

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on March 1, 2017. Winners will be chosen based on their responses: how a Birdhouse stay will impact them and what it would mean to their startup, band, film or creative enterprise. The two winning groups will be selected by an independent panel of judges. Contest entrants must be 21 years of age to enter. Winners are responsible for their own travel expenses and must be willing to submit to a criminal background check upon accepting prize.

Full contest rules can be found at: https://www.homeaway.com/info/about-us/legal/terms-conditions/homeaway-birdhouse-stay-contest-official-rules

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Owner
HomeAway Birdhouse
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About HomeAway Birdhouse

The HomeAway Birdhouse is nested on the 3rd floor of HomeAway’s world headquarters in Austin, Texas. More than 300 employees call the offices home each week—but HomeAway is opening its doors for the SXSW Music Festival for a couple of lucky bidders to spend a weekend in the Birdhouse!

Submit your entry by clicking on "Send a Message" on the right side of the listings and tell us why you would like to stay in the Birdhouse in the "Message to the Owner" section. You will not be charged anything for your entry. Submissions must be submitted by March 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST.

Please provide full details for your stay including group size and travel dates, along with answering the question, “Why do you want to stay in the Birdhouse during SXSW?”

Full contest rules can be found at: https://www.homeaway.com/info/about-us/legal/terms-conditions/homeaway-birdhouse-stay-contest-official-rules

HomeAway Birdhouse purchased this house in 2009

Why HomeAway Birdhouse chose Texas Hill Country

HomeAway's downtown office and Birdhouse were built in 2009. Austin is the “Music Capitol of the World” and the home to some of the brightest creative and technical talent in the country. A global business spanning more than 190 countries, Austin serves as the epicenter of the vacation rental universe.

What makes this house unique

To our knowledge, the Birdhouse is the world's largest human birdhouse!

Walking distance to SXSW Festival, Downtown, 6th Street, Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail, Zilker Park, the University of Texas, the State Capitol. Steps away from hundreds of restaurants, bars and attractions.

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are located down the hall from the Birdhouse. Full bathrooms with showers are located on floors 2 and 4 - ask a friendly security guard for help accessing these levels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms featuring 3 queen-sized beds, beautifully appointed by West Elm and featuring Casper mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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CONTEST ENDED: Win a FREE Stay in the World’s Largest Human Birdhouse during SXS
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It looks amazing! I want to stay here during SXSW with my band. We will entertain drivers and passersby on 5th & Lamar.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Charlotte - we're so glad you like it! Please enter the contest by following these instructions: 1. Submit your entry: Click on "Send a Message" on the right side of the listing and answer the question "“Why do you want to stay in the Birdhouse during SXSW?” in the "Message to the Owner" section. 2. Pick one of two timeframes: SXSW Interactive (March 10-14) or SXSW Music (March 15-19). Include your group size and contact info. 3. Your booking request may indicate that your stay will cost up to 5 cents. You will not be charged anything for your entry, even if you win. Good luck! -HomeAway Birdhouse
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tiniest Bar in Texas
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Whole Foods (flagship)
Car: not necessary

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Because this is a contest, the process for entering differs from that of booking a regular HomeAway rental.

Submit your entry by clicking on "SEND A MESSAGE" on the right side of the listing and tell us why you would like to stay in the Birdhouse in the "Message to the Owner" section. You will not be charged anything for your entry. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on March 1, 2017.

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