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Big Private 2nd Fl Duplex off S. First - 3 min to Downtown!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This 1100 sq ft place is the entire (private) upstairs of a 2 story, extremely charming, craftsman style home in south Austin, built in 1938. Very open feeling, vaulted ceilings, cozy third floor loft and a large balcony overlooking a large, lovely garden yard and fire pit in 78704. Furnished beautifully with great beds, wonderful art and beautiful comfy furniture.

The home has been renovated but retains much of the original charm and is furnished in a turn of the century craftsman style. It's a very, cool space, absolutely comfy, with tons of natural daylight and a pretty view off the back deck.

The space is owned by a local artist who loves and cares for the home. He lives in another house on the large property, and his friend lives in the lower level of the house - that's me... It's friendly. We're both long time Austinites happy to share our space and local infos to give you an awesome experience.

The Bouldin Creek neighborhood is very charming historic area that is just south of downtown; a mixture of sweet older bungalows and a showcase for many contemporary architects . You'll have a lot of options within walking distance and it's a sweet 30 minute walk to downtown - a really nice way to begin or end an evening.

The people here are mixed between older residents and young families. A walk through the neighborhood reveals cute lush home gardens and friendly people... and their dogs. Oh yah... theres a roaming band of wild Quaker parrots and a herd of peacocks that live down the street at the historic Green Pastures Restaurant.

Within 5 blocks you'll find -

Coffee Houses:

Bouldin Creek

Fair Bean

Once Over

Seven Flags

Summer Moon

Thai Fresh (Coffee House)



Wine Belly

Thai Fresh (Restaurant)

Polvos Mexican

Little Mexico

Elizabeth Street Vietnamese Cafe

Sway Thai Restaurant

The Soup Peddler/Juice Bar

Tons of food trucks!

Other Stuff:

The Herb Bar

White Rabbit vegan grocery

HEB Grocery Store

There are too many awesome restaurants and boutique businesses to list them all, I'll give you timely recommendations when you're here, including the most trendy and the most not-trendy-but-worth-your-time places and events. And oh gawd, the food trucks are everywhere... 5 blocks east of here you'll find South Congress Avenue with more shopping, bars and restaurants and events. And then there's south Lamar in the other direction. It's exploded with new businesses. It's a 20 minute walk to the Alamo Drafthouse and movie theatre on South Lamar, a great selection of bars and restaurants and a local pop culture museum.

Also within walking distance you can access the trails of the Bouldin Creek greenbelt, the Shambala Meditation Center, we are about a mile from Auditorium Shores, the Long Center, Palmer Auditorium and Lady Bird Lake that runs through the center of town and of course the legendary Barton Springs!! Gillis pool is a block away and Big Stacey geothermal heated pool is near too. The ride to downtown and the east side is 2-10 minutes depending on traffic, about $5-$10 with a ride share.

The bus stop is one block away, the local grocery store is about 5 blocks away, and it's easy to bike or cab it from here to almost anywhere. If you have a car parking won't be a problem. It's also an easy drive to and from the airport.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Toilet closet can be closed to the rest of the bathroom.
  • Removable shower massage. 12 bath towels, hand towels, wash rags and quality bath and body products provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • The loft can serve as a 4th bedroom and has a queen bed.
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Big Private 2nd Fl Duplex off S. First - 3 min to Downtown!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

40th Birthday Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Tracey's home in Austin! It has a chill vibe and the owner and the artist who live on the property are both friendly. We had a huge bonfire one night and enjoyed our late nights on the porch. The home was clean and so close to shops and restaurants. We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. Tracey was easy to work with and helpful. The property is perfect for a group and we were within walking distance to plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. I would definitely recommend this place to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Austin and Tracey. Great toiletries, water pressure, towels, bath mats, A/C, walk to food trucks and juice bars.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great aesthetics, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast staying here. Steve's artwork is amazing and Tracey provided great info on the surrounding area and was very accommodating. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a laid back Austin getaway.

P.S. ask about Little Timmy

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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