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Treetop Suite--Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious apartment in restored 1940's era house

Our spacious 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment occupies the entire second story of a restored stone house built in the 1940's. It offers a roomy, separate study, hardwood floors, loads of natural light and vintage charm.

You can rent the treetop suite to sleep 2, or you can combine it with one or both of the downstairs units to sleep a total of 4 or 6. To see the downstairs units, please enter their listing numbers in the VRBO search bar: 442385 (1 bedroom unit) and 423250 (studio).

All 3 units have clean, crisp linens, quality furnishings, and original art. Our WiFi connection is good, and the landscaped patios are a great place to enjoy the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood only five minutes from downtown or the SoCo district, and walking distance from the increasingly popular South Lamar ('SOLA') district.

We offer bikes for you to explore the many things to do near the house. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, check out the greenbelt along Barton Creek or Barton Springs Pool--each about a mile away. If you are looking for great food, you are just around the corner from the iconic Matt's El Rancho and the fabulous 'Restaurant Row' on Barton Springs Road. Walk to the ACL music festival or enjoy live outdoor summer theater at Zilker Park. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Zilker Botanical Garden are beautiful places to explore and picnic. At the end of the day, dance to live country music at the locally-famous hole in the wall--the Broken Spoke. Or check out the HighBall retro bowling alley/karaoke bar and neighboring Alamo Drafthouse Cinema--uniquely Austin experiences.

If you want to venture outside the neighborhood, we're also close to the University of Texas and the Highland Lakes just west of town. We are happy to recommend things to do and places to see.

More Details

Ann Giles
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Ann Giles

We are a husband and wife who love old houses. We were each restoring our own old house when we met in 1998. We now have 4 young children and have left our 'real jobs' behind to pursue restoring old houses full time. We're so thrilled to get to offer our homes to you through VRBO!

Ann Giles purchased this house in 1998

Why Ann Giles chose Zilker

Location and character. Close to downtown, yet nestled in a quiet, established neighborhood with mature trees and great opportunities to explore nature. A unique structure--beautiful natural stone and concrete block construction originally built as a carriage house but easily converted to unique rental apartments.

What makes this house unique

Original, natural building materials give the house character and soul. Clean and manicured outdoor areas extend the enjoyable space of the apartments. Clean and crisp linens and furnishings make for a relaxing and enjoyable retreat.


Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is an additional bedroom set up as a study. We occasionally make exceptions for a third person to stay in this room, but you must have our express written permission to do so.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Ask about our shuttle service to ACL Festival and other Zilker Events.


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Treetop Suite--Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

A great experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Treetop Suite for three nights and loved our stay. The apartment is very spacious and light ( lots of windows) and very tastefully decorated. It is immaculately clean and quiet.We also welcomed thoughtful amenities such as nice shower gel, sparkling water, Starbucks coffee and fruit.

The bedroom is cozy and the bed is really comfortable. Although we didn't cook, the kitchen is big enough and well appointed to do so. For us the location is perfect as it is only three blocks away from our daughter's house. The neighborhood is charming and within short distance of restaurants, drugstore and coffee shops. We look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a cute property and in a great location! I would definitely stay here again! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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You're gonna fall in love with this house!

  • 5 of 5

This place is ridiculously cute, and is located near everything we wanted to do in downtown Austin! The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet, with lots of trees, and it feels like home. Funny story ... while loading the car I left my big Yeti cup on the curb by accident for 8 or 10 hours while we were out and about, and it was sitting right where I set it down when we got back, so you know it's a safe spot with great neighbors.

It's the entire second story of a home, and is nestled in the tops of the trees outside, which allows lots of light through the abundance of windows in every room. It had the amenities we wanted for the weekend, the A/C works really well (a must-have in Texas), and it even gave my wife and I plenty of ideas for decorating our own home :) Be sure to pin your own hometown on their giant world map, it's impressive how many pins are there, showing their guests have traveled from all over the globe!

The owner was responsive and helpful, and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. I highly recommend staying here, but fair warning, you might not want to go back home!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

This spot was perfect for our getaway to Austin! The unit was clean and quiet. Anne & Scott had a helpful list of things to see/do and places to eat. It is in a great location. Close to some great BBQ and our new favorite dance hall the Broken Spoke. We can't wait to come back. Chatted with Scott a couple of times during our stay and it was nice to know he was close by if we needed anything (we didn't)! Great place!! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and secluded, yet perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! We walked to places to eat! Zilker park is around the corner! So fun!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A great location and receptive hosts! The suite was clean and comfortable, and we would stay here again, especially for shorter visits. My only "issue" with the property was its tiny bathroom, which is certainly just a function of an older home. It was workable to be sure, just not super convenient. We loved the decor and absolutely loved the neighborhood, with its unique homes and its friendly ambiance. Stay here, you'll like it!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

We are only 5 minutes from downtown, yet nestled in the quiet of an established Austin neighborhood. We have bikes to explore all there is to see and do within just minutes of the house, including the Barton Creek greenbelt, Zilker Park (home to Barton Springs pool and various festivals and outdoor theater), excellent restaurants and shops, and local night spots like the Broken Spoke and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. In fact there is so much to see and do in our area that we have published a neighborhood guide for our guests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Minimum rental age 25 (must be verified)
Minimum 2 night stay on weekends.
We pay a 2.5% fee for any credit card payments we receive. If you pay with an international credit card that carries a higher fee, we will have to add the fee overage to you rent or deduct it from your damage deposit. Feel free to ask in advance if this applies to your card. Thanks.
We pay a 2.5% fee for any credit card payments we receive. If you pay with an international credit card that carries a higher fee, we will have to add the fee overage to you rent or deduct it from your damage deposit. Feel free to ask in advance if this applies to your card. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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