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Ann Giles

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Treetop Suite--Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs

23 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

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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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Giles (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 Austin

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

Treetop Suite--Minutes from Downtown and Barton Springs
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
Wilmington
5

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: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Treetop Suite Did Not Dissappoint

  • 5 of 5

The Treetop Suite was just what we were looking for during a visit to see our daughter who attend University of Texas as it offered a very relaxing vibe while being close to campus as well as to restaurants and shopping all in a safe and interesting neighborhood. We took advantage of the bikes that were available and got some exercise while exploring the neighborhood.

Kitchen is well appointed and we enjoyed the original artwork and decor of the suite. Loved the privacy of having the entire second floor.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missouri
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Austin for the first time and had a wonderful trip! The tree top apartment was perfect for us. It was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Great location, too! Lots of excellent restaurants and things to do in the area. The owners were easy to communicate with and instructions were easy to understand and thorough. Will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Like a tree house

  • 5 of 5

We didn't have enough time to truly enjoy the apartment. It's quite spacious with full size, comfortable, furnishings. Pictures portray reality of apt. Arranging and checking in were easy. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantasic 4th of July weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I decided to head to Austin for a last minute trip to celebrate 4th of July and it ended up being such a wonderful weekend. Ann was so nice and accommodating. We absolutely loved this treetop Suite and the Barton Hills area was a perfect location. We walked around the neighborhoods every morning and evening but everything is so close by. When it came time to head to downtown for the fireworks it was a easy Uber ride then dropped off at Lamar then walk down Barton Springs. This house is so quaint it was like we weren't even in TX but some European flat, it was awesome! We will definitely be coming back to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Austin Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay in Austin! The home is beautiful, clean, and nicely furnished and decorated. It is located in a quiet safe neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July Special
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 7 2016
1 night minimum stay
$142
$899
$2,699
 
 
Austin City Limits Festival #1
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Austin City Limits Festival #2
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 9 2016
1 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Formula 1 Racing
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
SXSW
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,697
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$165
$990
$3,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $69
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

THERE IS NO TAX ON ANY STAY OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (IGNORE TAX IF QUOTED TO YOU!!!!!)
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.

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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Ask about our shuttle service to ACL Festival and other Zilker Events.

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