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Downtown 3 story home that sleeps 12 and only an 8 minute walk to 6th St!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Blackshear-Prospect Hill House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

Welcome to the East Austin Chateau! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house is ideal for groups up to 12 that wish to stay downtown in a single property. This house is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Enjoy a full kitchen, on-site parking, a rooftop deck and observatory with amazing downtown views, a covered balcony off of the master suite, and two patios (one front and one back) for lounging outdoors on our lovely Texas nights.

Located within walking distance of the 6th Street Entertainment District, the warehouse district, downtown shopping, all of the hip restaurants and bars on the East Side, and UT Stadium, this location is very central on the east side of downtown Austin. You do not need a car unless you want one. Public transportation is also nearby, including the Plaza Saltillo Station for Metro Rail and numerous bus stops throughout the neighborhood.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy Austin's downtown skyline and the serene views over the gorgeous Austin skyline. Staying here means that you get to walk to restaurants, coffee shops, live music and more. The outdoor area has been designed to create a peaceful escape right in the middle of town. This is urban living at its finest.

There are so many incredible places to eat, drink, and be entertained in Austin that it would be impossible to list it all. From the Chateau, you can easily walk to many great places on the east side of downtown. Grab a slice less than a block away at East Side Pies, or sit down and eat at the Hillside Farmacy. Franklin's BBQ is just a few blocks, and East End Winery is practically next door. The Austin Public Library and George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center are both steps away, along with the Hearts and Robots Hair Salon. If you want to do yoga, pilates, or get a massage, there is a small studio a block from the house.

Within a handful of blocks, you can also visit Quickie Pickie, Shangri-La, Papi Tino's, Takoba, East Village Coffee, Tamale House East, Dario's, The Grackle, Cisco's, La Perla, The Eastern, Gypsy Lounge, Hotel Vegas, Volstead Lounge, The Brixton, Sputnik, Buenos Aires Cafe, Violet Crown Social Club, Cheer Up Charlies, White Horse, East Side Showroom, Angie's, Kebabalicious, Karibu, Vintage Heart Coffee, Wuwu Sushi, and much more.

**Please note that we are fully licensed with the City of Austin, and State of Texas. Permit #2013-056594 OL

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ryan Windsor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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About Ryan Windsor

I have been in Austin since 1994. As much as I love the city, I also enjoy traveling and photographing vacation destinations and tourist attractions around the world. As a registered travel agent, I am able to work while I enjoy tours and activities in places like the London, Paris, Rome, New York, San Francisco, and Hawaii, to name a few.

Ryan Windsor purchased this house in 2013

Why Ryan Windsor chose Austin

I have always wanted to own/operate a hotel. That has been a passion of mine since I was a child. For that reason, I enjoy having guests staying in my rental properties, and I want to provide so much more than just a place to stay. My goal is to create a memorable experience for my guests.

What makes this house unique

* Downtown Austin

* 1 minute drive or 8 minute walk to Historic 6th St

* 1 minute drive or 12 minute walk to UT Football Stadium

* Sleeps 12 guests in beds and 1 Queen pull out sofa

* Full concierge service upon booking

* Half a block away from Franklin BBQ (#1 ranked in Texas), Hillside Farmacy, and Blue Dahlia. Three of the best restaurants in town.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Downtown 3 story home that sleeps 12 and only an 8 minute walk to 6th St!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Large, gated house on a quiet neighborhood street, good location for a big group.

  • 5 of 5

Prior to my trip, Thomas was super accommodating in answering any questions I had. They were quick to respond and super helpful in everything. I had even arrived a bit earlier than check-in, and they graciously allowed me to enter the house earlier. It was super easy to get into the house with the passcode, and I was pleasantly surprised by the house's size. We had 12 girls sleeping there, but had up to 16 in the house at a time and it never felt that crowded. Between the front yard, living room connected to the kitchen and large backyard, this house was perfect for the Bachelorette party I hosted that weekend. It was clean, comfortable colorful and felt safe. East Austin can be a bit sketch in some areas, but this house was in a great location. There is a taco truck and pizza place a 2 minute walk away, and a park behind the house that we ended up doing a yoga class in. We were able to walk to the White Horse (honky tonk country bar) from our house which took about 10 minutes. Get Me (like uber in Austin) could get you to downtown or rainy street in about a 7 minute drive. The owners accommodating personalities made this a great trip and I would recommend this house to your large party! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale

Perfect size house for our group of 11 women!

  • 5 of 5

I was in town over Memorial Day Weekend with a group of 11 women. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably and the common areas were larger than I expected. It was about a mile walk to 6th Street which we didn't mind. There were a lot of restaurants within a few blocks of the house, as well. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House / Location!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a bachelorette party and this house as well as Thomas, the home owner, exceeded our expectations! Any issues we had were resolved right away. We were able to check in early and check out late. The house is walking distance from a lot and a short Lyft or Uber ride from lots more. Great, quiet, safe neighborhood. We had everything we needed in the house. We had 12 girls total and we fit comfortably in the house. We would come back and stay at this same location!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Awesome Location!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us stayed here for a Bachelorette party. Thomas and Ryan exceeded our expectations with this one. Many of us were arriving from out of town and needed an early check in. Thomas was more than willing to let us in the house 3 hours before check-in and everything was stocked and ready to go. The location is in a trendy East Austin area that has several shops and food places within walking distance. The neighborhood was not only beautiful, but it was also very quiet and safe. The rooftop deck, although small, was the perfect place for a champagne toast at sunset. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great house for a big group

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girl's weekend staying at this house. There was plenty of space and it was very cozy. It is close to multiple restaurants, bar and other Austin attractions. It was easy to get cabs to and from the house. We signed up for Lyft and they were having a promotion for 10 free rides, so we saved a lot of money this weekend. Checking in and checking out could not have been easier! Thomas was very quick to respond with any questions I had, even if it was not during business hours. I will definitely consider renting from these owners during my future stays in ATX!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of 6 (was going to be more but people cancelled) for a weekend in Austin to celebrate a 30th birthday. The house was wonderful, charming, and had that "Austin" feel. Thomas and Ryan were extremely attentive to our needs. For example, when we arrived there was some trash left by previous tenants outside and Thomas responded within the hour and also gave us some complimentary wine and champagne which was above and beyond.

The location was perfect for first-time Austin goers. There were plenty of bars and restaurants around the house to eat and drink within walking distance and 6th street and South Congress were just a short cab/uber ride away. I would definitely stay at this property again!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
12 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Several Bars 1 block away
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Several AMAZING restaurants 1 block away

Absolutely the best location in Austin especially for the size of the house and number of people it sleeps. The house is 1 block away from Franklin BBQ (#1 in Texas), Hillside Farmacy (excellent brunch and dinner), Blue Dahlia (cozy cute brunch and dinner), and other top Austin restaurants and bars. It takes 8 minutes to walk to 6th St and 12 minutes to walk to UT Football Stadium. Ideal for large groups that want a single downtown location to walk to and from the restaurants, bars and football games!


Rates & Availability

Blackshear-Prospect Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
UT/Baylor Football Game
Oct 27 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
UT/West Virginia Football Game
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
UT/TCU Football Game
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
SXSW 2017
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Blackshear-Prospect Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Full Bathrooms and 1 half Bathroom with towels provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • 4 Queen beds, 1 Bunk Bed, 1 pull out Sofa. Addtional air matresses available upon request.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Full Service Concierge available upon booking

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