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Rebecca Heston

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Downtown, Barton Springs Minutes Away - 78704 Location

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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Zilker Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

South Lamar and Zilker combined equal location. Enjoy this mid-century bungalow in the heart of Zilker and South Austin. Decorated with vintage auto posters and other fun stuff.

It’s five minutes by car or cab to downtown. Only a two minute walk to Maria’s Taco’s, Matt’s El Rancho, Mr. Naturral and Irie Bean Coffee Bar. You are also a short walk to Barton Springs and Lady Bird Lake. But really, if you are downtown bound, no car is needed at this address because it’s also just one block from the main Lamar bus line that goes straight to UT and Downtown, cruising past Alamo Draft House, Uchi, Olivia‘s, and Barton Springs on the way. Or, take a cab, it's only three miles to downtown.

The home is two bedroom, one bath with complete kitchen, and dining. Sleeps five with queen beds in each bedroom and a pull out single in the living room. The bathroom is located in a hallway between the bedrooms. Grab dinner from Mr. Natural or Artz, take it home and enjoy a glass of wine on your own patio.

Keywords: Cute, Zilker, Bungalow, pets considered, 78704, walk to ACL

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rebecca Heston (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Rebecca Heston

We love to travel, and it's because of the convenience and fun we have had in staying in vacation rentals by owner that we decided to make the experience availabe for others in this home.

Rebecca Heston purchased this bungalow in 1997

Why Rebecca Heston chose Austin

This home is location friendly and South Austin proud. It's located in the wonderful Barton Hills/Zilker neighborhood which we also call home. We are long time Austinites, and still think the city is one of the best places in the world. Open, friendly, and healthy - great music and lots of good food and fun. As we've watched Austin evolve into an urban destination with an outdoor twist, we thought - why not offer this home as a location that has the best of the lake and the parks but also is in close proximity to downtown? So we did.

What makes this bungalow unique

This is a wonderful house for people with pets. It has a small side yard that is fenced, and lots of sidewalks leading to the informal dog park at Zilker Elementary and on to Zilker Park and LadyBird lake. The house is cozy and perfect for one or two couples.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to share what our New Years guests told us in the guest book: "We loved staying in your place. Thank you for the Christmas lights and the little touches like the poinsettias. We had a great stay, it was wonderful to be able to take a cab inexpensively to downtown. We hope to be back."
Dec 2012
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based on 37 traveler reviews

Downtown, Barton Springs Minutes Away - 78704 Location
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 38 reviews

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent value for your dollar! Home is updated, very cute and in an excellent location; beds are comfortable and the house is very clean. The owners were awesome and allowed us late checkout so that we could go to Maria's Tacos for Sunday lunch and live music (which they recommended and it was great!). We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Maria's is fun, and we are happy to offer a late checkout if we don't have a guest arriving that day. We are glad it worked out!
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Houston, TX

Cool location in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at this property. It is in a very cool location in Austin, among some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, music venues, food trucks, shopping. Traffic has become a bit of a concern in Austin, and where this is located gives you options on avoiding traffic.

The house is clean and comfortable. The owner is very responsive and helpful, and has a book for those who aren't local to know what is good and local. The residence has a keypad lock that makes it easy to come and go, and not have to sort out keys. There's a nice patio area when the weather is nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Steph! We love repeat guests, please come again!
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Comfy home with excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost 2 weeks while we visited children and grandchildren. The kitchen was sufficiently equipped to meet our cooking needs. Having Celiacs means that I have to prepare a good many of my meals. Also, having a dining table rather than just bar stools at a countertop makes the eating the meal more comfortable.

The bed was very comfortable. Both heating and cooling system worked well (temps in Feb can certainly vary!).

Best of all was the location. Bluebonnet has a protected bike lane to get you to the path along Lady Bird Lake and Zilker park. Lamar has restaurants and stores within easy walking distance and provides quick access to the highways serving Austin (except at rush hour).

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house at a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property. Location is very good, close and far enough from noisy Lamar with many dining and entertainment options within walking distance. House is very comfortable, slightly dated but well maintained and fully functional. Everything is as described. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Covina, Ca

Pleasant Stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

We spent the recent weekend here for the F1 race. Although hurricane Patricia came through, it was still fun. We never met Rebecca but she had everything set up for us including our access code for the house. Rebecca is very pleasant and very professional.

This house is clean and very well stocked with everything you need. It's small but corfortable. The beds were nice and plenty of pillows. The neighborhood is also quiet, and there are a number of places for shopping and eating within walking distance. There's also a nice little patio to hang out on at night.

The COTA track is 14 miles away, and costs $30 by Uber.

I highly recommend staying here while in Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for ACL

  • 5 of 5

Very cute house and very comfortable for two couples staying for ACL. It was very nice to come back to after full days at the festival!! We didn't miss having a car at all, since the bus line is right there and very easy to use. Even though it is a little bit from downtown, using bikes, bus and Uber made everything accessible. Good restaurants were around and GREAT margaritas were right down the street! The information binder in the house provided so many good ideas for activities! We will have to come back to try some more!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Maria's Tacos
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Matt's El Rancho and Mr. Natural
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Artz Rib House
Nearest Point of Interest
Maria's Taco Express
Nearest Point of Interest
Barton Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Alamo Draft House
Nearest Point of Interest
Matt's El Rancho
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Sheep Brew Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Irie Bean Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Mr Natural
Car: recommended

Lady Bird Lake walking trails right on the river; Barton Springs Pool a mile walk or drive away; Matt's El Rancho for mexican food, Maria's Sunday Gospel Brunch is not to be missed, and Green Mesquite BBQ at Barton Springs Road and Lamar. Remember to head to Saxon Pub for Sunday night music after dinner at Maudie's, live like a local......


Rates & Availability

Zilker Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Snowbird Special
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
30 night minimum stay
SXSW 2017
Mar 8 2017 - Mar 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Zilker Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Vintage turquoise fixtures are a fun detail in the bathroom!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New, comfy, Queen size bed in each bedroom and a pull out single sofa in the living room suitable for kids or young adults (or older adults with a young attitude!) (We do not accommodate more than five guests, please don't add-on guests to your stay during festivals and special events!)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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