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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Perfect for SXSW & UT Sport Events - Awesome home in heart of Hyde Park.

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

Located in central Austin, less than 3 miles from downtown, this home - built in the early 1900's - has a comforting old feel with great updates including a modern kitchen and master bath with Jacuzzi. The home has three bedrooms: a master bedroom with queen-size bed and master bath, two upstairs bedrooms each with full-size beds. The sofa in the media room converts to a full-size bed as well. The spacious and bright kitchen is the perfect social spot with an eat-in nook and an island to work at or congregate around. The home is a comfortable 2,400 square feet with a generous wrap-around porch overlooking a maintained landscape. Located 5 blocks north of the UT Campus, this home is convenient to downtown and all the places that make Austin unique.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kim (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Kim chose Austin

Austin, TX is one of the most vibrant cities in the US to live in and our neighborhood, Hyde Park, allows us to easily take advantage of everything that is offered. We've been told that we have the 'best porch in Austin' and we agree. There are many evenings we've sat on the porch swing, under the fans, watching the kids play in the fenced in front yard and the neighborhood stroll by! You can hear music drifting up Waller Creek from 6th St. and imagine the night life going on downtown or, better yet, hop on the #7 bus and get right into the action!

What makes this house unique

While staying at our home in Hyde Park you can choose to just blend in - the massive magnolia tree in the front yard gives you plenty of privacy or, say hello to our awesome neighbors who are always happy to extend a helping hand. You'll feel like you're in your own personal B&B with Carmen coming to straighten up while you are out!


based on 3 traveler reviews

Perfect for SXSW & UT Sport Events - Awesome home in heart of Hyde Park.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fabulous Austin home - great central location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family to gather for Thanksgiving weekend. The home was spacious and comfortable in every way and had everything we needed. We made use of the kitchen to make a few dishes for Thanksgiving, and enjoyed the front porch and neighborhood, including jogging through the quaint Hyde Park streets. The location was great for us as we had many events downtown and around campus, and family living nearby. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks to our gracious hosts for opening up your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review! I agree - it is an awesome neighborhood and coffee or tea on the porch in the morning is my favorite way to wake up! Come back anytime!
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Terrific House for Families!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Kim's house for May 2013 UT Graduation. The house was great for kids (sidewalk chalk included). The books and sitting areas were welcoming and relaxing. The front porch was our haven, whether early AM coffee or a glass of wine. We walked to Dolce Vita for Sorbet and noted the cafes that were all so close. Campus is a jog away. The owner's were super nice and friendly. We highly recommend this house, especially if you want to slow down and enjoy a true Austin neighborhood and home.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home in great neighborhood!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six spent a wonderfully comfortable week here. This is a beautifully maintained old home with hardwood floors throughout, a huge front porch, and a huge yard all in a pleasant neighborhood. Despite the home's age it has all the modern conveniences. The kitchen and bathrooms are all newly renovated, the washer and dryer are practically brand new, and the air conditioning kept the house very comfortable. The home was also kept immaculate by the cleaning lady's daily visits. We really felt like we were staying at a luxury resort!

The neighborhood provided almost everything we needed within walking distance. Groceries and restaurants were a short walk as was the University of Texas campus. Downtown was only a couple miles away; easily accessible by car or bus or even a longer walk.

We will definitely try to stay at this home when we return to Austin next and we will encourage all our friends to stay here too!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Austin-Berstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Crown & Anchor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Hamilton Pool
Car: not necessary

This historic home is 5 blocks north of The University of Texas campus in central Austin - minutes from downtown by car or bus (CapMetro 5 or 7 Bus) and walking distance from great restaurants and hangouts - Asti, Hyde Park Grill, Spider House, Trudy's to name a few.


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Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjoins Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Media-room/bedroom
  • Downstairs master bedroom has a queen-size bed with attached master bath. Two bedrooms upstairs - each with full-size beds. Office has a futon that converts to a full-size bed as well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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