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Cozy rustic, newly remodeled, blocks from Zilker Park and Downtown Austin!

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 16 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 16 nights


Clarksville House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Nestled in the woods that run along the Colorado River yet only minutes from downtown Austin, this cottage is reminiscent of the craftsman houses that were originally built in this historic area of the city known as Clarksville. The richness of the polished hardwood floors highlight the natural light that pours in from the many windows that enhance the open, clean line design of both the external and internal architecture. And even though the house comes complete with a sustainable vegetable garden and a chicken coop, both so re-mindful of this community’s days of old, it is also fully equipped with modern day amenities.

This area is so rich in history. Post emancipation, Clarksville was established as a community to reunite families and all who convened were encouraged to live freely. The same is true today. This house is located in a highly coveted location that affords you the opportunity to truly discover Austin.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Marissa Hollen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Cozy rustic, newly remodeled, blocks from Zilker Park and Downtown Austin!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Lots of fun at the chicken ranch.

  • 5 of 5

We will never rent from another property owner, when you find a good thing you need to stick with it! Michael was an excellent owner/manager, he is honest, professional, courteous, prompt and a thorough man. His home was exactly as described. The home was large,clean,up to date and in a safe,quiet, child friendly (park right down the street), centrally located neighborhood- there was even a great grocery store right around the corner! We have a large family and were blessed to be able to all stay together in one place, cook our own meals and eat all together at one table, we will never again stay at a hotel if Michael has a home available! It truly was a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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You have to stay here/

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for everything that you did for us during our stay at your lovely home. The house is very comfortable and has everything you could possibly want, with lots of extra, thoughtful details.. The bedding was much more comfortable than we could have expected and the cost was so reasonable. We stayed with our grandchildren and it was great to have all the extra space over an hotel room. Michael has made sure that you feel right at home and is most helpful with any questions. Thanks again for your hospitality, we hope we can stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 14 days in March as a homebase for my daughter's wedding. I never rented a house before, and was a little nervous about what to expect. Mike was wonderful! He calmed my fears, and couldn't of been more accommodating! Having the house for entertaining and preparing for the actual wedding day was exactly what I wanted. My entire family(immediate and extended) had nothing but high praise for our living arrangements, including the chickens and ducks, fresh vegetables, and the great fire pit. Thank you Mike for an unique Austin experience, I couldn't of been happier!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Wonderful trip!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice i had a blast.. Great lil mini trip.. Had fun ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure making your stay so great.
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Cozy and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Michael was very welcoming and helpful. The house was very cozy and unique. Loved his backyard with all the ducks and chickens. We had free fresh eggs each morning and it was delicious. It was a cool man's man cave. The location was also very convenient to all the activities we wanted to do. Wouldn't mind coming back to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Our first impression was "eclectic"!

  • 4 of 5

The listing description was accurate, as were the amenities described. The property wasn't as clutter-free and clean as I would have liked it- but maybe that's because I'm a neat freak! We loved Mike (the owner) and Louis (the gardner)- they were very personable! There were no sheets or pillowcases on two of the beds when we arrived- but I called Mike and he said (after apologizing) he'd be happy to come over and take care of it. (That wasn't necessary!) Additionally we ran out of coffee (egads!), paper towels and bath soap. Again, Mike was wonderfully responsive- and we had them that afternoon! We loved having fresh eggs in the morning, and our youngest son loved the chickens and ducks! (The garden was amazing!) We would have loved spending more time at the backyard firepit- but our trip was centered around visiting family in the hospital. Location was great for us- because it was just a few streets down from family members. Mike did ask if there was anything he could do to make up for some of the issues we had encountered during our stay- and we told him it wasn't necessary. I would definitely recommend the property as I think the issues we encountered aren't the norm AND you can't beat having a homeowner go out of their way to make things right!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Car: not necessary

This home, located in historic Clarksville is walking distance from parks, restaurants, shopping, and a grocery store in under 7 minutes. You could walk to the center of the city in 20 minutes. Clarksville is a very safe neighborhood on the west end of downtown.


Rates & Availability

Clarksville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 7 2017 - Mar 22 2017
16 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Clarksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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