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Charming 3 Bedroom House | Walking to Downtown | 2 Blocks from Lady Bird Lake

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,201 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Large/Private Back Yard, Free Parking

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Location, Location, Location... This charming 3 bedroom home sits on a quiet street in one of Austin's hippest neighborhoods just east of downtown. Just 2 blocks from Lady Bird Lake and 1 mile east of downtown you couldn't ask for a better location. This is the perfect rental if you're visiting Austin for any of our popular events or festivals. Festival Beach park is 1 block from the front door and it hosts a variety of different weekend festivals throughout the year. The popular Rainey Street Bar/Restaurant District is just a short walk away and the heart of downtown is just a few blocks past that. You can walk right down to the scenic Hike and Bike Trail on Lady Bird Lake and follow it all the way into downtown or Zilker park where they host the ACL Music Festival. Plenty of local coffee shops, restaurants, food trailers, bars, and night life to keep you happy. The perfect location for anyone that wants to experience the sights of Austin with minimal or no driving.

Built in 1915, and completely remodeled, this home offers historic quality and modern conveniences. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, and a huge backyard, this rental has everything you need for a fun and relaxing vacation. The master bedroom is large and spacious with a full sized bed, master bathroom, Apple TV, and a desk/office area. The guest bedroom has a full size bed and a computer desk. The third bedroom is a den next to the living room with a single bed. The living room is equipped with an Apple TV, DVD Player, and a stereo system w/ Ipod hookup. The house is equipped with WiFi and has central A/C to keep you nice and cool on those warm Texas days. Enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the birds on the front porch is the best way to start your day. The backyard has a picnic table, and a nice seating area with lights for evening entertainment.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About Owner

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I grew up in Eugene, Oregon and moved to Austin in 2007. The 300+ days of sunshine per year has been a welcome change from the rainy Northwest and I love everything about this great city. There is never a lack of things to do in Austin!

Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Owner chose East Downtown

Location and charm! We chose this property because it's in one of the best locations in Austin. It's close enough to walk Downtown but just far enough away to remain peaceful and quiet. The neighborhood is very hip with a ton of great bars, coffee shops, and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

2 Blocks from Lady Bird lake allows you to walk, bike, or jog the scenic lake path from the house to the center of Downtown ATX, Zilker Park, or Barton Springs Pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had another great trip to austin and enjoyed our stay here. forrest was kind enough to leave towels and shampoo out on all the beds, reminiscent of staying at a hotel. coming from nyc... theres just nothing like coming home to shiners in the fridge and enjoying one on the front porch in the afternoon.

Thanks guys.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Downtown in Austin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1201 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have showers but do not have baths.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Room - 1 Double Bed
    Den - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The home will comfortably sleep 6 people in beds. The master bedroom includes a desk office area where you can work comfortably if you bring your laptop. Free wifi is included. The guest bedroom also has a small computer desk as well as a clock radio w/ iPod hookup. The 'Northwest Room' den is just off the living room and also includes a computer desk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming 3 Bedroom House | Walking to Downtown | 2 Blocks from Lady Bird Lake
average rating of 4.869565 based on 33 reviews

The perfect house for a small group visiting Austin

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by this property. Very well designed house in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Quick drive to anywhere in town with some great food and drink off the beaten path nearby. Spent the USGP weekend in Austin and most of the Saturday Monsoon indoors; price was a bargain for 3 people compared to what hotels were asking. Super modern kitchen, comfortable beds, yard, cable and AppleTV. Everything worked very well and we'll be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condition and great character

  • 5 of 5

Forrest was very responsive and helpful with getting everything lined up. The property is in a great location and is a perfect place for the weekend. Would definitely go back here.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect space

  • 5 of 5

Being so close to Lady Bird Lake was an extra bonus - running trails, pretty park. The house is perfect for a busy weekend of exploring Austin.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and location!

  • 4 of 5

This cute home was perfect for our family an had all the amenities we needed and clean. Beds were very comfortable, and is typically an issue for me when away from home since we own Sleep Comfort beds. The owners were friendly and very responsive. Highly recommend and will return for next family trip! Thank you, Forrest & Emily!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect group alternative to a hotel

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location and set up we needed as a group of friends attending a wedding in Austin. Forest made everything very easy for us and was even able to solve a small problem for us during our stay. Everything was clean and in good order. We loved having a back yard and front porch. The neighborhood is great and it put us very close to everywhere we needed to be. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice house close to everything in Austin! For the same price as a nice hotel you get 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a great back yard 😀. Will definitely stay here when we come back to Austin.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.2 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Yellow Jacket Social Club
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Austin Metro Rail (Plaza Saltillo Station)
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mr. Natural
Car: not necessary

Located in the Holly Neighborhood just east of downtown. Some locals refer to this neighborhood as 'Country in the City' because it's so quiet and peaceful but it's also right next to downtown, within walking/biking distance to everything.

Festival Beach Park is just 1 block from the front door. The park hosts a ton of great weekend festivals throughout the year as well as several regattas (rowing races) hosted by the Austin Rowing Club

Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail is just 3 blocks from the rental. It runs along the lake and provides a scenic walk to downtown and Zilker park where the annual ACL Music festival is held. Great for jogging and walking!

Rainey Street Bar District is about 1 mile west of the house. It's got a ton of great patio bars that were converted from old historic houses. This area provides a much calmer atmosphere for those that don't want to go to the popular 6th street bars. It also includes a park of great food trailers where you can sample great food made by locals.

Barton Springs pool is a 3 mile bike ride from the house. This spring fed pool is the best place to cool down and spend an afternoon on those warm summer days. The pool is a popular venue for year-round swimming, as its temperature maintains a narrow range from about 68 °F (20 °C) in the winter to about 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) in the summer

The trendy South Congress shopping district is about 2 miles from the house. There are a ton of great restaurants and unique Austin shops for clothing, art, trinkets, antiques, etc.. I recommend checking out Home Slice pizza if you make it to South Congress.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Downtown, Texas Hill Country

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £70.39
Refundable Damage Deposi £351.95
Property Damage Protection £41.53
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please contact if you have any questions about pricing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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