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Downtown Austin Very private home 2 blocks from Whole Foods

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bd. 1 bath well kept older home

Downtown Austin. All amenities, sleeps 6. Owner occupied for 41 years, well kept comfortable older home. Car not necessary, walk to dozens of restaurants, bars, Whole Foods, Zilker Park, Hike and Bike Trail on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, Deep Eddy, Black Swann Yoga. Walk to South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits (ACL). Private home in downtown Austin TX, 2 blocks from Whole Foods.


Owner
Mike Beisman
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Mike Beisman

I came to Austin in 1970 to go to UT, fell in love with Austin, and have lived here ever since. I have lived in my house for 25 years and watched this city grow all around me.

Mike Beisman purchased this house in 1971

Why Mike Beisman chose Austin

I raised my daughters in this house and both graduated from Austin High. One graduated from UT and the youngest graduated from Colorado Boulder. Kids are gone now, I tease them about renting out their room.

What makes this house unique

We moved the house to the rear of the lot in 1971 so to access the house you need to drive down the alley and it affords a unique privacy for downtown Austin.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Austin in Travis County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoke outside Check out is noon
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • shower/tub combination, sink, toilet, storage for 2 dozen towels. complimentary shampoos, conditioner and various soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Double bunk beds, twin bed with trundle roll out
  • 2 bedrooms. Master bed has queen tempurpedic mattress. Second bedroom has 4 beds; a double over double bunk bed and a twin bed that with a trundle roll out bed under.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Downtown Austin Very private home 2 blocks from Whole Foods
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
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5

Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Michael!!! Such a wonderful few days!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maumee, Ohio
4

Great mother/daughter getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this adorable home. Very convenient location in Market district. Plenty to do within walking distance, including restaurants, shopping and Whole Foods. The home was a great landing place at the end of the day on our adventures! Kitchen nicely stocked, newer washer and dryer and comfortable beds. Home was very clean and Mike was a very gracious host. The only downside given the nature of our trip was the immediate vicinity. The home is off a narrow street and surrounded by businesses and storage units. We used Uber often, and since it was just the two of us traveling, felt uncomfortable getting picked up/dropped off at home due to location. So, we remedied by using Clark's restaurant just around the corner as pickup/drop-off. I'd highly recommend this property based on convenient location and helpful and responsive owner.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Thanksgiving in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Great location, comfy house, gracious host!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Thanksgiving in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Great location, gracious host, comfy house!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very welcoming experience!

  • 5 of 5

Mike ws such a welcoming host and gave great local recommendations (we went to Clark's every day!). The home itself is very privately nestled on an unassuming street, and within walking distance to so many amazing sites, restaurants, and the best Whole Foods I've ever been in. Thank you again for opening up your home to us during ACL!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lafayette California
5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfectly situated spot. It is quiet, and was so conveniently located. It's about 3 blocks from the original Whole Foods. The house had everything an out of town traveler would need. The owner is as generous and welcoming, and helped out with recommendations on restaurants and nearby places. I would rent this house in a second if we go back to Austin.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Clarks
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Clarks
Car: not necessary

Downtown Austin private home 2 blocks from Whole Foods, great for SXSW, ACL, F1, within walking distance to dozens of restaurants, bars, live music venues, Zilker Park, Hike and Bike Trails, Barton Springs and Deep Eddy, and the Colorado River.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Austin, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
ACL2018
27 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,229
for 3 nights
From
£321
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£736
for 2 nights
From
£236
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
booking fee £0
refundable damagedeposit £214.29
cleaning fee £50

$20 per person additional fee for parties larger than 6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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