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Cool Zip 78704 Austin, Texas!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom In Groovy Neighborhood close to Downtown

Prime Austin Texas address!

Yes, you can call our central city property your Austin, Texas 'other' home, located only moments from downtown, in the hip, hot & unbelievably convenient zilker park neighborhood . . .

Unpretentious real-home cottage ( yes, we live here 'the rest of the time') ~ and a short stroll, literally, only 5-10 minutes' walk to Zilker park and the annual Austin city limits music festival, barton springs, and town lake, plus local coffee houses, restaurants and bars; you can even walk to downtown austin or a brief and inexpensive cab ride will get you there.

Driveway and street-curb parking!

3br/2ba - three queen beds (futon shown in photo has been replaced) plus queen sleeper sofa in lr for the kids. Private back-deck, fenced (no hot tub). Wi-fi, sony flat-screen tv, all stainless kitchen appliances, washer/dryer.

Maximum occupancy six adults.

*** nonsmoking environment, 1500-sq-ft with colorful eclectic art and furnishings ***

Book our Kinney avenue cottage for short-term or long-term family, business or corporate stays; Longhorn football game weekends; SxSW; ACL Music Festival (you can walk to it!); and COTA/Formula 1 auto race and COTA concert or Xgames events (this property is only 16 mi. away)

We try to customize to your needs, and offer complimentary ABIA airport guest pickup upon arrival if requested.

Security deposit $595 for week or weekend stays, fully refundable upon damages-free, theft-free checkout.

Security deposit $1000 for long-term bookings, refundable upon damages-free and theft-free checkout.

Minimum 2-week cancellation notice requested for bookings during major 'high-season' special events

This property is legally licensed for short-term rentals with the City of Austin.

More Details

Janine Hess
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2017

About Janine Hess

When not in Austin, the Hess family enjoys living in their self-built, two-story barndominium on their small ranch, with horses and cows, located about 30 miles southeast of downtown Austin.

Janine Hess purchased this house in 1994



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zilker in Austin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms: one adjacent to master bedroom, and the other located at hallway serving both of the smaller bedrooms. Hair dryers, towels, shampoos, lotions etc. Included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen beds in every bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


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Cool Zip 78704 Austin, Texas!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great house, close to everything that is cool about Austin!

  • 5 of 5

The location was top notch, especially if you want to experience the Austin's famous weirdness. The house is very clean. And the owner is very hands on and available. Go, stay, and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review, much appreciated!
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Wonderful cottage in a super neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Janine's home for 3 weeks in May 2016. My first reaction walking in the door was "WOW! The photo's don't do justice to this lovely home!".

This was our first visit to Austin for three weeks of family events. We needed a place to stay that would welcome our dog, be easily accessible for our mom, and give us room to relax, fix some simple meals and get some laundry done. Janine's home was perfect for our needs! The one-level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, full kitchen, lovely living area, and laundry room were just right!

Before we even arrived, Janine was gracious and helpful to insure our needs would be met. For example, she brought her dog crate out of storage for our use while we were there. She met us at the cottage, welcomed us, and gave us a tour to insure we knew how everything worked and where everything was located. She checked in with us throughout our stay to make sure everything was going well and that we had everything we needed.

Some of the highlights of our stay:

1 - The neighborhood is architecturally fascinating!

2- I felt very safe walking our dog anytime during the day or evening. There were lots of other people and dogs out walking.

3- We LOVED Austin Java for breakfast. It's a 5 minute walk down the hill.

4- Zillker Park is a 10 minute walk; it's BEAUTIFUL! A great place to walk the dog, walk or run, or just hang out.

5- We had fun at Uncle Billy's Brewery, also just at the bottom of the hill.

6- We saw the South Congress Street bats! AMAZING! It's a very short drive or a nice walk (20 minutes) from the cottage.

7- The central location made it easy to get anywhere we needed to go in about 20 minutes from the airport to the Barton Creek Square Mall.

8- Downtown is a quick walk over the many pedestrian bridges.

As a first-time Home Away client, I must admit to being a bit nervous about how this would work. I have and will highly recommend Janine's home and Home Away to friends and family. Our experience was fantastic! Janine was a wonderful hostess. I could only hope that all the homeowners and property associated with Home Away are even close to our experience.

Kim - Cincinnati Ohio

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kim Jones, for such a stellar review! I am completely flattered by your comments and delighted that your entire stay was such a comfortable and positive one. You and your family and doggie Riley were delightful to know and deal with - you are ALL welcomed back anytime! Thank you for gracing Austin Texas with your congenial and uplifting presence! Happy Trails, From host Janine Hess
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Zilker, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £451.13

Absolutely no smoking in this property, no illegal drug-use, no overnight guests other than those included in the booked reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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