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Bat City House In The Castle Hill Historic District, Downtown Austin

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Modern, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen Living And Dining Rms with City View

The Bat City House is a 1920's restoration of a classic craftsman home, sitting on the hillside just to the west of the heart of downtown Austin.

With a modern and contemporary style, these private guest quarters were added to the lower level during the restoration process. Featuring a fully equipped kitchen, open floor plan kitchen/living/dining room areas with large windows for downtown views, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, washer and dryer, private guest entrance, and french doors that open to a large private backyard for outdoor dining.

Reserved parking is conveniently located at the street in front of property, and we offer private, covered and gated parking upon request (best used if you decide to store your car during your stay). The rental is also equipped with a security system (security code provide upon request).

Located just blocks from everything downtown Austin, but quiet, safe, secure and private.

More Details

Chuck Hughes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Chuck Hughes

Owners are Chuck Hughes and Albert Percival. Chuck is a real estate broker and agent, and Albert is an attorney.

Chuck Hughes purchased this house in 2013

Why Chuck Hughes chose Austin

Stay in the Castle Hill Historic District and get a taste of both the old and new Austin. Private home, fully renovated, walkable to everything downtown, shopping, restaurants, parks, lakes and activities. Safe, Secure, Private, Quiet with Views and Amenities

What makes this house unique

Unique Downtown Property, Private Home with Views and Amenities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Bat City House In The Castle Hill Historic District, Downtown Austin
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

HomeAway Staff Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

We work at HomeAway and the location of this property was fantastic. We walked to and from the office, usually via Whole Foods. The rooms were spacious, practical and spotless. We had a lovely tiered garden to enjoy at the end of the day with a view of the city lights. The owners were attentive and so considerate. They made 3 umbrellas appear out of nowhere on a rainy day! We will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful. Gorgeous, well-equipped home. Warm, friendly, generous proprietors. Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Within a short walk of the best of the best local restaurants and sometimes-classy/sometimes funky shops, this perfectly-maintained modern home was the ideal place for my two adult children and me to rendezvous. Its tall ceilings and large rooms gave us plenty of space. The comfortable furniture and warm beds made relaxing...well, relaxing. From here, we easily found our way to four days' worth of historic and entertainment hotspots, walked up and down the Castle Hill District environs and enjoyed the evening lights of the city. The property is home to some gorgeous historic live oak trees in a terraced, landscaped back yard. Eating Christmas breakfast outside under the canopy of those magnificent trees was icing on the cake. The owners were helpful, present, but never intrusive. When I return to Austin, this is where I'll come again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retreat In the City

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Was pleased with everything and hope to return. A wonderful zen yard with twinkles of the city lights amid the large tree leaves. The host are friendly and think of everything, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bat City House is fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, thoughtful interiors and furnishings / wonderfully landscaped yards with great Oak trees canopy / close and convenient to sixth street but far enough away to have quiet nights / Owner (Chuck) gave great tips on what to see and do in Austin. Highly recommend Bat City House and would stay there again on next Austin trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place in the best neighborhood! Great views and walk to everywhere.

  • 5 of 5

Best place in the best neighborhood. This clean and modern space with views of the Austin skyline and walkable to everything was the perfect place for two couples on a trip to Austin. Chuck greeted us and made sure we had everything we needed and was always available if we had questions.

The stylish landscaping and modern furnishings in the middle of this historic neighborhood were a treat. Parking wasn't a problem with the resident only permit available and it was super quiet for sleeping.

We will always stay here on return trips to Austin, our new home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Impeccable accommodations. Beautifully furnished flat filled with essential supplies, lovely patio area. Hosts are so friendly and helpful. And the location worked perfectly for us. Restaurants, shops and Whole Foods are within walking distance. And, with its central location, it's near many points of interest in Austin. Highly recommend Bat City House!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.6 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Z-Tejas Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
24 Hour Diner
Car: not necessary

This home was originally built in the 1920's, recently restored and updated, and adding a modern guest quarters with full accommodations and amenities (full kitchen and living room with open floor plan). Located in the Castle Hill Historic District downtown Austin, within short walking distance to everything Downtown, including:

Whole Foods Market, Texas State Capitol, University of Texas Campus, Austin City Limits Soundstage at the W Hotel, Lady Bird Lake / Town lake, Hike and Bike Trails, Barton Springs (natural spring fed pool for swimming year round), Zilker Park (location of the ACL Festival), Farmer's Market, Bullock Texas State History Museum, IMAX Cinema, Live Theaters, many Live Music venues, Historic 6th Street District for Bars and a lively night scene.

A Must See !!! Austin Bats, Largest Urban Bat Colony in North America.

The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue bridge in downtown Austin is the spring and summer home to some 750,000 bats with up to 1.5 million bats at the peak of the bat-watching season. Take a walk to Congress Avenue bridge just before sunset, and watch the bats take flight. It's a spectacular sight to see.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning (after stay) £69 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

CHECK-IN 4:00 P.M (or later)
CHECK-OUT 11:00 A.M. (or earlier)
*** any request for early arrival and late check-out times need to be prior coordinated and approved, and may not be permitted if there is a conflict with another reservation. ***

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Altering the number of guests after booking may not be permitted. Call with special requests or needs. Discounts are available for bookings of more than 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clarksville in Texas Hill Country

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1670 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large bathroom with double vanity sinks, tub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom with walk-in glass shower
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Body Lotion, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Towels and Washcloths provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with large bath, double vanity, tub and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with private bath, large glass walk-in shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom will share a bathroom
  • Bedrooms also include TV, Cable and Internet Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services UPON REQUEST: Whole Foods Shopping Dry Cleaner delivery and pick-up House Keeping Airport Transportation Inquire from host for additional information or requests.

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