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Expansive Greenbelt View in the Heart of Austin! Walk to Barton Springs!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, with 7 Beds, 5 min to downtown Austin.

Nestled in the Barton Hills, this Retreat to Nature is just 2 miles from downtown. If you're visiting and looking for a space of your own that's central but away from the chaos of downtown, this is the place for you.

Things To Do:

Get some vitamin D and grill on the open deck, then walk through the backyard directly onto the famous greenbelt nature preserve where you can hike and swim. If you're looking to visit other Austin landmarks such as Zilker Park or Barton Springs, they're just a short and scenic 30 minute walk away.

When you're ready to explore the city or planning a night on the town, take a 5 minute uber to any of Austin's bar scenes-- 6th Street, Rainey, or Warehouse District.

When you're ready for a bit of downtime, make yourself at home and enjoy the xbox 360 or cable TV on the 48" HDTV. Watch Netflix, Hulu, Golf Channel, ESPN, etc.

You'll love the views in the Retreat to Nature home. All windows look out onto the greenery in the backyard, full of lush trees. This means you'll have maximum relaxation and privacy. If you're traveling in a group, keep in mind that the home features 7 beds to sleep 10 total people comfortably.

The Beds:

- Master bedroom upstairs features 1 King Size Bed and a desk

- Spacious bedroom upstairs features 1 Full Size Bed

- Sleepover bedroom upstairs features 4 Twin Beds (2 bunk beds)

- Living room downstairs features 1 Full Size sleeper sofa bed

The Baths:

- 2 full bathrooms shower/ tub combo upstairs

- .5 bathroom downstairs

Cook & BBQ:

- Make yourself at home and prepare meals or snacks throughout your stay. The kitchen is stocked with appliances, cooking equipment, and cooking supplies like olive oil & spices.

- The backyard is accessible through the downstairs door and it includes a spacious deck for entertaining and a propane grill/ grill supplies.

Other details:

If I'm available I'll meet you at the house to give you a tour. I'll be available throughout your stay via phone or text for any questions. I'm happy to be your concierge and give you tips on getting around and places to see.

If you have more than 9 people in your group, please contact me for additional accommodation options for extra large groups.

Retreat to Nature rules:

- Mi casa es su casa. As this is my home, I ask that you take care of it as if it were your own. - The professional housekeeping fee covers a cleaning before you arrive, so please be courteous and leave the space as you found it.

- Please no smoking inside.

- Please respect my neighbors and keep it down if you're outside after 10pm.

- You are renting half of a duplex.

--If additional undocumented guests are on property for more than 6 hrs, an additional guest fee of $50 (per person) will be charged to bill.

Austin License # 15777

More Details

David Shapiro
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About David Shapiro

I've lived in Austin for 5 years and love it! I'm happy to be your concierge to ensure you have a great time.

Why David Shapiro chose Austin

This is a unique place that has a serene nature feel yet is biking distance to many of the well known attractions in Austin.

What makes this townhome unique

Direct access to the greenbelt via a private trail!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Barton Hills in Austin

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Half Bath - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached bathroom, great light!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3- Bunk Room - 2 Bunk Bed , Equivalent of 4 Twin Beds
  • 6 Beds Total
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Expansive Greenbelt View in the Heart of Austin! Walk to Barton Springs!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

For 3 bedrooms & price & location, it's the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

All of the positives mentioned in the other reviews are very much accurate, so I am not going to restate all of those. I am going to focus on the fantastic LOCATION of the house and what you can do from that location. The bottom line is that for three bedrooms, for the price, there isn’t a better place to stay in Austin.

It is close to downtown and the Barton Creek Greenbelt (See Yelp: barton-creek-greenbelt-austin) is right out the backdoor. Looking out the backdoor and walking down the 30 yard trail to the Barton Creek Greenbelt makes you think that you are staying in a rental in Gatlinburg and not 2-3 miles from downtown Austin.

The short bike ride to Zilker Park (See Yelp: zilker-metropolitan-park- austin) from the house has very little traffic. It isn’t super easy due to the hills. There is a shortcut if you check google maps. I was able to pull our toddler in a cart behind my bike, but my legs were burning a little while on the 0.4 mile section on Spyglass (2 hills here (google map the bike route)). We were able to ride right into Zilker Park and hang out at the Barton Springs Pool, etc. (See Yelp barton-springs-pool-austin).

Just across the street from the house is a small convenience store and the TacoDeli (great tacos).

We also made use of InstaRyde and found it convenient and affordable. We went to a UT football game and I didn’t want to figure out the traffic and parking.

The BEST thing to do at this house is make use of the creek/trail behind the house. It is pretty awesome. Lots of people and dogs (especially on the weekends) hanging out here. My wife and I did something a little different here, we tubed down it. I didn’t see anyone else doing it and I won’t say that it is 100% safe or even 90% safe (you may want to walk around the rapids), but it was quite fun. It is my understanding that the water level can change dramatically, depending on rain (Google barton-creek-greenbelt-water- levels). If you check the Loop360 waterflow and if it is going at 50 cubic feet per second that is a pretty nice ride. As it gets slower, you may drag a little more as it becomes shallower. If it is a lot higher, better be extra careful in the rapids, or walk around them.

Lastly, I recommend doing a Bat watching sunset cruise. We went with lonestar ($10 per adult) (Google Lonestarriverboat bat_watching_sunset_cruises), but there are others as well.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the detailed review. Some great tips in here for future guests. I'm glad to hear you took full advantage of the prime location and that you had such a great time. I look forward to having you back for your next vacation!
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New Braunfels

What a GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful duplex this past weekend! It is so close to downtown and you can access so many places in Austin from it! For a large group the bunk beds were a great touch and there was a taco deli right down the street! Also, the owner of the duplex is a text away and is very responsive to any questions you might have! I would highly suggest this rental!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

Great location and quiet neighborhood. David was a wonderful host, quick to respond when we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location for Austin and nearby

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable and convenient . Great to have fantastic taco restaurant and convenience store on the corner. Very responsive management by owner and team

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

Perfect location on Greenbelt

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the duplex for the Christmas holidays and found it perfect for entertaining our family. The duplex was extremely clean, kitchen well stocked, nice sized backyard and plenty of sleeping space. The neighborhood is relatively quite and the best part was the backyard has direct access to the greenbelt. Taco Deli is a must if you've never been. It's a short walk up the hill. The duplex is in a prime location. Easy access to the city and Zilker Park and Barton Springs. Owners frequently checked to make sure we had everything we needed to make the holidays perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This place was wonderful. Gary was so helpful and nice, even picked up some things we had shipped and brought it over to the house. The house had everything we needed, beautiful Barton Springs was just steps away and amazing tacos and a coffee/smoothie shop were just across the street. Downtown Austin was a quick it's 10 minute drive from the house. It had a little bit more wear and tear and was less modern than what the picture showed but overall we had a great stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Barton Hills, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
ACL Weekend 1
5 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
ACL Weekend 2
12 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Professional Cleaning £109
Pet Fee £80

No Tax for stays of 30 nights or longer
15% occupancy tax for stays less than 30 days
Pets considered. Pets must be approved prior to booking, No exceptions
Monthly and Long Term Renters Welcome

Payment Terms for March and October are 50% at time of booking and 50% 60 days prior to arrival.

The cleaning fee covers a cleaning before you arrive. This is my home, so I ask that you please leave the property as you found it. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Barton Springs Pool
"Spring fed so the water temperature is constant year round... feels cool in the summer, warm..."
Zilker Park
"Amazing tacos a brief walk away! Great for a late morning breakfast on the weekends."
Magnolia Cafe South
"Great diner, open 24 hours!"
Congress Avenue Bridge
"Watch the bats come out (May-Oct). Close to a million bats live under this bridge, it's quit..."
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Uncle Billy's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Austin Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Mopac Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Taco Deli
Car: not necessary


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