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Beautiful Luxury House: Huge Windows, Walk to Zilker Park, 5 Mins to Downtown

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Austin - 9th Street

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4-10

This luxury house is great for families, bachelorette & wedding parties, film crews....

This house was built in 2008 by one of Austin’s leading architects. We chose the lot for its size and proximity to Downtown and in order to save a 100+ year old oak tree that was going to be cut down.

You enter the house and immediately come upon a huge living area with 12 foot ceilings. The floor plan is all open – the dining, living and kitchen area is one huge space. The kitchen was designed for a gourmet chef. The marble counters are enormous. There is a 6 burner stove with an over-sized oven. All appliances are stainless steel.

The house was built with all allergen free material and is Eco-Friendly. There is only sustainable wood floor – no carpet. The paint is no-voc. The insulation is jean insulation – not the pink stuff. The cabinets are formaldehyde free…. Our intention in making these higher-end choices was to create a calm-feeling and healthy space. The house sits 6 feet off the ground which makes you feel like you are living in a big tree house.

Every room has large windows, most of which center on the big, beautiful old oak tree in the backyard.

The dining room area has a large steel table that sits 6-10. The chairs are hans-wegner wishbone design. The living room area has an organic couch from G Romano that is on top of an oushak rug and a real wood-burning fireplace. These rooms look out through large windows onto the tree as well.

The backyard is one of the largest you'll find in the heart of the city.

Off the dining area is a full bath next to a lounging room with a big screen tv, blue ray player and lots of movies.

The big bedrooms and 2 additional full bathrooms are upstairs. Big windows, design furniture, comfortable beds and linens are in each room.

The location is great. The house is in a quiet up-scale neighborhood that is still only a short walk to Zilker park where ACL (Austin City Limits) is and the river (Town Lake or Lady Bird Lake) that runs through downtown. In addition, you can walk to several nice restaurants, a grocery store and a great juice place – JuiceLand. We are only 5 minutes by car or bus to downtown Austin where all the shops, restaurants and bars are located. The popular 2nd street is only 4 minutes away.

There are 5 bedrooms:

- #1 - King bed and a day bed

- #2 - Queen bed

- #3 - Designer sofabed folds into comfortable queen bed in the lounge/media room

- #4 - Full bed

- #5 - Full bed

- We also have 2 blow up mattresses available upon request.

- We have plenty of towels and linens for everyone.

Austin City Registration Number 2015-101173 OL

Occupancy: Occupancy 6 unrelated/ 10 related

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish

About Owner

We are a nice family that moved from San Francisco to Austin about 11 years ago. We like traveling, fun family time and great food.

Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why Owner chose Austin

We built this home for ourselves, with all of the love, care, and attention to detail that goes into a home you live in. Now we travel frequently and thus can share our great house with others when we are gone. It is our intention that this home provides everyone who stays here the space for creating great memories and acts as the incredible jumping off point for exploring central Austin that it always has for us.

What makes this house unique

The kitchen with the stools around the island is amazing for cooking or just looking out onto the huge oak tree with some great coffee or wine.


based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Luxury House: Huge Windows, Walk to Zilker Park, 5 Mins to Downtown
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

The Best Vacation Home Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my bachelorette party in April 2015 for 3 nights, and I can honestly say that it was hard for us to leave! This house is AMAZING! The breathtaking layout and ambience really does make you feel like you are in a 1st class tree house! Everything was so clean and organized, and we were well stocked with everything we could have possibly needed. We had more than enough sleeping and getting ready space for 8 girls. The location is great as well! The house was about a 5 minute Uber ride to everything we wanted to do and the neighborhood is beautiful and very safe. But the best part was the owner, Brian, who was so great to work with while we were planning. He responds quickly to emails and was always happy to answer any questions I had! He also gave us a neighbor's number incase of emergencies while we were there! Our trip could not have gone better and was so smooth. I highly recommend this rental for any trip to Austin!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic property in a great Austin neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

close to downtown, deep eddy pool, Motzarts coffee and great food on West Lynn st.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

If I could rate this house 10 STARS I would! It was the perfect house for my bachelorette weekend! I was initially very impressed with the pictures online but it ended up being even better in person. Brian was so quick to respond to all of our questions and was such a pleasure to work with. He even allowed us to check in early on our arrival day so some of the girls could decorate and have things looking nice by the time I showed up. If I even need a place to stay in Austin for a large group of people I'll for sure be rebooking this property. Thanks Brian for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Rock Connecticut

Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at the house. Brian took a chance on us, we were a big group of guys (12) in Austin for my Bachelor party. Everything exceeded expectations.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently had my bachelorette weekend in Austin and we rented this house. What an amazing house! It was perfect for our large group and girl's weekend! The house is very spacious and open - and comes equipped with a full amazing kitchen. The location is perfect too, just a short drive from downtown and Barton Springs. There is a grocery store and liquor store within walking distance. We had issues with Uber/taxi - but that was due to Uber shutting down that week in Austin. If Uber is up and running again, then I would suggest there be no need for a rental car. The backyard tree is one-of-a-kind - it's like living in a tree house. The owner and house manager were extremely nice and accommodating. Many of the reviews are the same as mine - that is a true reflection of a great, reliable, comfortable and centrally located house where you want to be on a vacation. Book it! I know I will be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home, Awesome location, Comfortable layout

  • 5 of 5

I was the event planner for a Bridal Shower for 30 guests held at this home this past weekend. From before we even booked the site, Brian was easy to work with and very accommodating. The weekend of the event, we had a huge storm come through that morning. Although it was dry by the afternoon, it was too hot and humid to have the women seated outside. I was bummed to not be able to decorate the big tree, but the rain plan was just as comfortable. There was plenty of space in the downstairs living areas to accommodate everyone comfortably. Will definitely be keeping this home on my radar for future events!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Car: not necessary

We are in a very nice, up-scale neighborhood just 5 minutes west of downtown. You can bus, bike or drive a few minutes to all the great restaurants, bars and shops on 2nd Street, 6th Street and downtown. You can also walk to Town Lake where there is great scenic running, biking and walking. In addition, there are a few restaurants, bars and a grocery store within a 5 minute walk.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Austin, 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
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
ACL 2016
29 Sep 2016 - 11 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
FT 2016
20 Oct 2016 - 24 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £121 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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