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Hip Retro Remodeled Retreat, 10 Minutes to Downtown, Family- and Pet-Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, completely remodeled, private patio, mod kitchen & bath

Completely remodeled mid-century home (license # 107509), conveniently located on a very quiet street in the Windsor Park neighborhood in Central Austin.

[Please note: If the dates that you want are not available, we have another newly renovated vacation home just a few blocks away. Check it out at vrbo 685434]

Our home is professionally managed by us - the owners - to provide the best possible experience for you and your fellow guests. We are longtime residents of the neighborhood, and can promptly answer any questions you have about the property or about Austin.

You'll be so close to so much that's great about Austin: 10 minutes to downtown, the University of Texas and all the hip East/Central Austin attractions, 5 minutes to the Mueller development with its many shops and restaurants, farmers market, and the Thinkery, the coolest children’s museum anywhere.

PET POLICY: Dogs or cats only. If you're interested in bringing a furry friend, please include a description of your pet with your inquiry - thanks.

Our comfortable and inviting home features lovely original hardwood floors, central air and heat, vintage and modern furnishings, and a retro fabulous modern kitchen and bathroom.

The living space has an open floor plan that is perfect for kicking back and relaxing with friends or family. There is hip, retro-inspired artwork throughout, plus a turntable and a supply of vintage vinyl for your listening enjoyment!

The mid-century mod dining table seats 4, and the bar area in the kitchen also has seating for 4. Outside, the private covered patio features a dining table and 4 chairs, 4 vintage-inspired side chairs, gas grill, fire pit, and globe lights to set the perfect evening mood.

The shaded back yard is fully fenced, private and spacious for little ones and/or pets to roam. The property features two large pecan trees. If you’re staying with us between November and January, feel free to gather and crack pecans – they are delicious!

Both the living room and master bedroom feature flat screen TVs with Apple TV with Netflix. Our home is equipped with wifi for your web surfing and business needs.

The master bedroom features a deluxe king bed, while the second bedroom features a deluxe queen bed. Both beds have memory foam mattress toppers for an extra comfy night's sleep. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and spacious closets. The couch in the second living area folds out into a bed that sleeps one additional adult or two smaller children.

The fully-equipped kitchen features retro-mod design and fixtures, boomerang countertops with stainless steel edging, retro styled full size refrigerator, stainless appliances, and all the cookware and supplies you need to prepare a gourmet meal. The vintage-inspired modern bathroom features custom black and white tilework throughout.

Our home is stocked with all the creature comforts including soaps, shampoo/conditioner, extra towels and linens, extra pillows, coffee maker, teapot, toaster, cookware and utensils, board games, books, kitchen and bath paper products, pantry staples, child’s highchair, child’s pack n’ play with sheets, changing table with pad, child's plasticware/sippy cups.

Laundry facilities are provided including detergent, iron and ironing board.

For your peace of mind, our home has an easy-to-use security system monitored 24/7 by Central Security.

Local attractions within a 5-minute drive include:


Torchy’s Tacos, MOD Pizza, Contigo, Xian Sushi and Noodles, Paco’s Tacos, Smashburger, Pad Thai, Tino’s Greek Café, Which Wich, Yo So Cool, Cenote, Hank's, Nancy's Sky Garden, Oddwood Ales, Batch Craft Brews, Bun Belly, Tyson's Tacos, Omelettry, Soup Peddler, Stella Public House, Haymaker, El Chile, El Chilito, Turntable Pizza, East Side Pies, Sa Ten, Sala & Betty, L'Oca Doro, Lick Ice Creams, Colleen's, Alamo Drafthouse / Bar O' Fun, BD Reilly's Irish Pub, JT Youngblood's Fried Chicken, Hoover's Cooking, East Side Cafe


Hank's, Nomad, Carousel Lounge, Drink.Well, Tigress Pub


Halcyon Coffee and Wine Bar, Corona Café, Starbucks (2 locations), Elixer Coffee


HEB (grocery/pharmacy)

Twin Liquors

Total Wine

Things to Do

Bartholomew District Park, Bartholomew Pool, Thinkery (Austin Children’s Museum), Mueller Farmers Market, Mueller Lake Park, Harvey Penick Golf Course (9 holes), Morris Williams Golf Course (18 holes)

Whether you are visiting Austin for vacation, family or business, you’ll love this modern and comfortable Central Austin retreat!

More Details

Gary and Amy
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2018

About Gary and Amy

Hi! We're Gary and Amy. We've been Austin residents for over 20 years, and enjoy providing our guests with a relaxing and fun Austin experience.

We've lived in the Windsor Park neighborhood for many years, and are always close by (physically and/or virtually) to answer your questions or provide anything you might need during your stay.

Thanks for your interest in our vacation home! Please let us know if you have any questions about the property or about Austin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Windsor Park, Texas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The vintage-inspired modern bathroom features custom black and white tilework throughout.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Living Area with Sleeper Sofa - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleeps one adult or two children
  • The master bedroom features a deluxe king bed, while the second bedroom features a deluxe queen bed. Both beds have memory foam mattress toppers and are extra comfy. Both bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and have spacious closets. Master bedroom has a flatscreen TV with AppleTV and Netflix.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Hip Retro Remodeled Retreat, 10 Minutes to Downtown, Family- and Pet-Friendly
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews
Alton in England

Simply Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and tidy! Loved this property as it was close to the city, quiet and yet highway access was only minutes away. Brilliant communication from the owner as well.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for seven weeks and found it roomy and well equipped. Our dogged enjoyed the fenced in back yard. The owner has provided a very informative notebook about the house and the vicinity and responded quickly when we had questions. Thanks, Gary and Amy!

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki - Thanks! We’re glad that you and your family (humans and dog) enjoyed your long-term stay at our home! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you want to escape the cold winter weather!
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Berkeley, California


  • 5 of 5

This house is so sweet and spacious for a tiny 2 bedroom. The owners have it so well supplied- lots of nice towels in various sizes, plastic baggies and Tupperware, half and half, sugar and coffee! Looks like there's lots of baby gear which we didn't' need but made us wish we'd rented here 4 years ago when we were last in Austin. We'd be glad to stay again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ariel! We’re glad that you and your family had such a comfortable stay. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you visit Austin!
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay and the place is really well equiped. Thank you Gary & Amy!

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie - Thanks so much! We enjoyed hosting you and your family. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Austin.
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Stuart. FL

House is perfect for family gathering. Description is very accurate. It is bright & clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Much better than staying at hotel to meet up with family. The house is clean and lots of amenities so you want need to rush to the grocery store. It has an open concept and large outdoor patio to entertain. We had a wonder time.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Stevie - we’re glad that you and your family had an enjoyable Thanksgiving at our home! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travel plans include Austin.
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  • 5 of 5

This house was very clean, and well maintained. The description was accurate and the owners easy to work with. I will stay here again! Very cool place! Quiet street and great parking.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank - We're glad that you and your friends enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again for next year's F1 race, or whenever your travel plans bring you back to Austin.
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Car: recommended

Local Restaurants & Attractions Within a 5-Minute Drive:

Cenote – Neighborhood café serving breakfast, brunch and dinner; all naturally raised proteins, local seasonal farm produce, and house made tortillas. And the Windsor Park location is just a couple blocks from the house! 6214 Cameron Road.

Torchy’s Tacos – Local Austin favorite; highly recommended. Great selection of tacos, some of the best queso in Austin, full bar, and nice indoor/outdoor seating. 1801 East 51st Street.

MOD Pizza – Yummy pizzas made with organic dough and gourmet ingredients that are cooked in three minutes using 800-degree stone ovens. 1801 E. 51st Street.

East Side Pies – Thin crust pizza, loaded with homemade goodness. Lots of options on their menu, with most toppings sourced locally from farms and ranches in Central Texas. But best of all, they deliver! 5312 Airport Boulevard.

Xian Sushi and Noodles – Hand-pulled Chinese noodles and sushi in a casual setting. 1801 East 51st Street.

Nancy’s Sky Garden – Super fresh and healthy Asian, with colorful fresh fruits and veggies, and proteins, too; soups, poke bowls and rice paper rolls. 6448 Hwy 290 East, Suite A-100.

Colleen’s Kitchen – Homey eatery with sidewalk seating serving southern-fried staples, craft cocktails, beer & wine. 1911 Aldrich Street, Suite 100.

L’Oca D’Oro – Bright, airy fine dining destination for individual & shareable Italian dishes, plus house made pasta & cheese All dishes are prepared with local and sustainably grown produce and meats, and a farm-to-table philosophy. 1900 Simond Avenue.

Sala & Betty – Offbeat New American menu featuring local and seasonal food prepared from scratch with TLC. 5201 Airport Blvd.

Kome Sushi Kitchen - Contemporary home-style Japanese meals and sushi in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. 4917 Airport Blvd.

Lick Honest Ice Creams – Hip ice creamery churning out offbeat flavors made from local, natural & sustainable ingredients. 1905 Aldrich Street, Suite 150.

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches – Taproom & retail craft beer store with Czech-style kolaches featuring Micklethwait barbecue. 3220 Manor Rd.

Oddwood Ales – Rustic brewery with outdoor patio serving experimental small batch craft beer and thin-crust pizza. 3108 Manor Rd.

Contigo – Great hangout spot. Farm-fresh Texas meets seasonal cocktails and beer, with a fantastic outdoor patio space. 2027 Anchor Lane.

Carousel Lounge – Since 1963, one of the great dive bars in Austin, with a timeless circus theme décor and live music Tuesday through Saturday. 1110 East 52nd St.

Drink.Well - Award-winning neighborhood cocktail bar and restaurant located in Austin’s eclectic North Loop district. Eclectic plates and innovative cocktails in a cozy, stylish setting. 207 East 53rd St.

Halcyon – Hip coffee shop & cafe serving full menu specializing in caffeinated cocktails. 1905 Aldrich Street, Suite 100.

Corona Coffee Co. – Coffee, espresso drinks, sandwiches & pastries served in a family-run cafe with an artsy vibe. 1215 Corona Drive.

Sa-Ten – Cafe serving coffee & espresso drinks plus Japanese toast & other bites in snug, hip digs. 4917 Airport Blvd.

Starbucks – Two locations. 1801 E. 51st St., Bldg A, Suite 190; 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard.

Twin Liquors – An Austin institution; good wine selection. 1801 East 51st Street, Building A, Suite 100.

Total Wine – Liquor superstore chain with a fine wine focus, also offering tastings & classes. Huge selection! 1201 Barbara Jordon Blvd, Suite 900.

Mueller Lake Park – A large lake anchors this beautiful 30-acre park featuring an amphitheater, loop trail, picnic area, and jogging trails. 4550 Mueller Blvd.

Mueller Farmers Market – Year-round, rain-or-shine, producers only market, featuring the freshest grown Texas produce, naturally raised meats, gourmet foods, treats, music and entertainment for the kids. Every Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. 2007 Mueller Central Drive.

Thinkery – The coolest place to take the kiddos! Formerly called the Austin Children’s Museum, the Thinkery’s new location in the Mueller development offers a ton of fun, hands-on exhibits for kids, as well as special programs and events. Parking in the garage on McBee Street. 1830 Simond Avenue.

Bartholomew District Park – This 57-acre park features playscapes, a splash pad, a creek, a disc golf course, sports facilities and picnic areas. 5201 Berkman Drive.

Bartholomew Pool – Newly built in 2014, this municipal pool is actually 3 pools: a recreational pool, a lap/diving pool, and a kiddie pool. There is also a water slide. 1801 E. 51st Street.

H.E.B. – HEB is the premier supermarket chain in Austin, and this store is probably the nicest one in the city. Features a café and live music on the patio. 1801 East 51st Street.

in.gredients - Package-free small grocery store offering area-sourced produce, bulk items and treats, with a kids' play area. Cool outdoor space to hang out and eat what you just bought. 2610 Manor Road.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$129.08
Pet Fee AU$76.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.