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Downtown, Barton Springs Minutes Away - 78704 Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 30 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

South Lamar and Zilker combined equal location. Enjoy this mid-century bungalow in the heart of Zilker and South Austin. Decorated with vintage auto posters and other fun stuff.

It’s five minutes by car or cab to downtown. Only a two minute walk to Maria’s Taco’s, Matt’s El Rancho, Mr. Naturral and Irie Bean Coffee Bar. You are also a short walk to Barton Springs and Lady Bird Lake. But really, if you are downtown bound, no car is needed at this address because it’s also just one block from the main Lamar bus line that goes straight to UT and Downtown, cruising past Alamo Draft House, Uchi, Olivia‘s, and Barton Springs on the way. Or, take a cab, it's only three miles to downtown.

The home is two bedroom, one bath with complete kitchen, and dining. Sleeps five with queen beds in each bedroom and a pull out single in the living room. The bathroom is located in a hallway between the bedrooms. Grab dinner from Mr. Natural or Artz, take it home and enjoy a glass of wine on your own patio.

Keywords: Cute, Zilker, Bungalow, pets considered, 78704, walk to ACL

More Details

Rebecca Heston
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Rebecca Heston

We love to travel, and it's because of the convenience and fun we have had in staying in vacation rentals by owner that we decided to make the experience availabe for others in this home.

Rebecca Heston purchased this bungalow in 1997

Why Rebecca Heston chose Austin

This home is location friendly and South Austin proud. It's located in the wonderful Barton Hills/Zilker neighborhood which we also call home. We are long time Austinites, and still think the city is one of the best places in the world. Open, friendly, and healthy - great music and lots of good food and fun. As we've watched Austin evolve into an urban destination with an outdoor twist, we thought - why not offer this home as a location that has the best of the lake and the parks but also is in close proximity to downtown? So we did.

What makes this bungalow unique

This is a wonderful house for people with pets. It has a small side yard that is fenced, and lots of sidewalks leading to the informal dog park at Zilker Elementary and on to Zilker Park and LadyBird lake. The house is cozy and perfect for one or two couples.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to share what our New Years guests told us in the guest book: "We loved staying in your place. Thank you for the Christmas lights and the little touches like the poinsettias. We had a great stay, it was wonderful to be able to take a cab inexpensively to downtown. We hope to be back."
Dec 2012
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Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Downtown, Barton Springs Minutes Away - 78704 Location
average rating of 4.95 based on 41 reviews

Great location. Comfortable beds. Nice for dog.

  • 5 of 5

Great loca. Comfy beds. Good for dog.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and comfy house!

  • 5 of 5

Arpdale House fit our needs perfectly! From our first contact for reservations up until check out, everything was organized and all instructions were very clear. The house had everything we needed, and is in a great location. We would definitely choose to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tomball TX

Very nice house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The home is very comfortable and clean. The location is near many sites and shopping. We had a great time in Austin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent value for your dollar! Home is updated, very cute and in an excellent location; beds are comfortable and the house is very clean. The owners were awesome and allowed us late checkout so that we could go to Maria's Tacos for Sunday lunch and live music (which they recommended and it was great!). We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Maria's is fun, and we are happy to offer a late checkout if we don't have a guest arriving that day. We are glad it worked out!
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Houston, TX

Cool location in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at this property. It is in a very cool location in Austin, among some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, music venues, food trucks, shopping. Traffic has become a bit of a concern in Austin, and where this is located gives you options on avoiding traffic.

The house is clean and comfortable. The owner is very responsive and helpful, and has a book for those who aren't local to know what is good and local. The residence has a keypad lock that makes it easy to come and go, and not have to sort out keys. There's a nice patio area when the weather is nice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Steph! We love repeat guests, please come again!
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Comfy home with excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost 2 weeks while we visited children and grandchildren. The kitchen was sufficiently equipped to meet our cooking needs. Having Celiacs means that I have to prepare a good many of my meals. Also, having a dining table rather than just bar stools at a countertop makes the eating the meal more comfortable.

The bed was very comfortable. Both heating and cooling system worked well (temps in Feb can certainly vary!).

Best of all was the location. Bluebonnet has a protected bike lane to get you to the path along Lady Bird Lake and Zilker park. Lamar has restaurants and stores within easy walking distance and provides quick access to the highways serving Austin (except at rush hour).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Maria's Tacos
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Matt's El Rancho and Mr. Natural
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Artz Rib House
Nearest Point of Interest
Maria's Taco Express
Nearest Point of Interest
Barton Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Alamo Draft House
Nearest Point of Interest
Matt's El Rancho
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Sheep Brew Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Irie Bean Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Mr Natural
Car: recommended

Lady Bird Lake walking trails right on the river; Barton Springs Pool a mile walk or drive away; Matt's El Rancho for mexican food, Maria's Sunday Gospel Brunch is not to be missed, and Green Mesquite BBQ at Barton Springs Road and Lamar. Remember to head to Saxon Pub for Sunday night music after dinner at Maudie's, live like a local......


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Zilker, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Snowbird Special
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
30 night minimum stay
SXSW 2017
8 Mar 2017 - 22 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$398
Pet Fee A$33 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Zilker, Texas

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Vintage turquoise fixtures are a fun detail in the bathroom!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • New, comfy, Queen size bed in each bedroom and a pull out single sofa in the living room suitable for kids or young adults (or older adults with a young attitude!) (We do not accommodate more than five guests, please don't add-on guests to your stay during festivals and special events!)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming