The Retreat – Next to Barton Springs & Zilker Park703 Azie Morton Road , Austin, Texas 78704, United States
About this listing
Picture all of the things that make Austin such a magical place to visit and live: sunny days at Barton Springs, world-class tacos, live music, trails and paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake. Now imagine staying in a home that’s just steps away. In this secluded tree top retreat, you’ll be able to relax in nature, experience the best of Austin, and leave feeling transformed.
Need more action? The place is perfect if looking to attend ACL Fest, SXSW, and F1 or visit the famous Umlauf Sculpture Garden right next door.
PLEASE READ THE SECTION “Other Things to Note section.
Originally built in 1955 by local architect A.D. Stenger, this home doesn’t get any more quintessentially “Austin.” From the moment you pull into the driveway, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported. Each room has its own unique feeling, like capturing all the places you’ve traveled into one spot. Dreamy mid-century modern touches can be found everywhere, from the timeless Heath tile, to the iconic wood paneling lining the walls.
With three bedrooms and three full baths, this house is perfect for a family or group looking to explore Austin but also have a quiet space to relax. Cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and then take your pick of any number of great spots to hang out around the house. From the cozy couch to the outdoor terrace floating among the trees, there’s no shortage of inviting areas to explore.
Each bedroom reflects the unique natural habitat around it. Upstairs, you’ll find a queen bed with an Alpaca Mohair headboard, private en suite, and private entrance that leads directly to the patio. One bedroom downstairs is reminiscent of “Rock Island” in Zilker Park, with overhanging sunbeams, lush green hues, and a king bed, making it the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. The second bedroom downstairs is its own queen suite, including a lounge area with a sofa, TV & desk, and private entrance to an outdoor balcony.
Every detail of this home has been deliberately designed to accommodate our family and yours. During your stay, we hope you are able to experience the Austin we know and love and take a little bit of it back with you when you leave.
Also, please review the LONG-TERM STAY – ADDITIONAL FEES section below. Stays over 29 days are waived from paying the State and Local Hotel Tax. However, there are additional fees we need to collect for damage coverage and housekeeping.
LONG TERM STAY – ADDITIONAL FEES FOR STAYS OVER 29 days.
In compliance with our policies for long term stays, we need to collect a few additional fees from you before guaranteeing this reservation. Please see below and reply here with any questions. Your guest ambassador will reply shortly and be available to assist you where needed.
Trust & Safety Fee:
As part of our effort to help you relax and enjoy your stay, we have partnered with Safely.com to provide you with $1,500 of accidental coverage in place of a security deposit. A portion of the cost for this protection was included in your rental rate and fees and covers you for accidental damages during your stay. The Safely fee for nights over 30 days is $200, $50 of which was already collected. Please be on the lookout for a payment request or resolution request for the balance of $150 and ensure the balance gets paid and guarantee your reservation.
NOTE: The Trust and Safety Fee is refundable only if the reservation is canceled in writing at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the arrival date.
Additional Cleaning Fee:
We do require additional cleaning fees for guests staying longer than 3 weeks. Your Guest Ambassador will coordinate the cleaning schedule for a minimum of once every 2 weeks. You can request cleanings more frequently if desired. Additional cleaning charges will be sent using a payment request or resolution request, immediately following the cleaning.
Austin offers plenty of transportation options. Ride sharing, micro mobility, and mass transit are available everywhere.
20 minutes to the airport.
Prior to check-in, we will send you detailed directions to ensure a seamless arrival. Pack n Plays or High Chairs must be requested 48 hrs prior to arrival.
4 SUP Boards are available for use by all guests.
Parking enough for 2 cars in the driveway, and 1 curbside directly in front of the house.
No parties and no pets.
HOTEL TAX COLLECTION: Both the City of Austin and the State of Texas requires all hotel and vacation rental hosts to collect hotel tax. We collect these two taxes within the booking transaction. The state requires 6% and the city requires 11%.
YOU ARE HELPING: A portion of the city hotel tax helps support Austin’s musicians and related businesses.
Interaction with guests
Stay Local Austin will be your host during your stay.
You will be steps away from Barton Springs, Zilker Park (ACL Fest), and Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trails. The Zilker neighborhood is just 4 miles to downtown and .5 miles to S. Lamar. You will be in the center of everything, yet in a quiet neighborhood.
Just .25 mile or 5 minute walk to Lady Bird Lake and Hike and Bile Trail.
Also walkable to Barton Creek Greenbelt, Umlauf Sculpture Garden (just down Azie Morton), Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Science & Nature center, Zilker park disc golf course and all the restaurants & shops on Barton Spring and S Lamar.
You can even walk to downtown via Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trails!
Head down Lamar towards 290 and you’re less than 20 minutes from the airport.
Guests will have access to all areas of the home, as well as private paddle boards available for use during your stay. Google Fiber is also available throughout the house and patios.
Guests will have access via an electronic smart lock. Stay Local Austin offers self-check-in.
We cannot guarantee early check-ins or late checkouts in advance. If the house happens to be ready earlier than our standard 4pm check-in time on the day of your arrival, I will message you and let you know once it’s ready. Late checkouts are almost never possible. On the rare occasion that it is possible to check in early or checkout late, there will be a fee for anything outside of a one-hour window within our standard times. If your need for an early check-in or late checkout is great, your best option is to book the night prior to or after your arrival/departure.
- Guests: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Beds: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Check-in After: 04:00 PM
- Check-out Before: 11:00 AM
- Type: House
- per night: $493
- Allow additional guests: No
- Cleaning fee: $270
- Air conditioning
- Bed linens
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Children’s books and toys
- Cleaning Disinfection
- Coffee maker
- Dishes and silverware
- Enhanced cleaning practices
- Extra pillows and blankets
- Family/kid friendly
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Free parking on premises
- Free parking on street
- Garden or backyard
- Hair dryer
- High chair
- High touch surfaces disinfected
- Hot water
- Laptop friendly workspace
- Luggage dropoff allowed
- Pack ’n Play/travel crib
- Patio or balcony
- Private entrance
- Smoke detector
- Suitable for children (2-12 years)
- Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
- Swimming pool
- Towels provided
- Wireless Internet
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: No
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: Yes