Overview of 5 Minutes to Everything Austin--easy Walk to Downtown or to Swim Barton Springs

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4.9 / 5Exceptional
50 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer


Explore the area

Popular LocationAustin City Limits14 min walk
Popular LocationBarton Springs Pool15 min walk
RestaurantChuy's Barton Springs6 min walk
RestaurantUncle Billy's6 min walk
AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)21 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Austin, this apartment is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park, while Moody Theater and Paramount Theater are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Frank Erwin Center, and consider making time for Barton Springs Pool, a top attraction not to be missed. Water skiing and water tubing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cave exploring and hiking nearby. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Austin City Limits - 14 min walk
    • Barton Springs Pool - 15 min walk
    • Palmer Events Center - 15 min walk
    • Zilker Park - 16 min walk
    • Moody Theater - 8 min drive

    Getting around

    • Austin Station - 8 min drive
    • Downtown Station - 11 min drive
    • Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.) - 21 min drive


    • Chuy's Barton Springs - 6 min walk
    • Uncle Billy's - 6 min walk
    • Picnic Food Trailer Park - 6 min walk
    • Shady Grove - 6 min walk
    • Baby Acapulco - 7 min walk

    About this property

    5 Minutes to Everything Austin--easy Walk to Downtown or to Swim Barton Springs

    Adults-only beach apartments
    This comfy, new, modern studio-apartment is perched on Cliff Drive (a cliff) 2 minutes walk above the entrance to Zilker Park, the site of Austin City Limits Live Music Fest... and Restaurant Row with Austin's signature Tex-Mex restaurant, Chuy's, serving huge, inexpensive deluxe platters and their sister eatery, The Shady Grove, or Juliet's Italian Ristorante and across the street is Juiceland & the Kava Bar with one of two trailer-food parks, all a stone's throw away on Restaurant Row, a short walk down a wooded hill. A guest once said, "You're 5 minutes from 'everything Austin'..." and its literally true. You can be Downtown in your seat at the Paramount theatre in 10 minutes or walk to Whole Foods World Hdqtrs, founded here, just a short walk, over Town Lake across a beautiful foot bridge on South Lamar. Conveniently walk to all SXSW venues... The Convention Center is 1.5 miles; the Long Center and Auditorium Shores are a half mile away; and, ACL Live in Zilker Park is our immediate neighbor, less than a five (5) minute walk inside thru the venue's city-side entrance. Wake up on The Cliff above the famed Barton Springs pool with a pot of French-press gourmet coffee, you can walk for a swim or an adventure on Town Lake, walk/ jog the Green Belt just a minute from your door. Canoes and Kayaks for rent just minutes down the hill from your door. Choose from many eateries, coffee shops, or the wonderful Daily Juice bar, all minutes walk through a safe, quiet pocket neighborhood; or, you can make your own at the Bamboo Room Studio. There is a private outdoor patio to the side. The apartment is set up for two and can accommodate a 3rd, in the extra bed in the loft up a half-spiral stair. The walk to Barton Springs has an option to go through the woods beside the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, down a rocky trail, which is literally a "woods path" directly into the spring-fed pools around which Native Americans settled for millennia--now the soul of Austin--to bathe in the healing, mineral-spring fed water bubbling up into an enormous pool and waterfall, the reason populations settled here and drew the first Austin settlement that became the heart of Texas--put a towel around your neck and walk down thru' the woods for the experience. The Saxon Pub is our neighbor --a legendary music scene that still has our best players appearing on weeknights for a $5 entry, it's a 10 minute walk from our door-- and you pass the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South on the way, where film directors and actors congregate when in town, serving awesome food and drinks during the movies on perfect screens in intimate stadium seating. South Austin 78704 is our 'hood and this Zip Code is the inspiration for "Keep Austin Weird" due to the proliferation artists and musicians living here on the south shore of the downtown... many many of the very best restaurants and small music venues are immediately available for walking--South Austin is the spirit & heart of the true, laid-back Austin lifestyle that has made our little city famous.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this apartment offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Housekeeping is provided on request.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Herb Gideon

    Speaks Spanish

    Property amenities


    On the beach
    Beach towels


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended


    Electric kettle
    Coffee/tea maker
    Paper towels


    1 bedroom
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided
    Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service

    Outdoor areas

    Barbecue grill


    Washing machine and dryer
    Near coin laundry


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Housekeeping (on request)
    Iron/ironing board

    Things to do

    Golf privileges
    Ecotours nearby
    Winery tours nearby
    Swimming nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Water skiing nearby
    Water tubing nearby
    Horse riding nearby
    Fishing nearby
    Cave exploring nearby


    Sleeps 3
    Unit size: 385 sq ft (36 sq m)
    Property does not allow children



    Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    This property welcomes adults only

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Long-term renters welcome. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    5 Mins Everything Walk Swim Barton Springs 15 Downtown Apartment
    5 Mins Everything Austin Walk Swim Barton Springs or 15 Downtown
    5 Mins Everything Walk Swim Barton Springs 15 Downtown
    5 Mins Everything Walk Swim Barton Springs 15 Downtown Apartment
    5 Mins Everything Austin Walk Swim Barton Springs or 15 Downtown
    5 Mins Everything Walk Swim Barton Springs 15 Downtown Apartment
    5 Mins Everything Austin Walk Swim Barton Springs or 15 Downtown
    5 Mins Everything Walk Swim Barton Springs 15 Downtown

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    Guest reviews

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      Great location

      I was here as a solo traveler, and this property is a perfect size for one. It is quite small, but since you’re only there to sleep, that’s not a huge problem. The location is terrific...near bus lines, a gorgeous park, some great restaurants and shops.

      5/5 Excellent

        South Austin

        Quirky , enchanting home with lots of character. Close to EVERYthing in South Austin. Easy access by walking or bike to everything to do in the area. Will definitely come back again.

        5/5 Excellent

          Was more perfect than could have been imagined!

          Honestly was in a great location super close to Barton Springs, Chuy's, and The Picnic -Food Trucks. Herb the host's recommendations were spot on including Elizabeth's Street Cafe for Brunch and The White Horse for evening Entertainment. And seriously you can't bet the quite of the neighborhood in the middle of Austin. Last but not least... The Coffee the Host's provided for morning coffee seriously wish I could get is delivered to my real house every morning.

          5/5 Excellent

            Perfect for a short visit in Austin

            Great location and great Host! The accommodations were just as pictured but surprisingly more spacious than I was expecting. Clean and convenient! Would definitely stay here again.

            5/5 Excellent

              Bamboo Hideaway

              Loved my stay at the Bamboo Hideaway! Herb and Valentina are so warm and welcoming and made us feel like we were a part of their family. It is a cute, clean little place with everything we needed. Beds were comfy, cable TV, internet, and good coffee! Very quiet neighborhood with lots of trees. Will stay here every time I’m in Austin.