What exactly is a vacation rental home?

A vacation rental is a fully furnished and decorated home available for rent on a short term basis. Rentals can be for as short as 2 nights or as long as several months, and in very rare cases even one night. The house comes with all sheets and towels necessary, beds made for you upon arrival, basic body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and most importantly organic Ruta Maya coffee beans, grinder, filters, and coffee maker in the kitchen!

NOTE: when you rent a vacation home, you are renting the entire property – our properties are never shared houses with other guests or owners. We do not do room rentals of any kind.

Do you allow parties at your properties?

Well, yes and no (mostly no). In accordance to our rental policies, we do allow mellow, tame little get-togethers like dinner parties, baby showers and bridal showers, family gatherings, etc. We will discuss parking, smoking and noise rules with our potential guests during our booking process so that we all know what is and isn’t allowed. Our rental contract with our guests has the following clause:

“This a residential neighborhood and the city has a noise curfew of 10:30pm which they’re pretty serious about. Please be respectful of the neighbors. We reserve the right to impose penalties including possible fees and even eviction without refund for serious violations.”

Can I bring my pet?

Dogs and small, permanently caged pets (gerbil, for example) are considered at most (not all properties). There’s a $50 minimum fee, and usually $50 per pet with few exceptions. SORRY, NO CATS (too many allergens, bad for business). Also, noise & damage policies/fees apply to pets.

Who rents vacation rental homes?

Lots of different folks! We’ve had visiting professors, couples having romantic getaway weekends, athletes coming to compete in races in Austin, lots and lots of folks visiting Austin-resident family members, people coming to town for business, festivals, etc, etc!

How well do you care for your properties?

Very, very well (see for yourself)!All our properties are cleaned top to bottom by our professional cleaning crew after every single guest. The houses are beautifully furnished and groomed, and we frequently visit each property ourselves to assure proper maintenance. Also, our office is nearby to most all of our properties so any maintenance issues that might come up during your stay can be dealt with promptly.

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