Duplex sits high above the street, surrounded by hedgesEnjoy the covered deck sitting in our glider or chairs
Colorful 2BD duplex by Zilker & DT!
Colorful 2BD duplex by Zilker & DT!
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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The Kaleido House is located just two blocks from Zilker Park & Barton Springs Pool, & approx. 2 miles to downtown, the perfect location to enjoy everything that Austin has to offer. King bed & 2 XL twins that can be made into a King & queen pull out couch. Large dining table & full kitchen allows you to cook in if you choose. Decorated with some of Peach's kaleidoscopic paintings & photos. Cable, WiFi, laundry, 2 parking places.
City License #119960.

The space

The two bedroom/one bathroom “Kaleido House” is the largest unit in the Zilker Vacations family. It features by far the most original art and colorful decor to go along with the spacious wood beamed vaulted ceilings.

The Kaleido House is located just two blocks from Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, and 2 miles to downtown. There is easy walking access to many of Austin’s famous restaurants as well as the outdoor paradise that is Zilker Park. Take a dip in the 68 degree waters of Barton Springs after enjoying a hike through the Barton Creek Greenbelt or a stroll around Lady Bird Lake. After a day outdoors, you’re only a short walk back!

If you’re still a bit chilled from the refreshing waters of Barton Springs, fill up the 200 gallon tub and take a relaxing soak (please note jets are non-operational). The tub also features shower heads on both sides, so you and your partner can enjoy a shower together without anyone hogging all the hot water.

When you’re not in the tub...the vaulted beamed knotty pine wood ceilings make the over 1000 square feet seem even bigger. The kitchen is fully equipped to handle cooking big meals, and the Whole Foods world headquarters is approx 2 miles away. Several convenience stores are even closer.

There is a king bed in the master bedroom and two XL twins in the second bedroom, which can be made up as a king upon request. There is a queen-sized pull out sofa bed in the living room as well. This property can comfortably sleep 6 adults.

Other amenities include: fresh coffee (organic local Ruta Maya) and tea fixings, washer/dryer and detergent, bath and beach towels, and a Britta water filter on the faucet.

This property is pet friendly. Please note that if you plan on bringing a pet we do charge a $50 pet fee. If you choose to instant book, we will add the fee as a change request.

Guest access

You are renting the entire space - this is NOT a shared rental, though it is a duplex with a shared wall, so we expect that there won't be loud noise after 10:30 that could disturb your neighbor.

Interaction with guests

We typically don't interact with guests much if at all. However we live nearby in case you need anything at all.

Other things to note

Please note that if you plan on bringing a pet we do charge a $50 pet fee. If you choose to instant book, we will add the fee as a change request.

All of our properties are fully stocked with linens, towels, basic kitchen items (spices, oil, etc), and organic coffee beans, grinder, filters and drip coffee maker, sugar, Splenda, teas and 1/2 & 1/2 to get you started.

City of Austin License #119960. City Hotel occupancy tax is included in the rate.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £67
Security Deposit £195
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £156 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

Please note that while this property is pet friendly we do require an extra $50 pet cleaning fee which will be added to your reservation after confirmation.
NOISE CURFEW: The City of Austin enforces a 10:30 noise curfew that we must abide by. We take this very seriously out of respect for our other guests and neighbors. If we receive a complaint, we will address the issue with the primary renter, and a second complaint may be met with an immediate eviction without refund.
Pets allowed with pet deposit. Smoking only on deck and please no cigarette butts on grounds.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

16 Reviews

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Ben User Profile
September 2014
Had a brilliant time here, the house is amazing. Biggest bed iv ever slept in, brilliant shower palace room, incredible service and felt very welcome. We also got some great tips on places to visit. 10/10

Robert User Profile
October 2017
Reasonably priced and close in proximity to Austin City Limits. Has a funky vibe inside that was neat to be around for a few days. The shower/jacuzzi is amazing.
Cynthia User ProfileCynthia is a superhost.
Response from Cynthia:
Glad you enjoyed the eclectic decorating of the Kaleido House, which features some of Peach's older paintings and well as his photography and has one of his brother's kaleidoscopes in there to view as well. Peach made kaleidoscopes for more than 15 years before passing the arts and crafts business on to his brother. The David Marsh furniture is fun as well. Glad you liked the tub/shower. With the jets not working, we may turn it into a walk in shower next year. Hope to see you back for ACL next year!
October 2017

Joe User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay on a quick trip to Austin. Lots of useful amenities and great communication.

Emily User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful weekend here. Cynthia was helpful and attentive. The house is clean and supplied with everything you could imagine. We will be back!

Dane User Profile
April 2017
Roomy and stylish. Close enough to 6th street and Rainey st for affordable FASTEN rides. Would recommend!

Tevyn User Profile
March 2017
Very cozy and colorful. Great patio scenic view. Quiet neighborhood. Cynthia provide more then enough details in order for us to enjoy a comfortable stay. This was the most organized Airbnb I've had the pleasure of staying at.

Cary User Profile
January 2017
Just what we wanted.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Cynthia User ProfileCynthia is a superhost.

We are a family that manages 8 properties under the business name, ZilkerVacations. My husband's nickname is Peach and our son is Jay. All of our properties are within two block of Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool and all sorts of other fun stuff!

We have lived in the Zilker area for more than 35 years, raised Jay and his sister there, and have a residential real estate company called Kaleido Properties in the neighborhood. Peach is an amateur photographer and continues his love of color and kaleidoscopes (used to be a kaleidoscope maker for 15 years) with his Kaleidoscope calendar, published each year. Jay and Peach are big golfers and also glad to offer suggestions. We all love being outdoors, whether walking, biking, swimming or golfing. Jay likes to do yoga and can recommend studios. Peach and Cynthia volunteer with Keep Austin Fed, rescuing food that would end up in the trash and getting it to people who can use it. Jay is on the board of the Austin Bat Cave, a non-profit that teaches underprivileged kids creative writing. We are also founding members of the Austin Rental Alliance and have worked with the City of Austin on short term rental regulations and continue to advocate for all hosts to collect taxes and register with the city.

We are happy to help other people enjoy our neighborhood. We will leave you alone or can be available to answer questions about anything. We enjoy meeting our guests but don't always get the chance.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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