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1 / 24 Winters are mild in Austin, perfect for roasting s'mores over the fire pit



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

4 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6892331

About the area

Situated on two acres of private green-space on a non-through street, this private oasis offers easy access to ACL, SXSW, F1 (Formula One) and downtown Austin. Completely surrounded by Texas’ capitol city, Sunset Valley is just south of downtown Austin. It's an area of natural beauty with conservation land for native plants and animalsa quiet, friendly city with all the advantages of urban travel. Hiking trails, a gourmet market (Central Market Westgate), movie theater, two yoga studios and several restaurants are within walking distance. IM Thai Cuisine, Tarka Indian Kitchen, La Madeleine Country French Cafe, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, LongHorn Steakhouse, Doc's Backyard Bar & Grill, Cow Tipping Creamery, StoutHaus Coffee Pub are all less than a mile away to the West. Amy's Icecream, Juiceland, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine and the Central Market cafe with live music are just to the North East.

Getting around

Although Uber has left Austin, several ride share companies have filled the void. There's lots of parking in the driveway so renting a car might be an easy option. We also have a private driver you can pre-arrange. We're also one block from city buses.

Owner profile

Sharon D.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 4 Full baths

Reviews (1)

Excellent – based on 1 review Excellent
1 review

“A beautifully decorated open concept home, with lots of charm and everything you need at your fingertips”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2017

This was a perfect girlfriend getaway and our first trip to Austin. We decided over a year ago that this city would be great to visit during bluebonnet season. During our internet search, we came across this gorgeous rental home that seemed perfect for the ten of us. As we looked at the photos and read the reviews we were convinced that this was the place for us and immediately made our reservation for a five night stay. The LoftHouse is very conveniently located in a nice residential area. We loved the easy access to all the major sights and especially appreciated the book the owner provided listing anything and everything you need to know about Austin and her home. I slept in the Patio room and my bedding was extremely comfortable. There was always plenty of room for everyone to sit and enjoy cards, games and conversation. We enjoyed sitting by the pool to read or relax. The porch was a favorite spot for cocktails and dinner. The kitchen came equipped with everything you could possibly think of and we all appreciated the special treats provided by the owner. She was responsive and available when we had questions or concerns. We had a great time, made even more enjoyable by this exquisite home and its surroundings.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

A note from Sharon at the Loft House: Hi ya'll! This is a brand new listing for me (as of December 2015) The reviews below are from two other listing websites. I've had nothing but 5 star reviews since I started. Please consider the Loft House for your next vacation. I hope to hear from you soon!

Amazing experience for a group visit
5 of 5 stars

The property was beautiful and the host incredibly helpful, gracious, and giving. We could not have asked for anything better. ~Chris W.

Stayed: Oct 2015

Must stay! ~Justin M.
5 of 5 stars

This house is awesome! Easily the coolest place my group of friends will ever stay! The homeowner is awesome! Sharon is the most welcoming host and her advice and attention to detail during our stay did not go unnoticed. This home is affordable and close to the city, but secluded enough you feel like you're out in the hills. I live in Austin and don't often rent vacation homes here but, if I did, I would consistently choose this one.

Stayed: Sep 2015

5 of 5 stars

It was a great first for me in Austin, this magical house was furnished by an artist and you can totally tell after one minute you walked in. Many details make this loft unique and warm, from the Indonesian looking back yard to the pictures in the bathroom, someone really thought about each single corner.

There is plenty of room and the owner was very sweet as well, we found fresh muffins she left for us the day we arrived.

The property felt really new and clean, I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for something different from a classic villa. ~Angel N.

Stayed: Sep 2015

5 of 5 stars

I must say The Loft House was probably my favorite place I've been in a very long time. This place was so beautiful and unique, definitely made our labor day weekend a weekend we'll never forget! The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The location was perfect, only 10 minutes away from downtown and Barton Springs. I would highly recommend this place to all my friends and family, and we will definitely be back!

Thanks Sharon for everything, you were awesome and so kind! ~Betsy B.

Stayed: Sep 2015

Amazing bachelor weekend in Austin!
5 of 5 stars

The property was absolutely gorgeous, everything we needed was provided or a short trip to the store away. It was the perfect place to have our weekend, close enough to the city to taxi and far enough away to feel like we were secluded. Sharon was very responsive and helped us plan activities for the weekend. The next time I am in Austin I will definitely be staying at the Loft House. Thanks again Sharon for everything! ~Eric U.

Stayed: Jul 2015

My best rental experience
5 of 5 stars

From our first point of contact, Sharon helped me walk through everything I would need to make my rental experience as smooth and enriching as possible.

Sharon assured me of the property's availability & clearly outlined what I could expect as well as the amenities of her home. Sharon also gave me a contact available 24/7 during my stay if needed.

And her home!! I've never been in such a place. Every square foot of it is gorgeous & unique. And yet it was familiar enough where I felt like I could take full advantage of it - that I could get comfortable & relax.

I rented The Loft House for a corporate retreat and most highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a private getaway. This spot is 4 miles south of downtown and offers an environment ideal for escaping the day-to-day. With accommodations for over 10 people and a beautiful + tranquil backyard, I'm sure we'll be returning soon!! ~Adam M.

Stayed: Jul 2015

Extraordinary Retreat at the LoftHouse
5 of 5 stars

The LoftHouse was simply amazing. From the soothing decor to the incredible customer service, my colleagues and I could not have asked for a better location for our annual gathering.

After days filled with meetings, we found the comfort of the LoftHouse to be exactly what we needed. The beds were beautiful and very, very comfortable. Wine around the candle garden in the screened porch made the ends of the day peaceful.

On our "free" days, we were able to get to South Congress and Downtown quickly. A visit to Guadalupe, parallel to UT, was just as easy to reach. Highly recommend the food trucks!

I look forward to bringing my colleagues to the LoftHouse every year for our annual retreat. Clean, comfortable, calm and serene, it was the perfect venue for our annual corporate retreat. We all left feeling relaxed and happy. I highly recommend this location as a place for friends, colleagues or families looking for a beautiful place to gather. ~Leslie D.

Stayed: May 2015

One word AMAZING
5 of 5 stars

I came over from the UK with 12 of my friends and family for my sons wedding. How lucky I was to have found this house. It made our holiday. Such a fun house to socialise in. Sharon the owner has everything you need if not she wil go out of her way to get it. We all loved breakfast in the morning sitting round the bar. The fire pit and BQ was a great hit. I can not recommend this house highly enough. ~Lorna W.

Stayed: Apr 2015

5 of 5 stars

Everything from check-in through check-out was perfect. The house is everything you want it to be and more. Sharon is absolutely incredible. There were muffins to welcome us when we arrived. A fridge with soda. Tea. Coffee. It was perfect. ~Frances D.

Stayed: Mar 2015

Sophisticated and Beautiful Atmosphere
5 of 5 stars

We chose the Loft House this past December Holiday Season, for our Business Party because of it's sophistication and style. The Loft House is a gem and it suited us perfectly.

The color schemes and lighting create a calming yet uplifting ambience.

The decor of Balinese artifacts mixed with an eclectic Art Collection accentuates it's uniqueness.

Ms. Drinkwine graciously offered to work with our budget and gave us a very reasonable weekday rate. I believe every amenity imaginable is available and if not, the Hostess found a way to accommodate our special requests.

Don't miss an opportunity to experience this haven and enliven your senses while retreating into it's otherworldly-ness.

If you want to impress your guests, the Loft House is sure to WOW them.

We'll be back! ~Christine L.

Stayed: Dec 2014

Great House, Great Owner
5 of 5 stars

Everything we hoped for and better. House was amazing. Great artwork, great "little touches" that made our stay special. Sharon met us upon arrival and explained everything about the house. She checked on us during our visit to make sure everything was fine. It is such a cool house, certainly out of the ordinary. If you want a memorable place to stay in Austin, this place is it. ~Robert G.

Stayed: Jan 2015

Amazing, amazing, amazing!
5 of 5 stars

I celebrated my birthday with my family this past summer and it was a wonderful experience. It took me a while to write this review because I had no idea how to put into words how much I loved the house and owner.

The home is PERFECT. It is in a great location in Austin but the house itself takes you into another world. Everyone in the home kept saying the felt like they were in an exotic island or somewhere else besides Austin.

There are so many details in the home that will keep you awe and inspired.

I feel so lucky to have been able to make memories in this beautiful house. Sharron your design and help during our stay was first class. Thank you and I look forward to the opportunity to stay at you home again! ~Juan G.

Stayed: Jul 2014

5 of 5 stars

I am going to keep this review simple as i could write a novel on how much everyone loved this house, so here goes.

-Amazing lot in a great part of town that allows you to be relatively close to the city while also preserving a great deal of privacy

-Wonderful decor and furniture that makes for a really fun atmosphere

-The decorations will keep you entertained for days

-The lighting is remarkable. There are two really fantastic house atmospheres, one day time home and one night time home. You will understand once you arrive

-Attention to detail is second to none

i could keep going on but there is no need, just go ahead and rent the place and have a great time, you wont regret it. ~David H.

Stayed: Dec 2014

Sacred retreat: Home to art and beauty
5 of 5 stars

Sharon is the most incredible property owner. She amazed us with her ability to work with us on what we needed, and go above and beyond to provide gorgeous details that made our stay special. She has cultivated an amazing home full of art, beautiful objects, warm welcoming lighting, expert details like power outlets everywhere you could possibly need them and soothing under-cabinet lights in the bathrooms. The house is filled with captivating textiles, furniture and sculptures. Big windows look out onto the restful pool and live oaks. She has created an artful space that we are all incredibly lucky to be able to rent access to.

We can't recommend this home highly enough. It is special, sacred, and filled with good energy and light.

Sharon herself is kind, extremely organized and a true artist in her ability to create and improve everything around her. She has implemented systems all over her house that make it so easy to figure out lights and door locks and sound systems. An excellent homeowner! ~Callen T.

We highly recommend this beautiful property. Treat it with the reverence it deserves!

Stayed: Oct 2014

Exceptional property and very thoughtful host
5 of 5

This is a truly extraordinary property! To begin with, it's BEAUTIFUL. We had seen pictures, of course, but nonetheless it was beyond expectations. There's art everywhere, and we kept seeing interesting things we hadn't noticed initially. Sharon, the host, met us and walked us through everything we needed to know. To supplement that, she has labelled everything so that you can find what you need (i.e., esp. in the kitchen). The pool was lots of fun to use, and some of us thought the outdoor shower was/is a real treat. The beds are really, really comfortable -- and we travelers really appreciated that! I can't think of anything that could or should have been better. We would go back to this property with eager enthusiasm. ~Daniel S.

Stayed: Sep 2014

Girlfriend weekend
5 of 5 stars

Thank you Sharon! Lovely being in your home. Great location and beautiful surroundings.

Comfortable beds, lounging areas and all the amenities we could imagine.

We will be back :). ~The Bunco Babes

Stayed: Sep 2014

What a fabulous vacation!!
5 of 5

We just celebrated my daughter's bachelorette weekend in Austin and, no doubt, selected THE best vacation rental in town. It is in a quiet, secluded neighborhood, but is a quick 15 minutes from downtown. Nearby Central Market was AMAZING!!

Sharon was the perfect hostess; it was more like she was expecting family than renters. She was so easy to work with during the entire booking process, the house was as good if not better than described, and her recommendations were wonderful and greatly appreciated...especially Eric at Culinary Misfits, the personal chef we had hired for a surprise dinner (sorry Austin, but he's moving to join us in Denver!).

We can't wait to return someday. Thank you, Sharon, for helping to make my daughter's bachelorette weekend so memorable! ~Tammy G.

Stayed: Aug 2014

Great Time at the Loft House
5 of 5 stars

Sharon's house is exactly as it is described - beautiful and peaceful inside and out. She is an awesome hostess, leaving us with pastries and fruit upon arrival. She was there to meet us, give us the grand tour and tell us how everything worked. If you are planning a stay in Austin, definitely consider Loft House. It is everything you could want and more! ~Lisa P.

Stayed: Aug 2014

Amazing house for a group!!
5 of 5 stars

10 of us girls went to Austin for a bachelorette party and staying at Sharon's house was an amazing experience. There was plenty of room and bathrooms for all eleven of us to hang out comfortably and get ready whenever we needed to. The house is absolutely gorgeous with lots of fun details. Sharon was so wonderful and attentive to everything we needed both before and during our stay. The openness of the house allowed us to hold conversations wherever we were which was very nice. The screened in porch was a fun place to relax and visit with each other especially while listening to the rain. We even had a private chef from culinary misfits cook us dinner one night and the space was perfect--we were able to watch him cook in the kitchen while we hung out in the living room. The location was great--fairly close to downtown and there is an heb and other shopping nearby just in case we forgot anything. Overall I would certainly recommend this house for anyone visiting Austin!! ~Brianne R.

Stayed: May 2014

The Bali house is amazing.
5 of 5 stars

You will be impressed the minute in you walk in the door. Sharon has done a great job on every asset of the home. The decor, beautiful. The yard and pool, very private and relazing. The beds are high end quality and very comfy. We celebrated as a family with our daughter before her wedding day. There was 12 of us and we never felt crowded. The home is spacious, but yet very cozy. We loved the place so much that we extended our stay 2 nights. Sharon is very easy to work with and attentive to her quests needs. Thank- you for a wonderful stay. ~The Scully Family.

Stayed: Apr 2014

Unbelievable House and Amazing Owner
5 of 5 stars

Sharon's Loft House was the perfect way to do Austin. Her attention to detail of every aspect of the home is obvious and impressive. She is there for support but not too intrusive. I would highly recommend and am already thinking of a re visit next year. 5 stars. ~Matt

Stayed: Apr 2014

The Loft House is perfect!
5 of 5 stars

The Loft House is so gorgeous and it has an amazing amount of amenities. I came for 3 nights with 11 girls for a bachelorette weekend and it was perfect for our needs. We lounged by the pool, hung out in the open air living space and we even built a fire in the fire pit and relaxed there at night. We cooked in the amazing kitchen and partied to the awesome stereo system that floats through the entire house and out onto the screened in porch. I would recommend this house to any group coming to Austin. Sharon is a dream to deal with and we are lucky she shared this wonderful space with us. I hope to come back again soon! ~Ashley V.

Stayed: Apr 2014

Truely amazing, inspiring home to share with family and friends!
5 of 5 stars

This house is perfect for entertaining! We hosted our small wedding reception here and had a private chef come and prepare a special dinner for our guest. Everyone LOVED the house and it created such a wonderful ambiance for our party. The screened in porch overflowing from the kitchen was probably my favorite room, but each room definitely had something special to offer. It felt like we had been transported to an exotic location!

Sharon was so great to work with. Very responsive to any questions we had during the planning process and the house had just about everything we needed!

We hope to come back and stay again soon. Such a special place! ~Emily W.

Stayed: Feb 2014

It truly is a Wunderbunker!
5 of 5 stars

This home was beautiful! Great location! Close to 6th Street and Barton Springs.

It was very clean and very well equipped. The blackboard map upstairs was very helpful with grocery stores and points on interest all marked out. Very clever!

The welcome treats Sharon left were a nice surprise. We would definitely recommend this wonderful house. ~Cathy (Note from the owner: The Loft House used to be named the Wunderbunker)

Stayed: Jan 2014

Spectacular Resort Like Property
5 of 5 stars

We held our Christmas Family Reunion at Sharon's wonderful resort like property and found it to be everything advertised and MORE. Not only is this home visually stunning and architecturally interesting...it's fully equipped with everything one might need. Host a party or just "get away from it all"....this property does it all and won't disappoint.

What was equally impressive was the owner's attention to detail and business acumen. The house was in perfect shape when we arrived....and we got back our security deposit the same day we departed!

I can highly recommend both the WonderBunker and Sharon Drinkwine! ~Norman S.

Stayed: Dec 2013

Awesome House with Awesome Host
5 of 5 stars

Not only is the Wunder Bunker the most incredible home I've ever stayed in, but Sharon is an absolute GEM!! I hosted our office holiday party in her home and everyone was amazed with the property. It's perfect for entertaining. Sharon has clearly taken great pride in this home and everything is on point down to the smallest detail. I am a resident of Austin but enjoyed her property so much, I hope to go back and stay there again myself. Thank you for everything Sharon. I cannot say enough wonderful things about you and your home. ~Keri C.

Stayed: Dec 2013

Best backdrop for a company retreat
5 of 5 stars

My company was looking to have a retreat in or around Austin and came across the WunderBunker rental. This place had the perfect set up. Not only was the decor stunning inside and out, but we had several spaces around the house to hold meetings which was really nice and I think helped everyone relax and enjoy us all actually being on a work retreat. Flora, the chef, was AMAZING and a hoot. It was such a treat to have her cook for us while we were there...we felt so pampered. I have to say, I was first hesitant to book a local rental for the company retreat but once we got here we felt so far away from town...it really was the best option and such a lovely experience all around. Everyone had such a great, relaxing time I only hope we can stay longer next time around! Thank you Sharon, you have a lovely home and we all had such a marvelous time!! I look forward to future stays! ~Anonymous

Stayed: Jun 2014

Wonderful. Spacious. Quiet.
5 of 5 stars

A beautiful peaceful home. Spacious yet comfortable. Easy access to highways on either side of town. Watching the deer roam the grounds outside the fence was a bonus. If you are staying in Austin this is the place to rent. You won't be disappointed. ~Victoria G.

Stayed: Nov 2013

Girls getaway at spa like resort!
5 of 5 stars

Beautiful and comfortable accommodations. Plenty of space and sitting areas for entertaining or quiet time for reading and mediating. Easy access to groceries, shopping , restaraunts and entertainment. We will definitely be back! ~Candis G.

Stayed: Oct 2013

The Loft House was everything we expected and more.
5 of 5 stars

The house is beautiful and full of Sharon's amazing treasures. A high-end retreat conveniently located in south Austin with plenty of activities nearby for those seeking adventure and also a perfect house for those looking for a little seclusion. (Even though you are in the suburbs, you can't see a single neighbor and one morning we even saw a heard of deer right outside the windows!) We spent a lot of time on the screened-in porch. It also has a nice outdoor dining table that is perfect for large groups. Also, the house is very well stocked, so don't worry about packing a large bag! The house comes stocked with everything you need to cook a grand meal, shampoo, conditioner, towels, hair dryers, and much more. It really felt like home! Sharon was also very helpful in finding some neat things to do in Austin, including hiring a private chef, Mike, with Nola Kitchens. He cooked us a wonderful meal as we sat around the island, drank wine, and watched him cook ~Katie R.

Stayed Nov 2015

We absolutely loved our time here.
5 of 5 stars

The Loft House is a one-of-a-kind place that turned our getaway into an incredible retreat. Its open floor plan, amazing artwork and warm, modern design all contribute to a feelings of relaxed, creative inspiration. And the pool, outdoor shower and beautiful grounds make it easy to enjoy nature. Sharon thought of everything in designing the home and brings that same attention to detail in her role as a host. From the time we booked the trip through the weekend we stayed, she was communicative, accommodating and made sure we had a wonderful time. ~Lauren E.

Stayed Oct 2015

This place is beyond AMAZING!
5 of 5 stars

Sometimes places look better in photos; this home is the opposite. Even the beautiful photos could not do it justice! It is simply stunning inside--so comfortable, so well-thought out, so relaxing. It was the perfect retreat. And it was beyond stocked--everything from fresh bakery muffins to a draw of random and delicious drinks. Sharon thought of every.single.detail. I had an amazing time and would love to go back! ~Sara C.

Stayed July 2015

Sharon was absolutely amazing and accommodating.
5 of 5 stars

The home was beautifu, clean and made our weekend very memorable. ~Kristina M.

Stayed June 2015

Sharon has a wonderful home that is filled with so many interesting details.
5 of 5 stars

She makes sure that you have everything you need and even had welcoming muffins for us! We truly enjoyed staying here and I have already recommended it to several friends and family. Thank you Sharon! ~Gena T.

Stayed May 2015

Sharon was a warm, responsive and welcoming host.
5 of 5 stars

The property is stunning, pictures don't do it justice. It's incredibly well-appointed and no stone was left unturned design-wise. I highly recommend Sharon and her fantastic house! ~Zacki M.

Stayed Dec 2014

Sharon was a pleasure to work with.
5 of 5 stars

She was super welcoming and really made us feel at home. The house itself is a paradise getaway in Austin. I would highly recommend this property and I hope to come back and stay here again. Great! Great! Great! ~Maz J.

Stayed Oct 2014