Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt



The space

This large, one BR apartment in the eclectic, historic West Austin neighborhood of Clarksville has the best of Austin a short walk away. The Carriage House is an entirely separate building. The entrance is completely private with a separate address. Parking is for guests only directly in front of the building.

The large living room, spacious bedroom and dining area allow you to spread out and make yourselves at home. The galley-shaped kitchen is ideal for those who like to cook.

You'll be centrally located, within walking distance to stores, shops and restaurants. There's a great grocery store, called Fresh Plus, just one block away. Walk to downtown in 30 minutes or less. City bus stops are also just down the street. Two blocks away you can catch a bus to/from the University of Texas campus.

The Carriage House is incredibly close to everything, yet quiet, private, spacious and comfortable.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Though the apartment is only 1/2 block from a vibrant area, it is a residential neighborhood where neighbors are friendly, quiet and sedate. Please no loud noise after 11pm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

30 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

44 Reviews

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Keith User Profile
February 2017
We stayed at Ford's place for 6 weeks. The kitchen was well-stocked with cooking gear and the bed was super comfortable. The neighborhood is beautiful and the space is in walking distance to a grocery store, a few restaurants, and my favorite coffee shop in town! If you walk a little further, there's plenty to see and do on Lamar. Ford and Lisa were very hospitable and good with keeping in contact. We were lucky to have such a great place to stay for such a long time!

Cody User Profile
November 2016
Ford was great. Very hospitable and accommodating. If you are looking for temporary housing in Austin I would highly recommend the carriage house.

Teodor User Profile
October 2016
I had a fantastic 7-week stay at Lisa and Ford's place. The apartment (more like a little house) is very spacious and has all the amenities I needed. It is close to public transport (2 min walking) and close to a grocery's shop, a few excellent restaurants, and a great cafe. The neighborhood is lovely and there is a park nearby, where I went running. I found the apartment in an excellent state and the hosts made sure my stay was great. On a personal note, Lisa and Ford are genuinely nice people who took all the effort to make me feel at home. They are well-traveled, have interesting stories to tell, and know the great secret places of Austin. Overall, my stay was absolutely great and I was very happy with the hosts and the apartment.

Neal User Profile
June 2016
This was one of my best experiences with Airbnb. I stayed in Ford's apartment for 5 weeks. Location The apartment is located in a nice, quiet neighborhood, and is only a 5-10 minute drive from downtown Austin. There are multiple highly-rated restaurants within walking distance. There is also a dry cleaners and a grocery store within walking distance. The Space The apartment was much larger than I was expecting. It's homey, full of natural light, private, and has character. There was more than enough room for me. There were plenty of kitchen supplies for cooking. The bed is memory foam and very comfortable. There are two closets in the bedroom with plenty of space. The unit itself is its own structure (located on top of the garage) and I was able to get packages shipped to the unit. Ford also allowed me to use the washer and dryer in the garage. The Host Ford is an excellent host. He was very organized and made sure that I had everything that I needed. I had to check-in a couple of days earlier than planned, and Ford went out of his way to ensure that he could accommodate me. He also spent a lot of his time making sure that I was charged the proper rate from Airbnb. I was able to contact him easily when I needed something, and he was quick to respond. He also generously had snacks and beers waiting for me upon my arrival. Overall, I highly recommend Ford's apartment.

James User Profile
March 2016
I've been on Airbnb for 6 years now, and as an experienced host myself I can honestly say I've never had a better experience. This home is in the perfect location, just a 5 minute walk to a supermarket, shops and several restaurants (and downtown is a 15 min walk). In spite of the location, this is NOT a party house as it is in a quiet neighborhood of professional mature homeowners like us (perfect for our needs!). The Carriage House has a LOT of charm, and is bright and open with a lot of light and fresh air. I was here to work on a research project so I spent much time at home and couldn't have asked for a better environment.The bed was extremely comfortable, and as a cook myself the kitchen was fully stocked with lots of counter space (it is much bigger than it appears in photos). Equally as important to the house and location were our outstanding hosts. Ford and Lisa made us feel at home, and we honestly felt like we were staying with family. We had privacy, yet they went above and beyond to ensure we had everything and that we were well situated. Their insights as to what Austin has to offer is what makes this city such a special place, and we sincerely appreciated their kindness and generosity.

Yulia User ProfileYulia is a superhost.
March 2015
The listing description of Carriage House Apartment was very accurate and we were very pleased by the fact that Ford and Lisa willingly accommodated to our additional request for using a washer. Upon our late-night arrival we were welcomed by a snack with teas and wine left by Ford for us. The equipment of the apartment is well thought-through and we had at out disposal everything we needed. Can only recommend Carriage House for single-travellers or families who want to stay close to the downtown in a nice neighborhood.

Daniel User Profile
December 2014
Carriage house, where I stayed for a month, combined with Ford as the most thoughtful host, made it feel a home away from home. Carriage house itself is clean and cosy. Comfy bed, loads of storage room, a large living room - essentially everything you need for a short (or long) rental. It is also in the most amazing location, in a very quiet residential neighborhood, near to nice restaurants and cafes, but only a 20 minute walk or 5 minute uber from downtown. As for Ford himself, I was incredibly touched when I arrived by his gifts of wine, beer and coffee - he was in touch before to ask whether I was a tea or coffee drinker. And I found even knowing him and his wife we right opposite if I needed anything was a real comfort. It was my first time visiting Austin and I was unsure what to expect but this certainty made the experience infinitely more positive. Thank you Ford and Lisa

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in March 2011
Ford User Profile

From Austin, Texas. Like to travel without a great deal of planning. And outdoor activities of every sort. Also like a good read, art, movies, recording for blind. Stillness is OK, too.

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