About This Listing
Cozy and comfortable private bedroom with attached private bath. Close to downtown yet quiet with tree-lined streets. Friendly host and doggie will make your stay feel just like home.
Fully furnished room and private bath in ultra-hip East Austin location available for short term rental. Ideal for visitors and students. I'm a professional woman, enjoy traveling, and love to meet new people and show them how great the city of Austin is. Seriously, it's great. But you know that already because you are planning a visit.
Bountiful natural light, soaring ceilings, granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless appliances, open floor plan, closet space, hardwood floors, custom cellular shades. Room equipped with luxury linens and walk in closet, full size washer/dryer available for use, dishwasher and ample cooking utensils and supplies. Wireless internet, HD TV, Roku Box, tons of street parking. Outdoor gas firepit.
In vibrant East Austin area near Dai Due, Salty Sow, Thunderbird Coffee, Butterfly Bar, El Chilitos, Schoolhouse Pub, and inGredients.
----> It's important to note there is not a ton in walking distance of the house. You'll need some type of transportation most likely. > 20 minute walk to restaurants and bars on Manor Rd.
>> Hop on the Cap Metro train which is 1/2 a block away and will drop you off in front of the convention center. The train has an unusual schedule so be sure the check it first.
>> Grab a cab, Uber/Lyft ride. It's about $7 to get downtown, $3 to get to the Manor Rd restaurant area.
>> 15 minute drive from the Austin International Airport.
>> The University of Texas campus is accessible by a 15 minute bus ride.
>> Rent a bike at Barton Springs bike rental or use the Austin bike sharing program B-cycle.
>> You also can sign up for Car2Go car sharing or ZipCar but make sure you do it in advance, it takes a few days to be approved.
I'm generally pretty chill so you'll have tons of space but I'm totally open to hang out, cook, drink, chat, whatever you are in the mood for. From time to time I have friends over for dinner and love for guests to join us.
Oh, you must love dogs - there will be one very loving basset hound here to greet you with tail wags and kisses. He is well behaved but loves attention if you want to give it to him. The dog tends to be a food thief however so if you make a sandwich keep it out of his reach :)
Learn about East Austin - https://www.airbnb.com/locations/austin/east-downtown
While the home is on the train line, **service times do vary**. Please note the times the train runs below:
M-Thurs Southbound - 6:39a - 6:06pm
Friday Southbound - 6:39a - 11:39p
Saturday Southbound - 4:17p - 11:39p
No service on Sundays
M-Thurs Northbound - 7:12a - 6:39p
Friday Northbound - 7:12a - 12:39a
Saturday Northbound - 4:51p-12:15a
No service on Sundays
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Private bedroom and attached private bathroom, shared kitchen, shared living area, shared front & back yard, and shared laundry.
Interaction with Guests
I work in an office in NW Austin you will probably not see me during the day. At night time I am usually home. Email, text or phone all work fine if you need anything and I am not around!
Tree lined streets, lots of parking, friendly neighbors.
Cap Metro Train is a one-minute walk from house. Bus access also easy off of MLK.
Other Things to Note
STR Operating License established (this means the unit is legally registered with the City of Austin)
Daily price includes 6% State and 9% City Hotel Occupancy Tax
Responsible guests only. No smoking indoors and no crazy partiers. Please put the dog on his tie out if you let him outside. Keep the doors shut and locked - sometimes the wind blows them open if they are not secured.
Joanna made my stay as lovely as advertised - comfy and private. She was friendly but gave me private space and quiet time. The property was clean and well-kept. My room was as beautiful as pictured, plus I had a spacious closet and private bathroom. Also, there was open access to the kitchen and television.
The development in which the property is situated is an upgrade for the neighborhood. There was ample and convenient parking and I felt safe coming and going.
Joanna was very friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The room was very nice and the neighborhood was pleasant. It was very easy to get around Austin from there whether by train or by uber. Duncan (the dog) was super chill and not a bother at all. Overall great experience.
The house is very convenient to the airport and downtown. The metro rail is literally 5min away. Joanna's instructions and advice are spot on! Duncan is a congenial greeter if you check in when Joanna isn't there. I can't state how nice and cozy the house is. If I come back to Austin alone I would definitely stay here again.
I'm going to try my best not to gush too much here - but this was an amazing, impeccable stay, and by far my best so far on airBnB! First off, Joanna herself is lovely - a great, timely communicator, detailed and responsive. In person, welcoming, a real hostess. I mean, she left coconut fair-trade chocolate and beer for guests - I haven't met a host or hostess who does that, yet.
Two, her house is beautiful - on a cute street, right near the train, really new, comfortably furnished and tasteful. I felt like I was in a kind of homey hotel or the house of an adult friend who has her life together. Haha.
The bed is really comfortable and CLEAN - I can't stress that everything is really, really clean - the bathroom, the floors.
The room itself is a little oasis of quiet. I had a major article deadline to work on part of the day, and I got more headway than I do at the office! And I got to get my laundry done in a nice setting as she was gracious enough to let me do my post-wedding wash.
I left feeling relaxed, at ease and really happy about my stay in Austin, rather than frazzled and frantic, which is typical at the end of a long trip in an unfamiliar place. I even was telling my friends that I'd love to move to Austin, one day, swayed by my comfortable stay.
Duncan, her adorable hound, was a kind of mournful sweet companion while I worked.
I guess there was a little bit of wrangling to try and find food nearby, so you should try and have a car or bring food to the house beforehand, but that's just a minor point.
End of story: I can't recommend this space enough and totally lucked out. Thank you, Joanna!!
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About the Host, Joanna
Hey there, I'm Joanna. I'm an interaction designer/yogi/amature chef who is always looking for the next adventure. I've traveled to Brazil, Argentina, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and most of Europe. It still is not enough!! I bought this house last year and love love love it and the neighborhood. The East Side of Austin is so close to downtown, yet no where near as crowded. There are tons of unique restaurants and art galleries. As a host I'm friendly and love to chat with people but I'll definitely give you your space. I believe in the "Mi casa es su casa" rule - you're more than welcome to make yourself comfortable, kick off your shoes, and enjoy yourself.