EAST Austin Modern near EVERYTHING!

House - Private room · East 14th 1/2 Street, Austin, TX 78721, United States

East Austin is where it's at! Stay in this spacious home that is VERY close to ALL the downtown action. Open the front door and enter your space!

Your host, Lu
33 Reviews
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East Austin is where it's at! Stay in this spacious home that is VERY close to ALL the downtown action. Open the front door and enter your space!

The Space

My home is newly remodeled and very clean. The rental space is about 1100 square feet. The house is located in funky East Austin. It is VERY close to downtown. It is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with fenced backyard. The rental features 2 private bedrooms. The rooms are furnished with a new full sized beds, side table and closet with lots of hanging space. The front door of the house opens into the living room and kitchen which is very close to the private bedrooms. The private bathroom with shower/tub is very close to the bedrooms. The living room has a new leather couch that contains a very comfortable queen tempurpedic bed. The sofa sleeper accommodates two people. The rental space does not include the owner's quarters.
Amenities include full kitchen, spacious refrigerator, flat screen TV with cable in the kitchen, Bose sound system with IPOD access to Pandora and Sirius Radio, new 60 INCH smart plasma TV with cable Bose surround sound system in living room, washer/dryer, comfy back deck.
Capital Metro Bus Transportation
*Buy passes online for the bus and light-rail
Car2go Rentals are planted all over town.
Scooter rentals via Austin Moto Sales and Rental
Cab Rental is so easy and fast--download HAIL A CAB AUSTIN app.
Pedi cabs available in restaurant and bar areas.

1 mile to downtown, 7 miles to the airport, 12 miles to the Formula 1 race track, 3 mile to South Congress shopping district and food trailers, 3 miles to Auditorium Shores and Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake), Zilker Park, 3 miles from Austin City Limits music venue (Moody Theatre), 2.5 miles from historic 6th street, 3 miles from Austin's hot Rainey Street bar area, 2.5 miles from the dive bars and food trailers on East 6th Street, 2.5 miles from Texas Longhorn Stadium (Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium), 12 miles from Circuit of the Americas racetrack and Austin 360 Amphitheater.

Check availability for X GAMES, SXSW, ACL, ROT Rally, Reggae Festival, FUN FUN FUN Festival, Rodeo Austin, Bat Fest, Urban Music Festival, Austin Celtic Festival, Austin Wine and Music Festival, Austin PRIDE Festival, SPLASH Day Weekend, Austin Film Festival, Pecan Street Festival, Art City Austin, Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, Carnaval Brasileiro, Zilker Kite Festival, Eeyore's Birthday Party, Capital 10K Run, Trail of Lights, Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K, Livestrong Austin Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, Turkey Trot, 3M Half Marathon, Austin New Year's Eve, Halloween, Texas Book Festival, Blues on the Green, Kerrville Folk Festival, Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival, Zilker Garden Festival, Old Settler's Music Festival, EAST Austin Studio Tour, WEST Austin Studio Tour, Texas Longhorn Sporting Events, aGLIFF and Formula1, Blue Genie Art Bazaar, Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Art Outside, Austin Fashion Week, Austin Ice Cream Festival, Austin International Poetry Festival, Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival, Austin Psych Fest, Austin Yoga Festival, Central Texas Paranormal Conference, Cherrywood Art Fair, Fantastic Fest Film Festival, Lonestar Rod and Kustom Roundup Custom Car Show, Austin Ice Cream Festival, Housecore Horror Film and Music Festival, Austin Bat Festival.

Guest Access

Guests will have complete access to the entire guest space which includes two private bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, laundry room, deck. The rental space does not include the owner's suite.

Interaction with Guests

My approach is hands off, but I am here if you need anything. Do your thing! Coming in late is a sign that you had a really good time! I'm out and about A LOT myself, so you probably won't see me much.

The Neighborhood

EAST SIDE. Explore it!

Getting around

Capital Metro Bus stop is 1 block from the house. MetroRail station is 0.5 miles from the house.
HAIL A CAB AUSTIN APP--download this!
Pedi cab available in restaurant and bar area.
CAR2GO rentals are planted all over town.

Other Things to Note

Plenty of street parking right in front of the house. When working through the reservation process please make sure that you are verified on(website hidden)

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a wonderful time at Lu's home! It was beautiful and artistic! Her dogs are adorable and super loving. Unfortunately we were unable to meet but Lu provided amazing dinner suggestions (go to Justine's!!!!) and made our stay incredibly easy! We would definitely stay at Lu's house again!

    July 2014
  • Awesome modern house in East Austin! Lu was really accommodating, gave us a brief history of the area and recommended a bunch of places for us to visit. The room was extremely comfortable and very clean. The 2 big dogs we met were super friendly but also very quiet ੯ੁૂ‧̀͡u\ ੯ੁૂ‧̀͡u\ but you will only see them behind the gate in the backyard when Lu isn't home.
    I would definitely stay with Lu again!

    July 2014
  • Lu's place is amazing! It's in a perfect location and the house is very welcoming and modern! She is an awesome host with a great attitude!

    June 2014
  • Lu was a fantastic host and gave us a great amount of recommendations for the tourist and local areas. The house is absolutely spotless and clean (website hidden)'s home is modern and well decorated. It's easy to get into town via a taxi or (website hidden)'s two dogs are adorable

    We would definitely recommend staying here! Thank you so much!

    June 2014
  • Lu is awesome.

    My evening plane left late because of weather. Yada, yada, yada and I'm showing up at 4am in a neighborhood I do not know, in a city I've never visited and trying not to disturb anyone as I find the key and let myself into a house I'm unfamiliar with.

    When I communicated to Lu that I was coming WAY LATE, she said, "OK."

    Bed: super comfy
    Neighborhood: Besides the brief disturbance that made some dogs bark, it was quiet.
    Host: Makes a mean cup of coffee -- a most welcome gift after the night I'd had. She gave me some great recommends for cafes and music venues -- many of which I'll have to come back for. My only regret is that I only stayed for one night.

    Going to Austin? Go with Lu.

    FYI: If you book with Lu and try to do a (website hidden) search on her house ... (website hidden) needs to update their photo.

    June 2014
  • Lu was a fantastic host. Her place is amazing and better than described. Amazing location as well....can't recommend her more!

    June 2014
  • Lu was such an awesome host! My sister and I came down for just a short trip and we loved how convenient this home was to the downtown area without being right in the middle of it! I would definitely recommend this listing for anyone wanting to explore the incredible city of Austin!

    June 2014
  • Lu is awesome!!! She knows a lot about the area and what's good!! The place is beautiful and clean. ..and the dogs are sooooo sweet!!! Cabs aren't too expensive but are necessary. :) Have fun and enjoy your stay!

    March 2014
  • We'd definitely recommend staying at Lu's when you're in Austin. The house is cool (the picture doesn't quite do it justice) modern and immaculate. Very easy to get to University, airport and (website hidden) knows her stuff and will be happy to recommend places to go and things to do.

    March 2014
  • Lu was a fantastic host and made us feel very welcome. The house was clean and well appoited.

    However, It was not made fully clear on the listing that this is a shared house. The words "private/separate space" to the owner was not entirely correct. I believe that it should be made clear that Lu lives in the same house. Even though Lu was fantastic (friendly, helpful, welcoming etc) it still felt like we were visitors in someones home. I felt I had to sneak around and try to not make noise when coming home late in the evening. We couldnt fully 'relax' as you want to do in your own place while on (website hidden) has two beautiful and friendly dogs (Labrador's) that also share the house. I personally thought it was quite nice to have them around but also something that should be mentioned as it may affect people with allergies.

    Overall our stay ended up being great. We were just a little shocked when we realised we didnt have the house to ourselves.

    Thanks again Lu.

    March 2014
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I moved to Austin in 1998. This was THE best move that I ever made and feel extremely fortunate to have ended up in this music and art oasis. When I travel, I like to blend in with the locals. I'll help you do just that here in Austin. I have a hands off approach, but am here if you need anything. The scene here inspires me and feeds my soul. My favorite time of year is during events like South By Southwest, Austin City Limits Music Festival, EAST Austin Studio Tour and WEST Austin Studio Tour. The energy here is unexplainable. I love living so close to Town Lake and the hike & bike trail. The new downtown boardwalk over the river is AMAZING! This is truly a paradise. I am also addicted to trying out new restaurants. Honestly, there are so many places to eat here that I don't know if I will ever be able to hit them all. I do frequent Alamo Drafthouse for movies, great beer and the spicy blue burger. I really could go on and on about how in love I am with this city.
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