About this listing
Our upstairs apartment is surrounded by trees in the midst of a garden. It dates from the 1920s & has wonderful oak floors & large windows with Craftsman touches.
Walk to UT, restaurants, shops, Grocery.
Make sure to check out my Guidebook.
The garage apartment was built in the 1920s and has gorgeous original oak floors & trim throughout. Large vintage windows provide abundant light. Modern & antique furniture. Beautifully decorated & immaculately clean.
We are constantly making improvements & incorporate almost all guest suggestions. Most recent updates include West Elm area rug, resurfaced bathtub, updated tub handles & pipes. a desk...
^superfast wireless internet
^ Roku TV with Netflix
^1 bedroom w Queen size Bed
^Living Room has a double pull out bed (with mattress topper- cumfy!)
^ Cute Balcony - ideal for sipping coffee
^ Full Kitchen with fridge & Gas Stove
^ cooking and dining utensils
^ 500 threadcount sheets & fine towels
^ Coffee grinder and maker
^ coffee, tea & fixings
^ all pillows and duvets are in allergy bags
^ hair dryer
^ iron & ironing board
The apartments supports a green living lifestyle:
biodegradable non-toxic laundry soap, Organic locally roasted coffee, Organic 500 thread count sheets Bamboo towels, All natural cleaning products, Grey water system
Great Location for SXSW
Close to Central Market, Wheatsville CO-OP, UT Campus, and The Drag
walking distance to UT & restaurants
One block from Capitol Metro #1,#5, and *Night Owl bus lines
*** Sorry, no infants or small children ***
Their own apartment and a large garden with seating & dining areas. Off street parking.
Interaction with Guests
It is always a treat to meet guests at checkin, visit with them in the garden or even share a glass of wine. Alternatively, it is not unusual for guests to check themselves in & out with communications all by text. Although I miss meeting them in person, this method works remarkably well too.
I often travel for work & fun. If I am out of town, there is always a "property manager" available on site.
Hyde Park is close to downtown, UT, 6th street and all the other "action". But it is an historic neighborhood one hundred year old homes with large trees and lively gardens; making a quiet get away.
We are 1 block from the 1 or 5 bus routes that go right downtown & run every 10 minutes. We are also on the UT free transit bus.
Getting here from the airport:
Uber is $15-17 and is my prefered way to get from the airport.
Taxis run between $30-35 and is fast.
Supershuttle is a minibus that is shared with 2-3 other peopIe, costs about $15 and is medium slow.
The city bus #101 is only $1 and very slow.
I highly recommend Car2Go - a shared vehicle service as an alternative to renting a car. You can even get them to and from the airport (costs about $10). but you have to sign up in advance.
Other Things to Note
What to expect.
We really want you to have a great stay & go out of our way to make it happen. However we are not a hotel, so there is more chance of unexpected things happening, both good & bad. The apartment is a great value (less than half the price of a hotel in the area), so hopefully that makes up for our short comings.
I try to keep a 5* rating with Airbnb so let me know if anything is not working for you.
Make yourself at home!
* From 3:00 on the day of your arrival, the apartment will be unlocked & key inside so you can arrive at your leisure. If you need an earlier time, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.
* About a week before you arrive, I will email detailed instructions on how to find the apartment, where to park, etc.
* If you need anything, please text me at (phone number hidden).
* Please note that during the weekdays from 8-5 on street parking requires a permit. So parking in the driveway may be more convenient.
* Please smoke outside only & kindly use an ashtray.
* Please feel free to use any of the outdoor spaces, including hammock & dining table
* There is a composting bin if you wish to use it, as well as recycling containers.
* There are large trash & recycling bins between the Main house & the apartment. The large blue bin is recycling the small green is trash.
* Please keep noise down after 10:00p.m. weekdays and midnight on weekends.
We enjoyed our stay at the apartment. It was a great location for us and was very comfortable. The host was communicative and we were well informed about the apartment. Moreover, the host was very understanding of our travel delays due to multiple airline flight cancellations including weather-related flight delays.
We definitely recommend the apartment to others.
I really enjoyed her peaceful and artistic apartment. I loved a quiet neighborhood and her apartment was closed to downtown and all the places I have visited. I felt like I was actually living in Austin rather than being a tourist. Tracy was very quick to respond to my needs and even though I did not get to meet her in person, I could tell that she is a very caring and kind person.
Tracy's apartment was very cozy and had everything we needed for a short stay. The apartment was just as described. The local coffee and French press were nice touches! Great location in Hyde Park. Tracy was quick to respond to our questions and concerns.
From the moment we drove up, we knew we would love the place. The location was ideal, a short drive from downtown Austin and the wonderful Barton Springs. The apartment was quaint and welcoming! The bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen was decently sized. Would strongly recommend!
Tracy was a great host! When I arrived a little earlier than planned, she quickly got the room ready as I explored the neighborhood. The space was great for what I needed during my week long stay as I began work. It was close to the bus stop, a quick walk to campus, and had great access to local restaurants and grocery stores.
Everything was wonderful. Great space and location. Host was very knowledgeable of the area. I did not see her much but she was available by text and phone any time I had a question. Great property and very clean.
Tracy's craftsman apartment has charming decor: neutral relaxing tones, cosmopolitan/vintage style. I felt like I was sleeping in a tree house-with views of the backyard foliage and there is a sweet balcony off the living room. I loved well equipped kitchen (and the unexpected touch of the toile wallpaper). Tracy has obviously worked hard to give her guests a very clean and serene environment and is an unobtrusive but very responsive host. This feels like a true retreat yet it is centrally located. There is a wonderful zen backyard that I would have loved to relax in but Austin mosquitoes ambushed me (a reoccurring problem since childhood). I enjoyed a nice selection of books and a super comfy bed. Definitely a great deal!
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