About This Listing
Quality accommodation for travelers wanting home comforts at an affordable price. Located in booming South Lamar, this 2000sf condo features contemporary and mid-century interiors, high ceilings, city views, secure parking and easy bus access.
Enjoy a sunny, private room with queen bed and a full bath. Your room is on the 2nd floor of a 3-bed, 2.5-bath home. You will share with me the 1st-floor living, kitchen, dining, home office, half-bath, & utility rooms. You'll also have access to three separate outdoor living spaces: Backyard covered patio, 2nd floor covered patio, and 3rd floor roof deck with wonderful city views. One off-street parking space is provided right outside the door.
The living area offers a 47" 3D-HDTV with surround sound, expanded basic cable, internet access and Apple TV. A home office on the 1st floor offers a large desk and wireless printing. High Speed Wi-Fi is included.
Guest room is private. One Full Guest Bath is private unless the the other guest room is also occupied, in which case you share the Guest Bath. Half-bath is also available nearby. The rest of the house is shared space.
Interaction with Guests
If I'm home during your stay, my bedroom has it's own bath, and is nicely situated to provide privacy and serenity to the guest rooms. I'm adaptable to a wide range of interaction levels with guests; you set the tone.
The home is situated just 1.5 miles south of the shores of beautiful Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park & Barton Springs Pool. You're less than a mile from the Barton Creek Green Belt. You are right in the middle of the transitioning, booming, exploding South Lamar (SoLa) neighborhood. There are 100 retail shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues alone on the 3.5-mile stretch of Lamar between Lady Bird Lake and Ben White Boulevard and more opening all the time. The influx has created some interesting contrasts — with boutique shops, trendy salons and hip restaurants coexisting with taxidermy shops and honky-tonks. If mexican food is your thing, this is smack dab in the middle of Tex-Mex heaven, folks. Easy walk to Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., Olivia, Barley Swine tapas, Henri's wine and cheese, Lick ice cream, LuLu B's vietnamese, Horseshoe Lounge, El Meson, Black Sheep, Sezon, East Side King and a 24-hour CVS. A very short distance to Uchi, Odd Duck, Barlotta, Winebelly, Habanero, Matt's El Rancho, Maria's Taco Village, Torchy's Tacos, Gordough's Public House & Kerby Lane Cafe. So, so many more . . .
Uber and Car2Go are available and it's a 5-minute walk from my home to the Rapid Bus stop. You are 3 miles from the intersection of 6th Street and Congress, the heart of downtown: 10 minutes by car, 20 minutes by bike, and 25 minutes by bus.
The city offers a help-yourself rental bike system in the CBD. Look up Austin B-cycle.
You can often pick up a Car2Go within walking distance of my home and park it right out front when you're finished. Car2Go is also a great way to get to my house from the airport. Take the free shuttle to the Parking Spot.
Super Shuttle is a shared ride service that takes up to 10 passengers at a time to and from the airport. It's about half the cost of a taxi. You'll find the Super Shuttle counter in the rental car area or call ahead for a rez.
Other Things to Note
I'm happy to provide morning coffee or tea. Just let me know the night before. You are welcome to make coffee anytime.
I don't serve breakfast, but I offer a selection of self-serve hot and cold cereals, breakfast bars and milk. Help yourself anytime.
Help yourself to clean linens and towels at anytime.
I also rent my two guest rooms together, accommodates 4. See:
Modern Townhome, Heart of SoLa A+B
I also rent the whole space, accommodates 6. See:
Town Home Sleeps 6 for F1, SXSW
Please be my guest!
- Sorry, no children or pets.
- Only registered guests are allowed on the property, unless arrangements are made well in advance.
- Laundry: Feel free to use the washer and dryer for items you own. Please do not wash items I own. Iron available.
- Quiet Time: Because there are neighbors nearby, I must ask that guests keep noise to a minimum in the outdoor spaces from 11pm to 8am.
- No smoking: Insurance prohibits smoking in or out, including outside porches and roof deck.
Couldn't have asked for a better AirBnB experience! Doug is extremely accommodating & his house is immaculately appointed. Thanks Doug!
Doug was an amazing host! Not only was he very friendly and helpful in all things Austin, but his home is amazing and welcoming as well. He was nice enough to share his two bikes with us and give tips on things to do and places to see. If you want to relax under the sun on the rooftop patio or party downtown in a short Uber, his house is a great place to crash!
I stayed with many airbnb's but this one was by far the best. The pictures here on airbnb are more like an understatement - the entire home looked like it was designed by an interior designer and every piece just fit to the other one. Doug himself was the perfect host. Always responsive and very helpful when it came to discovering the neighbourhood. Whenever I needed something he was there to address my needs. All in all I had a great time in Doug's home. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
I really enjoyed my stay here and the whole experience from booking to leaving was seamless. The place is really nice, well located, and Doug is a great host. I arrived and was impressed with how clean and prepared everything was - I felt like I was staying at a hotel. There's a lot within walking distance too. Doug even gave me a recommendation for music venue just two blocks away and it ended up being one of the highlights of my trip. I'd definitely stay here again.
I stayed for a longer than expected period of time for work which was made so much easier by staying at Doug's condo. As always he is the perfect host and very accommodating. Would absolutely refer him to anyone needing a place to stay in South Austin.
Another stay at Doug's condo and another terrific experience. The best kind of host you could ask for.
Doug once again made my stay in Austin a comfortable one. There's no better place to stay!
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About the Host, Doug
I'm an easy-going guy who enjoys indie music, mexican food and mid-century design. I want to provide a peaceful, clean and comfortable environment for your visit. I've lived in Austin for more than 30 years, and in the SoLa neighborhood for four, and I'm happy to help you find just the right restaurants, bars and other hot spots that will make your visit memorable.
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