Funky, eclectic efficiency garage apartment in the heart of South Austin features wifi,king-size bed, furnished kitchen, shower. Perfect getaway for two, private entrance, no shared walls, and street parking. Four miles to downtown, super-close to CapMetro bus lines. Backyard lounging encouraged with propane grill and propane accessories.
If you've ever been a fan of the animated "King of the Hill" series by Mike Judge, well, welcome to the zip code that was the inspiration for so many episodes: 78745. We are only two blocks from the more hip and trendy 78704 neighborhood you've heard so much about - but hey! Our location is fantastic, especially if you're trying to use public transportation. Our backyard is large, and you are welcome to have friends over and lounge. There's a little "table for two" set up just outside your door, and a larger table under the tree. Move the chairs about freely - and there are more folding chairs available if you need them.
The actual space itself is perfect for two - although with the king-size bed and depending on how friendly you're feeling, it could accommodate three. No lack of hot water here with a 50 gallon water heater. Kitchen comes completely furnished, with small stove/oven, small refrigerator, microwave and toaster.
Feel the need to stretch your legs? We're within easy walking distance of a few inexpensive little eateries, a coffee house and a couple of bars. And that's not even mentioning all the places you can discover by riding Cap Metro's #10 line into downtown on South First Street (just one block away) or getting to all points of the city via the CapMetro South Congress Transit Center located two and a half blocks away.
We have three cats! We have a dog! You should be animal-friendly, as the resident dog and three cats are very people-friendly (also, because we're already animal abundant, we can't have any more, so please don't bring your own). The dog and cats are never allowed inside your place (and if one of the cats does come in, say "No!" and she'll run out. They KNOW your space is off-limits). BUT - if you're afraid of cats and a dog - or if you're super allergy sensitive and can't be around animals in an open air setting like a back yard, we're not the place for you.
If you're trying to get around Austin on a budget, or if you don't want to deal with the parking downtown, remember, our location is super convenient to the Capital Metro bus lines. You can even ride the 486 Night Owl back after the bars close until the wee hours (do be sure to check the schedule first, though to know the exact pick up points).
If you have a car, pull up and park on the street and enter through the back yard (your front yard). Motorcycles and scooters can pull up into the backyard, if you prefer.
There's a washer and dryer inside the main house - if you'd like to wash your dainty duds while you're here, let me know - I don't mind providing a little laundry service, if you can give me a little notice.
As for me, I work a day job, and when home in the "main house" will see you as little or as much as you like. You're welcome to stop by and say "howdy" - and I'm generally available to answer any questions you might have, but will give you as much privacy as you desire.
Jackie is a wonderful woman with a kind heart! I feel so lucky to have found her during SXSW. Her hospitality was incredible.
We rented this place during the madness of SXSW and I'm so glad we did. It was a perfect getaway from all the insanity. Jackie has an amazing little place—super cozy and cute! Jackie herself was incredibly accommodating and friendly as well. I couldn't really ask for a better Air B&B experience. Can't wait to come back!
Jackie is a such a nice person. She is very thoughtful and she gave us a lot of tips that helped us feel welcome and cozy. The guest house is wonderful and comfy, you have everything you need to feel like at home. Everything is super clean and organized. We stayed with our baby girl and since the bed is king size we could sleep the three of us perfectly. The location is great, just a minutes drive to downtown. We recommend jackie's house to have a great stay in Austin.
This place was awesome!!! Jackie was so nice and attentive. She gave us great ideas of places to go and check out and of course the room was cozy, clean, with an amazingly comfy bed. Best night sleep ever!!! I will definitely book this place again :)
Our stay at this cozy place was awesome! Jackie was so incredibly nice and accommodating. She suggested great places to go eat and drink as well. Couldn't have asked for more!
Super cute! The bed is amazingly comfortable. Very clean, and Jackie is so nice and helpful: places to eat, things to do, how to get there..she's a great resource. The room feels a bit small for two when eating in - but with all the amazing choices in Austin, we simply enjoyed coffee on the patio (in February!), and some take out one night.
it was cozy and Jackie was most attentive host.
My daughter and I spent 3 nights at Jackie's for a mother-daughter getaway before she headed back to college. The location is perfect...close to everything.. SOCO, So.First, So.Llamar, downtown and it has easy access to major highways. We had planned our trip for hiking, a little shopping and of course the food scene but due to the weather being unusually cold (teens-20's) the hiking didn't happen. Jackie was super helpful with information regarding local sites, eats, ect. The apartment was easy to find, has curbside parking (no high priced hotel parking here), had everything we needed plus some and is the super cute/unique Austin mod podge in design. The bed is AWESOME comfortable (which was a major plus since we spent a lot of time watching movies and reading in it due to the weather). Jayda (Jackie's rescue dog) came by from time to time to check on us....she is so sweet and a bit timid but her and my daughter became fast friends. If you like the high end hotel scene this is not for you but if you like something laid back, comfortable, close to everything with the addition of a kitchen and a host who knows the area this is IT.
I had a terrific time at Jackie's place and the stay at her's was fantastic. Jackie was super nice right from the very first second we met and she always made herself available when there was a question during my stay. She's simply a great host and a lovely person. Noone couldn't have made me feel more welcome - I felt right at home and among friends.
The apartment is super cute, well decorated, clean and a pleasure to stay at with it's wonderful, huge and comfi bed. Five stars all around!!!! I had a great Austin experience thanks to Sweetheart Jackie and here lovely appartment! I will definitely come back and stay here again!
We really enjoyed our stay here! The place was perfect for the two of us and Jackie was VERY helpful. I'd of loved to stay longer. The weekend just wasn't long enough!
I'm positive that when we return we will stay here again. : )