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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Normandy Street, Austin, TX 78745, United States

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.

The Space

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).

Guest Access

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.

Interaction with Guests

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our stay at Jackie's place was excellent. She provided all sorts of necessities that to make our stay very comfortable. Would definitely stay again in the future.

    April 2014
  • There is not enough I can say about Jackie's place, so I'll just say it was truly perfect. I will never even consider trying to book another place. I would rather re-plan my whole trip around being able to stay here :)!! Every need we had (and more!) was met immediately after arrival. Jackie's place is so close to everything we had no problem driving anywhere we wanted to go. Also, it's definitely worth it to take a moment to meet Jackie as she is such a lovely person who absolutely glows and radiates positivity! It's also worth nothing that any place that comes complete with a dog as loving and well behaved as Jayda is perfect!!

    But I digress. The garage itself was spacious and Jackie thought of absolutely everything anyone could possibly need on a trip, and she has tons of recommendations on places to go and things to see. The backyard was beautiful and was definitely a safe haven for the calm moments when you just want to sit back and soak your trip in. All in all, just stop searching for a place. For the price, you will NOT find a better, more private, more fulfilling place in Austin! Is there a way I can double my star rating on here? :) see ya next time Jackie!

    April 2014
  • Great Host, very hospitable. Went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable.

    March 2014
  • Cozy place with lots of character! We didn't stay in much but remember the bed being very comfortable.

    March 2014
  • Jackie is fantastic. Her place is very comfortable, and she makes every effort to make guests feel at home. I am so glad we chose to stay at her place instead of at a hotel. It was a great experience, and we hope to see her again. She's a genuinely good person who cares about people, and a hotel can't match that.


    March 2014
  • We loved our stay at Jackiesl She goes above and beyond for her guests and the place has everything you could ever need! It was very very comfortable and is located a short bus ride to Soco (great shopping and food) and downtown. We went for SXSW and couldnt have asked for a better place to come home to every night. Also have to mention her beautiful animals, was fantastic to open the door to cuddles from her beautiful dog and cats, we miss them already! We'll definitley be coming back!

    March 2014
  • Jackie is a wonderful woman with a kind heart! I feel so lucky to have found her during SXSW. Her hospitality was incredible.

    March 2014
  • 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!

    March 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
  • 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 :)

    February 2014
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Not an actual born'n'bred Native Austinite, but after being here more than 30 years, I've learned a thing or two about this city I love, and enjoy seeing others come to love Austin as well. Freelance writer by night, work wonk by day, and probably the oldest "lady boxer" in my beginning boxing class at Bruce's KO Boxing, buoyed on by the firm belief that "Life's for tryin', not for cryin'."
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