About this listing
Quite and cozy condo in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from everything cool in Austin.
Check out this cute condo in the heart of one of Austin's most desirable neighborhoods. Minutes from downtown, you can walk to Barton Springs and Auditorium Shores. There are also bike rentals nearby and free tennis courts across the street. As well, there is a bus stop at the end of my street (about a 5 minute walk).
This comfy condo is a one bedroom (queen bed), one bath unit with a comfy couch if you have an additional guest with you.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern conveniences including a french press and plenty of coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks.
There is a TV in the living room with local channels and an HDMI cable to stream programming from your laptop.
The remodeled complex is a small quiet community tucked into the eclectic Zilker neighborhood. There is plenty of parking and a pretty backyard with a grill, fire pit and horseshoes is available to you.
I do not allow any pets in my unit but there are dogs on the property.
Smoking is ok outside.
Interaction with guests
I can be available for questions via text or email during your stay.
I love the quirky character of the Zilker neighborhood. Lots of people out walking dogs or riding bikes. It's also walking distance to a couple of bars and places to eat. Very convenient to both downtown and the highway to the airport.
There is a bus stop a few blocks down the street and bike rentals nearby. The condo is walking distance to a handful of bars and restaurants and just a 10 minute taxi ride into just about any part of downtown (depending on traffic). We also have Car-to-Go and there are usually cars available in the neighborhood. And of course we have Uber and Lyft.
Smoking outside only, please.
While there are some pets living in my condo complex, I don't allow pets in my unit.
I've been in Austin since 1995 and have owned my condo since 2006. It's my little landing pad as I LOVE to travel. I've always found that staying with people who live in the place you're visiting is the best way to experience a new city.
I'm guessing around 75% of my travels have been scenarios like this and is how I experienced Shanghai, London, Hawaii, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Ecuador, Spain and numerous Caribbean islands (well, I actually lived on St. Thomas for a while so that was easy to island-hop!). Oh yeah, and I hiked the Great Wall of China in a rural mountain town where we stayed with a family...now that was amazing! Other places I've traveled include Costa Rica, Bali, Thailand, and most recently Paris. While making arrangements for a hotel or flat rental were required in some of these locations, I always look for off-the-beaten path places. I like the little random hotels where you can throw back a beer with the owner, ya know? I honestly can't remember the last time I stayed in a big hotel (maybe that wedding in Playa del Carmen a few years ago?).
Anyway, while my place is a rental where a guest would have the entire condo to themselves, I'm always available to make recommendations or do whatever it takes to make your visit to Austin fun. I've hosted several bands in my condo over the years (Telephunken from Madrid, The Jefferson from Australia, and Jumbo from Mexico to name a few) and take great pleasure in making my guest's stay comfortable and memorable.
...and airbnb is recommending I give you my life motto in this little bio, so I'm going to share a couple of my favorite quotes instead:
"People say I do things different like it's something wrong" - Bode Miller
"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more champagne" - John Meynard Keynes
"I believe everyone is interesting if you look hard enough" - Miranda July
"Life is the weirdest thing I've ever done" - William West
Ciao, cheers & besos.