About this listing
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 separate dining room that can accommodate 2 guests on an air mattress.
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 for 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.
Front deck with patio table and chairs.
Back yard with fire pit and horseshoes.
Free public tennis courts right across the street.
Children's playground right across the street.
As much or as little as you want!
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 at the end of my street that takes you straight downtown in about 15 mins. We also have Car To Go (you can sign up online) and there are typically cars available in my neighborhood.
Smoking outside only, please.
While there are some pets living in my condo complex, I don't allow pets in my unit.
The listing was better than expected, and the location was perfect! The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. I had such a great time and a perfect get away. I commuted all over town on my bicycle. Again, the location was perfect! I'm looking forward to coming back. Lisa had great suggestions for the area and made her place very inviting! Lisa is a great host!
Lisa was very welcoming and accommodating. She is a wonderful host. She knows the area very well and was happy to provide us restaurant recommendations. (Thank you for the restaurant recommendations, Lisa!) The space is central, safe, quiet, and clean.
Lisa's place was just great. The location is great if you want to hand out in Barton Springs or Zilker park. The apartment was clean and super neat. Lisa left plenty of tips about Austin. And she even has a French press to make coffee on the morning. I would definitely come again!
We loved our stay at Lisa's condo. The location is excellent - we were easy walking distance to Barton Springs in one direction and food trucks/restaurants, bars, a drug store, and a liquor store in the other direction. The condo itself was clean and well-appointed, with plenty of space for the two of us to relax and unwind after exploring the city. Lisa left us with soft drinks, coffee, and even beer! My personal favorite part of the condo was the picture on the wall of Lisa (I think!) with Willie Nelson, particularly because our whole reason for visiting Austin was to attend Willie's 4th of July Picnic. We had a great time and I would recommend the place and the hostess to anyone.
My wife and I greatly enjoyed our stay at Lisa's place. It was comfortable, well-appointed, and most importantly, close to good food! For those feeling adventurous, Sway and Alcomar were delicious and only a mile or so away. Many thanks Lisa!
What a wonderful condo! My husband and I felt right at home and loved the wide-ranging book and sand collections! It was very clean and we were appreciative of the French press and delicious coffee that Lisa left for us. The location is perfect for all of the Austin attractions - SoCo, downtown, Zilker Park, food trucks, live music, restaurants, and bars. Everything was in easy reach. We had a car and loved that parking was available onsite. The neighborhood was quiet, as was the condo complex itself. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks so much!
My wife and I came to Austin on vacation and stayed at Lisa's darling condo. Lisa has things really well organized. We had trouble getting into town and were late. She stayed in touch and we easily were able to access the property despite the late hour. Everything was in place and ready for us. The condo is an excellent area and we were able to get to all the areas we wanted, great restaurants, parks and so forth quickly. The condo was exactly as advertised, comfortable with everything we needed. It is a great place to stay in Austin and we look forward to coming back.
About the Host, Lisa
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.