Central Austin House near downtown

House - Entire home/apt · Chiappero Trail, Austin, TX 78731, United States

Your home away from home.

Perfect location for your visit for vacation, work, academic stay, homestay, SXSW, F1, Moto GP, ACL, or any festival.

The Space

I own a simple clean house in central Austin, Texas, USA. The neighborhood is called Allendale or Rosedale. My house has two rooms. The master room has a queen sized tempurpedic bed. The guest room has two twin beds. The two twin beds may be joined to form a king size bed. The beds, mattresses, linens and towels are all new as of 2014. The kitchen and bathroom are fully equipped and are shared.

Guest Access

My house has an electronic key code for easy entry/exit at your leisure. No key to loose. No curfew. Guests are free to use the bathroom, kitchen, tv and living room. You may store food and beverages in my fridge. I have a nice backyard with a table and chairs where you can sit and watch birds and squirrels play.

Interaction with Guests

I've found that some guests like their privacy and some like to interact. I'm flexible either way. I really enjoy hosting people and sharing travel stories. I am always willing to provide suggestions of things to do while you are in Austin.

The Neighborhood

I am not in the busy downtown area, but my house is in a quite neighborhood which is central to everything and by car, 10 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to shopping in the Arboretum or Domain, 10 minutes to the University of Texas campus and within walking or biking distance to bus routes, grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and convenience stores.

Within one mile there are: an ATM (cash) machine, restaurants along Burnet Road and Lamar Blvd; a 24 hour restaurant on Kirby Lane; a 24 hour coffee cafe on Northland Dr., a Bakery on Burnet Road; a 24 hour pharmacy on 45th Street; gasoline stations along 45th Street; a post office along Lamar Blvd; a McDonalds on Hwy1 (Mopac); and a library on Northland Dr..

Getting around

Bus routes 3 and 19 are a short walk away and pass every 30 minutes. The Shoal Creek hike and bike trail is one street away and provides a route to the University of Texas and downtown. There are buses that can take one to nearby sites like the University of Texas Campus, State Capital Building and Downtown Entertainment Area. There is 24/7 street parking in front of my house. My house has easy north/south access to Hwy 1 (Mopac) and Hwy I-35 and east/west access by 45th Street and Hwy 2222. My neighborhood is safe and my neighbor is a volunteer with the neighborhood watch.

Other Things to Note

Since I've traveled quite a bit myself I offer some things that I think most travelers will find useful like extra pillows, blankets, alarm clock, fans, writing desk, hanging hooks, night lights, air fresheners, iron and ironing board, city maps, travel books and magazines.

I keep some toiletries around which are available to my guests. I have two bicycles available for rental. I have an official operating license with the City of Austin.

I have traveled all around the world, but have chosen Austin as my home. I've created a home that is welcoming to guests from both near and far. I hope that you enjoy your stay in Austin.

Here are some references from guests that I have hosted:

We stayed with Troy for 2 nights in Austin Texas. Troy was a great host, so helpful with everything (including shipping left clothing half way across the country). He was awesome to hang out with and gave us a real Texas experience :) Thanks Troy !!! Highly recommended. - Zoe from Arona, Spain

We stayed with Troy for 3 days. When we got there, Troy himself had just returned from a 16 months journey, but still had the energy to host us. Amazing :) Besides that Troy is very kind, helpful and trustful. He has a great way of seeing life, and we found him pretty inspiring. Troy is always welcome in Denmark. - Pia from Aarhus, Denmark

Troy is truly a generous guy who puts his guests and his friends comfort before his personal needs. Very well traveled with a progressive view of the world and a positive outlook. Highly recommended. Thanks Troy! Pat from Montreal, Quebec

Troy hosted me very well in Austin for 4 days. He's very kind and friendly. He has a lot of nice travel experiences and it was nice to share with him. - Fabio from Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very easy to work with and great communication.

    November 2013
  • I extended our stay because the place has been so nice to stay at. Troy has been great the whole time and very flexible with our needs.

    July 2013
  • Troy is a great host, got us set up straight away and gave us the lay of the land around us. House is in a great location with stuff to walk to or a short drive for everything else. Neat/Clean/Friendly not much more you can ask for.

    July 2013
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I think that I am a pretty ordinary person, but I know that I have lived an extraordinary life. I'm a young professional and media producer. My passions include adventure travel, backpacking, cooking, fly fishing, motorcycling and playing just about any sport. I'm a Native Texan which means that I am honest, gentlemanly, proud, strong willed, entrepreneurial and adventurous. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and now call Austin, Texas my home. I have been fortunate enough to live in and travel through a number of countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Some of my favorite places include Chile for it's natural beauty, Spain for it's old world charm, Singapore for it's modernity and Austin, Texas, USA for it's warm friendly people. I'm a traveler. Drop me off anywhere in the world and I will find my way. I'm more comfortable living out of one bag than living in my own house. I love trying to communicate with someone when we do not share a common language. As long as it is not moving, I'll eat it. When I am in Austin, I enjoy hosting people in my home. I've lived in Austin long enough to know about both the interesting tourists activities and the places where only locals frequent. I hope to meet you soon. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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