100-year-old house w/ beautiful exposed wood near downtown Austin and the Convention Center, as well as the myriad dining, drinking and live music destinations in Central East Austin. Bikes w/ lights & locks by request. Nuestra casa es su casa.
Clean, comfy, hundred-year-old, 2 bedroom/2 bath house is located on Austin's East Side in a historic neighborhood of modest wooden houses—some vintage beauties, some condos, some falling down. We're 6 blocks east of the Convention Center, 1/2 mile from the Hike & Bike Trail, 1.5 miles from the Capitol. For Austin, it's a great walking and biking neighborhood, with many coffee shops, taquerias, bars, and restaurants in the surrounding blocks. Downtown is a short pedicab ride away.
First bedroom has real queen bed; guest room has built-in bed/bookshelves with full size futon mattress and private bath. Second full bathroom (small) is off the kitchen. Guests always comment on the great water pressure in the showers! Fully equipped kitchen, living, dining. WIFI. No tv. Private driveway can accommodate two cars. Front porch swing is ready for relaxing in the winter sun/summer shade.
We have a small dog who's not allowed in the guest room or on any furniture. Our house is clean (and doggie will be with us, not you!)
We also keep backyard hens in a tidy coop in the garden. You won't be responsible for their care, but you will be welcome to enjoy their humor and fresh eggs.
Enjoy the Austin vibe in local style.
Relax, enjoy. No parties, no smoking. It's a quiet block, so please respect the neighbors and mind the noise level.
We are a City of Austin licensed Short Term Rental property. Price includes 15% hotel and occupancy taxes (9% local, 6% state).
Any violation of city ordinances or Austin APD property visitations based on excessively noisy guests could result in guest removal from the property by owner and full forfeiture of the security deposit.
Our stay in Molly's home was excellent. Communication was effortless, all went according to plan. The photos are accurate and the house is simply gorgeous. It was comfortable, clean, Internet worked well, there was great coffee we could use, fresh eggs, and some snacks. The house had a creative atmosphere, very inspiring. Many little details, great decoration, and personal touches made us feel like we were making full benefit of the AirBnB experience. The information Molly left for us about Austin was very helpful. We followed-up on her recommendations and they all turned out great.
Stayed during the F1 race this year and had a great experience. Great communication from Dave and Molly. Everything was very accurately described and we had no surprises. The house is a very comfortable and a good place to relax.
We stayed at Molly's house for SXSW 2013. The house is lovely, in a great area and is the perfect distance to the city centre. Molly was great to deal with when we were planning our trip. She was also very thoughtful in providing us with recommendations for shopping, restaurants etc in the area. We loved staying at Molly's place and thoroughly recommend it to anyone else considering a visit to Austin.
I rented Molly's house for SXSW and I can't imagine a better place to stay. The house is not only beautiful but the location was perfect. It was close enough to downtown that I could quickly hop back to recharge my phone but removed enough from the main action that I could (and was able to) get a solid night of uninterrupted sleep. Molly was an incredibly thoughtful host. She left earplugs, a detailed map of the area and a list of the best places to eat. As a food lover, I really appreciated it. I wish I could have stayed a day longer to enjoy the house more- eat some of the fresh eggs courtesy of her chickens, drink a beer on the porch and check out more of the local restaurants. I highly recommend!
We had a really great time in Austin. The house was perfect. There were breakfast goodies including fresh eggs and everything was really easy.
This house, everything about it, charms. Thoughtfully decorated, well appointed. Spacious. Light filled. A warm soul that feels like it's cared and lived in, but in such a way that made me feel 'at home' vs. invited. Everything I needed for my SXSW trip was there - the highlight of which included fresh eggs each morning! It surpassed any and all of my expectations.
As a host, though we didn't meet, Molly treated me like an old family friend, even offering and planning to pick me up from the airport and show me around before she left on her own vacation. I can't say enough about how gracious Molly was, and as a result, how pleasant a stay I had.
A couple of notes. In the concierge department, Molly was all business. Ready for me were notes, guides, maps, telephone numbers, clean sheets, towels, soap and toilettries, and in general an all access pass to the amenities (including bikes, btw!).
All in all an exceptional experience.
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We're a responsible, easygoing, married couple who enjoy Austin's easy atmosphere, good food, and great music. We enjoy gardening, and keep hens in a backyard coop. You'll be welcome to fresh eggs and garden goods while you're here.
Our best times in Austin are on bikes--you can see a lot, get some sun, and get around downtown without the hassle of a car.