About this listing
My cozy garage apartment has a real Austin vibe. Vintage & unique items I've collected in Texas & through international travels decorate the space. Situated on the trendy East side close to the newest bars, restaurants, the lake, and downtown.
Cozy renovated garage apartment 10 blocks from downtown in hip East Austin. Walk 5 minutes to some of the newest east side bars and restaurants! Free parking on street and inside gated driveway. Several bus lines run in front of the house and there's a city bike rental station literally across the street. Walking distance to Town Lake - great running trail and kayak/canoe rentals.
The place is around the corner from a famous Austin texmex spot, local brewery, fresh seafood restaurant, food trailers, and a bunch of new bars and foodie restaurants. There are corner stores within 1 block and a grocery store within walking distance or a short drive.
The apartment sleeps two people comfortably in a queen bed - I can also leave a full sized air mattress if you want to load in. There is wireless internet, a full bathroom and full kitchen with oven/stove/fridge/french press.
There's also a porch with a table to relax under Texas skies - a great outdoor space for our perfect Austin evenings!
You'll have access to the whole apartment and will share the back yard with the front house residents and their two dogs.
Interaction with Guests
I will try to meet you for check-in but occasionally I just leave the key. I'm always quickly available via phone or email.
Hip and diverse Holly neighborhood with very friendly neighbors and rapidly growing into the best area for new hip restaurants and bars.
The bus stop and city bike rental are both a short step away from the end of the driveway. Calling for Über and Lyft is also a breeze around here.
Other Things to Note
There are two dogs living in the front house who are occasionally in the back yard. They are friendly, well-trained, and never left unaccompanied by their owner(s). One of them (Nash) is pretty vocal with new people but he's just excited to meet you.
Please leave the apartment as you found it, wash dishes, place trash in trash bins, etc. Just be cool and respectful of my home please :)
No smoking inside (there's an ashtray on the porch).
Coming and Going: Make sure you lock the apartment door.
DOOR: Please keep the door of the apartment shut (especially on warm evenings) so the bugs don't get in. Trust me, you don't want them to get in!
PARKING: You can park in the back driveway at the foot of the stairs to the apartment. If parking on the street, you may park in front of the house, or anywhere on the opposite side of the street. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE NEIGHBORS' HOUSES.
Security: Feel free to close and latch the driveway gate. If it's closed when you arrive, please be sure to keep it closed for the front house residents once you park. If you want to open any windows, please feel free to do so while you're at home.
Respect for the Neighbors: Please keep the noise level down after 10pm and before 7AM and be respectful of any requests from the neighbors.
If you lose your key, there's a $5 charge to replace it.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 1 night.
I'm a Texas-based photographer and storyteller always seeking out the next adventure.
I love places with great food, interesting stories, and unique finds. I frequent flea markets and vintage sales throughout Central Texas and try to do the same when I travel.