Charming, artsy cottage on a quiet side street in East Austin. Close to downtown, E. 6th St. and Rainey St., Hike and Bike Trail and other attractions. A great jumping-off point to explore the capitol of Texas.
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Small studio house, artistic and colorful, very centrally located on a quiet side street in East Austin. Full kitchen, WiFi, lots of light, hardwood floors, beautiful art on the walls, great vibe. The couch folds out into a sofa bed if you're not staying with someone you're sleeping with. Close to 6th Street, Rainey Street, the Convention Center and the Hike and Bike Trail. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway in town, events, conferences or family visits. Located about 10-15 minutes from the airport. You can walk to many restaurants and bars and not have a huge cab ride home at the end of the night. Generally available Friday-Sunday (I use the space for my own nefarious purposes when people aren't staying there), but you can check for other days. Because Friday is usually a work day for me in the cottage, you may not be able to check in prior to 3:30. If at all possible, I strive to be flexible on arrival and departure time (nothing is worse than having a fun night on the town and having to be out by noon).
Price will be higher during major events.
I've been hosting on Airbnb for over three years now, and absolutely love it. I will do my damnedest to equip you with enough information and bug repellent to thoroughly enjoy your stay in ATX.
The fine print:
The bathroom door has a curtain instead of a solid door. For most people, this is no big deal, but if this is something that will make your stay unpleasant, awkward and uncomfortable, please take this into consideration prior to booking. Thanks.
There is no off-street parking, but street parking is never a problem. As with any urban area, it's not a good idea to leave your iPhone on the dashboard, but generally it's pretty darn chill.
There is no TV in the space, but there is wifi available for you to access your music and movies.
The bed is a double size.
The City of Austin has asked that short-term rentals register and pay hotel taxes, as well as paying hotel taxes to the State of Texas. (Permit #V(phone number hidden)) This runs about 15% of the price. Accordingly, I have decided to split the cost, and will pay half and the guest will pay half. Thank you for understanding.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with Guests: That totally depends on what you want. I'm happy to leave you completely alone or engage in witty repartee about any number of topics if I'm around. If I'm in town, I usually try to say hi at some point during your stay and make sure you have everything you want/need.
78702 is the second-fastest gentrifying zip code in the country. The little pocket I live in (either the East Cesar Chavez or Holly Street neighborhood, depending who you ask) is a mix of folks who have been here for 20+ years, artists, families, etc. I love if for its proximity to lots of stuff, but it's also quiet and chill (except, of course, for the sound of hammers and saws on weekdays as bigger, better homes are being built).
15-minute walk to the Convention Center and Rainey Street. 20-minute walk to East Sixth Street. 30-minute walk to Sixth Street and South Congress. There is a bus line, but our public trans is less than stellar.
No smoking inside the house. Canines may be accepted on a dog-by-dog basis. Cats not allowed. Respectful, careful, friendly people highly appreciated.
House was as described and was excellent. Fiona also gave a great recommendation on where to get brunch the next day. Would definitely recommend.
Very easy check in--Fiona was flexible with the timing. The cottage was beautiful and just what we needed for a short getaway.
First time to use airbnb and what a pleasant nice change of pace. We were getting tired of stale generic hotels all over the country that lack character, charm and a local attitude without having to empty the bank account. The cottage we were lucky enough to find in East ATX was everything you see in the pictures except that bed no longer has a white iron head and base board but more modern platform type frame now. We got to try out some new local craft beers (awesome – Austin Beerworks) that were left in the fridge. Everything we needed was available from wine glasses to the basic kitchen stuff you might need. Fiona was a gracious host and gave us a ton of choices for eating and “doing Austin”….was available in a good way but not like hovering which was great. Can’t say enough about the other folks review of making the short walk down the corner (maybe 1-2 blocks) to Las Cazuelas for amazing breakfast $1.00 tacos with a nice varied salsa bar. Street parking was no issue but this is East Austin and not some high fancy suburban neighborhood with lots of character and crazy close to downtown and 6th street. Took Uber (which picked us up in 5 minutes – wow fast) to see a show at the Belmont which was under $13.00 so great deal all the way around. Would definitely stay again as this was less expensive, cooler, more Austin odd like in a good way, convenient and the way to stay in Austin.
The host was great - she gave us a bunch of recommendations for things to do in the area before we got there; the stay was great, she has a lovely cottage.
The cottage was cute and artsy as described. The neighborhood was quiet but also a bit odd. It was a pretty convenient 10 minute walk to 6th street. There were a lot of beautiful houses and a lot of really dilapidated houses in the area. Also, there were a large amount of homeless people on our walk to/from 6th street. The house could have been more clean. The shower curtain had black mold/mildew growing on it and the bathroom had a lot of leftover shampoo bottles, etc. (I'm assuming from previous guests). The tub area just wasn't clean but the rest of the house was very tidy. Also, it was pretty cold during our stay and the heating situation in the house was pretty poor. Fiona did leave a space heater on for us for our arrival which really helped. It was unseasonably cold so I don't think the temp would normally have been an issue.
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This sweet little "in-law" is perfectly located in a great part of the city. The decor is whimsically inviting and colorful. We stayed during a cold snap, and extra heating options were in place. The wifi was out for a couple of days, caused by some severe weather- not Fiona's fault. Location, location, location. This place has it! What a fun stay, and thanks for the beer in the fridge, Fiona! We had a wonderful stay, and hope to come back someday.
I can network and nurture like no one's business. I've been living in East Austin for 11 years now, and absolutely love it. I can give you a million suggestions for places to go and good things to eat, or leave you completely to your own devices. I like to make sure people have what they want and need to have a positive visit to my city.