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Apartment - Entire home/apt · East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702, United States

Our 700 sq foot duplex apartment is located 1 mile East of downtown, 3 blocks from Lady Bird Lake/Hike and Bike trail, and walking distance from bars and restaurants. Hardwood floors, full kitchen, shower and deep soaker tub! Bike included

The Space

This house is situated in the best of East Austin! Our home is a newly renovated shotgun style duplex. A shotgun house has one room leading into the next without hallways; ours is: bedroom/living room/kitchen/bathroom.
The City of Austin requires us to collect 15% hotel taxes, that amount is already included in the rental rate.

Guest Access

-WiFi included
-The rental flat is one bedroom, with a comfy queen size bed, french doors and tall ceilings.
-The living room has a twin size pullout sofa bed, complete with bedding.
-Refinished Hardwoods through out
-Large windows in every room of the house
-Brand new bathroom features a deep soaker tub and a separate standing shower
-Full Kitchen. We have all the basics covered: french press, microwave, toaster, full size fridge and stove, cookware, silverware, dishes
-There is a small Television; HDMI ready with basic channels via antenna; equipped with a wifi enabled Blu Ray Player (YouTube, Netflix,)
-Desk space complete with printer/scanner
-Bicycle included with helmets, lock and lights
-The rental flat is the West side of the house, so morning light is minimal, especially with the honeycomb blinds in the living room.
-Central heat and Air, ceiling fans in bedroom and living room
-Linens Provided; Bed Bug proof mattress cover is always in use for your peace of mind.
-iron and ironing board
-front porch swing and fenced in Backyard
-access to our washer and dryer upon request
-oatmeal, bars, coffee and juice are available in the home for guests

Interaction with Guests

I live in the East side of the duplex and can be reached any time via cell phone if I am not at home. The usual tenant stays on my side of the duplex when we have rental guests and she is also available to assist you during your visit.
I often attend the music festivals in town and am happy to ride bikes with my guests to the events if the timing works out.

The Neighborhood

There are great attractions in the neighborhood if you walk a few blocks in any direction! It's a mere 3 blocks to the Austin hike and bike trail which circles around Lady Bird Lake and offers a simple safe route for walking or biking to areas south and west of Downtown.

-1.5 miles from downtown Convention Center (SXSW interactive) $6 cab
-1 mile east of downtown and that 1 mile is packed with SXSW events….this location is ideal….far enough away for quiet but close enough to walk/bike easily to any SXSW event. It is important to note that biking from our home is very easy...flat terrain, bike lanes galore....this is not usually the case with areas south and west of downtown.
-Ride/walk 4.5 miles on scenic hike & bike trail to Zilker Park for ACL (Austin City Limits) in October. The easy scenic bike ride is less than 30 minutes. If you prefer to take the roads the ride is 4 miles.
Zilker Park also feature Barton Springs Pool, Botanical Gardens, and Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
-3.5 mile scenic bike ride on public hike and bike trail to Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest) (3 miles on roads)
-The Circuit of the America's race track which hosts the Formula One race is 12 miles east of our home. There is a shuttle to the F1 track that picks up at the Convention Center, a mere mile away from our house.

-famous "Juan in a Million" Mexican Restaurant just a few blocks away (featured on Man v. Food)
-Juice Bar and Coffee shop within a few blocks of the house. These are open from 8 am till 10 pm and the Coffee Shop also serves beer and wine.
-Within half a mile: Capital City Bakery (featured on the cooking channel), Rio's Brazilian, Live Oak BBQ, Hot Mama Cafe, Mettle and several food trailers, vegetarian/vegan food (Counter Culture, Mr. Natural)
-Austin-tatious East Side local restaurants a mile or two away: Justine's Brasserie (a real french bistro open late!) Hillside Farmacy, Takoba, 3 Little Pigs, Eastside Showroom, Qui (new restaurant of Paul Qui, winner of Top Chef Texas)
-HOPE Farmer's market is open on the East Side on weekends
-There are endless options downtown which is just a mile East
-There is also an HEB Grocery store on 7th street, just half a mile away.

-Less than a mile to the East Side Bar Scene which offers live music and comfy patios. Yellow Jacket Social Club, St. Rochs, Rio Rita, Liberty Bar/Eastside King Trailer, White Horse, Violet Crowne, Shangri La, Hotel Vegas, Gypsy Lounge, WeatherUp, Eastside Showroom, The Volstead Lounge, Longbranch Inn, Cheer Up Charlie’s, and more!
-1 mile to the new Rainey Street district: Lustre Pearl, Clive Bar, Bar 96, G'raj Mahal Cafe (Indian Food, BYOB), Icenhauer's, Bangers, the Black Heart
-1 mile to the world famous 6th street: The Alamo Ritz (movies and sing-a-longs), Easy Tiger (drafts, brats and games) The Jackalope (food and drinks), Casino el Camino (burgers and jukebox!), Beerland (music), Ginger Man (great beer selection!), Fado Irish Pub, La Condesa and countless more!
-South Congress Area is three miles away and is well-known for local Austin shopping and dining.

-3 blocks from lady bird lake (the locals call it Town Lake) Hike and Bike Trail
-2 blocks from Metz Park which offers a free public pool in the summer months and pick up games year round at the basketball, Bike Polo and Street Hockey Courts.
-Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and Canoe Rentals available just a few blocks away from the Expedition School located at Fiesta Gardens.
-Cross-Fit Gym 1/2 a mile away

Getting around

-Private Entrance & Driveway which provides off street parking for up to three guest vehicles.(let us know in advance if you plan to have more than one vehicle on the premises...we'll need to swap driveways with you)
-We provide you with one bicycle, a lock and front/rear lights for night riding. Two helmets provided, in case you bring a bike or choose to rent one.
-Bicycle rentals are available from Cycleast (.3 miles) and Longhorn bikes (.1 miles) I suggest you reserve bikes in advance if you are traveling on a music festival weekend
-There are bus stops within a block and
Capitol Metro Bus Line #22 gets you to downtown.
-It is less than a mile to the Plaza Saltillo train station on 5th street. This station also offers rental bikes for getting around town.
-Pedicab and taxi cab companies both service the area, Austin Electric Cab Company is based nearby
-6 miles from the Austin International Airport. Cab ($20 and ten minutes) or Bus ($2 and an hour: capmetro planner site has detailed route info)

Other Things to Note

**Please be aware of this if you have any allergies***
-The usual tenant has a sweet dog who will either be in my side of the duplex or not at the house during your stay.
-I have an indoor cat who lives exclusively on my side of the duplex but the apartments have separate air and ventilation systems so there is no chance of cat dander in the rental apartment.
If you have a dog traveling with you please contact us to discuss before reserving the space, there is an additional nightly fee.

Rental requires a $225 deposit, which will be refunded in full, upon final exit of premises, as long as there is no damage or excessively messy condition of unit and/or property caused by renters or their guests. This deposit can be held in escrow through Pay Pal, if preferred. Discounts apply for stays of 1 week or more. Please inquire for pricing.

Two night stay required for reservation any time.
There is a three night minimum stay for event weekends: ACL, FFF, F1, SXSW, etc.

If you are a first-time airbnb user or do not yet have any reviews, take a few minutes to write a few sentences about yourself. I like to know a little about the folks that come to stay in my home. I look forward to hosting you!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $675 /week
Monthly Price: $2400 /month
Security Deposit: $225
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Loved the house and the swing outside. Great location. I had a blast staying in Austin and walking around downtown. Jamie was so nice and easy to reach. I really appreciate the lock box option, came in handy. Would love to stay again. :-)

    April 2014
  • Excellent home. Those who are visiting Austin, it's in a great location to access the entirety of the music scene around town. LOVE the giant bathtub!

    April 2014
  • Great apartment, Jamie was extremely helpful!

    March 2014
  • This experience was truly wonderful. Jamie was extremely amiable. Great apartment with a super location in the heart of EastSide. Nevertheless, a quiet and safe location. The apartment was exactly as Jamie said it would be. Very cozy, tidy and clean. Everything you need is in place. I had a great time and would come back immediately!

    March 2014
  • Awesome stay in beautiful Austin - the place is neat and inviting and Jamie is a fantastic host. She really goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need.

    February 2014
  • When we arrived we immediately liked the space and thought it was very nicely done and was very clean. However, because the house is on a main street we heard a lot of street noise and we had a tough time sleeping during our stay there. The hosts did provide earplugs, however we did not find out about them until the second night. I tend to be a light sleeper, my partner not, but we both had troubles sleeping here, even with the ear plugs in! In regards to the apartment, that really is the only complaint and unfortunately it would deter us from staying there again if we were back in Austin. The location is alright, we ended up getting a bus pass for 24 hours most days ($2US) as we could have walked but it is a good 20-25 minutes to get to downtown. After spending time in SoCo (South Congress) we felt it was more (email hidden)ly area for younger people and next time would opt to stay there. If you are staying in East Austin, make sure to visit Veracruz All Natural for breakfast tacos and watermelon agua fresca and J Mueller BBQ - both amazing foodie places!

    All in all the trip was good, we had a great time eating and drinking our way through Austin but unfortunately the street noise at the house was slightly too much for us. Jamie was doing some renovations on the place the weekend we were there, including putting in new door frames to combat the noise, so perhaps with better insulation the noise will be significantly less. We only met Jamie on the last day but she was very helpful with anything we needed and always responded in a timely manner.

    January 2014
  • I really enjoyed staying at Jamie's place over the weekend. It was simply decorated and very cozy, not to mention a great location for everything I wanted to do. She was a fantastic host and wrote us a handwritten letter welcoming us to her home and a list of places and restaurants to go to. One place we did try and ended up being the best meal i've had in a while. i'd love to stay here again in future.

    January 2014
    Response from Jamie:

    Which restaurant did you go to for this amazing meal? What was it? I love all the local restaurants in Austin...I can't seem to make it to all of them!

  • Jamie's place was great! Well located, well equipped, clean.....all the things you want in a rental. She also provided us with a list of things to check out in the city, which was really helpful.

    January 2014
  • Jamie's place is very spacious with a big kitchen and very nice remodeled bathroom. Jamie left clear notes about her studio, I appreciate the fact that she encourages her guests to recycle!
    We were three people and used the sofa bed as well as the bed and spent six nights. A long stay! It is conveniently located with a parking area and it is easy access and close to downtown.

    December 2013
  • Jamie and Aja were great hosts. Prior to the trip, all communications were timely and informative. Jamie messaged me a few times to make sure my arrival was ok and to see if I had any questions. She also provided a ton of information on local attractions.

    The apartment was clean and comfortable. In all honesty, it was almost too comfortable as I did not get out as much as I was hoping and spent time relaxing in the house. All necessary items were provided. The location was a big selling point, as many food/drink options were a short walk away, as well as a nice trail on Town Lake.

    All in all, I had a memorable weekend and would stay here again, or at least highly recommend it to people I like.

    Thanks, Y'all!

    December 2013
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