About This Listing
Bright and airy, peaceful and cozy, full of light and plenty of artisan touches. I truly love my home and I love sharing its unique beauty with others.
I have two bedrooms, a small office, two full bathrooms, as well as two of the most nap-friendly couches in Austin. It's an open plan house with stained concrete floors, a gorgeous living and dining area, a custom concrete bar, and a sweet well furnished kitchen.
I do have WIFI but no television on the premises to distract you from the awesomeness that is Austin.
Currently, I'm open to hosting someone in my guest bedroom for short stays. You will have your own bathroom, a comfy full sized bed, and the run of the house.
I would like to rent the entire house out for ACL, SXSW, and F1 weekends but I have created this new listing for just the guest bedroom suite option. Please see my other listing for the whole house (with reviews) at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/915150 if you are interested in more than the guest room.
Getting to Zilker Park can be a breeze if you want to ride the trail and avoid driving during the ACL weekend traffic madness.
During SXSW you will realize that you are in the heart of all the action. I'm located right off of Chicon between charming East 11th St. and very happening East 6th St. The whole east side comes alive during SXSW. You would be able to walk, bike, or bus to downtown in mere minutes...
My street is quite quiet and my neighbors are pretty friendly. There are tons of cool places within walking distance. Paul Qui's newest spot is just a few blocks away! Blue Dahlia, Quickie Pickie, and Franklin's BBQ is just down 11th. Tamale House East, bars and food trucks galore are right down 6th. East Side Pies delivers tasty pizza if you want to stay in ;)
Please contact me if this sounds like a good fit for your needs.
Interaction with Guests
I love the people that Airbnb has brought into my life. Stories, laughter, and adventures are more than likely. I will recommend endless cool places and events around town to you (if you so wish) and if I'm in town I will most likely invite you to join me to see music or art shows, go swimming at the greenbelt, or to eat & drink at one of the many fabulous places in my hood. I am also quite happy to leave you to explore Austin on your own (if you so wish!)
The guest suite is in the front "wing" of the house and has its own private bathroom.
East Austin is eclectic, artsy, colorful, happening, and becoming increasingly hip(ster!) I LOVE being able to walk or bike around to so many amazing places.
It's Texas so it's always more convenient to have your own car. I do have street parking available.
The airport is about fifteen minutes from my house.
There is a Metrobus stop right down the block from my house that will take you pretty much anywhere you might wanna go...UT, Barton Springs, SOCO, and downtown.
You can even rent sweet bikes from my friend Lee's shop down the street.
Other Things to Note
I am registered with the city and your 15% hotel occupancy tax is included in the total already.
Smoking is only allowed outside. I have two porches and a big backyard with a firepit where you can happily gather ;) No pets please.
Ishrat was extremely welcoming, considerate and hospitable. While we were there, Austin suffered from some pretty bad flooding, and Ishrat always texted us to make sure we were safe, which was incredibly kind. The house was located in a great neighborhood with loads to do and see around the area. All-in-all, we had a great trip and enjoyed the experience despite the weather.
Staying at Ishrat's home was such a pleasure. The room was as depicted--tidy, cute, comfortable. The neighborhood was perfect--easy off street parking; some great bars, restaurants and cafes within walking distance; and an easy drive to get anywhere else that we wanted to go. Best of all, Ishrat was so friendly and helpful: she emailed us huge and detailed list of restaurants, bars, outdoor spots, music venues, etc. to check out and had even more ideas and suggestions for us once we met her. Would happily stay here again!
Ish's home is very comfortable and clean, and I appreciated the private feel to the guest "wing" with our own bathroom. It is a well-located spot for travelers: in walking distance to fun East Austin spots (food highlights for me were the basil gelato at Gelateria Gemelli and the organic vegan fare at the Cool Beans truck!) and also a quick and easy ride to and from the airport. I would definitely recommend staying with Ish!
Ishrat is a lovely host and offered us food and drink while we were there and her friends told us some great places to go for the SXSW festival.
The area is very residential and is about a half an hour walk into downtown Austin.
Ish was really nice during the week end we spent in Austin. She make us feel immediately at home since first moment, she gave us nice tips about the neighborhood and the city and also offer to join her for a night out with her friend. Super sweet! Overall we had really a great time in Austin, the city is awesome, Ish neighborhood (east austin) is really cool and her place is close to a number of great bars and restaurants. The apartment is really well sized, very nicely arranged, a big living room/ kitchen and two night areas, one for Ish and one for the guests, so plenty of space for us and we also had a private bath.
We would definitely like to come back and we certainly recommend Ish as a host.
The space is bright and inviting, as seen in the pictures. The bed is comfortable. The bathroom is clean, and the shower has good water pressure. The location is perfect for exploring East Austin.
Ish is welcoming, funny, generous, and a wealth of knowledge about Austin. Overall, it was an amazing Airbnb experience! I can't wait to visit again!
Ish was a perfect hostess. She was there to greet us when we arrived and was attentive and concerned about our comfort. She was very friendly, open, and was very helpful with info about Austin and the neighborhood. We liked the hip and unassuming area where the house is located, East Austin. I recommend Ish and here Airb&b room for anyone visiting Austin!
This host has 5 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Ishrat
I'm a world traveling social butterfly who teaches creative writing when I'm not dancing or in/on/by the water. I think that everyone that you meet has a story to tell you, a lesson to teach you, and a smile to share.
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