About this listing
Our apartment is perfect for the budget traveler. It's very clean and with about 500 square feet it is spacious enough for 2 guests, although there is a fold out couch if you need it. My wife and I lived here before buying the main house on the property. It was a great place to live and gave us many happy years. I'm sure you will love it too!
Located near Congress and Riverside, just a few blocks away from longtime Austin establishments such as Guero's Taco Bar, The Continental Club, Allen's Boots, and many other amazing restaurants, shops and music venues. The South Congress bridge, where the bats emerge at sunset every evening from March to October, is just a few more blocks away and leads directly into the downtown area only a mile from our apartment, all within walking distance. You can pick up the hike and bike trail at the bridge as well, and it runs for many miles around Lady Bird Lake. Public bike rentals are within a five minute walk on Congress Avenue.
We do provide off street parking for one car.
Rate includes 15% state and local hotel taxes for stays shorter than 30 days.
Interaction with Guests
We may or may not be here when you arrive but we will make sure to leave the door unlocked and the apartment ready for you when you get here.
Our neighborhood is very quiet but still within a five minute walk to South Congress Avenue where business is booming!
There is public transportation within a five minute walk on Congress Avenue.
You can park in our driveway but please leave a space to one side for one of our cars. The door will be unlocked when you arrive and the keys will be on the table. The wireless access code is on the inside of the front door. If you smoke, there is an ash tray under the sink and a place to sit and smoke out front. Please don't smoke inside. There are trash cans to the side of the apartment that you can place your butts in. Thanks!
We live in the house in front but are very respectful of your privacy.
Please let us know if you need anything. Also, please notify us if something breaks or is not in working order. We will work to correct any problems as quickly as possible.
Great place, johns pretty cool. Great part of Austin. The psychedelic chicken was cool too.
Had a good time! Really cute neighborhood and had a nice cozy cottage feel! Perfect location just blocks from S Congress and dozens of restaurants and shops! John was very friendly and helpful!
This was our first time using Airbnb and we could not have asked for a better experience! The house was very clean, homey, and just the right amount of space. The location was perfect; we walked to S Congress and downtown easily.
Wonderful place to stay! We checked in with AirBnB for a last minute place to stay and John was very prompt to reply and a wonderful host. The apartment was just perfect for my husband and I, very private, and very clean. Will definitely be staying again! Thanks John and family!
Cute, centrally located apartment. Well stocked. Perfect for our quick trip to Austin. Thanks John!
*note that the shower would be too short for someone over 6'. Bed is springy.
I had a wonderful overnight stay at John's cottage. John was very easy to communicate with and his place is very private. It's more like a little home than a studio; the kitchen and living room are in a separate room from the bedroom. Plus John leaves room in his driveway for your car and there is also plenty of on-street parking. I would definitely stay here again!
This cottage was the perfect home base for us to explore Austin from. It was an easy breezy arrangement and had everything we needed: I loved the interesting and diverse collection of books, the travel guides and magazines (which really came in handy), thoughtful touches like recent newspapers and water bottles in the fridge, and of course a beautiful neighborhood and amazing location.
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