As Stefan would say, this place has EVERYTHING! This 1/1 duplex apt is oh so close to Mopac (no, really!) & Windsor. It has a mid-cent. modern vibe, int. brick walls, cool furniture, ALL up-to-date, 2 TVs w/ cable, wifi, cool patio, 3 mins to dtown.
This place has one queen bed and a sofa. So, it officially sleeps 2, but a third person could always rough it on the sofa. It has painted interior brick walls, mid-century modern construction, cool furniture, lofted ceilings, and nonstop style--all tucked into a super central location!
Although the layout makes the Suite Sweet feel quite spacious, at 500 square feet it is very efficient. It is heated and cooled through window and portable units.
Wifi, cable TV, stackable W/D, microwave, free onsite parking, dishwasher, disposal, and being within minutes of everything.
Combo deadbolt makes access a breeze! No fumbling around with keys.
Interaction with Guests
The Sweet Central Suite is the "B" side of a duplex. (Deluxe Digs is the "A" side and is also on AirBNB.) I live off site, so we won't be hanging out together.
This property is located on a street that is as close as you can get to Mopac, running parallel with it. This street features smaller homes built in the 1950s, but one street over (in the other direction) is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Austin, featuring beautiful, stately, older homes. Great neighborhood for walking and running. Three minutes (by car) from Clarksville and West Austin restaurants like Jeffrey's, Josephine House, Cippolinas, and Wink, and coffee shops like Cafe Medicci's. Flagship Whole Foods Market is 5 minutes away.
1. No smoking.
2. No pets.
3. It's a duplex, so be considerate of the guests in the "A" side.
4. Have fun.
5. Be nice.
We loved our stay at Christina's casa. It's located off 24th street, so it's within easy striking distance of the UT campus and downtown. The duplex is super clean, well designed, and comes with a washer and dryer. We would definitely stay again.
We loved staying at Christina's! A lovely space, comfy bed and great shower. Christina communicated well with us and always very quickly.
We had been in town for SXSW and having stayed in a bland hotel for part of the stay it was a relief to stay in this cozy space.
The neighborhood is quiet and we slept well, barely noticing the nearby MOPAC.
Being without a car it was only $10 in a cab downtown and the cabs found us easily.
Thanks Christina, we would highly recommend and definitely stay again if we're in Austin :)
I rented this apartment for my parents who came to visit for over three weeks. Overall, it was a positive experience. The apartment looked just like on the photos, clean and stylish. Christine was a responsive host, answered several of my questions ahead of time and over the first few days of my parents' stay, until they got completely settled.
She also reacted quickly when a couple of days into their stay, my parents discovered a mess left by a previous tenant that the cleaners didn't catch. We talked about the issue within an hour, found a quick fix and then Christine came by the following day to make sure everything was clean.
The neighborhood around the apartment is very nice, with quiet walkable streets. There's a grocery store and a couple of neighborhood restaurants and shops within a 20-minute stroll. Everything else is within a short drive away - downtown, more shopping, etc. The only issue is that the duplex where the apartment is located sits right next to a highway that also has train tracks and the highway is currently undergoing improvement, so there's construction vehicles, noise and mud/dust in close proximity. There's nothing the host can do about this and we knew all this before we booked, because in our case it was important that my parents stayed closer to the neighborhood where we live. I am taking off a star because my parents said it was pretty noisy at night, they could hear the road and the trains, but, thankfully, no construction noise (I think all work takes plays during the day). Again, not the host's fault, and may not be an issue for everyone.
All in all, the apartment had everything my parents needed, it was comfortable, stayed warm on cold days in late Feb-early March and everything in it worked (Wi-Fi, plumbing, heater, etc). Thanks!
The good news: They are building a sound wall between the highway/train tracks and the property that will greatly reduce if not eliminate the noise.
The bad news: It's not done yet, and construction causes noise and dust. [Insert joke here about the price of progress or a "One step forward..." quip.]
In the meantime, I'm equipping the property with a white noise machine from Brookstone. Thank you for the feedback!
Sweet Central Suite was clean and charming, very well-furnished and in an excellent location. Christina is very easy to deal with and a very responsive communicator.
The location of the duplex is good. It's in an old upscale neighborhood just a 10 minute drive from downtown. The apartment was very clean and we had some amenities we didn't expect like laundry detergent and bath soap. There were plenty of cookware for making meals and we were able to relax and enjoy our time in Austin. The only small complaint is the duplex is right on the freeway and train tracks. A train rolls through every couple hours throughout the night. After the first couple nights it doesn't bother you anymore. I was actually surprised how dampened the noise was. It could have been much worse. I sure wouldn't hesitate booking this apartment again. It was perfect for my wife, infant daughter and myself.
We have stayed at Sweet Central Suite many times before and it is always neat, clean, quiet and well furnished. Christina is an awesome host.
What a wonderful first experience on AirBnb! Christina was very helpful and always replied to emails within 24 hours. Sweet Central Suite was lovely -- the place was immaculate when we got there. It was the perfect sized place for me and my boyfriend to stay. Very conveniently located, with downtown just minutes away. Yes, you could see Mopac from the front door, however, like everyone else has said, you can barely notice the sounds. Overall, it was a great stay and I would definitely come back.
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I'm a proud native Austinite and an even prouder mother of two. I think it's the combination of those two things that makes me love being an AirBNB host in ATX as much as I do! When I'm not cleaning and prepping Sweet Central Suite for you, dear guest, I enjoy running around Lady Bird Lake, movies at Violet Crown Cinema, and/or eating at El Alma. And I highly recommend any and all of these things to you during your stay!