About this listing
Bungalow is a large studio apartment with separate kitchen & bathroom, filled with light from skylights, windows & glass doors. Walking/biking distance to East Austin's hotspots: cafes, restaurants, bars, Ladybird Lake's hike-n-bike trail, and downtown.
City of Austin Operating License #OL (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Located in a quiet neighborhood just 4 blocks east of downtown (Convention Center) and 4 blocks south of 6th Street nightlife, this little sun-filled bungalow consists of a large studio plus separate bathroom and kitchen, with Saltillo tile floors- everything is new.
Queen-sized bed plus high-quality IKEA futon that makes into a comfortable full-sized bed, dining table and chairs. Kitchen comes with refrigerator, gas range, microwave, toaster, coffee/espresso maker, cookware, and utensils. The bungalow also has a washer/dryer, central AC/heat and wifi. Off-street parking available. No TV.
You can walk, run, or bike the hike-and-bike trail on Ladybird Lake (just 5 blocks to the south) to the Barton Springs pool in l5-20 minutes.
Airport is a ten minute drive away!
Currently, RideAustin (ride-share company) only costs about $6 to get downtown and the cars show up at the bungalow in less than two minutes.
Both Downtown and East Side neighborhood restaurants and bars are within a short 5 to 15 minute walking distance from this house.
Sorry, no dogs.
Guests can access the bungalow, an outdoor patio, and the roof-top terrace on the Blue Casita in the back garden (view of downtown).
Interaction with guests
We always greet guests and open the bungalow for them when possible (which is almost always). Normally guests just leave the keys locked inside the door when they leave.
We also offer ideas on restaurants, cafes, bars, and sights, and have a list of our favorites that we provide.
We are happy to interact a lot, if guests are interested, some are and others are not. Guests can access and enter/leave the bungalow without interacting with us, although we are living right next-door.
We love the eclectic nature of the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood- we are a mix of families, young professionals, and musicians and artists. Some of our neighbors have lived in their 700-square-foot bungalows since the 1950's and others have just moved into brand new 1500-square-foot, two story modern houses and condos. Lots of front porches with people sitting on them and people walking and biking within the neighborhood, to downtown, and to the Ladybird Lake hike-and-bike trail to walk, run, or bike. You can hear Spanish and English spoken everywhere.
Airport is a ten minute drive away!
Currently, Uberx only costs about $6 to get downtown and the cars show up at the bungalow in less than two minutes.
There is city bus service from the airport to downtown and then you must transfer to another line to come within three blocks of our house. There are two Capital Metro bus lines and the Saltillo MetroRail Station that stop within less than 5 minute walking distance of the bungalow.
Other things to note
We live in a great neighborhood for walking or biking to parks, the river, cafes, restaurants, bars, and small shops. Our block is totally residential and very quiet, but just a block away and beyond there is a lot to do and see.
We have never had any noise problems with any AirBnB guests. We let people know that the local sound ordinance requires no extremely loud noise after 10:30pm, but so far our guests have not been inclined to "party" in our back garden.
Guests can park on the street in front of our house, there is plenty of safe, free parking. We've only had one guest who felt more comfortable parking in our driveway, which was fine.
I moved from Indiana to Austin 6 years ago and feel I've found my home. I'm a professor of English as a Second Language at a local university and very active in the local urban agriculture movement-- I helped start up and we're now maintaining a big new community garden in downtown/east Austin.
I love urban life and enjoy walking or riding bikes along the city's hike-and-bike trail which is a few blocks from our house. I also value knowing my neighbors and meeting travelers from around the country and the world. I lived in Holland for five years and have traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, and Argentina. I speak a little Spanish and I'm still proficient in Dutch.