Front entry to bungalow with garden to the rightQueen-sized bed and closets
Quiet Bungalow- short walk downtown


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

Studio

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

Studio

2 Beds

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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.


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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $155 / night
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Description

The space

City of Austin Operating License #OL

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

Airport is a ten minute drive away!

Currently, Fasten and RideAustin only cost about $6 to get downtown and the cars show up at the bungalow in less than two minutes (we do not have Uber or Lift in Austin).

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.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

187 Reviews


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Nichole User Profile
May 2017
Doesn't get any better than this! Great location, clean space and all the comforts of home. Can't wait to return!

Daniel User Profile
May 2017
Great accommodations, garden is wonderful, location is great, hosts were very warm and easy to be with! A gem!

Andy User Profile
April 2017
The best place we've ever stayed in. Edie's place had everything we could need for our 4 night stay in Austin. Was also in walking distance from a bunch of awesome joints to eat and drink at in the East, while also just a short cab ride city side for anything we needed to do there. Highly recommend and we want to come back and stay there again soon!

Christopher User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic location. Walking distance to everything. Couldn't have asked for a better Airbnb experience.

Ilyse User Profile
April 2017
We had the best stay at Edie and Alberto's place! They were both so warm and welcoming with suggestions on where to go and what to do- they sent us a great list beforehand . We arrived in Austin sooner than expected and we were able to drop bags off early- Alberto was very accommodating. The apartment is a dream and equipped with everything you would need. The bed was comfortable and the space perfect for a long weekend. We could walk all over the East Side and to Downtown or easily catch a ride further. The street is quiet and charming and nearby are great restaurants and food trucks. There are bikes they will let you use too. Edie and Alberto were SO sweet and volunteered to drive us to the airport for our early flights on a Sunday- thanks so much and we already can't wait to come back to Austin!

Paul User Profile
April 2017
Amazing people and Location

Robin User Profile
April 2017
Edie and her husband are gracious and friendly and their cottage is comfortable and intimate and artistic. We would definitely return and would highly recommend staying here.

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in September 2011
Edie User ProfileEdie is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour