About This Listing
This is a cute, cheerful condo with a queen size bed and a sofa that even I'm comfortable sleeping on (and I'm not a couch sleeper...the back cushions come off making it wider). The small balcony off the bedroom is a sweet spot for morning coffee or a glass of something refreshing in the late afternoon or evening.
This is a small condo complex and maintains a friendly, quiet atmosphere. I'm a 20 to 25 minute easy walk (one mile) from Zilker Park (home of the ACL Fest) and Barton Springs Pool and 10 minutes drive from downtown depending on traffic. There are a couple of bus stops within a short walking distance either direction of my place. Quick access to Mopac / Highway 1 from two directions and a few easy ways to get on I-35.
You'll find many great cafes and restaurants within a few minute's walk or drive including vegetarian, Mexican, Asian, BBQ, Sushi and more, and a great little neighborhood convenience store as well.
There are two washers and two dryers downstairs (not inside the condo) that you are welcome to use.
I made a note on the specs regarding my place that a pet lives here, a sweet dog, to be exact, just so that you know for sure (for allergy purposes, of course). (Naturally, she won't be staying with you during your visit. :) )
Help yourself to hot tea, coffee. There's a bottle of wine in the fridge waiting for you, too...
The Zilker / Barton Hills neighborhood is family friendly with plenty of joggers, dog walkers and folks on bikes heading to the festival.
Bus stops on S. Lamar about 4 blocks from the condo. Less than 10 minutes drive to downtown depending on the traffic.
Help yourself to tea, coffee, the snacks in the basket and the bottle of wine in the fridge.
No smoking of anything. :)
Check in / out might be flexible. Just let me know what you need and we'll probably be able to work something out.
Be respectful of neighbors, no parties, no loud music - thanks. :)
We had a wonderful stay at Kris's apartment in Zilker. Located across from an elementary school and public park, we found the area to be very quiet and quaint, a welcome escape from the bustle of South Lamar (only a 5 min walk away) and downtown Austin (a 10 min drive). Kris provided us with all the amenities we needed for the stay, including complimentary wine and bagels. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the heat and A/C worked well. Overall, it was a great stay, and we'd highly recommend!
Check in was a breeze with the number code entry. We were in a hurry because of wanting to get to ACL and so this was very nice. We were able to walk to the entrance gate of ACL in 20-25 minutes. Kris had snacks and a bottle of wine waiting for us. She even left us food for breakfast! Anything we might have had questions about during our stay such as how to run the AC etc., was clearly labeled. The condo is in a very small older complex, located on the second floor on the end so there is no one above you and we found it very quiet. Inside the condo it was cheery and filled with colorful art. I'd label this place comfy, cozy, convenient and clean because I love alliteration! Wi-fi service worked well.
My husband and I stayed at Kris's place last weekend for ACL. It was a perfect location within walking distance of Zilker Park. Kris left us wine and snacks for breakfast! She was easily reached by text or email if we had any questions.
I would definitely stay at Kris's again.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying at Kris' apartment during SXSW. The apartment was the perfect size for the two of us and was close to downtown. Kris also made sure to leave us some bagels and coffee for the morning which turned out to be very convenient since we were always in a rush to get out in the mornings. Also- the bedroom porch is awesome. I highly recommend Kris' place for anyone visiting Austin.
Kris' condo was absolutely perfect for my stay during SXSW! It was beautiful, clean, and extremely comfortable–it was hard to get out quickly in the morning to get to the conference! Location was great, only a couple miles out of downtown. Admittedly during SXSW transportation is hard to come by, but there was one bus that was a 20-30 minute ride downtown and my cab rides back were always inexpensive. Would not hesitate to recommend!
The apartment that Kris provided was just what we needed for our stay in Austin. It was nice, simple and convenient. Bed and couch were comfy, kitchen had all the amenities one would need. The apartment was very clean and we had no complaints to make during or after our stay. Location was great for ACL, maybe a 20-25 min walk to the park and conveniently located for other attractions and restaurants.
Kris' condo was perfect for my week+ visit to SXSW. The second floor, outside corner, unit makes it the best spot in a small condo complex. Her welcome treats and willingness to allow the use of anything in the condo is an indication of her generosity and kindness. Kris affords you all the privacy that you would want while being easily approachable and readily available. The neighborhood location was ideal for S. Lamar activities and allowed easy access to Barton Springs, S. First and S. Congress restaurants and clubs. Thank you Kris for taking care of me and for sharing your home. I look forward to returning. -David
About the Host, Kris
I'm Kris Barnes and I've lived in Austin for a zillion years. I work in a skilled nursing facility as an Occupational Therapy Asst, travel to Spanish speaking countries whenever I can, enjoy Scuba, love to hang out with my dog, Sandy, on the Hike n' Bike trail, the Greenbelt or on the couch for a nap, and love swimming at Barton Springs.
I'm new to Airbnb but a couple of friends have had great experiences using the site. I do tend to travel out of town a bit during the year and I'm looking forward to booking my condo through Airbnb as well as getting to know the Airbnb community!
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