About this listing
Originally built in 1899, this gem of East Austin has 10 foot ceilings, a Dutch beamed ceiling in the dining room and imported Egyptian globe chanderlier, lovely bead-board & period trim throughout. Located in the Historic Willow-Spence Neighborhood
Originally built in 1899, this gem of East Austin has 10 foot ceilings, a Dutch beamed ceiling in the dining room and imported Egyptian globe chanderlier, lovely bead-board & period trim throughout. Located in the Historic Willow-Spence Neighborhood the property is walking distance to Lady Bird Lake and Downtown. A six and a half block walk to the Convention Center, Rainey Street entertainment district & East 6th Street entertainment district. A prime location for the vacationer who wants to walk to everything cool Austin has to offer!
-Approx. 1450 square feet, 3 bed, 2 bath, Completely remodeled in 2011.
-Sleeps 6-8 with 2 new Queen tempurpedics,1 King, plus a Queen sofa pull-out platform bed w/pillow-topper.
-600 Thread Count Sheets & New Plush Towels
-Hardwood Floors, Marble & Granite Countertops
-Stainless Steel appliances & Duravit Plumbing Fixtures
-All Marble Bathrooms, White Carrerra and Garnet Glass & Onyx Mosaic in the Master Suite
-Jetted Tub & Steam Sauna w/built-in bench & Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Function for a true Spa experience
-New Steam-Sanitize Washer/Dryer
-50" Plasma HDTV w/cable, free broadband WiFi, BlueRay DVD player & Ipod/MP3 mini speaker set w/sub-woofer
-Over 1,000 square feet of Porches and Courtyard Terrace, including Front Porch, side Cocktail Deck w/built-in seating, Screened Porch and lower Courtyard Dining Terrace
-Infant/Toddler friendly with Chicco Pack n Play onsite plus plastic plates/utensils/sippys & night-time picture books
3 night Minimum, Maximum of 6-8 people. 15% hotel taxes & $85 cleaning fee will be added to all reservations. Special rates apply to SXSW & Formula1 dates.
I'm very passionate about entertaining friends and family and hosting guests. My degree is in Architecture, however, I don't get to use it in my professional life. Revisioning this turn-of-the-century home was a dream come true. The remodel was to the highest possible standard, and completed with the thought, "where would I want to stay?"
*Pricing does not include hotel/motel tax which will be added
-Over 1,000 square feet of Porches and Courtyard Terrace, including Front Porch, side Cocktail Deck w/built-in seating, Screened Porch and lower Courtyard Dining Terrace (which is shared)
Interaction with Guests
I personally check-in guests, and give a brief overview of the amenities in the house, plus close by spots for coffee, groceries, dining and entertainment. I enjoy giving my guests an insider view on the neighborhood hot spots, convenient trailer eateries, and the best bars restaurants and bars nearby. Just knowing who has the best happy hour, or where to rent a bike and/or paddle board can enhance my guests overall experience.
The neighborhood has so much to offer, and I really recommend that my guests enjoy it on foot or by renting a bicycle. We are steps away from the art galleries and cool spots on East Cesar Chavez, like Cenote Coffee Shop, Bufalina Pizza & the Weatherup Cocktail Lounge. Additionally, the property is walking distance to both the Rainey Street Entertainment District & E. 6th Street. We are 4 blocks from the shores of Lady Bird Lake & the hike and bike trail that cuts through downtown, and will take you to Butler Park, Zilker Park, Barton Springs & to see the famous bats fly out at dusk from the Congress Street bridge. You can rent a canoe or paddle board along the shoreline, or a party boat for the most amazing night time views of downtown from Lady Bird Lake. For the business traveler we are 7 blocks to the Austin Convention Center.
There is a bus stop 1/2 block from the property which takes guests straight into downtown. However, you might wait longer for the bus than walking into downtown. The metro rail system is 4 blocks away. My favorite special treat is hiring a pedi-cab downtown to bike me home open air. It can be the perfect end to an evening out, plus we are one of the only residential neighborhoods where the pedi-cabs will take you right to your doorstep.
Other Things to Note
I love walking to Lady Bird Lake and renting a paddleboard, kayak or canoe only a few blocks from the house at The Alta Cafe & Austin Rowing Club Boathouse. Half a block from the house are fantastic art galleries on Cesar Chavez and Cafes and Coffee shops nearby at the Rainey Street District & the East 6th Street Entertainment District. I often walk downtown to listen to music, eat & drink. Or more often take a $5 cab ride (save my feet) and then bar hop throughout downtown and walk back home at the end of my night. Being the closest residential neighborhood to downtown, the pedi-cabs will deliver you after a night out open-air to your doorstep.
No smoking policy (except outside on patio/porch ashtrays are provided), No pets allowed on premise, early check-in or late check-out (maximum 2 hours) incurs a $50 fee, check-in or check-out exceeding 2 hours incurs a full day rental or forfeiture of security deposit based on owner's discretion. 6 - 8 people maximum. $85 cleaning fee & 15% hotel taxes will be applied to all reservations. Any violation of house rules will result in a full forfeiture of the security deposit. Any violation of city ordinances or Austin APD property visitations based on excessively noisy guests could result in guest removal from the property by owner and full forfeiture of the security deposit. No outdoor grilling, no fires, no outdoor amplified music, no camping, no camping equipment allowed on the premise. Interior & screened porch furniture is not allowed to be moved outside at any time. Guest may not entertain more than 16 people in the home, courtyard or premise without prior owner's written permission, and 'sleep over' of such guests is absolutely prohibited. Prior to guest departure all trash, rubbish and discards must be placed in the outside trash bin, and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned. Wet or used bath towels should be placed on the bathroom floor or in bathtub or in white plastic laundry hampers located in the master closet or laundry area. Wet towels are not to be left on furniture or bedding. Towels & linens are not to be taken outside to the yard or garden or off premise. Excessive noise disturbances from renter reported by neighbors, other guests in adjacent units or Austin APD will result in security deposit forfeiture. This property has two units: Main House & Back Bungalow which are rented separately and have a shared Courtyard. The courtyard dining table & chairs, plus additional lounging furniture located in the courtyard is shared in common by all guests/renters. The main house has three exclusive-use exterior spaces: front porch, side yard cocktail deck & screened porch. The property is in a quiet neighborhood setting, loud outdoor parties are not allowed. Use of screened porch after 10pm is strictly prohibited.
Lyon's house was beautiful and perfect for our gathering of 7 college friends. Lyon gave us great info about the area and left a book with listings for restaurants around town. The location was perfect for exploring Austin. Lots of things to walk to and just a short drive to downtown. You'll have everything you need in this house. I would highly recommend it.
Don't hesitate to book this listing! This house is comfortable, convenient and completely stunning. From the perfectly curated furnishings (including some designer pieces and lovely antiques) to the thoughtful conveniences (sodas in the fridge and ergonomic extra pillows) you may find that your stay here is so much more luxurious than your own home that you won't want to leave. And Lyon is always the perfect host, making himself available when you ask for his wonderful advice on touring Austin, and becoming scarce once you've found your bearings--just the right amount of availability. Before a fun night out, be sure to enjoy a pre-taco-truck dinner cocktail in the beautiful dining room...any type of glass you might need will be available. In the morning, jump in the steam shower to refresh. Then grab a perfect cup of coffee and a super soft extra blanket and curl up on the couch to watch a plethora of tv channels. Don't forget though, Austin is calling! This house has it all and in the city with it all. Just a short walk to all the famous streets: Rainey, 6th and East 6th. But if walking isn't your thing, simply Uber or have one of the bike rental places deliver your wheels. Bottom line, this house is so convenient your car is easily forgotten. Go kayak the lake, jump in the frigid waters of Barton Springs or hike the Green Belt, there's so much to see and do! When you're sufficiently worn out, head home to your quiet oasis and get an amazing night's sleep on your memory foam mattress. Austin is one of the best cities in the world, why not stay in the best house to match?
Lyon was a fantastic host! We were in Austin for a bachelorette party and 7 of us stayed at Lyon's home for the weekend. The house was beautiful and perfect for a group our size. Lyon was very accommodating, assisting us before our arrival by being available for grocery and alcohol delivery and providing great recommendations for the weekend. While there, unfortunately the air conditioning had a breakdown but Lyon came over quickly to help fix it and even offered up his other rental next door when the air wouldn't come back on.
The location of the house was perfect and a short cab ride or walk to many of the areas we had hoped to visit while in town. Lyon even had an extensive book of recommended restaurants, bars and attractions to see while in town which helped round out our visit.
We had a great time in Austin and would love to stay here again when in town!
Little things make a big difference... and that could not be more true than for the experience you will have with Lyon and this home. He has thought of everything a guest might need or that might help to make a visit feel a little extra special. We were a group of 7 women that get together every year and were looking forward to exploring Austin. Most of us were new to Austin, and Lyon was extremely helpful and responsive to my questions about specific areas and restaurants. The home was perfect -- perfectly clean, fantastic patios, and tons of little things to make you feel at home. Lyon has thought of everything. It also provides easy access to so many areas of the city and is walkable to many great restaurants. We loved the nearby food trailers, Rainey Street, Congress Street, and paddle boarding. As one friend stated, 'We hit a home run with this house!' Thanks, Lyon!
Six of recently stayed here for a guys' weekend. Lyon was fantastic prior to the stay; giving us a very thorough guide to Austin and some of the places we might enjoy visiting. I was not present for check-in, but from speaking with my friend whom he met, Lyon was very welcoming and a great tour guide. We anticipated spending most of time out and about, but because the house was so nice, we spent a lot of time in the common areas. Everything about the house was great, from the very comfortable beds, to the enclosed porch, and the dining room. The house is also very centrally located to many of the places of town to explore, including Rainey Street and 6th Street. I highly recommend Lyon's house if you are planning a trip to Austin.
Seven of us recently stayed here for an Austin weekend and absolutely loved it. This place is perfect if you're looking for a fun weekend out in Austin.
Lyon is an incredible host. He was very flexible with our group's check-in time and had a wealth of knowledge about the best restaurants, bars, and activities to do in the area - all in a convenient binder for future reference!
The house itself was also great. There are multiple decks, a backyard patio, and nice furnishings. It's also well-positioned if you're in town for food an drink. It's an easy walk to bars on both East 6th Street and on Rainey Street. It's also nearby a lot of other fantastic restaurants.
Our family had a wonderful time during our visit to Austin. The house was better than expected and Lyon was a great host. Plenty of room for the six of us that stayed there. Very nice accommodations. We love to cook as a family and enjoyed using the kitchen and it's amenities. The neighborhood was fun to explore and close to downtown with easy access to the airport. We would definitely do it again.
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About the Host, Lyon
I love entertaining friends and family and hosting guests. I have a degree in Architecture but do not get the opportunity in my professional life to use it. Through property investments and renovations I get to utilize my design skills and attention to detail. I love remodeling properties and seeing spaces change. When traveling I like to splurge on luxury or historically interesting spaces. My hotel or residence, while out of town, must be relaxing and pampering. Traveling for me is all about experiencing the local culture and flavor, especially regional cafes & bars. The design and decor of my guest house was implemented with the thought, "where would I want to stay?"