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.
Lyons house was so perfect for a girls trip this past weekend! Everything was as described; clean, spacious, lots of room, and plenty of outdoor space. Lyon greeted us as we checked-in and told us about some great places to see while in Austin. We felt extremely welcome. We could walk and ride our bikes to everywhere we planned to go. The location couldn't have been more perfect. The trail along the river was also very close. We were told there was a tenant in his other house behind ours but we didn't see him once. It was an all together great experience and I would definitely stay here again!!!
Lyon was a fantastic host. He made sure myself and my friends felt welcomed and gave us recommendations to made sure our stay went well. The house was beautiful, spacious and kept immaculate as seen in the pictures. He provides you with all the amenities you need and then some (even stocked the house with some snacks and sodas). I would definitely stay here again with friends. Neighborhood was great too and very close to the action on 6th street.
House was perfect for 3 couples in Houston for the Ironman. All three bedrooms are very nice--nobody felt like they got short shrift. House is SUPER clean with all of the amenities we could possibly have needed. Location is very convenient for trail and wandering around downtown. Best part of experience was Lyon. Fantastic host. Welcoming, friendly, informative and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
A glorious, comfortable clean and well equipped house, perfectly placed for enjoying all that Austin has to offer. From first contact to final departure, Lyon welcomed us with advice, recommendations and gentle good humour. A great stay, with a fine host.
I would highly recommend staying here. We had a group of eight folks and booked both the main house and the additional bungalow. The location was perfect. The house was impeccably clean. We were able to walk to both Rainey Street and other East Austin spots. And Lyon was a wonderful host. He was very accommodating and responsive to our questions. The house was perfect and had a wonderful outdoor space. We couldn't have asked for a better stay.
Lyon was extremely accommodating! He made sure we were able to get into the house and showed us around making sure we got a quick tour of everything we might want to use or need. The area was in great walking distance to bars and restaurants and at night it was peaceful and quiet. The house was AMAZING and beautiful with anything you could ever possibly want, including paper umbrellas!
Just returned from a 3 night stay at the house for a guy's weekend (5 people in total). I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. Impeccably clean house, great outdoor space (the screened-in porch is a great perk) and Lyon is a great host. He left out a number of snacks (and some left-over beers) and gave us excellent recommendations for places to visit in Austin. When I told him that we would be going boating for the day, he went out of his way to lend us a cooler. Also, great location - easy walk to 6th street, Rainey Street, Downtown, etc. Could not be happier about our stay. Thanks again, Lyon.
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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?"