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Zen-East in the Heart of Austin
Zen-East in the Heart of Austin
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths

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Zen East is situated in a vibrant & diverse multicultural neighborhood, within walking distance of many great restaurants, cafes, performance/art spaces, UT campus, downtown & just a few miles from a beautiful trail ~ Ladybird Lake.

PLEASE NOTE: As of 2/17, a new 2 story guesthouse now shares the backyard w/ Zen East. You still have a deck off the master BR and a covered front porch/yard. With the recent construction, landscaping is slowly being revitalized so kindly adjust your expectations!

The space

This colorful and clean 1923 house was completely remodeled in 2004. The house is a 2BR/ 2BA (1350 sq') with a pillow top queen bed in the large master with full private bath and a double futon bed (floor level) in an office which converts to a small guest room adjacent to a full bathroom in the hallway. The following amenities are included: CACH, WIFI, HDTV, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, street parking, fenced back yard with semi privacy fence/deck and front yard with covered porch, pecan, crepe myrtle and other trees provide shade and floral displays in spring. Whatever is growing in the organic garden, you're welcome to pick and enjoy!

Dwellers are culturally diverse and an eclectic blend of artists, professors, students, city employees, long time elderly, retired and business professionals. You will see new home construction as well as old homes in the 'hood.

Please note higher rates during SXSW, Formula One and ACL: $375-$450 per night with minimum 4 night stay for SXSW and minimum 3 night stay for ACL & Formula One weekends.

Coffee, tea and a few breakfast items for your first two days are included in the nightly rate.

Short term rental of master bedroom may be an option at the rate of $85-$150 per night. See "Colorful, Clean and very Central House Share" listing for info on private room in house option.

Guest access

Several local restaurants, small clubs, music venues, convenience store and cafes within walking distance. Just 1.2 miles from downtown & the University of Texas, ~ 2 miles from the Austin Convention Center & ~ 5 miles from Zilker Park/Barton Springs (ACL location).

Interaction with guests

Depending on your dates and arrival time, I am usually available to meet and orient you to the house and answer questions about the neighborhood, restaurants, transportation, etc. I'm available via text, phone and email should you have any questions or if an issue arises. I may check in once during your stay or come by to water plants/garden (and will always notify you in advance.)

Other things to note

A 2013 Genuine Buddy Scooter 125 may be available to rent for $30 a day. Two people can comfortably ride and helmets (sm & med) will be provided. You're required to have a motorcycle license to drive anything 50cc or above. If you don't have insurance, we can discuss a deposit. A small women's bike & helmet may be available for rental as well.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

• Check-in time is 4 pm. Check out is 11 am. I may be able to accommodate earlier check in or later check out so don't hesitate to ask.

Just as you get a glimpse of the house, me & the neighborhood, when contacting me, please provide a brief profile of you and your guests including where you're coming from, the nature of your visit and whatever else you think is helpful. Feel free to ask any questions to help you decide if this is the best place during your stay in Austin.

While guests are welcome to visit, parties and sleep overs are not allowed. You must be on premises while guests are present.

Maximum 4 guests including children. Not childproof.

Sorry, NO PETS, no exceptions, maybe a turtle.

No drugs, heavy drinking, indoor smoking.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Small dog lives here when house is not rented. Back studio shares backyard with Zen East & tenants may have a dog or cat.

20 Reviews

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Hali User Profile
October 2017
Cute house in East Austin that was an easy drive to COTA and many of the restaurants we planned to visit. Paddy was responsive and provided a very thorough check-in. The living space was larger than we expected and provided a perfect lounging space for our group of four in the evenings.
Paddy User Profile
Response from Paddy:
Hi Hali...Glad to hear you all enjoyed the house and location. Thanks for being wonderful guests and maybe see you next year or sooner for a return visit! Paddy
October 2017

Christine User Profile
September 2016
Paddy's home was lovely. You definitely get a comfortable vibe as if it were your own. She was very thorough with the walk through and made her guests welcome. She did a great job of asking if we needed anything prior to our visit. Lots of space for two couples and is in an area with so much to offer.

Richard User Profile
May 2016
Paddy was great, she was very responsive and very helpful. Overall just a great experience.

Kori User Profile
March 2016
Paddy's home is lovely and is in a really neat area of Austin. Downtown is nearby and an easy bike or uber ride away. Paddy was incredibly accommodating and easy to get in touch with. Definitely recommend!

Patricia User Profile
February 2016
Great place- close to 6th street. Host was generous enough to give us a tour and left us coffee and snacks. Would definitely stay here again.

Savino User Profile
October 2015
We stayed at Paddy's for ACL and it couldn't have worked out better. Paddy's house was perfect for four people to share and close to everything we wanted to do in Austin. We had some timing issues on our part for arrival and Paddy was very accommodating. Overall it was a great experience.

Darryl User Profile
October 2015
Paddy was helpful with orientation and warning us of perils of Austin rush hour. House was clean and outdoor space was nice addition.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in August 2008
Paddy User Profile
I am a long time resident of Austin. I earned a few degrees at UT a few decades ago. Some of my interests include gardening, meditation, film and film making, dance, tennis, hiking and finding ways to leave a smaller footprint on the planet. As your host, I enjoy sharing my h…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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