About this listing
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 around Ladybird Lake.
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, plum 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, Formula One and minimum 3 night stay for ACL.
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.
Coffee, tea and a few breakfast items for your first few 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.
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 and occasionally come by to water plants/garden (and will always notify you in advance.)
5 min walk to Capitol Metro Rail (train that takes you downtown) and bus stops within a few minutes (the slowest form of transportation in Austin). B-cycle is a city operated bicycle rental company with several "stations" on the east side where you can rent bikes to get around. You're only 3 miles from Ladybird Lake Trail and bicycling to many parts of central Austin are easy and beautiful along this trail. Uber, Lyft and taxis are in high demand during ACL & SXSW so plan ahead if possible.
Just as you get a glimpse of the house, me & the neighborhood, etc. 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 or 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.
Sorry, NO PETS, no exceptions, maybe a turtle.
No drugs, heavy drinking, indoor smoking.