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!
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.
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.
• 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.