About This Listing
The Empty Nest is the whole second floor of a vintage Clarksville home with private and separate entrance. Generous bedrooms and large common living space flooded with skylights make this a great home away from home in the heart of Austin.
The Empty Nest is the whole second floor of a vintage Clarksville home with private and separate entrance. Generous bedrooms and large common living space flooded with skylights make this a great home away from home in the heart of Austin. UT, downtown, 6th Street, and Lady Bird Lake are minutes by car, bike, or even foot. Private exterior stairway leads to private porch and entrance. The Empty Nest is open and airy with original local art.
We are within 2 miles of the UT Football and Baseball stadiums, The Austin Convention Center, 6th Street Entertainment district, The Capitol, Zilker Park, UT Austin Campus, Mount Bonnell, Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs Pool, Waterloo Records, and Whole Foods Market Flagship store.
There are parks, hiking trails, a pharmacy, Grocery store, Coffee shop, bagel shop, bakery,taverns,shopping and many restaurants within walking distance of our apartment.
Our neighborhood is one of the oldest in Austin and is made up of eclectic residents. The streets are lined with trees, gardens and happy people.
Our apartment is set back from the street and is very quiet and peaceful for our guests.
Washer and dryer facility.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests as much or as little as they would like. We live downstairs and the guests entrance is in the back of the property completely separate from the owners entrance.
Clarksville is conveniently located to the Capitol, University of Texas, 2nd St and 6th St entertainment districts, Whole Foods Market Flagship, eateries, grocery stores, Nau's Pharmacy, Waterloo Records and numerous parks, hiking trails, Lady Bird Lake and public pools. The Convention Center and Zilker park are 1.5 miles.
There are several Cap Metro bus lines within a few blocks as well as free shuttles to UT.
Please observe 11 pm loud noise rule as we are in a quiet neighborhood!
Great space - so close to downtown yet a charming area with great old homes and buildings around the streets nearby. Coffee is walking distance. Love the wood staircase leading to the charming little porch and entry. It creates a very private feeling and although there are homes and apartments next door I saw very few people and only heard others a couple times. This was my first airbnb and I loved it. Thanks Gina and Ken I'll be back. This was a business trip and normally I book at a hotel but wanted to try the empty nest - what a great value compared to the cost of a hotel. I also used Uber for the first time - the empty nest had Uber drivers less than 5 minutes away everytime. Super convenient.
Gina's place was absolutely wonderful! It was very clean, larger than it looked from the pictures, and full of yummy snacks and drinks to welcome us. The place is also very private and quiet, and has a lovely porch looking out onto a yard. Gina was an attentive host, and was always responsive to questions. I am looking forward to staying again!
This is such a fantastic space! It is huge, really cozy, all the amenities you could need. Gina made it super easy for check in and check out. The space is very close and walkable to downtown. The one thing I would point out is that there is a VERY steep hill (think, there are stairs for part of it, that's how steep) to walk to the block Gina's house is on. Pro tip: walking west on 6th street and then north, rather than west on 12th street, is a much less steep climb. The space itself was perfect, comfy, everything you could need.
I stayed at Gina's empty best with my boyfriend and two friends for SXSW and had a great time. Both Gina and her husband Ken were really accommodating and quick to respond if we ever needed them for anything. They had lots of great suggestions for places to go in the area and made us feel at home straight away. The empty nest itself is a great place and looks exactly as it does in the photos, there's lots of space and a lovely veranda at the front which is great to sit out in the evenings and take in your surroundings. It's within walking distance to Wholefoods and downtown as well as some great restaurants in the opposite direction too. I'd recommend the empty nest to anyone looking to stay in Austin.
Gina was extremely welcoming and helpful. Very responsive to emails and we couldn't ask for anything more.
The apartment itself is bigger than the pictures make it out to be. I didn't even realize there were 2 bedrooms! Originally there were only supposed to be three of us, which would have been perfect, however we ended up having a 4th person stay... it was a 'little' tight but totally manageable and we all had a great time.
Highly recommend both the apartment and the host!
This was my first experience using Airbnb, and it was fabulous! We arrived at the Empty Nest and were greeted with a nice welcome note with recommendations of nearby restaurants and stores, drinks, and snacks. It was a cute, cozy 2-bed place that looked just like the photos; we loved how it felt like we were staying at a friend's house and just chilling! It was perfect for the four of us.
One thing that struck me was the attention to detail in the apartment. There were to-go menus of nearby restaurants hanging on the wall, books and magazines about Austin, Austin drink coasters...even the drinks in the little fridge reflected a certain Texas feel. There were movies available to watch, a chess/checkers board, plenty of extra blankets and towels, and some amenities in case you forgot shampoo, soap, and the like.
The apartment was tucked away on the second floor behind the main house; the surrounding trees and small, open air front porch area was refreshing in the mornings and evenings. Their cat Pawlee visited us a few times during our stay and got lots of love from my cat-loving husband. :) We ended up walking through the neighborhood to the grocery store 3 blocks away, and we felt safe, secure, and enjoyed the quiet scenery.
Since we spent a good part of the weekend near downtown and 6th Street, it was so convenient to drive literally 5 minutes to anywhere we needed to go. We visited some stores nearby - Whole Foods flagship store (so huge and awesome!), Anthropologie, REI, BookPeople.
We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Austin!
About the Host, Gina
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