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!
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!
We were in Austin for a long weekend, and our entire stay at Gina's apartment was fantastic. Check in was a breeze, and she had left snacks and drinks in the fridge for our arrival. The apartment is very clean and spacious with two full bedrooms, a full bath with plenty of fluffy towels, and the beds were extremely comfortable. We had rented a car and mostly drove to downtown as we didn't luck out with great weather, but the apartment is easily within walking distance to many bars and restaurants. It's a safe, quiet neighborhood - the perfect sanctuary, and SO much better than a hotel! Can't say enough great things, it's the perfect place to stay in Austin!
My wife and I truly enjoyed our visit to Austin. We spent 4 nights at The Empty Nest and really enjoyed our stay. It was very clean and had very comfortable beds. It's in a nice quiet neighborhood within walking distance to shops and restaurants. I highly recommend the Empty Nest as a great place to stay. We plan on making it our first choice to stay on our many return trips to Austin.
Thank you Gina! You guys were such gracious host…
They were quick to try to accommodate our requests. Their places are absolutely charming and cozy place, larger than expected. A spacious 2 bedroom in a lovely neighborhood. Definitely will try to stay again! Wonderful experience!
I've stayed in the Empty Nest before, and liked it then, as I liked it this time round. The apartment is clean and pleasant and the beds are extremely comfortable. It's located in an extremely attractive part of town. It's a bit of a walk from the town centre, but a good walk, which takes you past many enticing bars and restaurants. Overall, judging the place for location, quality and warmth of welcome, I'd say it's pretty close to perfect. Thanks, Gina.
A friend and I recently stayed at the empty nest for ACL and a UT game. Great location (within 2 miles of basically anywhere), and everything about the accommodations was accurate. Gina was a great host, and very helpful with any questions we had.
This was our first visit to Austin and we didn´t want to live in a hotell, but in a "normal" neighborhood - so near normal life as possible. So we found a nice and clean flat in a great area and great town. Very nice hosts - thank you for letting us stay with you. We really can recommend the "Empty nest". Christine Johnson