About this listing
Perfect home base for SXSW on East Side: walking distance to downtown and East Side venues, food trucks, bars, shuttles, bike path and Town Lake. Sleeps 6, Wifi, central heat/air, quiet block, Car2Go zone, washer/dryer, fridge full of snacks + drinks
A cute, homey 1930's bungalow in great next-to-downtown neighborhood. Cozy open plan living room and bright kitchen and great back deck with big back yard. Two bedrooms: the larger is furnished with queen-sized bed, dresser, closet; the second has double bed, dresser and closet. All linens provided. (A queen-sized air bed is available for extra guests that can comfortably be set up in the living room.)
The kitchen has a gas stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker and blender. Quiet, friendly neighborhood. Wifi. Washer/dryer. Central air/heat. Driveway and street parking. Within Car2Go zone and nearby city bike rentals, including B-Cycle stations.
Easy walking, biking, busing and driving downtown, Convention Center, South Congress, Ladybird Lake, museums, the art studios of the Eastside and the University of Texas. Bike rental station just a few blocks away. Tons of delicious Eastside/central restaurants and some of the best food trailers in Austin all within walking distance: Indian, Mexican, Cajun, gourmet sandwiches Bacon (!), Asian fusion, fish and chips, vegan delicacies and Thai favorites.
This is a great place for a family or group of friends to use as a base camp to explore Austin - especially SXSW since most of the venues are within easy walking distance. So many truly Austin-y places close by, then a cozy, comfortable home to rest in. Plenty of pecan trees offer meditative sky-staring opportunities on the back deck.
I'm sure I'm forgetting some details, so just ask!
4-night minimum for SXSW - if you rent it for all 10 days we can make a good deal
Super Strict: 50% refund up until 30 days prior to arrival, except fees. Please Go To This Link For More Information - (website hidden) //www.airbnb.com/home/cancellation_policies#super_strict_nav
The guests will have access to the whole house - no one else will be there.
Interaction with Guests
I will be offsite but available for questions, local suggestions and problem solving.
Great family neighborhood with an ecclectic mix of 1930s and 1940s bungalows with more modern sustainable architecture. Right at the foot of down town and beautiful hike/bike trail along the lake, leading right to the Congress Ave bridge.
Buses go frequently down Cesar Chavez to down town, there are city bike rental stations a few blocks away and many, many cool places within walking distance.
There is no smoking anywhere in the house. No cats (due to allergies) but dogs will be considered on a dog-by-dog basis. There is a serious drought in Central Texas right now so water conservation is particularly important; shorter showers are appreciated. Other than that, I expect that my home and belongings to be treated with respect - just like you already would.
Probably not needed, but just in case, a few extras:
Parties and Extra Overnight Guests are Strictly Prohibited
Please Do Not Sleep On or Move Furniture
Quiet After 10:00 P.M. (Respect Residential Neighbors)
Most of the time I can be flexible with check in and check out times - just ask.
About the Host, Caitlin
I'm a writer, international health researcher and traveler. I'm from Northern California but have lived in Ecuador, Chile, Italy, France, Holland, Austria and many parts of Africa before finding my home in Austin, TX. I love the music, the people, the food and the culture here in Austin.