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.
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. 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!
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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.
Great space with convenient access model for getting in (no key needed). Would stay there again
Caitlin's place was awesome and exactly what we needed for our festival weekend. I stayed there with 3 friends and it was comfortable for all of us. Caitlin was out of the country but the instructions she left were easy to follow and we never had any problems. Walking distance from Rainey and 6th Streets, not to mention some great riverside running trails and Mexican food spots. We'd definitely stay there again next time we're in town!
My stay at Caitlin's place was really great. She has a sweet sweet house, in a really calm neighbourhood. Also, the house is near the Colorado River/Lady Bird Lake (5 mins walk)- so it's perfect if you want to do some kayak/paddleboard- and 20 mins walk from downtown. Also, there is a bus, the 17, that runs really often and take you straight in front of the Texas State Capitole, the Congress St. and the Museum of Fine Arts. If you have a car, you'll easily find a place to park on the street.
Also, the East Austin is amazing: it's not touristic at all, you have plenty different bars around the house, especially on 5th,6th and 7th St . Also, the restaurants in this area are soooo good! It's the hispanic part of Austin, so if you like tacos & tamales, you'll be more than happy!
I haven't met Caitlin since she was in Europe, but we constantly kept in touch and she was really available. Also, she was comprehensive, sweet, kind, helpful and open-minded.
Four friends and I stayed at Caitlin's while visiting Austin for the weekend (a college reunion of sorts). Her bungalow was the perfect home base -- clean, pretty, colorful, full of character. Caitlin was a kind, generous and easy to work with. Being in the East Austin neighborhood made us feel local and creative, worlds better than a over-polished hotel. We couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay. Whole-heartedly recommended for those who want a real and playful stay in Austin.
Had a wonderful time in Austin. Caitlin's house was fantastic and a great location to get around East Austin and Downtown Austin. Having coffee in the AM on the back deck was one of the highlights and the Mexican restaurant a few blocks up that was open 24 hours was a great place to grab a quick, tasty and inexpensive meal. The neighborhood was quiet and super nice. Would recommend Caitlin's house to anyone looking to have a very positive experience.
Nice place to stay. It is a simple house but is has everything you need. Most importantly for SXSW is that you can walk to town from there- as taxis are non-existent. Also an interesting neighbourhood.
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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.