This two story apartment is in a hottest area of Austin, 78704! Upstairs has a full size queen, full bathroom & TV. Downstairs has two queen sleeper sofas and ½ bath. 2 miles fm Zilker Park, bike anywhere. $10 cab ride to downtown and all things ATX!
This is a second structure shared on site with the master house. With a queen bed and two queen sofa sleepers, six people can have ample space to enjoy their time together in Austin. Friends and family have complimented us on how cozy and welcoming the space is. We keep it very clean and stocked with plenty of coffee for the Keurig. We also have a min fridge/freezer and a toaster oven and a microwave for your use, along with paper plates and plasticware. We are constantly improving the outdoors space, mostly with landscaping now, so you can relax by the fire pit or enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck while enjoying the birds flock to the feeder. A very quiet neighborhood tucked into the heart of the city. We take pride in welcoming our guests as if your our own family! Home owners are on sight and can assist with any needs, including "local hot spots" and entertainment recommendations. There is a fire pit on site and a grill, which makes for a great area for a small gathering. We also respect your privacy while you're here. We will give you the ultimate respect and privacy unless we sense you want to engage with us.
We consistently take guest's recommendations to heart. We recently added blinds upstairs to better block the morning light and installed an Apple TV (Netflix and HBO GO available.)
Dogs are welcome as it's always fun to travel with Fido! We ask that you please scoop the poop.
The day before your arrival, we will provide you with the keyless entry code to the dwelling. This makes it hassle free for you to check in, without us having to meet you when you arrive.
Since we have our golden retriever on site, we ask if you're traveling with your dog to allow them to meet each other with one of us present.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to leave you completely alone or be just a knock on the door away. We do have a VERY friendly golden retriever who will be out in the yard on occasion. She's our little greeter. We know most of the hottest places to visit and have lived in Austin for quite some time now; we are happy to point you in the right direction!
We are only 1.5 miles from Butler Park & Auditorium Shores, where many concerts, people, dogs, the running trail, etc. There are more restaurants in the two square miles we live in to get your fill for two weeks worth of food! (Polvo;s, Uchi, Odd Duck, Lick Ice Cream, East Side Kings, 2 blocks from ABGB!) Zilker, downtown, shopping, and bars are all within short reach!
This is a great location for all things ATX! SXSW, ACL, X games, FUN FUN FUN FEST is a 1.5 mile walk, F1 (Formula 1), concerts at Moody Theater, downtown, 6th Street, UT football games, SoLa and SOCO shopping, etc!
To help you plan your trip, check out the Austin Tourism Website: (if hidden, go to Austin (website hidden) slash visit.)
Pretty walkable! Rent a bike and you are SET for pretty much anywhere in town. We can set you up with the local bike shops on request. (We have a garage to store them, if needed.) We live one block from the main bus line into downtown, or you can catch a cab; I wouldn't recommend renting a car unless you plan on really exploring the whole city. You can get pretty much anywhere in the heart of the action for a $5-15 cab ride (with the exception of event weekends.) 10-15 minutes from the airport.
Other Things to Note
We live in such a fun part of town!! We are just a few minutes from all of the hottest shopping on South Congress and now, South Lamar. We strive to make our guests love their time in Austin as much as we do. There is a bluetooth sound bar downstairs so you can enjoy music.
One block from the bus route into downtown. We recommend downloading the Metro Austin (free) app.
Short Term Rental Operating License number is OL 2013 125130.
A 15% hotel tax is included in the rate. Austin recently implemented this mandate on short term rentals.
Extra pillows and blankets are located in the ottoman. "Trash towels" for outside use are located in the downstairs bathroom under the sink. Extra bath towels are located upstairs in the bottom drawer.
There is a patio light that you can turn on so you can see your way to the dwelling; It's located to the right of the sliding door.
No third party reservations will be accepted.
Please put A/C units in "energy saver" mode found on the remote. If you're leaving the dwelling for several hours, please consider raising the temperature so they're not running continuously while no one is home. Save energy and help us keep the utilities down so our rates don't have to increase. Thank you so much for your consciousness of this need.
Cancellation Policy: Due to some security measures, we have had to implement a strict cancellation policy. If something comes up to where you need to cancel, within reason and at least five days in advance, we are understanding people and can discuss options.
Please strip the beds of sheets used and put them in a pile along with your used towels down stairs. If you slept on the sleeper sofas, there's no need to remake the couches once you strip those sheets. We ask that you please remove these linens as we can't always tell who slept on which couch. We have to make the beds back up anyways :)
Smoking on the property is fine with us, so long as it's outside and trash is discarded.
No items other than toilet paper down the toilet please.
If fido is traveling with you, just let us know if there are any behaviors we need to be aware of. Sorry, no felines as too many potential renters have allergies. If traveling with a pet: Please scoop the poop! No pets on furniture.
Please note that we do charge a per person fee with parties over two guests. Please make sure to accurately reflect your total guest count in your reservation.
Really enjoyed this great place! Beautifully decorated, clean and close to tons of fun stuff in Austin (South Congress, Town Lake, etc.) Incredibly comfortable bed and great outdoor seating area as well. Will definitely be back! Thanks Kelly and Mark!
My daughter and I had a lovely stay. The property is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. The separate guesthouse is decorated very tastefully and efficiently. A lovely bedroom and bathroom upstairs and a very spacious living room downstairs with a separate half bath and mini kitchen. Lots of lovely, homey touches. Kelly, their Dixie, the golden retriever are all precious.
Very clean, efficient and close to everything. Will definitely stay their again.
Kelly and Mark were great hosts! They have created a beautiful, functional space for their guests to feel comfortable and at home. Their dinner and bar recommendations were spot on - we loved every place they recommended, especially Odd Duck!!! And let's not forget about Dixie! Such a beautiful dog. We had a great time and hope to be back again soon.
Best. Stay. Period.
Everything is well coordinated and communication is awesome! Kelly even took the time, with our permission, to take out our pups before a storm came around! Just a fantastic experience!
We loved having you back. We carry the mantra of The Golden Rule and it's our pleasure to let your pups out while you're out enjoying yourself. It's no inconvenience since we were home plus, there's no fun in letting dogs out to do their business in the rain. Hope to see y'all soon!
I was totally blown away by my stay at Mark and Kelly's. They were great hosts, super friendly and generous, even shared some beers with me and my boyfriend on the back patio. The house is beautiful, really clean, quiet. Great place to hang out and relax. Kelly and Mark are so cool, gave us some great tips on where to go eat, yoga studios to check out and just general Austin area activities. Their house is located in such a central location. So close to downtown...Lamar and Congress but just far enough away that you still get that neighborhood feel and no traffic. This is now my favorite airbnb in Austin. Can't wait to go back! Oh and can't forget Dixie! She's just like her owners, super sweet!!
Kelly and Mark were some of the best airbnb hosts I've had to date. The place is clean, comfortable, and they've really put a lot of thought into those extra little details of comfort. The location was great too. Walking distance to some cool locals spots and a cheap uber ride to everything else that Austin has to offer.
These guys will forever be my first choice on future trips back to this great city.
P.s. It's true, their dog is awesome.
Kelly and Mark's place is just as described - only better! My husband and I felt at home the moment we arrived. Greeted by their dog Dixie, the perfect hostess, we easily found our way to our overnight home. It's a beautiful relaxing hideaway. Really well appointed, lots of extras (loved the morning coffee and the clever notices of great places to eat and see). My favorite part was the upstairs cozy and comfortable bedroom in the treetops. Sorry we didn't meet our hosts, but we'll be back some day and hope to meet them then!
We are are recently married and made it a point that our first home would be in the heart of where all of the fun is! Kelly is a triathlete and marathon runner who can point you to the best trails, yoga studio, or bike shop. Mark is an avid reader and history buff-- and can quote almost any movie. Our weekends usually revolve around having fun with our dog at parks or brew pubs in the neighborhood. The restaurant scene in our neighborhood is constantly featuring a new "hot spot". Chances are, we've checked it out! We love traveling The Carribean and visiting the nearby Hill Country for day trips. We prefer renting homes on vacation so that we can truly get the "local" experience and enjoy the culture beyond the tourist traps; we want to make sure you experience the real Austin! We have been hosting our apartment/dwelling for a year now and are usually booked solid every weekend, months in advance. We take a lot of pride in hosting our guests and welcome you as if you were our own family. We look forward to having you!
Life motto: Nothing ventured, nothing gained!