About this listing
Escape to Austin and stay in a newly remodeled bungalow in the heart of all the hip East ATX action. One mile from downtown, even closer to the legendary East-side food trucks and eateries like Franklin BBQ, Launderette, Via 313, & East Side King.
NOTE: I keep my calendar up to date so don't hesitate to instant book. If the dates are not available, message me because I have several other listings.
Stay for a long weekend while you visit Austin, or make this your landing spot while you get permanently settled.
This newly remodeled 50's bungalow is the perfect escape to the quintessential Austin experience but with all the modern amenities. The bungalow will accommodate up to four people. If you want to add more people to the party, there is a fold down couch and regular couch.
CAMPER: The vintage camper out back has a queen bed can be used if there are more than 4 people in your party. If you have fewer than 4 people in your party, I rent the vintage camper in the backyard separately. The patio area is shared between the two properties.
Guests have access to the entire house and free parking in the driveway or street. The house has a lockbox and I will provide you with the code will be prior to your arrival.
Interaction with guests
I am happy to give you as much privacy or interaction as you prefer during your stay. I enjoy meeting my guests and sharing recommendations so don't hesitate to ask. I work normal business hours but I am available via text or email if any urgent issues come up. Be sure to check out my online guidebook (desktop version only) by clicking on the map tab.
I have lived in East Austin for 12 years and love the thriving artist, urban gardening, DIY community. The neighborhood is within close proximity to downtown, South Austin, UT and all the other hip central places to visit.
East Austin is where you will find amazing food, all kinds of art, music, DIY house shows, loose chickens and wylie and friendly neighbors to talk to. Airbnb has a great East Austin neighborhood guide. Check it out: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/austin/east-downtown
I also have a few other properties in East and South Austin. Check them out on my profile page.
The house is located close to the airport, downtown, the University of Texas, and ACC East. The bus stop that takes you downtown, is 200 ft from the house.
AIRPORT (7.7 miles)
Bus: 100 Airport Flyer Bus, $2
One transfer from downtown to the #6 bus which drops you a few feet across the street. (30 min)
Cab: $20 (15 min)
DOWNTOWN (6th & Congress)
Cab: 1.8 Miles $8 cab ride
Metro Rail: $2.75 or Day Pass for $5.50 0.7 mi walk
Bus: $2 Take #6 bus, stop is 200 feet from house.
Car2Go: Carshare service, see their website for pick-up locations
Bike Share: The closest B-cycle stop is 1106 E. 11th St. (1.1 mi from house)
Loaner Bike: I have some decent bikes you can loan for free. Let me know in advance if you would like to borrow. You must sign a waiver to borrow.
Other things to note
This listing is operating with a City of Austin STR License # OL
Leave the house as you found it. Respect the neighbors. If you smoke, do it outside and trash your butts.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have fewer than 4 people in your party, I rent the vintage camper in the backyard separately. The patio area is shared between the two properties. Please be courteous and observe quiet hours (after 10 p.m.). DO NOT try to open and go into the camper in the middle of the night. (This has happened a few times, that is why I am leaving explicit instructions.)
I love sharing my home with friends and strangers alike. I've lived in Austin for 13 years and am happy to point you to spots off the beaten path (Cathedral of Junk) to the sparkling jewels in the middle of the city (Barton Springs). I'm a User-Experience Designer for a Clean Tech/Energy Management start-up. I love the challenge and rewards of conserving in all aspects of life. I enjoy bike riding, brewing and drinking craft beer, gardening, petting my chickens, sewing and DIY projects, seeing live music, traveling, and eating great food. I've only been to 13 countries and 25 states. I most recently spent a few months in Hawaii living off grid on a living farm that is doing reforestation on the Big Island.