About This Listing
This cozy 3/2 cottage is a 20 minute stroll to the center of downtown or a 4 minute cab. Complete with all the amenities you could want. Comes with an urban Co-Op Farm in the backyard with a great vegetable garden and a flock of chickens and ducks.
My house is just on the outskirts of downtown in the nicest neighborhood in the city. We have been operating an urban co-op farm in the backyard for over three years that feeds 22 families. The house is incredibly convenient to anywhere you want to go in the city. Tons of parking, cable, wifi, hammock, gas and charcoal grills, bikes, central AC, house computer, record player with record collection, surround sound, flat screed tv's, washer and dryer, complete fully stocked kitchen, fire pit, and much more. I'm a local restauranteur with 32 years of local experience and contacts. Happy to help with any and all needs.
You will have access to the entire house and grounds.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you would like. I do like to meet guests at the house when they arrive to provide a tour and some special in sites on house operations and anything else they might need.
Clarksville is the oldest neighborhood in the city. It has some of the nicest people anywhere on the planet. A grocery store, pharmacy, corner store, coffee shop and numerous restaurants are just a 5 minute walk from the house. The neighborhood also has many parks , historical houses, and one of the oldest fire stations in Austin.
Bus stop three blocks away. 20 minute walk to downtown, 5 minute walk to grocery store and restaurants. 4 minute $7 cab ride downtown. 20 minute drive to the airport.
Other Things to Note
The front and backyard have an operating Co-Op urban farm. A gardener works for a few hours in the morning and comes on site for 2 minutes after dark to close the chicken coop.
None of my past guests have been bothered by this as he is very quiet. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.
This is my home. Please treat it as you would your own. That is to say if you take care of your home in a clean, well kept manner. I have many nice things that my guests seem to enjoy so please take care of them so other guests can enjoy them as well. No pets do to the fact that pet hair can ruin the stay for future guests. I do love dogs, cats, and all animals though. The backyard has chickens and ducks. Please don't let them out but please do enjoy the organic fresh duck and chicken eggs. :)
We stayed here for a bachelorette party with 9 girls and really enjoyed it! The backyard was really great, we really liked the chickens and ducks. Michael was very responsive and tended to all our needs. We would absolutely stay here again. Easy Uber rides to downtown, in under 10 minutes.
Michael was welcoming and helpful. The place was very warm, inviting and charming. I loved the backyard which was enough to make any man happy, once you see it you'll know what i'm talking about. The chickens and ducks were an added bonus to make our stay a truly unique and fun experience. Location was great and convenient... close to everything especially the night life. I wouldn't mind staying here again!
This is a fabulous place to stay when visiting Austin for business or pleasure. The location is convenient to downtown as well as to Zilker Park. It was an $8 to $10 cab ride and we had no problem getting a cab to pick us up from the house to enjoy the Austin nightlife and not need to mess with parking. Michael is a great host, providing special perks like bikes, helmets and locks, fresh eggs, a record player and even some adult bererages upon checkin. I stayed with two other adults for a business conference being held at the Hyatt and we all had are own room and the free parking(there is room for at least four cars) and internet make it an incredible value. We saw the gardner one morning but never heard a peep. It was cold and rainy when I visited so I didn't get to use the firepit, but hope to return. And great communication before, at checkin and during the visit. It is a great place to visit. Definitely a 5 star experience.
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About the Host, Michael
I'm an outgoing 32 year old gentlemen. I love traveling, food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, music, animals, sports, and gambling. I own five small businesses and employ over 150 pp.
I'm more familiar with my city ( Austin Texas ) than most and consider myself a fine host. Treat others as you want to be treated. I'm very active and spend alot of time outdoors taking part in many sports and leisure activities. Besides Austin my favorite places are, (in no particular order ) Lake Tahoe, Santa Cruz California, Costa Rica, New York City, and Las Vegas.
I like to read, cook, garden, and farm. We have a sustainable garden and urban farm on property that partially sustains one of my restaurants. Don't worry, no crowing roosters in the morning, just hens and ducks. Besides being a fine host I'm also a great guest. I'm a pleasure to be around, funny, keep a tidy environment for the most part, cook, and am one of the least selfish people I know.
My life motto is "The most important thing you will ever do in life is what you are doing right now."