About This Listing
Escape to Austin and stay in a newly renovated 60s Camper 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, Qui, LaV, Contigo & East Side King.
NOTE: If dates are shown as available, don't hesitate to instant book. I keep my calendar up to date. 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 in Austin.
This newly remodeled 60's trailer is the perfect escape to the quintessential Austin experience but will all the modern amenities. The trailer has a full bed, internet, air conditioning/heat, mini-fridge, and 3-in-1 breakfast center (coffee, griddle, toaster oven). Next to the trailer is a shed that is being converted to bathroom with a private outdoor shower with hot water.
The trailer is on a lot with a house that is also available as an Airbnb rental. If you only rent the trailer you will have access to the trailer, bathroom, patio, and free parking in the back of the house. I also have bikes that are available for use. Prior to your arrival, I will provide you with the location to retrieve keys to the camper.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to give you as much privacy or interaction as you prefer during your stay. I love 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 and also to downtown. A bus stop 200 ft from house takes you downtown.
AIRPORT (7.7 miles)
Bus: 100 Airport Flyer Bus, $2
One transfer from downtown to the #6 bus which drops you 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.
Leave the camper as you found it. Respect the neighbors and guest renting house. If you smoke, do it outside.
Angel and The Happy Camper were both delightful! Angel was always quick to respond and super friendly. Check in was easy as she sent us wonderful directions/instructions. Everything was ready when we arrived and the camper is perfectly appointed. The neighborhood is great for walking (& our morning jog). So many wonderful little restaurants and shops are in walking distance, as is the light rail. We would definitely stay here again.
The Happy Camper was such a huge highlight of our experience in Austin! The photos and descriptions provided are incredibly accurate. The camper is small, but so cozy. My boyfriend said it felt like being "hugged by your home." East Austin is an awesome neighborhood and could be enjoyed on its own. We had no problem walking from the camper to neighborhood bars (about 20 minutes) and even to downtown Austin (about 45-1hr) - but if you don't have that sort of time I would advise renting a car/bike or relying on Uber. Angel was a wonderful host and provided a superb list of things to do. We highly recommend the Happy Camper and hope to have an excuse to visit again soon!
We had an incredible stay in the happy camper. Incredible location, easy to uber, bike, or walk to the city. Bathroom was clean, outdoor shower was incredibly relaxing. Will be back
The happy camper is exactly how Angel describes it. It's actually more spacious than I had imagined too. I'm 6'2 and I was able to stand up without hitting my head. The neighborhood is great and add only a $5 uber ride to downtown. Her outdoor shower is absolutely perfect and the patio is great for relaxing and having a break from walking around the city. She was super accommodating to us and we can't wait to stay again in the future!
Super helpful and great space! Instantly responded and was super friendly. Highly recommend it for a cozy, unique experience.
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About the Host, Angel
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.