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.
The host canceled this reservation 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I had such a great stay at the Happy Camper!
Check in was a breeze and Angel was easy to contact both before and during my stay.
The pictures of the camper are true to life and it was a great experience to stay in such an unusual home for a few days! The AC cools the camper down pretty quickly and the fridge/freezer was fab for always having cold drinks on hand during the intense Austin heat!
Access to downtown Austin and surrounding areas is fantastic. Only 15 mins on the number 6 bus and $2.50 for a local 24 hour pass - fantastic value!
Thanks Angel for a lovely place to stay in Austin!
Couldn't think of a better place to stay in Austin. Angel's caravan is superb - while the outdoors shower is a real treat in the Texas summer heat. Located within a quick Uber or bus to downtown and Rainey Street - perfect location. Dealing with Angel was superb. Booked the caravan late due to a change in travel plans, and Angel was incredibly helpful to ensure I found my way there (even leaving the light and air con on). A++
The Happy Camper was in a convenient location to downtown. Angel was easy to contact and responded quickly to questions/concerns. The air conditioner unit in the camper does intermittently drip condensation when being used. It does not drip on the bed. I just put a towel under the spot it dripped. I did not tell Angel about the issue until we left and she was thankful for knowing. I am sure if I had told her during our stay that she would have taken care of the issue then.
I thought the little camper was great! It was perfect for us for the two days and it was the perfect home base for discovering Austin. Angel was very prompt with getting us information about our stay. Would highly recommend the place, maybe even try the other house on the property if we were to come back with friends!
Had a great stay in this cute little camper! Angel accommodated us last minute (we booked at about 7pm the first night we stayed) and was quite helpful and gracious. The space was clean, looks just like the pictures, the bed was comfortable, and the separate bathroom and shower were clean and well kept as well. The AC in the camper worked perfectly, cooled the place down very fast when we came home for the evening, even when it was 100+ degrees outside. Loved the space and would highly recommend!
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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.