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Spanish Hacienda mile from downtown

United StatesTexasAustin
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Private room with private separately keyed entrance a mile from downtown.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 15%
Cancellation: Flexible
Weekend Price: $79 / night


The space

Private, separately keyed entrance, to bedroom addition with a queen bed and its own master bath. Typically the keys are in a combination lockbox when you arrive, so that you do not have to coordinate getting your key and can arrive whenever you like. Combination provided a few days before your arrival. The room has its own thermostat control. There is nothing above the addition and my bedroom is upstairs in the far corner of the house. Also the house is primarily constructed out of concrete blocks, so sounds don't travel through the house. You will feel like you have your very own bungalow.

Free wireless internet is available. Access code is on information sheet in the room. There is plenty of street parking. Access to a laundry room and refrigerator can be arranged in advance. Access to the kitchen can be discussed for longer term stays. There is an electric kettle in the room.

Come enjoy yourself near enough to the action but just beyond the craziness so that you can relax.

Guest access

Guests typically only have access to the bedroom and attached bath. Upon approved request, access can be given access to an area with refrigerator and washer/dryer. Upon approved request for longer stays, access can be granted to the remainder of the house including the kitchen.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests is all at the guests discretion. Sometimes I have never met my guests. Other times I have driven a guest 20 miles to a brewery and spent the afternoon with them. I am outgoing and friendly, but definitely respect your privacy.

The neighborhood

In the Swedish Hill neighborhood, only a mile from downtown and the University of Texas campus which you can walk to or take a Lyft (currently unavailable), Uber (currently unavailable), Fare, Fasten or cab (~$7). There is even a bus stop two blocks away. Aside from all of the downtown nightlife, there are several restaurants (including trailers which are the current hot thing in Austin) within a few blocks. A list of nearby restaurants are included in the room.

Getting around

There is a bus stop two blocks from the house. Lyft (currently unavailable), Uber (currently unavailable), Fare (use ID Chris175), Fasten
(use code BN2894 for $5 credit crrently) and Taxis are available.
Car2Go is an option for longer stays or if you are already a member.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

No smoking in the house.

No pets. I may make an exception to this rule in special cases.

Please respect the agreed upon boundaries.

Please turn off thermostat at checkout.

At checkout, leave keys on dresser and turn thumb-screw lock on outside door when you leave.

Don't forget any of your belongings.

If there are any problems/issues, please call me immediately.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in January 2012

Hi, this is Chris. I love my house and hope you will too. I picked this house because of how unique it is and the convenient location. I look forward to meeting you.


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