Private, separately keyed entrance, to bedroom addition with its own master bath. It also 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.
In the Swedish Hill neighborhood, only a mile from downtown and the University of Texas campus which you can walk to or take a 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.
Free wireless internet is available. 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.
Chris' place was great! We would definitely stay here again. Very clean and super comfy bed!!
My colleague and I rented Chris' place for a conference we were attending in February. We both really enjoyed our experience and loved Chris' place. The space was exactly as described, clean, comfortable and in a great location. It is only a short walk (or very inexpensive cab ride) to the the Capitol and downtown, E 6th St and lots of other great amenities. It is also conveniently located near major bus routes. We met Chris only very briefly but he was extremely friendly. Chris gives you your privacy so you really do feel like you're staying in your own private hotel. That being said, Chris' communication was always quick and extremely helpful.
If I find myself travelling to Austin again in the near future, I will certainly be looking to see if this place is available again. My experience sold me on the idea that Airbnb > hotels.
Chris was a great host. He let me use the laundry machines and refrigerator even though I was a short term guest. The room is just as described - clean and comfortable. The property is in a good location for getting to downtown or UT campus by foot (20-25 minutes) or bus (5-10 minutes). I would highly recommend this property to all AirBnB'ers headed to Austin!
The room, bathroom and bed are very nice and the location is great, only a mile to mile and a half from downtown.
Nothing, but good things to say. Quiet place with full privacy, but still only few blocks away from 11th for some bars and restaurants. Downtown, UT and 6th St are all walkable as well. A great and very helpful host too with good communication. Thanks Chris for a great stay in Austin!
We had a great experience at Chris' place. It was a very private room. Arrival/departure and access to the room were easy. His place was convenient to downtown (20-30 min walk to heart of 6th) and a few blocks from a nice area w/convenient store & few restaurants & bars on E 11th. Bed and bath were clean and nice and a nice touch to have a hair dryer:) Thanks Chris!
The room is accessible without going through the main house and is very private, almost like your own little place. Met chris a couple of times and is very friendly but he gives you 100% privacy which we really appreciated. Cabs are cheap to get downtown so location is good! We enjoyed our stay :)
Chris's place was great -- private, comfy, and independent. The apartment is attached to the house, but acts as its own unit w/ a private door, allowing me to come and go as I pleased. Check-in/check-out was easy and self-sufficient.
The apt is near the highway, downtown is a quick drive by car, and there's some great food several blocks away. It was perfect for my brief stay in Austin.
I spent 3 hectic days in Austin in the first weekend in November. The location was perfect - within a 30 minute walk of both downtown and UT. Accomodation is spacious with a full bathroom and its own entrance which comes in useful as nobody goes home early in Austin. Chris provides information and is around should you need him. Will definitely stay here again if I make it back to Austin.
Had a great stay here! The room was perfect for what we needed, the bed was super-comfy, and having our own thermostat was AWESOME after a day in the sticky heat at ACL. Everything was clean and neat and the drawer full of helpful stuff (menus, brochures, a bottle opener, etc.) came in very handy. Will definitely keep this place in mind for the next trip to Austin!