Spanish Hacienda mile from downtown

Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed

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

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly discount: 17%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Private, separately keyed entrance, to bedroom addition with 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 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, Uber, 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, Uber, and Taxis are available. I recommend Lyft. Best to use link from Facebook, but can also go to (website hidden)
Do you want a FREE first ride?! Then use this code: CHRIS1965 when you sign up. Car2Go is an option for longer stays or if you are already a member.

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House Rules

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.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Mar 11 - 21, 2016 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
View from second floor balcony with downtown Austin in background

View from second floor balcony with downtown Austin in background

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About the Host, Chris

Austin, Texas, United States
Member since January 2012


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