About this listing
Cozy, clean home in 78704 Bouldin Creek Neighborhood available for SXSW, ACL, or Formula 1 race. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Full kitchen, office nook & wifi (computers not included), screened in porch, gardens.
Beds for 3 people--double bed in master sleeps 2, single in 2nd bedroom sleeps 1. ****PLEASE NOTE: accommodations for 4th renter are either the couch or an air mattress we provide
Bus stop out front will get you to the heart of downtown in 10 minutes. Walk to South 1st & South Congress shops, Palmer event Center, Peter Pan mini golf, Austin Lyric Opera House, Butler Park, many restaurants & music venues. Auditorium shores/Town Lake is 5 blocks North and is the perfect spot to go for a run or bike ride, and Zilker park( location of ACL festival) & Barton Springs are approx. 1 mile from our house. This is truly a convenient location for sights, music, eats & all kinds of goings-on in Austin. We are happy to recommend restaurants & sights while you are here! Best of both worlds---easy access to sights, yet the house is tucked away in a relaxing neighborhood. A great spot to come back to after a day of exploring!
* *3 night minimum.
Maximum 4 occupants. Owners will be on site in detached, back yard studio space.
$500 security deposit--returned 48 hours after vacating.
Owners hold a STR license, permit ending in 913267
Maximum 4 occupants.
A few daytime guests is fine, but please no giant parties.
Smoking on front & back porches only please.
Basic respect of our property.
Such a lovely house in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Austin. Gretchen is a spectacular host - kind, a great communicator and a pleasure to deal with. Hope to stay here again!
Gretchen and Ben were extremely friendly and welcoming. Their home is the perfect getaway to mix work and leisure.
Perfect location for SXSW. Walkable to everything, yet far enough away from all the noise. Perfect.
Gretchen was great! She was there to greet us when we arrived and was very hospitable. The neighborhood is great too! My friends and I did ACL and it was great to be walking distance from the festivities.
We really enjoyed Gretchen and Ben's house. It's super cute, very well laid out, extremely comfortable and really well designed and furnished. It's convenient for downtown and SoCo and in a very quiet and safe feeling leafy area of the city.
Gretchen and Ben were lovely and accommodating. Everything we needed!!
Stayed here in early March for SXSWi. It's in a nice quiet neighborhood a few blocks over from the S.Congress area. There's a small convenience store a few blocks away and a Torchy's tacos if you get hungry :-)
The space is clean and the two bedrooms are of good size. There is TV, internet, Apple TV, and even a nice little working nook if you need to catch up on email. Washer and Dryer looks like they are out back.
The house is located less than a 10 minute easy walk to the Palmer Center, where you can catch shuttle buses to the CC. Walking all the way in is a nice 30 minute walk too if you're in the mood. The 5 bus is right in front too, I believe.
Would def consider staying again for events in the the future/
We stayed at Gretchen's over this past week for SXSW. Gretchen and her husband could not have been more accommodating. Their house is absolutely lovely and the images/description are completely accurate. Only exception is that the house is now painted a fun fire engine RED! The house is very convenient to South Congress and a few great restaurants right on 1st street. Walking downtown took about 30 minutes. The number 5 bus is literally right in the front lawn if you need to get somewhere quicker. We didn't have a car and found the location of the house completely manageable. The neighborhood is also very charming and quiet. We highly recommend staying here on your next trip to Austin.
F1 fantastic! Gretchen even had the house painted Ferrari red for the GP weekend. Location was perfect to hit the local eateries (trailer) district as well as a very manageable walk to downtown. Will be our home away from home when in Austin. Great neighbors to boot!
About the Host, Gretchen
I have a floral design business in Austin, and my husband Ben directs the construction department at Habitat for Humanity. Aiwyn is 6 and is finishing up her first year of kindergarten. She likes fairies and sparkly dresses.