About this listing
If your looking for a quiet retreat that's located in the midst of all the city's activity, this is your destination. The house has been recently renovated to a contemporary, eclectic southwestern feel. Our huge front patio is perfect for hanging out and grilling and our large backyard is complete with a tire swing, hammock and climbable century old live oak.
The interior of the house is finished with unique earthen plaster walls and many custom architectural finishes designed and fabricated by the home owners. The open farm-style kitchen is great for cooking for crews. The dining and living areas provide plenty of relaxation space, plentiful natural light and a piano to boot.
The main bedroom has a queen bed, the guest bedroom has a queen bed, the living room has a pull out sofa bed and there is also plenty of floor space for sleeping. Due to our expanding family, we also have a crib in the guest room and a pack'n play available for young kids.
We are located within a mile to a main grocery store, Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail, various bus routes and many of the bars and eateries on E. 6th.
If you're interested in getting around town by bike, we have two bikes available for $10/bike/day.
We have two bikes that can be rented with the house for an additional fee.
No smoking in the house.
No pets in the house.
No additional guests may spend the night during your stay without prior approval.
Our house is in a family-friendly residential area. Please keep noise to a minimum after 9pm and speed less than 25 mph on our street.
Trash (green bin) gets picked up every Friday morning and Recycling (blue bin) every other Friday.
We have chickens in a coop in the backyard that will be taken care of by a neighbor during your stay.
There is a studio in our side yard that is rented out by tenants. Please respect their privacy.
Feel free to use wood burning stove inside the house. More firewood is available in the backyard.
The place was great. Funky as advertised and quite comfortable. Martina was easy to coordinate with.
Very easy check in and nice stay! Cool older home with big outside space, would recommend this place for a small group stay.
Martina and her husband were very welcoming. The house was in a great neighborhood and easily accessible. We loved the relaxed feeling in the big backyard. Everything about the house was clean and well prepared for guests. We will certainly be back!
Everything described on the listing was spot on, very chilled and inviting. I stayed at Martina's place with 3 friends for SXSW and found it a great place to stay for the week. Thanks Martina!
Pleasant funky home in East Austin that feels like home. Our rental was clean, well stocked and had lots of room for lounging. Would recommend to stay here if you're looking for an eclectic homely experience.
Our stay in Martina's home was great. The house is very clean and comfortable, we had 5 people staying, two in each room and one person on the pull out couch, there was more than enough room for everyone. The backyard is spacious and wonderful with a tire swing, fire pit and lovely backyard chickens. Great location close to downtown (UBER ride was around 10 dollars for the 5 of us). Would definitely recommend and/or stay again!
I went to Austin with 5 girlfriends and we were well accomadated staying here. The house definitely felt and looked lived in but it added to the charm :) We didn't spend a large amount of time actually at the house, but we're more then comfortable when we were there. We all appreciated the eco friendly vibe we got staying there and enjoyed the recycling options. I wouldn't recommend the pull out sofa for sleeping, but there was plenty of room for an air mattress. I think all the girls would agree that it perfectly fit our needs. We purchased 2 long mirrors from Target to make up for only having 1 bathroom and it was the perfect solution. The tenant in the guest house was nearly invisible and we liked the chickens! Big thanks to Martina!
About the Host, Martina
I am an Austinite, my husband is from Nashville. We are products of two people who grew up in friendly, active mid-sized cities that love music and fun. A hobby we have co-discovered together that we love to take self-guided tours in abandoned building.