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Chic 1953 Spartanette Guesthouse

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Modern remodeled Spartan on a large shaded lot.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 17%
Weekend Price: $105 / night


The space

Super cold AC and 300 Mbps Fiber Internet!

Located in central East Austin: blocks to Manor Road restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Close to UT campus and East 6th entertainment district.

Fully remodeled 30' vintage trailer with all new everything:

* private bath and bedroom
* super amazing cold ductless AC added August 2013
* queen size bed, sofa
* full bath, shower with tub
* fridge w/ice maker, microwave, coffee maker, and stereo.
* cable HDTV / wifi
* Fastest internet available in US: up to 1 Gbps
* can accommodate up to 3 people
* located on large wooded lot under a covered seating area
* very private. street parking available
* security provided by 2 large Ibizan hounds

Prices increase during SXSW, ACL, and other Austin events.
For longer stays, please contact me for pricing.


We bought this 1953 Spartanette in the Spring of 2010 and spent 18 months restoring it to modern standards. We completely removed all the original paneling, flooring, and fixtures. We maintained the original floor plan, but replaced the floors, walls, electrical, plumbing, and insulation with modern equivalents. All the windows and doors were fixed or replaced. The bath was upgraded to include a large sink, full shower, and a modern yacht style toilet. The original half bath tub was repaired and replaced. Built in cabinets were designed and installed for ample storage. Our house and the Spartanette are now powered entirely by solar panels.

Rental includes street parking, wireless internet access, CD/Aux stereo, and cable TV. Pick up and drop off from airport can be arranged. Catering may also be available.

We hope to hear from you.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Rental includes street parking, wireless internet access, CD/Aux stereo, and Cable HDTV. Pick up and drop off from airport can be arranged.

We have two sweet and aloof Ibizan hounds on the property as well as a small flock of heritage breed chickens.

We ask that you smoke outside in the covered seating area and restrict candles or other flames to the outside areas or the fire pit.

If you have any special requests we will do our best to accommodate you. Please don't hesitate to contact us prior to booking with any questions.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

251 Reviews

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Ellen User Profile
April 2017
Sara's place is amazing! I had an amazing time staying in the Spartanette! It was the perfect amount of space for me. The bathroom was big enough for me to do my hair in and get ready for a formal wedding. The bed was comfy and the trailer came with both a very cold ac unit and nice heater by the bed. Oddly I used both during my stay. Austin is hot during the day but got a little chilly at night. Her various animals made it so charming. The pups were, as described, aloof but slightly curious and sweet. The chickens were also adorable. The made very soft, cute clucking sounds as I passed but never once crowed or made loud sounds. The trailer had a speaker system I was able to hook my phone to and play some music as I got ready. Check in was a breeze and getting around town from her spot was easy too. I'd say you can't get a better location anywhere! I would (and hope to) book again in a heartbeat. It was an incredible (authentic Austin) experience.

Don User Profile
March 2017
This is a great stay. Sara is a communicative host with a light touch. The location is a shirt walk from a fabulous array of food choices. The Airstream was redecorated nicely, very comfortable, quiet, and nice yard.

Hilary User Profile
March 2017

James User Profile
March 2017
Perfect for a quiet, quaint, getaway. Sara the host was very responsive, friendly, and accommodating. Beautiful property in a cool neighborhood.

Brooke User Profile
March 2017
A charmer, the bed isn't a 5 star hotel bed so just be prepared if you're sensitive to where you sleep. Cute place, dogs on property.

Jill User Profile
February 2017
This place is amazing. Owner responded immediately with our need for another blanket. It honestly seemed like glamping. Could hear the birds singing in the morning yet snuggled under the blankets on very comfy beds. Everything was very clean and the trailer was stocked with everything we needed. There was plenty of hot water and pressure for showering. We definitely will return.

Emily User Profile
February 2017
This place is incredible! Great location with a nice easy stroll to coffee or the juice bar. I also really loved that i could get downtown without getting on 35! The trailer was even better in person! Super cozy and sleek with its own lil adorable patio! This will definitely be my new spot to crash when I'm in town for work!

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