This is a custom remodeled 27 foot Airstream set in a beautiful wooded back yard just 3 1/2 miles east of the captiol. The airstream sits on the highest crest in East Austin with a wide view of the valley below.
This is a custom remodeled 27 foot Airstream set in a beautiful wooded back yard just 3 1/2 miles east of the captiol. The airstream sits on the highest crest in East Austin with a wide view of the valley below. This RV has been remodeled with handmade furniture to feature the beautiful curves of the walls giving it a cozy and spacious feeling. The Rv has AC and heat and features a full size desk, California King Tempeurpedic Bed, and a Full Service Kitchen with sink, coffee maker, burner, microwave and refridgerator, plus if you need something that isn't there just ask, I probably have it.
The airstream sits in my backyard which is very secluded and quiet. There is full access to a shared bathroom just inside the house, as well as a beautiful backyard shower and clawfoot bathtub with hot water.
I am a massage therapist and facialist and have a studio in the cottage. She ask if you would like a treatment.
There are several restaurants within walking distance. If you book I will email you a special guide to the everything there is to do within 2 miles of the hotel. This a guide to help you get out of the tourist trap of the area, tells you of happy hours and yoga studios and grocery close by and things I love to do in this town. The bus line is close by and easy to use. Look up Metro's Go Line for information before going to catch the bus from Crest Ave-my street.
I have a couple of bicycles you are welcome to borrow. There are bike lanes from my home to downtown which is a 15 minute ride. There is also plenty of space for parking right in front of the house if you have a car. This is the best side of town for avoiding traffic both coming and going, easy-in, easy-out. There is also parking inside the property with a deposit for my gate clicker.
The cottage is located in a neighborhood of artists, business owners and old neighborhood folks - its in the process of gentrifying which makes the neighborhood economically diverse.
Come experience the Austin East Side.
I found this very helpful...
Guests will have access to the Airstream, outside sitting area, and the bathroom which is in the cottage and has a door from the outside into the bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
Most of the time I personally check guests in and I will interact as much as you need but otherwise I assume you'd like your privacy. Sometimes I'm out of town.
11th Street Tour
You can find everything you need down 11th street from grocery, to yoga, to a trailer park eatery to nice restaurants. This street has almost been completely transformed to model the typical Austin groovy scene with an east side flair. (11th street is the street that is at the bottom of the hill (south) from the hotel-though it is called Oak Grove, then Rosewood then 11th street). If you go from the hotel to Ridgeway (The tall hill) turn right and you will come to ...
East Side Pies
This is the kind of pizza you are looking for. There are vegetarian slices. It hip and they deliver.
1.3 miles from hotel
1401 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702
is a smashing new hillside restaurant. Especialy known for their great tapas which you order together and share. I've liked every drink and food I've ordered here. The drinks are fabulous. They have a sister restaurant called East side showroom which is even more fabulous on East 6th street but it's a bit more pricy but often have great bands playing almost every night.
Is a French Bistro. . Get the outside sitting in the back, its the best. The menu is full of great options and I actally have been so pleased with everything I've ordered. They buy many local meats and vegetabes and I really like that.
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Half price pizza and drinks for happy hour-great bargain and really yummy italian food
The chef here will make anything guten free that is on the menu
Groceries in the hood...
This place is my new favorite because you can get everything here. A little grocery. A latte. Sandwich. If you are vegan or carnivore you will find something here. Even beer on tap. Local wines and many products made from local companies. Its fairly affordabe and you can sit inside or ourside.
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11 min on the bus
1.5 miles from the hotel
If you wanna get some cheap inorganic food from a neighborhood store go here...
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An easy bike ride and cheap. If you want organic food then shop at whole foods or better yet eat only local and free range food here...
If you are an environmentalist then go here. You will only be able to buy things in bulk-everything from honey to cat food. Bring your containers. Really cool place. They also have kombucha and items to eat from local restaurants.
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look up the article about this store in the chronicle
Traveling on 12th street is a daytime local experience. 12 street is one street north of the hotel and has two local restaurants that I can recommend...
Taco-Mex 2611 Manor Road/ 1299 E 12th Street
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This place is in the hood. I mean she is right around the corner. And it is safe during the day which is the only time she is open. There is a corner near the restaurant where there are some strange characters hanging out so I don't go that way by foot at night. This is a Taqueria and you will find many of these around town. I think they are good but not great. And it is really cheap and really close. The women here don't speak a lot of english but some. Their salsa is great and she will add spinach to anything you want her to. I order the soup and its fantastic.
I found this online about it...
More commonly referred to as the “taco window,” you’ll look like a real local if you show up at this unassuming spot ( They turn out tasty migas and chorizo tacos all day long, but the real locals order the nopales and the off-menu fish tacos, topped with crunchy cabbage, a thick slice of avocado and a creamy herb sauce.
This place has crazy good BBQ. I mean really!!! He even sells goat. If you wanna go to Franklins – great – I mean it is so famous, and its close on 11th as well but you will stand in line all day but you will not stand in line here. It is just really run down so don't be mad at me if you don't get it. These are our folks that have been in this neighborhood a long time. Go support them!!!!
1.2 miles from hotel
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I haven't been here but its close
This is a donation based yoga which is very popular in Austin, and is very hip and very typical of the austin of beautiful hipsters.
if you need a yoga matt ask me - I'll get ya one
Closest Best Bar with Live music and dancing
Other restaurants I love on the East side...
Rio's Brazilian Cafe
1.4 miles from hotel
408 N Pleasant Valley Rd
Go for their happy hour and order the yucca pasteries. They are amazing and they even have these in vegetarian. You can share this for happy hour and be satisfied. Its very filling. But many of their other dishes are pretty small. I believe you can byob or any drink here.
Lamberts for happy hour
Rattle inn on monday night
Here is a guide to the east side trailer eateries...
Be aware that these mobile eateries move around a lot and their open and close times are different than regular restaurants. Look at their web pages for changes, closes and hours or better yet call them...
Taco places on the EAST SIDE
East Austin Trailer Eatery...
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The house is located 10 min drive (5.7 miles) to the airport. A bus stop 300 ft from house takes you downtown. Enter in Capitol Metro to map our your trip.
Bus: 100 Airport Flyer Bus, $2
Go to Capitol Metro and enter time and my address. It takes from 30 min to 1 hour depending on time of day. I will pick you up from bus stop if I'm available.
Cab: $20 (10 min)
DOWNTOWN (6th & Congress)
Cab: 2 Miles $10 cab ride
or try Lyft, a new community driven taxi app that is cheaper than taxis
(I've heard that during peak events in austin, Taxis are hard to come by)
Metro Rail: $2.75 or Day Pass for $5.50 0.7 mi walk
Car2Go: Carshare service, see their website for pick-up locations
Bike Share: The closest B-cycle stop is 1106 E. 11th St. (1.8 mi from hotel)
These are $8 a day for 24hour access. It appears you take a bike and leave it where you are headed. They are everywhere around town.
Loaner Bike: I have some decent bikes you can loan for free. Let me know in advance if you would like to borrow. You must sign a waiver to borrow. I have bike locks and expect them to be used and helmets. One is a plain old 10 speed and the other a cruiser.
Other Things to Note
Your entrance to your home will be the gate to the left of the front door. Please refrain from knocking on the front door as there may be guests in there. There is a big white shell in a garden pot to the left of the gate. Your key to the rv, gate and bathroom is in there. When you check out, open a few windows, turn off the air or heat and put the key back where you found it. You will lock the outside of the gate when you are gone for the day and lock the inside of the gate when you home for the evening.
The Rv sink drains into a garden hose so please don't put anything down the drain or I'll be having to come and plunge it. Compost can be thrown down the hill behind the house.
Shutting the RV door
can be hard. You have to hold the handle from the insdie up and then pull hard. It has a new seal and just needs a good hard pull. Also from the outside, just push hard.
Remember people are entering the bathroom from two different doors. There is a door from the outside into the house so there is no walking thru the house to get to the bathroom. If you are an RV dweller than when you come in to the bathroom just lock the door next to the toilet and turn on the fan so your cottage mate will know you are in there. If you are a cottage dweller than go to the bathroom door that leads to the outdoors and change the sign to read vacant or not vacant. Please remember to change the sign so the Airstream dweller can feel comfortable entering or not based on occupancy.
Also, please remember to keep your personal bathroom items with you instead of in the bathroom. There is a silver basket provided for this. Please clean up after yourself. Put towels on the line outside and clean up your hair out of the drain, toothpaste out of the sink. All these things make sharing the bathroom nicer.
There is a large gate and fence that surrounds the property. Lock up and everything will be fine.
The Rv Dweller has a key to the bathroom so you can lock it if you desire.
Also traveling from Crest Ave to 11th Street is much safer for the bus line than traveling to 12th. At the corner of the 12th and Oakgrove there are a few strange characters hanging out. If you are a single female, I would take a taxi home after dark. But if it is daytime, it is ok to bike, bus or walk.
Park on the street or next to the garden on the west side of the house, there is a dirt area that is nice for parking. Also, if you are worried about things in your car, you can park inside the gate (very safe) with a paypal gift/deposit of $150 that I will gladly give right back if I get the automatic gate clicker back. That is just how much it costs to replace it and it's very easy to loose.
There are many toiletry items in the Bathroom that you can feel free to use. If you forget something - don't worry - I'll probably have it.
Breaker in the bathroom...
Sometimes the lights go off in the bathroom. To remedy this, just find the plug that is near the heater next to the sink. Push the breaker in the middle of that switch and the lights will come back on. It seems to do this when more than two lights are on, but its not consistent.
Black kitty is an outdoor cat. She will cry for food when she is hungry or sometimes for affection. She is old and sweet. She doesn't usually try to come in. But she is not allowed in because she is no good with litter boxes. I feed her once in the am and once in the pm (bout a half a cup) before it turns dark so that the possums and raccoons don't eat her food. Her food is in a jar in the kitchen. When there is a dog on the premises she will need to be fed in the front yard under the bench in the garden. She gets scared when there is a dog around and moves to the front yard usually. When there is no dog around she can be fed in the backyard. I keep a container on the side yard full of water for her all the time. Or I see her often drinking out of the fountains.
The unit is in the living room in the cabinet nearest the kitchen, in case there is any servicing of the unit.
Password is debbiedoo77
If you want to use the bikes lets talk about this in person. Please remember that I am not a bike rental business. I simply have two bikes that belong to me and you can use them but I don't service them or charge for them and if you one gets stolen in your use of them, I will expect a replacement bike to be bought.
Show love for the space which is so easy to do because it is so beautiful and peaceful. You will feel like you were transported to a stress free zone. Everyone that comes cannot believe the view because it is so spectacular.
Deborah's airstream was awesome! Such a nice peaceful spot, just out of the downtown area.
Downtown was easy to get to on the bus, she even gave us a lift in one day. It's also walkable, took us about half an hour to 11th street when we missed our bus one day. I would recommend getting a cab home at night, about $10 and easy to find on 6th street.
Deborah was so nice and helpful, she gave us advice on where to go, even did our laundry!
This little bit of country on the doorstep of Austin is exactly as described in the AirBnB listing. It is small, it is a bit rustic but you couldn't ask for a more relaxing spot to escape the madness of SXSW or ACL. Lots of attention to detail to make sure you know what goes where and how to operate things. There is a bus stop literally at the bottom of the hill and the Metro Transport App is a great way to buy tickets and get around. The bathroom situation is workable and all the amenities in the Airstream are in good condition and are all you really need. Some good restaurants and general store needs down on 11th street just a five minute bus ride away. Thoroughly recommended!!! Thanks Deborah!
I had the MOST FANTASTIC TIME staying at Deborah's trailer. It was so comfortable, she was such a relaxed and accommodating host. It was simple yet I wanted for nothing. I want to go back - immediately! Thank you Deborah for a truly special experience.
We had a great time staying at the Airstream - it's a fantastic place to relax at the end of a busy day. Deborah is a great host offering spot on tips for local restaurants and even helping us out with a lift downtown when the weather was bad one morning. We didn't have a car and you can walk/catch a bus into the city during the day and get a short, cheap cab ride home at night. Our stay was short but sweet - we'd definitely go back!
Staying in Deborah's airstream was a treat. The view is amazing. You truly feel that you are away from it all. Deborah was an accommodating host. She was very responsive. I felt that she really wanted me to have a nice time.
Thanks to Deborah for a wonderful stay in Austin, TX. We were greeted by Deborah on the day of our arrival, she was smiling and welcoming despite my miscalculation on our arrival time (time change!).
She showed us her wonderful property and made us feel right at home. We feel in love with the view from her place as well as black kitty. We will definitely return to visit again.
We couldn't have enjoyed our stay at Deborah's more! Such a nice and peaceful getaway. The location couldn't have been better (the view of the city was unbelievable) and the hospitality was rockin. Deborah has great insight on the city and we cannot wait to spend another vacation in the airstream!
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I find myself living outside of our industrial complex often enough where I have time, space and peace in my life. I seem to live an abundant life where I am so thankful for all my silly creative friends, amazing healthy food to eat, time to play and create, and a job that makes sense to me. I am amazed at everything that grows. I love to walk in the rain. I don't mind running into snakes.
I have lived many lives. A mother and wife of 18 years, lived on a community I started in South austin raising farm animals and vegetables with some of my friends and now living on the east central side of town enjoying Austin Life while I work as a massage therapist and facialist out of a studio in my home. I also work in a Aveda Salon in North Austin.
I am a creative/nuturer type. Prefer to play music or spend time with people, animals or plants.