Tranquil, contemporary lofted back house in hip, leafy east austin. Blocks from bars, restaurants, downtown, SXSW venues, and the lake/trail. Private garage apartment, which looks like an Ikea-made treehouse, and yard are all yours during your stay!
This is a tranquil, contemporary two-story stand-alone lofted structure at the back of a larger property in beautiful east austin. The loft and yard are for your use. Available for SXSW and other times throughout the year when I am out of town.
The property is in a leafy neighborhood one block from the lake. It just a mile east of downtown on the hike/bike trail that goes around the lake and to downtown. It is a short bike ride (ask about including a bike!) or walk to bars, restaurants, SXSW venues, and downtown/convention center. Driving to all of the above takes about 5 minutes. 10 minutes drive to airport.
This is a unique property. It has its own entrance off of the alley. After parking in the carport (for your use only, can fit 2 cars) you enter the private yard via a metal, privacy fence. Once in the private yard with a picnic table, hammock, fire pit, grill, and chairs, you go up a spiral staircase to a balcony with chairs and a small table.
From there you enter the loft (you are above carport on second story). The loft has many windows and a view of the lake, but is very private as it is in the trees. The door opens into the kitchen and living space (2 couches - black one pulls out futon-style, chair, table, TV) off of that. Bathroom is off kitchen, and has a sink, shower (no tub), and a washer/dryer. Up a short flight of stairs is a lofted area that overlooks the main space. It has a queen-sized bed and a desk/study area. There is another small balcony off of that overlooking the yard.
The space is tranquil and contemporary, decorated with art and lots of books. If Ikea helped you design a tree house, it might look something like this.
Bus stop is several blocks away. Restaurants and bars of east 6th/ east austin are a short 10 or 20 minute walk. It is possible to arrange one or two bikes for your stay, please inquire!
Place includes fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, wireless internet, tv, washer/dryer, queen-sized bed, clean sheets/towels, yard, covered parking, heat/ac wall unit, cieling fan. It is a well-designed, intimate space. The only room with closed doors is the bathroom. It is perfect for one person or a couple and it could accomdate 2-3 more if you didn't mind close quarters.
Please contact me with any questions you might have.
The loft and yard are all yours during your stay!
Interaction with Guests
I will not be present during your stay, but am always available for questions!
Quiet but walking distance to everything! A great oasis and escape.
Yes, buses abound. But everything is so close that I find walking or biking faster than public transport or car.
This is a beautiful, quiet, peaceful place by the river. It is perfect for someone who wants a comfortable, clean, contemporary space with the advantage of being near downtown and also the airport. Parties are not permitted, nor is excessive noise after 9pm.
I have a dog, but she is not included in your stay. The place is very clean and she is not permitted on any furniture, but do consider this if you are sensitive to animals.
I am working on my PhD in art history and traveling often for work and fun. I love my little casita on the lake in downtown/east Austin. It is one of the best places I've ever lived. When I am not writing or reading about contemporary art, I am gardening, swimming, kayaking, hiking, walking, playing tennis, rock-climbing, visiting the bars and restaurants of east Austin, and telling my dog (chocolate lab) how amazing she is.