About this listing
Nestled just a hop, skip and jump over the gorgeous south 1st bridge to downtown, this 1 Bed / 1 Bath (nearly 600 sq. ft.) is a wonderful place to park yourself for all your Austin Adventures (SXSW, ACL, Town Lake, BBQ, Hiking, Biking, Food Trucks).
Note: This is for a 30-day or more rental, and the monthly price (which is prorated for more days) should reflect a competitive rate for Austin.
Great size for two! Children/guests welcome (if they don't mind sleeping on the futon or fold-out couch)!
I bought this condo four years ago after doing an exhaustive search in Austin for best places to live. The neighborhood is both really quiet, yet close to all the action. The balcony is very private and overlooks trees and the green belt. I constantly bike/walk downtown, so that I don't have to worry about drinking and driving.
- 1 Bedroom with King Size Bed
- 1 Living Room/Kitchen area
- 1 Futon
- 1 Bathroom with shower
It's a corner condo, on the second floor, with only 4 units in the building. So there's only one shared wall.
Please note: I will only accept reservations now from Airbnb members with at least one review. For newcomers, I'll accept from members with at least two references and some meat on their profile.
You will have access to the whole condo.
Interaction with Guests
I may or may not be present for the key hand-off. If I can't make it, I will provide a passcode.
This is a patch of residential near a ton of cherished Austin amenities:
- Auditorium shores
- Town Lake Trail
- Long Center/Palmer Events Center
- Restaurants (Zax, Aussie's, Sandy's Hamburgers)
- South Congress
- Food trailers (Torchy's, Little Thai, Bomba Dhaba)
There is a bus-stop right across the street. I recommend walking down S. 1st St. to the bike stations if you want to bike around.
Other Things to Note
"Is there parking?"
There is guest parking for short-term guests, and 1 dedicated spot for long-term guests. Long-term guests with two cars isn't recommended because there is no street parking. Please let me know if you need a parking spot, so I know to park my car elsewhere.
"Is it clean?"
Yes, it is very clean, but it is not the most modern. There's no marble counter-tops for example, so the kitchen counter is stained a little bit. Also the bathroom tiles are old, and so there might be some residual grime and stains.
"Will it sleep 3?"
The place will sleep the three of ya'll. The king sleeps 2 very comfortably. The futon in the main room opens up, but is not as comfortable as the king. I have a spare comforter, sheets, and pillows for that. The bedroom blocks all sunlight, but the drapes in the main room do let some sunlight in.
"Will it sleep 4?"
Might be difficult.
"How far is it from the convention center?"
My place is 1.1 miles away from convention center, and even closer to the side venues. Austin's a great city for walking. The route takes you by the park and over the S. 1st bridge.
"How far is it from Austin City Limits?"
My place is 1.5 miles from Zilker Park. Definitely walkable, only two streets (S. 1st and Barton Springs Rd.), and you'll be on a path with mostly other ACL-goers. Maybe you'll make some friends along the way!
"Does it have a kitchen?"
Yes, there is a full kitchen with working oven, stove and dishwasher. I also have good plates, silverware, cups, etc. However, there isn't much in the way of dining room comforts. I don't have placemats for example. I have fold-out tables which aren't fantastic. I have chairs, which are great for entertaining guests, but not the best for dining on.
"Is there TV?"
I marked TV and Cable TV. Cable TV is technically not accurate, as I have an Apple TV, but it is linked up with Netflix, HBO GO, and more.
"What is your Short-term Rental License number in Austin?"
My number is V followed by 5 zeroes, then 915979
Please be mindful of the neighbors below and next to you. This condo is intended for you and your guests only, not for a house party.
The City of Austin requires that guests in short-term rentals do not play music that is audible beyond the property line after 10:30pm.
The floors are wood and can scratch. Taking shoes off is not mandatory, but please be careful about that.
Please don't do excessive file-sharing on my Wi-Fi as I don't want to get kicked off Time Warner.
About the Host, Phil
I'm an iOS and web app developer, and I'm working on a book about self-improvement. I've been renting my place on Airbnb for a number of years, and feel like I know what it takes to make my guests feel comfortable. I travel a lot, and renting my place helps pay for that.