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).
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 Couch that can unfold for another sleeping area
- 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/reference. Thanks.
You will have access to the whole condo.
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)
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.
"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?"
The couch folds out, and that's not as comfortable as the futon, but I have also gotten a good night's rest on there. There's enough pillows to go around, and I have an extra comforter.
"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 a Roku, but it is linked up with Netflix, HBO Go, and more.
"What is your Short-term Rental License number in Austin?"
License is pending. My number is V followed by 5 zeroes, then 915979
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||6 nights|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Had a wonderful stay at Phil's place. His apartment is spacious but cozy and right near the bus stop, an easy ride or walk from anywhere in Austin. Phil was communicative and quick to answer any questions, even while he was traveling! A great choice for a stay in ATX.
Phil's place was exactly as advertised! The parking is plentiful and the location is convenient to both downtown and the South Congress neighborhood. Would not hesitate to come back again.
Phil's place was a really great spot to stay for our week in Austin. We're from New York and used to walking a lot, so we basically just parked the car we rented and were able to walk to nearly everything we wanted to do all over town. When we did need to drive, it was an easy trip in any direction — basically the perfect location.
The place is really nice and comfortable — a few little couches and a huge bed made it a great place to come home to rest our legs after walking all day. Kitchen has all the glassware and whatnot you might need over a few days.
And Phil was very responsive all the way through, meeting us with the keys to show us around the place when we arrived and leaving lots of helpful information on the fridge with notes on the best local spots and quirks about his building, etc.
Oh, and the Nest thermostat was pretty cool.
Awesome place to stay during ACL. We were able to walk to everything. Thanks again Phil.
Phil was very easy to get in touch with and the apartment was in a perfect location for what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend staying here - thanks again Phil!
Phil's clean and tidy apartment was perfect for Lisa and me. Comfy and tasteful, and within walking distance to all kinds of stuff. We were a 15 minute walk from Austin City Limits Live, and a 5-10 minute walk to some other great food nearby. Also within 10 minutes is a great walking/jogging trail that encircles the part of the Colorado River that runs through downtown area. There's also a great shopping area (Uncommon Objects FTW) that's close. As for amenitites, we only used his Wifi, but he's got all the basics covered--washer/dryer, fridge, diswasher, shower with good water pressure, etc. Would definitely recommend!!!
Fantastic experience. Phil was a great host, communicated very well, and the apartment was perfect. I definitely recommend staying here if you're in Austin.
Phil failed to mention that his bathroom also has a shower radio!
Phil's place was great and he was a super nice host. I felt like I was staying at a friends place! It was super clean and easy to get to. If you are going to Austin for a quick stay I definitely recommend staying here. He had us well prepped with information and suggestions of places to visit!
Phil was a great host! His place is very well set up for visitors. All the little quirks you learn about an apartment in a year are written down so you know what to expect. He also has a great list of local restaurants to try out. He was very accommodating for our check in and out times. We would definitely stay there again. Mike and Jessie.
My husband and I were looking for a place to stay during FFFfest and found Phil's place. Perfect location and perfect price. Exactly what we were looking for and Phil was the perfect host (even though we didn't get to meet him). We would definately stay again!!