Entrance to ApartmentSpacious well stocked galley kitchen
Austin Historic Home Downtown SxSW

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

Extend your stay & save with a weekly rate. Conviniently located downtown in a Boho Historic home, complete with original windows, deco tile, & plaster walls. This cozy basement apartment is the perfect jumping off point for all Austin happenings.

The space

Our apartment is located in a historic home in Austin's first neighborhood. We are smack dab downtown, 2 blocks from 6th street, and walking distance to the convention center, Whole Foods, countless bars and restaurants, and several bus routes. We have parking for 1-2 cars in a long driveway. We have WIFI but not cable or TV. Our 2 bedroom flat is underground but don't worry we get plenty of light, if you want it! The bedrooms are large and can accommodate couples very comfortably. We have two king size bed, one converts to a twin bed. With the bed as a twin, you can comfortably use the twin air mattresses available. The kitchen is fully equipped. Our apartment is clean and cozy, and as we are not minimalist, the space is welcoming and relaxed. We ask that you treat it like your home, and leave it in a good clean condition. The space could easily sleep 6-8 but with one bathroom we don't recommend it. We are the only apartment in the house, the rest of the house is the domain of our AWESOME landlord. Do take the time to make his acquaintance, he is an Austin icon and an amazing human. His home is incredible and you will be pleased if you get an invitation to cocktail hour.

Guest access

Entire apartment.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 50 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 600
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please do not smoke in the house. There are several comfortable simi-private outdoor spaces for relaxing and smoking.
We expect you to treat our home as just that, a home, be respectful of the space as well as the others who live in the building. This is a joyful house, and we expect you will have a great time here!
We will have a friend managing the apartment he will introduce you to the place and give and retrieve the key. Please bring your ID so he can verify your identity. He is your go to guy if you need anything concerning the house, and he'll have great information on all things Austin.
We can also arrange for cleaning during your stay for an additional $100. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like cleaning services.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

4 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
March 2017
Cecily was a thoughtful and generous host. Her place was as advertised and perfect for checking out downtown Austin. It was a very short walk to 6th Street but far enough away to be able to sleep at night! Would recommend.

Josh User ProfileJosh is a superhost.
March 2015
Cecily's place was in a great location and very convenient to 6th Street and the Convention Center and other SXSW locations. Bonus points for being near Whole Food as well. Plenty of space with the two bedrooms and was pretty comfortable. The only problem was that it was difficult to get Wifi in the house, although when we went out to the patio/porch as was suggested it worked much better.

Aprille User Profile
March 2012
Great place and wonderful downtown location in Austin! Would highly recommend!

Constant User Profile
March 2013
We enjoyed staying at Cecily's house in Downtown Austin. Close, very close to the fantastic SXSW festival. We really felt at home and had a nice stay. The house was really relaxing and tidy and Cecily was so kind to leave us breakfast. We found a Whole Foods close-by so everything was perfect. Thanks Cecily

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Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Cecily User ProfileCecily is a superhost.

Hi. I'm Cecily a massage and Shiatsu therapist. I started out as an anthropologist and love to meet and discuss adventures with fellow travelers. I feel we all have much to learn from each other. I have not traveled abroad as much as I would like, but have been to some incredibly interesting places (West Africa, Colombia, Catalunya). I hope to have the chance to see much more of the world. I think it is the responsibility of all Americans to see as much of the world as we can, so we can truly appreciate all that is great about America as well as the things we need to work on in our relationship to the rest of the world. For SxSW we will have a friend managing our space, but since both my partner and I love food, wine and music, we will provide a list of our favorite places for you to make use of (or not:). From our home you can walk to some of the best dining, music venues, and out door spaces Austin has to offer. Our home here is as unique a place in Austin as Austin is in the US. Come Enjoy our quirks!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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