Private bedroom with your own private full bath on tree lined street in the heart of 78704. [We have our own bumper sticker, “Not just a zip code, but a way of life”].
An easy ½ mile walk from downtown in the Zilker Neighborhood, near to multiple restaurants, bars, shops, Lady Bird Lake with its hike and bike trail, and the famous Zilker Park (Barton Springs Pool and Botanical Gardens!). CapMetro north and south bus stops are a short walk down the street on S. Lamar. Auto and bicycle rentals are within easy walking distance. Zilker Neighborhood is a very safe, cool, and historical Austin local - and is located right by downtown.
PLEASE check out the Map Tab above for all the good stuff within easy walking distance! A convenience store is right around the corner, CVS and Walgreens, Office Depot, bunch of coffee shops, local pizzerias and ice cream shops, really good restaurants, stores, bars, top music venues, etc., etc. And zoom out to see how close you are to downtown.
Once a reservation is confirmed I email my Guests an info PDF on how to get about town and learn the latest on upcoming music, theater, arts, events, etc. in Austin.
Mi casa es su casa. That means the whole house amenities are there for you to use and your room is your space. I will not intrude even when you are out of the house.
The hardwood floor bedroom is light and breezy with double windows on two adjoining walls. Full sized bed, a second set of pillows matching the comforter, a swing arm floor lamp by the bed, and two luggage stands at the end of the bed to set your suitcases on. Teak desk with energy efficient desk lamp and ergonomic office chair provides a street view; accompanied by a file cabinet, and bookshelves. High speed (and I mean HIGH SPEED) wireless internet is provided. You have your own walk-in closet with lots of hanging space, shelves, and a hanging shelf unit. The central overhead light fixture has a three speed ceiling fan and central heat and air assure comfort against Austin’s temperatures.
Your bathroom has a floor of Mexican terra cotta tile, wood wainscoting, powered ceiling vent, safety electrical outlet next to the mirrored medicine cabinet over a pedestal sink, toilet, and full bathtub with water saving showerhead. Two sets of towels and sundry toiletries are provided.
You have full use of the kitchen with plenty of room in the frig and a full sized washer and dryer; including detergent. And many guests use the back deck to lounge around on.
I should mention you will also meet the neighborhood cat whom I call Orange Boy, aka "the Mayor of Collier" as he's running an ongoing con on about half the houses on the street.
Don't hesitate to contact with me with any questions about the accommodations or Austin in general.
Thanks for the opportunity to be your Host.
I want my Guests to know that they can call or text me 24/7 if they need assistance with anything.
Once a reservation is confirmed I email my Guests an info PDF on getting about Austin. This includes instructions on how to use the $1 Airport Flyer from Austin-Bergstrom Int'l airport to downtown. It connects with the #3 bus which brings you near the house. However, if my schedule permits I'll be able to pick you up downtown and bring you to the house. Much less hassle. We can confirm this pickup through texting as your arrival date draws near.
And thanks for the opportunity to be your host.
Charles was a fantastic host. He gave excellent tips for exploring the city and was very accommodating and helpful. The bedroom and bathroom are very clean. Additionally, the location is in a cute neighborhood of Austin that is changing and growing at a rapid pace. Overall, I felt very welcome! Thanks again.
I had a great stay at Charles' place.
It is well located in a charming neighborhood.
The room and bathroom were clean and everything was provided.
Charles also gave me good tips to visit Austin.
Charles was a very accommodating host. He even got up early so we could enjoy a cup of coffee before I had to leave for my flight! The room was exactly as depicted in the photographs, and Charles really makes you feel at home. Would definitely stay at his place again if I visit Austin again.
Charles is a kind and thoughtful host. He sent me a list of "hot spots" in the neighborhood, explained how to get from the airport to Austin with only $1.50 and offered to pick me up from the bus stop! The room is clean and he has a stack of books and local newspapers to help guests plan for their stay. Location is incredible! Right in the middle of the Zilker neighborhood: walking distance from Barton Springs, South Congress, the Botanical Gardens and more! His orange tabby cat, The Mayor, is SO SWEET and very friendly. If you don't like cats or have an allergy, this is not a good fit for you. I will definitely be staying with Charles and The Mayor the next time I'm in the city!
Our only regret is that conference schedule left less time than we would have liked to hang with Charles. A wonderful man, a gracious host, and loves Austin. Great source of local info, a must on any trip, we have found. Thanks for everything, Charles. (Claudia and John-Bob)
Charles was an excellent host and great to talk with. The room and bed were very comfortable and I loved that a bathroom was attached. I wish the whole month wasn't booked; I would have stayed much longer.
Very nice. Exactly as advertised. Which is the best thing about it.
Charles was a fantastic host, immediately welcoming me in to his home, giving me the tour, and chatting with me. He offered to give me rides to places when I needed them, which was a pleasant surprise. The location is great, in a nice neighborhood and easily accessible to/from downtown. The room is big, bed is comfortable, and there's a desk with power outlets and wifi if you need to work. The private bathroom is clean. Charles also provides lots of info on what to do and where to go in Austin. Definitely book with Charles if you're in Austin.
Charles was a great host. He was very helpful, hospitable and accommodating. He had some great suggestions on places to go and things to do. I felt very comfortable staying there and plan on returning. The location was very ideal if you are looking for a place to easily get to some Austin hot spots and most of all "Orange Boy" was extremely friendly. I highly recommend this host:)
Nice place and Charles was a gracious host. My sister and I had a wonderful time with Charles. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Great location. We would stay there again. Thanks so much Charles.