About this listing
Our spacious and comfortable two bedroom historic home has a true Austin feel! It comfortably fits four and is centrally located on a nice street, just a few blocks from downtown and the lake. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen and easy access to Austin's best.
East Downtown Austin
Beautiful, clean, natural light, remodeled, large 3 bedroom, 1 living (or 2 bedroom, 2 living), 1 dining, 2.5 bath 2200 sq ft. (plus 600 sq foot screened dining porch) East Downtown home. Walk or bike from your front door to historic, artistic, and vibrant East Downtown and downtown Austin.
An historic Austin home with all modern amenities--built in 1902, complete restoration and remodel finished in January 2012. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Original molding and trim inside and out, 11-foot ceilings, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living areas, CACH, 50" Plasma TV with PS3 blue-ray player, surround sound and in-ceiling speakers throughout house, wifi, off-street parking, Carrara marble and glass shower in master bath, clawfoot tub in guest bath, dual flush toilet, professional stainless Thermador appliances, microwave, ultra-quiet dishwasher, icemaker, Carrara marble counters, laundry room with high efficiency front-loading eco steam washer/dryer, lots of windows, great neighbors. New memory foam King bed in master bedroom, queen bed in guest bedroom. Upon request, can place inflatable bed in front living area which can also be a 3rd bedroom.
Large yard with stone patio, several massive pecan trees, native plants, and a 600 sq ft screened porch with two ceiling fans overlooking the back yard--great for eating, sipping drinks and relaxing. Garden in backyard provides seasonal fresh vegetables and herbs for cooking--currently a bumper crop of basil and pecans. Backyard gas grill and an old stone outdoor wood grill.
Great location for your home base for an Austin visit, it is 7.3 miles from the Austin Airport and walking/biking distance to downtown. 15 minute walk, 5 minute pedicab ride, or $6 cab ride to downtown, 1 block from bus stop, 4 blocks from Metro stop, 2 blocks from Scoot Inn, 4 blocks from Paul Qui's new Restaurant Qui, Fader Fort, Progress Coffee, Cenote Coffee, Buenos Aires Cafe, Eastside Showroom, and other East 6th Street restaurants. 15 minute walk to Rainey Street bars/restaurants, the Four Seasons Hotel, Austin Convention Center and downtown restaurants and bars. 10 minute walk to Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. 5 blocks from I-35 which offers quick access to anywhere in the area. Walking distance to many SXSW venues.
Upon request we can place an inflatable bed in the front Living area--this room can be shut off by the sliding pocket doors as a 3rd bedroom should you desire.
Entire property other than shed in back yard and one closet in house.
Interaction with Guests
We generally greet our guests on arrival and departure, and are available by cell phone should any questions or problems come up. We are available for you if you need us, otherwise we let you enjoy your stay. Friendly, quiet neighbors on both sides of house.
East Downtown is the best part of Austin-we love living here. It's vibrant--new restaurants, bars, art galleries and trailers pop up all the time. The new boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake is a quick jog or bike ride from the house, and from there you can access natural spring fed pools and beautiful outdoor recreation spaces. Austin is a bit hot in the summer, but a very fun place year around. See links provided on the guidebook section for more details about the neighborhood.
We are two blocks from a metro rail stop, and there are several bus lines from one block to three blocks away. There's a bike rental stand two blocks away. We are in the car2go zone as well.
Other Things to Note
Texas Coffee Traders locally roasted coffee, welcome snacks, towels, filtered water, shampoo and soap, provided
Small to medium pet allowed with pet deposit.
No smoking, no parties.
We love our hardwood floors. Please be cautious with high heels.
We also really like our marble countertops so please be careful with liquids that stain (red wine, pasta sauce, citrus,vinegar, etc.).
4 people maximum occupancy.
Sara left coffee, snacks, drinks and local brews for us, making us feel very at home and welcomed. The home was beautiful and just amazing. We could not have been happier with the house or the location.
Sara's house was beautiful and she was great! She even got snacks prior to us arriving. I went for work to be close to downtown Austin and everything was in walking distance! I'd definitely stay there again.
We had an amazing stay at Sara's East Austin home. The house is beautifully renovated and was a perfect space for the 3 of us who stayed. We booked the home for the weekend of SXSW interactive and it ended up being a more ideal space than most hotels. Our hosts provided snacks, fresh eggs, coffee, beer, and access to their garden. Working on my laptop in the screened-in porch while enjoying coffee in the morning was quite relaxing. The location was ideal, just a short 10 minute walk from downtown and quiet at night. It was also easy to get to via taxi or pedicab from downtown when we didn't feel like walking late at night. The bedrooms were nicely separated, gave lot of privacy, and the common areas were spacious and comfortable to be in. The hosts provided a blow-up mattress and bed in a separate room with pocket doors which allowed everyone to have their own private space. The check-in/check-out process was a breeze. Overall a 5 star experience, we'll definitely be back!
About the Host, Sara
I love Austin and the interesting people that share this great community. In particular, I love Central East Austin--just a few blocks from downtown. From the East Austin Studio tour to SXSW to the great restaurants and people, Central East Austin is the place to be.