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SXSW-Historic Home luxury-Central East Downtown
SXSW-Historic Home luxury-Central East Downtown

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Our beautifully remodeled three bedroom historic home is walking distance to SXSW! Centrally located and spacious, it very comfortably fits four, just a few blocks from downtown and the lake.Enjoy a gourmet kitchen, nice yard and easy access to SXSW.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $100
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The space

East Downtown Luxury, great location for SXSW.

Beautiful, clean, natural light, luxuriously remodeled, large 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1 living, 1 dining, 2200 sq ft. (plus 600 sq foot screened dining porch) East Downtown home. Walk from your front door to historic, artistic, and vibrant East Downtown and downtown Austin.

An historic Austin home with all modern luxury amenities--built in 1902, complete restoration and remodel finished in 2012. Long-leaf pine hardwood floors throughout. Original molding and trim inside and out, 11-foot ceilings, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living areas, CACH, 50" Plasma TV in master with Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and in-ceiling speakers throughout house, wifi, off-street gated parking for 2-3 cars, marble and glass shower in master bath, clawfoot tub in guest bath, dual flush toilet, professional stainless Thermidor appliances, microwave, ultra-quiet dishwasher, Carrara marble counters, laundry room with high efficiency front-loading eco steam washer/dryer, lots of windows, great neighbors. Memory foam king bed in master bedroom, memory foam queen bed in guest bedroom and twin Casper bed in smaller 3rd bedroom. Can replace twin bed (with 2-week notice) with memory foam queen mattress in 3rd bedroom.

Large landscaped 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. Cool old stone outdoor wood grill, and a basic gas grill, if you feel like cooking outside.

Great location for your home base for an Austin visit in the heart of central East Austin. Walk to many SXSW venues. 15 minute walk, 5 minute pedicab ride, or $6 cab/ride-share to downtown, 1 block from bus stop, 4 blocks from Metro stop, 4 blocks from B-cycle bike rental, 2 blocks from Scoot Inn, Cisco's, Fair Market, Wright Brothers Brew & Brew, Cenote Coffee, Buenos Aires Cafe, Ah Sing Den, Bufalina and several other great restaurants. 10 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 and boardwalk. 5 blocks from I-35 which offers quick access to anywhere in the area.

This historic home has been used as a film location and we are happy to work with you to do so again- please inquire for details if this is your intended use.

Guest access

Entire property other than shed in back yard and two closets in house.

Interaction with guests

We generally greet our guests on arrival and departure, and are available by 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.

The neighborhood

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. Usually perfect weather during SXSW. See links on the guidebook section for more details about the neighborhood.

Getting around

We are four blocks from a metro rail stop, and there are several bus lines from one block to three blocks away. There's a B-cycle bike rental stand two blocks away. We are in the car2go zone as well. Uber/Lyft don't work in Austin, but RideAustin and Fasten and Ride do.

Other things to note

We provide Texas Coffee Traders locally roasted coffee, welcome snacks, refreshments, towels, filtered water, hairdryer, printer, shampoo and soap.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Small to medium house-broken pet allowed with pet deposit and pre-approval is okay.
No smoking, no parties.
We like our hardwood floors. Please be cautious with high heels to make sure they have heel taps and don't leave dents.
We also like our marble countertops so please quickly clean up liquids that stain (red wine, pasta sauce, citrus,vinegar, etc.).
4 people maximum occupancy.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

5 Reviews

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Alex User Profile
March 2017
Was everything we were looking for. Spacious, easy walking distance to SXSW.

Marc User Profile
January 2016
A fantastic rental in a great Austin neighborhood. Walking distance to great coffee, food and drinks. A beautiful and quiet East Austin home that makes a great base for exploring the city.

Scott User Profile
March 2015
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.

Sadaf User Profile
March 2014
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.

Stefan User Profile
March 2013
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!

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2012
Sara User Profile

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.