About this listing
Guest 1BR/1BA of NYC-inspired 2BR/2BA penthouse. Massive balcony. Incredible view of UT & downtown. Custom outdoor sofas. Luxury modal & goose down bedding. White Italian leather. Walk 3 blocks to UT, minutes to downtown. And yes, parking is free.
Welcome to your castle in the sky.
One word describes this apartment - WOW. 3 easy blocks from UT and major bus lines, and a New York minute from DT, the location cannot be beat for visitors to UT, AT&T Center, and 6th Street.
Revel in the breathtaking panorama of Austin from a huge 170 sq ft balcony. It's the highest elevation point of its kind outside downtown! Relax on new, custom outdoor sofas. Sunsets here are nothing short of spectacular.
Cozy up on an Italian leather sofa or LEM barstools. The kitchen packs granite counters, hardwood, stainless steel appliances, and all the cookware & glassware for you to dine in style. Sip any of 5 coffees or 20 Nespressos.
Sink into a Sealy queen pillowtop. Indulge in the cherry wood, silky-soft Lenzing modal sheets, West Elm goose down and soft organic cotton. You just might get the best sleep ever.
Don’t sweat the basics - all-white Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes, extra-soft toilet paper, phone chargers, water, utensils, and toiletries are here. If you want to step up to a truly incredible Austin stay, look no further.
“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” -John Updike
The guest bedroom and bathroom of a 2BR/2BA is yours, including 50 Mbps private Wi-Fi, pool, gym, & business center. Dedicated garage parking is conveniently next to the entrance. Toiletries available upon request. The leatherette couch in bedroom sleeps one extra person.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to help 24/7, and love to welcome guests in person. I interact as much or as little as they prefer. I have taken some to drinks, dinner, even city tours; many, I never meet. Please state any preference upfront, as I am not a mind-reader. I care about what makes my guests happiest.
You'll love being in the heart of it all: only 150 feet from UT, and only blocks from foods of every cuisine, convenience stores, bars, and cafes.
UT campus is perfect for work and fun. Libraries and cafes are everywhere, along with bars, museums, gyms, lounges, even a turtle pond.
= Within 3 blocks =
Stores: CVS, West Campus Market & Liquor, Bodega, Wag-a-Bag
Transportation: UT Shuttle, bus (Local & MetroRapid), Austin B-cycle
Food: Chipotle, Pluckers Wing Bar, Chick-Fil-A, Raising Cane’s, Subway, Taco Cabana, Jimmy John’s, Teji’s, Tiff’s Treats, Cain & Abel’s, Dobie Mall
Coffee: Caffe Medici, Barley Bean
= Within 3 to 5 blocks =
Stores: 7-Eleven, University Co-op, Tyler’s, Urban Outfitters
Food: Freedmen’s Bar, Fricano’s Deli, Austin’s Pizza, Bert’s BBQ, Jamba Juice, West Campus Food Trucks, Co-op Food Trucks, Sushi Niichi
Coffee: Starbucks, Monkey Nest
Other: AT&T Conference Center, Harry Ransom Center, Arab Cowboy Hookah, Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, University FCU
Excellent 91/100 "Walker's Paradise” score! Park the car and walk to everything. Professionals: AT&T Conference Center is only 5 blocks away!
It's only 3 blocks to major bus hubs! They'll take you to the State Capitol, downtown, world-famous 6th St, Town Lake, and South Congress. The UT Shuttle stops at your doorstep, taking you around campus for free.
Other Things to Note
Bedroom 2 lacks windows, perfect if you prefer less light for sleeping.
I use 7th Generation and all-natural green cleaning products. No shortcuts!
Book and you’ll receive my insider’s guidebooks - my “Best of the Best in Austin" after over 7 years here. Read the reviews, you’ll love them!
When booking, please introduce yourself informatively. I'd love to know who you (and your guests) are, what you do, what brings you to Austin, what you hope to do here, and what attracted you to my listing. Cover your basics like profile picture and verifications - it's no fun talking to an empty box! Extras like previous Airbnb trips, your travel itinerary, and a fun personal fact also help. Including "Hook 'em!" in your email goes a long way!
• Guests receive a comprehensive Welcome Guide when they book, and are expected to read and abide by House Rules in their entirety.
• Absolutely no drugs or indoor smoking.
• No shoes in carpeted areas (bedroom). Your preference in common areas.
• Use lights and A/C conscientiously, and turn them off when away.
• Unplug chargers when you're not charging.
• Please be considerate of neighbors and don't be too noisy.
• Absolutely no throwing things off the balcony.
• This is my home, so respect my home as if it were your own.
• Checkouts are “Leave it like you found it.”