Located on 6th Street, 1 block from the Convention Center this quirky basement apartment is under one of Austin's most famous bars! Close to dining, entertainment, and more, The Lair is sure to be a great landing space for your Austin adventures.
A funky basement apartment with a 6th Street entrance just a block from the convention center and metro rail line (not to mention buses!). The soul of historic 6th St (formerly Pecan St) is preserved with the original river-stone walls and saltillo tile floor. You'll find it practical AND unique, with lots of light and space.
With a queen bed, couch, AND a sleeper sofa this space can easily sleep 4-5 people for a great weekend get-away in the heart of Austin’s lively downtown. Don’t worry about heading out for a drink and finding a cab or designated driver – at this location everything is walking distance!
Keep in mind that The Lair is a basement apartment below bars in a dynamic music town so at night it can be loud (though listening to the dueling pianos from Pete’s does not bother many, as long as you love late nights!) If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
Included are a bedroom with a queen-size bed, large bathroom open from all rooms, a huge living room with curtains (2 couches, one of which is a very comfy pull out), and fridge/coffeemaker/ dinnerware/microwave and dishwasher.
The front door is shared entry with upstairs tenants so guests will have two keys: one for the door into the shared hall and door to the charming apartment itself. Please be respectful of this shared entrance.
Interaction with Guests
I do not live on site but I am 2 blocks away – feel free to contact me. I am available (24/7) to answer questions via email, text, phone, and of course in person. I love meeting guests and showing them a little bit of my town!
Smack in the middle of 6th street, this location is right near some of the best dining, musical entertainment, and nightlife in the city. Surrounded by Austin’s history during the day and easy access to entertainment day or night, this location will give you the full Austin experience!
Take an easy stroll over to the Capital and lay in our beautiful Texas lawn. With one species of every single tree that grows naturally in Texas on the lawn, feel free to hang out in the shade and have a picnic. Looking for tasty brunch? No problem. Walk over to Iron Cactus for bottomless mimosas on Sunday. Steak dinner? Head over to any of our numerous steak houses and treat yo’self! On a budget? Be sure to check out the food trucks parked all over downtown (Chi’Lantro is a personal fav!). Groceries? Whole foods is about 10 blocks away.
There’s something for everyone here!
Public Transportation: There are multiple CapMetro lines that run through downtown and can pretty much get you anywhere in the city. The MetroRail travels from the convention center all the way to Leander (North of Austin). The city also has Uber, Lyft, pedicabs (quite an adventure), and horse drawn carriages!
Also the Airport Flyer takes visitors to and from the Airport for just $1 AND the stop is one block away from The Lair.
Bicycle: Austin is extremely bike friendly. There are lanes and routes all through the city not to mention citywide rental bikes.
Driving: Driving around is no problem however parking can get a little hairy. I recommend parking your car somewhere for your stay (like any of the paid lots down the street) and remaining on foot the whole time!
Other Things to Note
There is a $45 cleaning fee, which is less than the cost of our housekeeper. Please strip sheets and dirty towels so we know what was used. Empty trash if you can in back alley, and return keys to the lockbox. We are very flexible on checkin/out times, but keep us posted. Thank you!
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Please take care of our cozy lair!
Here are a few (under)ground rules:
1) Please provide full names and ages of all guests who will be staying in the space before I accept your booking. Maximum of 6 guests allowed (but really best suited for 5). No unannounced or extra guests. (I can be flexible if someone needs to stay one night. The last thing I want is drinking and driving!)
2) No pets allowed inside the space. Sorry.
3) Please leave the space in same condition you found it and reasonably clean (i.e. – do your dishes, bag up the trash and pull sheets off the bed). We appreciate it! Please keep track and return the keys, or there will be a charge for changing the locks.
4) ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING. Because the Lair is underground not only is smoking a fire hazard but expensive to clean up. If you smoke, there will be a $500 penalty fee to cover the costs of professional aeration.
Heather was a great host! Super helpful and patient with our handful of questions the day we checked in (*note to renter...read all the info Heather sends you, and you won't run into any issues!). She was also flexible with check-in and check-out times, which was very helpful considering we had an early flight in and a late flight out.
As first time Air BNB users, the Lair exceeded our expectations. The location was amazing, and we were able to experience all of the great things Austin has to share by foot or a quick Uber call. Staying at the Lair was by far better than going to a hotel. It was an amazing vacation with a little feel of home.
As far as the noise...if you can't beat them, join them! Stay up and have fun with everyone on 6th street. Once you get tired, grab a slice of pizza and walk around before heading down to the room, where there are plenty of ear plugs to help you sleep.
I would definitely recommend the Lair to any of my friends wanting to visit Austin.
Heather was a great host! I really enjoyed staying at The Lair. The location is great if you are looking to be close to the bars in Austin. You will be able to hear music from the bars above, so I wouldn't recommend this location to those who go to bed early.
Our trip to Austin was fantastic, and that was largely due to the location of Heather's place. The Lair was a great location to do many different things in Austin. We didn't rent a car. We walked and used Uber the entire week. Caution to those who like to go to bed early. Petes Piano Bar above the Lair is loud most nights, but that did not bother us. We actually went there on two separate nights. It was a lot of fun!
We actually did not get to meet Heather while we were there, but she made stay very easy and convenient. She was easy to work with and always very quick to respond to any questions I had while I was there.
Thanks again Heather!
Great location and Heather was actively checking in to make sure everything was as expected. Great experience booking with Heather!
Great location and clean place. Easy check-in. Fun stay!
Perfect! The Lair was exactly what I was looking for! Right in the center of everything you are walking distance to some of the best of Austin. It was clean, quieter than I expected base on past reviews, and spacious. Fit 5 girls in the apartment with ease. Heather made the entire process simple and was great about communication. Would definitely recommend!
This is a great place to stay to enjoy 6th Street in Austin. Heather is very considerate and very helpful with local information. I would recommend this as a place to go to relax... but I don't think anyone goes to 6th Street to relax.
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