ABOUT THE LOCATION:
Our townhome is in the heart of the Lakeshore master planned community also referred to as The Southshore District. We are less than 300 feet from Lady Bird Lake, next door to the Break Point at the Boardwalk Food Trailer Court. Kayaking and SUP's (stand up paddle boards) can be rented just 300 feet away and we can give you directions to a great little hidden sandy beach nearby that only locals know about.
Great location if you want to skip getting a rental car during your stay. We are in the Car2Go service area which makes getting around different parts of Austin extremely easy.
ABOUT THE ROOM:
Our guest room is always ready so can typically be available last minute. The guest room has a modern very comfortable queen sized platform bed with plenty of pillows. We also have an alarm clock/radio with Ipod dock, and outlets that charge usb devices. The guest room has a large closet with hangers. The large window overlooks the rear parking area that backs to a green wooded area & creek that leads to lady bird lake and has a partial view of the lake to the east.
If you decide to stay with us in our guest room you can expect fresh locally roasted coffee, and you can help yourself to anything in our fully stocked kitchen. We also have a GreenStar Juicer to make all sorts of fresh juices with.
ABOUT THE HOUSE:
Our unit is directly in front of the courtyard pool so it boasts a nice pool view. Downstairs we have a very open floor plan with stained concrete floors. Our kitchen is open to the living room with a pool view from the living room.
Our kitchen boasts a side by side refrigerator with water and ice, a professional european gas stove, stainless steel pans, Bosch dishwasher, and all the tools that a chef or a savvy cook could need.
Upstairs we have a full size high efficiency Bosch washer and dryer that have an awesome 20 minute cycle to quickly get those clothes clean.
Upstairs we have a large shared bathroom with bathtub. Hot water here is endless thanks to 2 large gas boilers in the community.
Emo's East and Buzz Mill 24 hour coffee, beer, & music bar are on our street visible from our complex and just a couple minutes walk.
For restaurant's you can walk to Taco More, Arandina's, Draft Pick Bar & Restaurant, Mariscos Seafood, Baby Acapulcos, El Taquito. Break Point at the Boardwalk Food Trailer Court includes such trailers as Garbo's Lobster Roll, Oyama Taco's, Fortune Snow Cups, BBQ Trailer, Wright Bro's soft serve ice cream and more. We are also close to the H.E.B. Grocery store and directly across from Hosteling International Hostel.
We are east of Congress Avenue along Lady Bird Lake so one of our best features is watching the famous Congress Avenue Bridge bat colony fly directly overhead every evening. The bats become active in mid-March but become ever more active the hotter it gets here, so enjoy the cool breeze from the lake and watch the bats fly over head.
Swimming Pool 8 feet deep with charcoal grill
Apple Airplay for wireless music to our stereo downstairs
Stream Pandora or Itunes on our wireless network
Nintendo Wii with Wii Fit
Bosch Washer and Dryer with detergent (large units with a 20 minute quick cycle)
Fully stocked gourmet kitchen
Fresh locally roasted coffee
Plenty of parking
Super close to downtown
Tons of pillows, towels, sheet sets, blankets (more than anyone needs)
2 Bikes available for use.
Walk to Paddle Zen and rent a stand up paddle board
Walk to Rocket Electrics to rent a hybrid electric bike
Bus: 1 way is $1.00, all day pass $2.00. You can take a 7 minute bus ride on the number 7, 20, or 100 to congress and riverside. These busses run every few minutes and the bus stop is just a couple minutes walk from our townhouse.
Best though about the bus is that you can take the bus from the airport to our house. Just one bus, just $1.00.
Cab: To 6th Street and Congress is about $7.00 dollars depending on who you call. We usually like Austin Cab.
Bike: Use one of our bikes and be just about anywhere downtown in less than 15 minutes.
Walk: We're right along the lake so just walk along the lake to downtown.
Steven and Victor were fantastic hosts for the entire month that I lived in with them. I was on a rotation for school and they were super accommodating to anything that I needed. The space was clean and they were very understanding when I had to get up and leave everyday at 5 am. They even went out of their way on many occasions to invite me to have dinner with them at the house. Victor is a fantastic cook!! I will definitely stay with them again in the future while visiting ATX!
Steven accepted my request within 5 minutes of sending it. He was quite helpful and has a great place. Very clean, comfortable and great location.
This would be my go-to place for Austin. Highly recommended.
Steven and Viktor were amazing hosts - very welcoming and accommodating. The room was beautiful, spacious and clean. They live in a beautiful community that is very close to everything in Austin. They even provide bikes for use - sadly we didn't have time to use them!
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them and would recommend their place to anyone without hesitation.
Could not have asked for a better host or locale for our 6 day trip. Nice private room. Lots of tips for enjoying our first time in Austin. Saved us a ton of $ on renting a car. Decided to forego car rental for first few days because they let us use their bicycles to ride all over town, and they live in such a great place most anything we wanted to see was within bike riding distance, and a beautiful ride taboot. We rented a car for the weekend only for a $9.99/day rate, a deal Steven told us about. They gave us a guide for enjoying vegan food in Austin. Told us about the best place EVER to eat, Casa De Luz! Austin/TX guides and mags on the nightstand. Directed us to a few great choices for day trips and we chose one and were delighted. Thoughtful. Helpful. Friendly. We will be back. Thanks guys!!! You Rock!
My friend and I just came for the weekend, Steven was extremely nice and hospitable! Room was perfect for us, would def stay with them again the next time I go!
This is my first time every doing (website hidden) boyfriend and I decided to just give it a shot! I honestly didnt know much about it but I gave it a try. I would imagine it to be awkward but Steven and Victor were so welcoming. Steven responded within 24 hours and everything was smooth sailing. We told them our eta and Victor greeted us with a big old smile. He is such a lovely and friendly person. Right away he gave us a tour and answered all of our questions and even gave us suggestions on what to do. He took his time to show us where to go on his (website hidden) maps. He is honestly the cutest thing ever! The place is nice and not to mention SUPER clean. The bedroom we stayed put was really clean and the bed was comfortable, it was hard for us to get out in the morning. Each morning Victor/Steven would great us and help us with suggestions on what to do. They even let us use their bikes which there is a lake trail literally right behind their apartment. It is also really close to downtown. They are honestly very friendly and southern hospitality sums up our whole trip. We were sad we could not say goodbye to them. They are very laidback! It was a great experience!
Great place, great hosts. Awesome location lots of food in the area, right by the water, comfortable bed, hot shower... Definitely would stay again
Arrived fairly late after driving from Albuquerque but still wanted to see the night life (on a Monday unfortunately). Steven suggested Rainey Street which had tons of bars open until 2AM and also some live music. The overall stay was excellent and definitely plan to return for a longer stay in the future.
My boyfriend James and I stayed with Steven and Victor in their Austin home for nine days. The apartment is warm, clean, well-designed and full of modern appliances. It is centrally located in an up and coming neighbourhood, easy walking distance to plenty of great restaurants. We borrowed the bikes and spent our first day riding around the lake, which was lovely. Our hosts really went out of their way to make us feel at home. They even invited us to their thanksgiving lunch, for which we are very grateful. James and I had an amazing time in Austin, and couldn't have picked a better place to stay.
Stayed here for ACL with a few friends. Good location close to downtown and the place is great. Would stay again.