1 mile from city center/6th st.

Apartment - Private room · Baylor Street, Austin, TX 78703, United States

Great 1 bedroom in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in the historic Clarksville neighborhood. It is located near to the cities biggest outdoor art park called the Hope Outdoor gallery and is in within walking/biking distance of everything downtown.

Your host, Tyler
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Great 1 bedroom in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in the historic Clarksville neighborhood. It is located near to the cities biggest outdoor art park called the Hope Outdoor gallery and is in within walking/biking distance of everything downtown.

The Space

I have a great room for rent in a 2 bedroom, 1 loft, 1 bathroom apartment in the Clarksville neighborhood in Austin, TX. It is .8 miles from the Texas State Capitol building and 4 blocks from 6th st and Lamar st (at which intersection you will find the 80,000-square-foot Whole Foods flagship store). A perfect downtown location to access ACL and SXSW with the quickness. The amazing Hope Outdoor Gallery is a stones throw away where artists paint artwork on "walls" (a defunct building foundation) to promote art in the community. There is also a beautiful Victorian castle (built in 1870 and the former Texas military institute) at the top of these walls. On top of the walls of art is one of the best views of the Austin skyline.

There are air conditioning units in each room, Wi-Fi and plenty of street parking available (there is currently an off street parking spot you can have too). My place has full kitchen, living room area with a loft area above it. Room is private, has a queen sized bed with memory foam topper, is furnished and the apt has a washer and dryer as well. Walking/biking distance to almost anything in downtown Austin. There are city bike rental kiosks nearby. The house the apartment is in is quite old (built in 1928) and has character which I love. I mention age/character because if you are looking to rent a new apartment with perfect 90 degree angles in rooms this isn't the place for you. The apartment is located in the historic Clarksville area which includes a pharmacy, an old style diner fully equipped with a soda fountain (Nau's), Fresh Plus grocery Coop, Bistro, Cafe Medici, Cafe Zocalo and Galaxy. One block from bus lines, 24 hour gas stations, Castle Hill Fitness gym, House Park Bar-B-Q (70 years old), Thundercloud Subs, Bacon and other restaurants too (but none with as cool a name as Bacon).

It is extremely quiet here as it is set away from the street. In addition to my room there is a loft space available up the stairs in the living room (see photos) for up to 2 people to sleep comfortably (available only if you were to chose to rent the whole house). It is small but I have had friends stay up there for a week at a time and they have found it comfortable, just not super private.

Guest Access

Upstairs room with hardwood floors and closet. It is the biggest room in the house. Living room and kitchen area as well as laundry and bathroom. The backyard is open to sit on the steps or use it to get to the Hope Outdoor Gallery through the backyard.

Interaction with Guests

I enjoy being a proper host and offer Austin advice and knowledge to anyone staying here. Some guests want to interact, which I am happy to do, and some guest like to go it alone. I am not around much during the day and evening when I rent the apartment but I often sleep in the loft area above the living room when renting the apartment since it is an unused room and great for sleeping just not living in.

The Neighborhood

Historic, artistic, great landscaping, flora and fauna. Cafes and grocery stores are very close by. Bus stops, car2go and bike rentals are also in the neighborhood for transportation.

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Other Things to Note

Please do not lock the top deadbolt on the entry door as there is no key or keyhole for it and it will lock my roommate out. feel free to lock the bottom deadbolt but rest assured also that this is a very safe neighborhood.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1250 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My stay was very easy and convenient. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Tyler lives in an incredible location.

    June 2014
  • My time at Tyler's apt was my first experience with Airbnb, and I was traveling to Austin during a major event -SXSW- that would collapse the city's lodging options, so I was a bit afraid something could turn wrong.

    My fears proved unfounded. The apartment was just great --an awesome room, clean common areas and an almost unbeatable location (25-minute walk to the city downtown, with a public bicycle station, a 7-Eleven and a Whole Foods just a few blocks away). Tyler and his roommate were extremely easy going and helpful, giving me tips about Austin and the apartment since the very moment I booked the room.

    I would definitely recommend Tyler's place!

    March 2014
  • If just need a place to crush at night and don't care about amenities and facilities then this might be okay. Otherwise, I would say this place might shock you as it looks better than it actually is in reality

    February 2014
  • Tyler's place in Austin was just what we were looking for when we stayed there for 4 nights surrounding the F1 weekend. It's in a great location, about 15 minutes walk from the busy bits of town, was clean and we were made to feel very welcome.

    Tyler and his housemate were both very easy to get on with and we went out for food and drinks a couple of times while we were staying there. Over a few drinks plenty of local knowledge of where to go in town was taken in! Austin proved to be a fantastic place, and I hope to return at some point in the future!

    If you're looking for somewhere to stay without the steep hotel prices and some friendly hosts, then look no further!

    November 2013
  • We had a fabulous stay at Tyler's place in Austin. The apartment is in a great location (it was easy to walk most places we wanted to go) and it's also very comfortable and clean! Highly recommend

    October 2013
  • Our stay went smoothly. Any questions we had were answered quickly and it was easy to get to. There was street parking across the street and a few places near-by perfect for late night.

    October 2013
  • This is a great place to stay. Easy walking distance to the grocery store or anywhere else you would need to go. The guys were very easy going and made me feel right at home.

    September 2013
  • I had a very good stay at Tyler's place. Tyler is really down to earth and made sure I had everything I needed. Public transport to 6th street is within walking distance (10min), and you could even walk to 6th street yourself if you're up for it (25min). Kitchen was very good with good cooking equipment to make small or big meals. Dryer and washing machine work and Tyler keeps his room pretty clean. Queen size bed is comfortable.

    The only thing that could have been better was the airco in the room. The airco makes some noise so I turned it down while sleeping. It wasn't that much of a problem because the room stays cold long enough for me to fall asleep, but worth mentioning.

    All in all a very good experience and would recommend!

    September 2013
  • Tyler did a great job of communicating before, during and after our stay. The apartment was clean and everything was ready for us when we arrived. The bed was comfortable. It was a great place to stay!

    April 2013
  • Tyler's place was great for SXSW! His apartment was about a 20 minute walk from all the action on 6th Street. Very convenient. The neighbourhood was safe and there were some cool little cafes and bars near by. The shower worked well, a washing machine and dryer were available which I used twice with no issues and the bedroom I accommodated was very comfortable and clean. Also had access to wi-fi which I had no issue with what so ever (way quicker than Australian wi-fi actually).

    On top of all this Tyler made a real effort as host to give me some tips about the city and some ins and outs of the festival. Very much appreciated when travelling on your own.

    To summarise, perfect for what I was after for my week of SXSW. Thanks heaps Tyler.

    March 2013
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
I am a Marketing Specialist, Event Manager and a huge music lover. Originally from Madison, WI, I now live in Austin, TX and live in an amazing area in the downtown (Clarksville) area. I love to travel, catch live music and see new cities and wilderness areas. My life motto is "Know more about the world today than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others."
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