Tarrytown Apt - 3 miles West of DT!

House - Entire home/apt · Raleigh Ave, Austin, TX 78703, United States
Your host, Susan
106 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Entire 400 sq ft apartment in desirable Tarrytown (1940s) neighborhood.

We are licensed by the City of Austin to operate a Short Term Rental.

Three miles from the ACL festival in Zilker Park. Easy bike riding using bike lanes and hike and bike trails.

Owners live and work on premises and are available to meet you for check in and to assist you throughout your visit.

Apartment has living room, bedroom and bath.

Private entrance

Free WiFi (U-verse fiber network, 300Mbps)

No Kitchen (but we provide a mini-frig and microwave)

For your convenience, we provide a Nespresso espresso machine and a variety of Nespresso capsules, tea, tourist maps, books about what to see, do, and where to eat in Austin…

Cable TV (AT&T U-verse TV U200 with DVR and HBO)

We provide ironing board, iron, blow dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap, linens, towels - everything you expect from a commercial hotel/motel.

Spacious private bedroom with queen sized bed, large closet, and bureau

Private slate bathroom with shower (two shower heads) and Japanese style tub

High quality overfilled ultra soft microplush mattress pads, high quality pillows, and 800-thread count sateen pima cotton sheets/pillowcases for all bed

Blackout curtains in both bedroom and living room, so you can sleep in if you want :-)

Living room sofa is a queen size sofa bed made by American Leather for Crate and Barrel (manufactured in the USA). Solid platform provides even support with no bars, no springs, and no sagging, five inches of plush high density foam

Private living room with above mentioned sofa and desk/executive chair

Home in front of connected apartment is occupied by married couple with two teens and one small dog (Yorkie mix).


Use of washer/dryer negotiable.

Quiet, residential street in safe neighborhood.

Please note, Susan's parents stay in apartment from Dec-Feb, so you will see no AirBnB reviews for that time period.


Within walking/biking distance to public golf course, public boat landing on Lake Austin, several parks, stores, grocery stores, restaurants, bus stop within 4 blocks.

•Capitol Metro Bus Stop for MLK/Enfield Route 18 is 5 blocks away
•Capitol Metro Bus Stop for Exposition/Chicon Routes 21 and 22 is 8 blocks away
•UT Shuttle Bus Stop for Lake Austin Route is 1 mile away

Pleasant walk:
•Hula Hut restaurant and Mozart’s coffee shop and ice cream with deck overlooking Lake Austin at Oyster Landing boat launch and docks (6 blocks);
•Lion’s municipal golf course (9 blocks)

Easy bike ride with bike lanes (approximate distances):
•Maudies Mexican restaurant / Randalls grocery store (1 mile)
•Town Lake Hike and Bike trail, Deep Eddy natural spring fed swimming pool / hike and bike trail at Town Lake (aka Lady Bird Johnson Lake) / Daily Juice organic smoothies / Magnolia Café / Mangia’s Pizza / Thundercloud Sub sandwiches (1 ½ miles)

Longer Walk, Bike, or Bus Ride:
•Barton Springs natural spring fed swimming pool/ Zilker Park, site of Austin City Limits music festival/ restaurant row on Barton Springs Road, including Shady Grove, Chuy’s, and Green Mesquite / Zachary Scott Theatre (2 miles)
•Laguna Gloria art museum, historic building and Mayfield park (1.7 miles)
•Whole Foods International Headquarters flagship grocery store extravaganza with in-store restaurants, gelato, etc., shopping at Lamar and 6th St. (2 miles)
•Long Performance and Event Center and Auditorium Shores / Threadgills restaurant and music venue (2 ½ miles)
•Heart of downtown, site of SXSW (3 miles)
•Capitol building (3 ½ miles)
•SoCo restaurants and shopping district (4 miles)

Slightly more complicated bike ride (approximate distances):

•Pease Park (1 ½ miles), includes bike trail to Clarksville and to bike trail to Whole Foods international headquarters and Town Lake (Ladybird) hike and bike trail, etc.
•Clarksville central: grocery store, Nau’s Enfield Drug Store (with soda fountain), Café Medici coffee shop and restaurants, including, Ciappalino, Galaxy Café, Jeffrey’s French restaurant (1 ½ miles)
•University of Texas at Austin campus student center, main building (tower) and main drag (2 ½ miles)
•University of Texas football stadium / performance centers / Blanton art museum / Bob Bullock State History Museum and IMAX theatre / Natural Science Museum (3 miles)
•Univ. of Texas baseball and softball stadiums (3 ½ miles)
•Mount Bonnell scenic overlook, park and then 100 steps up to highest point in City of Austin (2.4 miles)

Upon request we can provide a high quality Insta-Bed Raised Air Bed with Never Flat™ technology, able to maintain it's pressure throughout the night, (auto-engaging, whisper quiet pump that maintains constant air pressure throughout the night for an undisturbed, continuous night's rest that is never flat), 35 circular coils create a comfortable sleeping surface while vertical and horizontal reinforcements allow bed to maintain shape

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My wife and I had a wonderful time in Austin with our AirBnB host. We felt comfortable, very important to me during travel. We had easy communication with host and hope to stay with them again when we visit Austin in the future. A great location with quick connection to downtown Austin. The room and amenities were exactly as described. Every positive thing that other reviewers have offered must be true because we had a great experience.

    July 2014
    Response from Susan:

    Are you kidding, you went above and beyond in your neatness :-)

    July 2014
  • Our first airbnb adventure. First of many to come. Susan and Anthony were great to answer any questions.....most before we asked. Great place to stay, so much better than a hotel IMO. Neighborhood is charming and so close to the lake and eats and what's happening. We acted like introverts and S&A "let us be". Had we wanted interaction I know they would've obliged as well. Yes....I know these things. Spotted bikes in the yard that I will hope to ride to the river next time. This was such fun to stay in Austin and have our kids come to "our place" for a change. Thanks for a great experience in a beautiful place.

    July 2014
    Response from Susan:

    Hi Susan,
    We seriously appreciate guest feedback. So, thank you for the suggestion regarding breakfast muffins! You know, I'm always looking for an excuse to go the bakery at Whole Foods or Upper Crust or Mozarts or ..... :-)

    July 2014
  • This was my second stay at this apartment, and I can't imagine a better place for a short visit!! It is a beautiful space in an ideal location, with all of the amenities one could want. Everything is beautifully thought out and Susan is very accommodating and helpful if you need anything!

    July 2014
  • Staying at this Tarrytown Apt. was terrific! Wonderful setting, lovely interior, with all the comforts of home. Susan, the host, was so very accommodating and helpful. Would love to stay here again!

    July 2014
  • This was our first experience using Airbnb and it was much better then expected.

    June 2014
  • Susan, as others have said prior, was great at communicating. The check in process was a breeze. The apartment is as pictured and extremely clean. Already have recommended Susan's place to several friends who will be visiting Austin. The neighborhood is gorgeous. Highly recommended

    June 2014
  • This was my first Airbnb experience and I could not have asked for a better one. The little apartment in the back of the house was very clean and had everything I needed - AC, internet, cable and a comfy bed. I really liked the decor inside as well - from the quilted bedspread to the beautiful painting above the bed. There are lots of window to let in the light (which I loved), and also some heavy duty curtains to block out the light (which my boyfriend loved because he was working at night and had to sleep during the day).

    I also really liked the location. The apartment is situated in a quiet neighborhood 3 miles from downtown Austin and a short walk to the Colorado River. There are restaurants within walking distance down by the water.

    Susan was a wonderful and courteous host. She was patient and helpful while I was trying to figure out how to set up my Airbnb account to book the place. When I had questions she was prompt in communicating with me. She even made sure I was aware of a storm warning that was in effect while I was staying there. As a host, I felt like Susan thought of everything a guest would need. There were ear plugs by the bed, water bottles in the fridge, a list of restaurant recommendations in the area, magazines, and a Nespresso machine (heck yeah!!!). There is also an awesome tub in the bathroom, which I didn't end up using this time around, but would if I stay there again.

    I'm so glad we stayed here instead of a hotel. If I am ever back in Austin I would definitely stay here again!

    June 2014
  • We have spent four nights in this wonderful place being hosted by Anthony & Susan, who were extremely attentive and close to ideal hosts. The apartment has very nice modern design we prefer, with lots of windows. Absolutely our top place by now with AirBnB. We will definitively return for our trips to Austin.

    June 2014
  • My second time staying in the Tarrytown Apt - and it was just as exceptional as the first time! Extra water bottles in the fridge were a nice touch, as it was summer in Austin. Susan was a wonderful hostess, as always.

    June 2014
  • This apartment is exactly as it looks -- charming, comfortable, and serene. It's perfect for two people or a small family. It's also very thoughtfully put together and decorated. I jogged every morning around the neighborhood and that was a real treat getting to see the Austin style in all its architectural and landscaping permutations. It's easy to find and easy to get around, but also a nice retreat after a long day. The owners are wonderfully helpful and responsive. What a incredible welcoming experience in Austin! Thank you so much Susan and Anthony!

    June 2014
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Iowa State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering
Law Office of Anthony England
Hello everyone, thank you for checking out my listing. I am a married mother of two wonderful teens (a boy and a girl). My husband is an intellectual property attorney. We both work out of our home most of the time and, therefore, are nearly always available to our guests. We enjoy hosting AirBnB travelers. We've also stayed in AirBnB rentals a number of times both in the U.S. and in Europe and love it!
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