About this listing
Private apartment tucked away in historic lush West Austin neighborhood. Five minutes to downtown, close to lake, bike and hike trails and lots of great restaurants.
Free WiFi (U-verse fiber network, 300Mbps)
No Kitchen (but we provide a mini-frig and microwave)
6% state and 9% city hotel/motel tax is included in rental rate
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.
•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
We use a keypad coded lock. After we give you the code you can access the apartment at your convenience.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is attached to our home where we live and work. Therefore we are close by in the event you need/want us. Some guests prefer more privacy, some not. We try to provide the amount of interaction our guests desire.
Tarrytown is a 5-10 minute drive to everything that makes Austin such a great city. Central, quiet friendly tree-lined street. Lovely neighborhood park with swimming pool and tennis courts less than 1/2 mile away. Walk or ride to Lady Bird Lake Trail, nearby restaurants and nightspots. Bike path at end of street that connects to major bike routes.
City bus stops a few blocks away,with direct access to UT and downtown restaurants and bars. Bike lanes nearby as well. We also have bikes available.
•Capital Metro Bus Stop for MLK/Enfield Route 18 is 5 blocks away
•Capital Metro Bus Stop for Exposition Route 21 is 8 blocks away
•Capital Metro Bus Stop for Exposition Route 22 Chicon Route is 8 blocks away
•UT Shuttle Bus Stop for Late Austin Route 663 is 1 mile away
Other Things to Note
2 miles from the ACL festival in Zilker Park. Easy bike riding using bike lanes and hike and bike trails.
No smoking or partying. Family friendly. Children welcome with parents. No pets. We trust our Airbnb guests to be respectful and considerate :-)
About the Host, Susan
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!