You'll be staying in either mine or my roommate Meghan's bedroom. My room has a private bathroom connected to it, whereas Meghan's bathroom is in the hallway. We alternate rooms with each reservation we book. Whose ever room you'll be in, one of us will most likely be crashing out on the couch in the living room, so it's a pretty casual Airbnb situation. Just a heads up so you're not weirded out by one of us sleeping on the couch, ha.
Please not that while we will obviously sweep and clean before you arrive, we do not hire someone to professionally clean and we're living in the space.
You'll have full access to our kitchen where you're welcome to use our fridge, stove, cooking utensils, etc, living room (badass Ikea couch and TV w/Apple TV which we have accounts for HBO, Hulu and Netflix to), washer and dryer in unit right by the kitchen. Gated community with free visitor parking and a lovely pool.
Interaction with Guests
Meghan and I are usually in and out at home when we're not at work so we will be home, but never in your way! Since we are also usually staying there when you're there, it'll be pretty casual living situation, kind of as if you have roommates while staying with us. Happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. We can be reached in all forms: phone, email, text, Instagram, (website hidden), carrier pigeon...
Our lovely apartment is located just at the tail end of South Congress, super close to downtown. 10-15 minute walking distance to tons of great bars, restaurants and shops, like Uncommon Objects, Amy's Ice Cream, Homeslice Pizza, Continental Club, and South Congress Cafe. Feel free to ask for recs, esp in the eating and drinking dept because it's kiiind of what we do best.
We live right across from a cool convenience store called River City Mart, next to the CVS, and right by the grocery store HEB.
Cabs/Uber/Lyft are pretty cheap to downtown (we're a 5 minute drive) and the bus stop outside our complex runs along South Congress couple bus stops near us (that's about the extent of knowledge of buses we have).
Please help yourself to anything in our apartment. We want you to feel at home!
Our neighbors, for the most part, are older, so please be mindful when coming back late at night. And please no smoking!
I had a great stay at Thien-Y and Meghan's place. Their bright and surprisingly spacious apartment is in the most perfect location for wandering around Soco and they are super friendly and helpful hosts.
I'd hope to stay there again if I'm lucky enough to come back to Austin :)
Thanks so much for having me!! xx
Great place.. super nice, laid back girls
Great, friendly host!! Highly recommended.
Thien-Y's place was perfect -- very close off Congress so it was easy to get our Lyft drivers to/from the location. Also close to a CVS, which is kinda handy for any kind of travel situation.
She was of course super accomodating and friendly -- even walked around in the parking lot in the dark helping to navigate us to her apartment, since I'm terrible with directions.
The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and it was a great night's stay! Thanks so much!
Great place to stay and super nice hosts. Made me feel like it was my house from the first minute I got there. After walking around pretty much all of Austin, I'd say that the house is also in the perfect location - soco is awesome and everything else worth visiting is really close by. Thank you Meghan and Thien-Y!!
Unfortunately I don't have a very good review to leave here this time. I have used airbnb in the past several times and had been very pleased with the experience except for this time. I came to stay in Thien-Y and Meghan's place for 3 days while in Austin. I have to say everything in Austin was great except for the place I stay at. Both Thien-Y and Meghan were very nice and helpful however, the room and private bathroom were not clean. I didn't feel I could shower in that bath so I had to find cleaning supplies and clean it myself. Their bathroom looked like it had not been cleaned in months. I also had to find a swiffer and wipe off the floor of my room because it was very dusty. The bed was someway comfortable although too soft for my back. The bathroom was not private at all since both Meghan and Thien-Y ended up using the shower and the toilette because theirs was broken. I did feel ripped off this time for what I paid, 95 us a night for a dirty room and not so private bathroom. I did let Thien-Y about my unpleasant stay and she did apologize for it. I really hope they can make the changes necessary and hopefully commit to what they offer. The location was excellent and I was able to walk to SOCO area and downtown from there. Unfortunately I won't be staying at this place again.
Moved from Bethesda, MD, two years ago to the great state of Tejas. I work in PR for restaurants/bars in Austin, so I'm your go-to for any food/drink suggestions you might need! Some of my favorite travel destinations have been Melbourne, Buenos Aires and Tokyo.