About this listing
Cozy, private, and short drive to downtown
The house does not have a lot of curb appeal, but the inside and private back year yard are impressive. The house is 15 years old. There some cracks in the driveway and the bathtub has some scratches. But overall it is in good shape. It is very private and cozy. .
Licensed by the City of Austin as a Short Term Rental Owner/Operator. See my permit as a photo.
WIFI Internet: Fiber (10 Mbps download / 5 Mbps Upload)
NO Cable TV. Local Channels only. Living Room & Master TVs have smart apps you can you play your Netflix, Prime, Hulu etc.
Master Bedroom queen size bed. Also, a private bath and separate upper deck. 55" TV
2nd Bedroom has a queen size bed. 36" TV
3rd Bedroom, also used as a home office, has a queen size bed & 24" TV.
Two 96" couches in the living room can sleep people under 6'2" for persons #7 & #8
Two 4" thick sleeping mats for persons #9 & 10, better suited for children.
- Rates may be higher during Music Festivals, COTA, and other events. 4 night minimum for SxSW.
- Pets - Negotiable.
There are no keys, there are digital locks on the doors. You will have the entire house and backyard yourself. Very private. I stay with friends in north Austin.
Interaction with guests
I rarely meet my guests. However, I know every inch of Austin, and I can match any guests interests with something to do here. I'd even show you around town if you like. When this house is rented, I stay in North Austin.
My street and neighborhood are quiet and safe. Restaurants & Shopping are a mile away, bit of a hike. Texas is a border state, you'll hear Spanish spoken.
3.6 miles to 6th street (Downtown) (Taxi $12-$15, Bus $1)
3.8 miles to Auditorium Shores
5.0 miles to Zilker Park/ACL Fest
5.0 miles to Univ. of Texas (shuttles every 10 minutes)
10.2 miles to Circuit of the America's Track
Uber & Lyft don't operate here. Mayor Adler ran them out of town. FARE & GetMe offer similar services.
Austin is a Car2go city, but the house is 1/4 mile out of range.
House is serviced by 4 bus routes. See CapMetro:
The bus stops are 1/3 mile (7 minute) walk down to Wickersham@Oltorf
#20 to/from downtown (6 am - 11 pm everyday)
#483 to/from downtown (12 am- 3 am, every night except Sundays)
#411 to/from downtown (8 pm - 3 am Thur-Sat, Sept - May)
#331 to/from SOCO & Lamar Blvd.
#100 to/from Airport (stop Riverside@Wickersham .9 miles away)
Other things to note
Early check-in and/or late check-out can usually be accommodated if requested.
I require all contact information be posted and verified on their account before I will accept a reservation.
Please trust the total that Airbnb calculates.
All taxes are included (I pay them). There are no hidden costs.
(website hidden) of Austin Code allows for no more than 6 unrelated adults to occupy a home. The renter of the home is obligated to enforce compliance. The city employs Code Compliance Officers who may approach a home and ask permission to enter the home for inspection. If this unlikely event should occur, the homeowner suggests, to the renter, that they deny the request to enter the home, as is protected under the U.S. Constitution.
2.A House Manual kept o the kitchen counter. The renter is obligated to read and understand it when they arrive. It contains additional, minor, items not listed here.
3.Hot Tub - Keep the cover down when not in use. Don't spill drinks. I provide covered cups.
4.Use of the SunSetter awning on the deck is permitted only if there is no chance of rain and winds are less than 20 mph. Do not use as a rain shield. Close it when nobody is occupying the back desk.
5. No smoking in the house.
6.Keep noise and music low after 10 pm. My neighbors are teachers.
7.Abide by all city, county, state and federal laws.
8.Only typical residential home use is permitted. This house is not a party venue.
Again, more minor rules are listed in the House Manual you may read upon arrival.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
44 year old. IT Professional. I find myself single at the moment and so I have a nice house to myself. I love my life in Austin, but love to travel also. I've had great luck with Airbnb both as renter and renting out my own home. People have been respectful of my home, as I have others.