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East Side Beehive

Tiny house hosted by Kerthy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Clean, Zen modern backyard cottage, easy access to SXSW, convention center, great dining, and public transportation. Gorgeous, peaceful space, close to the action but perfect for rest and recharging. Easy access to SXSW, ACL, F1 and all festivals.

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Enjoy this clean, modern cottage nestled in a cozy but convenient Central East Austin neighborhood. Inspired by Japanese teahouses, this backyard cottage provides easy access to SXSW venues, ACL Fest, downtown, great restaurants, and public transportation while offering a peaceful retreat for resting and recharging.

Gorgeous light, vaulted ceilings, and an open floor plan make this unique 1 BR/1BA feel spacious, calm, and inviting. The Beehive features a full kitchen, roomy indoor and outdoor showers, a lovely work space, all-new furnishings and fixtures and a queen bed as well as a double foldout couch.

(Please note: there is no tv or cable - the better to recharge. Since I work in tv, I find it encourages me to play records on the record player instead.)

The Beehive is an easy bike ride to downtown and UT. And there are great tacos, sandwiches, BBQ and coffee nearby. The train and bus lines are all handy.

Blow dryer, iron and ironing board, washer and dryer are all included as well.

If you want to see a great photo spread on the Beehive, do a search for the magazine Tribeza and "downsizing". They did a nice article on the place and you can see more pics.

Other things to note
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOOD

Mi Madres on Manor Road -- best breakfast - get the migas or ranchero plate, the café de olla or horchata. The margaritas are delicious and they have an excellent happy hour at night as well as dinner.

Counter Cafe - E. 6th St - farm-to-table meets diner - with none of the pretension and all of the sass that Austin is known for. Breakfast here will make your day.

ADP sandwiches on MLK Road – fantastic, innovative quick food with outdoor seating only. So good.

Juiceland on MLK Road – unique, freshly made juice combos and smoothies. They rock.

Hoover’s Cooking on Manor Road – excellent southern-style food -- very meaty and amazing.

Sam’s BBQ – on 12th street – Love a dive bar? Try this great old-school Texas BBQ joint. Sam’s was Stevie Ray Vaughan’s favorite. Experience an authentic Austin tradition without the American Express hoo-ha of Franklin’s. Look for the signed Elton John photo!

Sholz’s Beer Garden – an old Austin favorite, from the days when polka influenced conjunto. Now a great place to drink pints, eat brats and watch UT football under shady trees.

Mr. Natural – excellent vegetarian Mexican food – fresh, vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Quick buffet-style food all day until 7pm. A true Austin gem.

Quickie Pickie – great casual food and grocery store with outdoor seating.

Mi Tradicion Panaderia - If you don’t mind a drive, this little bit of modern Mexico is in a strip mall on William Cannon Road. They have great fresh food with homemade gorditas, tortillas and Mexican-style pastries.

Snow’s BBQ - this is a quick day trip to Lexington, Texas for some of the best BBQ around. Tootsie’s no-frills operation (Texas Monthly calls her the best female pit master in Texas history!) sells out by 9am so get there early and be prepared to hang out with her other devotees.

Any of the Kerbey Lanes or Magnolia Cafés – excellent 24-hour food for late night noshing. Schoolhouse Pub right up the street has excellent food until 12midnight every night.

A few blocks away, the Butterfly bar in the garden at the Vortex Theater is a lovely place. Patrizi’s Italian food truck serves delicious fresh food and a full bar serves craft cocktails and you can sit around fires on cool nights.

El Meson Cocina Mexicana - excellent interior creations - some say their fave Mex food in Austin - with outdoor space. Give us a review!

Wholly Burger - slow, fast food. Situated in an old convenience store in South Austin. Organic Texas beef, served on buns - gluten-free, lettuce wraps or portabella mushrooms - delicious hand-cut sweet potato or regular fries and homemade onion rings. When you make a trek to End of an Ear records, come here!



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FINE DINING

Rosewood - a new favorite - they butcher all their locally sourced meat and have seafood flown in every day from the coast. Fantastic food and service. Say a quiet prayer for the Rosewood massacre in 1923 that happened in Florida and give thanks for the new world we are creating together.

Dai Due on Manor Road – fancy meat market and reserved seating dinners, casual locally sourced breakfast and lunch. Might feel a little “too-Williamsburg” for some, but it has made itself part of our neighborhood.

Hillside Farmacy – great, fine dining right nearby. Casual, outdoor seating with wonderful cocktails and solid locavore food. My go-to.

La Contesa - downtown - excellent high end Mexican food and incredible cocktails. Feels a bit LA but when you want to be fancy AF, this is the spot to splurge.

Ah Den Sing - somewhere between fine dining and raucous bar. Outdoor seating in back. Excellent food, sometimes live music, and great people watching. Located in the heart of the E. 6th St bar district.


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BARS

Techo Mescalario and Tequila bar – upstairs from Mi Madre’s through Schoolhouse Pub, is a tiny little jewel of a bar – romantic and cozy. A hideaway where you can taste every mescal and tequila you’ve ever wanted to try.

Skylark Lounge – great dive bar with local blues musicians who keep the East Side tradition alive and well. Giant outdoor backyard. Try happy hour every Thurs/Friday from 6-8pm with the legendary Margaret Wright.

Hotel Vegas - fun, local bands, an outside area to chill and a great Austin, alternative vibe. When you want to rock out and be a local.

The Cactus Cafe - located on the corner of the UT STUDENT CENTER - this treasure is the favorite listening room of many a fan and performer. Name a legend, and they've probably played here. I once saw Exene Cervenka and Lydia Lunch read poetry together here.

The Wheel – relaxed bar in the neighborhood with a bicycle theme and elegant whiskey cocktails. Outdoor seating.

The Carousel Lounge – yes, a circus-themed bar circa 1964 with live music. Words fail when trying to describe how beloved this dive bar is to locals.

Cheer Up Charlies – a super, fun place that is gay friendly and often has live bands. Once home to a dearly departed lesbian bar called Chances (see the old sign on the back porch of the main house) - home of the Punk Rock Prom!

Small Victories – Want a secret, quiet place to have a gorgeous cocktail? It’s in a parking garage downtown. Very little signage. 108 E. 7th Street between Congress Ave and Brazos St. It can get VERY crowded in peak hours - go at off times.

Not a bar but a venue - if you can get tickets to anything at Austin City Limits, do it. They have moved to a new studio space downtown but the curation is still solid and the sound perfect.

If you want to visit the bars on the East Side, there are lots of food trucks and places to drink on East 6th Street. Weather Up (1808 E Cesar Chavez St) is a great option with charming outdoor seating and xmas lights. The taco stand at Onion and E. 6th street is excellent with homemade tortillas.


COFFEE

Cuvée Coffee on E. 6th St is probably the best coffee I've ever had. Not snobby. Just particular.

Bennu Coffee on Martin Luther King Road - its closeness to the house is its greatest asset. And you can print something out if you need to.

Thunderbird Coffee on Manor Rd - delicious, easy, local fave. Where the college kids study.



ACTIVITIES

Barton Springs - the crown jewel of Austin. A gorgeous, enormous spring-fed pool that is crisp and clear as a summer day. When it's hot as hell or you're enduring a hangover, the Springs will cure you. In the summer, go after 9pm and it’s free. Night swimming, oh yes.

Deep Eddy pool - also spring-fed but looks like a regular pool. Sit under the trees and feel the local vibe. Right next door is a great bar with pool tables and an open-air burger place - Deep Eddy Cabaret and Pool Burger.

Yoga – Practice Yoga has donation-based classes all day at convenient times – 1103 E. 6th Street. East Side Yoga is a great local favorite - full of heart and sweetness. 11th Street Yoga is also wonderful.

East Side Pedal Pushers – for bike rentals, 1414 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

Austin record stores - you can spend days in the great shops that specialize in vintage and new vinyl. My faves are End of An Ear and Waterloo records but google the list that Time Out did for Best Austin Record stores for a place that suits you.

Thrift Stores and Vintage - this town is a vintage mecca- we love Room Service, Blue Velvet and New Bohemia. For hard core thrifters, Thrift Town on Manchaca, and Goodwill Blue Hangar (clothes by the pound) offer incredible foraging.

The Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata - 1808 Singleton Ave – tiny, weird house museum.

Austin Toy Museum – fun spot to geek out on retro toys, action figures, and console video games. 1108 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Rude Mechanicals - the company that created the acclaimed stage version of “Lipstick Traces” an alternative look at DaDa, punk and hidden histories. If they have a show, it’s not to be missed.

Besides the East Side, other fun neighborhoods are the Allandale and North Loop areas for vintage shopping and food. South 1st street and South Congress aka SoCo have great record stores, vintage, food and bars. Explore and have fun!
Clean, Zen modern backyard cottage, easy access to SXSW, convention center, great dining, and public transportation. Gorgeous, peaceful space, close to the action but perfect for rest and recharging. Easy access to SXSW, ACL, F1 and all festivals.

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Enjoy this clean, modern cottage nestled in a cozy but convenient Central East Austin neighborhood. Inspired by Japanese teahouses, this ba…
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The neighborhood is charming, and funky, safe and lovely.

If you aren't used to eclectic and diverse places, this is not for you. None of our guests have ever had any safety issues. I've lived here since 1995 and dearly love this little oasis. We support the right of all people to be healthy and happy. As Woody Guthrie wrote on his guitar, "This machine kills fascists."
The neighborhood is charming, and funky, safe and lovely.

If you aren't used to eclectic and diverse places, this is not for you. None of our guests have ever had any safety issues. I've lived here…

Hosted by Kerthy

Joined in February 2012
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I'm an Austin-Brooklyn filmmaker and television producer who can be found biking to the Farmer's Market or to rock shows at Cheer Up Charlie's or BAM. I love seeing live music, eating great food and having dinner parties with friends. I'm lucky enough to have been in Austin for college in the early 90's and spend my time at the Beehive for part of the year when I'm not working in New York.
I'm an Austin-Brooklyn filmmaker and television producer who can be found biking to the Farmer's Market or to rock shows at Cheer Up Charlie's or BAM. I love seeing live music, eat…
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