Simple and elegant SE Austin 2/1

House - Entire home/apt · Burleson Rd, Austin, TX 78741, United States
Your host, Sheila
15 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Come stay at a Mid-Century Modern inspired urban homestead conveniently located in South Austin just east of I35 and north of HWY 71(Ben White). 2 bedrooms sleep up to 4 people comfortably. Stay for a few nights or up to six months. The bedrooms are full of natural light and the view of trees from the windows. Each room has a closet and a dresser/drawers for storage. The bathroom is simple, small and clean with a tub and shower surrounded by white tile. There are shelves in the bathroom cabinet for storing personal toiletries. The kitchen is sufficient, stocked with enough tools to do some simple cooking. I am working on equipping the kitchen better, let me know if you have suggestions! You can do your laundry in the laundry room right outside of the front door.

Located in South Austin in between Oltorf and Hwy 71 on Burleson. It is a short drive to SoCo, SoLa, downtown, the airport and the Barton Creek Greenbelt. There are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores nearby. Hai Ky and 888Cafe are in walking distance. There are 4 grocery stores within 4 miles Central Market, HEB, Sprouts, Wheatsville and a Randall's. We have a great neighborhood liquor store and pool hall. Oat Willie's is also right up the street.

This location is really best suited to those with a car. I have had guests walk to the bus stops and not find it too inconvenient. There are 3 different bus routes within 1/4 mile of a walk. One takes you downtown in about 10 minutes, the other 2 take you across town - one of those goes up Oltorf and crosses South Congress, South First and South Lamar.

800 sq feet
Mid-Century Modern Style Duplex
2 bedrooms with Queen/Full Beds
2 twin air beds available for extra guests - must be registered
1 couch in living room
1 bathroom
Vinyl and Ceramic tile and wood floors
Central HVAC
Washer & Dryer
Wireless Internet
Equipped galley kitchen
Kitchen stocked with staples
Parking for up to 3 cars - carport and driveway, there is also street parking

I only clean with all natural, inert products. I make a cleaning spray with vinegar, soap and a drop of essential oils. I use homemade unscented laundry soap or use unscented 7th Gen. I use all natural hand soap from South Austin People and natural bug spray is available from Fleegle Farms (just ask).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $50 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $645 /week
Monthly Price: $1799 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My friends and I enjoyed staying at Sheila's place in Austin, which is conveniently located. Sheila was a very friendly and accommodating host and made our stay a pleasant one.

    March 2014
  • We loved our visit to Austin during the thanksgiving holiday and our stay at Sheila's place was very comfortable. She was very helpful in giving us tips on where to take our kids and had a list of places to visit. Her place was nice and clean and our kids had good fun. The neighborhood was also nice and safe. Plenty of stores close by for grocery shopping. Hope to visit sometime again.

    November 2013
  • Shelia was a wonderful host. The apartment was clean and well suited for our needs. We would gladly stay again next time we are in town.

    November 2013
  • Simple and clean. The location is very convenient, just minutes from Zilker Park, South Congress, etc. Appreciated the natural products stocked. No overhead lights in the main living area, so at night or on a rainy day it can feel dark. Central A/C worked great. Sheila was very hospitable.

    October 2013
  • We stayed at this place for ACL. The location could not have been better, minutes away from Zilker Park. It's such a home-like place. A true home away from home.

    Sheila is an amazing host and takes care of everything. I forgot my toothbrush and found spare ones in the bathroom for me and my other friends. The bedrooms are perfect and the beds are truly comfortable. We had everything we needed.

    I look very much forward to next year so I can hopefully stay with Sheila again, I truly apprecciate what she provides for her guests and would totally reccomend.

    October 2013
  • My husband and I stayed in Sheila's duplex apartment while looking for a permanent place to live in the city.

    Sheila was a great host! She really helped us out with advice about Austin neighborhoods, places to go, and things to consider during our move.

    The central location was very convenient with a car. The apartment was kept up pretty well and had everything we really needed while getting our feet in a new city.

    August 2013
  • Sheila was incredibly accommodating. Even though she wasn't feeling well, she helped us get into a room one of our party locked themselves out of! Very gracious! Had a wonderful time and the location was great!

    July 2013
  • Her place was perfect for us. She was an awesome hostess and we hope to stay there again!

    May 2013
  • Cozy and clean, this was the perfect place for two couples. And the fresh eggs were a great addition to our stay! Quick drive to downtown and close to the airport. The location is close enough to attractions while still being far enough away from the noise and hustle to be peaceful and comfy.

    May 2013
  • Sheila was very hospitable. The place was as advertised -- clean, comfortable and quiet. I would definitely stay there again and Sheila was very responsive to any questions.

    April 2013
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Airbnb host & Educator - is that spelled right?
Hi, I'm Sheila - I've been a long-time landlord (since 1998, actually) and I converted my duplex over to Airbnb in 2012. I've loved every minute of it! I have met some of the most interesting people - people just traveling through, people moving to Austin, people visiting as tourists, race fans, music fans, roller derby fans and players and wedding guests, you name it. I love providing visitors to Austin with a comfortable place to stay and some insiders information about traffic, getting around the city, avoiding tourist traps, and can't-miss Austin sites, sounds and eats. I run a non-profit afterschool program for my other job. And my other other job is mom to 2 lovely children, 16 and 9 years old. Welcome to Austin!!
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