About This Listing
This house really is 10 minutes from everything - the airport, downtown, east Austin, Zilker, and South Congress. If you want to retreat away from the crowds at night and don't want to get lost during the day this is the spot for you.
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
2 bedrooms with Queen/Full Beds
2 twin air beds available for extra guests - must be registered
1 couch in living room
Vinyl and Ceramic tile and wood floors
Washer & Dryer
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).
As the host of ATx BnB, I want to make your experience as pleasant and trouble-free as possible. Here are some things I expect of each guest:
- no smoking inside
- no unregistered guests
- no heavy scents used in the bedrooms or the laundry
This is one of our favorite places to stay in Austin. I believe we've stayed there 3 or 4 years in a row. Sheila is sweet and accommodating and we love staying here. Check-in is a breeze, communication is great and the neighborhood has easy access to the highway and is located near many of the places we go to in Austin.
We always have a great experience and would absolutely stay again next time. Great AirBnB experience, Thanks!
Sheila's place was great. It is clean, comfortable and convenient. I would definitely recommend her home to anyone looking to stay in a nice quiet neighborhood thats only about 10 min away from DT Austin. She was very responsive to our needs and was always easy to communicate with. Thanks Sheila :)
Location is great and Sheila was a very accommodating host. However, I was disappointed the apt doesn't look like the photos at all. All of the things that make it look cozy are gone like curtains and rods, things on walls, plants, some change in furniture and soft furnishings, etc...so it looks very diff than what I booked. It wouldn't have been such a big deal if I was just there for 2 nights but I was there for 11 days with my family and I carefully chose a place that looked like a cozy home. That's not what we got. I would def recommend if you are just using as a crash pad and are not looking for any frills as again, it's a great location to get anywhere in Austin.
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.
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.
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.
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About the Host, Sheila
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 insider's 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 11 years old. Welcome to Austin!!