3 Miles to Downtown Austin TX

House - Private room · Cedar Ridge Dr, Austin, TX 78741, United States

Located 3 miles from Downtown Austin, this is PERFECT for Austin City Limits / ACL and South by Southwest SXSW visitors.

Nearby bus stops quickly get you to the Convention Center (2.3 miles), downtown, 6th Street, Barton Springs and Zilker Park.

The Space

Located 3 miles from Downtown Austin, this is PERFECT for Austin City Limits / ACL and South by Southwest SXSW visitors. We're a couple of blocks (walking distance) to Emo's East.

There are nearby bus stops that get you to downtown, 6th Street, the Convention Center, Barton Springs and Zilker Park very quickly.

The master bedroom has been converted into a club / video game fantasy complete with all manner of accouterments from black lights to lasers. Well over a hundred games are set up for easy play. The premiere game setup is Rock Band with full gear including an ION drum kit on a movable drum riser. And there are more than 1600 songs included in its library ready to rock! There is *nothing* like this, anywhere.

Amenities: wireless Internet, a private fridge, private porch, private bathroom including double sinks, tub, and shower and more. The room has a futon for 2, so if you want to have more people than that, you need to bring your own air mattress!

Smoking is allowed on the upstairs balcony.

We also know the hidden fun stuff to do in Austin, so be sure to ask. We've been here since 1998 and we love our hidden away neighborhood! We will take care of you to your heart's content.

Guest Access

PlayStation 3, Small fridge, Master Bedroom, Master Bath with tub and shower and two sinks, and private balcony. There's WiFi and Netflix and Amazon Prime on the PlayStation 3 / projector.

Interaction with Guests

We tend to let you come and go as you please, but we can also tell you plenty of stories!

The Neighborhood

We're located on a cul-de-sac in a hidden away neighborhood. Quiet and no rushing traffic.

Getting around

There are nearby bus stops that get you to downtown, 6th Street, the Convention Center, Barton Springs and Zilker Park very quickly.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $59 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $679 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $49
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
  • Nice place, nice people, friendly and ready to help. Hope to get back soon or later.

    March 2014
  • This was so much fun!! If you like to play Rock Band, it is the ULTIMATE setup. The owners are the nicest people you'll ever meet. Don't hesitate to book this place.

    February 2014
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University of Texas, Austin Community College, Brazosport Community College, Brazosport High School
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I make video games. (website hidden)
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Howdy!! I've lived in Austin for over 20 years and I'm in love with it. The city is so full of life and vibrancy that I will never leave. From the universe's best movie theater, the Alamo Drafthouse, to the crazy nightlife you can only find with a local's advice, Austin is home to the most diverse set of cool things to do that I have ever heard of. You would have to have an army of people to even TRY to do all of the FREE things to do in town. It's that cool. My life's passions are music and video games. I've played in bands from country to metal and I've made video games from EA Sports to a flight simulator for the United States Air Force and all points in between. When I was a kid, I won the Texas State Defender Championship in 1982. The machine I won is still at the house and you can play it. Over my life, I have built a LOT of weird collections of things, most notably a ridiculous Star Wars collection. We donated it to a museum, and because of that, you can experience Rock Band as it should. Like your own club. I figure that anything worth doing is over doing. So, there you go. I also donated most of my old games to the local University of Texas Video Game Museum. If you're interested, you can go visit! Some of the goodies are still here and you can poke around in 'em. The games I worked on, weird stuff I've found from here and there, and an almost complete open set of vintage Star Wars figures including a Blue Snaggletooth and others are all displayed for you to check out. In my time here in Austin, I've tried a broad sampling of the many things it has to offer, and I can definitely help you find something to fit your tastes if you are open to the experience. Seeing live bands is one of my favorite things, but meeting new people is definitely right up there, too. I've worked in the game industry since '92, and I've taken a lot of visiting dignitaries and new Austinites around to get them acquainted with the Austin scene. I am told that I have a knack of helping people find something they are interested in experiencing. In fact, I take visitors to my companies around and show them a great time as often as possible... not JUST for them... but because I get to experience Austin fresh each time I get to hear them gasp in delight at a new Austin-only event or location. My family and I believe that our house is truly your house and we welcome visitors with open arms. We believe that we should treat others as we want to be treated, and we like to be as nice as possible. Can't wait to meet you! bjc
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