Design Pad with Art in Every Corner

House - Private room · Mission Ridge, Austin, TX 78704, United States

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Welcome y'all! This listing is for the guest room of my home (double bed and shared bathroom). You will love staying in this beautiful Mid-Century House in historic Travis Heights. It is an oasis in the fun city of Austin and so close to all the fun spots that you should visit while you are in town. Tucked away in a quiet friendly neighborhood, this home is surrounded by Live Oak trees but only steps from the funky happenings on Congress Street..

Staying here you will be walking distance from fun spots such as Home Slice (the best pizza in Austin), Joe's Coffee (fantastic people watching), Hotel San Jose (one of my favorite spots for an evening glass of wine), Lucy in the Sky (you can never have too many costumes!), the Continental Club and more.

It is conveniently located close to downtown as well as East 6th St. (the Williamsburg of Austin) with all the cool new bars and restaurants. You can easily walk to Stacy Pool - the neighborhood outdoor pool (free and open year round, heated in the winter). The pool is located within Big Stacy Park which has beautiful walking path along Blunn Creek.

Built in the 1970s and recently renovated it is a blend of vintage design and modern comfort. The house is furnished with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture and art that I have collected over the years. Art installations and arrangements in unexpected spots will bring a smile to your face. It is a great spot for relaxing and unwinding with trees all around.

Perfect for food lovers, the kitchen is equipt with stainless steel appliances and everything you need to create an amazing meal: Cuisinart Food Processor, KitchenAid Mixer, great knives, and even an ice cream maker! You can have your meals al fresco on the deck under the trees to really appreciate this amazing spot.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
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Cancellation: Strict
  • I stayed with Melissa in Austin for SXSW - a busy time for Austin and a difficult time for visitors to find accommodation!
    The house was everything I had hoped - beautiful, calm, private and comfortable. Melissa was the perfect host. On the first night she invited me for dinner with her and a friend - so welcoming. She gave me some great tips for my trip and made me feel like a housemate rather than a guest (exactly what I wanted). She even provided teas and breakfast for me.
    The daily trip to the Convention Center (main spot for SXSW) was a bit of a walk but I enjoyed the stroll in the sunshine, walking past Jo's on South Congress to get a drink most mornings.
    Travis Heights is a peacful, residential area which allows guests to feel they are living as a local. Nearby SoCo is a great neighbourhood and Downtown isn't too far away.
    Definitely recommend!

    March 2014
  • Melissa's place made for a great, peaceful SXSW homebase. It was far enough away from the action downtown to be a good, quiet escape at the end of the day and close enough to not be inconvenient. The space is very clean and modern, with a great patio area to boot. Melissa was more than happy to help me out with great tips so I could sound like an Austin local too - definitely a nice stay!

    March 2013
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St. John's School, Tufts University, Rhode Island School of Design
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Melissa Borrell Design
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Designer from Austin, TX. Love the outdoors, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.
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