About This Listing
Lovely apartment with lots of amenities in charming 1907 house. Mere steps to terrific restaurants, bars, galleries, shopping, and all the best of Central East Austin. Also insanely close to Downtown/Convention Center, SXSW events, Capitol, and UT.
This fully equipped, eclectically decorated suite is part of my house, but it has its own bedroom, bath, small kitchen, and private entrance. It also has a Iot of light, wireless Internet, a brand-new flat-screen TV with lotsa cable, Bose MP3 player speaker, a king-sized bed, a full-sized fold-out couch for extra guests, a third futon for large groups, and a lovely screened-in porch with downtown views, fantastic for working on a laptop, reading, or playing. Gated (not covered) parking is included.
Kitchen is fully appointed with full oven/fridge/dishwasher, as well as toaster, microwave, coffee maker, French press, dishes, etc. Coffee, teas, and basic milk and breakfast products available. Bath towels and basics (including blow dryer) are provided.
*IMPORTANT for those with *severe* allergies to dog dander*: I live on the other side of the house with two dogs. The dogs don't stay in the guest apartment, but I have had one person (in 2+ years of renting) affected by their dander. So if you or someone in your party is extremely sensitive to dog dander, this is probably not the place for you.*
If you have special dietary needs (such as rice or soy milk for coffee/tea), please let me know ahead of time, and I'm glad to accommodate you.
Up to five bicycles of varying quality, along with helmets and locks, are available at no extra charge.
I live in the other part of the house and am happy to be as invisible or as helpful as you desire - I've lived in Austin forever and can give you all sorts of tips for most anything you want to do.
I'm trying to get basic written guides together, but feel free to ask in the meantime.
One more thing: Booking is first-come, first-serve. Regrettably, I cannot hold the space for you or show you the rental prior to booking.
I'm fine with moderate noise, small parties, and so on, but nothing too outrageous. Try not to break stuff. Clean up spills. That sort of thing. If possible, please text me if there are problems or issues.
NO SMOKING INSIDE. I do allow smoking on the porch.
I live in the other side of the house and have two large, friendly dogs, whom you don't have to encounter if you don't want to (we share the laundry room, which is on their way to their dog door, but if you want to do laundry without meeting them, you can let me know ahead of time, and I'll keep them inside my house). I can't guarantee you won't encounter dander in the laundry room, but I'll do my best.
From Mar 3 - 28, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
The weather was not too great when we were in Austin, so Cindy's place was the perfect place to kick back and relax. The tea and coffee she had provided were very welcome!
Everything you could possibly wish for in an airbnb place was provided.
The main bedroom has a massive comfy king size bed. And the sofa bed in the living room was also very comfortable.
The bathroom is very modern and has a great shower.
We only interacted with Cindy once, but she was on hand to help us if needs be throughout our short 2 day stay. Sadly, we didn't get to meet the dogs, as they must have been out when we were in.
The place itself is in a residential area about a half hour walk from downtown Austin. We had no problem in getting taxis when we needed them.
All in all, it was a great airbnb experience and a lovely place! Would definitely recommend wholeheartedly.
Cindy was a terrific host. She was easy to communicate with and her instructions were very detailed and clear. The house itself is beautiful with a lot of character and we were very comfortable there. She had everything we needed - comfortable bed, comfy futon, very clean usable bathroom, and a full kitchen with anything we needed. The screened in porch was also nice with all the bugs due to recent rains. The neighborhood is so charming with more laid back east side spots nearby; but it's also only a 25-40 walk into town depending on where you're going. Overall, just a great house in a great neighborhood with a great host.
perfect host. the apartment has everything you need and makes you immediately feel at home. nice part of town as well
Our stay was perfect. Cindy is a great host! She had a lot suggestions for our weekend which made our stay a very nice experience. The house was spacious enough for the four of us and the bed and mattress provided us a good night sleep. The kitchen is very well equipped, so perfect to prepare some breakfast.
Great place to stay! We had a conference at the convention center. If you have to work downtown, Cindy's place is CONVENIENT. There are many restaurants nearby. It was so nice to come back to a home everyday. Crossing my fingers Cindy's place will be available next time we come into town. Our Austin buddies came by to go out and they said they would refer her home, too!
Thank you, Andrea! I'm sorry I didn't get to my review in time! I hope this will appear somewhere on your page. You and your husband are great guests, so respectful of the space and nice about the city, amenities, all that. You tell anyone that I said you left space sparkling clean, never made a peep (that I could hear), and were nice and easy to talk to. Come back anytime!
Cindy's residence was an awesome place to stay at. Everything was as is in the description. The place was very accommodating and Cindy was very helpful if you needed anything. It was very clean and everything in the house was taken care of. I loved the gated parking and the screened porch. It was very nice to have a cup of coffee and relax in the morning. It's in a great location that is nice and quiet. The location is also very ideal, as you are very close to many restaurants on the east side and of course down the street from downtown. I'd highly recommend choosing this residence to stay in.
This host has 2 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Cindy
I've lived in Austin forever, and I love to be an ambassador for my chosen hometown. I'm a writer and editor. I have two big, rambunctious dogs whom I adore (and who will not be staying at the house during guest stays). My two passions since childhood have been rock music and journalism, and, with a few tweaks, that's what they still are. I dunno - I'm a liberal arts major who does and likes the things liberal arts majors do. I love delicious and adventurous food, books, great movies, design of all kinds, plants, and traveling, which I don't get to do enough of. I tend to enjoy big, cosmopolitan ciites like New York, Paris, and Rome or beautiful beaches in Mexico or high desert like Marfa and surroundings or northern New Mexico. I'm friendly and goofy. I'm sure you've stopped reading by now.
Food trailer with incredibly delicious beef and pork, as lovingly stoked as Franklin's, with a much shorter line.
The two owners know everything about wine, which is good, because you probably don't. They always have what you want.
Lots lots lots of beer, wine, and coffee on the cutting edge of something. Also small cafe with counter service. Did we mention the beer? In bottles, on tap, all of it. Veg/vegan/gluten-free friendly.
Pizza that hits the spot with light, thin crust and a bunch of yummy topping options. Long on efficient but friendly Austin personality. A neighborhood fave. They also deliver.
Tony's trailer is full of Jamaican goodness and good cheer - friendly and low-key, with the best jerk chicken you'll find.
Try to resist the wafts of deliciousness from their open grill. Comfort-food standards with a twist. Add a bottle from East Side Wines next door and dig in. Open Tue.-Sat., 5pm-10pm
Low-key, unpretentious, outdoor patio, full bar.
One of the first bistros to anticipate Eastside revitalization. Great classic "French light" food -- fresh, consistent, and satisfying wine and food in a warm, neighborly atmosphere.
NOT RECOMMENDED. See any Tex-Mex on East Fifth or Sixth (or MLK or Manor or even Texitas on the highway next to the bingo parlor). Just not here.
Best brisket on earth. Worth the wait.
Bona fide honky-tonk. Live music, dancing, boots, hats.
Old-school breakfast tacos in a fairly new location. What all breakfast tacos should be. Also good Tex-Mex (decidedly non-gourmet, no "twists," etc., which is a good thing).
10-minute bike ride
Bus: 20-minute ride plus 5-minute walk
5 minutes (not including parking) car