About This Listing
700 sqft. converted studio on large gated private yard, shaded by old pecan trees. Feel part of South Austin, 2 blocks from famous South 1st St. Mexican restaurants and short walk to SOCO. Ride the bus to Zilker Park and 6th street (5 minutes).
Large converted studio/apartment on large gated private yard, shaded by old pecan trees. Open kitchen, bathroom, large living area and raised bedroom area. Central A/C, HDTV, washer/dryer, furnished with wood floors. Feel part of South Austin, 2 blocks from famous South 1st St. Mexican restaurants and downtown buses. Ride the bus to Zilker Park and 6th street (5 minutes). Bike or walk over to SoCo and enjoy the restaurants and antique shops.
You can expect a private spot in a quiet neighborhood but close to where its at. Sleeps 2 - perfect for Austin festivals, races, parks and museums or for a romantic get-away.
HDTV. Broadband wireless internet.
2 City Bikes are available on request.
Check out the photos! And please message me before booking so we can best see how best to meet your plans!
The studio/apartment stands by at the back of the yard. You'll access the yard and the studio. You can also use 2 city bikes, on request.
Interaction with Guests
I like to meet with you on arrival, if possible, to show you around and get you settled.
The neighborhood is quiet, with may of the original 50s houses still there. The residents that know each other and walk their dogs. Its a short walk from 3 local coffee shops and a number of locally owned Mexican restaurants and bakeries. You are in the 78704!
2 blocks from downtown buses, only a few minutes ride. You can walk to downtown through the neighborhoods - about 15 minutes to Zilker Park and beyond that, LadyBird Lake the center.
Other Things to Note
When you are booking for a week or more, please check to see if there is Special Pricing for festivals during the period of your enquiry: weekly pricing will not be available during these periods (eg. SXSW, ACL). Thanks for looking!
No smoking in the studio.
We absolutely LOVED our stay at Simon's place! The pics don't even come close to doing the space justice -- it's an enormous studio, great modern kitchen, nice bathroom, perfect little organized closet area, washer and dryer, fast wifi, nicely separated sleeping quarters and everything was totally clean. The studio is behind the house of a great couple with an adorable dog that you'll love, you have a nice yard for sitting outside, access to 2 bikes which makes getting around town crazy easy, ample street parking, and it's super walkable to restaurants and stores on both 1st and Congress. Simon was super easy to communicate with and we never had any issues. We would 1000% recommend this place to anyone!
I stayed at Simon's studio for about three months and loved it! The apartment is large, very comfortable, clean and modern, and in a great location (walking distance to cafes/restaurants/public transit). I had lived in another part of Austin before, but I much preferred living here even though it was further from my office. Simon was always responsive and very helpful anytime anything needed to be fixed or when I needed help.
Very comfortable place in a great location. Host even left us coffee and pastries for the morning as he knew we were arriving late from the airport. Would stay again!!
What better place to stay in exciting Austin than this clean, comfortable and conveniently located studio!
Simon's place was absolutely perfect! Great location, great studio and just perfect. The air conditioning in the studio is better than any hotel and the bed is super comfortable. Not to mention Simon is super fab. I lived in Austin for 6 years and this was just like moving back, but only into a far nicer place! Without any hesitation I would stay here again. Thanks Simon and hopefully see you soon!
Best part of my stay was the privacy. Simon wasn't able to meet me, but ensured I was able to get into the studio. He met my boyfriend and I twice on our way in and out to see if we needed anything and provided tips for a rainy day.
- Allowed us to check-in a few hours ahead and stay a few more hours.
- His studio is in a quiet convenient neighborhood behind a house he also rents out.
- Studio was professionally cleaned
- Kitchen fully stocked with utensils and common spices, food staples
- As promised, he had two bikes available for our use!
I would stay here again and will recommend all my friends to stay here!
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About the Host, Simon
Born in the U.K., I moved to Italy when I was in my teens and spent a lot of my adult life there. As many, I moved to Austin for a spell and ended up staying. Difficult to move away from that southern warmth...and now that I am married to a girl from New Orleans, I am here for good..
Photographer, sailor, rower and sometime runner, I love the Austin outdoors and life in the hill country. I am a passionate cook, and a South Austin type of guy when it comes to eating out. The choice and creativity in food, south of the river, is really a match for any town and one of the reasons I bought my house in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood. I have just started listing both Studio and Guest House on AirBnB so come check them out!