About this listing
Our cozy home is located less than one mile from heart of downtown Austin. Loft space with Queen bed and access to shared bathroom, kitchen, and laundry. Walk to East Side Bars, SXSW venues, food trucks Franklin BBQ or downtown.
Cozy sleeping loft overlooking living room in circa-1900 East Austin home. Located in the Swede Hill neighborhood, we are a 6 block walk to the Texas Capitol and less than 10 blocks from UT's football stadium. We are close to bus routes and in walking distance of Austin's entertainment districts.
Our home has plenty of history and charm. Think bookshelves and comfy couches, spacious rooms, and plenty of bread, fruit, jam & tea always in the kitchen... accented sometimes by the smells of Jude's wonderful cooking! We have a fine front lawn, a screened-in back porch and a HUGE backyard with a pond that hosts fish, frogs, lilies, and a turtle named Karl. We have one sweet dog named Gracie who wanders in and out, the house is handicap accessible with a handicap-friendly bathroom, and all rooms have access to WIFI and the washer/dryer.
The Loft itself requires climbing a ladder, has low-ceilings and is perfect for 1 person, though we can accommodate 2 up there (queen-sized Sealy Posture-Pedic mattress) for an additional fee.
We comply with Austin’s Short Term Rental regulations. All city and state taxes are included in your price (but we pay 15% tax on all revenues).
Guests have full use of the house: kitchen, laundry room, yard, sunroom and porches, and living room.
Interaction with Guests
Two of us live here permanently and someone is almost always around to answer questions! The house can be as much of a home to you as you like during your stay :) Please be mindful that one of the residents is a 5-year-old and we ask that your activities in the common areas be child-appropriate.
Swede Hill is an eclectic neighborhood; fun, funky, safe, and close to UT campus and stadiums and downtown.
Swede Hill is in walking distance of Downtown. We are 4 blocks from the Airport Flyer Stop and 1 block from a bus stop. We are a 4 minute walk from the nearest bike share station (austin has 40 stations).
Treat our home with the same respect as your own.
No Smoking in the house
Please don't feed the dog.
About the Host, Jude
A retired corporate and nonprofit exec, I have a 20,000 volume rare book store, a sweet rescue dog and a vibrant garden and fish/turtle pond that keep me very busy. My cousin, Jasmine is on hand when I'm away.