Our garage apartment provides a private space with everything you need for a quiet, comfortable stay close to downtown Austin. Quality furnishings and amenities will make you feel like you're staying at home rather than in a rental or hotel.
Stay in our lovely 1 bedroom garage apartment and enjoy the quiet of our 78704 'hood while being close-in for all the fun!
Walking distance to downtown, hop on a 7-min Capital Metro bus (rte 29), or take a $5 cab ride in. Also, 5 min walk to Restaurant Row on Barton Springs (Chuy's, Shady Grove, Austin Java, Flipnotics), Uchi, Alamo Drafthouse, and Barton Springs Bike Rental. Want more? Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Townlake Hike and Bike Trail, and other outdoor entertainment all within one mile.
The apartment: One bedroom with queen bed, bath, kitchenette, WiFi/Internet access. Pull-out memory-foam couch also available (and/or inflatable mattress). 32" flat screen TV and DVD player. Kitchenette has full size stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and microwave. It is also stocked with coffee, an assortment of teas, creamer, and sweeteners. Iron, hairdryer, extra pillows, and blankets also provided. Located above our garage in our quiet backyard. Hardwoods and nicely furnished. Outdoor table and chairs provided on the deck, so you can enjoy the weather and trees (and view in the winter!). Off-street parking. If traveling with a baby or toddler, we have a pack-n-play you can use.
During SXSW Interactive/Film, SXSW Music, ACL Fest (each weekend), and Formula 1, a 4-night minimum is required. During Austin Food & Wine Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest, a 3-night minimum stay is required.
In addition to the nightly rates, we'll offer weekly or monthly rates (at a discount). Just contact me for details.
Sorry, no parties and absolutely no smoking allowed in the apartment. Small, well-behaved potty-trained pets are allowed.
Can't wait to meet you!
We will either meet you and show you in or we can arrange to leave the apt open for you.
Interaction with Guests
We'll interact as much as you like. We respect our guests' privacy but really enjoy hosting. We are here 99% of the time but follow our guests' lead on interaction.
The neighborhood is fun and funky! People are friendly and you can't beat the location.
There's a bus route just outside the 'hood plus you can easily walk into downtown, catch a cab, or use a smart car.
Other Things to Note
You may hear the garage door go up on weekday mornings, when we have to bring the kids to school. However, we are very mindful of using the garage when we have guests upstairs.
And we like to leave the outside light on over night. You can turn it off if it bothers you, though.
* No parties.
* No smoking in the apartment. If you smoke on the balcony, please use an ashtray and empty your ashes/butts in the trash behind the garage (on the alley).
* No candles or incense.
* When you leave to go out for the day (everyday), please turn the AC/heat off or up so that's it's not running all day.
* Two guests allowed unless more were agreed upon up front. If you'd like to have additional guests overnight, we charge $25/person per night. Please arrange this with us before your guests' stay.
* Leave the place as you found it.
Amy was beyond accommodating. She greeted us with a fresh plate of strawberries. The apartment was clean, very well furnished--nicer than my NYC apartment. Their backyard was amazing for our family to hang out and play in. It's also super close downtown and food and shopping areas.
We enjoyed our stay at Amy's property. The property was as described - clean, cozy, comfortable and in convenient for us location - close to Zilker park and Botanical Garden, Long Performance Center, Townlake park and downtown. Amy was very nice and hospitable. We would recommend to our friends to stay at Amy's without any reservations.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Amy is a friendly and thoughtful host. The apartment is lovely (including a very comfy bed!) and is conveniently located to a few major bus routes if you need them. Their street is incredibly quiet, so even though I was here for work related reasons, I did feel like I could relax a bit too. I highly recommend staying here if you're looking for something cozy and set back while still fairly close to the downtown area.
Amy was super friendly and helpful. She gave us a few recommendations for great restaurants, and welcomed any and all questions we had. The apartment was extremely nice and clean, and was even better than the photos. The neighborhood was in a great location. It was cold when we stayed, so we used Uber instead of walking, but it only cost us a few dollars each time. It is definitely in walking distance of many places though.
All in all, Amy was great and the apartment was awesome. I would definitely recommend it, and will try to stay here again if I need a place in Austin!
We spent 6 weeks in Amy & Nick's studio apartment and absolutely loved it. The location is perfect with its proximity to Zilker park and a lot of cute restaurants and bars on Barton Springs. We also felt very safe walking our dog in their neighborhood. The apartment was very clean and just as pictured. We had ample storage and cooking utensils, cleaning supplies, etc were supplied. There is also on-site laundry and a parking spot, which is a huge bonus for extended stays.
I absolutely loved my stay at Amy's studio apartment. Amy and Nick made me feel welcome, and I felt right at home immediately. The studio apartment has lots of light and is located in a lovely neighborhood near downtown, many restaurants within walking distance, and the trail by the river. It felt more like a 1-bedroom instead of a studio because of the separation from the main living/kitchen area. I loved the high ceilings and lovely décor. Oh, and of course, it was super clean. I drove from MN with my 2 small dogs and stayed for 4 weeks. I took my dogs for a long walk everyday and it was an awesome break from the MN cold. The deck overlooks their lovely yard with huge oak trees that keep their leaves all year round. The apartment had absolutely everything I needed and more. There was plenty of storage and even laundry facilities. I have absolutely no complaints. Amy and Nick brought me Christmas cookies and a treat to take with me for my long drive home. They were available for any questions I had, and were kind enough to print tickets for me at the last minute before heading to the Trail of Lights festivities in nearby Zilker park. I really hope I can stay there again. Thank you Amy and Nick!
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We are a family of four (with small kids). We love our home town and location... can't beat the park, river, and downtown. We love having guests in our garage apartment... it's fun to talk to people about their lives, hometowns, and travels. We're happy to give recommendations and want you to be comfy.