About this listing
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 restaurants (Chuy's, Shady Grove, Austin Java, Shake Shack, 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. Kitchenette has full size stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and microwave. It is also stocked with coffee, tea, 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.
We have just LOVED staying in this adorable little in-law apartment. It's above the garage and has a great backyard that our puppy has really enjoyed playing in. Not completely fenced, but he has learned not to leave the yard. There is an extra refrigerator and a washer/dryer available to us in the garage downstairs, which is really convenient. The apartment itself is immaculate and has all the accessories you could possibly need for cooking. Space to store clothes is fine if the trip is short term, but since two of us are here for three months, we were a little short on storage space. Our hosts have been fantastic; they are available to address any issues (we had a clogged toilet once and they were on top of it). They generously gave us a parking space in the driveway. The apartment gets great natural light and the bed is comfortable. The best part is probably the location. It's situated in the most desirable neighborhood in Austin. Residential and woodsy, dog friendly---but in close walking distance to Barton Springs, Barton Creek, Zilker Park, South Lamar Boulevard and all its restaurants, etc. Our gym, LA Fitness, is close by. You're situated just a mile or two away from both Mopac and I-35. It's been truly lovely to stay here. Great hosts, great place, great neighborhood--even their kids are cute. Hosts value quiet and go to bed early (like us), so this place is not for raucous guests or for folks that like to party late into the night.
My family and I had a very pleasant 4-night stay at the apartment. The setting is peaceful; the apartment is impressive with many amenities. I had a few questions prior to our arrival in Austin and Amy was quite responsive. I plan to stay in the apt. on my next visit to Austin.
Amy is friendly and accommodating and was able to greet us personally. The studio apartment was cozy and met all of our needs. The bed was especially comfortable! The location was absolutely perfect for seeing all of Austin. We highly recommend but book early!
This was a new experience for us and to some extent was a gamble as we were relying on the very positive comments from previous guests. We were not disappointed and our gamble was rewarded. The descriptions provided by Amy and the positive comments from the previous guests were consistent with the experience we had. However what raised the bar for us was the generous gestures by Amy to provide for us the morning after we had arrived, English muffins, fruit and delicious jam and likewise on the morning of departure, delicious muffins . Also on the night we arrived, as it was raining Amy's husband Nick provided us with umbrellas so as we could get something to eat in nearby restaurants that were in walking distance. It was these little gestures that counted so much for us.
We were first time visitors to Austin and really enjoyed our stay at the studio! Booking and communication with Amy was great, as she was very quick to respond and informative.
The studio itself was clean and well furnished. Although we weren't there much, it was extremely comfortable and we were provided with everything we needed.
In terms of location, we had a car with us, butthe studio was extremely convenient to many of the local venues and attractions. Downtown Austin was minutes away, as were the Barton springs, and shops around Lamar and Congress.
My wife and I had a wonderful stay in Amy's studio while we were in Austin.
The communication with Amy from the time we asked about the studio's availability and up to our arrival was very prompt. Her responsiveness to our subsequent questions was most immediate and informative.
Amy's studio is very tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture and warm colors which made us feel very much at home.
The neighborhood was quiet and serene, as was Amy's studio location on their property. Having a parking space off the street was a nice plus.
The locale was convenient to coffee houses and restaurants within walking distance and downtown Austin was minutes away by car or bus (we had a car). When we were on Barton Springs Rd, the buses seemed to go by frequently.
We would stay at Amy's studio in a heartbeat if it's available the next time we come back to Austin.
We highly recommend Amy's secluded studio.
My husband and I had an amazing time in Austin while staying at Amy's garage apartment. It was in the perfect location for our trip. We easily walked to multiple restaurants/bars/shops/movie theaters in 10 minutes or less. One night we even walked downtown in under 30 minutes on the Zilker Park walking trails. We rented bikes and were able to bike to South Congress and Downtown in about 10 minutes. We stayed 3 nights and 4 days and didn't have to drive our car at all! The neighborhood was super cute and nice. Very quiet and safe for walking. Amy was so nice and welcoming and greeted us the first night we got there. She answered any questions about the area and activities we had and was always very quick to respond to any messages I sent. The garage apartment was in Amy's backyard behind the house, so it was very quiet and private. Overall this was the perfect place for us to stay, and we even saved money staying here and not at a hotel near the same location. We are already planning on future trips to Austin and would gladly book with Amy again!
Thank you for the nice review. I'm happy the apt met your expectations and I loved how you took full advantage of the location. I wish I could get out and about like that. :) I'm sorry about the roach. With the trees, it just happens, and 'tis the season. I'll have the place sprayed soon, though, so at least they die as soon as they come in.
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About the Host, Amy
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.