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Secluded Studio in 78704 (Zilker)
Hosted by Amy
Amy is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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 (no cable TV, sorry). Pull-out memory-foam couch also available (and/or inflatable mattress). 32" flat screen TV. Kitchenette has full size stove, mini 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.

PETS: 1-2 *small*, well-behaved, potty-trained pets are allowed. If you have a small dog, we prefer that it is crated while you are out, and you must clean up the yard after your pet potties. Barking is a no-go.

For our longer-term guests (1+ weeks):
* On Wednesdays, the housecleaner comes to clean the apt in the afternoon. Please tidy up so he can clean and dust. Thanks!
* There's a washer/dryer in the garage below for your use.
* Garbage bin: located behind the garage on the alley, pickup is every Tues AM (Nick puts the bin out on Mon night).
* Recycling bin: below the stairs, pick up is every other Tues AM. Austin recycles everything that can be recycled (plastics, glass, cardboard, paper, etc), so throw it all in there.

Sorry, no parties and absolutely no smoking allowed in the apartment.

Can't wait to meet you!

Guest access

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.

Other things to note

You may hear the garage door go up on weekday mornings around 7:20a, 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.


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Amenities

Prices
Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 18%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

* 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.
* Golden rule: Leave the place as you found it.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - apt is located upstairs above the garage (1 level up)

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

157 Reviews

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Matt User Profile
October 2017
This is a fantastic location! Close to Zilker, short lyft rides to anywhere in the city, great coffee shop, brewery, restaurants within walking distance. Very friendly and walkable neighborhood. The studio is super clean and comfortable, and the hosts are fantastic. Very responsive and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. A great place to stay!

J.F. User Profile
September 2017
Amy's place was clean and comfy with some thoughtful touches. Great location with its own parking spot and walking distance to Zilker Park, dining and movie theater. She's very quick to respond to any need. Would definitely recommend to someone looking for a quiet place in Austin.

Mia User Profile
September 2017
Amy & Nick's home in Zilker is a great option when you visit Austin. My friend & I took a long weekend trip to explore the city. As two females traveling together, we felt safe and comfortable there. The space was clean and was an overall nice property. Amy was helpful & attentive to us; she offered us beach towels when we went to Barton Springs. She was also easy to communicate with. Overall, we had a great stay and if I were to come back to visit, I would hope to stay here again.

Melissa User Profile
September 2017
Amy's place is in a great location, is very clean and comfortable. The pictures are very accurate. The bathroom is roomy which was an added bonus! Amy was a great communicator and was flexible with check in and check out. If we need a place to stay in Austin in the future I will definitely check to see if Amy's place is available before searching further!

Rachel User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time staying at Amy's apartment! It is perfectly located - close to downtown, the airport, and other sites. It has air conditioning and a kitchen.. what more could you ask for?? Amy was also incredibly accommodating and went out of her way to help us out. A great home and host!

Jake User Profile
September 2017
The space is cute and well located, and Amy was great about communicating. Among the better Airbnb hosts we've had, for sure. A great place to be if you want to enjoy the Zilker Park and SoCo areas during your stay.

Monica User Profile
September 2017
This apartment has been one of the nicest experiences we have had yet with Airbnb. Amy's apartment was updated, clean, quiet and comfortable. She and her family were very friendly, yet we felt we had privacy throughout our stay. Amy is a very gracious host, and very helpful with our needs. The residence was in the perfect area. We love walking to Barton springs pool, eating dinner at Odd Duck, and it's very close to the everything in the downtown area. We highly recommend this spot!!

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Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2009
Amy User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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