About this listing
This home will be perfect for your special events trip to Austin! You will have a driveway for parking your car and walk right in to the house from the covered carport that serves as your outdoor patio. You'll love the close location to So. Austin!
HI, I'm Tessa and I am the owner of......." 707 West O".
THIS HOME IS IN THE HEART OF SOUTH Central AUSTIN!!! 1.3 miles to Barton Springs Rd where Longs Center is located and where Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail is! ONE MILE to SOUTH CONGRESS taking So 1st down to a right on Mary St W and then over to So Co. South Congress has lots of fun to offer you! This house is also very near downtown and many great restaurants, such as, Barley Swine, Vespaio, Olivia, Uchi, Polvos, Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse, El Alma and Torchy's Tacos. Fair Bean coffee shop is just around the corner!!
This is a 1950's HOUSE that has been completely remodeled. This house is only a guest house for rent, I live around the corner. We just completed the remodel and there is fresh paint inside and out! The kitchen has solid granite counter tops and all stainless appliances including a dishwasher, range, and refrigerator. The kitchen has everything you need except the food. The local HEB grocery store is just down the street at the corner of Oltorf and Congress. The house has all hardwood floors that have been refinished and look great!
The MASTER BEDROOM has a KING FOUR POSTER BED and the 2ND BEDROOM has a QUEEN BED with an iron headboard handmade by the artist boyfriend of the owner. Both bedrooms have a chair and table for makeup (TWO HAIRDRYERS IN THE HOUSE) and each has a bench for your suitcase along with a dresser for your clothes. There are clean closets in each room.
There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer for extended stays and a daybed in this room that is also a twin bed. The bathroom is all tile with a shower/tub enclosure and a new toilet.
The LIVING ROOM has a leather couch and four separate chairs that make it very comfortable for 6 people. The dining room is open to the living room. There is a 32" HD TV and a blue ray DVD player in the corner cabinet in the living room with basic cable and WIFI. Guest will love that you can feel safe with the FENCE THAT COMPLETELY SURROUNDS THE PROPERTY and you can close the gate at end of drive out from the covered carport when you leave the house. The back door entrance under the covered carport has a keypad that will have a code on it to let you into the house. The covered carport is a great outside patio!!
NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR PARKING like hotels!!!!
As the owner of this house I have put lots of personal touches in it and hope that you will love how comfortable it is. My boyfriend is the artist and many of the paintings in the house are his work as well as the sculptures that decorate the house and many are available for purchase. We are so pleased with how nice this home has turned out and we hope that you will feel the same way.
The house is in the middle of the So Co (South Congress) and So La (South Lamar) district of Austin. It is located on the corner of West Oltorf (West O ) and S 3rd street. If you take S 3rd across West O north to Mary St and go right on Mary to S 1st you will be at the Bouldin neighborhood coffee house (.5 miles away), another .5 miles east on Mary St. will get you to So Co and all the great restaurants up and down South Congress!!
This house is ONE MILE from the corner of BARTON SPRINGS ROAD and BOULDIN STREET which makes it very convenient to ACL on town lake and all the SXSW events!!!!! Of course all the live music you could hope for is close and Austin's famous 6th Street is 2 miles north just across the South 1st St bridge and town lake! Bring your bikes!! As the owner I do have bikes available for rent---ask me!! I don't keep them at the house. You must sign a release and leave a deposit and my bikes need to be back before dark!
If you are coming to Austin for Formula 1 (the ONLY USA F1 track) this house is on the most convenient side of town!! Just take W Oltorf two blocks to (right) on S 1st Street and go south to highway 71 and head to the race track!! You can take W Oltorf east to IH 35 and head to the race track or take W Oltorf east to S Congress south to 71 and on to the race track!!
707 West O is also a great location for those going to any of the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS sporting events!!!
What more can I tell you. Larry and I love Austin and know that you will love being here and staying in this great place. We are close and available to help you. Call us if you need anything and we will try our best to make it happen.
I have a Weber grill on the patio for BBQ'n. You provide the charcoal OR If you let me know in advance I will have charcoal there! There are sooo many great restaurants that not many people cook at the house!
Interaction with Guests
I would be happy to give advice on how to get somewhere. I live around the corner.
This house is in a fun location for MANY activities in South Austin.
You can catch a bus on South First Street, just down the street, that will take you downtown.
Other Things to Note
I have to pay 9% tax to the city (includes an event tax) and 6% tax to the state. This tax is included in the total that you pay. This tax is charged by all the hotels.
There is a KEYPAD to open the BACK DOOR which is your main entrance. Please do not lock the door knob just use the keypad!! DO NOT LOCK-- THE DOOR KNOB LOCK!! When you close the door to go out please pull the door toward you as you push the lock button, this will help the lock engage in the latch! Thank you.
NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE!! You may smoke on the concrete drive and please put your cigarette butts in the sand filled receptacle!
GAS STOVE KNOBS ARE SENSITIVE PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN THE OFF POSITION!!
THIS IS A 1950 HOME AND IT HAS LOW CEILINGS!! All ceilings were 8ft back then!! The ceiling fans are low!! Do not put your hands up!!
NO FEMININE PRODUCTS IN THE TOILET PLEASE! As my girlfriend said "the toilet is only for that which has gone through your body"!!
NO BABY WIPES IN TOILET!!
IF YOU GET INTOXICATED AND HAVE AN ACCIDENT PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF!! I raised four kids and hope that I don't have to clean up after anyone but myself ever again! Thank you in advance!! THANK YOU!!!
Please READ the house book for extra info!
King bedroom with wonderful bedding and soft new linens. Makeup table with mirror and dresser.
The West O house was great! All the comforts of home and in a great central location for easy access to South Austin activities. I never met Tessa face-to-face, but communication was smooth and easy all along. I would definitely stay here again!
house was perfect for 5 people. excellent location. quick UBER ride to 6th street. quiet neighborhood. will use again if the time comes.
This place was an awesome find for my friends and me, great location, great host, and most off all great way and place to experience Austin!
I Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to stay.
Great house in a great neighborhood. Walking distance to restaurants, and several fun retail shops and food trucks on S 1st. The house itself is very nice and comfortable and has a nice yard/covered patio to hang out on. Great kitchen and comfortable beds too.
Great place, great location! Check in was very flexible due to the keypad. Communication with Tessa was smooth. I would highly recommend this place to anyone travelling to Austin
The reservation was canceled 49 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Amazing! Tessa’s house was absolutely perfect for our mother-daughter getaway weekend. The house was comfortable, clean, roomy, and inviting. Plenty of room for 4 adults. Location was wonderful – a great home base for exploring all that Austin has to offer. Tessa has provided a book with information and photos about all the shops, restaurants, and bars that are close by. Would definitely love to stay here again on my next visit to Austin, and highly recommend to anyone visiting the city!
About the Host, Teresa (Tessa)
Hi, I am Tessa, I own the property "707 West O". I have lived in Austin, Tx for many years! I graduated from the University of Texas and taught elementary school for a couple of years before I had my children. I have been a stay at home mom and loved all the jobs that came with motherhood! My youngest child is getting married this coming February and I am starting out in a new adventure with hosting a house on Airbnb.
I love south Austin and love all the music that is available to enjoy in Austin's daylife and nightlife! I would be happy to share with you where you can go for great music anytime of the day or night in Austin! I especially enjoy country dancing at The Broken Spoke, Highball, Continental Club, Donn's Depot, Mean-Eyed Cat, Rattle Inn, Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon just to name a few.
I have enjoyed remodeling this house and decorating it. I love finding wonderful vintage items at all the local thrift stores and repurposing them in 707 West O --House on the Corner.
This is a quote to live by, I remember it from the movie "Hitch," “Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away” Will Smith.