About this listing
Two Free Bikes. Great walkable location. Quiet neighborhood close to SoCo & downtown. Super comfortable private space with lots of amenities. Green features. Off-street parking space. This historic neighborhood is now one of the most desirable.
ACL & F1 dates 3 night minimum. SXSW dates 4 night minimum. This efficiency apartment is in a triplex in Travis Heights, one of South Austin’s coolest neighborhoods. A green oasis in the heart of Austin's popular activities.
FREE BIKES - Two bikes are just for you, good condition Specialized Crossroads, upright seating hybrids with 7 gears. Helmets, locks, lights, bungee cords, water bottles, front basket all provided.
WELL EQUIPPED - This cozy space has everything you need for a weekend or longer. High speed reliable WiFi (5G). 39" flat screen smart TV with Internet and expanded cable (200 channels, including HBO). Guests get one On Demand movie free and as many more as you want at $5 each. Blu Ray player and Bluetooth speaker.
The kitchenette has a sink, fridge, electric burner, microwave, toaster oven, and Keurig coffee maker. The kitchen is stocked with a variety of coffees (including organic) and teas, cream, sugar, honey, sweeteners, and filtered water. A few snacks and always chocolate. Dishes, pot and pan, utensils all provided.
COMFORTABLE - Enjoy the fabulous queen bed with a memory foam mattress, 5 types of pillows, and modal (beech) satin sheets. The shower has an adjustable rain shower head, but no tub. The bathroom is stocked with a hair dryer, Aveda shampoo and conditioner and shea butter shower gel, lotion, and other toiletries. Lots of adjustment options on the new remote controlled AC/Heat unit.
"GREEN" FEATURES - I use all natural cleaning and laundry products and chemical-free pest control. There is an allergy filter in the AC. As much as possible, the apartment has natural or organic fibers and products that don't out-gas.
The calendar is always up to date. Feel free to use Instant Book. The space is not suitable for more than two guests, but it can be rented with Apartment A, 2/1.
PETS - Dogs under 25 pounds allowed. If the dog parks excessively when you are out of the house, you will be asked to take the dog to a sitter.
This property is licensed by the City of Austin (OL2014003555) and 15% state and local hotel occupancy taxes are included in the price.
PRIVATE - The apartment has its own entrance and one off-street parking place. It is separated from the other two apartments. The digital lock will be set with your code.
Interaction with Guests
Apartment A is also an Airbnb rental. I live in Apt B. I usually meet guests when they arrive and I'm available if you need anything.
WALKABLE - This quiet historic neighborhood filled with old oak trees is a 10 minute walk (3/4 mi.) to the nationally recognized eclectic collection of South Congress shops and restaurants. The unusual mix of homes is from the early 1900s to innovative modern homes that were built last week.
LOCATION - Visit Zilker Park (2 mi.) with Austin's jewel - Barton Springs Pool. View the bats from Congress Avenue bridge at twilight before you head downtown for nightlife (less than 2 mi.). This is an ideal location for going to the Convention Center, anything downtown, South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, and Fun Fun Fun Fest. Bus stops are 3 and 5 blocks away. Taxis are readily available and Uber is great in Austin. Several hourly car rental services available, such as Car2Go if you are a member. Enterprise is close by.
PETS - Dogs under 25 pounds allowed. If the dog parks excessively when you are out of the house, you will be asked to take the dog to a sitter. Have fun and respect the neighborhood. Don't smoke in the apartment. Keep the bikes locked up all of the time. If you need a washer and dryer, you are welcome to use the ones in my apartment.
About the Host, Kathleen
I have lived in Austin most of my life. My family moved here in 1958 when my father got a teaching job at UT. I spent my twenties in beautiful Boulder, CO then came back home. I feel fortunate to live in one of the coolest neighborhoods in one of the most interesting and livable cities. In 2012, I converted an efficiency apartment in my triplex to a short-term rental. It has gone so well that as of May 2015, the 2/1 apartment in the triplex is on Airbnb too. I love meeting the guests. Hearing what people from Europe to Hawaii observe about Austin has broadened my perspective.
I live in the third apartment in the triplex and work from home as the executive director of Truth Be Told, a small nonprofit that provides programs for incarcerated women.