Free Bikes, Great walkable location, Quiet neighborhood close to SoCo and downtown, Super comfortable private space with Green features. Off-street parking space.
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 at your disposal, 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. 39" flat screen 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.
The kitchenette has a sink, fridge, electric burner, microwave, toaster oven, and Krueg coffee maker. The kitchen is stocked with a variety of coffees (including organic) and teas, cream, sugar, honey, sweeteners, canola oil, filtered water, and a few other treats. 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 all natural shower gel, moisturizer, 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, low VOC paint, 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.
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
I live in one of the apartments and have a long-term tenant in the other. You may or may not see us. The front porch is shared with my apartment.
WALKABLE - Sit on the porch and watch the bird feeder and butterfly garden under the giant oak tree, then take a 10 minute walk (3/4 mi.) to the nationally recognized eclectic collection of South Congress shops and restaurants. This historic neighborhood has beautiful homes from the early 1900s and 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 (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. Several hourly car rental services available. Enterprise is close by.
Have fun and respect the neighborhood. Please don't smoke in the apartment. Please 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.
Kathleen was an absolutely lovely, warm, and generous host! She greeted us when we arrived, gave us a quick tour of the property and its amenities, and made sure we were comfortable. Her space was clean, cozy, and well stocked with anything you could imagine you could need! Having access to bikes was a huge bonus; we used them the entire trip to explore Austin. One of the bikes needed some adjustment, so she took it to the bike shop right away and had us on the road within a couple hours of our arrival. Her property is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood and, on bikes, we were able to easily visit all the places we wanted to see. Kathleen was also quick to respond to any questions we had and very accommodating when our travel schedule didn't quite sync up with her check-in/check-out times. We will definitely stay with Kathleen, should we find ourselves visiting Austin again!
Came here on a SxSW trip. It's a small room in the basement, but nicely decorated and appointed. Pleasant neighborhood. Didn't meet the host.
The place was very neat and it was in a perfect location. Kathleen was a very good host, she was very helpful and had everything we need and more. I would definitely stay here again.
Kathleen was a fantastic host and her hideaway served as a great central location for all of our Austin travels. The bed was super comfy, the stocked kitchenette came in very handy and the bikes were an excellent mode of transportation around the city.
Kathleen was especially helpful with our late flight departure and allowed us to stick around past check-out.
When we come back to Austin, we can't wait to stay at the Travis Heights Hideaway again ... it's perfect!
Our host, Kathleen was a delight! Very considerate and thought of so many homey touches. The apartment is adorable and met our needs perfectly: a comfy bed with lots of pillows, kitchenette with snacks and good coffee, and a big bathroom with Aveda products in the shower. Just perfect! Also, she green cleans and it smelled clean, not perfumed. The neighborhood is central and lovely, great for walks with super easy access to South Congress (1 mile away) and Riverside drive that takes you to I-35. Absolutely lovely.
We just spent three nights in the Travis Heights Hideaway and really enjoyed the experience. Kathleen was very welcoming and accommodating. The apartment had all the amenities you could need for a great stay. The location in the heart of the eclectic Travis Heights neighborhood was convenient, charming and homey. The two bikes she provided were in good shape and proved to be very handy for getting around the neighborhood and back and forth to the downtown area, the convention center, and South Congress Street for shopping and entertainment. I would definitely recommend Kathleen and her little getaway if you are looking for a taste of life in the city of Austin.
Kathleen was a wonderful host and had tons of great tips for places to go and things to see in Austin. The apartment is very cozy and the accommodations (wifi, cable tv, snacks in the kitchen) were a nice touch. I would definitely stay here again the next time I'm traveling through Austin.
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I have lived in Austin most of my life. My family moved here in 1959 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 September 2012, I converted an efficiency apartment in my triplex into a short-term rental. I love meeting the guests. Hearing what people from Europe to Hawaii observe about Austin has broadened my perspective.
I work from home as the executive director of Truth Be Told, a small nonprofit that provides programs for incarcerated women.