Hi, we are Cathy and Travis :)
Cathy graduated from MIT and currently works from home.
Travis is going to the University of Texas after 8 years in the Army.
We have a two bedroom 1150 sq. ft. apartment with a spare bedroom. There is a comfortable queen sized bed and private attached bathroom for you to use.
We are a half mile from campus, easily walking distance if you are coming to visit the University of Texas. We are also about 1.5 miles away from the famous 6th Street.
- Free Wireless Internet
- Free use of laundry machines
- Iron / Ironing board in your room
- 42" TV with DVD player and collection of DVDs in your room
- Balcony if you want to smoke
- Outdoor pool
- Pet friendly
- Coffee maker ensuite
- Use of the kitchen
- Computers and printers you can use if needed (to print boarding passes, event tickets, just browse, whatever...)
- Playstation 3, Xbox360, and PC hooked up to a 13 foot HD projector with surround sound in the living room. You can use these if they aren't being used. Great for a movie night or a game session. :)
- Street parking - free but first-come/first-serve - it is usually easy to find parking unless there is a UT football game or event nearby
- Convenience store about a block away
- Lots of food choices within a mile, most within a half mile
We have a beautiful and sweet border collie puppy named Kenobi.
He will stay clear of your room unless you want to play.
SXSW: Our rate is $149/night.
We hope you choose to stay with us, see you soon :)
I really enjoyed staying with Cathy and Travis. They were friendly and helpful, and the accommodations were spacious, clean, and comfortable. Kenobi and Lando were a lot of fun, too! I would be happy to stay at Cathy and Travis's again.
Location was great and room was clean. Cathy and Travis were super nice and made us feel comfortable. Definitely would stay here again!
The best part of this place is the private room with a full private bathroom. The bedroom and the bathroom were spacious and clean with a very fresh smell! We tremendously appreciated the big comfortable bed after a very long day at SXSW festival. The apartment was about 10-15 min walk from the main bus line. Once at the bus line, it is only about 10 minutes to downtown. A bus ride at the time of this writing is only a dollar per trip or 2-dollar day pass. There were a few nights where we heard noise (parties/drunk people) from the outside. Overall we feel this is a highly recommended place to stay with such accommodating and helpful hosts as Cathy and (website hidden). Great food nearby and in Austin in general!
The room at Travis and Cathy's was just what I wanted! It was private and I was able to do the work I needed to work, but I also felt comfortable in coming and going. The brief interactions I had with Travis and Cathy were pleasant and I'm sure if I had needed anything in particular, they would have accommodated me. Kenobi their cute dog welcomed me like a old friend. The location was convenient to the the UT campus and to Guadalupe St, which has many restaurants and shops. in short, I'd stay there again if I had the need!
Great location for visiting the UT campus. Cathy and Travis are fantastic hosts. Just a warning: street parking can be difficult at times. Nonetheless, highly recommended.
Staying at Cathy and Travis' apartment worked out perfectly for our trip to Austin. They accepted our reservation on fairly short notice, and had the place ready for us as soon as we got there. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was spacious. Their dog Kenobi is an incredibly fun, well-behaved dog. Kathy and Travis were friendly and offered a variety of suggestions for things to do and places to eat. We would have been lost without their advice. The neighborhood was a little noisy one night, but that has to be expected on a Friday night in a college town.
Cathy and Travis were great hosts, super friendly and accommodating. And the place was as good as advertised. Highly recommend staying with them.
Travis and Cathy's apartment is in a great location right next to UT. It is just as the pictures suggest, very clean and comfortable, the bathroom is huge. The Internet was fast and it was great being able to use their laundry and fridge. They are really friendly and and provided some great info about Austin. Thanks again!
Certainly an excellent option! Cathy and Travis are very nice and helpful hosts, Kenoby is great as everyone notes ;D. The house is in a walkable 15 min distance from Campus and the surroundings also offer some options to evening drinks/dinner and breakfast. The room is exactly as described, bathroom is great and huge. I had a very pleasant stay and would definitely recommend it. Just wish I could have stayed longer.
We enjoyed our stay at Cathy and Travis' place. They were wonderful hosts, with good communication. They were very accommodating about check in and check out times, and since we got a separate key, things were very convenient. The room was nice and clean (plus the
bathroom is huge). They have a large flat screen TV, and had provided DVDs and a nice collection of books too! Their dog Kenobi is well trained and super friendly :) If you have a car, be aware that you might not find parking right in front, although (like Cathy told us), you'll usually get a spot a couple of blocks away. Overall - a great experience, and we'll definitely be back :)
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