About this listing
This house is located 7 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom Airport, 12 miles from the F1 Racetrack, 4.2 miles from SXSW and Downtown Austin, 6 miles to ACL at Zilker Park, 6.6 miles to Barton Creek natural springs, 6 miles Auditorium Shores: FunFun Fest
Cozy E.Austin Bungalow, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Set in a mixed, artsy, eclectic part of town. Back yard chickens and a quaint little garden. Perfect for family with kids or friends. E Austin is best known for EAST (East Austin Studio Tours) and is home to of creatives of every kind.
This house is located 7 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom Airport, 12 miles from the F1 Racetrack, 4.2 miles from SXSW and Downtown Austin, 6 miles to ACL at Zilker Park, 6.6 miles to Barton Creek natural springs. Easy bike ride to downtown and Barton Creek, no hills! Plenty of wide bike lanes.
Bus line one block away takes you conveniently downtown. 7 minute car drive to downtown Austin. Set in vibrant and hip East Austin. Tons of newly opened delicious restaurants to try!! Within biking distance to: The Salty Sow, East Side Showroom, Justine's, Hillside Farmacy, and tons of Food Trailer parks.
Plenty of books for your perusal: Dostoevsky, McSweeneys, Jonathan Safran Foer...for great R&R on your downtime.
We have two other listings. Please look up: "New Annex: Near Airport & Downtown" and "Entire House: Near COTA, ACL & SXSW."
New Annex: (Sleeps 4 people)
Bunk Bed - sleeps 2
1 Livingroom Futon- sleeps 2
1 full private bathroom
Eat-in kitchen (Toaster over, Mini-fridge, Dishes, Utensils, etc.)
Entire House: (Sleeps 9 people)
3 Bedrooms - 1 Queen bed, 1 Single bed and a Bunk bed (Sleeps 5)
2 Living rooms - with firm Queen sofa-bed (Sleeps 2) another Living room Futon (Sleeps 2)
3 full private bathrooms
Full kitchen (Stove, Oven, Microwave, toaster oven, Fridge, Dishes, Utensils, etc.)
WiFi, Two Full Bathrooms, Full Kitchen with all the utensils and everything you need for cooking, baking needs, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Oven, Stove, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Fresh Coffee Beans plus Chemex, French Press, and V60 Pour-Over Coffee Dripper with filters.
Parking - 2 Covered Spots on the driveway, plenty of street parking available. Let us know what your needs are!
Access to Apple TV - connected to Netflix, Hulu, HBO, NBA, ESPN, Smithsonian and other channels
Wii & games
Washer and Dryer available if needed
Large fenced yard
Playground in the back yard
Back Porch for relaxing
Interaction with Guests
Available through text messaging from early morning to late in the evening, until 11pm is fine. Frequent contact through email and Air B&B, responds within the day. Groceries delivered upon request. Fresh eggs daily from our friendly chickens!
No need to have a key! We have a key-less entry. Code will be given upon confirmation of your stay.
I'm your Concierge, at your service. Ask me any questions only a local would know! Favorite swimming spots, local hiking trails and caves to visit, all the newly opened restaurants to try...
We also can book local professional Massage Therapists that are trained in Sports Massage to Swedish Massage. They are our friends, and have wonderful families. Check out their credentials on (website hidden) at Blackgrove Massage - Sharyon Maree Blackgrove, and Andrés Calderón at ANCA. Please give us notice two weeks in advance, and I will book your in-home massage.
Special occasion? Book a reservation for an amazing Farm to Table dining experience at Eden East. It's located at Springdale Farms, down the street from us!
I love the diverse, mixed neighborhood that we live in. Friendly neighbors next to us. Tons of artists on the East side of town. Art studios nearby, small library and 2 local Organic Farms within one mile from our house!
All the newly opened bars and restaurants are located in East Austin - where local nightlife is safe and walkable between E 5th and 6th street.
Taxis are readily available, MetroBuses run every half and hour, Metro Rail (has free WiFi) runs every half an hour, as well. You can plan your visit with (website hidden) Transit.
Smart Phone? You can plan your trip ahead of time view bus or train schedules, check for any delays, and book train and bus tickets with the free CapMetro App. Pay by phone, through your credit card or online. Use the QR code as proof of a validated bus ticket.
2-ROSEWOOD Bus stops on the corner of our street and takes your straight into the city. Takes you to the Capitol and downtown area.
Bus 4-MONTOPOLIS - goes across town into E 5th-6th street area and west toward Barton Springs Natural Pool.
Just tell us where you need to go, and we can help you find the right MetroBus to take!
Other Things to Note
Feel free to use anything in the kitchen, our home is your home away from home! No one needs to carry ketchup, salt, pepper, groceries or spices for cooking and baking...
Just place the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, dishwasher detergent is available, but you don't have to wash the dishes if there are not enough dishes! We'll take care of the rest!
Clean linens and towels provided. We may not have your favorite shampoo, but complimentary shampoo, conditioner, soap & shower gel is provided in the bathroom.
Please arrive before 10pm, if possible. Code given upon booking your reservation.
Driveway parking for 1-2 cars, street parking available too.
No smoking and no pets allowed inside the house. Smoking permitted outside of the house.
No illegal drug use, and no underage drinking.
If you're outside, please watch your noise level past 10 pm.
No outside guests.
Most importantly, we have furnished the place with care, the furniture and pieces we put in there are special and unique! Please treat the space as you would treat your own.
great spot - super close to downtown austin! the house is awesome, and chill, and SUPER CLEAN (important!). great if you anticipating needing a lil downtime and sanity while you're running around for festivals/events, etc.
This is a great little bungalow standout in an East Side Austin transitional neighborhood. The house itself was easy to navigate and Karen checked in several times to check on us and to make sure we had everything we needed. Karen also had some fresh ground coffee awaiting when we arrived after a long flight. Wifi was super fast and the big dining table was a great place to work when we were at the house. There are chickens in the backyard, though we didn't really use the house for much other than working and sleeping so I can't speak to that. There is a rooster in the backyard though and a few more within the vicinity and they like to wake you up early so be prepared if you like to sleep in. There is another house connected off the back that had guests but they did not bother us at all. It's all separate entrance. So in closing, listing is very accurate. This is a no frills AirBNB with some charm hosted by Karen who although we didn't meet in person, was quite lovely to work with. Also, personally, I like AirBNBs that are people's homes as they feel warmer and are definitely more appointed than "pure rentals".
Stayed at the front house for Formula 1 weekend. It was a great location for Formula 1 since it's on that side of Austin and still near downtown and cool East Austin spots. The house is great. It has three bedrooms that can easily sleep 6, and great style. Karen was very accommodating, she made us delicious muffins and provided coffee and eggs from the onsite chickens! Very Austin-y house for a great Austin experience.
Great little home! What a wonderful visit to Austin made more fantastic by such a sweet spot. The front house was very charming and well thought out, enough space and comfort for all six of us over 4 days. Karen was vert attentive and resppnsive, Thank you Karen!
The house was great! Super cute and perfect for our stay. Karen was a great host, very accommodating and she made us delicious chocolate pastries. Thanks for the perfect home away from home!
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We had a wonderful time during our stay in Austin in Karen's home! Her home is clean and comfortable and just plain neat! We really enjoyed all of the interesting artwork and the huge dining room table! This is a great house for multiple couples or friends because there are three bathrooms and several beds! We will be looking up Karen again for our next stay in Austin!
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About the Host, Karen
I'm a Graphic Designer and work at Insignae Design, in Austin, TX. I design websites and printed material.
We have lived in Austin, Texas for 14 years and can share many of it's local hidden hot spots - pools, springs and parks, in addition to it's incredible food and drink scene. Check out our guidebook for updates on Austin's newest restaurants, water parks, splash parks, pools and family friendly ideas.
I grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and my husband grew up in Canada. We love to travel. Luckily we have family and friends all along the West coast, Georgia, NY, in the Midwest, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Toronto and Calgary. Favorite spots to travel are to the National and State Parks in Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and the Pacific NW! Can't wait to visit Montana, soon.