Artsy downtown dwelling in the heart of Austin, located in the Capitol Complex. Major intersection is Guadalupe and MLK.
Located downtown off 17th Street in the Capitol Complex
Just one short block south of The University of Texas
One block west of The Drag (Guadalupe: Where all the action is)
Three blocks north of the State Capitol Building
Ten minute walk to Sixth Street (Infamous bars and night life)
And a ten minute bike ride to Zilker Park
You can get anywhere on foot or bike from here!
Bus routes simple and easily accessible
You get one spacious room featuring a private bath. Completely in a separate corridor from rest of the apartment. Total Privacy!!
Note: You have a separate wing but a shared front door. The hallway separates your private corridor from the rest of the apartment.
The room contains one queen size bed. Perfect for one person or a couple.
Amenities include color television with cable, free WIFI Internet, private bathroom with hair dryer, ironing board and iron, equipped kitchenette, and more.
The kitchenette includes a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave, toaster, as well as coffee maker with all your favorite raw coffee materials.
We also provide bike rentals upon request for an additional $20 a day. This is based on availability. Inquire up front!
Note: The room is completely separate from the apartment. It does not have access to the kitchen. It does have its own bathroom and mini kitchenette. Everything you get is pictured. What you see is what you get.
We proudly showcase our artwork and provide business cards in the room. We always welcome any interests and custom or commissioned pieces.
This 1940's building offers a unique charm unlike most apartments in the city lending a feel more akin to Brooklyn than Austin. Delightfully charming and convenient to central city sights. Guests can walk to The University of Texas, world class museums (the Blanton and the Bullock) and the Capitol.
Just steps from your door you'll find amazing international cuisine all within blocks of our location. Visitors can dine on Italian at Sagra and recently opened bistro Cherry St. Indian eats can be had at local favorite Clay Pit, Lavaca Teppan features Japanese and Food Network featured trailer The Jalopy rounds out some of the best options in town. The Dog and Duck pub (an Austin institution) shares watering hole rights with new neighborhood favorite DIVE bar.
With our special amenities, you can ride our rental bike to Barton Springs or Auditorium Shores in about 10 minutes. We have a lot of great advice to offer and if you need help finding anything, we are more then happy to be of service!
I stayed for 3 nights and had nothing to complain about. Would stay again.
Jon Cory was super nice! The place is in a good location, and we were comfortable leaving our things there to go explore Austin for the evening. There is street parking right outside of the place, which was convenient, although you definitely don't need a car given the location. We had a great time in Austin!
I have used Airbnb 7+ times now, so this isn't my first rodeo. Overall I'd say this place was good, but not great, and unless you really want to be within close walking distance to UT campus you might have a more comfortable stay elsewhere, especially if you aren't an experienced couchsurfer/airbnb user.
This is not to say that there was anything Jon and Stephanie are doing wrong. The bathroom and main room were clean and clean towels and linens were provided. Temperatures were comfortable, internet and cable worked, and everything was as advertized. Which means yes, you share an apartment door with another tenant. You can lock the door from the inside when you are there but there is no key to lock it when you leave.
However, there are some negatives. The photos are clearly taken by a professional Airbnb photographer (a service they provide in some cities) and the apartment will never look that good in real life. It's nowhere near that bright and sunny, so I assume studio lights helped things during the photo shoot. I'm not saying the photos are misleading but they are certainly generous. The room is in a slightly older and slightly not-kept-up apartment building (dingy hallways, weird puddles in the main floor hallway), and there are a decent number of noises coming from other apartments (dogs barking at 7am, shared tenant after midnight, etc). Also the person who shares the entrance to the apartment left the front door wide open to the hallway TWICE, which I found a bit uncomfortable. You can't lock the door from the outside so anything left in there could be quickly snagged.
This review probably sounds overly-negative, but I'm mostly trying to be honest and realistic. For what I wanted (a place close to the conference center I could sleep comfortably from midnight to 8am) it fit the bill. It's certainly not where you would go for a cute romantic getaway, though. Stephanie met me at the door very quickly after I called her and after that I did my thing, and other reviews mention Jon being awesome, so I'm sure they are both great. However, I have had two previous trips to Austin via Airbnb and paid the same or less for what I consider better accommodations, just farther away from UT. You are paying for location, in my opinion.
Again this is nothing against the hosts, and I got exactly what I wanted for this trip. I just want other travelers to better understand what the room is like.
Stephanie and Jon Cory were friendly, flexible, and respectful of my privacy. Their place was conveniently located so close to downtown Austin, I ended up walking everywhere I needed to be.
Host was pretty cool. The room was nice, comfortable, and felt clean. Only downside was that it lacked a lock and shared entrance with another unit, but our stuff was untouched and felt safe. Staying here is a plus if you wish to explore the capitol and surrounding downtown area. There's plenty of restaurants, bars, and convenience stores within walking distance. Overall great experience.
Jon was extremely chill, nice and accommodating. He picked us up from the bus stop and took us to the room, gave us a quick run down on the neighborhood and how to best get to ACL festival. For this, we were very grateful.
Because we were under the impression that this room was a bedroom inside a couple's apartment, we were surprised to find that it was, indeed, a small, private studio apartment in an old, partly-renovated hotel.
To be sure, this room/building is not "nice." If you are looking to save some $$ by staying in a good location and don't mind that the carpets are old and the building is a little run down, this spot is for you. If you need a 4 or 5 star joint, move on. This room feels more like a private hostel room in a foreign country, but it functions 100% legit for rocking Austin for a few nights.
We loved that we had a private room, easy access to the capital building and busses downtown and that Jon was available to answer any questions we had throughout our stay.
This place was exactly what we were looking for. We weren't in Austin to stay in an Apartment, but were out all over the city the entire time. This place gave us a central location to shower and sleep comfortably, quietly, and afford-ably.The hosts were very flexible with arriving and leaving, and provided some extra touches the make the stay even more convenient.
I was so lucky to stay at their place. They are so kind and friendly. Cory showed me many places in Austin and made my stay fantastic! I had so much fun and great time. I am definitely going to choose their place again when I go to Austin next time. Thank you very much for taking care of me!!
Jon Cory was an amazing host! He was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Even the other residents in the building were kind and welcoming! The room was charming and the location was perfect as it is within walking distance to almost every spot I wanted to visit during my short stay in Austin. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!
Centrally located and accommodating hosts. Did the job for a short weekend away.