Modern Townhouse in Coveted 78704

House - Private room · Austin, TX 78704, United States

The Space

The second bedroom in a 1500 sq ft modern townhouse condo located in the eclectic and exciting 78704 zip code of South Austin. 220 sq feet of this floor space will be all yours with a queen size memory foam bed, private bathroom, walk in closet, and two huge 10' windows with Southern exposure for tons of light (and blackout roman blinds so you can sleep in if you like!). I also have a queen size air mattress with sheet and pillows I can set up for you if there are more than two of you.

The common areas of the house which you'll share with me include a brand new washer / dryer upstairs, and a large open space downstairs including a modern granite finished kitchen with gas range, microwave, fridge, and full complement of cooking equipment and dishes. Help yourself to coffee from the Keurig on the counter! The living space features a comfy leather couch and recliner, 60" LED TV, Blu-ray player, and Apple TV access with HBO Go and Hulu Plus. Sliding doors open onto a patio and private yard complete with a grill and fire pit. High speed wireless access is available, as well as a wirelessly networked printer. Covered off-street parking is available for one car as well.

I live here full time with my six year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Rufus and one year old Domestic Shorthair named Olivia Newton Wilde (or just Olive). They are both extremely friendly and affectionate animals, and Rufus will be your best friend immediately while Olive waits until you've settled down a bit before coming in for some love. I work from my home office and am mostly around during the day when I don't decide to head off to a coffee shop. I'm out and about most nights seeing live music, playing in the adult kickball league I run on Thursday nights, or otherwise exploring my beautiful city, and I'm always happy to share what's going on in town that night.

Guest Access

You get the guest room and it's attached private bathroom to yourself, and have full access to the living room and kitchen. There's usually space in the fridge and The master bedroom is private, but feel free to wander into the office if you want to admire my LEGO collection.

Interaction with Guests

I work from home so I'll be around plenty unless I'm out of town for some reason, and I love chatting with guests over a beer between adventures. I love giving tips on where to eat and what to do around town too, so don't hesitate to ask whats going on that night.

The Neighborhood

The 78704 zip code is the origin of the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan, which refers not only to the general attitude of those of us who live here but a commitment to supporting small businesses. Cafes, shops, boutique movie theaters, and food trailers line nearby Lamar Blvd, South 1st Street, and South Congress Avenue, and I'd be happy to fill you in on where to find the best tacos, bahn mi, barbecue, donuts, or anything else you could think of close by.

Getting around

Downtown is just four miles away: a 10 minute drive, 20 minute bike trip, or 20 minute bus ride (the nearest bus stop is seconds away on Manchaca Rd!)

Parking is available on the street or in my driveway behind the Vespa.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Stephen's place is great - centrally located, clean, and quiet. And he was very accommodating. I arrived late at night and he was very easygoing about it. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

    April 2014
  • Stephen's place was great-lovely room and private bathroom. The room was clean and sweet. Stephen was available and full of suggestions. And he was a quick communicator with booking and emailing.

    April 2014
  • Hello all! I would love to add our review for our stay at Stephen's!!
    It was great! The bed was amazingly comfortable & I absolutely adored the light from the two windows in the bedroom, it made it bright and cheery! Stephen was very personable and friendly! And seriously, we wanted to take both of his pets home! Olivia and Rufus are just as amazingly wonderful little critters as everyone else and said in their reviews! I was a little concerned that being a smaller type dog he might be noisy/bark a lot… Not at all he is a quiet wonderful little "puppy dog"! Stephen & both pets are a delight in every I would not hesitate to make your stay at Stephens!!

    April 2014
  • I stayed with Stephen for two nights while driving across country to San Diego. The room is modern and loved the firm bed. Great south location of Austin and easy to get to downtown.

    March 2014
  • Stephen's house has a conveniently ensuite room.
    He was helpful and friendly.
    It is a nice house in a quiet area.
    The centre of Austin is easy accessible by car within a few miles.

    March 2014
  • This place was absolutely amazing. Wide open space, super comfy bed, and the kitchen had EVERYTHING you could use. Stephen is a great host, is there when you need him, but you never feel cramped with another person there. His pets make ya feel right at home too! GET THIS PLACE NOW!

    March 2014
  • Great days in Austin! Stephen house was nice, clean and perfectly located.
    Thank you!

    March 2014
  • Stephen's place was perfect for a SXSW stay. Exactly as advertised, clean & friendly. The add-on surprise was finding it one block from a bus stop with a straight shot to downtown. No need for expensive cab rides, or even a rental bike. Many thanks!

    March 2014
  • Our stay was great, the house is awesome and the room is super comfortable with our own bathroom, Stephen was very friendly and he gave us good tips about the city. Rufus and Olivia are the perfect company. We will of course stay again and I highly recommend it!

    March 2014
  • We had a great time staying at Stephen's condo! It was clean and quiet and the perfect place to get some sleep after a long day out exploring the city. The best part of staying with Stephen are Rufus and Olivia who must be the sweetest pets in the world! They all made us feel right at home. We will stay here again next time we are in Austin!

    March 2014
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Washington University in St. Louis
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A San Antonio native, I moved to Austin in 2007 after graduating from Washington University in St Louis to be back in my beloved Texas, and I've been here ever since. I work at a mid sized tech start up here in Austin providing online marketing and search engine optimization services, and recently bought my first home just down the road from my office. Thursday nights I spend out at the park playing and officiating in the adult kickball league I now run after having playing in it since 2009. It's been one of the greatest social outlets I've ever found and helped me meet countless incredible people in Austin. Getting paid to play kickball might be one of the greatest part time gigs of all time. I'm a huge dog lover, or perhaps more accurately a small-dog lover as my longtime wing man is my Welsh Corgi Rufus. We've spent plenty of time together exploring our incredibly dog-friendly city and its many parks and dog runs, or just enjoying the fact that 90% of the businesses in Austin will let you bring your dog with you. My cat Olivia was a much more recent addition to the family, but she's grown from meek kitten to lord of the house and constant wrestling combatant for Rufus. I love hosting friends and have always had a guest bedroom ready for someone to drop by at a moments notice or take a weekend trip to see a show, so when my girlfriend told me about Airbnb it was a no-brainer to get my new place listed.
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