Upscale Travel of the 1960s, with the entertainment conveniences of today.
NOT in the middle of the Downtown Bar Scene, but a quiet 10 minutes away.
HD Movies & Sports packages, 300 MB internet, & Wii with Sports and Fit packages.
* 640 sq.ft., 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (shower), behind-the-garage apartment.
* 42" HDTV with HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Epix, Starz, The Movie Channel, HD Cable, On-Demand. TWC Sports Pass Premiums.
* 300Mb Dual-Band Wi-Fi for Streaming Movies Poolside or Wii Game play in The Lounge
* Coffees, Teas, Mocha, Chai-Latte, etc. Kuerig Coffee, French Press, and Espresso makers. Local Roast whole bean provided with grinder.
* 500 thread count sheets.
* Thick Pima Cotton Bath Towels.
* "Rainy Day" supplies include books, Spirograph, Uno, Lego set, Wii Fit & Sport, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, etc.
* OrGREENic cookware, Electric Pizza Maker, Traditional Wok, Calphalon Bake ware with kitchen toys to create with! Cooking Pantry Included.
* Laundry with Special Care products; Dryel, Woolite, perfume and dye-free laundry products.
* Top Name Brand Skin & Hair Care
* Mrs. Meyers & Seventh Generation Cleaning products
* Free, Off-Street, door-side, gated parking
* Sparkling Pool (8 feet at deepest point) with 8+ foot high Privacy Fence. Seasonally available. Your own oasis!
* Gas Grill by the Pool, gas, high temp grill spray & tools provided
* Private Courtyard with Lounge Furniture & Tiki Torches
* 1 acre fenced yard and green belt
* Washer & Dryer with top quality supplies located in the garage
* Iron & board and supplies in bedroom closet
Interaction with Guests
Concierge if you need it,
Ghost if you don't.
The dogs and I walk the property perimeter twice per day, otherwise you will probably not have to see us.
We are on;
* The Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally gathering route
* Circuit of The Americas, Austin Executive Airport, and Austin Bergstrom Airport (AUS - ABIA) within 15 minutes
* US Highway 183, 290 (East), and I-35 within 4 miles
* 4 miles from Mueller Market District, Highland Plaza, and Capitol Plaza.
* Travis County Exposition Center, Walter Long Lake.
Being so close to highways leaves us with chain restaurants within 1 mile, with an amazing array of local and regional restaurants within 5 miles (please see our guidebook, and let us know if you discover a new local gem to pass on to other guests!).
If it’s happening in Austin, you can get to it easily from our location.
The "back way" to Downtown Austin from the Apartment is directly south on Springdale Road to Martin Luther King Blvd., which travels right into downtown. Eight minutes.
New Bus stops are being added along Highway 290E. This can connect to the light rail at Highland Mall Transportation Station and terminates at 4th Street downtown for festivals.
The Bus stops at Springdale on HWY290E, but then one half mile walk to the apartment.
Other Things to Note
We support equality, local sourcing, participate in local co-ops for energy, food, and self-sufficiency.
We operate an active Apiary on the property (Bee Hive). They are not in the Guest Area, and produce exquisite honey.
Seasonally available fruits, vegetables and herbs are available for your culinary exploration.
We are a tobacco free household. Smoking in the apartment is NOT permitted, but smoking outside is definitely okay.
We strive to maintain an allergen-free environment for our guests. We ask you to help us maintain a desirable environment for all!
We are here to help. Let us know if you need something, we will provide it if we can. We want your visit to be a memorable one.
Since you will have your own private keyed entrance, you should feel free to come and go as you please. You won’t disturb us. As a courtesy to our neighborhood, we ask that noise be kept to a minimum after midnight (weekends) or 10 pm on weeknights. Small group gatherings ok.
Live, Love, Laugh, just be aware of the neighbors and “Do Unto Others…”
NOTE 1: As a matter of safety, we ask you to complete your profile fully before inquiring about booking the apartment. Blank or incomplete profiles will delay initial response time, and your photo on this page can serve as ID for check-in. Thank you for helping us to maintain everyone’s safety.
NOTE 2: We have two dogs (13 and 8 year olds) that protect the property. They do not have access to the apartment, so as to minimize allergens. They are friendly, and you will not have to come into contact with them unless you choose to. They like to play.
Thank you for choosing us for your Lifestyle adventure. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or needs!!
This was a repeat visit for me to these groovy dogs. Felt like home this time! Unseasonably cold weather made the pool look that more tempting. (I understand Jake can heat it for guests.) I did a bit of telecommuting this trip as was amply served by the wifi connection. And I got to sample some home-grown (grown?) honey! Thanks again, Jake!
Jake's place was as great as promised ...and more. Though a fifteen -minute drive from the center of Austin, it was easy to reach this annex apartment to Jake's house. It was filled with fabulous modernist furniture and Jake stocked the frig with Italian sodas,milk, juice , eggs and seemingly endless offerings of Keurig coffees. He also welcomed us with a delicious homemade fruit bread and a bottle of wine on the kitchen counter. From the Meyer's products to the notebook with restaurant recommendations/maps/guides, Jake thought of every detail. I'm a long-time, experienced Airbnb user and Jake's hospitality and thoughtfulness were extraordinary. You can tell he takes pride in his place and takes his Airbnb hosting duties seriously. Though the apartment is an annex to his house and he has a couple of dogs, the place was quiet and Jake was very unobtrusive and respectful of our privacy. For those who would sacrifice in-town convenience for unique accommodations and spaciousness, then I highly recommend Jake's lovely place.
We really enjoyed our stay at Jake's place. Right from the start, he was helpful and welcoming. The pad was furnished in cool mid-century modern style and stocked with more than what you'd expect or need - coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, milk, juice and a bottle of wine. The grounds are lovely and relaxing with plenty of privacy. We needed to go into downtown for an event and dinner and this was an easy, short drive. I would absolutely return.
This was one of my best airbnb experiences ever. From Jake's first message I knew we were going to be treated like welcome personal guests. This place was super easy to find and never took me more than 10 minutes to get to. The house was stocked with everything one might need. There was a big bowl of fresh fruit, fridge full of water, some local beer, and Italian soda. Although we chose to eat out we would have been able to cook anything in the well stocked kitchen. We really like how the place was decorated - there were some cool chairs and lamps that made this place feel more unique. The bed was amazing - very comfortable and everything in the house was extremely clean. It was starting to cool down some in Austin but the pool was heated and had a unique collection of plants surrounding it. I could go on and on. I just really liked this place and felt at home. I would definitely want to come back again. Thank you Jake for your hospitality - we had a wonderful weekend in Austin thanks to you.
Great place, great vibe, great host. All the amazing furniture pieces were our favorite part. The pool area and outdoor living spaces helped make the weekend a very relaxing one. Jake was an incredibly thoughtful host even providing us with refreshments for us upon arrival.
Jake and Kelly's secluded Mad Men bungalow was the perfect weekend getaway... Filled with fascinating design classics and a wonderful pool to lay by. And the tiki lamps outside were a great touch too! Thank you again for being such a wonderful host to two girls from Chilly Minnesota!
Great Host! Great Pad! Very relaxing! I will for be back!
I was brought up on "The Golden Rule", so, I am providing the level of authenticity and "extras" that I would expect in Lifestyle Travel. There IS a difference.
A Centaur born in the year of the Rabbit, I've had WAY too much fun in my life!