About this listing
The house is walking distance to S. Lamar, S. 1st & S. Congress, & located in the heart of one of Austin's hottest neighborhoods, only 1.5 miles from downtown, Zilker Park, and Ladybird Lake. The home is an open concept cottage that sleeps up to 6.
We'd love to have you enjoy Austin in one of Austin's coolest neighborhoods!
As of November 2014, the nearby train is no longer allowed to blow its horn at the nearby crossing. Therefore, all references of train noise seen in the reviews are no longer relevant and are no longer a factor for stays at my house.
This comfortable 2BR/1BA house is located just south of downtown Austin and minutes from Zilker Park. The house is walkable to South Congress (SoCo), the popular South First street, and South Lamar.
The house was completely remodeled in 2009. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and has amenities for cooking. Dunkin Donuts coffee is featured, as well as flavored creamers for coffee.
In Spring 2015, we did some cooking upgrades, including a new knife set, and redecorated throughout the home. We hope that you enjoy the new cookware we've provided in order to make your stay more comfortable.
The house has two bedrooms, one with a queen pillow-top bed and one with a king posturepedic bed - both exceptionally comfortable. Both bedrooms offer closet and drawer space for guest use. The living room couch pulls out into an additional full-sized bed. Sleep sound machines are provided in both bedrooms of the house for sensitive sleepers.
The bathroom has both a shower and a tub and the house is stocked with clean towels and linens.
There is a TV with a Roku system. The Roku allows you to sign into your video streaming accounts, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO Go. There is an antennae for basic/local channels and wireless internet.
A front porch with two chairs offers a great spot for relaxing and enjoying the Austin vibe, and the shaded table on the back porch is perfect for enjoying the private backyard.
There is a drive way for 2 cars as well as off-street parking. There a full-size washer & dryer in the house available to guests with stays over 4 days.
The house is a 5-minute car ride to downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park and the Barton Springs Pool.
Three nights stays are preferred (and required for special events such as ACL, SXSW, F1), but two-night stays will be considered for an additional $50 fee (except if booked within a week of stay or if booked for weeknights only, excluding holidays/festivals).
*You must inquire with me first before booking over festivals and holidays to ensure pricing is accurate (Do not use Instant Book for these occasions). If instant book is used for two night stays, we will follow-up to adjust the price upon booking, then you have will have to cancel if payment not received within 24 hours or by 5 PM the first stay night, whichever is sooner.
Special Events and Holidays:
NYE, SXSW, Fourth of July, Labor Day, ACL, Formula 1, FFF, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Pet stays are accepted on per guest basis and charged a pet fee (typically, $25 per night, per pet). If instant book feature is used, we will follow-up to adjust the price. Please note that the backyard is not fully enclosed.
Myself and my property manager, Natalia, work hard to respond timely and quickly to your inquiries or any needs during your stay. We will make sure you are taken care of while staying in my home.
This property is permitted by the City of Austin and complies with Austin's short-term rental laws. Permit #: V(phone number hidden).
Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to your stay!
Guests can check-in at anytime via our keypad! Entrance instructions are sent to guests 1 week prior to arrival.
Interaction with Guests
Walking to breakfast or lunch at neighborhood cafes and fine dining restaurants, hopping on the City bus one block away, walking to the neighborhood park one block away, a twenty minute walk from Auditorium Shores and Ladybird Lake, a quick bike ride to Zilker Park, staying in the same neighborhood as residents movie star Elijah Wood and musician Robert Plant!
The most popular form of transportation is Uber or Lyft. Similar to a taxi service, but typically less expensive. Download the app to your phone and see how affordable it is!
Austin's bus system, Capitol Metro, costs only $1 per single ride or $2 for an all-day pass. The number 5 (Woodrow/S 5th bus) picks up one block away at the corner of S. 5th and Mary and goes directly into downtown (a 10 minute ride). There are also routes that pick up on Lamar. Numerous other connections pick-‐up at various locations throughout downtown.
Bike rentals are available! We've partnered with a local shop to provide our guests with the option to rent bicycles during their stay (for an additional fee). Please advise us if you're interested in this service so we can help get you set up for bike delivery/pick-up.
No parties are allowed and be respectable of neighbors. I request that the house be left as you found it with a quick clean-up after your stay. A document will be emailed to guests upon booking with information about the house, neighborhood, and check-out.
Unfortunately, a few potential guests have abused my previously Moderate cancellation policy, so I am now on a Strict cancellation policy. However, depending on how far out your reservation is, I am often able to work with you.
Three nights stays are preferred (and required for special events such as ACL, SXSW, F1), but two-night stays will be considered for an additional $50 fee. If instant book is used for two night stays, we will follow-up to adjust the price upon booking, then have the right to cancel if payment not received within 24 hours or by 5 PM the first stay night, whichever is sooner.
A set of house rules and information about the house will be sent separately to booked guests about a week before your stay and guests will be held accountable to all information within.
Open concept - transition from living to kitchen seamlessly. Seating for five, pull-out queen bed for two.