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!!
Breaking news...as of Nov 11, 2014, the 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. Great news!
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. Welcome snacks and a breakfast treat are available for each guest upon check-in.
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 plenty of clean towels and linens. The house has wireless internet and over 100 channels of cable TV.
A front porch with two wicker 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.
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 available! We've partnered 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.
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). If instant book is used for two night stays, we will follow-up to adjust the price upon booking, then you have the right to cancel if payment not received within 24 hours or by 5 PM the first stay night, whichever is sooner.
*Please inquire with me first before booking over festivals and holidays to ensure Airbnb's pricing is accurate (Instant Book discouraged for these occasions).
Pet stays are accepted on per guest basis and charged a pet fee (typically, $25 per night). If instant book feature is used, we will follow-up to adjust the price. Please note that the backyard fence 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!
Interaction with Guests
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.
This place was great! The listing was accurate and the accommodations worked very well for our quick Austin visit. The house was clean and well cared for. The neighborhood was nice and quiet and we enjoyed being within walking distance to so much of the South Austin scene.
Wonderful place. Exceptionally professional host. Very clean, modern and with everything you would need. Two big double rooms and a (slightly fun) sofa bed. Has the little luxuries like a washer/dryer, quick internet and off street parking. Location is great. Seriously, stay here.
This home was perfect for us. My husband, two year old daughter and I stayed here for several nights. The neighborhood was delightful and we loved being able to walk to the Thai Cafe a block away. We went running from the house and enjoyed visiting Barton Springs pool on foot too. The home was clean, comfortable, and equipped for our stay.
Susan's place was very well described. The house was clean and comfortable, the neighborhood very quiet. It was great having so many nice bars and restaurants within walking distance. The bedding was good quality, the air conditioning worked well, the kitchen was well appointed. I would definitely stay here again. Very smooth experience!
We had a great stay at Susan's house! It was in the perfect location close to lots of great activities like downtown, Zilker Park, and lots of delicious food and coffee places. The neighborhood itself was quiet and charming, even within walking distance to a park. The house was a great size, and was clean and comfortable. Susan was also very organized and very helpful. The only thing we noticed was that the backyard is not completely closed if you are bringing a pet. Overall great stay!
As always our stay at Susan's was great! The house is charming and in a fantastic area within walking distance to so much. Clean house and great communication made it a wonderful time!
Susans house in Bouldin is absolutely lovely, it's a wonderful place for a vacation in Austin. We stayed with our family (me, Maria and our two boys, 4 yrs + 8 yrs) and everybody loved it. It's so nice, sweet and with everything you need. The setting is perfect, right next to the streets and the area that makes Austin such a special place, the neighbourhood around Bouldin, S Lamar, S Congress and Barton Springs. Susan is a pro, helping you out with everything you need to have a wonderful time at her place and in the area. We all love to be back!
About the Host, Susan
I own my own business and am from Austin, TX. I love to travel - I'm trying to get around to seeing as much as I can! I've traveled to all fifty states and twenty-three countries.
I've been renting out my home for about 4 years now and love meeting the many people from all over, as well as hearing their stories why they're visiting Austin. We hope you'll come experience our hospitality and beautiful home.