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.
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 on a per guest basis. *Please inquire with me first before booking over festivals and holidays to ensure Airbnb's pricing is accurate (Instant Book discouraged for those occasions). Pets stays are accepted on per guest basis and charged a pet fee. Sleep sound machines are provided in both bedrooms of the house for sensitive sleepers.
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.
Open concept - transition from living to kitchen seamlessly. Seating for five, pull-out queen bed for two.
Excellent location- the neighborhood is close in and very interesting. Lots of great spots within walking reach and easy to find. Directions and follow up about the details were excellent. House was clean and well maintained. I'd certainly recommend it.
Susan's home was charming, well kept and really convenient to many of the sites of Austin! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and all of the preparation was made so easy by Susan and her assistant Natalia. We knew exactly what to expect on arrival, and the house was just as described. Susan and Natalia were extremely responsive before and during our stay and we were impressed with the level of hospitality! In addition it was a super convenient location - very walkable to South First and South Congress streets and amidst some charming residential neighborhoods with very cute homes. We would absolutely stay here again! The only thing I would note is that we had originally planned to have 5 of us visiting, but 2 were unable to make it so it was just 3 of us. I think if we had had 5, it would have been a tight squeeze. The bathroom is pretty tight and it would have been very tight to have an air mattress set up anywhere in the house. I think it's the perfect size for 4 or less. Overall, a fantastic weekend in Austin and many many thanks to Susan for her hospitality!!
Great communication, the place was as advertised, and everything was smooth and easy. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it with pleasure to anyone . Btw, the new keyless entry makes the description about keys moot - it couldn't have been easier, and the place was close to everything we wanted to do, both work and fun. Definitely add it to the "this is what makes the airbnb community work!" list...
We had a great time at this house. Everything we wanted to be close to was within 5 minutes at the most. We used Uber quite often and most rides were from $5-$7 each way. It's the perfect place to get away but still be close to everything. I would stay here again.
The place was awesome! The house was located in a great part of Austin. It close to everything.
Love the location!! Love the house, exactly as described! I was in Austin for SXSW location was perfect. Far enough from DT that ur away from all the noise but close enough to walk, or a cheap taxi fair. Will definitely consider this property for my next Austin trip!!
The house was exactly as advertised. Clean and ready for arrival. The location couldn't be better, walking distance to many of Austin's best restaurants! Susan was an excellent host! We will definitely stay there again!
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.