Comfy in Central Austin, Free Bikes

House - Private room · E 48th St, Austin, TX 78751, United States
Your host, Nicholas
6 Reviews
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The Space


After some good experiences renting to festival-goers at Austin's SXSW conference and festival, I'm happy to open my house up again this year.

If you are a positive-minded person needing accommodation in central Austin, this could be a place for you. Read more for details on the space:

What We Offer:
• 1 bedroom (available for one or two people)
• 2nd bedroom available to accommodate larger groups
• Fresh blankets, sheets, and towels
• Free coffee/tea plus light breakfast items
• Free WiFi
• Your pick of bikes to use during your stay (with locks)
• Full use of kitchen

$100 per room for min of 3 consecutive nights. Safe, handled through Airbnb.

About The House:
• Located in the Hyde Park area, near 48th and Red River
• Bus stop close by - direct access to downtown, 6th street, and the Convention Center
• 15 minute bike to downtown (2.7 mi to convention center)
• Walking distance to a huge grocery store, bars, and coffee shops (Flight Path, Epoch, Quacks, Drinkwell Tamale House, Mother’s Café, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Astis, Counter Culture, Daily Juice, The Triangle)
• Large backyard with garden, bbq pit, glass table, hammock, hang out area
• Full kitchen with gas stove, utensils, spices

About Me:
• I've lived in Austin since 2003 and can provide great tips on things to see and do in the area.
• I'm an easy-going guy and happy to share information with you, and will help in any way I can.
• I tune and repair pianos, so will almost always have one in the house

Please contact me with your specific situation and the days you are interested in staying. Thanks for reading, I hope to hear from you!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Nick was really nice and laid back. The room and bed were both very comfy and there was a projector in the room so you could watch movies on the wall! The wifi didn't work unless you were in this one corner of the room, so that was kind of a bummer, and there wasn't a microwave which wasn't a big deal at all, just a matter of inconvenience for quick food heat up. The location of the spot was great and the usage of the bikes helped me to explore another part of Austin I hadn't really gotten to see. Overall it was a good experience and Nick was a gracious host!

    May 2014
  • Nick was a very good host. I chose his place because of the easy access (5-10 minute walk) to UT and city buses, some good independent coffee shops and restaurants, and my favorite taco truck in Austin.

    It was a big plus to have the bike to use. Breakfast was simple but good: oatmeal and fruit. The wireless internet wasn't really working, but he let me use his computer to get online (using an ingenious tin can antenna). He has a nice front porch, a good place to sit and relax, read, or do computer work. We had a nice time chatting about music.

    April 2014
  • Not only was Nick super kind to write about me prior my home arrival! He too was super kind! Ready to help , communicative and just an awesome person. Relaxed, spontaneous , polite and helpful. The bed and pillow were super comfortable and use of house. The area was quiet and safe. Although I had my own car it was easy access to public transportation. He offered bike use and pianos!

    April 2014
  • Nick is a really nice guy, and he was very helpful to both us and the other girls who were staying in the house during sxsw. The internet was on and off, but he did his best to try and sort it out. The place was a bit further from downtown than we thought, and sometimes it took us an hour to get from there into town, as the buses didn't leave very often. But it was ok. The area felt safe, and there's a big grocery store near by. The house has a nice little garden, and it was nice to have a peaceful place to have a break from all the madness of the festival. We had a good time with Nick, and hope to see him again!

    March 2013
  • Nick was a great host. He gave me a quick tour or the house and we chatted for a while. He's a really chill and down to earth guy. Nick had fresh towels and a bike already for me to use if i needed it. I asked him about getting around Austin on a bus and he was very helpful. Bus stops are really close to his house, and it's a great location for SXSW. Far enough so bands don't wake you up, but close enough for a 10-15 mins ride downtown. He also lives in walking distance of some great places to eat. BIG thanks Nick for everything.

    March 2012
  • We had a great time in Austin during SXSW. Nicholas was a great host. His house is located in a quiet neighborhood. Quite a bike ride from the city centre of Austin, even for us Dutchies. Both the rooms in his house are good and Nicholas even arranged some extra beds when we notified him a couple of days in advance that two of our friends were in need of a place to stay as well. Nicholas is a laid-back and kind guy.

    March 2012
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I am a piano technician and own my own piano tuning and repair business, Austin Piano Tex. I'm also an Austin Musician, and am playing SXSW this year with Akina Adderley and the Vintage Playboys. I'm the regular keyboardist with her band and a few other bands, including one of my own. I've lived in Austin since 2003, and at my current location since 2007. Two years ago I had the opportunity to fix up the house and live here solo--I've put a lot of work into it and am really excited to share it with others. I have hosted many different kinds of folks from around the world and enjoy meeting diverse groups of people. I'm excited about being involved in the festival, and always enjoy seeing new bands come to town. So I'll probably be out and about a good deal. But when I'm home I'll be mostly in the back, which is separate from the rest of the house, so it will feel like you're renting the whole house! I'm an easy-going guy and really like yoga and camping/hiking/pretty much anything outside.
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