Bright sunny upstairs unit in 1930's duplex near the University of Texas in Central Austin's Cherrywood/French Place neighborhood.
City of Austin licensed Type I Short Term Rental.
Furnished upstairs duplex unit in Central Austin. This is our 1930's duplex that we inhabit as a single family home, the upstairs functions as its own apartment with two private entrances, kitchen, bathroom, sun porch with day bed, bedroom with double bed, dining room, and living room with convertible sofa bed. Very close to I35, walking distance to the University of Texas, the restaurants and bars on Manor Road, two bus stops with direct runs into downtown, and within the Car-2-Go rental zone.
Licensed Austin Short Term Rental, OL(phone number hidden)
TV, internet connection, towels, bedding, washer/dryer available downstairs, dishes, cookware, bar, spacious backyard with fire pit...all the comforts of home.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy answering questions about the City and things to do, enjoy having a drink on the porch if you want, but we default to giving you complete privacy and leaving you alone to enjoy the space.
French Place/Cherrywood is a nice, quiet neighborhood with lots of foot and bike traffic, lots of cute bungalows, people sitting on their porches and in their yard. We have lots of shade from all the big post oak trees in our area. We're walking distance from a great cluster of bars and restaurants, and easy walking distance to the northeast corner of UT.
Downtown is about 2 miles away, but we are near two convenient bus stops to get you around town on a variety of routes.
Other Things to Note
We have chickens in the backyard and we can usually spare a few eggs for a fresh breakfast.
We have a full bar for you to enjoy a few drinks from, and lots of books and art and artifacts from around the world. That said, a lot of those things are breakable, so this isn't the best place for young children, and we will need to be present at any parties to make sure nothing gets damaged.
Kevin and Bob were great at communicating with us prior to our arrival, giving us lots of tips to help make everything as smooth as possible, which ended up being the case. The listing is completely accurate; the apartment is more spacious than on the pictures and the decor is simply one a kind. The place is testament to Kevin and Bob's curious minds and their individual creativity. It took a while to go around the (spotlessly clean) apartment and take in all the incredible objects, collectibles and all the art. For us coming from Europe, we loved the neighbourhood, full of the history of Austin, and its proximity to the University campus and central Austin. Kevin and Bob even joined us for a tour around Austin, including a visit to the incredible LBJ library/museum, and very kindly took us to the most amazing Texan BBQ restaurant in the evening. The apartment is fantastic and Kevin & Bob are bright, kind and fun people.
Kevin and Bob were helpful, friendly and concerned that we were finding things to our satisfaction. The neighborhood is close to UT and downtown, and a nice place for a walk on a sunny day. The apt. is large and full of books on architecture and Texas history and full of folk art and many interesting objects. There's a comfortable rocking chair on the sun porch that makes a great place to sit and read and have a cup of tea. I would say that if you require all the modern kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer, a long term stay (we were there a month) might be a bit challenging for you, but all in all I would recommend the apt.
We do have a washer and dryer available on the back porch and free for renters to use; so sorry that didn't get communicated during your stay! We don't have a dishwasher upstairs, and our stove is a fun vintage piece that requires lighting with a hand lighter, but we do have just about all the types of coffee makers, bean grinder, utensils, pots & pans, mixing bowls, measuring cups, spices, dishes & glasses that a cook could need. If renters ever need a blender or food processor or the like, we have them to borrow downstairs. Glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise!
I loved this apartment and would stay here again. It has the feel of a funky, interesting B&B with lots of vintage Texas-themed art, furniture, and objets d'arte from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. Loved looking through cookbooks on Mexican cooking and loads of architecture magazines and books. The bedroom has a super comfy bed with lots of pillows and nice blankets. The bathroom had an assortment of shampoos and conditioners from hotels and big fluffy white towels (how DO they keep those towels fluffy?) There was a hairdryer for use also. We used the living room couch as a place for our son to sleep and that was fine. There were plenty of extra blankets. Oh, and there were extra umbrellas for us to use (which we needed) and bikes available although we didn't use those. There's a lovely porch room that's nice to sit in and read. The kitchen is super-well equipped and there was coffee beans and a grinder (hopefully) for us to use as we used it. They had left us a couple of beers in the fridge and invited us to dip (sip?) into their spectacular liqueur collection.
Wireless internet service was perfect. Noise level was great -- quiet street. If anyone was noisy, we might have been, clomping around on the 2nd floor.
Finally, the location was wonderful. We walked to the Thunderbird cafe as well as the Cherrywood cafe, and had breakfast tacos at Chilito's. They're also walking distance to a nice restaurant called the Salty Sow. You could probably walk to U.T. although it would take about a half an hour. Parking on the street was fine.
Our stay was excellent. Kevin's space is very cool, very unique, and very comfortable. In addition, he's a great host. The neighborhood is also quite nice. We totally recommend!
Kevin en Bob's appartement was gezellig en de uitleg was helder. Er lagen leuke tips klaar voor bijvoorbeeld een lekker eetcafé in de buurt. Zelf koken was ook geen probleem in de uitgebreide keuken. We voelden ons erg welkom.
Het universiteitsterrein is op loopafstand en leuk om doorheen te wandelen. Ook zijn er diverse leuke musea in de buurt (half uurtje lopen). We hebben het prima naar ons zin gehad.
Great place, everything was as anticipated, key left under the mat. Kevin was very welcoming - thanks for the accommodations!
Kevin had the porch light on to welcome me, so that when I arrived after dark, I was able to locate the place from the street and find the key, where he had said it would be. He had indicated that he would be traveling most of the time I would be in Austin, so I did not actually meet him. He had left detailed notes, which made me feel at home in the flat. Everything went smoothly, from the wifi connection to the kitchen appliances to the thermostat, which could be adjusted during the very changeable weather I encountered. Also, the bed was very comfy, and I was entertained by interesting art in the (email hidden)ANK YOU, KEVIN...