Upstairs Flat in Central Austin

House - Entire home/apt · Robinson Ave, Austin, TX 78722, United States

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.

The Space

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)

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This flat offers you high value for money close to the city centre of Austin. The furniture is very charming. Kevin is a very friendly and helpfull host. In addition, it was possible to rent two bikes making the SXSW music festival a big success for us. We were able to attend one showcase every hour by cycling between the various venues.

    March 2014
  • Kevin's place is awesome. You really feel like you are staying in someone's home, but without any of the uncomfortable weirdness! We were in constant communication and the entire experience was a great pleasure.

    March 2014
  • Kevin's place is full of charm and conveniently located to all things great in Austin. A very warm & gracious host. Would definitely stay again.

    March 2014
  • Great place, very close to UT
    Gracious hosts

    March 2014
  • If you have checked out Kevin's listing & thought for even a moment about staying at his & his partner's upstairs flat (second level of a duplex) in the French Place/Cherrywood neighborhood of East Austin, take my advice & go for it right this minute.

    I have lived in Austin for more than a decade (& lived in some fantastic spots in Travis Heights, Rosedale, Crestview/Brentwood, & Hyde Park along the way), but needed a place for a few days while in between a move & some extended travel. Kevin worked with me on short notice & was responsive, intuitive, & helpful the whole time, while also granting every ounce of privacy I needed (which is no problem with two private entrances, anyway).

    Like anyone reading this, I also find great joy in traveling as often as humanly possible. As soon as you set foot inside this inspired achievement of a living space, your initial reaction might be akin to mine – dropping your bags & your jaw & saying to no one in particular that "this is outrageously awesome" – or you might just quietly admire the lovely, eclectic, & warm apartment. Five hours later, you might actually remember you're on a trip & have stuff to do. Fair warning: The place will put you in a trance. The great books, generous bar, strong wi-fi, DirecTV, & Goldilocks-level-of-perfection bed don't hurt, either.

    When you're finally ready to hit the streets, you'll be pleased to find that you're close to everything worth doing & seeing. You'll find yourself in what is arguably the new cultural center of Austin, within walking distance of Eastside nightlife & high-caliber but dirt-cheap dining, UT campus & all of its surrounding charms, convenient bus routes, museums, libraries, & more. On top of it, you're a two-minute drive to I-35, but barely even notice it's so nearby.

    Between you & me, Kevin could charge a lot more for this hidden gem. I cannot recommend it highly enough. One thing that struck me as I was researching short-term places in Austin – & I went at it with a level of seriousness usually reserved for buying a new car, because I love this city & wanted to stay somewhere that best represented it before leaving for a while – is that people who had stayed here kept reporting in reviews that the "pictures don't do it justice." Well, truer words have rarely been spoken.

    Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did!

    December 2012
  • We stayed with Kevin during a very busy weekend in Austin and we appreciated the fact that he did not charge exorbitant prices like most others in town that weekend.

    The place is very charmingly decorated, and had every accommodation we needed for our four-night stay. Kevin even went out and got a blow dryer so my girlfriend didn't have to pack one in her suitcase.

    We were very happy with our stay, and would gladly stay again when we return to Austin.

    November 2012
  • I had a great time staying at Kevins place in Austin.
    The house is really unique and has a lot of character. It's fun waking up and seeing chickens running around the yard.
    Kevin was nice enough to let us borrow his bikes so we could get around town.
    Thanks again for everything.

    October 2012
  • What a fantastic spot in an amazing city! Wonderful location, perfect amenities, and a peaceful neighborhood. Kevin does a great job communicating in advance and the apartment is a true delight.

    October 2012
  • Kevin was absolutely great! The place was beyond beautiful, with little touches all around the living space that evoke history and an essence of home. The place is quite large and had a lovely bedroom and living area with television and seating area. There are quick connections to bus routes and, if traveling with car, has super-fast access to the highway.

    By far, I would much rather stay in a place such as this than in an expressionless hotel room. Thanks Kevin, it was great to meet you and your amazingly unique home.

    October 2012
  • Kevin and Bobs place lived up to all the good reviews that encouraged me to choose it in the first place. Centrally located, everything provided for, fantastic aircon which was a godsend in an Austin summer. They also supplied a couple of glasses of scotch to quell my toothache!
    I have no hesitation in recommending the apartment and if available will definitely use again when next in town.

    August 2012
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