About this listing
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 was very hospitable and easy to communicate with. We enjoyed our own private space. The entire place was very clean. We loved looking at all the artsy decorations and the kitchen was adorable. I will be staying here again next summer!!
Kevin and Bob take are truly the NICEST, most generous, considerate hosts I've encountered--and I've had some great Airbnb experiences. They left me fresh eggs in the fridge, invited me for cocktails (on top of access to their amazing tiki bar), bought some bikes for my use, gave me a ride one day downtown, and lastly--mailed me a jacket I left behind once I checked out. Their place is gorgeous, very clean and homey, and in a cool, charming neighborhood. I can't say enough about how great they were. Kevin is super-communicative, kind and laid-back. I would highly recommend staying here.
Kevin and Bob were great hosts. Check-in and out were smooth and the place was super cool. I think I spent an hour just looking at different trinkets and books and stuff throughout the apartment. I would definitely stay here again!
A girlfriend and I stayed at Kevin and Bob's duplex for 4 days and had the most incredible time!! Kevin was great with communication from the beginning. He touched base with me the day before we came to find out when we would arrive and immediately had suggestions on places to go. He left the key for us so that we could settle in earlier than their posted check-in time which was appreciated. Their place is exactly like the pictures and is full of flavor. We tried to squeeze in as much as we could while we were there so we didn't spend too much of an extended time at the house other than sleeping and a couple hours here and there but you could definitely spend time just hanging around their place because their place is designed to make you feel at home as well as all the interesting books and artwork which can keep you occupied for a while!
Kevin and Bob were super-cool, Superhosts. We were welcomed to Austin in the best possible way, with a comfortable, nicely-furnished-with-vintage-decor, upstairs flat to relax in and figure out our next move. All of their many suggestions for dining and fun were spot on. Also, Kevin made sure we were comfortable in little ways, like making sure we both had umbrellas for the AMAZING thunderstorms providing our soundtrack for a day or so. We had coffee and tea for our mornings, beer in the fridge, and most importantly, a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, just right for landing in Austin for a family function. Wow, their neighborhood is a gem. MANY cool places to eat and drink and socialize with the locals, within walking distance. And I mean just a few blocks, really close. Also, their place is situated so that it is really easy to drive anywhere. The freeway is close, but not at all noticeable by noise, and the airport is easy to come in from and get to. It was very easy for travel. Their animals are fun to hang out with, too, and also laid-back. Ella the dog, Frannie the cat and their two well-socialized chickens were a pleasure to sit with while drinking beer in the backyard. Really, totally chill. Kevin and Bob made our trip way more fun and social than it might have been, otherwise. We would stay with them in the future. Definitely.
I recently stayed at Kevin's listing for several weeks during SXSW, and the experience couldn't have been better. The place was clean, spacious and comfortable, with every amenity you could need. Kevin provided plenty of information covering pretty much anything you could ask for, and was at the ready if any additional questions arose. The location of this listing was really nice--centrally located to everything I needed, whether by walking, bus or short cab ride. All in all, I would most definitely stay at this listing again the next time I am in Austin.
I miss Austin!! And Kevin's amazing flat!! I had the most wonderful time, and Kevin couldn't have been more kind and attentive. They even gave me fresh eggs from the chicken coop! It is very well represented on the site, and the proximity to UT and other nearby establishments made this trip a perfect airbnb experience for me, as I was there to work. If I had had a car I would have needed to use it to get downtown, but there are several options for transportation without one. I look forward to returning to Austin and to Kevin's! Thank you Kevin!