The Cliff House : Spectacular Views

House - Entire home/apt · Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Your host, Stan
12 Reviews
Response rate: 75%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Howdy and thanks for stopping by my little part of the world!

This is a 1400 sqft 3 bedroom two bath house that's able to sleep 6. The house is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in hip east Austin. it is less than a 10 minute bike ride to many music venues in east Austin and not much further to points downtown. This convenient location is mere minutes by car to neighborhoods like South Congress, Zilker Park, downtown and Hyde Park.

The house has been completely remodeled and is quite cozy. Enjoy the spectacular views from the back of the house as it sets atop a 40 ft cliff. Amenities include two decks, hardwood floors, central heat and AC, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, deck and fire pit (plenty of firewood on site) off the back with incredible views of south and east austin, walk in rain shower in the master bath, plantation shutters throughout, on demand hot water heater, living room with lcd tv and very loud surround sound system, netflix through Wii and high speed wifi. there are three very comfortable queen sized beds, two couches and one full air mattress (if needed).

This is a quickly gentrifying neighborhood in east Austin. It is very diverse and eclectic. East Austin has had a reputation of being a rough area but it is more a past stigma than a current reality. The area is very safe and you'll find many quirky new shops, restaurants and bars in the area. IPlease check out my guidebook! youll find a long list of good eats and local haunts that are mostly unknown by outsiders but local favorites.

No loud parties. Smoking only permitted outside.

Interaction with Guests

i tend to have very little interaction with guests. i do like to hand off keys in person. this puts a face to the voice and i can quickly give you a run down on some of the things you might need to know about the house. if you are new to austin, i dont mind showing you around if my schedule permits. please inquire if interested :)

The Neighborhood

east central austin is my favorite part of the city. the neighborhood has typically been a very poor part of town. in the last several years, it has been rediscovered and is gentrifying quickly. three things make this neighborhood my favorite. for one its centrally located and provides easy access to F1 track, downtown, airport etc. secondly, i love the diversity... if you are the wealthy/high maintenance needing a starbucks on every corner type, then this neighborhood is probably not for you. but if you are adventurous, love great local and quirky fare...we got you covered :) lastly, i love this neighborhood because its all locals. austin has a huge influx of visitors and this neighborhood is tucked away from all the touristy hotspots. want to see how the locals live? we got that covered too!

Getting around

there are two bus stops just a few minutes walk from this property. by bike, it takes about maybe 15 minutes to get downtown. cabs are plentiful and if you are renting a car, the driveway has two parking spots and there is an abundance of free street parking.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The Cliff House was fabulous! Great location, very clean. Stan was easy to work with and maintained great communication. Thanks again! :)

    April 2014
  • Great house and great host! Perfect for SXSW.

    March 2014
  • Stan's house was great with a good view. I recommend staying here.

    January 2014
  • We had a great stay at Stan's house. It was very clean, kept in perfect condition and the location was great. We could be everywhere in the Austin area within 15 minutes of driving and we really enjoyed our stay. We're planning to stay there again next time we go to Austin.

    November 2013
  • Stan is the best and his house is great! We had 4 people stay here very comfortably, and the view is great. It's also really closely located to downtown. I walked though if you don't like epic walks you'd probably need a car. The house feels very comfortable, it's recently renovated and feels new and comfortable. A++++

    November 2013
  • Stan was a very kind and hospitable host. He was flexible with check in and check out times and flight delays.

    The house is convenient to downtown and activities. The house is accommodating and it's really nice to have the outdoor space.

    It's nice to have a washer and dryer, great bonus. But the cleanliness of the house was lacking. So we wound up using the washer/dryer to wash the sheets full of dog hair, etc.

    Otherwise, we had a great, short visit.

    October 2013
    Response from Stan:

    Joanna was a great guest. unfortunately, there was a miscommunication between myself and my cleaning staff before joanna arrived. unknowingly, the house was not cleaned to my standards. in the end, this was my mistake for this oversight. something for which i apologize. my only complaint is that i had to find out about this oversight after the fact via feedback. not once was i alerted to any sort of problem during joanna's stay even though we had a few brief rounds of communication. if i had been alerted when the issue was noticed, i would have had a cleaning crew out immediately to remedy the situation. i want all my guests to be absolutely happy with their stay and i will do whatever it takes to make that happen. while i have taken measures to prevent this from happening again, i can only remedy a problem if it is conveyed to me at the beginning of a stay. i encourage all guests to please alert me to any issue you may have during your stay.

    October 2013
  • Stan has a really nice place with stellar views in East Austin. We enjoyed the close proximity of the home to Town Lake and to East Austin/Downtown where we ended up spending most of our time. Stan was very prompt and extremely helpful throughout the process and we highly recommend it.

    October 2013
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2013
  • We had a great time at the Cliff House during our visit of the SXSW festival. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. The garden is a pleasant place to relax at while enjoying the view of Austin. Stan responds prompt on questions, is trustworthy and easy going.

    March 2013
  • We had a great time at Cliffhouse. Stan was an awesome host and very easy to get in touch with and great with communicating. The place was awesome and very peaceful. Great views and close to most everything. we were all very comfortable and at home here and would stay again!

    February 2013
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Clint High School, Angelo State University
chemist and flipping houses on the side. weird combo i know.
i like to describe myself as nice and normal. very down to earth and go with the flow type of guy. im getting out more and more here lately and traveling to meet old friends and new. i work as a chemist by day and flip houses on the side. yes yes i know its an odd combination but it affords me to work with both my hands and my brains. my place will be for rent at all times during the year. i have just completed a major addition and happy to share my home with others. be sure to check in around the time of any big austin event (ie, SXSW, ACL or formula F1). im very social and engaging! if renting a single room or the entire house, i will be more than happy to show you some of the best eats and scenes austin has to offer (time permitting). im not a huge fan of hotels. airbnb seems to be a great match. if i am traveling and looking for a place, please know that i act no differently than when im in my own home. i behave as i want the guests in my own home to behave.
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