This large, one BR apartment in the eclectic, historic West Austin neighborhood of Clarksville has the best of Austin a short walk away. The Carriage House is an entirely separate building. The entrance is completely private with a separate address. Parking is for guests only directly in front of the building.
The large living room, spacious bedroom and dining area allow you to spread out and make yourselves at home. The galley-shaped kitchen is ideal for those who like to cook.
You'll be centrally located, within walking distance to stores, shops and restaurants. There's a great grocery store, called Fresh Plus, just one block away. Walk to downtown in 30 minutes or less. City bus stops are also just down the street. Two blocks away you can catch a bus to/from the University of Texas campus.
The Carriage House is incredibly close to everything, yet quiet, private, spacious and comfortable.
Though the apartment is only 1/2 block from a vibrant area, it is a residential neighborhood where neighbors are friendly, quiet and sedate. Please no loud noise after 11pm.
Carriage house, where I stayed for a month, combined with Ford as the most thoughtful host, made it feel a home away from home.
Carriage house itself is clean and cosy. Comfy bed, loads of storage room, a large living room - essentially everything you need for a short (or long) rental. It is also in the most amazing location, in a very quiet residential neighborhood, near to nice restaurants and cafes, but only a 20 minute walk or 5 minute uber from downtown.
As for Ford himself, I was incredibly touched when I arrived by his gifts of wine, beer and coffee - he was in touch before to ask whether I was a tea or coffee drinker. And I found even knowing him and his wife we right opposite if I needed anything was a real comfort.
It was my first time visiting Austin and I was unsure what to expect but this certainty made the experience infinitely more positive.
Thank you Ford and Lisa
We had a really lovely stay at het carriage house! Such a cozy place. I would definitely come back here!
Thank you Ford & Lisa
The carriage house was exactly as promised -- a wonderful, cozy yet spacious place close to great food and delicious coffee -- an easily accessible
To downtown, yet tucked away in an awesome Neighbourhood. Ford and lisa were fantastic hosts. All was as promised but better, with good recommendations, and great communication. And a very comfortable bed! Thanks for a great stay in Austin. We would highly recommend it!
We lived in Austin 13 years ago and wanted to visit for my husband's birthday. I picked this place because it was close to so much, but in a quiet area. I usually like having a kitchen when we travel, and this place was well equipped, but honestly we barely used it since we were stuffing our faces with Tex-Mex and BBQ at our old favorite haunts.
I'm a princess when it comes to sleeping and the bed was very comfy. Another reason I picked this place was because the bed was on a platform--no box spring--thank god! I told you I was a sleeping princess!
Close to shops and eats: check
Old school Austin: check
Awesome home away from home!
So, after being hosted perfectly by Ford & Lisa, I now feel so protective of of "my place in Austin" that I wondering how I can share it? But it is perfect. Ford & Lisa have created a little gem in Clarksville, and it is now my "go-to" place in Austin. Walk down to Fresh Plus or Cipollina, get some steaks and beverages, and spend a lovely few days in their thoughtfully appointed flat. I spent a lot of time listening to Townes, who lived right around the corner, soaking in that Clarksville thing. Some of you know what I'm talking about. I like to keep to myself, and Ford & Lisa were brilliant in being responsive, but never intrusive. They left me a bottle of wine, chips & salsa, and a lovely flat. Thanks guys! I miss it already and hope to come back.
My husband, 3month daughter, and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Austin, and if we visit again would definitely stay at Ford and Lisa's Carriage house! It is located in an adorable neighborhood, that is great for evening walks. There are restaurants, a grocery store, and a coffee shop in walking distance. The house itself is adorable, impeccably clean and homey. Ford and Lisa were great hosts!
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! This place was incredible. I was in Austin this past weekend for a wedding and this carriage house was a perfect launch point for a weekend of activities.
I had a truly great experience staying here and would recommend it to anyone.
From Austin, Texas. Like to travel without a great deal of planning. And outdoor activities of every sort. Also like a good read, art, movies, recording for blind. Stillness is OK, too.