You will love the quaintness of this very spacious and very charming 1 bedroom / 1 bath / 750sq. ft. home. There is a Queen size bed in the bedroom and a Serta sleeper sofa (Pottery Barn) in the living room. It has hardwood floors throughout, except in the bath. It is decorated with antiques and contemporary pieces. And, there will be snacks in the refrigerator when you arrive! There is also an upright grand piano for all you piano enthusiasts!
This beautifully landscaped central Austin home boasts organically maintained gardens with over 60 herbs and vegetables for guests to clip when preparing meals in this gourmet kitchen. The grounds also have an Italian fountain that lulls you as you sit outside drinking your beverage of choice and enjoying outdoor showers if you would like! You have a large balcony out your front door with sunset views.
This very popular neighborhood is tree lined, well established, and very quiet. There is a wonderful grocery/market, Minimax, at the end of the street where there is also The Little Deli, a well known lunch and dinner haunt.
The light rail is about a mile away. The bus stops are just 2 or 3 blocks away as well. This centrally located home takes 12 minutes to get to The Hike and Bike Trail and 15 minutes to get downtown. There are also many restaurants to choose from in a very small radius, as this area has become known for its many eating establishments.
Do yourself a favor...
Rent this space for your next visit to Austin!
Michael is all class. The place is well furnished and precious
Her number one rule of the house is "Have Fun!" ALLLLLL CLASS
Example: We forgot a tablet changer and offered to gift it to the house. Instead, she is graciously has offered to mail it to us
Did I mention class?
Romantic getaway or small family retreat... perfect
We had so much fun in Austin and our "secret" was staying at Michael Ann's. It was the perfect home away from home, and Michael Ann was the perfect host (there if we needed her, but never in the way). The apartment was delightful and fully equipped, and the Crestview neighborhood was great for exploring and perfect for taking walks. We look forward to going back soon, and of course we will stay at Michael Ann's!
I loved this place! we booked with Michael the day of and she was able to accommodate us on New Year's Eve! it was like spending the night inside a treehouse, the garage apartment is perfect for a romantic getaway. we had 3 people stay and it was still very roomy! close enough to drive downtown and so perfect for a nice trip to Austin. I loved staying here, definitely coming back on our next trip to Austin!!!
I couldn't have asked for a better getaway spot! We went down to Austin for one night on Saturday with the intention of going out to 6th street for the evening and once we arrived at Michael's place we saw what a little oasis it was and we didn't even go out. If you're in need of a quiet, relaxing place to decompress and forget your troubles, this is the place for you! The garage apartment is very clean and cozy with a great kitchen stocked with all the utensils you'd need to cook with (we got up Sunday morning, bought breakfast food and made our own breakfast there instead of going out). I can't decide which feature about Michael's place is my favorite, but If I had to choose it would be the enclosed outdoor shower (don't worry, there's also a normal shower in the restroom inside). Michael Ann is the perfect host - very welcoming and she always responded in a timely manner to all of our questions. She is a wonderful person with a refreshing, free spirited attitude and I'm so glad to have met her.
From the moment we contacted Michael Ann our vacation began. She is a kind and fun loving person. The reservation process was seamless, checking in was like meeting a family member and any further communications we have with Michael Ann was like chatting with a friend from home.
Once we arrived at the home the enchanting gardens welcome you and you feel as if you are in key west not Austin. The home itself is stunning and every convenience you could think of is available. I particularly liked the kitchen and the views from the living room.
The bedroom was spacious with a wonderful walk in closet, the living room has a great entertainment center available.
The neighborhood itself is very Austin. Well manicured gardens and very trendy looking homes around the neighborhood, wonderful for a jog during the morning.
I can't recommend this piece of heaven enough. You'll have to try it to believe it.