The perfect Austin headquarters for your group!
Get around town: walk to metro rail & buses. Charming East Side gem boasts 3 nice size bedrooms, 1.5 baths, & brand-new kitchen.
6 beds + 1 fold out. Walk to East Side restaurants & bars!
Dining room - Newly reno'd. We recently took the drywall off the ceiling and there was this lovely original wood underneath! There's a record player and awesome vinyl collection - feel free to play the records or connect the stereo system to your phone.
The perfect Austin getaway house!
The Saffron House is in a great location, within a 15-minute walk to lots of wonderful restaurants and bars, including a 24-hr cafe serving hot pizza about a 10-minute walk away!
This updated 1920s bungalow has everything you need for the perfect stay. We've had up to 14 guests enjoy their stay here. While the house is 1200sq ft, the bedrooms are quite spacious!
Great location, close to downtown, in authentic East Austin neighborhood. 10-minute walk to many great bars, cafes and restaurants. Near rail and bus, and easy transpo to downtown and SXSW locations.
I'm a host that loves to host, so have no doubt that you'll be well taken care of.
Sleeps 12 comfortably, in 6 (or 7 if needed) queen and double beds, and large couch can sleep 2.
Has wifi, dishwasher, hair dryers, clean towels and fresh linens, 2 bikes available, coffee, tea, and some food provided.
Saffron Suite 1 - Ensuite bathroom, 1 queen bed and 1 double bed.
Blanco Hills Room - 2 double beds (including very comfy airbed that can be set up if needed).
Lavender Room - 1 double bed. 1 queen deluxe air bed can be added, and 1 *more* optional double air bed can be added.)
Living Room - Sleeper Couch. Comfy for one person, possible for 2 (small) people.
There is a porch sitting area at the front of the house and watching the world go by.
Guests have access to the entire house including drive-way access laundry room. Every amenity is provided - shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryer, iron, etc.
Interaction with Guests
I'll likely be there to greet you and show you around (if I can be)!
The Saffron House is close to MLK and Manor, where there are tons of hip East Austin restaurants and bars a short walk away.
The neighborhood has a wonderful "Austin" vibe. It's a mixed and charming neighborhood of fancy new-builds and old-time bungalows.
Cabs will run $10-$15 into the heart of downtown. You can walk to bars on Manor and a new bar, the Wheel, is about a 5-10 minute walk away. The trendy 6th st. East Side bars will cost you about an $8 cab ride if that.
There are both bus and train stops close by to will take you into the heart of downtown in 10 minutes (depending on traffic).
No pets - this is strict due to allergies.
Be respectful to my home and my lovely neighbors. No smoking of any kind inside. Welcome to the best city on earth!
Olivia was very welcoming. She even left beers in the fridge. The neighborhood was nice and in a perfect location. The house has good sleeping space but we had to adjust being the size of the adults in our group. We only had 9 people and it was pretty tight. The house is electic and cute however.
Olivia was the BEST host ever! She was super accommodating and quick to respond. My team drove down in a school bus so I had a lot of crazy questions that she helped answer and navigate the details--she was almost an extension of our team! We had such a good time staying at the Saffron House during SXSW and would book it again in a heartbeat. It's in a great area of town--close to awesome local hangouts like El Chilito for tacos and JuiceLand for a boost of energy in the morning. I miss it already!
The host had set out a bottle of champagne, card, and flowers - it was the perfect welcome. The house was beautifully decorated and was perfect for a weekend with the girls.
The house was amazing with a bottle of champagne with a card for the bride on the counter. There were also chocolates on the beds...Such a cute little home! Perfect for a Bachelorette party so much better than a hotel....I would recommend this place to anyone and the host was amazing communicating details!
Olivia was an amazing host. The place was so comfortable and convenient to stay in as well. We had a packed house and she was still able to accommodate every request.
Olivia was a great host. She was there to welcome us to her home and walked us though everything. The house is in a great location and had plenty of space for us all. We will definitely consider this place again the next time we're in Austin. Thanks, Olivia!
Olivia was a great host! She was SUPER responsive and thoughtful about making us have a relaxing and enjoyable stay in her great home in Austin. The house was great and an excellent home base during an adventure filled Austin weekend!
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Hello! I'm an easy-going and respectful professional photographer here in Austin. I travel a lot for work, so I may or may not be around to let you in. I absolutely love hosting, and will do everything to make sure you feel right at home in Austin. If you're swinging through town for a trip, for SXSW, ACL or any other fantastic reason, I'd love to host you!
If you search for "olivia vale" on the web, you'll find me and my photography business!