EAST SIDE HAVEN! - Saffron House

House - Entire home/apt · East 18th Street, Austin, TX 78702, United States

Beautiful East Austin bungalow in prime area! Sleeps 12 in comfortable beds (1 queen, 3 double beds, 2 double airbeds. Walk/bike to most SXSW and downtown locations.

Very close to bus and train stops, cute cafes, bars, local grocery stores.

Your host, Olivia
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Beautiful East Austin bungalow in prime area! Sleeps 12 in comfortable beds (1 queen, 3 double beds, 2 double airbeds. Walk/bike to most SXSW and downtown locations.

Very close to bus and train stops, cute cafes, bars, local grocery stores.

The Space

The perfect Austin getaway house! Great location close to downtown, in authentic East Austin neigbhorhood. 10-minute walk to so many great bars and restaurants. Near rail and bus, and easy to get 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!

Has wifi, dishwasher, bike rental available, breakfast food provided, coffee provided!

This house is a great crash-pad to all local show venues: explore the vibrant and hip East Sixth street area, or drink and dine on Manor, a walkable strip of great cafes and fabulous restos and bars!

Guest Access

Saffron Suite 1 - Ensuite bathroom, 1 queen bed and 1 full bed.

Blanco Hills Room - full bed (memory foam)(optional queen deluxe air mattress can be added)

Lavender Room - 1 full bed. (optional queen deluxe air mattress can be added.)

Living Room - Sleeper Couch (only if absolutely necessary. It's a light-coloured microfibre couch, and the living room is small, so I prefer to have everyone sleep in the bedrooms if possible)

All linens and towels provided! The house has laundry and a dishwasher.

Interaction with Guests

Friendly but minimal. Just want to make sure you have a great stay! Every amenity is provided - shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryer, iron, etc.

I'll likely be there to greet you and show you around (if I can be) and then I'll leave you to enjoy the house and your Austin vacation.

The Neighborhood

This is a totally walkable neigborhood, with 3 taco places, 3 bars, BBQ, 3 cafes, and much, much more all within a 15 minute walk!

Neighborhood is delightfully mixed with new and old houses, and chickens and roosters running accross the street. I love my 'hood and all neighbors are fabulous and friendly.

It's safe. I live here alone as a single woman when not renting it out, and feel totally fine walking alone at night.

Getting around

There are lots of great places within a 15-minute walk from my house, and there are both bus and train stops close by that will take you into the heart of downtown in 10 minutes (depending on traffic).

You can walk to music venues downtown or on East 6th - it's about a 35 minute walk to 6th, but public transpo is great too.

FOOD! (see my guidebook for lots of great food places a short walk away)

Other Things to Note

We have wifi, washer/dryer, a dishwasher, hair dryers, a fully-stocked kitchen, etc. The house has a very small backyard, but there are some nice sitting areas outside.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 6
Extra people: $15 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $990 /week
Monthly Price: $2700 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Olivia was super helpful and accommodating. The house is as clean and cosy as it appears in the photos, and the beds are super comfortable. Also East Austin is an awesome place to stay, close to town and packed with tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance.

    June 2014
  • We were very happy with the Saffron House. Close enough to the convention center, but quiet and away from the buzz.

    June 2014
  • Olivia's place was perfect for my graduation weekend. I wanted a place close to campus and that would be comfortable for my out-of-town family to all hang out. The location is perfect and the house itself is fantastic. Olivia was very attentive and quick to respond to my texts even though she was out of town herself. Thanks!

    May 2014
  • Olivia was a great host. She was quick to respond to texts and calls. She left us food and drink which we used and appreciated. The house was exactly as she said it would be. There was even a fourth available bed if we needed it. Definitely recommend this place.

    May 2014
    Response from Olivia:

    Hi Jonathan! Thanks for the lovely review and the tips - Someone else set up the internet password but I'll try and get it changed :) And note taken about the rooster. I'd love if it accidentally wandered off - haha! All the best! Olivia

    May 2014
  • I have to agree with all the other reviews - the place was great! Comfy, spacious, easy to find, and the coffee and the beer was a great addition! We had a great time in Austin and the house was no exception.

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay at the Saffron House. Nice place to stay in a great East Austin Neighborhood. Olivia made sure we were well taken care of, ready to go back right now.

    April 2014
  • Olivia was fantastic. Thanks for snacks n such!
    She is an amazing host and will make sure you have everything you need. I will definitely see if her place is available when I'm in Austin next.

    March 2014
  • The place is nice and charming. Olivia is a great host, we had everything we need for the night and we felt comfortable. Also Olivia left treats for us :) Thank you!

    April 2013
  • Our stay was fantastic! The place was gorgeous and our host left us the essentials to make our stay comfortable. We didn't get to meet Olivia unfortunately, but I was in touch with her throughout my stay. She was very responsive, friendly and informative on where to go eat, drink and have a good time. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

    April 2013
  • What a great stay my friends and I had at the Teal Ranch! Olivia's perfect hosting started from afar - her emails were warm and friendly, informative and prompt. I felt welcomed from the moment she accepted our reservation - and that continued throughout - she took great care to set up the house exactly how we needed it for the number of guests that were coming. There were even cereals provided and candies on the pillows! I mean, how gracious can you get? The house is adorably decorated and perfectly comfortable for lounging around with friends - particularly soaking up the Austin sunshine in the cute backyard/side porch areas. And it's a perfect distance to all the area attractions we wanted to get to - from delicious BBQ joints, to swimming holes, to downtown music venues. Stay here if you can - I'd recommend it all the way around!

    March 2013
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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 (website hidden) "olivia vale" you'll find me!
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