About this listing
This is a very cool 2-story, 2 bedroom and 1 ½ bath 1960s condo with a loft master bedroom. One wall is floor to ceiling 20-foot wall of windows. The master bed looks out through the top windows into the trees. The downstairs is airy and open—no walls separating kitchen, dining room and living room. 930 square (website hidden) and wired Internet access. Stained concrete floors. Well-equipped kitchen. Large back porch. Fantastic high water pressure for great showers. One close-in reserved parking. space and plenty of unreserved ones. Two swimming pools. Barbecue grills. No children live in the complex.
Location: The condo sits just behind the widely renowned tap beer/wine bar and live music venue, The Whip In, which was also a SXSW venue this year. A 20-minute walk to the cultural heart of South Congress, the hike-and-bike trail, bus and pedi-cab routes or bike rentals. 15-minute drive to downtown. 20-minute drive to the Circuit of the Americas. 15-minute drive or 20-minute bike ride to Zilker Park (about an hour walk). 5-minute walk to a great neighborhood, spring-fed, year-round swimming pool in a beautiful tree-filled park that follows a creek. A quiet, gated and secure complex.
I would like to limit rental to 4 guests, but will consider 5. Just keep in mind there is only one tub/shower. There is one queen bed and one twin, and another person or two could sleep on a carpeted floor (and I'll try to get a large air mattress).
3-day minimum. $300 per night/$200 deposit for Austin City Limits Festival. $325 per night/$200 deposit for Formula 1 and SXSW. $250 per night/$200 deposit any other time unless otherwise noted on calendar. Prices may be negotiable depending on length of stay.
Will also rent one bedroom to you as a temporary roommate for $100 per night for ACL or $150 per night for Formula 1 and SWSW on event dates.
I have a small, quiet, unintrusive tabby cat I can't take with me while you're here. She usually stays out all night and sleeps in the day. You'll likely need to fill her food bowl with dry food once a day.
No smoking inside condo. Prefer no pets, but open to discussion. Respect neighbors in terms of overly loud music in the wee hours. Observe swimming pool rules. Lock door when not at home. Will need you to feed my small indoor/outdoor cat dry food once a day.
Monte's house is really very nice, exactly as you can see in his pictures! Great location (about 30 minutes walking to downtown), great neighborhood, cosy and warm. If you need to eat something, there are a bar called Whip in and a small market (gas station) just some steps from the condo.
Having missed out on a convenient hotel for SXSW, myself and a friend stayed in Monte's condo for the duration of the festival. Our experience in Austin was awesome as it was our first time attending SXSW and Monte was a really great host. He was very attentive, checked in with me before the trip and also dropped by to check in with us during the trip. Having been an Austin local for many years, he was able to assist us in getting accustomed to the area quickly and also provided a list of things to do, see and eat (Lucy's Fried Chicken is the best!). Monte's condo is a small cozy condo nestled in a nice area which was suitable for the 2 of us with the 2 bedrooms and was in close proximity to groceries and supplies. Overall Monte was a great host, really friendly guy who was easy to communicate with and his place worked well for us. I would recommend Monte's place for anyone looking to explore Austin and it was a really great to meet and deal with Monte.