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 tall window. The master bed looks out through the top into the trees. The downstairs is airy and open—no walls separating kitchen, dining room and living room. 982 square feet. TV and wired Internet access (wifi usually available in complex). 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.
Location: The condo sits just behind the widely renowned tap beer/wine bar and live music venue, The Whip In. A 15-20 minute walk to the cultural heart of South Congress and/or the hike-and-bike trail. A 10-15 minute drive to downtown. 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 it to 4 guests. There is one queen bed and one twin, and I have 2 good twin air mattresses. SXSW and Formula 1: $300 per night/$75 for 5th person/$300 deposit. X-Games and ACL Fest: $275 per night/$75 for 5th person/$300 deposit.
I have a young small, quiet indoor/outdoor cat that I can't take with me. She usually stays out all night and comes inside in the morning, usually sleeping all day. When awake she may become invisible.
Laundry room in the complex (coin operated). Two swimming pools. Barbecue grills.
I communicate a lot prior to arrival, to coordinate things and provide tips on where to go in Austin. I make myself available at all times in case a guest needs something. But after guests arrive I stay away.
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.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.