We have a cute cottage in East Austin, 2 blocks away from Lady Bird Lake, and in an excellent location for all Austin events! Located in a nice and artsy neighborhood, easy to walk or bike to SXSW and ACL (no hills!). If you prefer not to walk, you're one block away from a bus stop and a 5-7 min. bus ride to Downtown. Close to shops and cafes. Very easy access to Austin Airport (10 min). We could pick you up at the airport if scheduled ahead of time.
Our house is a 1948 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, that can very comfortably accommodate 4 guests. Central heat and A/C. One bedroom has a queen size bed, the other bedroom has a sofa bed and a TV. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and coffee maker at your service. We also have a washer and dryer that you can use. Free wifi available. We have two bikes that you can use to move around, and if you want more you can rent them nearby. Smoking is not allowed inside, we have an outdoor seating area where you could smoke.
We live with two dogs that won't be there when you visit, but it would be something to consider if you have allergies. Very well behaved dogs that stay in kennels when you're not around can be considered on an individual basis. We also have a large outdoor kennel that they can enjoy if the weather is nice!
We love this house, and we will welcome guests that will treat our home like their own!
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!
Some approximate distances from our house to:
SXSW/Fader Fort: 1.5 mi
SXSW/Convention Center: 2 mi
ACL: 4 mi
Grocery store/Pharmacy 0.5 mi
Library: 0.5 mi
Texas Capitol: 3 mi
UT Austin: 3 mi
Bus stop: 0.1 mi
Austin-Bergstrom Airport: 6 mi
Circuit of the Americas: 11 mi
San Marcos Outlet Mall: 34 mi
We want you to have a good time during your visit and feel at home! We are opening the doors to our home for you, and we expect you to treat it that way during your stay.
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES: The house will be available by 4:00PM on the arrival date, and departure must occur by 12:00PM on the departure date. This is to allow for cleaning and preparations for subsequent guests. Other arrangements may be made with advance notice. In other words, I’ll work with your requests if I am able! I simply ask that you communicate clearly and promptly.
KEYS: You will be assessed a $20 charge if you lose the keys or in the event that you forget to leave the keys behind and make your way home with them. Once keys are returned, I am happy to provide a full refund, less replacement expenses I might have incurred in the meantime.
SMOKING: Smoking is NOT permitted inside the home at any time. Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas. If you smoke in the home, you forfeit your deposit.
DRUG USE: Drug use is NOT permitted anywhere on the property at any time. If you consume drugs on the property you forfeit your deposit and may be asked to leave.
CANDLE BURNING is NOT permitted inside the home.
PETS: Well behaved dogs can be considered on an individual basis. They must be kenneled during the time that you’re not with them, and we request that you clean up after them. You are responsible for any damages that your furry one makes during your stay.
TELEPHONE & INTERNET: There is cellular coverage and WiFi available on the property. A landline is NOT provided.
LOCKED & PRIVATE AREAS: Locked areas for which a key is not provided (i.e. personal storage) are exempt from this lease agreement and are off limits. You will be charged for damage caused by forced entry and/or for missing items.
WASTEFULNESS: The fees charged have been calculated to include reasonable expenses associated with utility consumption and property maintenance. If, however, you are wasteful (i.e. leaving water running, windows open while the AC/heat is on, etc) you forfeit your deposit.
LOST, STOLEN, BROKEN, OR FORGOTTEN ARTICLES: I regret that I can NOT accept responsibility for your lost, stolen or forgotten items. If you leave something behind, I will happily work with FedEx, UPS, or other shipping agency with which you take the time and care to coordinate. It is your responsibility to deal with proper authorities in matters concerning lost or stolen items when necessary.
REPAIRS & ACCIDENTS: Accidents happen. Appliance or utilities malfunction. Should these or other issues arise, please contact me immediately. I will take measures to ensure necessary repairs are made as quickly as possible. If however, I am not notified of repairs needed or accidents that have taken place, they will be considered your responsibility.
PROPERTY CARE: Please care for the property as if it were your own. This is my personal home, and I regard it as my sanctuary. Unless I am notified on day of check-in of any damage or cleaning concerns, then all damages or concerns to the property during the occupancy will be your responsibility. These must be reported to me and paid for prior to departure. Please make yourself at home, but do your best to leave things as you found them.
DEPARTURE: Upon departure, please put all dirty dishes in the dishwasher and collect the trash. Either I or my representative will be there at checkout time to receive the keys. If you need to depart at a different time, please notify me so that we could make proper arrangements.
RESPONSIBILITY: I shall bear the cost of all utilities, trash removal, internet services, and all personal property made available to renters, including kitchen equipment, dishes, and all linens. I will take reasonable measures to ensure my home is in reasonable working order. I retain the right to enter the property at a reasonable and agreed-upon time to inspect or maintain the home, or for my representative to do so. You agree that you shall leave the premises in the same order as you found it and that you shall not exceed the number of guests identified at the top of this agreement. If more than the numbered persons are found to occupy the unit, or if excessive cleanup is required, additional charges for such persons and additional maid service will be charged to your credit card. You shall be fully responsible for any damage to the premises, plus reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys' fees, if necessary. Damage caused by guests shall be your financial responsibility. You and undertake all use of the property at your own risk. This responsibility is an important, material and integral part of this agreement, and I will not rent this home or rooms in this home to you unless you understand and have taken this responsibility on.
The house is exactly as described. Convenient location and a great bed. There's also a really good breakfast taco stand right behind the house that I visited more than once.
Cecilia was a great help not only giving directions, bus routes as well as restaurant recommendations but also was flexible on checking in and out times even on short notice. The house was clean, comfortable and affordable. Exactly what we were looking for. Thank you so much for making our stay effort less. We would stay here again in a heart.
Cecilia was a very friendly host. She went to huge lengths to make sure we were well looked after- providing us with gourmet coffee, juice, restaurant recommendations etc. The apartment was very well maintained- very trendy and spotless.