Located in historic Travis Heights district - walking distance to downtown Austin, Zilker Park, Town Lake, eclectic South Congress (SoCo) dining and live music attractions . Perfect location for SXSW, ACL, F1 and any central Austin events or just to enjoy the live music capital of the world.
The room is 550 sq ft above garage studio space attached to a 1920s cottage - with bamboo floors, plenty of sunlight and greenery. It is private, with it's own staircase, accessible from outside. It has a microwave and a fridge in it, but if you need access to a kitchen for small stuff, coffee etc, you can use the one in the main house (if we're not out of town at the time)
The surrounding is a 100 year old neighborhood with beautiful cottage houses and greenery. Airport is less than 15 mins away. Austin now has automated bike rentals (similar to DC or Toronto), and stations are close-by (nearest one is 10 minutes walk from the house). We've an extra bicycle for you to use too. The lake, actually the river, but it is called Town Lake inside the city, is only 15 mins walk away, and has a nice walking/running trail, 10+ miles long.
South Congress district, South First district, all within a mile, have the Austin's finest street food and also proper dining. Jazz venues like Continental Club, Elephant Room, Saxon Pub, are all walkable from here.
Beer aficionados, check out Whip In - around the corner, may be 200 meters from the house. It is reported to have the best beer selection in Texas. Live music every night, with spicy and filling fusion food. The other new hangout hood these days, Rainey St, with lots of great food, craft beer and breweries is just across the river.
University of Texas is less than 4 miles away, but you can hop on a bus from around the corner.
Don't forget to swim and dive at Barton Springs pool - three miles from here - it is quite appropriately called the soul of Austin - natural spring fed 200 meters long pool, with beautiful underwater flora to gaze on. In a hurry? You can do laps in Big Stacy Pool (33 meters long heated outdoor pool) just 100 meters from the house - open from 6am all throughout the year, and it comes free with the studio (actually it is free City of Austin pool :) )
This is Austin! Right here. My beautiful fair city!
Great apt. It's a beautiful and private studio super close to the great South Congress neighborhood. Faisal and Tricia are wonderful hosts!
Wonderful in every way! Very quiet, zen-like,and comfortable space, in a great neighborhood, conveniently located so that it is easy to get anywhere. Faisal and Trish were kind and helpful: perfect hosts. Will definitely go back!!
Faisal is a thoughtful and responsive host. The studio space is large, well equipped and the neighborhood can't be beat! My boyfriend and I came to Austin for a conference. There is no need for a car when you stay here because you can get wherever you need to go on a bike. The only thing I would change about the stay is the length of it - I wish we had stayed longer!
Faisal and Trish have a gem in Austin! Their place is adorable and ideally located in Travis Heights, within easy biking or moderate walking distance to the awesome SoCo neighborhood. Easy parking for cars is on the street in front of the house.
The studio itself is tastefully done: large and well lit and nice temperature controls. I was toasty warm during an unusual cold spell in the area. I think the space will just be improved upon with the kitchenette that Faisal is installing.
Faisal and Trish are the sweetest hosts, friendly and accommodating and full of good food and place recommendations in the area. I will happily stay again on my next trip to Austin!
I liked how Faisal gave advice yet wasn't intrusive into my stay. The room is nice and well cared for. As a host, Faisal is everything you could ask for.
Had an amazing long weekend in Austin thanks to Faisal and Trish.
Great hosts -- charming, considerate, fun to talk to and provided fantastic dining, sight-seeing and jogging-route suggestions. Great space -- spacious (would be a large one-bedroom if they put up a wall), quiet, excellent shower, comfortable bed -- in an awesome location right by South Congress. We will definitely stay here when we return to Austin.
Great location, great space, great hosts! I stayed at Faisal and Trish's Studio apartment while visiting my children in Austin and found it to be the perfect place for my stay. It was quiet, clean and had everything I could want, even flowers! I will definitely be back now that I have such a perfect place to stay.
Faisal's studio space was perfect for my needs. After a conference downtown I had a few extra days in Austin to catch up with some friends and get some needed rest post-conference.
The space was clean, relaxing and suited me well. Faisal was accommodating, cordial and attentive. My previous plans changed at the last minute and Faisal was prompt in addressing my reservation and within a few hours of the mouse click I was ready to go and set up for a 12 hour post conference slumber. I was given the space needed to relax, but Faisal was clearly there should I need anything, interested in the art exhibit and local movie screening I was going to and even offered a ride to the airport.
Happy to return to this space in Austin again, convenient to the parts of Austin I adore. Ill be back when next year's annual conference comes around.
Location is good. Price seemed very fair for such a spacious, clean
apartment. Faisal was very accommodating and responsive. He even offered a ride to the airport.
We enjoyed our stay at Faisal's garage apartment--comfortable, spacious, and private. It's less than a mile from the hip South Congress (SoCo) neighborhood, where you'll find interesting places to eat, browse, and shop. And Faisal is a friendly, acommodating host.