About this listing
**Full house rental for Formula 1 and SXSW available. Ask for details.**
Welcome to Casa Ricardo, y'all. Experience Austin like a local with your home base in Travis Heights, 2 blocks from the best of South Congress. You'll be conveniently located within 5 minute walking distance to the Capital Metro with service to the State Capitol, University of Texas, St. Edward's University and more. The Airport Flyer drops you off and picks you up less than 1 mile away. B-Cycle and Car2Go short term transportation options within walking distance.
The rental room enjoys natural light, a private entrance, queen size bed, wifi, and laptop desk. You'll also have an empty closet and chest of drawers. (I have this room dedicated to guests on this site.)
Parties of 3-4 can rent a supplemental room with 2 twin bed sleeping accommodations--perfect for traveling bands or larger groups.
You'll have access to the kitchen and common areas, including an outdoor deck for dining under a magnificent oak tree.
Please note that festival pricing varies; I may ask for a higher deposit and/or cleaning fees. Full house rental is available during SXSW, X Games, and F1.
About me: I am an Austin native, I was born here before SXSW existed and have pretty much lived here ever since. I know a lot about these parts and I'm happy to get you situated like a proper host.
Places so close you'll hardly break a sweat walking:
South Congress Cafe
Home Slice Pizza
Amy's Ice Cream
Hotel San Jose Bar
Continental Club and Lounge
Farm to Market Grocery
Jo's Hot Coffee
B-Cycle Bike rental
No smoking. No candles. No fires. Space in the kitchen is limited so let me know if you plan to use the stove for cooking so I can plan accordingly.
You are respectful in the same way normal housemates are respectful to each other.
You can drink my coffee and use my cream and sugar in the morning.
You don't drink irresponsibly and you don't make extremely loud noises. You definitely don't throw wild parties.
You don't bring unauthorized guests. I'm probably going to be cool with guests, but just let me know in advance.
You don't smoke in the house.
You don't do anything illegal here. Please.
You don't risk the health or safety of yourself or other guests.
You pick up after yourself in the kitchen and can be trusted to not burn the house down. (You'll have access to a designated shelf in the pantry, and access to the refrigeration, sink, and microwave in the kitchen.)
If you'd like to borrow records, books, or special please ask in advance.
You don't bring your pets. I'd probably love your pets at your home, but I can't let you bring them to mine.
You won't use furniture in unorthodox ways. I have some nice stuff and I intend to keep it that way.
You are possibly a seasoned traveler and desire an experience that approximates living in Austin the way locals do.
I am respectful of privacy and space. I can pick up on nuances that tell me a person wants to hang or make small talk or keep to themselves. I think I'm a chill guy.
A wonderful location and neighbourhood. A home away from home. Ricardo is a lovely host who is there is you need him but respectful of your space and privacy.
Ricardo was great. We got into a long conversation about life over some delicious hibiscus mint tea. The room was inviting and had plenty of space to put my clothes so I felt right at home. The house was very clean.
My girlfriend and I had a great stay. The room was perfect and the house is in a brilliant location. Ricardo was extremely helpful. I'd definitely recommend to a friend or anyone else.
Staying at Ricardo's place was an excellent experience. Ricardo was responsive and detailed in his communication; check-in/out was super easy. We really appreciated the private entrance and the fact that we felt so comfortable coming and going as we explored Austin. The house is centrally located in a beautiful neighborhood. It was exquisitely decorated and smelled wonderful. It almost felt like we were staying in a chic boutique hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable. The sheets on the bed were the best I've ever slept in! We would definitely recommend staying with Ricardo!
Very quiet and clean house. Extremely close to the fun spots on South Congress. I highly recommend this place.
Ricardo was a friendly host, who offered excellent recommendations before and during my 5 days long stay in Austin. His house is clean, charming, quiet and extremelly well located. Walking distance from vibrant south congress. I will surely recommend anyone to stay at his place.
Ricardo was a great host -- the house was lovely, and the neighborhood was perfect. He was also very open to feedback about one minor issue which was immediately resolved. Highly recommended if you're looking for an inexpensive and comfortable place to stay in Austin.
About the Host, Ricardo
Young professional residing in the historic Travis Heights neighborhood of beautiful Austin, TX. I rent out private rooms year round and my house during F1, SXSW, and Austin City Limits festival. I was born and raised in Austin.