About this listing
Charming, centrally located home, walking distance to Zilker park, ACL,& down town. We are in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Austin, surrounded by restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, Whole Foods market. Experience the best in Austin.
The Old West Austin neighborhood is safe and desirable neighborhood. We are skirted by art galleries, restaurants, shops and music venues all within walking distance. We are one mile away from Zilker Park and Ladybird Lake. Artists retreat offers two beds, one bath, 950 square foot, open living area, Uverse TV, wireless internet, back patio and herb garden. This property is located one block off West 6th Street. Artist's home and studio/gallery, walk to galleries, restaurants, Sweetish Hill Bakery, Z Tejas Grill all on West 6th. Walk over to West Lynn a couple blocks away to enjoy the neighborhood restaurants, Galaxy Cafe, Zocolo, Cipollina's Restuarants, and Cafe Medici on West Lynn to name a few. We are located two miles from Austin Convention Center and downtown Austin. Take a short 7 minute bus ride to down town. Reliable and frequent.
a seven minute bus ride to the Austin Convention Center. The bus stop is two blocks from our house we have the scheduule. Bicycle rental is a great option to get around central Austin and see all the local hot spots.
Guests have access to the entire home and back patio. Parking in the driveway or on the street. some closets will be locked for privacy
Interaction with Guests
I may see guests upon arrival or departure and will be available by phone throughout the stay.
The neighborhood is very quiet in the evening. You will see people walking their dogs, heading to the park or nearby restaurants etc.
We are one mile from Zilker Park, home of ACL. Skip the parking issues and take a 20 minute walk or rent a bicycle and be there hastle free. We are walking distance to down town. There is bus service a few blocks away, Uber taxi service, bicycle rental, cars to go.
Do not disturb the neighbors! No smoking inside, outdoor patio for smoking area. Please do not light a fire in the fireplace. Wi Fi is available, password will be given when you arrive. Please turn out lights when you leave the house.
My husband Victor and I are recently retired teachers, (me art and him english). We met and married in the mid 80's although we have lived in Austin since the early 70's. During this time we have witnessed the incredible growth in the music scene and the population in our home town. We reminisce over the music we heard at the Armadillo world headquaters that offered such performers as Stevie Ray Vaugn and the Talking heads. Now we still enjoy live music at a variety of venues including the historic Paramount theatre ACL and the summer concerts in Zilker Park. as well as many of the smaller venues in restaurants and bars. We enjoy spending time with our family (3 children and 2 grandchildren) and friends. We love to head out of town to visit our friends and other family in Taos New Mexico where we lived for 9 years. There we realized many of our dreams which included building an off grid self sustaining house and owning a local art gallery. We moved into our current home last summer and have plans to install a rainwater collecting system and any other system that promotes sustainability.