Welcome to your own private apartment in one of the city's best neighborhoods! Walking distance to Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, hike and bike trail, restaurants, food trailers, coffee shops, juice bars, shopping and only a mile from downtown.
This newly constructed apartment is a spacious, open, comfortable, detached one bedroom, one bath apartment with a private entrance. It's over 650 square feet and includes a queen size bed, private bathroom, kitchenette, breakfast nook, sitting area, outside seating area in the garden and private entrance with touchpad code. It also includes wireless internet. Note that apartment is upstairs over our garage.
We are flexible with check-in and check-out times as touchpad code entrance allows you to get in with no key. With your own private entrance, you can come and go as you please but we are available if needed. No pets allowed.
Our neighborhood is great for walking, running and biking and is walking distance to hike and bike trail and greenbelt for trail running, mountain biking and rock climbing which is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Austin. Our apartment is often described as peaceful and quiet with surroundings including bamboo, trees, and sounds of birds chirping and bubbling water from a fountain in our courtyard.
For families with a baby or toddler, we have a pack-n-play available. We also have a toddler bed we can setup if needed.
Our normal nightly rate is $150 except for big events such as ACL Festival, SXSW, and Formula 1. Nightly rate for big events is $250 with a 3 night minimum, and the cancellation policy for those events is 14 days or more for full refund. Regular weekends are flexible cancellation.
NOTE THAT WE DO NOT CHARGE A CLEANING FEE. We also pay our local and state taxes which are built in.
Our rental is fully licensed with the City of Austin code compliance for Short Term Rentals, so you can rest assured your reservation will not be in jeopardy with an under the radar property.
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Interaction with Guests
We always try and meet guests on check in. We are available as much or little as guests need, and leave that up to the guest. Since we live in the house in front we are typically available for any quick guest requests.
Note that Austin, and Texas in general, is unfortunately not really known for it's public transportation. However it is very easy to call a cab (use the Yellow cab austin app - Hail-a-cab) or use Uber, Lyft or Car2Go (if you have a Texas ID) to get rides to and from the house. Bike rentals are also close by - let us know if you want details. There are lots of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, parks, and a movie theater (Alamo draft house) within walking distance.
While we are close to restaurants, bars, and ACL, our house is in a quiet family friendly neighborhood. We ask that you respect the environment surrounding us. Maximum 3 adults. There will be an additional $25 for 3rd adult and we have no other sleeping accommodations outside of queen bed. For families, maximum 2 adults and 2 children and there is no additional fee for families. Again, we have one pack in play available and queen bed but no other accommodations for sleeping.
John was a great host. The listing is very accurate and even better in person. We felt very comfortable staying there. He gave us great tips about restaurants and things to do in Austin. Highly recommend it if you are looking for an authentic Austin experience.
John and Melissa were the perfect hosts and the space and location was perfect for me. I would 100 percent go back and hope to very soon.
THanks a ton for such a cool experience.
The place was as advertised. The location was perfect; with easy access to downtown, SoCo, and the Hill Country. Highly recommend. Had a great time!
We really enjoyed John & Melissa's garage apartment. It's a clean, well designed space that served as the perfect home-base during our visit to Austin. John went above & beyond to provide us with information on the nearby trails (something I said we'd like to explore) and left a great list of recommended restaurants & cafes. The key-less entry made coming & going a breeze. Melissa checked in with us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. The neighborhood is an interesting place to wander, it's near a very large park, while still close downtown. We enjoyed our stay--and now I'm inspired to build our own garage apartment!
Fantastic experience from the very beginning! The apartment was exceptionally clean and well-furnished...a real home away from home. John provided a list of great restaurants in the area that we took advantage of, and he was an avid cyclist as well. We were visiting for Cross Nationals, and John had already scoped out the venue before we arrived, and provided information on getting around town that was very helpful. If I'm in the area again, I will stay here!
John and Melissa's garage-top apartment served as a fabulous home base for our Austin New Year adventure. This was our first time Air BNB'ing and they were extra helpful—much appreciated.
The apartment is great—spacious, tastefully done and private. Nice mellow neighborhood. We would totally stay here again. There was even a coffee grinder and excellent beans!
The apartment was clean, beautiful and fun. Everything was exactly as advertised...and more. John and Melissa were generous, friendly and a pleasure to meet and deal with. Highly recommended.
Our experience was perfect. Can't think of a thing that we would've changed or wished to be different.
Our family lives in Austin, Texas and we love to call it home. We are active people and are constantly out and about and exploring anything new that pops up in this fast growing city. A little more about us: Self proclaimed foodies, we like to move - we are all cyclists and runners, world travelers, home brewers, avid music fans and concert goers, love to cook and entertain in our home. You will find us many evenings on the front porch with our neighbors...don't hesitate to stop and say hi when staying with us.