We're renting out our living room for SXSW. The house is in chill, fun East Austin, about 1.5 miles from downtown. We're close to a lot of fun bars (Frontier, the Liberty, White Horse Saloon, the E 6th street bars), restaurants (Gourmands, Blue Dahlia, El Zunzal, Takoba, El Azteca) and SXSW venues. We're quite close to the number 4 bus line, a short 10 minute bike ride from downtown and just a few blocks from a grocery store.
The room is comfortable and homey. We have an extra queen sized air mattress that will be available, as well as the very comfy couch. Three people can comfortably fit in the room. You'll have access to a bathroom in the hall and can also use the kitchen, washer and dryer, WiFi, TV with DVD player, Wii and Apple TV (with Netflix and Hulu Plus). We have two sweet indoor/outdoor cats that you may seem roaming the house - they're quite friendly!
Note: during SXSW we also rent out the guest room, so there may be a few other folks visiting. Our 7 year old son is also with us half the time, so there's a chance there'll be an adorable blondie running around.
I booked this space on short notice when a client asked me to run an event during SXSW. Not only was this a more convent location than some of the other options at that point, it was far more economical (and I preferred that a couple as great as Luke and Rachel get my money rather than the hotel chains). I slept on a comfortable mattress on a box spring in their spacious living room for two nights. I didn't spend much time there, but it more than fit my needs. It's near the east 6th street bars, as well as a number of restaurants and food trucks/lots. I took a couple classes at the amazing Red Bird Pilates studio between their house and downtown.
Luke, Rachel, his son, and their two cats were wonderfully hospitable.