Casa de Desai welcomes y'all to ATX

House - Private room · Ridgeway Drive, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Your host, Sid
9 Reviews
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The Space

Modern home built in 2007 with all the amenities needed to enjoy your stay in Austin. 2.5 miles from the state capitol and downtown.

High-speed U-verse (30/3 Mbps) Wi-Fi is included and also included in the living room is a 65” Panasonic flat screen TV with DIRECTV with hundreds of HD channels to choose from.

Transportation is EASY from here to all downtown locations and UT. We are only a 5 minute drive from downtown. Two different bus stops are less than a 10 minute walk away, with about a 20 minute ride downtown. A 15 minute walk will get you to the Capital MetroRail which goes into the heart of downtown in 10 minutes. You can also rent/bring a bike (places nearby rent), which is only a 15 minute ride to downtown - no need to park or deal with crowds. In addition we are very close to East Sixth/Fifth/Fourth Street ~ 5 min drive/10 min bike/35 min walk, where more and more bars and restaurants are opening each year!

East 11th District is right around the corner, with cute restaurants, Austin-y bars, music venue, coffee shops, great boutiques, spa, food trucks and more.

A five minute walk will also get you to the best breakfast tacos in town!

If you do drive, you can park in the driveway shown in the pictures and depending on the length of your stay can park in the garage.

I provide clean bedding and towels, and will always be willing to help if you need anything else (cell phone/laptop charger) to have a more comfortable stay.

The rest of the house has a fully functional kitchen (dishes, glasses, silverware, and cooking utensils included), washer/dryer, fridge with freezer, gas stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, grill, and dishwasher.

•Kitchen is yours to use but I ask that you please leave it like you found it.
•Remember to lock up when you leave, and don't lock yourself out!
• There is a large dog on site, if this is an issue, let's discuss beforehand.
•Please respect my belongings.
•I am not responsible for any injury that may happen on the property.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $343 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I had a very comfortable stay with my sister while in Austin at Sid's place. Though it was summer, the A/C was always on and there's a fan in the room if that's not enough for you, though it was definitely cool enough in the room for us. Also, I don't think the room listing mentions this but you get your own full bath in the bedroom that's pretty big which we enjoyed. The bedroom is also bigger than what I expected from the pictures and felt very clean. Sid's mom was pretty flexible on when we arrived and checked out and let us use their fridge to store some BBQ we wanted to take home after we were supposed to check out. As noted in the listing, this place is pretty close to downtown so traffic was never an issue, but definitely far away enough so that parking was abundant. I would definitely recommend staying here during anyone's visit in Austin.

    June 2014
  • Eine großartige Wohnung mit überragendem Blick über die Stadt, auf das Meer, die Brücken und in die Ferne, besonders auch bei Nacht. Nicht nur vom Wohnzimmer und dem kleinen Balkon, sondern auch direkt aus dem vermieteten Schlafzimmer, vom Bett aus. Sehr gute, zentrale Lage aber nicht laut, allenfalls das Bad nebenan.
    Sid ist sehr nett, hat uns sehr viel geholfen und den Aufenthalt angenehm gemacht.
    Wir freuen uns darauf, bei unserem nächsten Urlaub in San Francisco wieder bei ihm wohnen zu können

    June 2014
  • Sid's place is fantastic. The bedroom and bathroom are both nice and large. The house is clean and cozy and the other tenants are super friendly and welcoming. The location is quiet and safe with super easy access to the bus to go downtown or to check out East Austin. We would definitely stay here again!

    April 2014
  • April 2014
  • I actually haven't seen those windows open like they are on the first picture, but Sid's place lives up to its promise. And to top it off I was welcomed by Sid's mum who made a very spicy tasty oven dish! Being a Dutchie I repaired the bike for the next visitor :-)

    March 2014
  • Sid takes pride in delivering not a good but a great experience. He went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect and beyond was expected. Everyone staying at the house was great and friendly. Overall, very recommended.

    June 2013
  • Like I hadmentioned in my previous review, this house is awesome! I've had some great memories in this place and absolutely found the best worth of the money, time and effort put into making this extended stay happen. Sid (email hidden) and his housemates in Austin are equally good! I have faced no problems at all regarding my stay here... If given a chance I would definitely stay in Casa De Desai in the future!

    May 2013
  • Casa De Desai (email hidden) to stay in Austin, if you are looking for a reasonably priced accommodation. Downtown is about a 10-15 min drive and pretty accessible. Sid was awesome and very helpful in communicating with me via email and texts regarding the reservation, especially considering the fact that he lives in San Francisco. Curren and David, the fellow housemates are extremely helpful and fun guys to live with! Curren even gave me a ride to downtown one of the nights as I did not want to drive! :)
    I highly recommend Casa de Desai as it absolutely compliments the description and pictures provided by Sid.
    I was so happy with my stay, that I decided to extend my reservation for a month! Cheers

    April 2013
  • Sid was very nice. Have me all the info to finding his place. His cousin gave us a ride to and from sxsw so we could avoid traffic and parking. Room was nice, clean and quiet. He even accommodated my lil dog. 5 star service

    March 2013
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