Casa Feliz de Kim Artisan Abode

House - Entire home/apt · East 18th Street, Austin, TX 78702, United States

The Space

Casa Feliz de Kim (Kim's Happy House) has two bedrooms, one bath, one indoor/outdoor atrium, and a large enclosed limestone patio with an 8 ft. privacy fence and a lock on the entrance gate. Casa Feliz is located less than one mile east of the University of Texas (UT) in Central East Austin. The house was converted from two barns in the 1940's and has high vaulted ceilings throughout. The interior space is 743 sq. ft. and with the high-vaulted ceilings, and two additional living areas (atrium and limestone patio) the house feels much larger and has over 1300 sq. ft. of living space. Depending on the date of your stay there may be one bicycle available for use during your stay.

Both bedrooms accommodate up to two adults each. Bedroom No. 1 has a full size bed and the bedroom No. 2 has a full size futon that can be made into a bed. There is a feather bed available that can be placed on top of the futon for sleeping; however the futon by itself is comfortable. Just a matter of preference. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. The first bedroom’s window looks out onto the private limestone patio and does not have a curtain on the window. This may be important to know if couples are sharing the home and/or you want to sleep in late as the morning sun will shine through the bedroom window. There is a full-size inflatable mattress available for use if there is the need for more than two beds. The bathroom has a shower/bathtub. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, Vitamix blender, submersion blender, coffee maker (automatic with a timer or a french press), coffee grinder, a gas stove and a full-size washer and dryer. The kitchen does NOT have a microwave, dishwasher, disposal or a toaster oven, and the dryer is very noisy, but it works well. There is a bar with two bar stools for eating meals inside, but there is not a dining room table inside the house; however there is plenty of space to eat on the limestone patio. The interior living area has a stereo system, including a single DVD/CD player and has speakers located inside the house, the atrium and the limestone patio. You can also hook up your mp3 player/phone to play your own tunes. There is a HDTV, but it is placed in a nook, so only those sitting on the couch can watch it. I do have DIRECTV with multiple premium channels and the MLB package.

The atrium has seating for six, including a hanging chair, and a 30” round low to the ground copper table. The room also has a ceiling fan, a gas stove, and two large skylights. The room has an outside wall, but is not totally enclosed, so you have a breeze, but not rain. There is an attached shed which has folding chairs if more seating is needed and a bicycle.

The outside limestone patio is surrounded with an 8 ft. privacy fence with the exception of the entrance gate and a great space for small gatherings. There are small white lights in the trees and lights strung along the fence, which adds a very nice ambiance at night. You will not see the street or passing cars. The limestone patio has seating for twelve, including a patio table that seats six for outdoor meals. You can pull tables together if you need a larger dining table. There is a 10 ft. cantilever patio umbrella to shield you from the heat and sun or if it is cool outside there is an outdoor fireplace and a fire pit (wood provided), and a patio propane table heater in the attached shed. With the two additional living spaces you can easily entertain guests, but music and outside noise must be negligible after 10 PM out of respect for my neighbors and to obey the noise ordinance, which the police will enforce even if the neighbors do not complain.

Casa Feliz in centrally located less than one mile directly east of I-35 and The University of Texas (UT). Casa Feliz is located in Central East Austin, which is a transitional neighborhood that gives you quick access to great places to eat, hear music and downtown. Casa Feliz is within a few blocks of the Capitol Metro Rail MLK station and numerous bus stops. Casa Feliz is located in Yellow Cab’s downtown sector so getting a cab is usually quick and a $10 cab ride to downtown. The rental fee includes Sunday NYTimes home delivery.

Casa Feliz is a unique home with lots of color, eclectic/artisan furnishings, and a perfect location for quick access to most parts of Austin such as Town Lake hike and bike trail, Auditorium Shores where the Austin Food & Wine Festival is held, Zilker Park where ACL is held, F1 Circuit of the Americas race track, which in addition to the Formula 1 race also hosts big name acts, and Bergstrom Airport. Casa Feliz is a fun and relaxing vacation rental even if you live in Austin and just want a break from your day-to-day life or celebrate a special occasion. People often comment that they feel as though they are on vacation when visiting.

The standard pricing of $125 per night was used for the weekly and monthly rate; however depending on the date custom pricing may be applicable, which increases the nightly, weekly and monthly rate. The actual rate is the rate given for the specific dates chosen.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me and I will respond right away.

Interaction with Guests

I will meet you for check-in to show you around Casa Feliz and to give you keys. I'm available 24/7 during your stay in the event you need to reach me. Other than at check-in and in response your initiated contact I tend to leave my guests be.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $1950 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Kim was so accommodating and her house is INCREDIBLE! We came to Austin for work and needed a place at a moments notice( during SXSW) and she took us in like one of her own. Thanks again Kim!

    March 2014
  • Kim is awesome, the house is awesome, the area is cool, it's great to get downtown (metrolink or Kim's bike) and the children's museum with great playground is nearby. 100% recommendable!

    March 2014
  • Kim's Happy House: the name says it all! Our family needed temporary housing while we relocated to the Austin area, and we were so stressed trying to find a place to stay that would be affordable, and safe & comfy for our 2 small children. I had never used airbnb before, and was quite hesitant at first, but as our options ran out I took a leap of faith on this place, as the pics online made it look so nice. Our 2 1/2 month stay was absolute perfection. The house is beautiful beyond words, I wish my own home was half as gorgeous. Kim was so nice to our family, extremely helpful, we felt like we were staying at an old friend's house. I wouldn't have changed a single thing. Consider yourself lucky if you ever get the opportunity to stay at Kim's Casa. I can't say enough good things about the house itself, and how pleasant it was dealing with Kim. As nice as it is to finally be in our own home, I actually miss this place!

    March 2014
  • Kim was an excellent host and made me feel welcome and at ease at her lovely home in Austin. This place is fantastic and I can't wait to stay there again.

    November 2013
  • My stay at Casa Feliz de Kim was exceptional. She was a perfect host and went above and beyond expectations to make sure my stay was all it could be. The home itself was perfect. From an Epsom salt bath to a Vitamix blender for smoothies, I couldn't have asked for more. A fifteen minute bike ride from downtown made it the perfect location to get away from the masses yet close enough to make everything easily accessible. If a return to Austin arises on my journey, Casa Feliz de Kim will be on the top of my list!

    November 2013
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