I enjoyed a great stay at Zeb's tidy and charming apartment during SxSW 2013. It's situated in a nice quiet neighborhood and provides a very nice 40 minute stroll by the river to downtown.
Zeb would be a fantastic host! He knows all about the coolest places to hang in Austin from improv theaters to pubs to food trailers. He's got a really sweet place, too. In addition to being clean and cozy, it is super close to fun South Austin spots like Zilker Park, Barton Springs and is within biking distance of downtown Austin.
Zeb and I worked together at a video game design company a couple years ago, and have been good friends ever since. I've been over to his apartment many times, and it's always very tidy, and super comfortable. There's lots of creature comforts, such as the couch and TV, and the location of the place is superb. You'll definitely get a very Austin experience there. As Zeb says on the listing, it's only a hop away from Barton Springs, which is an Austin treasure.