For any leisurely trip to Austin, Constance's lovely house is a fantastic place to be based - famous SoCo and South Lamar are in walking distance so there is no shortage of coffee, good food and people-watching (on the other hand, Constance provides generous snack supplies and very, very nice coffee). The house is clean and modern and the back porch is a great place to hang out and enjoy said coffee. Wi-Fi is fast!
The walk back from Downtown is a bit of a trek, especially after long days in the sun with lots of Margaritas during SXSW (with taxis famously being unavailable during the festival). For SXSW, where accommodation rates suddenly triple everywhere, Constance's house was on the affordable side, whereas it'd be a bit pricey for an ordinary holiday. With that being said, Constance's place is also much more comfortable than any ordinary hotel room.