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a well-caffeinated californian turned texan :: runner, reader, imbiber, sports enthusiast
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Ann's apartment was easy to get to and from the airport, not far from the Austin Conference Center via the frequent bus journeys available nearby. Alternatively only a 30 min walk to the ACC. The apartment had everything one could ask for, surrounded by shops, a 7-11 and food trucks to boot. Ann was very kind to further leave a few items like fruit, bread, jam and coffee. It was presented quite orderly apart from two elements which I must mention: animal hairs covered the living room, and the bed was not only covered in the same animal hair but had ripped bed sheets (presumably by said animal!), clearly not having been cleaned or prepared. Luckily I found clean replacement bed sheets which I used and found myself mostly outside of the apartment. Having said this, while I never managed to speak to Ann during my visit, her communications and instructions were clear, before, during and at the end of my stay.
Getting in touch with Matt and Ann was easy and they are both very friendly. Their place is very conveniently located for SXSWers like me. I actually took the bus to downtown and the airport... and I thought that was a great plus (cabs in Austin are kinda lame). There's good food, a 7/11, and some stores a minute away from their apartment.
Matt & his girlfriend, Ann were awesome hosts. There was a hiccup with finding the unit, but it was a first-time airbnber (as both of us were) error. Matt went beyond what was fair to remedy it. In terms of the condo Matt rented out, it was great, perfect location, clean, and all the amenities you would need and more. Matt & Ann went the extra step of creating an awesome binder that was a guide to the condo & the area (more comprehensive than you would see at a hotel!). Too bad I noticed it on the last day.. I definitely would not make that walk on i-35 at 3am again! Would not hesitate to stay with Matt & Ann again.
Very comfortable apartment with very convenient access to downtown (cab, bus and walk!) Matt was a great host. We got clear instructions for check-in/check-out, tons of helpful tips around the area. Highly recommended.