About the property
- House750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
2BR/1BA classic Austin house
FULL REFUND IF CANCELLED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF BOOKING. This will give you a chance to review the house quirks, rules, etc.
Great place to explore Austin from or a quiet home to relax in. About 1.5 miles from downtown east 6th street and just blocks from all the Manor street restaurants and nightlife: best Italian food in Austin (Patrizi's), Salty Sow, Haymakers, Bennu Coffee, and more. A quick 8 minute Uber ride to downtown.
I try to make it feel like home, as it is mine for weeks at a time.
Super cozy Austin house that's close to anything you'd want to see in Austin! It is an Austin house, so they are old, but filled with character! People in Austin love this place, because it reflects Austin architecture / living. The house is old but the amenities are new. 2 brand new queen mattresses and beds. Towels, sheets, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, cookware, dishes, etc.... You'll feel like you're at home. I've insulted the place very well and the A/C & Heating units are great.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Two couples stayed in this "cozy" bungalow for five days of sight-seeing. It is located in east Austin in a sweet residential neighborhood with neighbors who work so if you are coming to party, do the partying at the bars/restaurants. The great news is that it is within walking distance of three wonderful bars/restaurants (Haymakers, the Salty Sow, and Hoovers); it is within quick driving distance of downtown too. The location is just ideal and our favorite part of this home.
The house is less than 800 sq. ft. but we knew that to start with and it worked for us; I doubt if it would work well for a family although there is a decent backyard for children to run around in. It has two nicely-sized bedrooms, one bath, a dining room, and a washer and dryer located in an attached shed behind the house. You definitely know what you are getting before you start because immediately upon booking, you get a long, detailed letter with the "unique" features of older homes and the neighborhood and the owner gives you the chance to back out. We didn't have any problems with it. The owner, Matthew, was quick to respond to our problems (light bulbs out) and questions. He was very generous in offering his advice on Austin, places to visit, eat, drink, etc.
We have stayed at well over a dozen homes around the country through VRBO and, while this one was the smallest, it's location was the best we have ever had.
Getting Around •Use Rideshares! Uber & Lyft are here, and there’s also a service called Fasten as well. •Fasten: https://fasten.com/ Code: TM8530 •FARE: http://www.ridefare.com/ Try code: Matthew459 Buses •There’s also a city (Metro) bus with about 5 minutes that costs $1.25. As far as which bus you should take, I would suggest typing in your destination into Google Maps and using that for reference. •If you’re trying to get somewhere specific, just let me know when and where. I have a lot of friends who do have cars (unfortunately I don’t) and they’re always cool with meeting new people. I often take rideshares as well so carpooling would work. Sites to check out for stuff happening in Austin Do512.com Showlist Austin WWWATX Austin Delivery Services Favor (food delivery) Amazon Prime (I have it if you’d like to get something) Seamless / Grubhub (food delivery) Bitesquad (food delivery) Delivery.com (food delivery) Drizly (alcohol delivery) Places to check out •Some bars close at midnight, but many close at 2 am. •Texas has some weird liquor laws, but generally it works this way: You can buy wine, beer, cider, etc at gas stations / convenience stores until midnight every day except Saturday + Sunday. Saturday they close at 1 am. Liquor stores generally vary but close around 9 or 10 pm except on Sundays. Sunday you can buy wine, beer, cider, noon to midnight. •There are a few after hours spots open after 2 am but you have to sorta plan ahead with that. •Great breakdown of Austin in general - http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/moving-to-austin/ Food/ nightlife - Nearby Restaurants / Bars •Salty Sow - Great happy hour and great food. A few blocks away. Pricey when it's not happy hour, but its goooood. •Haymakers - Probably best bar for locals to go in this area. The food is solid as well. •Patrizi's - Probably the best Italian food in Austin. Get there early, there's usually a 2-3 hour wait during prime time. But there's a bar there so you could make a night of it. It's right next to Vortex too, a show venue. •Unit D Pizza - Solid pizza at a reasonable price •Benne - 24/7 coffee shop a few blocks away. Can check out Eastside cafe too if you like coffee. •Dai Du - Upscale dining spot. A nice fancy dinner if you're looking for it. There's a dessert place right next door too. •Taco Mex: Cheap tacos that are good •Abo Youssef - Mediterranean food truck in the Gulf gas station parking lot. It's good! In general around Austin •Iron Works Barbecue (great BBQ centrally located near Rainey Street downtown)... Of course, there are a zillion different barbecue options. I list this one because it is great and convenient. But here’s a great list. •Salt Lick BBQ (my favorite BBQ but further away… quite the place too, BYOB) •Hopdoddy (amazing burgers) •Pluckers (darn good chicken wings) •East Side King •Casino El Camino (burgers) •Home Slice (Pizza) •Kung Fu Saloon (classic arcade games) •Alamo Drafthouse (excellent movie theater that also serves drinks and food) General Travel destinations in the vicinity: •Barton Springs •Zilker Park •Various museums (google it) •Marfa (cool artsy town a few hours out) •Floating the River (Google it) Overall, there are some really cool areas to just walk around in, if you aren’t familiar with Austin. I’d recommend spending time in a few of these areas if you can: •South Congress - Lots of cool shops and restaurants. Very trendy area. Not too far from here either. •Rainey Street - Rainey Street consists of what used to be houses that were converted into numerous bars. Lots of food trucks and a general buzz overall. •6th Street - The heart and center of Austin’s nightlife, 6th Street is the most famous part of Austin. There’s something for everyone here. It can get crowded. The crowd is very diverse from East to West --- o East side: Creatives / Musicians / Hipsters, Dirty Sixth o The center: Fratty dive bars with dirt cheap drinks, craziness o West Sixth / Warehouse District: More upscale yuppie / post- grad types • The Domain - Huge shopping / nightlife area.