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Classic Austin Bungalow

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

The space

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Tae
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

Amenities

East Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Common Area - 1 queen , Air Mattress & Couch
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Classic Austin Bungalow
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Sweet little bungalow in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this nice bungalow for three nights in late May/early June 2018 - visiting Austin for a graduation. It's in a nice, safe, and quiet neighborhood with a lot of the properties updated and well maintained. It's not big and it's not fancy, but it is nice and certainly adequate for the two of us (we used both bedrooms). We had a little problem with the lockbox, but Matthew was very accommodating about talking us through it. Lots of information about the house when you book, and you're asked to be quiet after 10 pm, no parties, which was fine for us. Good street parking (the driveway, as described, is very hard to back out of if there are others parked on the street - poor visibility). It was quite hot in Austin, and the room air conditioners worked really well to cool down the house in a short period of time. We ate out most of the time, but the kitchen appeared to be well stocked. Wifi is strong and fast. TV hooked up to Roku (we didn't watch it - weren't there much of the time). There are some great restaurants that are close by and easy to walk to/drive to. Gas station close as well with a convenience store. We took walks around the neighborhood in the mornings and the neighbors we saw were friendly. We'd stay again. Thank you, Matthew!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Long Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house fit our needs perfectly. We had five girls staying here and had plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably, and also plenty of room for eating and hanging out. It was within walking distance to a couple cute bars and restaurants, and only a short uber ride from downtown. We had no problems at all while here and Matthew was a great host!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $52

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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