This 1914 Craftsman Bungalow is a rare gem, one of a few houses in Austin located on the south side of Lady Bird Lake overlooking downtown. The location is ideal - 10 minutes west of the airport, 5 minutes south of downtown and just east of South Congress, with easy access to the 10 mile hike-and-bike trail that circles Lady Bird Lake and to IH35, which links Austin to San Antonio and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For those wishing to visit SXSW, the Formula One race track, ACL, or other centrally located festivals, our home is perfect.
A huge, southern style front porch welcomes guests and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or an evening meal outside. With ample seating and a porch swing make and a big oak table, the front porch is perfect for serving dinner, hosting a card game, or simply relaxing late into the evening.
The house has 4 bedrooms - 2 upstairs, and 2 downstairs. It easily accommodates groups with a variety of sleeping arrangements: downstairs you'll find one bedroom with a pillow-top queen bed, and another with a day bed and a pull out trundle making two twin beds; upstairs there is a bedroom with a full-sized bed and another with 2 twin beds. With use of an optional air mattress, our house provides space enough for 10 people to sleep comfortably. Each floor has a full-sized bathroom featuring a claw-foot tub with shower.
Two separate living rooms (one upstairs, one down) and good spacing offer enough privacy to make sharing this home easy for groups, and allows for grown-ups and kids to have separate places to enjoy movies or games. The house has wifi, google fiber and two big screens - one upstairs, one down - to enjoy them on.
Our kitchen is well-appointed and fully stocked. The dining room features a long table and bench seating, with additional chairs available. Behind the kitchen in the back of the house is a small private outdoor patio with a grill and seating area.
Parking here is good and you'll be free to use the driveway. Just a 3 minute walk from the house you'll find a bus stop serving several central routes through Austin.
The location is fantastic: Travis Heights is the closest residential neighborhood to downtown, and a short walk or a $5 cab ride to the shops and restaurants of South Congress or 6th Street nightlife. You can pick up the 10-mile Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail just to the east and west of the house and walk, bike or run to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. We are only a 10 minute drive or $25 cab ride to the airport. Unless your plans include travel outside the Austin area, you don't need to rent a car to enjoy Austin's many sights and activities - you can easily walk or take the bus, cab or rideshare from the house.
While Austin offers more than enough to keep you busy, if your plans include visiting San Antonio - home of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, Seaworld and Six Flags- you'll be happy to know that our ready access to IH35 makes the trip to San Antonio a quick 80 minutes. If shopping is your thing, you'll want to plan a stop the outlet malls in San Marcos on the way - just 30 minutes south of town. And if you are meeting additional guests or family members, you'll enjoy the fact that our easy-to-find, convenient location makes meeting up a breeze.
We're down to earth, and love to share our house and the joys of our city with travelers who may be coming through Austin for one of it's many great events. We can give you insider tips on anything you may want help with: from coffee shops, restaurants, juice bars, venues, local arts and recreation in general, points of interest, gyms, dry cleaners, whatever you may need - we can probably help. If there's something you'd like to see in the fridge when you arrive, let us know, we can try to accommodate. If you'd like to arrive to a kitchen full of groceries that you would like to use during your stay, let us know and we can do a full shopping trip prior to your arrival for a small fee plus the cost of your items.
Please note that per city regulations, no more than six (6) unrelated adults may reside in the house
We are proud of our home and are excited to share it with those who will enjoy and appreciate it as we do. We are LGBT friendly.