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Charming Apartment in historic Aldridge Place-Central Austin

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bed / 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 2

Centrally located charming one bedroom / one bath apartment with office space nestled in the heart of one of Austin's most treasured neighborhoods -- historic Aldridge Place. Walking distance to UT makes it a perfect apartment for visiting academics. This apartment was built in the 1930's behind the original home from 1925. Fully updated with central A/C, full kitchen, and full bath. Free wi-fi.

Enjoy the central location of this 650 square foot guesthouse that has a Queen in the bedroom with a full-size sofa/futon in the living area. Located 5 houses from 'The Drag' (Guadalupe Street) and only a few minutes walk to numerous restaurants, grocery stores, University of Texas, and Central Market organic grocery & park. We are less than a mile from the hospital district (Austin Heart, Seton, St. David’s, University Medical/Brackenridge, and Dell Children’s). We are less than 2 miles from the State Capital and Downtown. Slightly over 4 miles to Zilker Park where Barton Springs and all of the major festivals occur. Other features include original hardwood floors, free wi-fi, Netflix, cable TV/DVD, full kitchen and bath.

Located on public bus routes and free University of Texas Shuttle route.

No parties please. We regret that smoking is not permitted indoors.

More Details

Mark Feist
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Mark Feist

The property owner has lived all over the world. He enjoys people of every color and ethnicity. He settled in Austin 18 years ago and knows the city very well. He has been known to have a glass of wine and share his local knowledge on occasion.

Mark Feist purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Mark Feist chose Central Austin

This property is in Aldridge Place between the University of Texas and Hyde Park. It was Austin's first planned development with many of the homes designated as historic. One of the most notable features is Adams / Hemphill Park that runs through it's center. The history of Adams-Hemphill Park dates to 1912, when Lewis Hancock (1856-1920) donated more than two acres along Hemphill Creek for use as a park. Hancock, who served as mayor of Austin from 1895-1897, was an influential figure at the turn of the twentieth century. Hancock donated the land for Hemphill Park when he began selling tracts of land in the Aldridge Place neighborhood in 1912.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is not only perfect for travelers looking to stay in a unique area of central Austin, but can also accommodate visiting academics or those that are temporarily working in Austin and need a large work area. It has been completely updated and has the original hardwood floors. The apartment has central A/C & Heat.

This neighborhood enclave is unique in Austin and a pleasure to explore while strolling the park and shaded streets. Restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and bus stop are just steps away... while being not too close at the same time. We are located 5 houses from Guadalupe Street.


Central Austin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • River
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 adults & 2 children
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Apartment in historic Aldridge Place-Central Austin
average rating of 4.859649 based on 57 reviews
Denton, Texas, USA

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is comfortable and convenient to UT and many excellent Austin restaurants. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need should you choose to cook instead. We've enjoyed staying here twice and hope to return. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathleen! Please come again!
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Very quiet.

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect little place. The apartment had everything I needed while I visited my daughter. I enjoyed my stay. Quiet neighborhood. Next time I visit Austin, I will see if it is available.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, just don't look to get too comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

The experience fell a bit short of expectations based on the glowing reviews. It was very clean, well located, and the operators written instructions were very helpful. We were disappointed to have no contact with the owner, and the place is a little tired and hard. Our overall visit to the area was great, and in another season this place would likely be fine, but for the money we just wish we could review it a bit more positively.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Thank you for staying with us over New Years. As I explained during your visit, I had family in town for the holiday so was only able to stop by once when we missed one another. Sorry you were here for the snow... I know you were expecting nicer weather. Please come back & visit during warmer weather! Thanks again, Mark
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Super Central Austin Spot

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights here and totally enjoyed our stay. Great location to restaurants, grocery stores, UT, downtown. Mark was responsive to questions and very accommodating to allow us to check out late. The apartment is really very charming and super clean. The kitchen was well stocked. I especially appreciated all the paper supplies and soap products, something many rentals expect you to supply. The only thing to be aware of is there are two units, one upstairs and one downstairs. We were downstairs. When there were guests upstairs you could here everything (walking on the floors, toilets flushing, etc). Just something you have to live with in older construction. If you are really sensitive to noise, you might keep that in mind if you are interested in the lower unit. The noise didn't bother me much but it did bother my husband (or plan to bring ear plugs). Overall a super place and great value. We highly recommend and will stay here again during our next visit to Austin.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, quaint apartment in a great spot in Austin. Close to everything. Would book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property. Clean and well equipped.owner was very helpful and accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Hancock Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrac Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Salvation Pizza, Foodheads, Changos, Pad Thai
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Port Lavaca
Car: recommended

Enjoy the central location of this 600 square foot guesthouse located in historic Aldridge Place that can sleeps up to 4 (Queen & Full-size pullout couch). Located 5 houses from 'The Drag' (Guadalupe Street) and only a few minutes walk to numerous restaurants, grocery stores, University of Texas, Hospital District, and Central Market organic grocery & park. We are less than 2 miles from the State Capital and Downtown. Slightly over 4 miles to Zilker Park where Barton Springs and all of the major festivals occur. Other features include original hardwood floors, wireless internet access, TV/DVD, full kitchen and bath.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $35

Short Term Rental Agreement

1. Smoking is NOT allowed OR Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest and additional fees might apply.
3. The owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses
6. PETS are permitted only with prior approval.
7. PARKING – Vehicles are to be parked on the other side of the street from the property since the city only allows parking on one side of the street. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.
8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping/maid service. If needed, housekeeping/maid service can be arranged for an additional fee. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, we do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the apartment. Beach towels may be available upon request.
By reserving this property the parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement.

Name: Mark Feist
Phone # (during stay): 512-497-6403 CELL

Thank you for booking with us and we look forward to having you. 

A $35 Damage Waiver Fee OR a security deposit of $200 is required. Security deposit is fully refundable within 10 days if the unit is returned in the same condition. Damage Waiver Fee is not refundable.

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional ADULT guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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