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French Place Contemporary Studio, Lofted Ceiling & Large Windows

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Loft studio with queen bed, cot available for kids, full bathroom

This backyard studio is a 400 sf stand alone building in French Place, a beautiful central neighborhood of Austin covered in Pecan, Live Oak and Cedar Elm trees.

The studio has stained concrete floors, full bathroom w birch wood floor, lofted ceiling, large windows, contemporary kitchen with beech wood cabinets, butcher block counter, & a deep sink. Appliances include a frig, microwave, full stove and oven. The back patio has its own washer and dryer. The entertainment system includes a 40 inch LCD flat screen with 200 channel cable, 100 watt stereo. And there is a landscaped backyard for your private enjoyment.

French Place neighborhood is surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, diners, convenient stores and a super market. We are also less than a half mile from St. David's Hospital and less than a mile from the University of Texas. We are 2.5 miles to the state capitol, 3 miles to downtown, 5.5 miles to Zilker Park.

Your experience will be quiet and comfortable, poised in the cultural center of Austin.

Bike Rentals: We have two mountain bikes that can be rented for $10/day. Cycling is an excellent way to get around in this part of town.

More Details

Jim Reed
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Jim Reed

I live next door to the rental property, so you always have someone local to ask questions or provide assistance.

Jim Reed purchased this studio in 2006

Why Jim Reed chose Austin

French Place neighborhood is a quiet neighborhood with large beautiful pecan and oak trees, tucked away just northeast of University of Texas Campus, We are only a few miles from downtown. So you can enjoy the vibrant energy of the city, but have a restful place to return to (late) in the evening.

What makes this studio unique

This is a stand alone building, no shared walls. And it is at the back of the property, away from street noise. The studio has a full kitchen, full bath, and washer/dryer. The private backyard is beautifully landscaped and shaded by a large pecan tree.


East Austin Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Birch wood flooring, full tub and shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , cot upon request
  • Queen size bed, medium firm mattress with cotton pillow layer on top. Cot for child can be used upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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French Place Contemporary Studio, Lofted Ceiling & Large Windows
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Cherrywood Digs

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and private studio with a great host and walking distance to the Cherrywood Cafe, a great little coffee shop with a patio for your dog.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved my stay!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay in this cozy studio! It was perfect for what I needed and had the essentials and I felt at home. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a safe, quiet neighborhood. Everything was nearby and easy to get to from this point.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very gracious hosts! Welcoming and available for any questions. I stayed for a month for school, and the place was the perfect size and location. Very convenient to have my own kitchen and washer/dryer to use. Friendly neighbors and within walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé, my dog and I were llucky enough to stay with Jim and Heather during a lapse in residence between my lease running out and closing on my new home in Austin.

Jim and heather are really friendly and helpful...absolutely great hosts. I really enjoyed getting to know them in the month I stayed there.

The property itself was very nice and well appointed. We only brought clothes and toiletries. Everything else we needed was already furnished, which was extremely helpful considering all of my belongings were in storage.

If you want a great place to stay in a nice part of Austin, I highly recommend this property. Be it a weekend stay, or a long term need, Jim and heathers back house is a great option.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Heather we're incredibly gracious during our stay. They provided a wealth of local knowledge from restaurants to home renovation vendors. We truly enjoyed staying with them and wholeheartedly recommend them!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Jim & Heather's studio while waiting for our own house in Austin to be built. As you can see from the photographs, the studio might not appear to be big on square footage inside, but it's a very flexible space and functions like a much larger apartment. As we were staying for several months, having a washer and dryer was a real bonus, and even in mid-summer, it was great to have the outdoor seating area to kick back and sit in the shade. The kitchen is fully equipped and arranged so you can actually use it, which is very rare in all the rentals we stayed in! This helped us save money on food bills, and made us feel more at home.

The TV and WiFi was a very welcome feature - we had some hot summer months and needed to spend our time indoors, and being connected and entertained was a huge help.

The real gem of this rental is Jim & Heather. They really seem to enjoy having new neighbors to get to know, and as we were new transplants to Austin they did everything they could to make us feel at home in our new city. Jim was incredibly helpful and addressed any queries/issues about the studio that cropped up right away and takes great pride in maintaining the property in general. We got fantastic advice of where to eat and listen to live music, and felt we were considered real neighbors during our stay. I can't recommend this rental more (they only give me five stars to use!!) - particularly for long-stay rental and if you're new to town. You'll be in great hands.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

French Place is a region of Austin in Cherrywood Neighborhood Association, just northeast of University of Texas, due east from Hyde Park Neighborhood and south of the new Mueller Neighborhood development. This is a very quiet and safe neighborhood with amazing restaurants, theaters, coffee shops, and parks along our perimeter. Also, we are only a few miles from downtown, an easy bike ride or bus ride away.

Our studio is a stand alone building, no shared walls, so you have complete privacy. And since it it located in the back yard, you have complete silence from road noise as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

clean $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

25% deposit for secure reservation
Remainder 75% due 15 days prior to stay.
Deposits are non-refundable.
Hotel tax of 15% does not apply to >= 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund