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LOCATION LOCATION- 2 blks to Downtown, 5 blks to Town Lake

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Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, + extra queen bed, sleeps 4, studio extremely close to Downtown

XMAS AND NEW YEARS OPEN-EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR DOWNTOWN FUN! Welcome to the Downtown Treehouse! LOCATION LOCATION- 2 BLKS TO DOWNTOWN. Super cute home has all you need for a perfect Austin experience! Only a few blks to Town Lake! 2 min to the new Rainey Street Bars, 5 min to SOCO area for unique shops.

Home IS A SEPARATE HOUSE- NO DUPLEX-has hardwood floors, full kitchen to cook- fully stocked, 2 private covered parking spaces (much needed here!), washer/dryer. MUCH more than a hotel room offers! Come on down, and enjoy special Austin, TX in a home, not a stuffy hotel. 1 bedrm, 1 bath + extra queen sleeper sofa to sleep 4.

Rent a bike and cruise the Town Lake Trail!

You can rent monthly here. If this isn't what you need, email us, I have 3 other homes to offer.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Carrie

I own and manage 11 vacation rental homes in Austin, Wimberley, & New Orleans. I love taking care of people as they do what's most important--VACATION!!!

Carrie purchased this house in 2006

Why Carrie chose Austin

LOCATION LOCATION! I am a sucker for older quaint homes, this was built in 1920's.

What makes this house unique

you can ride a bike to Town Lake, can be downtown in 1 minute. 12 minutes to the Airport.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

LOCATION LOCATION- 2 blks to Downtown, 5 blks to Town Lake
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Great property, super location

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights over the USGP weekend and couldn't have asked for a better house or location. Never going back to hotels again. Home (kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, etc.) was well appointed, everything worked, and space was more than enough for 2 but could easily accommodate 4. Location is super close to Rainey Street and the rest of downtown - a real plus. The neighborhood though was real quiet at night so slept like a baby. All Good! Hope I have a chance to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris, France

Renovated, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this house for a few days while travelling to the US on business. The house is small but very comfortable. I believe it has been recently renovated. It is tastefully decorated and the owners have obviously made an effort to pay attention to little details. Equipment is basic but there was everything I needed. The area is very quiet. It's not far from Downtown Austin (10 mins walk max) but I recommend having a car for grocery shopping and other necessities .

Overall this is a great find and I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to explore Austin

  • 5 of 5

First time to Austin. This house is perfectly located about 5 minutes to Rainey Street, which comes more alive the later in the night you venture down there! All the amenities we needed were there - fully stocked kitchen, nice lounging area with tv, could close off the doors to the bedroom and bathroom for privacy, A/C (which for Labor Day was much needed). Safe area, quiet street. Great spot for breakfast/ lunch/ dinner a 5 minute walk away - Cenote. I would come back and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Delight

  • 5 of 5

To give some background, this was 4 adult males staying here.

This property was in the perfect spot for getting around downtown Austin. The proximity to the Bike Share Program and abundance of free rides available will make us think twice about getting a rental car next time.

Having plenty of extra kitchen supplies made cooking fun for us and was an even better kitchen than we expected.

The Window AC units and fans kept us comfortable all night long.

The customer service was excellent with the owner warning us before booking that this site is not ideal for 4 people and that there are other properties further from downtown if you are looking to sleep 4. I would not recommend having more than three people stay here if you don't want to get very close and personal. We are used to traveling with not worrying about sleeping multiple people per bed and was a non-issue for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Temporary Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cute home for over a month while we were transitioning back to Austin. The home was so convenient and provided everything that we needed while we were settling. It was roomy and provided all of the conveniences that we were looking for. The location is perfect as we were able to walk over to Rainey Street to get a bite to eat, have a few drinks, or listen to live music. There is a fantastic vegan taco trailer down the street! We used the Hike and Bike Trail often and appreciate how easy it is to access the trail. We enjoyed many sunsets over Lady Bird Lake. The neighborhood park was a great place to meet people in the evenings as they were walking their dogs. The neighbors were friendly and came over to say hi to us. Carrie and her team were very responsive to any of our needs. Overall, this was a fantastic place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Austin to attend a convention. We added a few days more to our stay in order to get to know this area of Texas. Well, the weather at this time did not cooperate. But we were still able to enjoy the city and made a short day trip to Fredericksburg.

My husband had to work every day a few hours during our stay. This was absolutely no problem. The wifi connection worked perfectly, and the apartment is large enough to "spread out" and each of us was able to do what he wanted without bothering the other. Plus the kitchen is well equipped, a plus for me.

Carrie's house is perfectly located near downtown Austin and the parks. Within minutes walking we were at Rainey Street and all the action you can find there such as good food, drinks and live music. A little further and you are in the middle of downtown and its bustling streets and night life.

We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you Carrie!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
AUS airport- 10 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Rainey St bars super close! only a few blocks
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
IH-35, 2 blocks away
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
only a few blks to downtown- hundreds of places
Car: recommended

only a few blocks to beautiful Town Lake- walk or rent a bike.


Rates & Availability

East Cesar Chavez House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 4 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
SXSW Film Fest
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW Music Fest
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
july 4
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day wkd
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL Fest
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL Fest
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
F1 Race
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Yrs
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Maid $50
Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 18.0%

For 1 wk stay- $120 a nt for 2 people, more for up to 4 people. 1 time maid fee of $60 added. Summer/Winter Rates-cheaper- For 1 month stay- $2200, no tax. Holidays & Special Events- email for pricing. SXSW dates can be different from posted dates. 3% credit card fee included. If you pay by echeck, the 3% fee is returned to you after your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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East Cesar Chavez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen in bedroom, 2nd queen is a mattress to put on floor-- much better than a sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Can't beat this LOCATION!!

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