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East Austin Downtown House - Close to Everything!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2-3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath - Newly Remodeled by Downtown, Convention Center and Lake.

Newly remodeled with all new appliances and new furniture and beds. The house has been updated while keeping the warmth and charm of original features.

All the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay are provided.

- 2-3 bedrooms (the living room may be closed off to make a 3rd, private bedroom)

- Central AC and Heat - important in Texas!

- 2 Queen beds with memory foam mattresses

- Living room has couch which is large enough for sleeping

- High quality linens and towels provided

- 1 full bathroom with walk-in shower

- Large Kitchen with new appliances

- Coffee-maker and coffee is provided

- Free WiFi

- Television in living room and one bedroom

- Private, fenced backyard with patio

- Washer and Dryer

- No need to keep up with a key - you will have access to the house via a personalized code

- Off street parking in the driveway and free street parking

- Air Mattress available upon request

More Details

Julie Alexander
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Julie Alexander

We have lived in Austin for over 20 years. We love showing our visiting friends and family all that Austin has to offer. Our goal with the house was to protect a piece of Austin history, while providing a unique and comfortable place for visitors to call home in Austin.

Julie Alexander purchased this house in 2014

Why Julie Alexander chose East Downtown

We have lived in the neighborhood for more than 10 years, and we remodeled this house with the intention of preserving the house and its original elements, all while making it a comfortable and welcoming launching pad for exploring all that Austin and the nearby neighborhoods have to offer.

What makes this house unique

I love that with a 5-10 minute walk from this house you may be at the Convention Center, at the lake watching the birds, at the busy East 6th Street entertainment area eating at the food trucks or bar hopping, looking at art galleries, or on Rainey Street exploring new pubs.


East Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk in shower with rain-shower. All towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Left Bedroom - 1 queen , New, Queen size, memory foam mattress.
    Right Bedroom - 1 queen , New, Queen size, memory foam mattress.
    Living Room - Optional Third Bedroom - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room may be closed for a 3rd bedroom w/ full size bed
  • The house contains two private bedrooms, each with a new, Queen size, memory foam mattress. The living room may be closed off and used as an optional third bedroom, containing a full size, memory foam pull out bed. High quality linens (sheets, blankets, duvet covers) provided for all beds. Air mattress available upon request.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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East Austin Downtown House - Close to Everything!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a nice neighborhood. We were here for a work conference and this was a perfect fit for the three of us. The 2 beds and convertible couch were extremely comfortable and it was great being able to decompress at the end of the day by watching some Netflix movies on the provided television. We'll defiantly be back 😊?

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a cute house with great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very easy to access. There was plenty of room for 5 girls. House was great- very clean, spacious with a large kitchen. Comfortable beds. 10 minutes at most to town. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and perfect space!

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 6 girls was able to share this house very well. We really appreciated the ability to walk to various restaurants and bars. The beds and accommodations were great, especially the snack mix! I wouldn't recommend this for groups larger than 6. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place, cosy house, huge garden

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time in Julie's house.

Its a great way to explore Austin, 'living' in a great neighborhood, centrally located. just around the corner at Chavez street

The house has everything you need. Including a fridge with some 'welcome home' local beers. great!

we stayed with 3 persons; all beds were good.

thanks julie for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house, wonderful location, lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

This property is the best VRBO I've ever stayed in - and my family and I have stayed in 10+ properties over the past five years. It's an older home which the owners have meticulously renovated to reflect everything I love about Austin - charm, a nod to historicism while also being very funky and modern and eclectic. It's a large place - large enough for my husband and I and our three young kids - in a great neighborhood which is close enough to downtown to walk (or take a quick pedicab which we did a couple of times). We did rent a car for the majority of our stay, but we also took the bus very easily - there's a stop just two blocks away. There are great restaurants everywhere, and you can jog down to the river in a matter of minutes (10?). The owners live next door, and they are entirely friendly and charming. They let us borrow a stroller, and our children went over to their house to play a couple of times. Very, very nice people. I highly, highly recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies weekend

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time last weekend for my bachelorette weekend with friends. The backyard is great for chilling and playing games. There are tons of bars and restaurants in walking distance. We greatly appreciated Julie's recommendations. The house was in great condition. The beds were all very comfortable.We had a question about the backlights switch and Julie quickly responded. We will definitely be back. Cheers!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
ABIA - Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rainey Street, Cesar Chavez Street, 6th Street
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Austin Metro - Plaza Saltillo Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Eastside Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Festival Beach at Ladybird Lake
Car: not necessary

The house is located just east of downtown Austin. Walk to downtown, Convention Center, East 6th Street, Rainey Street, Ladybird Lake, and countless bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques.

- Ladybird Lake offers stand up paddle boarding, kayaks, canoes and boat tours.

- Food hot spots abound nearby - Franklin BBQ (voted best BBQ in the US), Qui (Paul Qui, winner of Top Chef), Buffalina Pizza, Juan in a Million, Centoe (coffee, food, beer and wine), Tamale House East, Buenos Aires Cafe, Takoba and countless more on Cesar Chavez, Rainey and E 6th.

- Check out Rainey Street for a street full of new bars and restaurant. You may easily walk here from the house.

- East 6th Street has food trucks, bars, restaurants and live music. Head up Comal for an easy walk to this hot spot.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee. $95
Refundable damage deposit $500

2 night minimum stay.
No smoking in the house, and smoking outside the house only with windows and doors closed.
No drugs.
No events, parties, live music, or gatherings of more than 8 people without the prior written consent of the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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