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Beautiful and Affordable Downtown East

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom, sleeps 4, walk to countless restaurants and nightlife

This completely remodeled historic alley flat is the place to be if you want a super short walk to eat or drink at some of the hottest, hippest places in town. What a pleasure to be in this space with its open layout, vaulted ceilings, and natural light.

Reserved, residential on-street parking with permit ensures place to park.

Walk to the Metro Rail (2 blocks) for easy downtown access. Walk across the street to rent a B Cycle.

Historic hardwood floors feel great on your bare feet. Enjoy the tree house feel of the modern kitchen with its stainless appliances and south and east-facing windows.

The brand new bathroom features hard floor tile, quartz sink and walk-in shower.

The bedroom offers a queen-sized bed, generous closet plus chest-of-drawers to make your stay comfortable.

Serene, shady patio in front of the home is a great place to chill.

Acupuncturist and massage therapist on call for additional fee.

You can walk to ANYTHING you might wish to do:

1-2 blocks:

Metro Rail, which will take you to downtown!


Sixth Street Food trailers


Buenos Aires Café


East Side Showroom

Angie’s Mexican Food


Violet Crown Social Club

Wuwu Sushi


Practice Yoga

La V

4-6 Blocks:

Franklin Barbecue

Hillside Farmacy

Blue Dahlia

Quickie Pickie

Micklethwait Craft Meats


Stubbs BBQ

Easy Tiger

East End Wines

White Horse

Hotel Vegas


Eastside Yoga

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Levy
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Julie Levy

I'm a good friend of the owner, and I take care of the booking. I've lived in the n'hood since 2003. I live in a former train depot where we host house shows, lots of dinner parties and the occasional art show. I'm a realtor. My husband is an architect. We've got three kids, and we love living in this neighborhood with it's mix of historic and brand new. It's great to be walk a block to buy a baguette at Blue Dahlia (my husband's French), taste wine any Friday at East End Wines or eat out at at least 10 restaurants within 5 blocks!

Why Julie Levy chose East Downtown

I'm a good friend of the family who has owned this property for generations. They have roots and history like you wouldn't believe. They know where they came from, and they welcome the 'new.'

What makes this cottage unique

The Seventh Street Alley Flat is is a historic property that has been completely remodeled, so you can be in the center of activity in comfort. This is for someone who wants to be in the middle of the action and walk to anything you need or want.


East Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Remodeled in 2014. Brand new floor, quartz sink & shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Windows on two sides with heavy curtains; generous closet
  • One bedroom with queen bed. Fold out couch sleeps two additional people.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Any direction you walk, you will encounter entertainment options. Food trailers, free-standing restaurants and bars abound. Walk a block and take in some yoga or stroll in the lush grounds of the State Cemetery. You are in the center of action!


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Beautiful and Affordable Downtown East
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

If you are visiting Austin don't hesitate to book here!

  • 5 of 5

This review is a little late. I don't know how it skipped my mind but my husband and I spend a week there a while back and we really had a delightful stay. The house is clean and well equipped. Everything was in working order and I can't think of any complaints we had about the house or anything in it.

The real delight about this house is it's location though. It's located RIGHT by all the good food trucks (like, it's in your back yard practically.) As far as everything else has to offer, this location is right in the center and it's a pretty short walk, bike ride, car ride to get most places.

The neighbors have two cute dogs that were super friendly and greeted us every night as we came home. We are dog lovers and these two were hysterical and really added delight to the trip for us. We would book this place again in a heartbeat if we were going back to Austin. Honestly just writing this review makes me itch to go back!


  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you soon!
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Very nice place close to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a decent neighborhood with alot of places of interest nearby. 80% being bars and resturants.

This property is a great choice if you want to relax and have fun in Austin

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly central, cozy, and clean!

  • 5 of 5

This property is so adorable! I stayed here for a month while I was in Austin for work and the home was very clean and comfortable. Super affordable, safe, and way more fun than a hotel. This truly is centrally located, walk out the door and you have tons of cute restaurants, bars, and food trucks in front of you. Lady Bird Lake is within easy walking distance as well with great running/walking trails for miles. Congress, Rainey St., and 6th St. are also all within walking distance if you like to walk. The owner and property manager respond very quickly to any question you may have. I highly recommend this rental to anyone visiting and wanting to explore what Austin has to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome little hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect and we appreciated the little perks like coffee and such. Great location!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute house - Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The house is located in a great location right outside of downtown. Beautifully kept and had all the amenities we could have asked for. Thanks for the great accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable. Excellent value. Communication/response time w/ renter was excellent

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and spotless.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.8 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Buenos Aires Cafe
Car: not necessary

You are at the pulse of all that east 6th and 7th street has to offer. You are a hipster! Within 3 blocks, you can walk to countless restaurants, everything from food trailers to fine dining (La V); sip a cocktail at East Side Showroom; take in some yoga (Practice Yoga); stroll the State Cemetery and find the graves of notables like Ann Richards or Stephen F Austin. Walk six blocks and you can spend your morning in line at Franklin BBQ (#1 in the USA by Bon Apetit & #1 in TX by Texas Monthly). Four blocks will get you across I-35 to countless eateries and bars. Easy Tiger is the go to for good-as-Paris pastries upstairs and food, drink and ping pong downstairs along Waller Creek. Now you're within striking distance of the infamous Alamo Drafthouse cinema. Hit the hike and bike trail (1 mile away) and see the early-morning mist on the tranquil lake. So many things to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Manager'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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