This is a fully furnished one bedroom private apartment in a 1930s vintage building (540 sq. ft) in Old Enfield/Clarksville area (Loop 1). Separate entrances, front and back, and a fully equipped kitchen. Quiet neighborhood. The Woodlawn Cottage is part of a 2-story triplex building and the owners live and work upstairs. Guests can easily walk to grocery, pharmacy, espresso bar and several restaurants (eg, Galaxy, Jeffrey's and Josephine House). Minutes to 6th street clubs, Univ. of TX campus, downtown Austin, SXSW and ACL venues; near hike-and-bike trail, great parks, two Capital Metro bus stops. Two small Chihuahua mix dogs on the property are kept indoors from 10 pm to 8 am. An older hound lives in the next door unit and plays frisbee with his owners 2x/day on the front lawn.
- Apartment540 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
One Bedroom Apt In Clarksville, Near Downtown, The Capitol and U Texas
ELVIA ARRIOLA/DONNA BLEVINS
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 17, 2018
About ELVIA ARRIOLA/DONNA BLEVINS
Elvia is a retired law professor and Donna is a practicing lawyer. We live and work upstairs; our renters and visitors are downstairs. We've lived in Austin for more than 30 years and especially love being close in to what the city center offers -- arts, music, theater, scenic beauty, hike-and-bike trails and access to the nearby hill country. We like our quiet neighborhood and look forward to sharing it with visitors who want to enjoy all that Austin has to offer, and then come home to a quiet, comfy place for relaxation and sleep.
ELVIA ARRIOLA/DONNA BLEVINS purchased this Apartment in 1994
Why ELVIA ARRIOLA/DONNA BLEVINS chose Clarksville
Elvia moved into this classic style, beautiful 1930's building in 1992 as a tenant at the beginning of her teaching career as a professor at U Texas. Her former landlord Elizabeth Wiggam was 88 at the time. At 90 "Mimi" Wiggam was encouraged to sell and she wanted the next owner to be someone "who would love and appreciate this building." Our ownership history begins in 1994 with Elvia's purchase. Today we own and manage it together.
What makes this Apartment unique
The triplex sits on a corner lot. This is an old section of Austin filled with all sorts of architectural history. We are just one block from one of the first buildings in the historic working class neighborhoods. That first home is a landmark and houses a community garden. We are also 2-3 blocks from the historic Sweet Home Church which has served the old African-American population from the 1800s to this day. Some of the houses in the area frequently serve as sites for filmmaking. The area is filled with hundreds of old oaks and cedar elms and neighbors are focused on xeriscaping their yards to conserve water. We have friendly neighbors, lots of dog lovers who stroll the streets in the evening or hang out with their pets at nearby Cafe Medici, one of the best espresso bars in town. Our own two dogs, Buffy and Dexter are little Chihuahua mixes. They stay indoors with us from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. to minimize their noise from squirrel chasing or "talking" to the neighbor dogs. If you need to zip out of town just drive up one block to Enfield Road, which is two blocks from the Loop 1 highway, and after the Lamar Blvd overpass becomes 15th street, a direct connection eastwards to I-35, N or S. This is a busy, changing area of Austin, known as Old Enfield/Clarksville and very popular with people of all ages and in all stages of their lives.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic home base for graduation weekend
I was in Austin for my niece's graduation. Donna and Elvia's place was the perfect home base... close to campus, accessible to Mopac, comfy, great inside and out in a lovely neighborhood. The kitchen had everything we needed, bedroom was comfortable and clean, and the living room big enough for 4-6 people to visit. We did not get to use it, but laundry facilities are a bonus! Wi-Fi kept me connected to work and friends.
Donna & Elvia were very responsive and flexible. Austin continues to grow and change, but this place is a little slice of the warmth and ease that remains. The next time I visit Austin, this will be the first place I look to stay. Thanks for everything!
Wonderful stay in Austin.
Great location. Friendly accommodating hosts. Well equipped home.
Sweet little Clarksville apartment
This place is centrally located and has everything required for a short stay. It’s in a quiet neighborhood with several nice restaurants and markets nearby. Easily accessible from the freeway. The bed was amazingly comfortable.
A Great Place to Start Your Vacation
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the apartment, which was very clean, equipped with all of the essentials and very nicely appointed. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen although we did not have time to take advantage of it. There are just too many great dining establishments nearby and we were too busy having fun to spend time in the kitchen.
Donna and Elvia are easy going and very accessible should you need suggestions or need for anything. However, there is a wealth of up-to-date information about the area including dining options, tourist attractions, etc. in the apartment. But if checking out a nearby walking or bike path has your interest I am sure they would not mind giving you suggestions.
What we really appreciated about the apartment was its location. It was very close to bus stops and close to a main arterial so we never had to wait very long for a bus or for an Uber ride to pick us up at the apartment. The Uber fare to the Capitol area was very reasonable and only took a few minutes. That said, the location was also very quiet and we had no trouble sleeping at night. The bed was very comfortable and traffic noise was definitely not noticeable.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we are already thinking about and hoping to get the apartment for a return trip some time next year. A great apartment and location with wonderful hosts.
Great place to take in the Best of Austin
We really enjoyed our stay. Elvia and Donna were great hosts and provided everything we needed for a week exploring Austin and SXSW. The cottage is close enough for a quick Lyft or Uber to downtown and yet provided a nice quite neighborhood for us to relax and get away from the SXSW crowds/craziness! The property itself was just perfect for a couple. The kitchen was well supplied and allowed for easy meal prep. We mostly did breakfast as we were out and about for lunch and dinner. The bedroom was comfortable as was the living room. Overall a great place.
Very cute and comfortable place and convenient to UT and other popular Austin attractions
we loved our stay here. it was very convenient to UT where our daughter is going to school, in walking distance to several good restaurants and small grocery stores, and short driving distance to other good restaurants and fun places such as Zilker, lake austin, hike/bike trails, etc. the guest house was very nice, comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.
The hosts - Elvia and Donna - were very accommodating and helpful as well.