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.
One Bedroom Apt In Clarksville, Near Downtown, The Capitol and U Texas
ELVIA ARRIOLA/DONNA BLEVINS
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 12, 2019
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.
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.
Great location...sweet place...very accommodating owners.
Donna and Elvia were very accommodating. The apartment was immaculate, cozy, comfortable!
We were only in Austin for a weekend, the location was very convenient to downtown. The apartment was immaculate, cozy, comfortable and had everything we needed. The chocolates were especially appreciated. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom more than sufficient, the living room had a comfortable leather sofa and clear and concise directions for television operations. The kitchen was sufficiently stocked with thoughtful items. The kitchen had a door that opened to a lovely sitting area in the backyard. More spacious then it appears. Lots of closet space for longer stays. The apartment is warmly decorated. Great selection of books! Looking for reasons to return to Austin and the Woodlawn Cottage.
Thanks, Shelley!! We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again. Thanks for being such great guests.
Great Place to Stay
Everything was great and we enjoyed staying here. There were a lot of thoughtful touches that made it feel very welcoming.
We loved having you and appreciated what great guests you were. Looking forward to hosting you the next time you find a reason to come to town!
Do not miss the opportunity to stay here!
My husband and I spent a month here. The apartment was immaculate. The hosts are very special people...never intrusive but always available. The dogs, Buffy and Dexter are a special extra. Dexter likes treats, btw while Buffy prefers belly rubs. Others have commented on the little, thoughtful extras. Who knew there was someone besides me who sees a tape measure as essential? I could have moved right in. Everything from chip clips, a wide selection of teas and coffees and any sort of appliance, yoga mats and beach towels were there. The laundry was spotless. Seriously, this is a very special place. Don't miss the opportunity if they are available. I heartily recommend staying here.
Thank you so much. You were a very sweet couple to host!
Everything You Need
This little cottage is charming! The hosts have thought of everything, from bottled water and chocolates on your pillows to anything one would need to cook. I loved the little coffee setup, complete with sugar cubes, if needed. The cottage is clean and neat and very comfortable. I plan on staying here again. Thank you, Elvia and Donna!
Thanks, Ann! We look forward to hosting you again!
Very lovely and accommodating
In a great area and had everything you could need or want m