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
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
One Bedroom Apt In Clarksville, Near Downtown, The Capitol and U Texas
ELVIA ARRIOLA/DONNA BLEVINS
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 20, 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.
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!
Very lovely and accommodating
In a great area and had everything you could need or want m
Comfy, Clean, great location
The Hosts thought of some small items we may have needed. It was very comfortable and clean with easy access. We felt at home and safe in this neighborhood. We would definitely request to stay here again.
Great neighborhood, warm and responsive hosts, wonderful value!
My 9 year old daughter and I were in Austin for a week for my son's UT camp. The 1 BR apt was perfect for our stay. It was clean, nicely furnished and very comfortable. Donna and Elvia thought of all the details to enhance our time at the cottage and gave us ample information to make the most of our time in the city. The back yard is a beautiful spot to enjoy coffee in the morning and a glass of wine/lemonade in the evening.I hope to come back next year!
Cozy retreat, very convenient to downtown
I visited Austin mainly to attend a convention/festival downtown and loved staying in a quiet retreat in a pleasant, residential neighborhood but still being very close to downtown. The drive downtown took just a few minutes and was very easy. Picked up groceries at Whole Foods, also just a few minutes away, and was set for breakfast and snacks. Donna and Elvia were friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage is spotlessly clean and full of thoughtful touches I appreciated like tissue boxes in every room (so helpful when you have allergies!), information on local attractions, etc.