City house with a countryside feel, guests get the best of both worlds in a cozy house on a quiet street only 7 minutes from downtown!
This 1800 sqft home is centrally located on the east side of Austin. 7 mins to downtown, 15 mins to UT campus, and 20 mins to the airport, it is just close enough to all the action yet far enough removed to have a nice relaxing dinner on the patio and a good nights sleep on a quiet street in a gated neighborhood.
The house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 half bath, 2 living rooms, washer and dryer, cable, Internet, outdoor and indoor dining areas. Guests have their own private rooms but may share a bath depending on if the other guest room is also rented. If you'd like to request a private bath please let me know in your message. I live on the property, so we share common areas. However, I'm a full-time student and work full-time so am rarely home but can be if you need me! The French guest room has been furnished with French provincial furniture and an excellent mattress. It also has a fold-out couch should you need extra space. The Meditation Room has been furnished with artifacts from my travels, a desk and a queen-size bed. A futon is also available for this room should you need an extra bed.
A fan of fine dining (and eating!), dinnerware was made in Italy, goblets are crystal, and coasters hand-sewn from Haiti. Utensils are from the world famous Austrian chef, Wolfgang Puck and guests are more than welcome to utilize the kitchen.
The living room upstairs has been transformed into an art gallery and showcases paintings I have done, gifts from other artists, and paintings I've picked up along my travels. Most of my own art are for sale and guests are encouraged to inquire to take a piece of Austin with them when they leave!
If you need any extra amenities like a hair dryer or straightener or something of the sort please don't hesitate to ask!
The only rules I have are to keep the space as clean as you found it! I do not wear shoes in the house as I'm super clean and everything has been completely renovated so I'd like to keep it new and fresh as long as possible. There is a bench at the front door that you can lift up the seat and place your shoes in. This is the reason for the security deposit should anything become damaged or dirty to the point of hiring a maid service. Pets are allowed but only in the backyard. It is fenced and locked. I can give you a key to the back gate if you you'd like to take him/her out for a walk. Smoking is allowed, but again only outside. The house itself is a non-smoking, pet-free home.
If you have any other questions regarding Austin in general, I've lived here almost a decade and can give great tips on restaurants, bars, lounges, outdoor activities, etc dependent on the vibe you're going for. Austin is such a great city and I love it so much and only hope to give you the best experience so that you love it as much as I do! Look forward to meeting you!
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I can be as interactive with my guests as much as they want me to be! I've done full on tour guide, going to Lake Travis, sharing a beer on 6th street, keeping in touch after and getting wedding invites, to not interacting with my guests at all except for handing off the key, I don't have a preference. Of course I love interacting with my guests but am also not opposed to you wanting to do your own thing.
For long term rentals, please message to discuss. For rentals longer than 1 week, the price is per person.
The washer and dryer is not for AirBnB use, unfortunately.
No shoes in the house
Pets and smoking outdoors only
Please keep everything clean!
No parking on the street
Need to use or borrow something, just ask!