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Private room in house

Green, Colorful, Clean & Cozy home

Green, Colorful, Clean & Cozy home

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

Situated in a vibrant & diverse multicultural neighborhood & within walking distance of many great restaurants, cafes, performance/art spaces, UT campus, downtown & just a few miles from a beautiful trail ~ Ladybird Lake.

This green, colorful, clean and cozy house was built in 1923 and remodeled in 2004. As the homeowner, I've taken the liberty to paint each room a different color. The house has plenty of light, shade trees, a fenced back yard and deck, a front porch for sitting with simple landscaping.

Conveniently located in central east Austin, you are: 1 - 2 miles from the University of Texas, Downtown & the Austin Convention Center. You'll find yourself near local cafes and restaurants (Eastside, El Chile, Blue Dahlia, Eastside Pies, Bennu, Salty Sow, Farmacie, Dai Due, Justine's and much more). You're ~ 3 miles from Wheatsville Food Coop, Whole Foods (downtown), Central Market & the Lady Bird Lake trail.

Just a 5 minute walk to Commuter Rail Station will take you downtown during the week in the am and early pm with expanded service on weekends and during special events. You are ~ 5 miles from Zilker Park (ACL festival site).

You'll likely be staying in the large master bedroom which opens to a sweet patio/deck, nice light and private full bathroom. Bed is queen sized pillow top. Very private. If for some reason, the master bedroom is not available, a smaller room with floor level futon and adjacent bathroom will be made available. Ask if this is important to you.

Amenities: Dishwasher, gas stove, washer/dryer, HDTV, wifi/internet, Dish Satellite, filtered water, fully equipped kitchen.

A small dog named Diego will also be your friendly host.

Light breakfast items might include eggs, oatmeal, fruit, coffee/tea. P. S. You're the cook!

There may be something to pick from the vegetable gardens if you like fresh veggies and herbs.

Higher rates during SXSW, Austin City Limits and Formula One. 3 night minimum stays for ACL & Formula One and 4 night minimum stay for SXSW. Transportation to and from event locations may be available and prearranged for a small fee.

During ACL (possibly other dates) my 2013 Genuine Buddy Scooter 125cc may be available to rent for $30 a day. Just 5 miles from Zilker Park where ACL is held, you can drive, easily park in the neighborhood, possibly right at the festival grounds with a short walk. Two people can comfortably ride and helmets (Sm & med) will be provided. You're required to have a motorcycle license to drive anything 50cc or above. If you don't have insurance, we can discuss a deposit.

NOTE: When the street view comes up, it does not reveal the actual house area. There are several unoccupied homes in the neighborhood, however most of the homes are occupied. This area of Austin is considered a "transitional" neighborhood with newer homes, remodels and older, run down homes. I take my dog, Diego, for long walks at night by myself. I feel safe (if the area is a concern to you). Many people have lived in this neigh-borhood their entire lives.

I highly encourage that you and your guests review the house guidelines before booking.

This property is approved for operation by the City of Austin for short term rentals. Lic #: OL (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

(See Zen East-entire house listing for more about house/area).

In addition to above mentioned, guests will also have access space in the fridge and freezer for your own food, drip coffee maker.

Close to downtown, UT, SoCo area, hike and bike trails. Residents are diverse and eclectic: artists, long time residents, students, professionals, families, single people, etc. I personally feel very safe, having lived here for 10 years, comfortable walking with or without my dog at all hours of the day.

Bus 6 & commuter Rail (MLK station) takes you downtown (1 - 3 miles depending on location), 5th St and Comal, and in the other direction as far as Leander, Tx. Close enough to bike downtown, to LBJ Lake hike and bike trail and walk to many cafes, restaurants in the area.

The art in this home reflects a more Eastern sentiment, including nature scenes. If small statues or photos of a Buddha make you feel uncomfortable, I am happy to move some but not all. Please consider this as my home may not be the right place for you and your guests.

In addition, if I am in town during your stay, you are welcome to schedule acupuncture or Asian style bodywork therapy. I am also happy to refer you to high quality professional massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga and Pilates studios nearby. Limited hours during weekends.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Cable TV
Iron

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa
Common spaces
1 sofa

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

9 Reviews

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Herman User Profile
Herman
March 2018
The house is very nice. The metro/train station to downtown is a 10 min walk. When the weather is OK it’s also a nice walk to downtown (40 minutes). A tip for the surroundings: go to the hip East 6th street.

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Benjamin
February 2017
The host canceled this reservation 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Paddy User Profile
Response from Paddy:
This cancellation happened b/c I have two listings 1) the entire house and 2) a shared room in the same house. The house had just been booked before Benjamin requested. He was able to find a suitable place within the hour. I've turned off instant booking for the single room (I'm new at instant booking) so shouldn't happen again.
February 2017

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Billy
November 2016
it was nice of Puddy to prepare us breakfast, but we did have some argument while we were checking in. apart from that it was all good.

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Andrew
March 2015
I had a great time staying with Paddy. She is a lovely person and a wonderful Airbnb host. I felt right at home and that's the best thing you can ask for with an Airbnb host. She communicated extremely well and helped me have a wonderful time in my visit to Austin.
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Response from Paddy:
Andrew stayed for a couple of nights in my home. He was an excellent guest: considerate, communicative, easy going and appreciative. I enjoyed his company and character...he's welcome back again with open arms.
March 2015

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Daniel
December 2014
I had a very pleasant stay in Austin and Paddy was quite friendly and helpful. She helped me find some places in the neighborhood (which I enjoyed staying in), and her place was like a relaxing oasis. I would definitely stay here again.

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Robbie
March 2014
Paddy couldn't have been a more accommodating host. Her place was comfortable and near the rail line for quick access to downtown. All and all it was a great place to stay.

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Bill
November 2010
Paddy's home is charming and she is a very gracious host. She was kind enough to walk me around the neighborhood and make me feel at home. At first I thought the location was a bit far from downtown, but there's a bus route that is a mere 2-blocks from her house and it takes a…

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Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in August 2008
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I am a long time resident of Austin. I earned a few degrees at UT a few decades ago and practice Oriental Medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine & Asian style bodywork. Some of my interests include gardening, meditation, film and film making, dance, tennis, hiking and …
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