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.