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Retro-modern Eastside Duplex Unit B
Retro-modern Eastside Duplex Unit B
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Renovated August 2015, our cool duplex is located in a unique pocket of Cherrywood, minutes from downtown. This upstairs unit has all mod cons, hardwood floors, new bathroom and gourmet kitchen. You will love this space. AustinSTR #2015 OL 068808

The space

Our duplex is in an architecturally unique section of the Cherrywood neighborhood in East Austin. Sometimes called "Duplex Nation", the development was constructed in 1948 by a developer named Bascom Giles, who built the neighborhood to serve moderate income families following WWII. There are a few floor plans, but all are built out of cinder block bricks covered in stucco and have a distinct style compared to the surrounding neighborhoods. Duplex Nation is a good mix of renters and live-in owners, with a quirky style that enabled the development to be added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Delwood Duplex Historic District in 2011.

We have fully renovated the inside of both the upstairs and downstairs apartments. Refinished hardwood floors, refinished yellow pine doors and updated paint in all rooms. The gourmet kitchen is brand new, including cabinets, countertops, stainless steel appliances and a dish washer. In addition, we have removed some of the interior walls to allow for an open concept kitchen, dining and living area. We updated the bathroom, and to save space, we have done away with the bathtub, but we have a very luxurious new shower that should not disappoint. We have a tankless, on-demand water heater, so no worries about running out of hot water. The space has central air and heat.

We provide access to a washing machine and dryer for our guests (but please use the soap provided, as it is a high efficiency washer).

We have a couple of spaces for off street parking, up the alley in the back of our place (though word of warning - the city does not maintain the alley, so there are a few potholes - take it slow going back there). You can also park on the street out front.

Guest access

Our place is an upstairs/downstairs duplex. Unit A is a self-contained apartment downstairs, and Unit B is a self-contained apartment upstairs. We do rent out both units as vacation rentals, so there may be other guests when you are there. We will let you know if there will be guests in the other unit when you are staying there.

Interaction with guests

We live in another duplex in Duplex Nation, so we are generally around and will be happy to suggest local restaurants and activities to those not familiar with Austin. You will have a full kitchen downstairs, but we will stock the fridge with a few necessities to get you started when you arrive (some chips and salsa, beer, milk butter, etc.). David speaks a little Spanish and P.Y. is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and certain Chinese dialects. Anything we can do to assist in your stay, we will do.

Other things to note

Each room has a queen size bed and sleeps two. The couch in the living room is a great modern design that folds out into a bed with a full queen size mattress (NOT the thin, uncomfortable kind!!!). Bedding for the couch will be provided. As such, we can accommodate up to six people in the flat, but we charge a $25 surcharge, per night, for each person over four.

Oh, and if you like the pictures of our place here on Airbnb, note that we used Alecia Cooper with Dearcharli Photography. She's even better with portraits, and anyone in town who is looking for a photographer should give her a call!


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Prices
Extra people £19 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £38
Security Deposit £266
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £114 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

Absent specific alternative arrangements, for longer-term visitors we will arrange for a light cleaning and a change of towels and linens on a weekly basis, no extra charge. However generally, please be prepared to re-use your towels during your stay and to clean up after yourself as you would in your own home.

Austin recycles, so we will have a separate bin for recycling.

Smaller and medium-sized pets are allowed. We do not currently have a fenced backyard at the duplex, so larger animals are not encouraged, but we will try to be flexible, within the limits of the property, and we are always happy to discuss proposed arrangements so that you can travel with your furry companions.

No smoking in the apartment. Please go outside and dispose of your butts in a considerate manner.


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Kate User Profile
September 2017
We loved staying at David's place. Quiet, comfortable, clean, and in a great location. I appreciate his hospitality and attention to detail. We didn't want to leave.

Jamie User Profile
September 2017
Great place! Well decorated and had everything we needed! Owner was very helpful and great to work with! Thanks for a great stay!

Valerie User Profile
September 2017
David's place was great for our quick 3-day trip to Austin. A quick ride away from all of the major attractions, his neighborhood had plenty of parking and a cute neighborhood cafe not too far away. Anything and everything we could think of was provided, and the whole apartment was comfortable, modern, and stylish. I would happily stay again if I was in town!

Sharon User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at David's place far exceeded our expectations. David greeted us and welcomed us to a fully stocked, beautiful apartment. Some of the highlights included Chardonnay/Beer/milk/mineral water/orange juice in the fridge, chips and salsa, and amazing fresh baked cookies from his wife. The apartment was immaculate and beautifully done. We even loved his choice of products regarding soaps, detergents, etc. The best part of our stay though was David himself. We went as an escape from hurricane Harvey, and he accepted our family of 5 and our two dogs without hesitation. We were so well taken care of that our kids thought we were on "the best vacation ever". I really can't recommend this place enough. David is a superhost for a reason!

Allie User Profile
August 2017
We were in Austin for a quick getaway. We were welcomed to a beautiful home in a safe area that is a quick uber ride away from downtown. David even left us a list of his local favorites. We absolutely loved our stay.
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.
Response from David:
Thanks Allie. Y'all are welcome back anytime. Cheers, David & P.Y.
August 2017

Hayden User Profile
August 2017
David is an excellent AirBNB host. His duplex in the Cherrywood neighborhood is exceptional. Upon check-in, David greeted us and gave us a ton of information about the property and the neighborhood which was very helpful since most of us were new to Austin. He even stocked our fridge with Local goodies!
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.
Response from David:
Thanks Hayden! We enjoyed hosting you. Come back anytime. David & P.Y.
August 2017

Emily User Profile
August 2017
This is a great little duplex! Very well-done! We would definitely recommend David's place, especially if you are traveling without young children! This is an upstairs unit, and we had a hard time fully enjoying this great little space because other guests were staying downstairs. Even while trying our best to keep our kids (ages 5 and 3) quiet, they came up to ask us to be quiet. So, GREAT place, but maybe not so great if you're traveling with young kids.

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David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

World travelers, recently returned home to Austin after a long time living in Asia. David is from Texas, David's wife P.Y. is from Singapore, where we lived for 13 years, but before all that we lived and met in Edinburgh, Scotland. We have wandered Mongolia, climbed volcanoes in Indonesia, trekked Scotland and drunk wine in Tuscany, among other good times. We love meeting new people. P.Y. is known to bake frequently. David is known to eat what P.Y. bakes, but he is willing to share. Looking forward to bringing the world to our place in Austin.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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