Enjoy Austin while staying in a beautiful, clean, modern home in a wonderful, walk-able neighborhood. The open concept living space and large outdoor patio with fire pit and hammocks are perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. This is East Austin at its finest!
Enjoy Austin while staying in this beautiful, fun, creative 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom house located a few short blocks from Downtown Austin.
Walk out the front door into a vibrant Eastside neighborhood with local restaurants, dive bars and historic institutions such as The Victory Grill, a legendary juke joint from the 1930's. It's a short walk to downtown and the East 6th St. music scene. There's easy access to downtown, UT campus and F1 by bus, walking, pedi-cab, bike or taxi. The airport is 15 minutes away, and sometimes I'm able to help with pick-up and drop-off.
You will love the house, it's modern and eclectic. The large guest room is upstairs and has a huge window and lots of light. There are two queen beds, a desk and shelves. Your personal bathroom is right next door to your room. The open concept living space is perfect for entertaining and enjoying a meal.
The front yard has custom landscaping with enormous agave, cactus and other native plants. There is a large private backyard and patio with a fire pit, hammocks and lounge chairs.
The house is equipped with high speed wi-fi.
Sorry, no visiting pets. Riley the cat and Sage the dog are already in residence, so we're at capacity! The pets are very friendly and respectful (no jumping on guests.)
In addition to their private room and bathroom, guest are welcome to use the public areas of the house: living room, dining room, kitchen and outdoor areas.
Interaction with guests
I follow my guest's lead in terms of interaction. I have had guests come to Austin for business, and they just needed a quiet place to unwind at the end of the day. On the other end of the spectrum, I've hosted Icelandic folk singers who wanted me to show them around East Austin, and we hung out every night.
This house is my home...please be respectful. No smoking indoors, and please use ashtrays if smoking outside. I don't charge extra for clean up, and so far no guests have made me sorry about this policy.
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Some of my favorite experiences in life occurred when I was traveling around the world, and now I welcome the chance to host other travelers in my home in Central East Austin. I've had the good fortune to live and work in Vienna, Tel Aviv, Tai Pei, and Bergama, Turkey. My favorite travel destinations have been Thailand and India (Goa is at the top of my list.) I have tried to create a "mini-Goa" in my backyard with hammocks and a relaxing vibe. Alas, no Indian Ocean is nearby but Barton Springs is a 10 minute bike ride and Town Lake is even closer.
Please feel free to contact me with questions about the house and neighborhood. I've hosted musicians for SXSW since 2010, and it has been a lot of fun!