We have visited Austin more than 30 times over the past 10 years and have stayed in various vacation rentals, and when it comes to value, location and ease, this place is the best.
It's a small studio condo located just south of our favourite area of Austin, a ten minute walk to the Continental Club, Guero's & great shopping or about twenty five minutes to the 6th st entertainment district, if that's where you want to go. It's in a safe neighborhood, nicely renovated with a surprisingly spacious feel considering the small square footage. It's also located right next to a great new club, called C Boy's, go there! There is an authentic New Orleans Po' Boy food truck on site at C Boys, convenient for late night eats, or head down to Magnolia, half block away, 24 food joint featured on the food network.
The owner is incredibly accommodating, friendly and quick to respond to any questions, although there shouldn't be many as the instructions for key retrieval, use of the tv & thermostat are straightforward and clear. When we arrived Phil had a few bottles of wine and some beer chilling in the fridge, and he was extremely flexible on our check in and check out times (fortunately for us there was a day gap between other bookings which allowed us to have a later checkout). The complex has a beautiful pool and there is a small balcony off the living area with a nice view of the grounds, and lucky for us the nice weather arrived back in Austin the same time we did, so we enjoyed our mornings out there basking in the sun.
Rent this unit, you will not be disappointed. It is the best value you will find in a fantastic neighborhood, and although you won't spend much time there (Austin has too much to offer to stay in!) you'll feel at home right away. We can't wait to go back!