Austin Studio Rental Photos and Description
Furnished Efficiency Apartment, 2nd Floor 'Attic' Space, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
Bed and Breakfast style....without the breakfast.
(We changed our name! We used to be called 'An Affordable Urban Retreat.')
Enjoy a comfortable Urban Retreat in our European style attic apartment. We are conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown in a historic home, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. Our home is adjacent to the Swede Hill Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The apartment is fully furnished including an authentic hammock from the Yucatan and an antique claw foot tub with hand held shower hose. Furnishings also include a bistro table, lounge chair, and desk. It has a compact kitchen with a refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, cooking and dining utensils. A private entrance to the apartment is by way of a spiral staircase on the outside of our home. Plenty of free on-street parking is available in front of the house.
Credit Cards are accepted via Pay Pal.
State Capitol, Frank Erwin Center, University of Texas, Bob Bullock History Museum & IMAX Theatre, LBJ Museum and Library, Blanton Museum of Art, Bass Concert Hall, Austin Convention Center, South Congress Avenue, Sixth Street, Lake Austin, Zilker Park and Barton Springs.
The 100 year old house was purchased in 1995. At the time it was abandoned, condemned, and on a path toward demolition. During the renovation, the roof was raised to make room for a living space in the 'attic'. The attic apartment was completed in 1997 and rented as an unfurnished apartment for nine years. In October, 2006, it was converted to a vacation rental with the name of 'An Affordable Urban Retreat.' Two years later, we changed the name to 'La Vita Oasis Retreat' as it is today. We think you'll like it here, our guests have.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay!
Spacious and bright apartment, well equipped
(wireless internet, cable TV, kitchen appliances and
utensils, towels and bath products), with nice small
touches all around (hammock, candles, coffee,
guidebooks). Close to downtown and UT (absolutely
walkable although there are several bus stops
nearby too). The owner is very professional and nice
- it was a pleasure to deal with him and to spend
our week-long vacation at this sweet place. Many