Perfect house, perfect location
Submitted: February 27, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
Brooke, the owner of this house, thought of everything and then executed it with the best of taste. We were 2 couples visiting downtown Austin for the first time. Let me start with the house. It has 2 split bedrooms that accommodated us beautifully. The bathrooms are top drawer as is the kitchen. The owner provided all the linens along with individual shampoo, soap and conditioner. The beds are outfitted with down comforters and plenty of pillows. Everything was very comfortable and very clean.
The kitchen is fully stocked. We fixed continental breakfast every morning for ourselves and ordered take-out one night from a local restaurant. The house provided a nice setting for sharing our meals and enjoying the wine that we brought with us. In addition to a nice little backyard, there is a sweet little front porch for hanging out and chatting. The electronics are great in the house, each bedroom has a TV and there is also a very accommodating media room (separate from the living room). We were able to record the Oscars on our last night there. This meant we could enjoy a leisurely meal out, and come home to zoom through all of the commercials and boring stuff to watch the show in an hour. The Ipod dock is great and there is a collection of DVD's as well.
But if you take advantage of this location you won't have time to watch too much TV. You can walk to so much from this house. The City Park, many, many great restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, gallaries, vintage stores and SOCO are all within walking distance. If you are really adventurous you can walk Downtown as well, if it's a little too distant for you, it takes 5-10 minutes to drive. The neighborhood is really sweet, lots of dog lovers, history and nice neighbors. There is a nice mix of gentrification and old school. Brooke provided the most amazing guide to the house and the neighborhood. Instead of the usual laminated pages, she put together a whole book. Very impressive.
Brooke, you have spoiled us. I hope we get the chance to stay here again!
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