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Perfect Getaway - Quiet, But Close To Everything

Erin McGann

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Erin McGann

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Perfect Getaway - Quiet, But Close To Everything

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Austin Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio stand-alone Near South Congress, Zilker Park, and Lady Bird Lake

Cozy 196 s.f. modern shed with all the basic amenities. Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Very comfortable queen-size fold down Murphy bed, sofa and great front porch. Small fold-down leaf table with chairs.

Located within walking distance to South 1st Street, and South Congress, one mile from Lady Bird Lake. Close to ACL transportation, Austin Marathon start and SXSW festivities. Easy drive to F1 Race transportation and concerts. 3 miles from UT campus and football festivities. On street parking. Free wifi. Pets possible.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Erin McGann (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

Why Erin McGann chose Austin

This property has large pecan trees, lots of shade, and backs up to Green Pastures restaurant. We are walking distance from many excellent restaurants and stores on South 1st Street and South Congress. There are several coffee places in any direction from house. Less than 2 miles to downtown area, and a quick drive to everything in Austin.

What makes this studio unique

Everything you need is at your finger tips. and it is quiet!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Perfect Getaway - Quiet, But Close To Everything
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect. Exactly Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I feel so lucky to have stumbled across this gem. I'll try to highlight things I haven't seen in other reviews.

--It's a scenic (mostly) 45 minute walk, or a $6-$7 Uber/Lyft ride to downtown, convention center, etc. We spent 5 days there, didn't rent a car, and managed to cover a lot of Austin territory for less than $100 in fares.

--It's extremely quiet. I felt like I was in the country.

--Lots of early morning birds. And there are a few peacocks in the neighborhood who you'll hear from occasionally.

--The shower is great! It was a wonderful, strong stream with plenty of hot water

--Hope you don't have a rainy weather on your visit, but if you do, you'll love the sound of the rain on the roof.

--Robert Plant is building a house about two blocks away

--Lots of good food trucks just a 5 minute walk from the house. If you walk a bit further the selection gets even better, including restaurants: Sway, Elizabeth Street Cafe, and Polvos

TIP--Plenty of room for two - but before you unpack make sure you establish between yourselves where everything belongs. If either of you is a big slob, go rent a big hotel room and go crazy.

The photos and description are very accurate. And as everyone else says, the owners are great.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as describe and in a great location for walking to a few neighborhoods. Erin was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this little get away spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Fort Worth
5

quiet, convenient getaway

  • 5 of 5

I booked with Erin for a last minute trip to Austin. She was very prompt to respond and made me feel comfortable about bringing along my blind senior dog. Upon our arrival, Paul introduced himself and their pups which put me even more at ease. The studio was cozy and very clean... a perfect home base for my trip. I was pleasantly surprised at how crazy comfortable the Murphy bed was! Perhaps most importantly, you really can't beat this location-- super quiet and safely tucked away behind their main house on a peaceful street yet within walking distance of lots of cool spots. I couldn't have been more pleased to stay at Erin & Paul's!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Stuart, FL
4

Lovely Hosts

  • 4 of 5

My 19 year old daughter and I stayed at This "Tiny House" style guest quarters during Christmas, for a holiday visit with my older daughter, who lives in South Austin.

Erin and Paul were great Homeaway hosts. We arrived late at night, and the very comfy bed was turned down, and the pantry and frig were stocked with gourmet snacks, coffee and tea, and beer and wine. They have two sweet rescue Boxers-- Neko, who is a little bit wary of interlopers, calmed down when we met Erin and Paul on Christmas Day. As a previous poster said, the cottage is in their back yard, but they are completely respectful of your privacy--with a very easygoing and laid back vibe. We had Christmas dinner at the fold out table (takeout from the original Whole Foods) and used the little well equipped kitchenette with microwave, toaster, dishes, great coffee and coffeemaker, etc. The shower and bathroom are spacious, and the design for such a small space was great. Since we were visiting during a cold week, we didn't get a chance to sit on the porch. The location near 1st Street restaurants and coffee shops is terrific, and it is a quick drive downtown.

The only caveat I would add would be that if you are planning a longer stay and want to have space to hang out inside, then, at 198 Sq Ft it might feel too confining. If you are out and about for a festival all day, and the weather is favorable, then it wouldn't be an issue. Also, an adjustment in the lighting fixtures might make it cozier. So, a very welcoming and totally affordable stay in a great location in a little space in South Austin. Thanks for your hospitality, Erin and Paul, and pups.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a nice time. Could you make a suggestion about how we can improve the lighting? Thank you😃
4

Great stay, great location

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant stay. Great South Austin location. Small but very tidy and efficient little house with a great front porch for sipping tea in the morning. Definitely the first choice for our next Austin trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you soon!
5

quaint, quiet, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a birthday weekend, it was our first trip to Austin and we couldn't believe our luck that we got such a great price in such a walkable neighborhood. We discovered lots of things we never would have had we stayed in a hotel. We walked to dinner at Lenoir and breakfast at Gourdough's and coffee at three different shops. Would love to stay here again on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time! Come back soon!

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Polvos
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lenoir
Car: recommended

Close to Zilker Park and ACL buses, 1.5 miles from SXSW events Less then 5 minute walk from bus system. Less than 1 mile to heated free spring fed pool. 1.25 miles from running trail (nice hills to run to and from the trail!)

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Rates & Availability

From $77 Per night

Austin Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
ACL weekend 2
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$77
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%
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Amenities

Austin Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 196 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - Murphy Bed
  • The bed is a murphy bed. It folds down over the sofa for easy day to night conversion
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
This is the perfect place to stay to get away from it all

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