Stylish, Comfy, And All-Around Lovely
Upon entering this little apartment around the back of a home in a quiet residential neighborhood of Austin, my friend and I literally screamed with delight. The place is adorable - very tastefully decorated, and as nice as any hotel room, complete with internet (if a bit slow - no Netflix here, but plenty fine for email, etc.), cable TV, an adorable little kitchen and warm, sunny porch. The owners thoughtfully provided everything you'd need, from towels and linens to shampoo and conditioner to a couple of beers in the fridge (so sweet). Also, the bed was the most ridiculously comfortable thing ever to exist in the universe. It was hard to get out of it despite our excitement about the city - that was how comfy it was.
We met Bob, who lives in the main house, one day, and he was very sweet and willing to help us out with recommendations. Andy, who rented the studio to us, was absolutely wonderful about staying in touch and making sure everything went smoothly.
The studio was a little bit of a walk (25 minutes or so) to downtown Austin, but we didn't mind as it worked off all the barbecue/tex mex/etc we were eating! It also encouraged us to find some neighborhood restaurants nearby, including Counter Cafe just down Lamar for a great, simple breakfast. We hit up restaurant Shady Grove the first day for amazing Tex-Mex, and made it over to the chaos of 6th Street, the adorable South Congress shopping district, and Zilker Park with no trouble (though my legs certainly thought it was a workout - be prepared for the walking and bring good shoes if you want to do it our way). We only used a cab to get to and from the airport ($40-50 one way), and would definitely stay here again!
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