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Erin McGann

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Perfect Getaway - Quiet, But Close To Everything

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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. Bathroom with shower. 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.

  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Erin McGann (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Erin McGann

We have lived in Austin for 12 years and are happy to help you make plans while you are here!

Erin McGann purchased this studio in 2003

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!


based on 45 traveler reviews

Perfect Getaway - Quiet, But Close To Everything
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We were more than satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time in this sweet little guest house

  • 5 of 5

Erin's guest house is a wonderful little space with great natural light, peaceful vibes and a comfortable bed. The location can't be beat and Erin is very welcoming. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are locals and were having our tile floors removed and hardwood installed. Instead of living in the debris, we stayed here 5 nights and walked to a neighborhood restaurant every night. Erin and Paul were perfect landlords and although the house is tiny, it had everything well arranged and was just what we needed.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very accommodating in every sense

  • 5 of 5

Not sure we could have picked a better place in Austin. The location is great. The room is very comfortable, very clean, and had everything we need. Very efficient use of space-- it's small but wasn't constricting at all. Good shower, comfy bed, AC and fan. And a few little extras from beers to waters to lotions.

The owners, Erin and Paul were EXTREMELY helpful and the epitome of Texas friendliness. From helping us figure out logistics once uber and lyft pulled out of the city, they responded nearly instantaneously when I blew a fuse, and they were very accommodating to giving us room access around our flight times.

You CAN walk to a lot of places from the property but it's definitely in a neighborhood of homes (really cool ones too). Based on the location, Uber would have been ideal to get to certain places or possibly even bikes, but if you're an active person and have some time, walking is doable.

All in all for the value, you can't beat what you get. Thank you for the wonderful accommodations.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Little Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Erin's property was truly relaxing. The little house makes efficient use of its space and the bed is very comfortable. The yard for the dogs was a huge plus and the porch to sit on was the icing on the cake. The rates are extremely reasonable and all in all it was a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you're on a budget, looking for a clean, safe space to sleep and shower, and are ok with very basic amenities, this place is pretty much perfect. I just got back from a 4 night stay at the tiny home and it met all of our needs.

Murphy bed was more comfortable than I expected

Mini fridge was good for beer, water and leftovers

AC and fan kept the air flowing

WiFi worked great!

It really is in a great location, but we did end up renting a car (get to that in a minute)

Things we wished for (not deal breakers)

With there was a bathmat

Full length mirror would be nice

Before the trip I kept going back and forth on a rental car - I always have a car when I'm on vacation, but also we're active and walking a few miles isn't an issue. I was convinced we would survive on walking and using Uber/Lyft. First day we did exactly that....and the second day I ended up renting a car. Walking from here to there in the humidity was not enjoyable. :) The car worked perfect for us during the day, exploring the city, going where we wanted when we wanted....and we had no issues with traffic or parking - maybe we got lucky. Uber still worked great at night when we had more than one margarita....from the house to downtown / Rainey Street it averaged $7.00 one way.

I had a really great time in Austin and if I ever return I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Erin and Paul!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
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!)


Rates & Availability

Austin Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
ACL Weekend 1
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Austin Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 196 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
This is the perfect place to stay to get away from it all

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