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Suite in Historic Downtown Home - 4 Blocks from Capitol

Downtown, Austin, TX, USA
  • House500 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom & Patio; Private Access & Parking

Eleven Oaks Suite is located in a downtown Austin home that has both city and state historical designation. Your hosts, who live on the premises, are homeowners Ted Siff and Janelle Buchanan and their two daughters. The original part of the house was built in 1858 by Edward Clark, who was Texas’ lieutenant governor under Sam Houston and, briefly, governor.

Your suite has a private entrance and a designated parking space in the rear of the property. Entrance is through a locked gate into the back yard. Your suite is comprised of a bedroom with a double bed, television, writing desk, closet with plenty of hanging space, full-length mirror and small chest of drawers; a bathroom with shower; and a kitchen with a table and two chairs, dishes, glasses and utensils, a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster and Keurig single-serve coffee maker. A small patio is outside your kitchen door, with a table and chairs. Clothing hangers, a hair dryer, coffee, tea and a variety of sweeteners are provided. Before your arrival we will stock the refrigerator with cream, butter, cream cheese and bottled water to supplement whatever food you choose to bring or purchase for your stay.

When we confirm your reservation, please let us know approximately what time to expect you. You will come to the front door of our house, where we will meet you with your keys and directions to parking and entrance to your suite. We will also give you the WiFi password at that time.

Registered with the City of Austin: #V0000019239


Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan

We’re Ted, a publisher and parks advocate, and Janelle, a homemaker and actress, and we’ve each called Austin home for over 40 years. We know the neighborhoods, fun spots and beautiful places that make Austin so special, and can answer all your questions about where to find the best margarita, bat viewing, natural swimming hole, barbecue and special night out dining. Interested in music, dance, theatre, or museums? We can guide you to those venues as well.

Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan purchased this House in 1978

Why Ted Siff & Janelle Buchanan chose West End

We both chose Austin to go to U.T. But we each chose Austin again to live, work and raise our family. We have grown up as Austin has. Austin is sophisticated but never snooty. You can find world class restaurants and bars, and you can wear your jeans and boots to visit them if you like. Just about any cuisine you prefer is available somewhere in the city, from Tex-Mex to Ethiopian. You can enjoy popular music at the hundreds of clubs around Austin as well as at the top-of-the-line Austin City Limits studio, not to mention the Austin Symphony and Austin Lyric Opera. Oh, and all those festivals: ACL, SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Moontower Comedy Festival, F-1 racing, and more. If you’re up for a drive, you’re just over an hour away from the Texas Hill Country, with its wineries, beautiful scenery, and German heritage. (Or go an hour east and check out central Texas’ old Czech communities. Have a kolache! Visit the Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner which, during Prohibition, stayed in business by producing near beer plus just a little of the regular kind for “medicinal purposes.”) Diverse? You bet. Friendly? Very.

What makes this House unique

Eleven Oaks Suite is in just about the perfect location – downtown, blocks from some of Austin’s best restaurants and clubs, and walking distance to UT and the Darrel Royal Memorial Stadium, gorgeous hike and bike trails, and great shopping. Because of its proximity to all this plus the Capitol, the Austin Convention Center and the Rio Grande campus of Austin Community College, the neighborhood is bustling during the day but quiet at night. Your suite is comfortable, warm and welcoming. Cold Shiner beer will be waiting for you!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • This room has a queen bed, television, writing desk and chair, walk in closet with plenty of hanging space, full-length mirror and small chest of drawers. It also has a comfortable reading chair with a good lamp and windows that provide great natural light and a view of the front yard and street.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bath room shower, sink, cabinet and toilet as well as towels and a hair dryer.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          The Suite is a ten minute walk from W. 6th & Congress Avenue, that is Main & Main in downtown Austin. Great restaurants, bars and entertainment, all within an easy walk, bike or pedicab.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  Wifi Network: 11 Oaks Guest Password: austintx
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Parking
                  Reserved space next to private access entrance to back yard and suite.
                • Towels Provided


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Dishes, glasses, utensils
                    • Kitchen
                      The kitchen has small refrigorator, microwave, toaster and Keurig single-serve coffee maker.
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                      Coffee, tea; variety of sweeteners; salt, pepper; jam; hot sauce
                    • Refrigerator
                      Stocked with cream, butter, cream cheese and bottled water.
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          The kitchen also has a dining area with a table and chairs for two.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 2 people


                            • Books
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Guests have access to a 600 sq ft patio outside the suite kitchen. It has a table with four chairs.
                                • Lawn / Garden


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • not suitable for children
                                      The suite is most appropriate for one or two adults because is has one bed. If the child used the bed or if the renter brought their own bedding a young child (2 or younger) could be accommodated.


                                        • botanical garden
                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • live theater
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • hiking
                                                    • swimming

                                                      119 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Awesome! as it was the last time :)

                                                      Javier L.Madrid

                                                      I was in this VR last June and I decided to book it again for this trip.

                                                      I have the impression that this will be my Austin house for my future trips.

                                                      All was perfect, as it was last time.


                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks, Javier. It's our pleasure. We really enjoy hosting. Your review and others like it are really appreciated!

                                                      Excellent stay

                                                      DAWN M.Washington, DC

                                                      Lovely property. Very quiet, clean and furnishedwith everything you might need. Walking distance to downtown and some great local restaurants. Highly recommend.

                                                      Good place to stay

                                                      Vicki L W.Nashville, TN

                                                      Good place to stay.


                                                      Susan W.

                                                      couldn't have been nicer

                                                      Great location, great character and great hosts.

                                                      Kevin D.

                                                      Close to everything in Austin with your own parking and back yard patio oasis. Tastefully decorated and wanted for nothing.

                                                      Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

                                                      Charming and Unique

                                                      Francis H.Columbia, SC

                                                      Every bit of our experience lived up to or surpassed our expectations. The suite was clean, sufficiently roomy and well appointed. The history of the building added to the experience too. The hosts were friendly and great to speak with. Best place to stay in Austin.


                                                      Downtown, Austin, TX, USA


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Tax Rate

                                                      Check-in time: 4:30 p.m., Check-out time: 11 a.m. Early check-in or late check-out will be accommodated whenever possible for an additional $50 fee.

                                                      119 Reviews
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