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Lyon Gegenheimer

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: spanish

Luxe Spa Bungalow - Walk to Downtown!

13 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

East Cesar Chavez Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Hip & Chic Courtyard Bungalow where Art Deco glamour meets Mid-Century Modern! Featuring a Pebble Floor, Vaulted Ceilings, multiple French Doors & a Sleeping Nook w/Leather Headboard & Vintage 1920's light fixture. Located in a lush plant-filled Courtyard setting in the Historic Willow-Spence Neighborhood. Walk to Lady Bird Lake & Downtown. 6 1/2 block walk to the Convention Center. Prime location for the vacationers wanting to walk to everything cool Austin has to offer!

Common courtyard terrace provides a garden setting with outdoor entertaining for 6. Bungalow rental is for 2 people only, 3 night minimum rental

About the owner...

I'm very passionate about entertaining friends and family and hosting guests. My degree is in Architecture, however, I don't get to use it in my professional life.

Revisioning this bungalow was a dream come true. The remodel was to the highest possible standard, and completed with the thought, 'where would I want to stay?' I sometimes call it 'the honeymoon suite' because I think it is intimate, private and fun. The perfect spot for a romantic get-away.

Keywords: Bungalow, house

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lyon Gegenheimer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: spanish

About Lyon Gegenheimer

I'm very passionate about entertaining friends and family and hosting guests. My degree is in Architecture, however, I don't get to use it in my professional life.

Revisioning this bungalow was a dream come true. The remodel was to the highest possible standard, and completed with the thought, 'where would I want to stay?' I sometimes call it 'the honeymoon suite' because I think it is intimate, private and fun. The perfect spot for a romantic get-away.

Lyon Gegenheimer purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Lyon Gegenheimer chose Austin

I live on the block and am always nearby should you ever need anything during your stay. The location is amazing, one block from the Historic Willow-Spence Nationally Registered Neighborhood. It is walking distance to Downtown Austin, the Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, the Rainey Street District and East 6th Street Entertainment District.

What makes this bungalow unique

I love walking to Lady Bird Lake and renting a paddleboard, kayak or canoe only a few blocks from the house at The Expedition School. Half a block from the house are fantastic art galleries on Cesar Chavez and Cafes and Coffee shops nearby at the Rainey Street District & the East 6th Street Entertainment District. I often walk downtown to listen to music, eat & drink. Or more often take a $5 cab ride (save my feet) and then bar hop throughout downtown and walk back home at the end of my night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't leave without letting you know how much we enjoyed your well designed bungalow. It's a little jewel box in downtown Austin with all the beautiful finishes. Your attention to detail helped make our stay comfortable and special.
Jun 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Luxe Spa Bungalow - Walk to Downtown!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Awesome modern space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and absolutley loved it. Great location and great owner. It is the perfect spot and we LOVED the steam shower!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Great Place and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend and the place was fantastic! The location was ideal as we could walk to downtown easily, 6th Street was close by, as were lots of the well known food trucks (like Veracruz Natural, La BBQ, and Kerlin are all just a few blocks away!).

The place was well set-up (remodeled bathrooms, new appliances, etc.), and Lyon even left us drinks and snacks! He was also very easy to work with and met us promptly at the property for checking in.

Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a great little hide-out!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a super comfy, small bungalow to get a great night's sleep in, look no further! This little gem is perfect for a visit to Austin. Close to everything, including major roads/freeways. Quiet, clean, great amenities and super charming. The owner, Lyon, lives right next door, and is ready to help out when needed. We had such a nice, relaxing stay at this bungalow and can't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place to stay in Austin.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the Bungalow. The place was nice (and tidy), the location was great, Lyon was extremely accommodating (even sharing some local beers with us). I would absolutely recommend staying here while in Austin.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Great Bungalow and location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the Formula 1 weekend and really enjoyed it. Lyon is a great host, friendly and accommodating. The Bungalow is really pretty, comfortable, with very nice amenities. The Krueger coffee maker, spa bath (steam shower is awesome), and frig stocked with some nice beers and snacks were all great touches. There are a number of restaurants, coffee shops in the area. We did a ton of walking to and from downtown, rainey street, and running on lady bird trail. The neighborhood feels pretty safe and is mixed amongst older and new (renovated) homes. Super close to the airport as well if you have an early flight out. I would definitely recommend this spot to others coming to Austin.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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5

Perfect mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this house just 2 days before arriving. We'd originally planned to stay at the Hilton and changed our minds at the last minute - and boy am I glad we did! A hotel concierge has NOTHING on Lyon. He was incredibly responsive during the booking process (which was great because it was so last minute). And that was just the beginning. He provided us with some great local insight and gave us a great list of hotspots to hit. The house was better than any hotel we could have booked. It was cute and clean - just like the photos. And, like other reviewers have mentioned, stocked with snacks, drinks, coffee and toiletries. Lovely.

Lyon welcomed us at the house when we arrived from the airport and gave us a thorough overview of all of the house details – as well as the rest of Austin! We had lots of questions and he was great about sending us to some wonderful places - even going so far as to give us his cell number to call/text if we needed any recommendations during our stay.

The location is perfect. We walked everywhere and took a quick cab home a couple of nights when we were tired.

Speaking of tired - that steam shower is life changing. It wasn't something that had initially piqued my interest but Lyon suggested it was a hangover killer and, well, it got some use. (He was right, by the way!)

I can't recommend this house – or Lyon – highly enough. We will absolutely tell any friend traveling to Austin to skip the Hilton and book a room at Hotel Lyon!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Lustre Pearl
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Austin MetroRail at Saltillo Plaza
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
IH35
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Cenote Coffee & Bagels
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Festival Beach at Lady Bird Lake
Car: not necessary

cycling, hiking, roller blading, botanical garden, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. Located a few blocks from the hike & bike trail on Lady Bird Lake and The Expedition School for lake rentals.

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Rates & Availability

East Cesar Chavez Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SXSW
Mar 7 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
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$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,155
$4,380
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $185
Tax Rate 15.0%

3 night minimum (special event dates might require a different minimum number of nights), No Check-Ins after 10pm, a relative or friend of the paying guest may check-in with an appropriate photo ID and prior arrangement with the owner, NO PETS, NO SMOKING, NO EXCEPTIONS

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Amenities

East Cesar Chavez Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Steam Sauna w/ 2 showerheads & 2 built-in benches
  • Renovated in 2011 the bathroom features Hans Grohe & Duravit fixtures, Glass subway tile surrounding the vanity, and a blue glass mosaic in the shower for 2. The shower features a steam sauna (essential oil provided upon arrival), 2 built-in benches and dual showerheads.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempurpedic bed with 600 thread count sheets, 4 pillows & a white leather upholstered headboard.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
courtyard, steam shower, ceiling fans, gas heating, living area, paper towels, vacuum system, central heating, filtered water, sauna, restaurant dining guide, shampoo, toilet paper, concierge, soaps basic and towels provided. -450 square feet, Full remodel completed 2011 -Two person Glass Mosaic Steam Sauna shower w/Two Benchs, Two Showerheads and Eucalyptus Aromatherapy function for a true Spa experience; -Kitchen with Quartz-Stone Counters & Stainless Appliances; -Jenn-Air Refrigerator, Microwave, & Dishwasher; -Cocktail pantry w/small Appliances, Dishes & Bar Glasses; -Table for Two and Love Seat Couch for lounging; -Luxury Toiletries & Plush New Towels; -Queen tempurpedic bed w/Luxurious 600 Thread Count Sheets; -Room Darkening Drapes; Walk to Lady Bird Lake, Dowtown & the Convention Center. Walk to Rainey Street Bar District and East 6th Street Bar district.

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