About the property
- House1575 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Fully Remodeled in 2014! 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bathroom, Luxuriously Appointed
This gem of East Austin has High Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, a heritage Baroque Schonbek chandelier in the Dining, a Bar Area with a full collection of cocktail & wine glasses, all Marble Bathrooms featuring a Steam Sauna w/ Aromatherapy Function, lovely Crown Molding & trim throughout, and a mix of Antiques and newly recovered Mid-Century furnishings. Large Front Porch/Deck with Outdoor Sofa for cocktails & lounging in a private Courtyard Garden setting with seating for 8. Located in the Historic Willow-Spence Neighborhood the property is walking distance to Lady Bird Lake and Downtown. A 6 1/2 block walk to the Convention Center, Rainey Street Entertainment District, East 6th Street Entertainment District & E. Cesar Chavez Bar District. Within two blocks of the property, steps away, you will find Bufalina Pizza, Eastside Tavern, Cenote Coffee Shop, Flat Track Coffee, Veracruz All-Natural Tacos, Kerlin BBQ, Zeke's Fine Liquors, Weather Up Cocktail Lounge, Fast Folks Cyclery & Las Trancas Taco Stand! A prime location for the vacationer who wants to walk to everything cool Austin has to offer!
COA Short Term Rental License Number: OL 2014 133171
-Approx. 1575 + square feet, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, Completely remodeled in 2014.
-Sleeps 8 maximum occupancy with 2 new Queen Beds, 1 new King Bed, plus a Queen sofa pull-out platform bed w/pillow-topper in the living room.
-450 Thread Count Sheets & New Plush Towels
-Hardwood Floors, Marble Tile & CaesarStone Countertops
-Stainless Steel appliances, Kohler & Jacuzzi Plumbing Fixtures
-All Marble Bathrooms, Valentino Marble & White Carrerra Mosaic
-Deep Soaking Tub & Steam Sauna w/built-in bench & Aromatherapy Function for a True Spa Experience
-New Steam-Sanitize Washer/Dryer in a Laundry Room w/Mop Sink
-55' Plasma HDTV w/AppleTV, WiFi, BlueTooth Sound Bar to stream music
-Fully furnished Front Porch & back Courtyard
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 2-story home was a dream come true. The remodel was to the highest possible standard, and completed with the thought, 'where would I want to stay?'
Lyon Gegenheimer purchased this House in 2014
Why Lyon Gegenheimer chose East Downtown
The neighborhood has so much to offer, and I really recommend that my guests enjoy it on foot or by renting a bicycle. We are steps away from the art galleries and cool spots on East Cesar Chavez, including Cenote Coffee Shop, Eastside Tavern, Bufalina Pizza, Veracruz All-Natural & the Weatherup Cocktail Lounge. Additionally, the property is walking distance to the Rainey Street Entertainment District & E. 6th Street Entertainment District & E. Cesar Chavez Bar District. We are 4 blocks from the shores of Lady Bird Lake & the hike and bike trail that cuts through downtown, and will take you to Butler Park, Zilker Park, Barton Springs & to see the famous bats fly out at dusk from the Congress Street bridge. You can rent a canoe or paddle board along the shoreline, or a party boat for the most amazing night time views of downtown from Lady Bird Lake. The Austin Rowing Club boathouse is a favorite spot of mine at the foot of the Four Season's Hotel's 'Great Lawn'. The boathouse is also home to Alta Cafe, which features an upper level wrap around deck with breathtaking views of the lake. It is the perfect place for a coffee early in the morning or to grab a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
What makes this House unique
I personally check-in guests, and give a brief overview of the amenities in the house, plus close by spots for coffee, groceries, dining and entertainment. I enjoy giving my guests an insider view on the neighborhood hot spots, convenient trailer eateries, and the best bars restaurants and bars nearby. Just knowing who has the best happy hour, or where to rent a bike and/or paddle board can enhance my guests overall experience. My favorite special treat is hiring a pedi-cab downtown to bike me home open air. It can be the perfect end to an evening out, plus we are one of the only residential neighborhoods where the pedi-cabs will take you right to your doorstep.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Exactly what we needed
Sleeps 8 easily, has a great kitchen and wonderful patio. Easy walk to many bars and restaurants. No complaints at all. And the steam shower was pretty sweet.
Wonderful Beautiful Place
What a wonderful AirBNB. So nice and clean. Also in such a great convenient area. There was plenty of coffee and snacks and supplies for cooking. The showers were amazing and we really enjoyed our stay!
Clean, Organized & Perfect Location
Myself and a group of 6 friends (4 girls, 3 guys) stayed here during the 1st weekend of ACL, and it could not have been more perfect. Lyon greeted us upon our arrival, and showed us around the premise, as well as went over different key features of the house. Getting in and out of the house was a breeze as it has a keypad for all guest to use, so no need to worry about sharing keys! He also has a detailed notebook, which was extremely useful that went over standard check out procedures, restaurants near by, & other fun things to do in Austin & gave a good visual reference on the proximity of most of the cool places (Rainey St, La BBQ, Dirty 6th, Barton Springs / Zilker, etc).
Our group chose to rent bikes for the weekend from East Side Pedal Pushers, which is only .5 miles from Lyon's house. I definitely suggest using bikes for Austin, as there are so many beautiful scenic routes to take, especially if you're going to Zilker, and its a great way to see the character of the city. This was the closest bike shop and made the most logistical sense for us, but there are plenty of bike renting options across the city.
Overall though, I would definitely rent from Lyon again. This house has everything you need; soundbar & sub for streaming music, toiletries included for all the showers, built in washer & dryer (which is rare for Austin) with included laundry detergent, and one of the best locations to boot. Oh and not to mention the beds were extra comfy.
Thanks again Lyon, we hope to be back soon!
Wonderful home in charming authentic Austin neighborhood
Home is renovated old school southern charmer. Lyon greeted us with a genuine smile and bevy of helpful recommendations for the area. Added warm touches of provides basics, coffee, beer, extra toiletries. Very tastefully decorated. I was very tempted to try on the purple kamono hanging in the hallway, to practice my jujitsu in the living room. Thought better of it.
We loved this beautiful home that comes with everything a guest would need. Lyon was a wonderful host with great recommendations for food and drink around Austin. We would definitely book here for any future Austin holidays. The location was ideal - lots of restaurants and coffee shops close by and a pleasant walk to downtown.
Awesome Home!!! Awesome Host!!!
Six of us visited Austin for a girl's weekend. The house was a perfect size for our group. Lyon was kind enough to send us recommendations even before our trip to help with our planning. He was there to greet us and show us around the house. He was a complete pleasure to work with. The house was immaculate and just as depicted in the pictures.The bed were extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with too many extra niceties to describe. The out door seating area was perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. We would highly recommend this wonderful home in an excellent location for a visit to Austin.
You probably heard Austin is the 'live music capitol of the world', and there is a good reason for that. Find music listings and venue schedules in Austin's weekly arts and entertainment rag, The Austin Chronicle. http://www.austinchronicle.com/ There is music all over the city. I mean everywhere. More than any other type, we are the home of Blues Rock. However, you will find, Rock n’ Roll, Rockabilly, Jazz, World, Folk, Country, Reggae, Indie Pop, Latin, and everything in between. Within walking distance of the property you can get to The White Horse, Scoot-Inn, Wunderland, Sputnik, Hotel Vegas & Volsted. In SoCo is the famous Continental Club & Ego’s Lounge. Downtown on 6th Street is where most of the music is located like Bourbon Street in New Orleans, but bigger. Riverside Drive is home to famous Antone’s & the Beauty Ballroom, both a very short cab ride. Two standout venues off S. Lamar are the Saxon Pub & the Broken Spoke. The Red River district that intersects with 6th Street has great acts at The Mohawk, Red Eyed Fly, Holy Mountain & Stubb’s BBQ (but don’t eat the food it’s awful).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
3 night minimum, No Check-Ins after 10pm, a friend or relative may check-in for the paying guest with an appropriate photo ID and advance notice to owner. NO PETS, NO SMOKING, NO EXCEPTIONS