Cool Casita - Walk to UT Campus for Sports Events
|Per night||$98 - $325|
We are in the Cherrywood Neighborhood, located about 2 blocks from the Manor Road Restaurant and Theater District. Great restaurants and bars in the area include Eastside Cafe,Thunderbird Coffee House, The Butterfly Bar, Vivo, El Chile, El Chilito, Mi Madre's, Salty Sow, Flat Top Burger Shop, Cherrywood Coffee House,Contigo and Hoover's. Such a great variety to choose from! Everything from delicious breakfast tacos in the morning, a variety of TEX MEX menus, interior Mexican food, high end American bistro and Texas barbecue. There are live theater productions at The Vortex Theater, Salvage Vanguard Theater and the City Theater.
Close enough to walk to sporting events, entertainment, food and drink, yet nestled in a quiet neighborhood. A very charming and convenient place you'll love coming home to.
We love where we live!
La Casita is a guest cottage completely separate from our main front home. It has high vaulted ceilings, large windows for lots of light and beautifully stained concrete floors.The separate bedroom has been updated with a new queen size mattress and there is a double sleeper sofa in the living area. A well maintained kitchen offers new full-sized stainless appliances, including dishwasher, stove, microwave, and a refrigerator with ice maker.
La Casita can accommodate 2 adults very comfortably or 3 people cozy. (Maximum 4) (You may use the toddler crib if needed- no extra charge.) The following amenities are also included: CACH, WIFI, HDTV, Ipod/Iphone dock, coffee maker, toaster, hairdryer, full size washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, newly tiled bathroom with shower and small fenced yard/stone patio. (We do not allow pets.)
We are a convenient 2.5 mile distance to the 6th St. Entertainment District and Austin Convention Center. A rental car for your visit is optional. Cab fares for 2.5 mile ride to downtown are reasonable. The city bus runs a block from La Casita into downtown for $1 each way or a $2 day pass for multiple rides. There are 3 bus routes close by are routes 20, 21, and 22. Look up Capitol Metro for schedules/routes.
Austin Bergstrom Mueller Airport is approx. 7 miles away.
Make arrangements with us ahead of time for airport/pick up and drop off of up to 3 people. Fee $15 each way. (Typical taxi fare to the airport is $35 + tip each way)
House Rules: Enjoy the quite neighborhood!
No Pets Allowed
No Unauthorized Guests
No Parties or Gatherings
No Loud Music
Feel free to contact me with any questions,
Please note: There is an additional 15% Hotel tax on top of the listed fees for stays less than 30 days. Cancellation Policy: For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 7 full calendar days prior to the day of check in, otherwise no refund.
|Mar 19 2013||Oct 10 2013||$98||$120||$700||$1,850||2 nights|
|Oct 11 2013||Oct 15 2013||$200||$200||-||-||3 nights|
|Oct 16 2013||Nov 13 2013||$98||$120||$700||$1,850||2 nights|
|Nov 14 2013||Nov 19 2013||$325||$325||-||-||3 nights|
|Nov 20 2013||Mar 06 2014||$98||$120||$700||$1,850||2 nights|
|Mar 07 2014||Mar 18 2014||$200||$200||-||-||3 nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 15%|
|Deposits: $150 Refundable Deposit|
|Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, American Express, PayPal|
La Casita is such a darling little place that doesn't feel all that little -- in fact, it was spacious, comfy and so homey -- all the things one could ask for from a home away from home. I stayed here for a month because I was taking a summer course at UT and it was such an ideal place -- easy access to the local bus line with the nearest stop just 5 mins away. My classes were in the evening and ended late at night, so it was common for me to walk in the neighborhood at night -- it felt safe. In fact the whole neighborhood has such a lovely and mellow vibe. Grocery stores, cafes and restaurants are all a 5 min walk away, with easy access to downtown Austin through the local bus line. JoAnn was such a wonderful and gracious host with a beautiful family, some of whom I had the pleasure of meeting. She was generous with her offers to help and just an all-around lovely person. We even went on a little road trip to San Antonio together to see her husband in a theatre production and it was fun! Honestly, I couldn't offer enough praises for this place and the host, JoAnn. If you're thinking about renting the place, do it. You couldn't possibly go wrong (or even do any better) than La Casita. :)
Lin (visiting from Malaysia) June 2012
We stayed at Jo Ann's Eastside casita this past weekend and it was AWESOME! Her newly renovated space and beautifully landscaped yard were very enticing and peaceful. The Casita is 15 minutes from SoCo, 10 minutes (tops) from downtown Austin and within walking distance to at least 5-6 places to eat, drink and be merry. I would definitely stay there again next time I am in Austin. Thank you, Jo Ann!
Autumn May 2012
My father and I loved our stay in Jo Ann's casita. Not only was the place cozy and comfortable, but it was artfully designed, newly remodeled, and close to everything we wanted to do in Austin. We didn't have a clear agenda when we came to town, and Jo Ann helped us find some great local restaurants, events, and destinations to check out (including the best fried chicken place we've ever been to). She also saw to many details that made our stay more comfortable, including thoughtfully providing bug spray for our use when we sat on our private patio, coffee and tea, the recent best-of-austin restaurant guide from the local paper, and even a few cold cans of sparkling water to welcome us on our arrival. She was very easy to reach, and checked in with us to offer assistance. And the fold-out sofa bed (I promise I'm being completely honest) was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. It is such a treat to stay in a place that someone has put so much care and creativity into. I would recommend the casita to anyone traveling to Austin. -Dahvi May 2012
The casita was truly a delightful place to stay in a gem of a neighborhood! Our hosts JoAnn and Rupert were very friendly and helpful, making us feel right at home. The casita itself was beautiful - everything feels brand new and the layout is so thoughtfully designed. I loved the back patio and polished concrete floors. The little desk nook with stained glass window was a wonderful place to work. The apartment felt so quiet and private. There are many good restaurants just at the end of the street, so even without a car there is no problem finding something delicious to eat. I would definitely recommend this unit to someone who wants a charming and relaxing stay in Austin. Rebecca May 2012
I really enjoyed my stay at Jo Ann's Casita! It's located in a funky neighborhood that I felt safe walking at night (always a concern of mine when traveling). The unit itself was perfect. My top three favorite things that set this unit apart from most: 1) the adorable fitted desk, which was just right for some work I had to do. 1) The full, well appointed kitchen. It made light cooking/ snacking not only possible but fun. 3) The washer/ dryer in unit- so convenient! Bottom line, this unit represented everything the pictures show and more. It's new, well thought out and very comfortable. I would live here if I were allowed to move in:) Andrea April 2012
The Casita was excellent! We needed a place for South by Southwest and this worked perfectly - it's right on the bus line and an easy trip to downtown. The space itself is beautiful, comfortable, and very well equipped for a vacation - plus, quiet and private enough for getting work done. JoAnn was very nice and professional - very responsive and with all the help and information I needed and she even made recommendations of places to eat in the neighborhood (there are many, many good restaurants nearby!). Zach March 2012
My friends and I were very comfortable in our stay at SXSW. Jo Ann was a great host, very easy going, hospitable. I didn't feel like I was far from home, virtually every accommodation was met. We were pretty close to all the festivities and it was easy to get to and from 6th street either by driving or bus. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to visit Austin, and would definitely return to stay at La Casita in the future! Kevin March 2012