Directions to Gallery House for late arrivals

The apartment faces south on 35th Street, NOT on Speedway (main house is on the northwest corner of 35th/Speedway. Pull int the carport under the apartment when you arrive. This is YOUR parking spot for your stay.

The apartment faces south on 35th Street, NOT on Speedway (main house is on the northwest corner of 35th/Speedway. Pull int the carport under the apartment when you arrive. This is YOUR parking spot for your stay.

Our address is: 3500B Speedway, Austin, TX 78705

Arrival: 

This information is for folks arriving after 11 pm as often we are asleep by then or shortly thereafter.

Normally I would meet you in the carport and show you all of the following but I think you can manage without me with some more details. I can always be reached if you RING THE DOORBELL by the apartment door if you have a problem.

We live in the historic 1927 yellow house on the northwest corner of 35th Street & Speedway, it is 3500 Speedway. The apartment is just behind it.  It is all yellow and white like the old house, except it is 80 years newer. This is 3500B Speedway, numbers are on the column. Arriving in the night you will find there are two lights on the columns on either side of the driveway (one on the right is above the numbers). I'll also leave some lights on above the apartment balcony to make it easy to find. Pull into the carport underneath the apartment off of 35th Street. This is where you will park during your stay. Motion controlled lights will illuminate. The apartment entry is on your right beside the carport. The light above the apartment entry will also automatically illuminate. The code on the keypad to open the door is the last four digits of your cell phone number. It makes a fairly loud noise when it opens the deadbolt. If it does it repeatedly, the door is not tightly closed, just pull it toward you for the last “click” to align the deadbolt.

THEN LET GO OF THE DOOR KNOB, DO NOT PUSH ON THE DOOR UNTIL THE LOCK IS UNLOCKED

The LOCK symbol on the keypad only locks the door, code numbers only unlock the door. If you have trouble seeing the numbers if for some reason the automatic entry light failed, just press the LOCK button and it will illuminate the keypad.

Congratulations, you have made it inside. Make yourself at home. Now please send me a text (512-560-7711) so I won’t worry about you when I check my phone during the night My 3 year old Border Collie usually wants an outside break (or a hug from me) in the middle of the night at least once.

Please sign the Rental Agreement (READ link here), it is on the table when you enter. I need this for our records and insurance purposes. Thank you. You may leave it under the corner of the doormat in the morning when you leave for the day and I’ll find it.

Next, turn off the balcony lights I left on for you. The switch is just behind the left edge of the TV. Careful, it is right next to the switch that turns on the balcony fan!

There is fresh ground coffee and a selection of teas (under or beside the coffee maker), some milk and other goodies in the refrigerator too.

There is an Apple iPad on the coffee table open to this page:

https://galleryhouse-austin.com/atx-index

I am giving it to you now so you can skim it in advance. It is everything generally guests want to know (TV, Google Home Hub, etc.), and probably more information than you want too. If you are new to Austin, most of the books & periodicals in the cabinet & coffee table near the TV are related to Austin and Texas in general.

TAXI, UBER etc. from ABIA:

Ask to be taken to 3500 Speedway.  The new garage with the apartment on top is behind our 1927 house that is on the corner, facing Speedway. The apartment faces 35th Street.  If the taxi takes Airport Blvd. to Manor Road or goes via 38th St. the cost should be about $30 to $32 with tip. The car should pull up on the side of the property on 35th Street by the foot of the driveway. You will see the carport with 3500B vertically on the right column. The apartment door is next to it. There is no parking on Speedway (it has a 24/7 bike lane). It is about 20 minutes from the airport, give or take five minutes depending on traffic.

Rental car from ABIA:

You will be on Hwy 71, as you leave the Austin Bergstrom airport heading west...
Stay to the right, it "Y's" onto Hwy 183 N...which you will take...
Move to the middle lane...and stay in it...you'll use that lane to
exit right onto Airport Blvd (Loop 111) just past the bridge.
Airport Blvd has lots of lights, but they are in sequence so it's fairly fast...
Head north on it...several lights....
    past MLK/Webberville Rd
    past light at Manor Road...
LEFT at the next light, 38 1/2 St.
    Head west on 38 1/2 St.....you eventually go over I-35...go through the light at Red River, slight curve to left and it becomes W. 38th.
    Heading west on 38th, you'll see Hancock municipal golf course on your right..
Turn LEFT at the next light onto Duval. 
Immediate RIGHT onto W. 35th  (no 36th or 37th St; no left turns are allowed off 38th onto Speedway)
Head west down W. 35th, about 5 blocks. The stop sign is 35th and Speedway...cross Speedway, and you have arrived!

Driving from downtown:

Take Lavaca north, left on MLK Blvd. at the south side of the University of Texas, then immediately right on Guadalupe.  Continue north on Guadalupe to 33rd or 34th Street and turn right (east, both streets go through to Speedway), left on Speedway.  You'll turn left on 35th St.

Driving from San Antonio (and south):

Head north on I-35, after you pass downtown you’ll come to a split to in I-35 at 15th St. STAY LEFT on the lower deck.
Exit at 38 1/2 St.
    Head west on 38 1/2 St (…LEFT)...go through the light at Red River, slight curve to left and it becomes W. 38th
    Heading west on 38th, you'll see Hancock municipal golf course on your right..
Turn LEFT at the next light onto Duval. 
Immediate RIGHT onto W. 35th  (no 36th or 37th St; no left turns are allowed off 38th onto Speedway) Head west down W. 35th, about 5 blocks. The stop sign is 35th and Speedway... cross Speedway, and you have arrived!  

Driving from dallas (and north):

On I-35 exit 38 ½ Street...turn right at the light, go through the next light at Red River, slight curve to left and it becomes W. 38th
    Heading west on 38th, you'll see Hancock municipal golf course on your right..
Turn LEFT at the next light onto Duval. 
Immediate RIGHT onto W. 35th  (no 36th or 37th St; no left turns are allowed off 38th onto Speedway)
Head west down W. 35th, about 5 blocks. The stop sign is 35th and Speedway... cross Speedway, and you have arrived.

Driving from Houston (and east):

If you take Hwy 71, once you go past Austin Bergstrom Airport, use the directions for driving here in a rental car from the airport. (Don't stay on 71 to I-35, as it is usually a traffic nightmare.) 

If you have a choice, drive to Austin via Hwy 290, as you will come into Austin closer to the Gallery House.

As you enter the east side of Austin, Highway 290 turns into FM 2222, stay to the left.  As you cross I-35, it morphs again into Koenig Lane. Don't let the signs throw you off, you'll just be going WEST. Highway 290 = FM 2222 = Koenig Lane. Go west several block on Koenig Lane and turn LEFT at the light onto Guadalupe...you will go past the UT intermural sports fields on the left,  then turn left on 46th Street just past the University Federal Credit Union... go FIVE BLOCKS, and turn right on SPEEDWAY. (Just for reference Avenue D is just before it). Head SOUTH on Speedway to 38th (there is a light)... then ONE BLOCK to 35th. TURN RIGHT.  We are at this corner.