We try to provide everything a first time, or long time visitor to Austin could want for a comfortable stay.

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Unique features

The historic home was built in 1925.  The garage with new apartment above was finished in 2012,  constructed with exterior architecture in keeping with the style of the historic home.  The apartment interior is very modern and efficient, century old floors reclaimed from a beer warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas. Centrally located between MoPac (Loop 1) and Interstate-35, we have access easily to both in five minutes.

The apartment is well insulated with a high efficiency heat pump for heating and cooling;  a tankless water heater supplies all the hot water you can possibly use.  Rice is an experienced world traveler and has tried to put everything into the space that a visitor could need.  The Sony - 43" Class - LED - 2160p - Android powered Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV with High Dynamic Range is connected to our accounts on Netflix, DIRECTV NOW (including HBO GO & SHOWTIME), and Amazon Prime TV for your viewing pleasure via Apple TV 4K & Roku streaming devices and it's native Android system interface.  All the local broadcast HD TV channels are available as well. A Sonos system streams beautiful sounds from Pandora and many others over a gigabit fiber network, including our own music collection. Even Wifi speeds are typically over 200Mbps in both directions. A Google Home Hub can answer all of your local questions. 



The kitchen is equipped with cooktop and GE convection oven/microwave (up to ~450 deg.).  The kitchen does not have a built-in oven.

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Murphy bed

This is a NORMAL QUEEN size bed.  It is like any other normal queen bed, except it is just stored vertically.  It rests on a 155 lb. substantial frame and is in no way similar to a skinny fold out bed from a couch. Storing the bed vertically allows for efficiency of space.  It is made by the original Murphy Bed Company in Farmingdale, NY, the same way it has been made for the past 75 years. It can be lowered with two fingers, and is very easy to use and very comfortable.. It is hidden behind a fabric cover, which when open, forms a 'wall' to the bedroom space. The Murphy bed is adjacent to the wardrobes, lavatory, and bath. The bed has a gel top on the mattress to make it even more comfortable. Feather (2) and synthetic (2) pillows are provided. 


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Bathroom details

The vanity lavatory is located just outside the bath that encloses the toilet and shower.  Bar soap and Meyer's Hand Soap (touch free dispenser).



The enclosed bath, aside from LED lighting, is illuminated by glass panels on two walls (frosted glass on the pocket door) and 'reed' glass on the south wall of the shower and toilet area. The bath is supplied by a continuous on-demand tankless water heater.  Bar soap (usually handmade local), Neutrogena Body Wash, and Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner are supplied.