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Walk to East 6th and Downtown!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
Central Hacienda suite blocks from restaurants, pubs and the convention center

This luxurious back house suite is a great choice for Austin event-goers, business travelers, and anyone who wants to have an AMAZING time in Austin. Be one of our first guests at an amazing introductory price!


*Great views of downtown!

*2 separate high-speed guest wifi frequencies

*50" (master) + 55" (living) LG smart TVs with access to Netflix / Internet

*Kitchenette with microwave and drip coffee maker

*Private 2nd story outdoor patio and shared ground-floor patios.

*Handmade tiles, sinks, bedding, and decorative metalwork all from Mexico

*Custom cabinetry and counter tops

*Frameless glass shower doors that showcase the beautiful showers.

*Solid Oak flooring, baseboards and trim. All hand routed and finished.

*Spiral staircase and hacienda-style railings from local fabricators.

*Free street parking in front of the guest house.

*Two mountain bikes available for guests (shared with downstairs unit). Locks and helmets too.

*Shampoo, Conditioner and body soap provided.


One or two on the king bed in the master bedroom.

One or two on the double bed in the 3rd-story loft.

One on the sofa which folds down to an over-sized twin bed.

*Separate private access to both sleeping areas

This is a second and third story suite with a separate ground-floor suite beneath it. While we didn't spare any expense on the insulation, it's still important to be thoughtful with excessive noise. Speaking of which, area venues and pedestrians are occasionally loud at night. It's not bad at all but for those super light sleepers out there -- we have earplugs :)

We live next door, across a large shared patio. We both work from home so we're extremely available to give you area advice, recommendations, take you on a bike ride or run, even to share a meal with you. However, we realize that some prefer solitude and rest. So we'll make it a point to get to know you -or- to protect your privacy and space.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm a recently-retired Austin Firefighter / current entrepreneur who loves adventure, my wife and kids, eating, running, cycling, travel, building, learning new things and meeting new people. Did I mention adventure? I (we) also love hosting guests in our back house.

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was beautiful and well kept in a perfect location a short walk from downtown. The yard and hammocks were perfect for the spring weather in Austin. Anne was incredibly accommodating and proved to be a great host. They even left local drinks for us in the fridge and a welcome basket.
Mar 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews


A Haven in an Eclectic 'hood

  • 5 of 5

For being so close to the activity of the city, this house is surprisingly quiet and spacious. The decor reminds me of interior Mexico and the amenities are modern and well equipped. The house was very clean and the fooseball table is a great distraction for game lovers with a cute backyard/patio for hanging out. I love to bike as a means of travel and the location could not be more perfect to get to all the local hot spots and main tourist locations. I'll be coming back in the future for sure.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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san luis obispo, ca, usa

i love the central hacienda

  • 5 of 5

our sxsw interactive geek group has been staying at the central hacienda for 3 years now and we absolutely love it. dan is incredibly easy going, the house is always in tip top condition and the neighborhood is eclectic and full of fun. the house is close to downtown, very comfortable and a great place for anyone who wants to know what it is like to live in austin. i cant say enough nice things about this place and about dan.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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La Mirada, CA

Perfect Austin Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house is spacious and the bedrooms are all large. Our family of 6 had plenty of room. It was nice to have ceiling fans throughout the house and there is central air for when it is hot. The kitchen is gorgeous and clean. We were able to shop locally and prepare meals with ease. The layout of the house is really nice.

I love the location of this rental home. We walked from the house into downtown and up to the Capitol building one night. I also loved using the bikes that the owner provided to explore Austin. There's a great coffee shop nearby called Progress. I highly recommend eating up the street from the trailers (chicken & waffles!). Lustre Pearl is a unique, fun spot for drinks and hanging out. Auditorium shores is beautiful. Our kids loved playing in the water fountains there that shoot up from the ground.

I received great customer service and hospitality from the owners. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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Los Angeles, CA

The Best of Austin

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property on numerous occasions and it's been a great find. The location is central, the property charming, and it's perfect for a large group. Much better than staying at a hotel, a great deal for the price, and the beds are very comfortable. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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From the Owner

Being in the heart of east Austin and so close to downtown is awesome. We can walk to all the things we appreciate about our city - amazing food and drinks, great music, unique shops, and beautiful Lady Bird Lake and the trails. We also love the multicultural and diverse history of our neighborhood, its historic homes and big trees, and that there is always a variety of interesting events and things to do. A short list of nearby favorites - Favorite Coffee Shops within 5 blocks: Texas Coffee Traders -- the best!!! Cenote Cafe -- try the beet and goat cheese sandwich. Brew and Brew -- coffee and beer, can't go wrong Vintage Heart Cafe -- Small, super proprietary, young and eager owner. Best Quick Eats within 5 blocks: Las Tranclas Food Trailer -- Authentic Mexican street tacos. Kebabalicious -- Voted SXSW best food vendor. Via 313 Pizza -- Pizza trailer with adjacent Pub. Vera Cruz Tacos -- Fresh and organic with unique Vera Cruz flavors. Amazing Dining within 5 blocks: Licha's Cantina -- Yummy! Also one of the best happy hours around. East Side Show Room -- Local fare, amazing finish out. Buenos Aires Cafe -- For great Gnocchi, fine cuts of meat and pastries. Bufalina Pizza -- Wildly popular gourmet pizza joint. Fukumoto Sushi -- Go spend some money here. Worth it. Other great stuff that's super close: Sunday H.O.P.E. farmers market at the Saltillo rail station, 3 blocks Kasita's Tiny House Showroom / HQ, 1 block Scoot Inn, oldest bar in Austin, 1 block Austin Visitor's center, 6 blocks Convention center, 7 blocks Other Great Destinations: Historic 6th St Entertainment District, 0.5 miles (7 blocks) Rainey St. Entertainment District. 0.6 miles (9 blocks) Lady Bird Lake / trails, 0.7 miles (10 blocks) Brackenridge Hospital, 1.1 miles University of Texas, 1.2 miles Frank Erwin Center, 1.2 Miles Austin State Capitol, 1.3 miles Auditorium Shores Park, 1.3 miles Long Performing Arts Center, 1.5 miles Zilker Park, 2.5 miles ABIA Airport, 6 miles

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 6 Miles Nearest Barpub : Historic Scoot Inn at 0.1 Miles Nearest Train : MetroRail Saltillo Plaza Station at 0.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 35 at 0.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Buenos Aires Cafe at 0.3 Miles Car: not necessary

Centrally located just a few blocks from east 6th street and easy walking distance to the convention center and downtown, our location is great for enjoying Austin's food, music, shopping, and entertainment scene. We are also close to beautiful Lady Bird Lake and the hike and bike trails. No need for a car with the metrorail, pedicab station, and b-cycle stations all within a few blocks.

We love our neighborhood with its mix of historic homes, funky art studios and shops, cozy bars and pubs, and amazing restaurants (from local dives to high-end cuisine). We can enjoy our quiet and peaceful street but also walk just 2 blocks to experience great cafes, shops, bars, and music. Oftentimes we also walk downtown or to Lady Bird Lake and the hike and bike trails. There is a reason (well, several reasons) why everyone is talking about East Austin! Below is a recent write up from the New York Times:

"A mile from downtown, East Austin has historically been a working-class neighborhood, a vibrant enclave heavily populated by African-Americans because of an earlier era of segregationist laws — and later, a home to Mexican-American residents. These days, it’s also the city’s newly fashionable arts district, with studios, galleries, cocktail bars, cafes and all manner of food trucks popping up on most every block. Beloved taquerias and barbecue joints, carwashes and Christian outreach ministries now jostle against shiny condos, fancy restaurants and, in refurbished bungalows, groovy hair salons with names like Peacock and Orbit.

On an evening walk around the tree-lined neighborhood, one could be forgiven for thinking that there’s a bar and a food truck for every person in Austin. Whether you pick eats high or low, you’re likely to come out equally happy at the end of the night. On trendy East Sixth Street, a popular encampment of food trailers includes Fried and True (1104 East Sixth Street; 512-810-0702; friedandtrue; from $3), where the bespectacled owner, Arielle Henson, cheerfully deep-fries everything from Oreos to fiery grilled cheese and Sriracha sandwiches. Nearby, Coolhaus, another trailer, makes ice cream sandwiches with flavors like Guinness chip.

More recently, places like Qui (1600 East Sixth Street; 512-436-9626; quiaustin), the new flagship restaurant from the hometown boy and “Top Chef “Season 9 winner, Paul Qui, who serves inventive dishes like marcona almond gazpacho and curry-style pasta, and Mettle (507 Calles Street; 512-236-1022; mettleaustin) are bringing more elegance to the table. At Mettle, the chef Andrew Francisco, whose pedigree includes the French Laundry in Napa Valley, also flexes his creative muscle, starting with pain au lait served with smoked butter sprinkled with grated chocolate and sea salt. Vegan chicharrones are made with tapioca; they’re crispy and crackling, accompanied by green and red salsas. Then there are the powerful house cocktails, like the sweet and bracing Rainey St. Mule, made with vodka and ginger beer and served in a copper mug."


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $45
Tax Rate 15.0%

CHECK-IN any time after 4 P.M. and CHECK-OUT is by 11:00A.M.
NON-SMOKING home. Smoking is permitted outside only.
NO DRUGS or anything that is illegal.
NO PETS are permitted on premises at any time.
PARKING is available for guests on the front and side streets. RV or bus parking requires approval.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY is limited to the number specified when booking or a 50% additional fee will be assessed per extra person.
BIKES are the guest's responsibility when they are taken off-property.
EXCEPTIONS are a part of life, let’s just make sure we both have them in writing!
DAMAGE DEPOSIT- Will not be charged provided the following provisions are met:
(1) No damage is done to home or its contents, no missing property.
(2) No smell of cigarette and/or cigar smoke inside the property.
(3) House is left in a reasonable condition, not unusually soiled/worn.
(4) Occupancy of rental does not exceed the specified rental number.
(5) No weddings, graduations, receptions, bachelor/bachelorette parties without prior approval.
(6) Check-out occurs by 11 am. 25% of nightly rate for each additional hour at property (prior to check-in or past check-out)
(7)Facilities usage (kitchen, parking, laundry, restrooms, etc) for documented guests only.
THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE. This is a beautiful historic home.
PLEASE RESPECT THE NEIGHBORS (both us and others) by moderating late-night noise. Please be especially quiet after 10pm.
WE AIM TO PLEASE. We are people oriented owners and would love to help make your stay as memorable as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask for anything you may need.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
  • Loft - 1 double, Great views of downtown
  • Sofa in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa in living room folds down into an over-sized twin bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • - Wireless Internet - Views of Downtown Skyline

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