Quiet, Secluded Studio Near University of Texas and Downtown
About Ann Giles
I am a native Austinite who loves restoring old houses. I bought the main house when I was still single in 1995 and renovated it with my dad. Then when I married, we added the rear studios and moved to a larger fixer-upper. Four children and 20 years later, that house is now a short-term rental also, and we have moved on to the next project. I hope you enjoy the house; please let me know what we can do to make your stay more enjoyable!
Ann Giles purchased this Studio in 1995
Why Ann Giles chose Central Austin
This property is conveniently located near the University of Texas, yet it is not heavily populated by undergraduate students. Instead the area is home to graduate students, young professionals, families, and senior citizens. The area has a wonderful historic feel with all the mature trees and World War II era houses, most of which have been restored and are prized by their owners. The area is very close to downtown and to so many other things.
What makes this Studio unique
You can rent this studio alone for 2 people, or can combine it with the main hour or other studio to host up to 8 people in a group.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Only outside, if you clean up after yourself.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The owner was there when we checked in and was making sure the door was locking properly. We were happy with the space and it was very clean (always a must for me) . This is a great, quiet area and we have stayed nearby before. Able to park out front with no problem. Would stay again.
Great experience and location. Perfect for a solo traveler or a couple.
Super quaint & convenient
Charming, updated and very clean. I was sorry that I only booked for one night because I stayed an extra night and had to stay in hotel which didn't come close to this place! Very convenient to most of my Parents weekend activities. I will definitely stay there again!
Five days for Graduation
I always like this place. Owners very helpful!
Lovely studio apartment, overlooking trees and neighbourhood roof tops.
The setting is just perfect, between Hyde Park and the University of Texas campus, close to neighbourhood cafes, restaurants and a good small supermarket. The studio apartment is well set up, and surrounded by neighbourhood trees. Lovely! Looking forward to returning very soon!
A treehouse refuge
I had a wonderful stay in this studio! I was here for five nights in mid-February while doing research at the University's Harry Ransom Center. The studio was absolutely ideal--it could not have been better! Although it is only one room, the size and arrangement of the furniture makes it feel very spacious. The kitchen is well-equipped with essential pots, pans, and so on; the bathroom is sizable; and the bed and couch are comfortable. I was staying by myself but would not hesitate to stay here again with my partner.
The best part of the studio, though, is that the property and location are charming and peaceful. The deck is even lovelier than the pictures indicate--you really feel like you are up in the trees! The perfect spot for morning coffee, especially when the mockingbirds start singing. The apartment was *very* quiet--I was worried that I'd be able to hear the neighbors in the main house or downstairs, but I couldn't at all (and I'm very sensitive to noise, so this means it really was quiet).
The neighborhood was great--lots of good places to run, a great yoga studio (Black Lagoon Art + Yoga, up on Guadalupe), and the terrific Wheatsville coop. About a mile to the University, an easy and pretty walk.