We’re excited to welcome the new kid in our class of Austin vacation rentals: Stay Alfred on Red River Street. Though it’s perched on the edge of the University of Texas at Austin campus, no serious studying is necessary to determine that this building is a fantastic home base for any trip to the ATX. Close to all the city’s highlights, like the Texas Capitol and Mueller Lake Park, Stay Alfred on Red River Street also offers a charming neighborhood vibe within its Central Austin surrounds.
Apartments that deserve top marks
Choosing an Austin vacation rental can feel as stressful as choosing an outfit for the first day of school, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Treat yourself to the travel apartment you deserve, one with a shiny, fully equipped kitchen and conveniences like in-unit laundry. Each apartment at Stay Alfred on Red River Street features modern stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and a comfortable living room with a TV and large windows.
In every spacious bedroom, you’ll find beds decked out with freshly laundered sheets, ample closet space, and funky decor. Hardwood floors and rustic furnishings add a touch of Texas flair, in case you’ve forgotten that you’re in the capital of the Lone Star State. Even the bathrooms are fully stocked with essentials like toiletries, fluffy towels, hair dryers, and irons, so you can leave the bulky stuff at home and always look your best. Since this is not your average Austin vacation rental, you’ll enjoy having the apartment totally to yourself (and your travel companions) - no sketchy shared rooms here!
Building amenities that are in a class of their own
But the travel apartment itself is only half of the reason to book a reservation at Stay Alfred on Red River Street. The building features world-class amenities that allow for ultimate enjoyment of Austin’s great weather and laid-back attitude. Outside, you’ll find a resort-style outdoor pool and a huge sundeck complete with lounge chairs and cabanas. If you taste Texas barbecue fare while in town, you’ll understand that it takes years of experience to hone that skill, so you can get started on the quest for perfection on one of the building’s BBQs. Or, just stick to roasting marshmallows at the fire pit.
If you’ve ever heard someone say “it’s not all fun and games,” they obviously weren't talking about Stay Alfred on Red River Street, because this building has both fun (the aforementioned outdoor pool area) and games: an outdoor ping pong table. Challenge your travel companions to a fast-paced match or, if you’re traveling for business, see who can answer more emails in the computer lounge. Fuel your business or leisure pursuits with java from the on-site coffee bar, and chill out in the contemporary lounge spaces.
Discover the highlights of the ATX from Central Austin
Central Austin is, as the name suggests, centrally located. It’s within a 10-minute drive of all the Downtown Austin highlights, like the Texas Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, and the famous bat colony of the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. It’s also nestled just south of Hyde Park, where you’ll find the delicious Central Market and the fascinating Elisabet Ney Museum. But besides offering easy access to the city’s activities and attractions, Central Austin has plenty of hidden gems right here.
Some Central Austin must-dos include visiting the Texas Memorial Museum and the LBJ Presidential Library, which sit on the UT Austin campus, both just a 12-minute walk from Stay Alfred on Red River Street. There’s also Eastwoods Neighborhood Park, which is a lovely place for a picnic or to let the kids run around. Or if you’d prefer to enjoy Austin’s beautiful weather while practicing your swing, head over to the golf course at Hancock Recreation Center.
Besides the fun things to do in Central Austin, this neighborhood also offers a myriad of places to eat and drink. Don’t miss the chance to try Austin’s famous Mexican fare at the aptly named Taco Joint, indulge in breakfast all day at Star Seeds Cafe, lick wing sauce off your fingers at Wingzup, or satisfy your health food craving at Cherrywood Coffeehouse. When it’s time to wind down with a drink, make your way to a favorite spot of college students and grown-ups alike, such as Crown & Anchor Pub, Spider House Cafe, or Hopfields.
Find your perfect Austin vacation rental
If Stay Alfred at Red River won’t do the trick this time, why not shop around? Check out Stay Alfred’s full portfolio of vacation rentals in Austin to find your ideal place to stay in the ATX. Whether you’re eager to dig into Holly’s mouthwatering restaurants from Stay Alfred at E6 or party in SoCo from Stay Alfred 422 at The Lake, we’ve set up shop around the city to give you the best possible experience. If you have any questions about our Austin travel apartments or the city in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly guest service team!