About your stay at Austin's Eastside Flats -
Michelle's Hip Guest Suite

Thank you for booking your stay with us at Austin's Eastside Flats.  

Below you'll find helpful information regarding your stay in our Michelle's Hip Guest Suite.

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Arrival & Check-In

Michelle's Hip ATX Guest Suite is located in the home at 1612 Maple Ave,  Austin, TX 78702, and can be accessed by the driveway and garage on 17th St. 

You are welcome to park in the parking spot in front of the garage or street park for free.

Check-In as early as 3:00pm

Please contact me, Ryan, via the Airbnb messaging service, phone, or text, 512-574-4344, if you need anything upon arrival. 

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House Guidelines

-Smoking or vaping in our home, near the entrances to our home, or in the outdoor space is not permitted. Smoking and vaping while outside the gated area, for example the driveway by the garage or sidewalk area.


-Not suitable for pets. Our friends and family often stay here and some of them are allergic to our furry friends. We have dogs and we don’t bring them to this home. There is a $300 pet cleaning charge plus damages if pets are found to be at our home.


-Quiet time begins at 10pm. We have wonderful neighbors, and so far they still like us. Please respect them by settling down outside activity by 10pm. After 10pm we ask that you observe quiet time. You can hang outside after 10pm, but please refrain from playing loud music, excessively loud talking, yelling or anything else that might disturb our neighbors after 10pm.


-Overnight guest maximum is 2 guests. Our linens, towels, pricing structure and cleaning fees are all calculated for a maximum of 2 guests. If you exceed this amount you are in violation of the house rules and are subject to additional fees and/or loss of deposit. -No parties, excessive noise, or any illegal activity are permitted at the property, again, so far our neighbors still like us.


-The Homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the Guest(s). By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.


-Keep the property and all furnishings in good order. If anything is broken or needs attention please let me know. -


Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate.


-The fire extinguisher is located on the wall in the sitting area. Please don’t set our house on fire, but if you do, use the fire extinguisher and call 911, then call me.


-This guest suite is attached to the main home which may or may not be occupied while the guest suite is booked. The spaces are separated by a key locked door and the guest suite and main home do not share any space. The guest suite has its own private entrance, private bathroom, private bedroom, private sitting area and dedicated outdoor space.


During Your Stay

How stuff works in Michelle's Hip ATX Guest Suite

Operating the Air Conditioner

The bedroom and bathroom's air conditioned  is provided by the main home. This temp is set at a constant 71 degrees. The sitting room has a mini-split air conditioning unit which can be controlled via a remote located in the sitting room. 

To operate, simply take the remote out of the holster, point it at the AC unit and hit the “ON/OFF” button to turn the unit off or on.  While pointing the remote at the unit, use the up and down arrows to select the temperature, you’ll hear the wall unit beep as a confirmation of the command. Use the “Mode”button to go between cool and heat, cool is represented by the "snowflake" icon and heat is represented by the "sun" icon. There are other features however this is the simplest way to use the device. 

Operating the Sitting Room TV

The Smart TV utilizes a ROKU interface, we have over the air channels and apps. Feel free to log on and off any app if you have an account or if we logged in you can use our account (Netflix is usually logged in).


Operating the Outdoor TV

First remove the outdoor shell and place the cover on the ground under the tv, leaning the shell on the house. *** The TV is not weather/waterproof so in the case of precipitation place the tv remote back in the tv case and replace the shell cover. The Smart TV utilizes a ROKU interface, we have over the air channels and apps. Feel free to log on and off any app if you have an account or if we logged in you can use our account (Netflix is usually logged in).

Trash & Recycling

Please place your trash in the trash cans located in the unit.  For glass, aluminum cans, plastic and paper feel free to place them in the blue recycling bin. If your trash gets full you may empty the trash into the larger trash cans in the fenced area to the right of the entry gate. 

Gate Entry

For your security and the security of the property the entry gate has a code lock. You'll receive a code via your Airbnb or VRBO message service along with other check-in info the day before or the day of check-in. 

Smartlock Keypad Door Entry

The main door for the Upper Flat has the keypad entry system. You'll receive your code in an email or message the day of your arrival. For your safety we change our code with each guest.


From the outside, press the Home logo and enter your code.

From the inside, turn the thumbturn.



From the outside, press the Lock logo.

From the inside, turn the thumbturn.


Parking, Catching Rides and Getting Around

If you drove your a car you can park on 18th st or Ferdinand St. There is also alley access to the guesthouse parking area however it is a little tight, our alley neighbor also has parking directly across from our driveway. You'll need to park on the concrete driveway of the guesthouse.   Your vehicle must fit on the concrete pad with 2-3 feet between your car and the blacktop of the alleyway, parking parallel to the garage door is the best position for most cars. Alley driveway is for Upper Flat guests.   Feel free to use it to load and unload your luggage however you may still want to park on 18th street or Ferdinand street and use our side yard walkway to access the guesthouse. 


For cabs and ride-sharing apps use our address of 2113 E 18th St, Austin, TX 78702.  When using ride sharing apps, be sure to drop the pin on 18th st and Ferdinand  St.  Feel free to use the walkway on the side of the house to access 18th street. 

You can also walk to cool places like The Wheel and Austin Daily Press just up MLK Blvd, or walk a few more blocks to Manor Rd for more great options. If you need any recommendations feel free to ask me or check out our Facebook Page. 

The MetroRail station is a few blocks due east of our guesthouse and there are bus stops on MLK  Jr Blvd and Chestnut Ave just a block away. 

Use the CapMetro app or www.capmetro.org to get bus and train schedules. 

Ridesharing Apps for Austin:

Search for the following Apps in the Apple App Store/Google Play or click the links below to get the apps.





The Neighborhood and Surrounding Areas

Sixth Street, Barton Springs, Townlake, University of Texas at Austin, The State Capitol, and Circuit of the Americas are all great places to visit in Austin however be sure to take advantage of our neighborhood bars, restaurants and points of interest.

Neighborhood Points of Interest




Within a mile or two you'll find the following:

Muller area:

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Muller (Movie Theater)

The Thinkery (a children's interactive museum)

Manor Road:

Just a few blocks north (8 minute walk) you'll find the wonderful bars and restaurants along Manor Rd. 

Click the map for details.

Hungry? Want a drink?

Here you'll find a listing of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the Upper Flat.


More info

Here you'll find listings for other services in our area.

Apps and Links

Favor             - food delivery app

UberEats      - food delivery app

CapMetro    - bus & train info

Austin 360  - info for live events



Checkout is at 11:00am.

Close and lock all doors and windows when you go out and upon checkout. Turn off all lights, air conditioners and ceiling fans at checkout.

No need to make the bed upon check out, but if you'd like to help out our cleaner Samantha, please strip the sheets, blankets and pillowcases from the beds and pile them on the floor. 

Please pile all used towels on the bathroom floor.

Please rinse and  place dirty dishes in the dishwasher

Feel free to use the alley to load your vehicle or cab upon departure.

Let us know once you check out so we can notify our cleaner.

The Upper Flat will be inspected and cleaned after your departure.

Thank you so much for staying with us!