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About your stay at Austin's Eastside Flats -
Michelle's Hip ATX Home

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 ATX Home.

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Arrival & Check-In

Arrival & Check-In

Michelle's Hip ATX Home is located in the home at 1612 Maple Ave,  Austin, TX 78702, and can be accessed through the gate on Maple Ave.

Free street parking is available on Maple Ave or 17th Street.  The driveway and garage in the rear of the home is part of the Guest Suite and not for use of guests of the main home. 

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 Rules

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 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.


**** As stated in our Airbnb and VRBO listing: 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

During Your Stay

How stuff works in Michelle's Hip ATX Home.

Operating the Air Conditioner

The main floor central heating and cooling is controlled by a Google Nest Thermostat located on the living room wall by the mirror.  You’ll be able to control the central air system from that thermostat. See the video below regarding thermostat operation.

Or you can follow the steps here to operate the Google Nest Thermostat:


  1. Touch the right side of the outer case of the thermostat to wake up the unit

  2. While making contact with that right side outer case, drag your finger up and down to adjust the temperature.

  3. Tap the right side of the out case to get to the menu to adjust between heating and cooling.


If that seems like too much you can always contact Ryan and he can adjust your temperature remotely.


Operating the Downstairs Living Room TV

The Smart TV utilizes a standard smart tv 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 Upstairs Sitting Room TV

The Smart TV utilizes a standard interface. On the remote, the Red Home button will bring you to the home screen where you can select apps for viewing. Feel free to log on and off any app if you have an account or if we are 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 near the driveway to the right of the entry gate for the backyard. 

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. 


To unlock:

  1. Press the “C” Button (to clear)

  2. Enter your 4-6 digit code

  3. Turn the knob away from the latch side of the gate

  4. Enter the property


To lock: 

  1. Simply close the gate, and repeat the process. Note, the gate may lock on its own after closing.


Smartlock Keypad Door Entry

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


To unlock:

  1. Press anywhere on the keypad lock, 2 random numbers will appear, press those and then the full keypad will light up. 

  2. Once the keypad fully lights up, enter your personal entry code 

  3. The latch will open and you may enter:) 


To lock:

​     -From the inside:

  1. Turn deadbolt knob

     -From the outside:

    1. Press the Lock icon on the keypad

Getting Around

Parking, Catching Rides and Getting Around

The driveway is available for parking, please be mindful of the garage door and gate. Even though the garage door will not be used please be sure to give yourself some space so as not to hit it with a vehicle.  There is also plenty of free street parking on 17th 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

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 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.



Our Guidebook

Our Guidebook

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.

Check out our Guidebook

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More Info

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, 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 place any dirty dishes/glassware/utensils in kitchen sink or in the dishwasher.

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

The Guest Suite will be inspected and cleaned after your departure.

Thank you so much for staying with us!

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