201-301 E. 4th Street - Austin, TX 78701
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"I prefer the retro chic of spending Christmas just like Joseph and Mary did - Traveling arduously back to the place of your birth to be counted, with no guarantee of a bed when you get there." - Tina Fay

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Retro Chic Suite

from $149 /night
Max person:
Room bed: 1 Queen Bed + Air Mattress
Room size: 675 square feet
Stay in a retro chic one-bedroom condo in an amazing downtown location. Across the street from the Austin Convention Center, and 2 blocks from Congress and Historic 6th Street, enjoy walking to...

Go Retro Chic in Austin

If you are heading to Austin and want to find the perfect alternative to a hotel, this Retro Chic condo is your spot. Featuring one enclosed bedroom, a full bathroom, a full kitchen, private, gated, and secured parking, and arguably one of the best downtown locations you could imagine.  The Retro Chic helps set the stage for a great visit to Austin.

Eat, drink, and play just steps from your front door.  There are countless bars, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance of your new downtown digs.  Enjoy convenient access regarding transportation (should you need it) with the airport shuttle, taxis, Uber, Lyft, pedicabs, and even a train available within blocks.

The Space

The condo is approximately 675 square feet, and accommodates up to 4 guests. There is one queen bed in the master suite, a reclining sofa that is very comfortable, and an air mattress. There is 1 full bathroom that has access from both the bedroom and the common area. The unit comes with central air conditioning and heat, a full-sized stackable washer and dryer, and a view of the Frost Tower from the Juliet balcony. Additionally, we provide free cable television, free wireless internet access, a wood burning fireplace, and plush furnishings. There are also granite counter tops, and a renovated kitchen and bathroom. We equipped the space with flat screen televisions mounted on the walls of both the bedroom and the living room. Every detail has been considered to make your stay a memorable one, and we are available to assist in any way possible.

The full kitchen comes equipped with an oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker, and all of the tools you need to cook your favorite meals. Having said that, with so many dining options nearby, you may never use it. Similarly, a bar area comes stocked with glassware and all of the bar tools you will need to fix your favorite cocktails while visiting. Just add liquor and mixers and you are all set. The closest liquor store is only one block away. During your stay, you will enjoy access to free private, gated, and secured parking for one car (plus a motorcycle or scooter), if you need it. Also enjoy an outdoor pool area that is perfectly suited for those hot Austin days.  **Please note that we are fully licensed with the City of Austin, and State of Texas. Permit #2014-085928 OL

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  • Free Cable Television
  • Free Parking
  • Easy Airport Shuttle Options
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Balcony with a View
3:00 pm
Until 11:00 am
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please email to us to learn more about it or read our FAQ section.
We are sorry, but pets are not allowed under any circumstances.
Please let us know what we can do to assist with your group planning. We have over a dozen condos in the same complex, as well as houses nearby.
Teresa C. says:

Great Apartment in a great location. The apartment has everything you need and is walking distance from everything that Austin has to offer (6th St, Rainey St). Ryan is very easy to deal with and even offers you tips on the city. I’d definitely stay there again.

January 24, 2015 at 8:41 pm
Ning H. says:

Great location and the apartment was even better than the photos. I had a very comfortable stay here!

February 18, 2015 at 9:53 am
Christopher R. says:

Our stay was was incredible! The unit was gorgeous, clean, and spacious, as well as super close to everything downtown. Ryan was a super gracious host- personable & professional. His property manager, Thomas, was also super helpful and positive. Super quick to answer any questions. We had a problem with the WiFi, and they showed up within an hour with a paid AT&T hotspot for us to use during our stay. Class act.

March 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm
Emi L. says:

Great location right in downtown. Walkable score: high. Perfect for SXSW. Host prepped the place so it was spotless and well arranged. Has all you need to spend a great weekend in Austin. Would definitely rent again and recommend to friends and family.

March 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm
Bronwyn H. says:

Ryan was a great host and sent a ton of info about the apartment, Austin’s best sights and was always available to answer any questions. The apartment is immaculate, resembles the pictures exactly and is literally the best place to stay downtown. It’s within walking distance to all major attractions and if you’re attending conference at the convention centre then you’re literally a one minute walk away. Highly recommend this apartment and Ryan as a host.

April 23, 2015 at 9:22 am
Mei C. says:

I rented 5 apartments from Ryan on Air BnB for a weekend in Austin (getting my MBA at UChicago and we only travel in packs); the Speakeasy, Retro Chic, Argyle, Grant Austin, and the Cosmopolitan. The apartments are well furnished and well kept.

Ryan and his property manager (Thomas) are extremely accessible and helpful. All of my questions were quickly answered and it was nice that they checked in with us during the weekend, and were extremely flexible on the check in / check out times.

The only thing (and this is CLEARLY written in the apartment descriptions, so its just something I should have thought about more carefully) is that it sometimes does really stink to sleep on air mattresses, so if you can at all, I’d highly recommend you only bring enough people that there are beds for.

May 5, 2015 at 9:08 pm
Michael B. says:

Excellent apartment in the heart of Austin. The apartment was exactly as described and made for a great trip. Would highly recommend.

May 19, 2015 at 12:48 pm
Craig P. says:

The location was terrific – close to downtown (CBD) and 6th Street. Lost of places to eat and hang out. Room is just as it appears. Highly recommended!

June 21, 2015 at 9:08 pm
Christopher A. says:

The place was awesome! It’s exactly as it looks in all the pictures. The best part about the experience was that Ryan sent an email a few days before my stay that had everything in it regarding logistics (checkin, checkout, how to get in) as well really interesting recommendations and guides to Austin. It was a great experience. The location is perfect as well – right in the heart of downtown and just a few blocks from 6th street.

June 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm
Jacob I. says:

Ryan’s place is great. Super clean, convenient downtown location, and has everything you need for your stay. Definitely recommend it if you’re headed out to Austin.

July 1, 2015 at 10:41 pm
Tom U. says:

A great experience all around. The apartment is in the most convenient place, centrally downtown without the street being overcome with pedestrians. The parking is great, secure and easy to access. The apartment itself has everything you need to feel like you’re at home and the description is accurate. The guys were super helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had. Thank you for a great experience – I would definitely come back.

August 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm
Ross R. says:

Ryan is an amazing host and works diligently to give his visitors a perfect experience when visiting Austin. Having stayed at multiple properties of Ryan’s, I will say that each property has a unique vibe which is both inviting and totally Austin. The proximity of these places cannot be beat! You will not go wrong staying in any of Ryan’s properties.

September 2, 2015 at 8:11 am
Clare says:

great place, location – parking was a big plus!

February 1, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Heather says:

Great communication, very easy check-in/out, clean, great location, excellent parking. However it was noisy during the quiet hours because of other tenants–(not from other apparetments but from the common area).

February 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm
Lanelle says:

What a rare find! Perfect from checking in to checking out. The whole setup was seamless. The accommodations were top notch and the location was PRIME. This is definitely going in my favorites to stay every time I come to Austin. Thanks, Ryan for making my first trip to AUSTIN stress free and amazing!

February 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm
Vernon says:

It was a great place! The central location made it the perfect for wandering around downtown Austin.

February 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm
Thomas says:

Very responsive and welcoming. Great location and very comfortable

February 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm
Brock says:

enter comment text hereRyan’s place was in a great location. very clean and had everything you need for a weekend or even quick stay. I will def be back and using this place on a regular basis since I am in Austin all the time.

February 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm
Grant says:

The place was located in the best part of Austin. We were able to walk to everything. The host and property manager were very responsive and easy to talk to. I would recommend staying here!!!

February 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm
Kaitlyn says:

The complex was really cute, we loved the location. Parking was simple. The unit had everything we needed and that was listed. Communication was simple and prompt. Would definitely recommend.

February 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm
Yukiko says:

Great location. Clean and convenient – had everything we needed in the flat ( laundry, dishwasher, extra towels, and even shampoo/ soaps etc. ) good to have a secure parking area in city centre as well.

February 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm
Hanna says:

We stayed for ACL and the location of this place was great! It was close and walking distance to a number of things and the space itself was clean and spacious. They gave us a novel of instructions, tips, and places to go and was very responsive when we had a question prior to our trip. Thanks!

February 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm
Joanna says:

My husband and I were in Austin to visit family, as well as enjoy a weekend away. This accommodation was perfect for our needs. It was just as pictured. Very clean. Appreciated the large modern kitchen, as well as washer-dryer in unit. We did not use the pool, but it looked like it would be nice to take a dip. The price was quite reasonable when compared with hotels in the neighborhood. The free parking was probably the best value added of this place. It is difficult to get around Austin without a car and paying for parking at a hotel would have cost more than the car rental itself. We would absolutely recommend this AirBNB to friends.

February 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm
Jenna says:

Great location and spacious 1 bedroom, near 6th street and easy walking to many restaurants, shops and bars. Comes with parking spot if you are driving.

February 1, 2017 at 7:51 pm
Sounita says:

Ryan was very easy to communicate with and gave us a heads up when there was to be a fire alarm inspection as well! I booked his place for one of my senior team and he had a great stay.

February 1, 2017 at 7:51 pm
Tony says:

The place is great. The location is great. A bit noisy at times because of party people at the pool, but still cool. It was the interaction/service that fell short for me. had problems with no towels on arrival, no internet signal for last couple days and construction going on next door condo for 4 days. Problems happen, I’m reasonable. It’s how they are addressed that matters and Thomas (Ryan’s rep) was very nice but ineffective and failed to get back to me. There’s a lot going for this place, but I’d probably try somewhere else on my next visit.

February 1, 2017 at 7:52 pm
Venu says:

Great location, central to everything, good value. Photos are representative, host Ryan was responsive and pleasant.

February 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm
Sarah says:

Location of this place is fantastic. it’s very clean and neat. Ryan was a great host. responded promptly. Thank you for everything.

February 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Aileen says:

Our stay at Ryan’s Retro Chic listing was very nice. There were access/entry issues initially, but were solved quickly and over the phone. Otherwise, the place was great! I was given detailed instructions in an email for all aspects of our stay ahead of time, including check-in, parking, and internet info–as well as places to visit. Parking and access via keypad was extremely convenient. The kitchen, dining, and living spaces were as described and very clean. I wish I could have spent more time here–but I was having too much fun enjoying the city. The location is great for 6th street and access to downtown.

February 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm
William says:

This was a great rental. Clean, quiet, very convenient for everything I needed to do. Was a little pricey, but hard to gripe about that given all the other benefits, including covered parking! The sofa was not comfortable for sitting (didn’t use the fold out), and the lack of beside tables/lamps in bedroom made reading difficult. Will definitely use this place again.

February 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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February 1, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Jane says:

Wine was waiting in fridge to celebrate a big occasion. Great communication. Made it easy for us!

February 1, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Meghan says:

This spot was perfect — super-cute, spacious and above-all, central! It’s right in the heart of downtown, walkable and bikable to everywhere you’d want to go. Definitely recommend it!

February 1, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Mary says:

Ryan’s place was AWESOME. All the directions in the welcome email were on point and it was super clean and convenient. Highly recommend!

February 1, 2017 at 7:57 pm
Anastasia says:

Ryan provided us with a wonderful host experience that any hotel would be unable to match. His welcome email was super-informative and warm, giving us detailed information about the residence as well as a ton of recommendations for what to do in Austin during our stay. Check-in was extremely easy and the apartment was exactly as pictured – well-decorated, extremely clean, and stocked with everything from towels and toiletries to coffee and diningware. The apartment complex itself is well-maintained and mostly quiet (save for the excitement happening at the communal pool pretty much throughout the daytime) and SO conveniently located in downtown Austin, in walking distance to Sixth Street, the Capitol, Congress, bars, restaurants, you name it. The only slightly negative aspect of the experience: the wi-fi and cable were very unreliable, though we weren’t in the apartment that much that we needed to use it. Also, the cleaning service came in to clean the apartment a few days early, thinking our stay was over – luckily, we were in the apartment to let her know that wasn’t the case. All in all, awesome experience. Thank you, Ryan!

February 1, 2017 at 7:57 pm
Max says:

Great location, great apartment – would recommend to anyone!

February 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Sally says:

The location was perfect for all things down-town Austin. The Capitol Metro Bus from the Airport stops a block away – $1.75 each way. The apartment was clean, tidy & well-appointed. The owner gave us very detailed instructions for check-in and check-out, as well as great tips on local attractions. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.

February 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Keith says:

Great place. Great instructions. Lots of room. Very clean. Excellent location. I really liked it. I’ll stay here again.

February 1, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Aaron says:

This is the perfect for a trip to Austin, it couldn’t be more central and the apartment set up and lay out gives you everything you need for a home base while you explore the city. The pictures are an accurate representation of what the apartment looks like and it is very clean and presentable. Great value too considering I visited during South by, an all round perfect experience, so thanks Ryan. Aaron

February 1, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Don says:

Ryan was very accommodating from the moment that I requested a booking and throughout the process. He sent a very detailed email that included all of the information I needed for my trip–so detailed that I never needed to reach out for anything. It was smooth and easy from start to finish. The space itself was just as described and such a nice alternative to the many hotels nearby. It was fully stocked with all of the essentials. If you’re planning on cooking, the kitchen is perfect for you. But it’s Austin, so eat out!

February 1, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Matty says:

Ryan was an outstanding host! The place was everything described and more. Absolutely immaculate and perfect location! Can’t wait to stay here again!

February 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Daniel says:

Excellent downtown location. One bedroom apartment with everything we expected. Communication with our host was easy. Parking space was useful. Our stay totally meet expectation. We are staying in a larger apartment with Ryan in May.

February 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sam says:

Check in was very simple and straightforward, didn’t even have to meet the host. Apartment was in a perfect location just 2 blocks from East 6th street. Beautiful cozy apartment as well. Would definitely return here. The only thing that could use improvement is the slow wi-fi. We went a few blocks away to Starbucks to get work done.

February 1, 2017 at 8:01 pm
Daniel says:

Great stay cozy and very home warming… Ryan was a great host even for being a last minute stay he made the transition very accessible… 2 thumbs up recommend this unit anytime…

February 1, 2017 at 8:01 pm
Megan says:

Ryan’s apt. was very clean and in a perfect location. 6th, Rainey & Congress are all totally walk-able. There also wasn’t a lot of street noise b/c the bedroom is on the front part of the apt. The upstairs occupants were awake at some off hours and the sounds of them walking and moving chairs around woke me up a few times, but I am a light sleeper. Ryan gave a whole list of places to visit and was easy to get in touch with if needed. Very well priced for such a great location. The apt. is also across the street from Wanderlust Yoga Studio which was a huge plus for me!

February 1, 2017 at 8:02 pm
Lee says:

Retro Chic was a great little apartment right in the centre of Downtown Austin. The apartment was in great condition, clean, and had everything you would need for a short or extended day. Entry and checkout were easy and convenient.

February 1, 2017 at 8:02 pm
Lizz says:

This space is in a fantastic neighborhood and within walking distance of many shops, bar, restaurants, yoga, etc. We loved our stay in the apartment. The place was clean and convenient. Definitely a downtown Austin living experience.

February 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm
Erik says:

Amazing location, exactly where you want to be while visiting Austin. Easy access to everything. Apartment is exactly how it is described. Very safe/secure feeling as well. Ryan was great to work with. A+

February 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm
Julie says:

Great place, great host, and great location in Austin! Very clean and comfortable space. Near some great bars and restaurants!

February 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm
Rebecca says:

We had just a fantastic week staying in this apartment. Everything was perfect, the location was great. We really were in the heart of the city! Thomas was super friendly and helpful and any questions were answered promptly. We really couldn’t have asked for more.

February 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm
Christine says:

Great location and amazing host! Definitely would stay here again.

February 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm
Brooke says:

Great location, nice condo, nice apartment complex. Pool was emaculate.

February 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm
Lanelle says:

What a rare find! Perfect from checking in to checking out. The whole setup was seamless. The accommodations were top notch and the location was PRIME. This is definitely going in my favorites to stay every time I come to Austin. Thanks, Ryan for making my first trip to AUSTIN stress free and amazing!

January 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm
Clare says:

great place, location – parking was a big plus!

January 20, 2020 at 11:47 am
Ryan & Susan says:

This place is in a great location–lots of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, etc. all around. It had everything I needed for a comfortable stay so if you’re looking for a nice place that’s centrally located, I definitely recommend this one!

January 23, 2020 at 3:46 am
Travis says:

Great location!

April 25, 2020 at 8:33 pm
Carl says:

This is a great place, excellent location. Ryan was very responsive to questions. Would definitaly stay here again without hesitation.

June 24, 2020 at 5:26 am

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