Downtown Austin Vacation Rental
by Lodgewell


If you’ve been to 6th Street, you’ve probably walked right past this hidden downtown Austin vacation rental gem without even knowing it. Don’t make that mistake again. Stay in this insane trailblazer of a mansion, that mixes 1880s stonewalls with 1960s renovations. David Graeber said it best in an article about his family life at 410 E. 6th Street in The Austin American-Statesman: "Our life has been immeasurably enriched by living here." And when you stay here, your trip to Austin will be all the more unforgettable.


If these walls could talk, they couldn’t tell you everyone who’s partied in this historic landmark, but they would tell you the story of how this place came to be. The first incarnation of this two-story stone structure was a popular 19th century watering hole owned by an Irish immigrant. The Shamrock Saloon served the growing young city for many years while the Texas State Capitol was being built just a few blocks away. Architect, David Graeber bought 410 E 6th Street in 1968 as a run down, falling in, non-habitable shell of a structure. Graeber was not interested in restoring it back into a saloon though, he had a dream of a downtown, city dwelling lifestyle for himself and his family.


From free parking, to fast WiFi, to onsite laundry, we've got your covered!

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 9 Beds

1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 2 queen sleeper sofas, 2 twin air mattresses. Oh, and 2 kitchens to suit all your culinary adventures!

Laundry Onsite

Washer, dryer, and iron available if you need to keep your gear fresh.

Garage Parking

Worried about paying for parking in downtown Austin? We've got you covered with your own garage!

Air Conditioning & Heat

No matter the time of year, we have climate control to keep you comfortable.

Free WiFi

Stay connected throughout your visit to The Graeber.

Indoor Pool

Indoor swimming pool surrounded by travertine tile flooring.


In the late 70's, Graeber completed a strikingly modern interior adding clean, mod lines and numerous skylights to give the house a vibe connected to its downtown setting. Many of the interior spaces are just as he created them 4 decades ago. It is a time capsule with references to times and lives lived over 130 years in this one location.


Entering here, you see why the home and it’s contemporary style of mid-1980s aesthetic was quickly dubbed, “time capsule mod.” We like to refer to it as Andy Warhol meets Davy Crockett. A picture window in the reading room is perfect for people watching the street scene outside. While floating book shelves provide plenty of storage.


Fitting for an architect, the living room plays with interesting angles and details. Graeber built lollypop-shaped wall alcoves that extend to the second story. The red Elgin tile floors, artwork, mahogany staircase and mahogany slats that rim the second floor pop against the white of the room’s white plaster over stone walls. Graeber built a rectangular fireplace alcove that wraps around multiple corners and reaches to the Library. Toward the back of the living room sits the first kitchen, which is U-shaped with a red glass tile backsplash, cream counters and glass shelves that wrap around the room.


Upstairs in the master wing, we have two suites. Originally we suspect The Graeber used this suite as a sitting room with a fireplace set into a white brick wall, but we’ve added a bed for more sleeping space. The master suite looks down on to Sixth Street a well-planned insulation and windows dim the sound of the street. On the other side of the second floor, the guest suite looks out on to the pool area at one side and the living room on the other side. Shutters can be drawn for privacy.


The guest house and pool addition were added in 1985 which added 1,478 square feet. Graeber gave his imagination free reign in designing the addition. It includes an indoor swimming pool surrounded by travertine tile flooring. Above the pool area is a suspended gourmet kitchen and dining area. It’s rectangular shape giving way to a series of semicircles that form a dramatic balcony. Upstairs is a cozy living area and guest bedroom and full bath comfortably furnished with furniture to relax and sleep.

"This house was definitely one of my favorite Airbnb experiences I’ve had. Our group of 9 guys had an amazing time in Austin and it all starts with this house. Location was key. Everything is literally right outside the front door. If you’re reading reviews to help you decide on this place don’t waste your time and book it before someone else does."
San Antonio, TX


Checkout some of our favorite places near The Graeber!

Stubb's BBQ

Stubb's is open everyday at 11am! See y'all down on Red River!

Hideout Coffee House

The Hideout is downtown Austin’s oldest independent coffee house.

Museum of the Weird

Centrally located in the Historic 6th Street entertainment district in the heart of downtown Austin.

Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger features artisan bread, cured meats, full bar, and craft beers.

Esther’s Follies

A smartly funny, unifying experience for a politically diverse audience, where everyone laughs under one roof.

Franklin Barbecue

"Serving the best barbecue in the known universe." -Texas Monthly

White Horse

Live country music is served up in this hip, upbeat, sprawling honky-tonk with a taco truck outside.

Licha’s Cantina

Mexico City soul food. 'Nuf said.


Video bar located in the Red River District, Voted Best Place to Dance 5 years and counting.

Love The Graeber? Book your stay now with Lodgewell!


Call or email us with questions or to request additional information!


410 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Check-in: 4:00pm CST
Check-out: 11:00am CST

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