What is a Short Term Stay?
An extended stay apartment is a temporary housing arrangement that is arranged for workers who have been relocated temporarily for work. Anything over 30 days is classified as a short term stay. As you can imagine, the needs of someone who must stay somewhere for one month or more are much different than what hotels and ordinary apartments can provide. Finding quality housing for you or if you’re an employer, for your employees can be a difficult process. Your employees are already demonstrating fantastic loyalty by being willing to travel for work. Making sure they have a comfortable stay should be any employer’s number one goal.
That’s why we pride ourselves on our turnkey rentals in Austin. Our spacious, well furnished extended stay apartments are fitted with the latest appliances. If you’re staying in Austin, our prestigious Onion Creek location is packed with a wide variety of amenities such as being in a gated/resort-style community, having a 24-hour fitness center, attached and detached garages, putting green, game room and so much more!
Austin is the state capital of Texas. It is the 11th most populous city as well as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Austin has a storied history in the United States as a city that experienced great growth in the 19th century and after recovering from the Great Depression, had gradually grown to become what it is now—a bustling hub for business and technology.
There are numerous Fortune 500 companies that have regional offices or headquarters located in Austin. Companies such as Amazon, 3M, Apple, Cisco, Google, IBM, Intel, and the list goes on. With so many top companies in the US having a major presence in Austin, you can be certain that many business professionals and C-Suite executives must travel for work-stay or temporary relocation.
Austin Travel Guide
So, you’re set up in one of our luxurious extended stay apartments in Austin, now the only question remains: what is there to do in Austin?
The Texas State Capitol Building
This iconic building is the seat of government in Texas. It was finished in 1888 and it is a recognized National Historic Landmark as of 1986. The building is constructed in an Italian Renaissance Revival style and many tourists and residents alike marvel at the rich architecture of the building. If you have an interest in the history of the state or would just like to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of government, the state capitol building is a wonderful place to do so.
If the Texas State Capitol Building wasn’t enough history for you, that’s why the Texas State Preservation Board (the same which operates the capitol building) also operates the Bullock Museum. The Bullock Museum is a history museum that is located just a few blocks away from the capitol building. The museum boasts a plethora of programs for children and adults alike that range from historically themed arts and crafts to their bread and butter—the Texas History Galleries. These galleries offer more than 700 original artifacts that showcase different aspects of Texas history. The various floors of the gallery split up Texas’ rich history which is an intersection of Mexican, American Indian, and American culture.
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Everyone gets tired of being cooped up inside, that’s why Austinites love Zilker Metropolitan Park. This park is 351 acres and offers a host of recreational activities such as picnic sites, various courts for sports, and a clubhouse. Within the grounds, you can soak up the sun and lounge in the waters of the Barton Springs Pool—which is a natural spring with an average temperature of 68 degrees.
Not only does the park have all the activities you would expect out of a large park, but it also hosts many plays and theatrical performances at the Zilker Hillside Theatre—which is best known for their summer musicals and Shakespeare in the Park.
Lastly, if you’re the type of person who visits parks chiefly to experience and witness the beauty of nature, look no further than the Botanical Gardens within Zilker Metropolitan Park.
Congress Avenue Bridge
The Congress Avenue Bridge is your premier location for spooky happenings. It would be unfortunate, to say the least, if you didn’t know that it is the location of the largest urban bat colony in North America. Bats had lived there for years, and as you can imagine many citizens wanted them gone as they had mistakenly believed they would be a menace. After learning that bats can have a positive influence in the area by getting rid of pests and bugs, the city left them be. What they did not anticipate was that bats would just continue to keep moving in by the thousands. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million bats that reside under the bridge.
Live Music and BBQ
If you’ve been touring around to many attractions in your off time from your work relocation, you must have worked up an appetite. Texas is known for many things, but out of all of those, there is perhaps nothing more famous than Texas barbecue. While Texans will be quick to remind you that there are several varieties of BBQ depending on which region of Texas you’re discussing, but in Austin or any other big city you’d be hard-pressed not to find all of them. Texas is crazy about its barbecue, consider that there are regional differences in the US when it comes to barbecue—Memphis, Kansas City, Carolina, and Texas bbq. Within Texas, there are regional differences between the compass directions. You could say barbecue is part of the state’s as well as the people’s identity.
Austin is referred to as the “Live Music Capital of The World”. This saying has truth to it, in 1991 Austin was proclaimed to have the most live music venue per capita than any other city in the United States. Not only that, but Austin is the location of many of the nation’s biggest music festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin City Limits Festival and more! You can find just about any type of music that is performed live, here in Austin.
Corporate Housing in Austin, TX
If you’re a C-Suite professional or working in healthcare, you’re probably no stranger to work relocation. Your skills are needed in many places and sometimes a temporary work stay is unavoidable. Here at Corporate Comforts, we understand that it can be difficult to be away from your family or friends. Being cooped up in a hotel can start to get claustrophobic after a few days and you’ll start to grow homesick. We’ve been there ourselves, and that’s why when we were picturing what our extended stay rentals would look like, we knew exactly what we wanted.
Many employers and professionals alike have found our accommodations to be a comforting factor in their temporary work relocation. If you are going to stay somewhere for a month, everything has to be comfortable so you can feel right at home.
Our amenities include but are not limited to:
- Flat Screen TVs and premium cable subscriptions for your viewing pleasure.
- Personal Wifi so that you can easily stay connected to your friends and family online.
- Washer and dryer units in-house so you’ll never have to show up to some strange laundromat.
- Fully furnished apartment with hand-picked decorations by home décor specialists
- Full-sized kitchen so you can prep your own meals and reduce restaurant expenses
- Our rooms are approximately 3 times larger than most standard hotel rooms!
Our turnkey rentals can give you the peace of mind you need to carry on with your business and enjoy your free time in an exciting, new city. With ordinary hotels, you never know who is snooping around in your room when you’re gone and there’s always a fear of leaving your belongings around. You’ll never have this problem with corporate housing, your neighbors are most likely also people just like you. Staying in a temporary residential community means you have some time to get to know your neighbors and maybe have some friends to explore the city with! If you have any questions about our extended stay apartments, contact us here or give us a call at 800-579-2550!