Guesthouse is building on the left. Notice how steep the driveway is--don't pull down.Bedroom One--no tv.

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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About this listing

Modern private guesthouse sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms sharing a bathroom. City-licensed short-term rental, price includes 9% city hotel tax & 6% state. Hi-speed wi-fi, parking (street only--free & legal), morning beverages complimentary. PLEASE DO NOT PULL DOWN THE STEEP DRIVEWAY. Park on street a few feet ahead of mailbox. Luxurious sheets & towels. Near Zilker, Lady Bird Lake, Downtown. Please read entire listing, so you know what you're getting, and send code phrase when you send request.

The space

Sleek, clean, new (finished in April, 2014), modern and completely private. The space has two good-sized bedrooms connected by a large bathroom. I do not book strangers together because of the shared bath. Fridge/ice-maker, coffee & tea provided. No kitchen or microwave.
Four people will be quite comfortable. Separate entrance from main house.

Guest access

Base price is for 2 people sharing one of the rooms. If two people want both rooms, book it for 3, so the $25/night fee for extra room will be triggered. We provide full coffee and tea service. Refrigerator/ice-maker, iron, private entrance. The two bedrooms in the guesthouse share a large bath. Cable television, hi-speed wi-fi. Use of washer/dryer available. Parking on the street only. The back deck looking over the creek is just for guests, so feel free to sit out there. We do have a construction project going on behind the guesthouse, but it is below the level of the windows so should not interfere with your stay.

Interaction with guests

We will be in our separate quarters during guests' stay in the space. We are available for questions, issues, suggestions about fun stuff to do in Austin but we will not be in your way or nosy.

Other things to note

Architect-designed home completed in April, 2014. Memory foam beds, highest quality sheets and towels, fine shampoo, conditioner, lotion provided, along with hair dryer and iron.

When you book, please put "Dance Beneath the Diamond Sky" at the top of your message. This way, I'll know you've read the entire listing. I find my guests have a much better experience, and booking is much smoother if they know exactly what they're getting and what's not available.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 65
Security Deposit: 250
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

1. Parking on the street only.

2. Smoking is allowed on outside decks only--NO SMOKING IN THE GUESTHOUSE. This includes vaping, e-cigarettes and vaporizers. By accepting the reservation you agree to reimburse us $250 for air cleaning if you do any of the named forms of smoking in the guesthouse.

3. We love pets and have two small dogs, but unfortunately we've had so many bad experiences with badly behaved pet owners, who claim their little darlings are well-behaved that we've had to change our pet policy to NO PETS. We're sad about that but we can't have any more destruction to our property.

4. In the bathroom, you'll find lovely plush white towels for bathing in the far left cabinet. Please do not use these towels for wiping feet, going to the lakes, or wiping up coffee--grrrr. You'll also find old beach towels and rag towels for taking to the lake or pool, for dirty jobs, wiping feet when it's wet outside, or wiping off the outdoor furniture. Please pay attention to this distinction and don't ruin the nice white towels, but don't use the gross rag towels for your shower, either!

5. Pricing: the base price is for two people sharing one room. If you need both rooms, it's another $25/night even if it's only two people. If you want to use the second bedroom, make the rezo for 3 people, which will trigger the extra fee. If you use the extra room, we will ask Airbnb to charge you another $25/night.

4. Recycling--we recycle everything-and we'd like our guests to do the same--I frequently have to dig plastic bottles and other recyclables out of the trash after guests leave. Sigh. We provide recycling bins and we think it's important. Plastic, paper, cans--all go in the recycling bins.

We hope our guests will treat our lovely new house just as they would treat their own possessions. Some holiday and special occasion weekends have a three night minimum. Please be sure to check the calendar when booking



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

199 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
July 2017
My husband and I stayed here on a weekend trip to Austin for our anniversary. The house itself is beautiful, and the hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. The location was great - close to the lake and downtown. I could definitely see us returning!

Brian User Profile
July 2017
Perfect location, beautiful house ... the best!

Rachel User Profile
July 2017
The guesthouse was well laid out and we enjoyed the outdoor deck that was surrounded by greenery. The location was very central and we loved having restaurants just around the corner.

Michele User Profile
July 2017
The pictures are very accurate, the place was clean and nice and centrally located, and everything we needed was there. While there was no kitchen, we didn't find that to be a problem as there was a nice refrigerator and a kettle to make morning coffee. You definitely need a car if you are staying here as it is in a residential neighborhood, but very close to downtown and all the sights of Austin. We really enjoyed our stay in Austin, and appreciated Jodi's hospitality.

Nathan User Profile
June 2017
Jodi's place is absolutely stunning. I love how quiet it is! Jodi was very easy to communicate with and was an amazing host. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

Andy User Profile
June 2017
Jodi's place was a wonderful tucked away gem inside Austin. To wake up to a forest behind you and such a nice deck to enjoy coffee in the morning is worth the price of the stay alone. The beds are comfortable and the shower is amazing. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Austin. Thank you Jodi!

Gina User Profile
June 2017
Jodi and Fred's guesthouse is absolutely gorgeous and so tranquil. The neighborhood is quiet and secluded, but so close to downtown you can Uber easily and avoid parking. We really enjoyed relaxing outside on the terrace surrounded by the lush landscape. I would highly recommend staying here!

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Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Jodi User ProfileJodi is a superhost.

With all three of our children now grown, my husband, Fred, and I are enjoying the freedom of travel, reading whenever we like, going to movies, eating out at the many great restaurants in Austin, and attempting adventurous new recipes with good friends. We look forward to meeting new people from all over the world with our Guesthouse Zipp Airbnb venture. If I were to summarize my view of life, I think it would be: experiences are better than things.

I am managing the Garden Oasis Guesthouse for my good friends, Yvonne and Tom who own an advertising and marketing company. Their place is gorgeous--5 star living at a 3 star price. They are warm and welcoming so if you choose their Guesthouse you'll be guaranteed a wonderful Austin experience. It's perfect for executives who want a quiet private space for meetings or entertaining.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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