Peaceful Haven---your home behind mine.Lots and lots of pillows and a ton of peace and quiet.
Zilker Park, Fun, Funky, Colorful, Peaceful Haven
Zilker Park, Fun, Funky, Colorful, Peaceful Haven

Entire home/apt

6 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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Less than one mile to Zilker Park ---stay near everything cool in Austin including Barton Springs Pool. The Peaceful Haven is a spiritual retreat from your busy day or a crash pad at the end of the night. If location, peace, color, comfort and unique art matter you will love my space. This space is behind the house I occupy in 78704.


The space


INSTANT BOOKING---Please do not instant book for a same day reservation. Contact me instead to make sure the space will be ready for your arrival.

WEEKENDS---I require a two night minimum stay on weekends but a one night stay is fine during the week. Requests for last minute (within 24 hours) one night weekend stays will be considered. Please contact me before you request about that.


*Approximately 300 sf
*Two full size futons on the floor, one in the loft, and a massive amount of pillows. Small bathroom with a very tiny shower (won’t be able to bend over in it).
*Peaceful Haven is a quiet spiritual space. Please respect the spiritual nature of the space and the neighbors.
* Seeking clean quiet guests. This is not a party space but rather a very cool crash pad.
* Holds six but not very comfortable after four.
* Three female cats---Boowee, Beauty, Bonnie (in your space or out---up to you). We clean well and people with allergies have successfully stayed here with no issues.
* Up to two cars can park on the street in front of house.
*There is no kitchen.

THE HOUSE an active effort to Keep Austin Weird

*Entered in the most colorful house in the world contest
*On the Austin Weird Home Tour
*On the Yard Art tour
*One or two art cars under the carport depending on when you arrive
*Undersea Mural covering fence
*Mosaic Mermaid Gate
*Rock Star Rock Garden

LOCATION OF SPACE---Zip code 78704 (“Not just a zip code—a way of life”)

Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Park
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Botanical Gardens
Barton Springs Restaurant Row
2.4 miles to Convention Center
2 miles to SoCo shopping district


Yes, there is a hot tub but it does have issues so it is not available.

Interaction with guests

I try to meet my guests when they arrive and help with anything and everything that they could possibly need. If I am not here please follow the directions airbnb sent.

Other things to note

City of Austin operating License number:
OL 104075

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 29
Security Deposit: 200
Weekend Price: 104 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
3 double beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

This is not a party house. Please be quiet if arriving after 10PM to be respectful to our neighbors with children. We would prefer that you drink downtown but if you decide to drink here please limit your consumption so you can maintain appropriate behavior for the space. No smoking anywhere on the property of anything. Thank you so much for respecting the space.



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

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416 Reviews

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Cyndi User Profile
August 2017
Lois's place is even better than you can imagine. She such a sweet host who made us feel welcome. Her home, her gardens, her cars, and everything else were fantastic. If you really want to experience Austin you have to come and stay at her place. I hope we get the chance to go again someday.

Nelda User Profile
August 2017
What a gem! Great location, clean and comfortable. I don't think the shower is as small as Lois describes - so don't let that deter you. Lois has a lot of fun with her space, and that really added to the experience. Thanks, Lois!

Michael User Profile
July 2017
Great location. Nice & quiet neighborhood and Lois was as nice as a person could be!

Benjamin User Profile
July 2017
This is a fantastic and unique space, my daughter and I really enjoyed our stay. The entire residence is museum-quality, if the museum were in Haight-Ashbury. It is an intimate space, only one large room with a couple of futons and a (rather warm, in summer) loft, and a bathroom. I would recommend it if you want to chill, relax and hang out but if you need a TV, dressers for clothes or separate rooms for the kiddies, this place might not be for you. There are few amenities here but the space is funky and wonderful and I would recommend it. Lois is very sweet, too.

Lacy User Profile
July 2017
We recently traveled to Austin to do a BBQ tour and check out Barton Springs Pool. We had two couples, a limited budget, and just needed a comfy place to sleep and shower. With Lois's place we got that and more! Along with providing us with a place to sleep and shower, Lois's place came equipped with lovely art, a really great air conditioner (which we don't always get in Austin), a quiet atmosphere, and a hostess who was helpful and ready to show off the city she loves. If you're staying at her place, know that it is futons on the ground. If you read all through he description, however, you will know that! The place is also walking distance to Barton Springs pool so if you're into taking a dip or hiking the green belt, you're not far from there. We were also a $10 uber from Easy Tiger on 6th Street! This location was central to every place we wanted to visit! Overall, we had a great stay and cannot wait to return!

Mandy User Profile
July 2017
Lovely space, very inspiring, beautifully colorful, secluded place that's also pretty close to all the things. Would totally stay again!

Katie User Profile
July 2017
Lois' place was great! She was super helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Loved the space! Very quirky and cute.

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Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in October 2010
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.

Professional Intuitive and relationship advice columnist.. Lived here since 1981. I know my way around Austin and don't mind telling you all about it. Art car artist since 1999. I have decorated 4 cars and you will probably see my car in the driveway when you arrive.

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