Welcome to the Birdhouse!Front Entry to the Birdhouse with tree shaded limestone patio
Cozy Casita Near Downtown in SoCo

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Business Insider called the Birdhouse one of "The Ten Coolest Airbnb Rentals in Austin, Texas" (Feb. 18, 2014). Our lovely casita is a great home base for exploring the best of Austin or just curling up to read a book.

The space

Welcome to the "Birdhouse" a beautiful, quiet, light-filled studio located under large Live Oak trees in our backyard.

Enjoy the weather with two outdoor areas: a shady limestone patio with comfortable seating and a sunny gravel patio.

Inside the open-plan first floor is 350 square feet (32.5 square meters) and includes:

A bed nook with a very comfortable natural queen mattress bed outfitted with clean crisp sheeting.

A fully stocked kitchenette, with two burner gas cook top, under-counter fridge, convection microwave, and all the cooking supplies needed to make everything from a great cup of coffee in the morning to a cozy dinner.

A well appointed bathroom with over-sized shower (supplied with endless hot water thanks to the tank-less water heater), fluffy towels, and hairdryer.

A lovely seating area with a cozy window seat.

Off street parking, for one car; High speed Wifi; and iPod dock are also provided.

We are located approximately 2 miles south of downtown in-between South First and South Congress convenient to public transportation.

Rate includes local Austin hotel taxes (Texas hotel tax collected by Airbnb) for stays shorter than 30 days. (City of Austin STR License # 122381).

NOTE: Although we love dogs, and other pets, (including our own sweet dog) we do not accept them as guests.

Interaction with guests

The casita is in our backyard, so we will be around if you need anything or just want to chat. If not, the casita is all yours so feel free to revel in your alone time.

Other things to note

Use loft/ladder at your own risk. Please use caution and common sense on the loft ladder. No children under 12 in the loft. If you have been drinking, or are otherwise physically compromised, please do not use the ladder/loft. The loft is not a sleeping space.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 135 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We live in the house in front of the casita and so we expect reciprocal respect.

Please let us know if you need anything! Also, please notify us if something breaks or is not in working order. We will work to correct any problems as quickly as possible.

No smoking in the house, and if you must smoke please do so on the back patio (dispose of your butts in the metal trashcan, not in the house trash).

Use loft/ladder at your own risk. Please use caution and common sense on the loft ladder. No children under 12 in the loft. If you have been drinking, or are otherwise physically compromised, please do not use the ladder/loft. The loft is not a sleeping space.

Finally, per the Airbnb Host Guarantee Terms and Conditions
(http://www.airbnb.com/terms ) please be aware that you will be liable for all loss and damages incurred during your stay. By booking a reservation you agree to pay for any damage you do to the property.




Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

274 Reviews

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Maja User Profile
August 2017
The casita was the perfect weekend getaway. It was secluded and quiet if you want to get away for a bit, but also very close to restaurants and things to do. A quick uber ride to South Congress Ave or downtown. We really enjoyed our stay and Dolina was a great host!

Lacie User Profile
August 2017
The Birdhouse was exactly what I was looking for for our getaway! So cute and cozy. Dolina was an amazing host. I couldn't have asked for more. :)

Matthew User Profile
August 2017
The casita was clean, comfortable, and in close proximity to Austin's attractions. Dolina is a great host!

Danielle User Profile
August 2017
What a great place to stay for a few days in Austin! The location was close to downtown, shopping on South Congress, and exploring Zilker Park. Dolina is a wonderful host! The casita had everything we needed for a comfortable, quiet stay!

Marya User Profile
July 2017
Dolina greeted me upon my arrival and was so welcoming and kind. The casita was adorable, well decorated and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. I would absolutely stay here again the next time I visit Austin. Highly recommended!

Kendra User Profile
July 2017
The location is perfect for an authentic Austin experience. The space is even more lovely in person and SO clean!

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
This would have to be one of the best places, accommodation wise, we have stayed in. Very clean, airy and bright...definitely a home away from home. A little bit out from all the action but well worth it (and only a few bucks in cab rides to head into town). Highly recommended :)

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in February 2010
Dolina User ProfileDolina is a superhost.

My husband and I spent a year traveling the world in 2008. We stayed in literally hundreds of places. Some were great and some were awful, but what the great ones all had in common was a welcoming host that helped us feel more like locals. Airbnb gives us the opportunity to welcome other travelers to our part of the world.

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