About This Listing
Be super close to SXSW and have a relaxing place to chill & sleep.
This 2ba/2br home is set in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood just a few minutes walk to Town Lake, South Austin, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park and all downtown attractions.
Your own private bedroom and bath in a welcoming 2br/ba home set in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood. Live just a few minutes walk to Town Lake, South Austin, Lady Bird Lake Trail, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park and all downtown attractions. We're right in the mix of downtown festivities while also nestled in the quiet neighborhood.
PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATH: The guest bedroom has a double bed with a medium-firm mattress and memory foam topper, which makes for the ultimate sleep/support experience. The guest bedroom has a private bathroom with a claw foot bathtub and a detachable shower head as well as a fountain head for traditional showers. The water pressure is great and our water heats "on demand" so no worries about running out.
THE HOUSE: Our living room is set up with a 52" flat screen tv, Apple TV and PS3 that plays DVDs and BluRay as well as games. The kitchen is complete with all standard amenities including Calphalon pans for cooking, a gas stove, blender popcorn maker and soda stream for carbonated water. The Bosch washer/dryer front loader uses water heated on demand so no worries about running out for baths and laundry. There is one cat living here but he's outdoors 95% of the time. I am allergic so we keep everything very clean of cat dander and he's not allowed on the couches, etc. We have a dog as well, but she will be out of the house during the duration of your stay. Again, house is clean and dog/cat are not allowed on furniture.
OUTDOORS: The backyard is spacious and private with a firepit, adirondack-style chairs, a large picnic table, gas grill and a hammock to keep you relaxed. Its great to hang out in the day and at night, you can turn on the overhead string lights for a nice ambient glow or light the citronella torches next to the hammock. It is completely fenced-in and dog safe.
TRANSPORTATION: We're just a short, safe walk or an even quicker pedi-cab ride away from downtown. The walk to and from downtown is very safe and enjoyable. There are several bike rental locations within walking distance as well. The bus station is 2 blocks away. Most likely, you can borrow our bikes to use if we are not using them at the time.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Walk out our door, right ½ block then right 5 blocks and you'll find yourself in one of the most beautiful downtown parks in the US. You're also 8 blocks to the Parmer Center, and The Long Center as well as a 15 minute walk to the Austin Convention Center and the heart of downtown Austin. South Congress bound and you're a 20 minute walk away.
Our place provides a unique parking opportunity in an area that is in high demand most of the time. Since we're so close to downtown and most of the Austin festivals, parking is limited to residents only on our street. Our long driveway fits 4-5 cars and we can also provide a street parking pass if needed.
Please check in before 6 pm and check out before 11 am. Smoking is allowed outside in the backyard area or porches, but not indoors. We love having guests and ask that you let us know how we can make your stay the best possible. Thanks!
The hostess Jolyn was awesome! Place was as described! Very homie, very comfortable, and very quiet. Jolyn made me feel at home and had GREAT recommendations for food in the area of Austin. A+ recommendations on Terry Black's BBQ and Uchi. Jolyn's dog Lucy was also a sweetie! The place is in a sweet location if you're down to walk or Uber / Lyft it during SXSW or any other event close to downtown Austin. I highly recommend this place and if I come down for any other event I'd totally stay here again!
This was a great location. I was easily able to walk to ACL, and the drive around South Austin was really easy. The room was clean and extremely comfortable. Jolyn (and her dog) were extremely nice and welcoming. Everything was coordinated and handled smoothly.
Great location for visiting Austin, and a perfect location for ACL/Zilker Park. The bed was very comfortable, which was an excellent plus after a long day in Austin. Also, Jolyn was a caring host and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. I would stay here again if the opportunity arose.
Great stay. I was at a conference at the Palmer center, so I did not have to rent a car. Short walk to some restaurants and easy bike ride to downtown, if needed. Jolyn and Jay were very nice and hospitable. Would definitely stay with them again!
Jolyn was as welcoming as could be. I couldn't ask for a better host. Everything was clean and she was extremely helpful in helping me get my way around the city.
I booked this for our EVP who was speaking at SXSW and he was so pleased with the room and the Jolyn's incredible hospitality. "She treated me like a personal house guest!" Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Jolyn
Jay and I are both filmmakers. He is a Director/Cinematographer and I am an Actor/Producer.
I grew up on the East Coast of Maryland on the beach and have fallen in love with Austin TX, the only land-locked city I can come to love so much. Jay is a TX born and bred and has lived in Austin for 20 years or so.
We have opened our home to guests on AirBnb because we like sharing the benefit of such an awesome location and we love meeting new people.