A wonderful little retreat right in the middle of Austin. The cabin is only 180 sq ft but has everything you need. Twin bed with 400 thread count sheets, fine towels, coffee & tea setup.While very simple, it is about half the price of a hotel.
The "Zen Cabin" is a tiny 180 sq ft hideaway & is perfect for ONE person. It is a serene, quiet space (heavily insulated soundproofing) right in the center of town: Hyde Park just north of UT. Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores. 10 minute walk to UT. Bike distance to downtown.
Note: **ONLY ONE GUEST **
There is a full bathroom and twin bed, and it is adjacent to a large garden with many seating options that are you are welcome to use. There is also an Ipod docking station for music.
I look forward to hosting you!
*400 thread count sheets
*tiny coffee/tea set up
*bike loaner available
*off street parking
*on many bus routes
*towels and toiletries provided
Please take advantage of the outdoor spaces: hammock, dining table, chairs, trampolene.
Interaction with Guests
It is always a treat to meet guests at checkin, visit with them in the garden or even share a glass of wine.
Sometimes, though, guests check themselves in & out with communications all by text. Although I miss meeting them in person, this method works remarkably well too.
I travel a good bit for work & fun, but if I am gone, there is always a "concierge" on site.
Hyde Park is one of the favorite neighborhoods in Austin. Most homes date from the 1920s and there are large established trees. The neighborhood contains Central Market North for gourmet groceries & Wheatsville food co-op for your hippie fix.
There are also many great restaurants such as VinoVino, Asti, Julio's, Uchiko, Tacodeli, Zen. In addition, it is just north of UT Campus.
Right on the #1 or #5 city bus routes or UT's free shuttle.
It is possible to walk to restuarants, shops & grocery stores. For getting further around town look into (website hidden)
From the airport: Supershuttle is @ $14 & is a shared ride with usually 2 other stops.
Taxi is @ $25-30.
There is a City bus 101 that costs only $1 but is slow. The route ends about 1/4 mile from here or you can connect to the 1 or 5.
Other Things to Note
What to expect.
We really want you to have a great stay & go out of our way to make it happen. But we are not a hotel, so there is more chance of unexpected things happening, both good & bad.
The nearest hotels are a Double Tree & La Quinta & the rooms cost twice as much. They are in the middle of government buildings with few nearby attractions.
The cabin is walkable to loads of fun things and is in a tree filled neighborhood.
However, with hotels you know exactly what you are getting & there are no surprises.
Make yourself at home!
* Please note that during the weekdays from 8-5 on street parking requires a permit. The off street parking spot may be more convenient.
* Please smoke outside only & kindly use an ashtray.
* Please feel free to use any of the outdoor spaces, including hammock, dining table & trampolene.
* There is a composting bin if you wish to use it, as well as recycling containers.
This was my first time using Airbnb and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome.! Tracy was easy to work with and very welcoming! The cabin is exactly as described and perfect for a one person getaway! Quiet, relaxing, and within walking distance of good places to eat and hang out.
I loved my experience at the Tiny Zen Cabin! I used to lived in the neighborhood 20+ years ago, so it was nice to have a place to explore from that is so deeply integrated into the community. The place is beautiful and incredibly clean. It's just the right size for a solo traveler who wants to see what Austin living is like :-)
The cabin was terrific. It functioned as a perfect home base for my time in Austin. The location is only a 10 minute drive to downtown but if very quite and private and I got great sleep. I will definitely be keeping this one in mind the next time I'm in Austin as well as recommending it others.
The Zen Cabin was wonderful. It's in a lovely little corner of Austin. I didn't expect the spacious garden, with lots of peaceful outdoor seating, hammock, picnic table to do early morning writing. The cabin is plenty spacious for one person. Tracy made check in and out very easy. Parking was no problem at all. The neighborhood is lovely, within walking distance of tons of restaurants and stores on Guadalupe, and a short 10 min walk from the UT campus. If you take the airport shuttle to the UT campus, you could do the whole trip without renting a car.
This is so true! wonderful overall experence and would stay again! Owner is most welcoming with emails before and contact info while you're there. Good info sheet on the desk with maps and neighborhood suggests for dining, pharmacy, bus, etc. Quiet location yet totally accessible to main street with bus and dining and market. Interior is very cozy/small yet adequate with desk, WiFi, separate chair and wardrobe (as you can see in the photo). Clean and great bed/soft sheets.
A truly marvelous little spot, completely self-contained and tranquil. I spent hours just chilling. Clean, bright, secluded - and a great shower! I couldn't have asked for much more.
Note: I didn't get to do much neighborhood exploring. It's definitely a bit out of the way but I was able to walk to the UT campus and Lyft was a great way to get to downtown & back.
Tracy was super accommodating and friendly.
A repeat visit to this charming little place. Owner is most welcoming with emails before and contact info while you're there. Good info sheet on the desk with maps and neighborhood suggests for dining, pharmacy, bus, etc. Quiet location yet totally accessible to main street with bus and dining and market. Interior is very cozy/small yet adequate with desk, WiFi, separate chair and wardrobe (as you can see in the photo). Clean and great bed/soft sheets. This is my "home away from home" in Austin!
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