Tiny Zen Cabin in Heart of Austin

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1 Bedroom
1 Bed

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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.

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Tiny Zen Cabin in Heart of Austin

The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $15
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

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.

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!

*Free WIFI
*400 thread count sheets
*tiny fridge
*tiny coffee/tea set up
*plush towels
*bike loaner available
*off street parking
*on many bus routes
*towels and toiletries provided

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

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:
-Uber is $15-17 (it is technically not allowed for airport pick up but i use it all the time)
-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. However we are not a hotel, so there is more chance of unexpected things happening, both good & bad. Since the cabin is about a third of the price of a hotel in the area, hopefully that will make up for any short comings we have.

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House Rules

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.


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Bathroom with view into sleeping area

Bathroom with view into sleeping area

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About the Host, Tracy

Austin, Texas, United States
Member since January 2013


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