A Jacuzzi on your patio.A patio for reading and relaxation.
Spacious Sunny Garden Oasis
Spacious Sunny Garden Oasis
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Have it your way!
This amazing studio apartment rental is self contained and perfect for anyone wanting complete privacy or for those looking for a home share situation, my home is open to (URL HIDDEN) your choice!

The space

Mi casa es su casa! My home is situated in an established neighborhood in north central Austin. The house is charming and colorfully decorated with folk art, hardwood floors and Mexican tiles throughout.
Your room is beautiful and peaceful and with the layout of the house it offers complete privacy. The rental is located at the far end of the house. Every window has pull down blinds and all doors can be locked for your complete private oasis. You can come and go through your own keyless coded door without having to walk through the main house and the doors to your room can be locked from the rest of the house.
This 500 square foot space is completely self-contained. There is a small private bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet. The bedroom has 1 queen size bed with memory foam topper and a futon couch that folds down to a full size bed for a 3rd person. There is a TV,DVD player, stereo with ipod connection, indoor/ outdoor speakers, Keurig coffee maker, tea pot, filtered water, , small desk, ceiling fan, armoire, ironing board/iron and internet access in your room. All towels, linens, pillows, pool towels, blow dryer, soap and shampoo are also provided.

Your door leads to a backyard paradise including a huge back patio with a fire pit, mature trees, hot tub jacuzzi and a lap pool for your enjoyment.

Breakfast is not included but I do provide coffee and tea which is available in your room.

Our home is open, comfortable, clean and smoke free.

The home is very uniquely decorated with color and art from Latin America.

Guests are given complete privacy!

I sometimes rent another guest room. The patio, pool and hot tub are shared space. Quiet hours are strictly enforced between 10:00 pm and 8:00 am

Please check to be sure my location is right for you. I am not downtown. Downtown Austin, UT, Zilker Park, Austin Convention Center, Barton Springs and Austin's entertainment district are all approximately 5 miles away and can be reached by car or public transit. There is a bus stop within walking distance (.5 mile). There are plenty of restaurants, parks and grocery stores near the property.I do recommend renting a car or using Cars 2 Go. Public transportation is not the best if you really want to see and experience Austin and all of the great things it has to offer.

We are a licensed short term rental with the city of
Austin. The City of Austin has a no outdoor noise code that is strictly enforced between the hours of 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM. In order to preserve the relationship I have with my neighbors and keep with in Austin City code, I ask that if you are planning a party weekend, my home is not the right place for you. Outdoor noise after 10:00 PM will not be tolerated and is cause for removal from the property.

Otherwise, we would love to have you in our home!

Guest access

Guest access includes your rental room which is private and a private bathroom. The shared spaces include the backyard and all patios, swimming pool and hot tub.

Interaction with guests

I interact with guests as much or as little as they like. I am out of town quite often. There are guests that stay that I never even meet because they prefer complete privacy and then there are guests that I end up keeping in touch with because a friendship comes out of their visit. I respect either preference!

Other things to note

Beginning August 1, 2015 all guests will be required to sign a rental contract which states they will only agree to use the hot tub and swimming pool at their own risk. This is for the short term rental insurance policy covering the property. It will be emailed to you once the reservation is booked.

No children are allowed to stay without special permission and a signed waiver due to the liability and risk associated with having a swimming pool. Nobody under the age of 21 is allowed to rent the property.
If you have more than 3 guests, I may be able to accommodate you depending on the reservation date request.
If I am out of town, I ask that you refrain from using the kitchen and living room.

We recently added a security camera to the front and back of the house since my husband recently moved to CA for his job and I spend a great deal of time in CA with him. The neighborhood is safe but we do get the petty theft that happens all over Austin.


Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Amenities
Internet
Hot tub
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Rental Rules:
1)Please no loud talking or noise, music, social gatherings are allowed, outside after 10:00 PM. Outdoor quiet hours are 10:00 PM – 8:00 AM Failure to comply will result in removal from the property.
2)Smoking is allowed outside only.
3))No additional guests allowed on the property, only those that are renting may be on the property. Failure to comply will result in removal from the property.
4)You must be at least 21 years of age to rent this property.
5)This home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from the use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
6)Keep the property and furnishings in good order.
8)Children are permitted only with prior approval.
9)Parking is limited to 2 vehicles.
10)Daily maid service is not included. Please hang up and reuse towels!
11) Conserve on electricity by turning off lights and AC/heat when you leave the property.
12) Hot Tub: No children under the age of _14__ permitted in hot tub without adult supervision. When using the hot tub, remember there is a certain health risk associated with this facility. Use at your own risk. Do not stand on the hot tub cover. Hot tub covers are for insulation purposes and are not designed to support a person or persons. They will break and you may be charged for replacement. Remember when not using the hot tub, leave cover on so hot tub will stay warm. If you choose to lower or raise hot tub temperature, put it back when you leave and follow the instructions on how to use the hot tub provided in the house manual.
13) Swimming Pool: No children under the age of 14 permitted in the swimming pool without adult supervision. Never swim alone. The pool is 3 feet on each shallow end and 5 feet in the deepest middle. No diving allowed and swim at your own risk!
14) Please let me know immediately if anything breaks or needs attention.
15)Recycle: Blue is for recycling and brown is for non recyclables. Trash cans are on the driveway.
16) Pool and Jacuzzi close at 10:00 pm This home is shared and quiet hours are strictly enforced in all shared spaces (Patio, pool, hot tub).
17) Breakfast not included.
18) Kitchen and living room not available if I am out of town. Door to the kitchen and living room will be locked.


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Colleen User Profile
April 2017
Excellent location just off Mopac so easy to get around town. Fabulous nearby brunch at Chez Zee. Barbara and Will are excellent hosts. The room is very comfy and Barbara has plenty of items stashed away in the medicine cabinet in case you've forgotten something. Great coffee and yummy chocolate chip cookies as well. The spacious back yard is very peaceful and there are lots of places to settle in with a good book. We had a wonderful weekend!

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Barbara's place is located a little north of downtown, but very convenient to get downtown or surrounding suburbs. I loved that it was a little out of the way so it was nice and quiet. Honestly it was better than any hotel you could stay in when you think of comfort, cleanliness and just that all around home-y feel. Barbara herself is super sweet and very quick to respond. Absolutely ZERO complaints and would recommend to anyone!

Shlomo User Profile
January 2017
What a gem!!!! Bed was so comfortable. Everything very clean. Barbara was an amazing host. Can't wait to visit Austin again.

Robert User Profile
November 2016
Barbara was an exceptional host. Even though we were an hour late in arriving she cordially greeted us and showed us our "home" for a week. She was very gracious in sharing her space, yet very considerate about our privacy. She went "above and beyond" by finding us recommendations for golf coursed. The location was great for us since it was close to our son whom we were visiting. It exceeded our expectations in how convenient it was to many restaurants (some even walkable) and golf courses.

David User Profile
October 2016
My wife and I had a very nice stay at Barbs. Everything was as advertised. The neighborhood is very quiet, but still in close proximity to everything we needed. We would definitely stay with her again.

Eagle User Profile
September 2016
Always a pleasure staying in Barbara's oasis- a great hostess who has become a friend over the years. The home is lovely, always tip top shape and Barbara has always gone out of her way to ensure a pleasant stay and experience. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Austin, and hope she always has this spot available upon my future returns. Thanks for everything as always Barbara! See ya next year.

Debbie User Profile
August 2016
Although I was a paying “customer”, Barbara made me feel like a guest in her home the minute she accepted my request to book, and kept in contact via text often. Awesome. Her listing description was totally accurate, the notes and reminders everywhere very helpful, the neighborhood - super quiet and tree lined lovely, and I felt very safe, even getting in late at night. The motion sensor lights were very handy! Being able to park in the driveway, instead of on the (just a tad bit busy) street was great. I unfortunately, mistakenly took “Please turn the AC off when you leave” to mean when I left for home. Nope. She meant every time I leave the room. (Oops. Sorry about that.) I didn’t have too much time to read the manual, (please make sure you make time, it’s so informative!!) and I forgot to read or write in the guest book too! Sad face. Hope they let me book again sometime so I have another chance! I missed meeting my hosts in person, but turns out I didn’t even need to. Barbara thinks of everything, and knows how to communicate! It was overall an amazing stay in their beautiful, immaculately clean, private, self-contained space, where they left nothing out. I mean nothing! (I’m on my way to buy some of that fabulous eye makeup remover you left for us to use, as soon as I hit “submit”. Smiley face.) Thanks again Barbara and Will~

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.
I am from Austin, TX My husband and I are empty nesters and we enjoy meeting new people, entertaining, cycling, running and swimming.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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