About this listing
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 you...It's your choice!
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 daybed with a trundle to make a king size bed or 2 twins. 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, microwave, mini fridge, 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 BBQ grill, fire pit, mature trees, hot tub jacuzzi and a lap pool for your enjoyment. The swimming pool can be heated for an additional fee if necessary during the winter months.
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.
I am open to sharing my kitchen and living room and welcome you to look around the house. Each room is very uniquely decorated. If you want to completely keep to yourself, that is fine too.
We do have an outdoor cat that comes around for her daily feeding but does not come in the house.
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 would love to have you in our home! Every part of me loves hosting and welcomes anyone and everyone!
Guest access includes your rental room, bathroom, backyard and all patios, pool and hot tub. It does not include the kitchen, garage or living room.
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!
I moved here 25 years ago and when I travelled down my Boulevard for the first time, I knew that this is where I wanted to live. It is an amazingly beautiful street with a bike path and runners taking advantage of the shade trees lining the street. My neighborhood is peaceful, well established and quite lovely when everything is in bloom.
Bikes are easy to rent. Cars 2 Go are available. Buses run nearby to downtown. I drive for LYFT. Feel free to ask me about LYFT for a free ride up to $25.
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.
Recently, the city of Austin city council members have been considering doing away with the option to use our homes for short term rental. Accepting guests in to my home is my passion. The biggest complaints from folks living close to a short term rental have been a disruption in the neighborhood due to excessive noise, vehicles, alcohol and trash. My neighborhood is quiet, family oriented and I am located on a high profile street. I do not allow any bookings that are planning on hosting a social gathering at the house with additional people. My driveway will only fit 3 or 4 (small) vehicles and my trash can, can not hold additional trash that is above a normal amount and my neighbors will not tolerate loud music and noise. Please do not rent my house if you are planning any type of reception or party, etc. at the home. If you are just planning on having a few friends over that is fine! I am not a scrooge or party downer but need to be respectful to neighbors. Please be understanding.
1)Absolutely no loud parties, receptions, excessive alcohol, etc.! Quiet hours are 10:00 PM – 8:00 AM
2)Smoking is allowed outside only.
3)People other than those in the guest party may not stay overnight. Any other person visiting the property is the sole responsibility of the guest.
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.
7)Small pets are permitted only with prior approval. Pets must be on leash. Pets are not allowed on furniture. Guest is responsible for cleaning up all pet refuse. The guest is solely responsible for pet while on the property.
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 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) If you are renting on a Wednesday, please take all indoor trash out to big trash cans on driveway. Blue is for recycling and brown is for non recyclables.
Boo (the cat) stays outside!!
Barbara was a wonderful host, warm and welcoming. Her home is very uniquely decorated and very comfortable, located in a quiet neighborhood, but close to the one of the main roads. Our experience exceeded our expectations and having a nice dip in the pool at the end of a long day definitely was a plus!
Barbara was great, she fit me in at the last minute and was there when I checked in. Such a cool place and inviting. She made me feel right at home and comforatble even though it was my first time using Airbnb. I wish I had more time to hang out but when I was there the room was both private and open if need be. Pool and backyard are great, it was raining part of my stay so didnt get to use it but maybe next time. Would definetely stay here again and maybe rent the entire home for a family visit.
Barb was very welcoming and the place was really nice. We stayed in the backroom, which is small but has everything you need for a short weekend or even week-long visit (no access to kitchen, but there is a microwave and fridge and sink area). The best part, of course, is the pool and hot tub out back. The beds were also comfortable and everything was easy to find/use. I would definitely stay here again.
Barbara's home was wonderful! It was well suited for our trip to Austin. The location of her home provided quick access to all of our adventures. We also took advantage of her great pool. Barbara was welcoming and eager to help with any requests.
Barbara's oasis was a sanctuary for the soul and more! The space was beautiful and inviting, with gardens, pool and jacuzzi that were spotless. Barbara is an generous host who turned into a friend over the two days I visited! I highly recommend this if you are looking for an amazing stay in Austin!!!
Fantastic place to stay! Very clean and great amenities. As first time Airbnb users we were nervous about staying in a strangers home. But Barbara made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Definitely recommend her home!
Barbara was a wonderful host. The room was spacious and well kept. She definitely went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable. She provided us with anything that we needed while in Austin. I would highly recommend staying with her, and will absolutely stay again.
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