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.
I have a 500 square foot addition to rent that has its own private entrance. 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. In the same room there is a comfortable futon couch that folds down in to a full/queen size bed. There is a TV, lap top table, stereo with ipod connection, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, small desk, ceiling fan, armoire and internet access in your room. All towels, linens, pillows, pool towels, soap and shampoo are provided. Your bedroom door leads to a backyard paradise including a huge back patio with a BBQ grill, fire pit, mature trees, hammock and a lap pool for your enjoyment.
Breakfast is not included but I do have coffee and tea on hand. . You will have shared access to the kitchen and living room area.
We do have an outdoor cat that comes around for her daily feeding but does not come in the house. Our home is clean and smoke free. My husband and I are empty nesters and enjoy people, cycling, running, swimming and entertaining.
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).
We would love to have you in our home!
License number: OL (phone number hidden)
My boyfriend and I adored Barbara's home. It was warm and welcoming and we both instantly felt like we could relax. It was very clean and Barbara was very helpful, seeing as we ran into some ice on the way there delaying our arrival. We never got to meet Barbara face to face because we were so busy and had opposite schedules, but I would not hesitate to stay with her again! GREAT EXPERIENCE!
This was a wonderful place to stay! Great location, very accessible to all areas of Austin and all at a great price. Barbara was a wonderful and gracious host. Very friendly and had a great chat each morning over coffee! She even put out a delicious breakfast cake on our last morning there. I highly recommend staying in Barbara's Charming room for rent!
What a great place to stay and such a charming hostess. Barbara had everything we could have hoped for: beautiful surroundings, comfortable room with all the amenities and she was so friendly and helpful.
Definitely think about staying here on your next trip to Austin!
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the artistic ambience when we arrived on Friday February 14, 2014. As an art teacher, my wife gained some inspiration by the myriad of pieces and various mediums used to complete the artwork. The space was extremely comfortable and inviting, so much so that my wife has already booked us for two more visits in the coming months. We appreciated the hospitality of Barbara and Will and especially enjoyed their candor about their children and their particluar interests. If you are looking for a welcoming environment and a place to consider home away from home, this is truly your destination.
I have now lost track of how may times I have stayed with Barbara and Will. We love their home and hospitality...it's all good. Highly recommended!
Do yourself a favor when in Austin and stay in the Visser's poolside room. It is just private enough but still sociable and Barbara could not possibly be a better or more thoughtful hostess...every need anticipated! Oh, and the house is just wicked fun! :) Jeff J, Bloomington, IN
Barb was an excellent host. The room was clean and cute. The linens (sheets, towels, robe, bathmats, etc) were all super duper soft and luxurious feeling. I think they were better than those I've experienced in five star hotels. She had coffee, tea and even a little cake out for us. Parking is easy. I have zero complaints and highly recommend this location.
Barbara seems to have thought of everything that a guess might want; coffee machine and hot tea, small frig and microwave in the bedroom, detailed instructions, etc. The space is almost a whole apartment. The only thing shared is the main kitchen. It is quite large and bright with windows on 3 walls. Step out onto a great patio around the pool. Very quiet and dark at night. Located in a quiet residential area so it is best if you are in Austin with a car or at least a bike. We loved the space and would definitely go back if we are there with a car.
I will chime in with everyone else, and say how wonderful my stay with Barbara was. I will add though, that when I search for a place I always look for the "entire place". Barbara's place is a private room/bath with access to the kitchen/living room/backyard. Normally I wouldn't like this, but Barbara was so welcoming I loved it. I loved it so much I plan to return soon.
An absolutely beautiful place to stay - I didn't coincide with Barbara during my time here, but she was incredibly welcoming and responsive and I hope to meet in person next time I am in town!