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. In the same room there is a comfortable futon couch that folds down in to a full/queen size bed. 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.
You will have shared access to the kitchen and living room area. Our home is open, comfortable, clean and smoke free.
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.
Reservations can't be taken more than 90 days in advance.
My listing requires a 2 night minimum stay on the weekends only but I will consider a 1 night stay if you ask!
We would love to have you in our home! Every part of me loves hosting and welcomes anyone and everyone!
Guest access includes living room, dining room, kitchen, backyard patios, swimming pool and laundry facility.
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
If you have more than 3 guests, I may be able to accommodate you depending on the reservation date request.
MapQuest or (website hidden) Maps or any GPS will have you taking 2222 to my house. That street changes names at least 5 times! The names are Koenig Lane, 2222, Northland, 290 (east of HWY 35), Allandale Rd..
Mopac is the same thing as HWY 1
No smoking in house (outside is fine). Please use ash tray if you choose to smoke outside. Keep the noise level down in the backyard. No pets.allowed. Keep doors locked when leaving the house. Feel free to ask for anything you may need to borrow or use!. If you are going to have extra guests over, please let me know ahead of time. I am open to friends or family coming over but just give me a heads up so I know who is on the property!
Recycling is a must.
Boo (the cat) stays outside!!
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
What a wonderful first airbnb experience! Barbara was a very thoughtful host. We were in Austin for my daughter’s college graduation and staying with Barbara made it even more magical. Her home is lovely and very clean. The beds and pillows are super comfy. Her beautiful spirit shines through in her home. This home and area are a great place to stay and I’d highly recommend it if you are looking for quality, convenience and comfort.
Thiany May 2015
Ahhhhhhhh where do I begin with Barbara she is simply lovely, warm and very welcoming. We stayed with Barbara last summer when I was pregnant and this time returned with our daughter...we could not have stayed in a better place with our baby girl (so clean, safe, bright and great energy) Barbara was so welcoming to our little family and we felt so thankful that we met someone like her in Austin. If your going for a vacation, work or just thinking of relocating I highly recommend Barbara's place...it really doesn't get better than her lovely home :) hope this helps!
We had a lovely stay in Barbara's charming home. Barbara is such a thoughtful host and made us feel very welcome. We loved the bright decor and the plentiful sunlight the room receives throughout the day. The space was already equipped with towels, shampoo/cond. and soap, hair dryer, hot tea and coffee at your disposal, a mini-fridge and microwave, control over the room's AC unit, and more -- this felt more like renting a full property than renting a simple room, and we had more than enough privacy. An incredible value.
Our busy schedule kept us from spending much time with Barbara beyond a friendly introduction, but we did get to spend some quality time with her adorable (outdoor) cat, Boo! We plan to be back in Austin later this year and would ABSOLUTELY prefer to stay here again. Thank you, Barbara!
Barbara was the perfect host--warm, friendly, and helpful! We immediately felt at home in her place. The room is spacious and beautiful, and having a hot tub to yourself is pure heaven. The neighborhood is lovely--full of huge oak trees--and close to downtown. We hope to stay with Barbara whenever we're in Austin!
Simply wonderful. We were in town for my sister's wedding and after our first experience, I would not have considered any other lodging option. Such a hip, eclectic, and soothing oasis right in the heart of the River City. The backyard, complete with a pool, treehouse and reading area were among our favorite amenities. Barbara (and Boo:) were perfect hosts- welcoming, and attentive without being intrusive. We'll be back.
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