Please note: if you are looking for SXSW accommodations, you should holler at me prior to booking. Thanks!
Small studio house, artistic and colorful, very centrally located on a quiet side street in East Austin. Full kitchen, WiFi, lots of light, hardwood floors, beautiful art on the walls, great vibe. The couch folds out into a sofa bed if you're not staying with someone you're sleeping with. Close to 6th Street, Rainey Street, the Convention Center and the Hike and Bike Trail. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway in town, events, conferences or family visits. Located about 10-15 minutes from the airport. You can walk to many restaurants and bars and not have a huge cab ride home at the end of the night. Generally available Friday-Sunday (I use the space for my own nefarious purposes when people aren't staying there), but you can check for other days. Because Friday is usually a work day for me in the cottage, you will not be able to check in prior to 3:30 (though we may be able to make some arrangements for you to drop your stuff off if you are arriving earlier.)
Price will be higher during major events.
The fine print:
The bathroom door has a curtain instead of a solid door. For most people, this is no big deal, but if this is something that will make your stay unpleasant, awkward and uncomfortable, please take this into consideration prior to booking. Thanks.
There is no off-street parking, but street parking is never a problem. As with any urban area, it's not a good idea to leave your iPhone on the dashboard, but visitors have never had a problem.
There is no TV in the space, but there is wifi available for you to access your music and movies.
The bed is a double size.
The City of Austin has asked that short-term rentals register and pay hotel taxes, as well as paying hotel taxes to the State of Texas. (Permit #V(phone number hidden)) This runs about 15% of the price. Accordingly, I have decided to split the cost, and will pay half and the guest will pay half. Thank you for understanding.
Interaction with Guests: That totally depends on what you want. I'm happy to leave you completely alone or engage in witty repartee about any number of topics if I'm around. I usually try to say hi at some point during your stay and make sure you have everything you want/need.
Depends on what you're looking for when you come to Austin, but if you want to stay in a place with lot's of character that's clean and quite and near the river you really can't beat Fiona's spot. She was very friendly and helpful. You can't argue with the price for such a cool spot. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Austin. Also her place is near public transpo and it was easy to call a cab. Do yourself a favor and check out this spot.
I had a great stay here! The room was cozy, quiet and convenient. I stayed here alone, had no trouble with the internet.
Great funky artistic beautifully decorated cottage. Fantastic location. We rented bikes only, no car needed. We easily biked everywhere we wanted to go. Great weekend. Can't wait to return and would definitely stay here again.
This studio was just that - sweet and sexy! Everything was clean and ready for our arrival. Fiona did a great job communicating with us throughout the trip. The location is great too! We walked to 6th street with no problems and it is only a short drive/bike ride from downtown. And -- $1 breakfast tacos down the street!! I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend to anyone visiting Austin!
Stayed at Fiona's cottage for a quick overnight stay during sx. Fiona was very easy to communicate with via text and email and quick to respond. Her place was clean, comfortable, and so cute!.. and close to many popular east side bars and restaurants. My only wish is that I could have stayed longer!
Great setup! Thanks!
I would highly recommend Fiona's place. The apt is really cute and has everything you need. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed is very comfortable. The location is really convenient and a short bike ride away from downtown. There are a couple of great taco places nearby. Fiona was extremely helpful whenever we needed anything!
The private apartment is cozy and perfect for travellers. It was clean, comfortable and inviting.
My only gripe was how slow the internet was. I didn't mind having no television, but even accessing my email was painfully slow. For that reason alone, we wouldn't return. However, if you don't care for the internet, then the place is a gem.
Fiona was a great host, and the house was adorable! Definitely very cozy and welcoming!
Cottage was super cute. Fiona helped us find our way around and was very helpful. Hopefully we'll see her again.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.