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.
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.
Cottage was more adorable than imagined. Great use of space--cozy and comfortable. A mere hop down the street to East 6th bars and restaurants. This was my first introduction to AirBnB and assuming other hosts are 1/16 of what Fiona provided, I'll never stay in a hotel again!
Fiona was such an amazing host - great communication before and during our stay + lots of awesome recommendations. We stayed here for F1 and couldn't have picked a better location - there was a bus stop at the end of the street that took us straight downtown - SUPER convenient. Lots of great bars within walking distance (Weather Up, Whisler's, etc.) and an amazing po'boy spot only one block away. Though the house is technically a "studio", the layout made it feel like there were several small rooms. We didn't use the kitchen but it was well-equipped and had lots of counter space. Hope to return to Austin soon and would definitely stay here again!
We had a great stay in a great area. The house is within easy walking distance of Town Lake Trail and some great places on the east side.
Fiona's place is exactly what I was expecting in the neighborhood I wanted to be in. Definitely good value.
We were in town for a BMX contest. This place was great! It was in the perfect location--close to downtown, famous food trucks, running trails along the river. It was small but comfortable and so cool. Renting bikes would be a fantastic way to get around. Its in a great, quiet neighborhood. Fiona made this place glow! Thanks for the great experience, Fiona.
Loved the character, lay-out and location of this cottage. And Fiona was a most excellent and helpful hostess. She seems to genuinely care that you are enjoying her place and whatever brought you to Austin.
Perfect spot. We came in on a Friday and everything was as she promised. The cabin is small but perfect. It was clean and in the perfect spot for everything. 2 minutes to downtown. And walking distance to ALL the east 6th street bars and restaurants. I would totally recommend staying here to anyone. Austin is a funky place and this cabin fits in perfectly!!