2-room suite w/bathroom and small kitchenette (microwave/coffeemaker/fridge). Bedroom has queen bed, double futon & sofa/bed. Entry room has double futon sofa/bed and desk. Accommodates 2 couples or 3 individuals comfortably. 2-day minimum stay.
This suite is comprised of two rooms, a bath and a hallway with a small kitchenette separated from the rest of our house by a wall and a single sound-proofed door.
The private entrance to the suite is through a patio door on the back of the house which is reached by walking around the wooded side of the house. You will enter small room that serves as a separate living room that looks out onto the back patio and garden. The futon sofa in this room becomes a comfortable futon bed for one or two people when needed. There is also a a desk and a library of mostly travel books. as well as a closet for hanging clothes.
The larger room has a queen bed for two and and a futon sofa bed for one or two as well. This room has windows looking out onto the wooded lot next door and onto the front garden and street. There is a dresser with some empty drawers for your use. The closets are not accessible in this room but there are clothes hooks provided.
Between the bedrooms is a small hallway and a converted linen closet containing a small refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster and a coffee-maker with coffee and tea provided plus cups, glasses, plates and utensils. Breakfast bars or muffins and fruit are also provided. In that closet you will also find extra towels as well as beach towels you may borrow for use at Barton Springs. On the left wall of the closet you will see coffee-maker instructions and Wi-Fi access info. (We have (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Fiber)
Finally, at the end of the hallway is a private bathroom with a full bathtub/shower and sink with towels, soap and shampoo.
The entrance to the suite is through a patio door on the back of the house which is reached via the steps off the driveway and a walkway around the wooded side of the house. There is plenty of parking on the street in front of the house. We prefer that you park only on our side of the street.
Interaction with guests
We love meeting new people and are happy to hang out and share our knowledge of the city but we are also respectful of our guests' privacy, so we generally leave it up them as to how much interaction with us they want.
We are, of course, always available for any questions or needs. If we are home, feel free to come around to the front of the house and knock on the door. I we're not home you can always reach us by phone or text.
Other things to note
We generally do not to accept single-day reservations, especially on extended or special event weekends but we do sometimes make exceptions so please don't hesitate to ask. During major special events (SXSW, ACL Fest, Formula 1, etc.) we also have minimum stays, higher rates and prefer 3-4 guests. Please inquire for details.
Our checkin/checkout time can be flexible. If you are arriving before 2PM just check to see if the room will ready. We'll try to accommodate you. If we don't have a guest arriving the day you are leaving or we know they are arriving late, you are welcome to stay past noon. Just check with us.
We love kids (we raised one) but generally prefer not to have toddlers as guests since we do not consider our place to be particularly kid-safe. We love dogs but do not allow them inside the suite. They must stay on the fenced, mostly-shaded patio.
Our City of Austin Short Term Rental License is #OL (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
We request that you treat our house and belongings with the same respect you would your own. Please enjoy the things we have provided but please don't take them with you.
We also ask that you be respectful of our neighbors by parking only in front of our house.
For our neighbors and our sakes, please refrain from loud music or talking after 12 midnight weekends and 10 pm weekdays.
If you smoke, you may do so on the patio but never in the house. And please, NO lighted candles in the house.
Small pets are permitted outside-only as long as they are generally quiet.
Please do not bring unregistered guests to the house without checking with us first.
Please enjoy your stay with us and never hesitate to ask us for something that will help you enjoy your stay. We will try to accommodate you as best we can.
We are a couple who love music, food, & travel. We love our city and love showing it off to friendly people from all over the world. We find people do the same for us wherever we travel which is why we often like to stay in homes rather than hotels.
Michael is a musician and DJ, among other things, and hosts a local radio program of Brazilian & Latin music called "Horizontes" on KUTX-FM. He speaks and understands a decent amount of Spanish and Portuguese.
Luz is an amazing cook who helps organize an annual Spanish paella cook-off here in Austin. She's originally from Colombia and, of course, speaks much better Spanish than her husband.
"We look forward to meeting you and sharing our part of Austin with you."
- Michael & Luz