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One bedroom in large cozy home located in the central west Austin suburb of Rollingwood / Westlake set on a large lot just over ½ acre landscaped with wooded trees and a view of some of the most extravagant homes in Austin. (Futon replaced with full size bed 10/2013) Eat eggs from our free range chickens. Relax in our wooded back yard to barbeque or drink a cool beer in the summer time.
• Minutes from down town via the local bus number 30 buss located directly around the corner from the house. (number 30 also transfers to the airport from downtown number 100) (Day bus pass is just $2!)
• Walk to one of Austin’s famous shopping malls –Barton creek mall to shop or see a movie.
• Directly around the corner from large grocery store.
• Walk to Zilker park/Barton Springs/Lady Bird Lake.
Walk 30 houses north along Rollingwood drive and you enter Austin’s famous Zilker Park, home of Barton springs; a local favorite, and a common place for gatherings, concerts, plays, kayak rentals, swimming, and festivals take a walk along the hike and bike trail of the adjacent lady bird lake. The walk along the lake is 2 miles to central downtown and the famous congress st bridge (Home of one of the largest bat colonies in North America) 12 blocks north from the lake sits Austin’s capital. Take a free tour, then venture to two famous museums in Austin slightly behind the capital building; Texas History/Imax Theater, and directly across the road the contemporary museum, Blanton Museum of Art. Head north a couple of blocks and you will be in the center of Texas well adorned and famous University of Texas at Austin campus. Across the street is known as “the drag” , a conglomeration of shops and restaurants popular to the University crowd.
On your way back down congress, make a detour to Austin’s famous 6th street home to a collection of music venues, bar, night clubs and street performers (depending on the evening). Further south on congress south of the bat bridge you will be in Austin’s “SOCCO” neighborhood (south of congress); a collection of funky shops, restaurants, street performers, etc. Catch the number 30 bus off congress and you will be back just two blocks from the house in our Rollingwood neighborhood to enjoy a cold drink and barbeque.
key-less entry for easy check in.
I had a great experience staying with Sharon. She was welcoming, knowledgable of the area, and very accommodating. This room is in the perfect location of the city -- just a 5 minute bike ride to Zilker Park which has tons of fun things to do.
I have recommended Sharon as a host to several friends considering a visit to Austin.
Sharon made me feel very welcome. She's such a nice person and even offered me some sound advice. I really enjoyed her place, especially because of the location. The backyard reminds me of the Shire...lucious greenery, a hammock, and a chicken. There was also a doe and her baby deer next door. It's kind of hidden in a very woody neighborhood. It was great!
Sharon is always an amazing host! I stay with her every chance I get.
Sharon was a lovely host, and I was very comfortable staying in her home. She accommodated my last minute request and kindly greeted me when I arrived, showed me my room and the common areas of the house, and even helped me look up a bus route for that evening. I would stay with her again, it was a good experience.
Sharon communicated well. We didn't end up staying at her place, but the experience with our host was a good one.
Sharon is such a great host, she accepted my last minute request, and waited for me to arrived. She also walked me through all the places in city on map, which is very helpful since I'm only staying for one day and haven't got a chance to do research. The house is very beautiful and conveniently located near the central area. I would recommend anyone who visits Austin to stay at her place.
Sharon was an amazing host! The rooms were nice and she even let us have a room that was better suited for us for no extra charge! :) We had a great time getting to know her and her family. We especially enjoyed drinking hot chocolate and smoothies while chatting about our lives and travels! We hope to be back in Austin soon so we can stay with her again.
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