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.
The location of this place is a perfect home base for exploring Austin. Traveling to and from the attractions that we visited were minimal. It is also convenient that there is a bus stop nearby that will take you to 6th street. Sharon is also very accommodating and easy to get a hold of if you have any questions or concerns. Overall, I recommend staying here if you'd like to have a great spot to stay that's close to many attractions in Austin.
Despite only staying on Valentines Day, Sharon made my girlfriend and I feel very welcomed! The room was exactly as it was described. Her place is in a very convenient location if you are showing up for an event anywhere in Austin. There's a huge reminder about the location in her backyard; hey, you are in Texas Hill Country! In other words, Sharon is an excellent host; she made my first airbnb experience a very pleasant one!
Had a pleasant 4 day stay. The space, room and amenities were as described and enjoyed the quick access (via car) to and from my planned (and unplanned) destinations. It is my first visit to Austin and enjoyed my time. Sharon and I spoke about the area and offered some great spots to visit. She is very responsive to texts/calls and followed up to see how my stay is going. I would certainly book future stays with Sharon and may check out her San Antonio Bnb's as well. Thanks Sharon for being a generous and kind Host.
I really enjoyed staying here and Sharon was very accommodating and friendly. Bed was comfy and house was clean.
Sharon was so warm and inviting! I'm so glad I booked my trip with her. Her place is in such a beautiful location and very close to so many nearby attractions, including Zilker Park, downtown, and UT. I would gladly recommend anyone to stay with Sharon on any future trips to ATX and gorgeous Hill Country. Also, she was very helpful and was there to give great advice, plus she let me book another night without any issues. Thanks so much!!
Sharon was very sweet in welcoming my boyfriend and me into her wonderful house. The neighborhood was beautiful and overall a great experience!
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