About This Listing
This rental property in located in the heart of 78704. We are excited to introduce this charming upstairs unit featuring low-&-no-VOC Benjamin Moore paint inside and out, gorgeous oaks, & contemporary furnishings from high-end retailers. Bienvenue!
Precious vintage contemporary furnishings from Crate & Barrel make for a cozy and stylish way to wind down.
The French Birdhouse is the Upstairs unit of this darling 2/1 duplex. It includes a charming deck that overlooks gorgeous property oaks on a tree-lined boulevard. Located just blocks from Butler Park, Auditorium Shores and the Long Center, it's the ideal location for SXSW-goers, Fun, Fun, Fun Festers and Film Festival Junkies, as well as anyone looking to be near the shops and food trailers on S. 1st. A quick cab or bus ride will put you downtown in 2nd Street District where you can catch a flick at the recently opened Violet Crown Cinema or see a legendary performance by one of Texas' top artists at the Moody Theater. A 15 minute stroll east will get you to the famous SOCO drag for shopping, fine dining, and live music. Enjoy a jog or bike ride on Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail just blocks away on one of our bicycles that are included on the property.
Preciously clad with original hardwoods and great natural light throughout, we filled its vintage shell with gorgeous contemporary pieces to complement the homey feel with a fresh-faced appearance. Crib, bassinet, carseat, high chair and other baby gear are all available upon request.
We hope you will join us at our latest and greatest 78704 property in Bouldin Creek. Ideal for visitors of all kinds: individuals and families who are in-between homes home, corporate stays, festivals-goers and seasonal travelers, you will love the stellar location and all the lush amenities that the Birdhouse has to offer!
Laundry room access, pull up driveway parking (first come, first serve), street parking and a private deck.
Interaction with Guests
Check-in instructions are emailed after the Rental Agreement has been executed. They specify how to access the property through self-check in with a lock box and also include a list of local hot spots.
Bouldin is great! The neighborhood-y, 'South Austin Funky' vibe is unmatched. You can walk to Zilker park for a day festival, Butler Park, the Long Center, Auditorium Shores, the Hike & Bike Trail, and the Palmer Events Center just to name a few. Or hop on a bike to take a dip in Barton Springs! Friendly neighbors sit on their front porches and say "howdy" when you pass by. And you can easily walk to hip new restaurants and stores on S. 1st and S. Congress. Bouldin is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Austin for its great oak trees, new library, parks, bars, airstream trailer food finds and proximity to SoCo, downtown and to Zilker Park. It is also sought-after for its close access to major thoroughfares like Lamar, Mopac, and 71 for easy commuting around and out of town. Bouldin can't be beat for a vacation destination and it's super family-friendly. There are parks galore, including 2 splash pads that are walking distance and summer art classes for little ones at the Dougherty Art Center and almost every restaurant within a mile welcomes children.
S. 1st Street District
Known for it's funky, yet gourmet, trailer park eateries, great Tex-Mex, both family friendly and fancy cuisine, live music and fun vintage clothing stores, the Bungalow is just a 5 minute walk to the famous S. 1st Street District.
Zilker Park/Barton Springs Pool
Huge park that hosts festivals all year long, Barton Springs Pool, playground, kids' train and more!
South Congress Ave (SoCo)
Awesome drag filled with cool watering holes, unique shopping, great dining and live music.
The CapMetro Bus Stop is located 1 block away at the corner of Columbus Street and Bouldin.
Other Things to Note
There are NO PETS allowed at this property.
A Rental Agreement will be emailed to you to after booking that releases us from any liability during your stay, discloses the house rules, and lets you know what is expected of you as a guest in our home. It is very thorough, and we require it to be signed and returned to us before you Check-In to any of our properties. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
We loved staying here! It's even cuter in real life, if that's possible, and the location is fantastic. It's easy to get down to the hike and bike trail on the Colorado River which is a great way to get to Zilker Park. It's close to downtown and shopping on SoCo (the St. Vincent de Paul boutique is awesome). Check in was a breeze and Kat was quick to answer when I had questions. Staying here made my first Airbnb experience exceptional.
Great location and ideal to S Congress area. Space was perfect for a family trip to Austin. Looking forward to staying there again.
The French Birdhouse was great! We has a wonderful time and it was even better than we thought it would be. Adorable and bright and so close to great neighborhoods, Whole Foods, Book People - everywhere we wanted to go. Kat was a great host - available whenever I had questions from how to work the tv to where to find a 24 hour pharmacy. She is super organized and made everything very easy. We'd definitely stay here again! My family who lives in Austin was jealous!
Kat was great -- friendly, organized, responsive -- and the place was clean, cozy, and well decorated. It has everything you need and the beds are comfy. It's in a quiet neighborhood but right down the street from a lot of cool restaurants and shops. I had a great stay!
We stayed with Kat for 3 months, and I can't imagine it going any better! She was an attentive host who was always quick with a reply if we had any questions. She left a list of suggestions for us upon arrival with many of the places being within walking distance.
The birdhouse was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. I love Kat's sense of style and decoration. Anything we required was accessible and I love it that there is a washer and dryer as well.
The location was also prime. It is easy to walk to Congress street or Lady Bird trail. If you have a bicycle, you can ride down to the lake and start the trail from there. You are also close to interstates, multiple grocery stores, the mall and downtown if you wish to drive.
The whole experience with Kat was great, and I would certainly suggest you stay with her during your Austin experience.
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About the Host, Kat
Mommie, Montessori teacher, cat-lover, food-lover, yogini, runner, and artist by trade. If there is anything special you need for your visit do not hesitate to ask.
We hope you enjoy your stay!