Awesome tiled-floor room with a new queen bed, mini fridge and two large windows makes this a comfy little place to come back to after a long day of touring Austin or attending a convention.
A spacious ceramic tiled floored private bedroom with a full sized closet and a comfortable memory foam mattress. The two windows fill this room with natural light making it cheery and pleasant.
7 Br/3 Bth House
Wood / Ceramic Tile Floors
New Washer & Dryer
Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances
Central Heat & A/C
Wine & Beer
The Living Room has a dining table, and a comfortable set of maroon leather couches, and a snuggie.
You will have your private room as well as full access to the common areas of the house. You are welcome to use the laundry faculties, also.
Interaction with Guests
I try to spend some time with every guest. Unfortunately, my job takes me out of town quite frequently. My friend Sara helps me take care of the house and is often at the house to welcome my guests. If you have any questions or concerns before, during or after your stay, please feel free to get in touch with either Sara or myself and we will do our absolute best to get your needs taken care of! We are both more than happy to help!
I live in a historically rich, multicultural, quite little neighborhood. Many of the homes were built at the turn-of-the-century in a semi Victorian style which gives the neighborhood a nostalgic charm. It can seem a little rough around the edges, but it has a very "Keep Austin Weird" vibe. It is close enough to downtown to be very convenient while still being far enough away that you don't hear all the noise when you are ready to call it a night!
Austin has quite a few options for getting around. Here are the major options:
Capital Metro - (website hidden)
BCycle - (website hidden)
Car2Go - (website hidden)
Uber - (website hidden)
Lyft - (website hidden)
And of course, you can always walk! Down town has some great things to see, and sometimes the best way to experience that is on foot!
I ask that guests remember that this is not a hotel, and things don't work the exact same in this situation as they do with a large corporation hotel. I ask that everyone use common courtesy and respect and to treat my home how you would expect yours to be treated.
Julia was very accommodating and easy to communicate with, even though we didn't meet in person. The room I stayed in was located outside of the main house which meant it was really cold at night and you had to walk through the backyard to use the bathroom in the main house. If you don't mind a cold room/outdoor trek to the bathroom, then otherwise this place is in a great location. I could easily walk to where I needed to go.
I didn't need to check in with anyone and the directions to access the home and room were straightforward. Very easy. The house was impeccable and looks newly remodeled. Everything was very clean and neat. Spacious rooms, nice big kitchen and the bathrooms were nice as well. My room (#4) didn't have a full length mirror or a mirror for me to do my hair or makeup which I think would help ease up the bathrooms a bit but overall I was very happy with my stay here. The bathrooms were stocked with toilet paper, toiletries and washcloths. My room had two towels and clean sheets. I was very happy to have a small space heater in my room as well. I only used it the first two nights but it warmed the room up nicely. I stayed here to attend a conference going on at the Austin Convention Center. It was about an 8 minute walk in the morning. Very close and I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to stay near downtown Austin.
Overall great stay. Room small,clean,perfect location. Was as described. Housemates were great. Would def use again. Ads can be confusing. Some rooms inside house, some outside detached. Be sure to contact for layout information if this matters to you (detached probably more quiet, but inside easier to restroom).
I visited Austin to see a show on 6th St. I was looking for a relatively inexpensive place within walking distance of the show. This place met my criteria quite well.
1. the transaction was very smooth. I booked the room the day before check in, received comprehensive instructions by email.
2. plentiful street parking.
3. the room was clean, towels and adequate bedding were provided.
4. the location is a short walk from 6th St, which meant I didn't have to worry about finding parking before the show or driving back afterwards.
1. there are only two bathrooms shared between eight double rooms. Both bathrooms were in use when I got up. Frowny face.
2. there is no central air and no window unit. There is a silly little heater which plugs into the wall. I was comfortable enough in February but I don't think I'd want to have to sleep in this room anytime between May and September.
3. my room, #4, shares a bathroom with room #3. The door was locked from the other side but there was no way to secure the door on my side. Also the dividing wall is pretty thin. Frowny face.
4. the neighborhood is best described as "mixed use". Many people might not feel comfortable walking around alone at night.
Once I get settled, the location was great for a Crossfit box, the convention center and 6th street. I was not expecting to have to go outside to use the bathroom, but it worked just fine.
There are several rooms on the property. I stayed in room #4 for one night. The room is small yet efficient. My room was clean, had a comfortable bed, a mini fridge, a small closet with hangers, a night stand with a lamp, an area heater (which was definitely needed at night), and a couple bath towels. The bathroom is inside the main house. So from room #4 you have to walk a couple feet outside to get to it. I had no issue with this as the weather was agreeable. The location was convenient and the neighborhood calm. It took me about a minute to walk up to the Shangri La bar on 6th street. And about 5 minutes to walk into downtown Austin for coffee and breakfast in the morning. I enjoyed the fact that there were others staying there and I got to kick it with some interesting and good people. In my opinion, a big bonus was the keyless entry locks. No keys to worry with, and probably a bit more secure.
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Hey ya'll! My name is Julia, I am a Brazilian and your host for Julia's Bed & Breakfast. I am passionate about opening the city up to people who are new to Austin and for those who are simply coming back for a visit. Music, art, theater, and film are all interests of mine so I keep up with all of the venues and upcoming events happening in town. I love to recommend places to eat (like "Juan in a Million" my personal favorite), things so see (like the bats underneath the South Congress bridge), cocktail bars (like the prohibition style bar "Eastside Showroom"), fun actives (Lake Austin has tons of water related ones to try) and events to attend. I make it a priority to make sure you have a safe, comfortable and enriching stay with us. Please feel free at anytime to contact me with any questions, requests or comments you may have, I would love to hear them, take care!