Aerie Guest House Central Austin

House - Entire home/apt · Maple Avenue, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Your host, Belle
207 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Welcome to Austin and the Aerie Guesthouse.

The guesthouse is comfortable, private, and you can come and go on your own. Quiet, clean and secure.

In the second story bedroom you will be up high with windows all around and a view of sky and trees. It is very private and peaceful. The queen-sized bed has a comfortable mattress.

The downstairs has a living room with a comfortable sleeper sofa (and a normal queen-sized mattress-- not a futon) a full bathroom with shower, a small fridge, a table with electric teapot, coffee and tea, and a small closet where you can hang your clothes.

The house was built using the very best green products and lots of local purple heart cedar wood. The addition shares the solar electricity we generate on panels on the main house. Energy efficient "mini-splits" heat and cool the upstairs and downstairs separately so you will be comfortable no matter what the outside temperature.

Pricing depends on how many people will be staying and how many beds need to be prepared. Typically I charge $20/night extra for more than two guests. For nonevent weekdays the regular price is $75/night and $85/night on Friday and Saturday. There are no additional charges for cleaning or a security deposit. During events like SXSW, ACL and Nascar, prices/night will be higher, but not ridiculous!

We live close to UT and downtown Austin on the East side. We are within easy walking distance of several coffee shops -- Bennu's on MLK, Thunderbird on Manor Rd and one of the best Taco/Mexican food outdoor restaurants in Austin -- El Chilitos on Manor. East Side Cafe and Hoovers are also within walking distance and are highly recommended.

Two bus lines come within 2 blocks of the house, #18 and #320.

We have two bikes (mid sized Specialized) available for your use at no charge. Just let us know and we will set you up with a lock and a helmet if you need one.

We will give you the password to use our wireless.

We will consider a request to bring a dog or cat.

Interaction with Guests

We've lived at this residence since 2003 and in Austin since 1995 so we can help you navigate Austin if you have questions. I've linked a "guidebook" with many of our favorite eating and walking places. We've done a lot of traveling around the world and have stayed in B&Bs and Airbnbs so we've been the beneficiaries of wonderful hospitality and are happy to be your hosts. We will also respect your privacy and never intrude, either on your space or your time. As hosts who own and live on the property we try to be welcoming and responsive but not overbearing or fussy. Enjoy the unique Aerie and Austin!

Austin Short Term Rental permit 2013097151OL currently valid thru mid September 2014.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Belle was a lovely host. The guest house is charming and the location is just far enough from downtown for an enjoyable bike ride!

    May 2014
  • Great cottage with a wonderful serenity from the top floor! We would for sure stay here again. Belle was available and easy to communicate with and everything was even better than expected or listed.

    May 2014
  • Belle was the perfect AirB&B hostess with a gorgeous getaway tucked behind her main house. We barely even saw her as I think our schedules were different most of the trip. We loved that she put cold water in the fridge for us and the bed in the loft was ideally comfy. Quietest air conditioning units ever too. Would definitely would stay there again should I find myself in Austin!

    May 2014
  • Our stay at the Aerie Guesthouse was short, but a great one. The neighborhood is great and we were close to everything! Belle was very sweet and I was absolutely fell in love with her home. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed all the natural lighting, especially in the morning. We will definitely be back!

    April 2014
  • The place was perfect and Belle was extremely warm and accommodating. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    April 2014
  • Belle was a sweet host, and the location is awesome. Within running/biking distance of really cool stuff, and WALKING distance of great, hyper local BBQ. We liked the space, especially, the bedroom which is beautifully sky-lit. Definitely recommend if you're in Austin.

    April 2014
  • We loved staying here! The guest house was lovely and Belle was extremely accommodating, while maintaining a sense of privacy. The location was ideal, with easy access to eastside bars and restaurants, as well as downtown. We had two guests, upstairs and downstairs, and the sleeper sofa downstairs was very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • Our initial plan was to go camping, however the forecast called for rain all day. We made a late reservation Tuesday night for Wednesday and Belle was very punctual in responding to our requests and accommodating us on such short notice. The guest house is even better than the pictures. Really nice windows and very clean, comfortable place to stay. Cute chickens next door. We would definitely recommend and stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Belle is a lovely, accommodating and laid-back host. The home is located near some of our favorite Austin spots along Manor Ave., and a short bike ride from East sixth and downtown, as well as just a few minutes to the UT campus. The house is a bit sparse but perfect for a few night's stay, with coffee and tea provided, as well as a microwave and mini-fridge. We were able to bring our dog who had a blast playing in their yard with their little dog, Sparky. The home is in excellent condition and it is a real treat to stay in. It does get bright in the mornings, however, as there are no curtains to block ut the sunlight. o

    March 2014
  • Adorable place - clean, well insulated & quiet. Belle was flexible and considerate. We'd totally stay there again.
    Our kids loved the chickens, dog & cat outside but if your little ones are still wobbly the inside stairs might be a bit steep.

    March 2014
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Williams College, Bank Street College of Education, Harvard University
I am a writer working on a book about a homesteading community in northwest Colorado. I grew up in Colorado but I have lived and worked in West Virginia and now Texas. I've traveled to many parts of the world -- Russia and Syria to visit my daughters when they were studying abroad, Japan, Chile, Europe, Mexico and we've all been to Guatemala many times. I have two grown daughters and an 11 year-old daughter who is in 6th grade. My husband is works for a national conservation organization. We spend a lot of time outdoors -- walking, biking, canoeing. We also love to build things and did much of the work on the Aerie ourselves. We've traveled enough to appreciate hospitality and how people can make you feel comfortable and at home. We won't intrude on your life but we will be available if you need us.
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