The house 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. For nonevent weekdays the regular price is $65/night and $75/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 is also within walking distance and is highly recommended. Two bus lines come within 2 blocks of the house, #18 and #320.
The downstairs is handicapped accessible and the bathroom has grab bars. The shower has a 4" lip -- easy to step over.
We will give you the password to use our wireless.
You will have access to the entire property, including our large fenced yard.
We will consider a request to bring a dog or cat.
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 (phone number hidden)OL currently valid thru mid September 2014.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|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|
Was in town for SXSWedu and needed a place to stay. Belle's place was very cozy and comfortable. Quick 10-minute cab ride to downtown Austin, no problem. There is also a bus there. Belle was very hospitable and I would definitely stay here again.
We loved staying in the Aerie guest house! Belle and her family were very accommodating and the chickens were awesome. The guesthouse is really comfortable, beautifully designed and efficiently built. The location was convenient to get to Downtown and East Side restaurants and bars but in a quiet neighborhood. We definitely recommend this stay!
What a wonderful guesthouse! Clean, simple yet cozy and equipped with everything one would need, down to corkscrews and mini fridge. The bed was really comfortable. Waking up in the upstairs room is like a dream in itself.
I didn't get to meet Belle, but she was always available and responsive via text. We had even left a pair of shoes behind when we checked out and Belle contacted me right away so we were able to pick them up.
Highly recommend and will definitely try to book this place again next time I'm in Austin!
Staying at the Aerie guest house was such a treat + the host, Belle is lovely to work with. The house was exceptionally clean, neat + tidy and it is so charming. The upstairs bedroom felt as if I were sleeping in a treehouse. It was so peaceful + relaxing. I came into Austin visiting from NYC because I am considering moving to Austin + I wanted a local experience + it was perfect...exactly what I was looking for. Belle responds to emails + text right away and was very helpful. The location is also great. It is very quick to downtown and central Austin. It seems a 15 minute drive or less will get you anywhere you need to be. Parking is easy and available right outside of the main house too. There are also so many great shops + restos close to the house in the East Austin neighborhood, which I really loved. I will certainly stay here again + I had such a blast in Austin. Thank you, Belle! :)
Yet another wonderful stay in the Aerie Guest House! The space is serene, comfortable, charming and a welcome break from an impersonal, noisy hotel. Belle and Allan have provided many amenities to make it as homey as possible, and you couldn't ask for a more soothing space to wake up in each morning than the upstairs bed. Thanks again for a great visit to Austin.
Staying here certainly added to our enjoyment of Austin. The house was quiet, clean and private. The upper floor has a great open feel to it! Although we didn't get the pleasure of meeting Belle, the chickens and cat all greeted us each morning and evening.
The location is perfect. It is close to the university and downtown and there are a number of great restaurants/bars/cafes all within walking distance.
If we return to Austin, we will certainly stay here again!
Loved this place. Cute, clean and quiet. Comfy bed and nice and simple decor. Perfect place to get away for a few nights. I wanna go back!
Belle's apartment is a very special spot to wake up. From the second floor you feel like you're in a bird house. Lovely and with everything you need. Also very easy with communication and location. Recommend.
A great guesthouse and a great host. Belle was very helpful for any inquiries and mindful of your privacy as well. Clean, tons of natural light. Very cool space with the upstairs bedroom loft. Close to a great cafe (Bennu) and good restaurants. Quiet neighborhood and easy access with public transit to anywhere (download the tripmate Austin lite app for all transit info). Great price and place indeed!
Cute little guest house, convenient location, friendly owner, would for sure visit again!