Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to the Aerie Guesthouse! Centrally located on the East Side of Austin on a quiet street, close to UT and downtown. Two-room, two-story, private guesthouse. Queen bed upstairs and queen sofa bed (with real mattress) downstairs. Walk to campus and the Longhorn football and baseball stadiums, or easily bike to downtown, Rainey St, the great restaurants on Manor Rd, as well as 6th St.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

Welcome to Austin and the Aerie Guesthouse!
The guesthouse is comfortable, quiet, and secure. You can come and go to your own residence. 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 tiled shower; a small closet to hang your clothes; and a food/beverage area with a small fridge, microwave, electric teapot, coffeemaker, coffee, tea, milk, and oatmeal.

The house was built using the very best green materials and lots of local
purple-heart cedar wood. The guesthouse shares the solar electricity we
generate from 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. Our prices include the 9% Austin hotel tax; the 6% state tax is collected by Airbnb when you book. Typically we charge $20/night extra for more than two guests and do offer a 10% discount for week long stays. We do allow dogs, but charge an extra fee of $35/dog per reservation. Please see house rules for information on pets. Keep in mind that we have chickens in a nearby coop just in case your dogs might bark at them! We also have wireless internet.

During events like SXSW, ACL, Formula One, and home UT football
games the prices/night will be higher, but reasonable.

We live close to UT and downtown Austin. 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. The Salty Sow, East Side Cafe, In.gredients, and Hoover’s are also within walking distance and are highly recommended.

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

Interaction with guests

We've lived in Austin for a long time so we can help you navigate the city if you have questions. We'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!

Other things to note

One night stays are welcome during the week but not Friday or Saturday night unless it's less than a week out and we are not booked. Thanks for understanding...

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We ask for reciprocal courtesy and we assume you will let us know if anything we are doing is bothering you and vice versa. If you break something, please let us know and we will work it out. If you have a question about how something works, please call or text.
PARKING : Parking is on the street in front of the house and it's a neighborhood so there is always plenty of room.
PETS: We do allow pets but ask that dogs over 25 lbs be crated when left alone and pets are not allowed on the furniture unless you bring your own towel or blanket for them to lie on. If we find pet hair on the furniture we will have to charge extra for cleaning which will come from the deposit. Sorry to be so strict but it's out of courtesy for the next guests.
What else? The guesthouse has a blow dryer and an iron and ironing board. If you need something, just ask. We are fully equipped but don't want to load you down with all sorts of stuff you don't need.
Firearms, including concealed handguns, of any sort, are not allowed anywhere on the property. Please do not smoke anywhere on the property. As always, let us know how we can make your stay enjoyable.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

415 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
April 2017
Loved this quiet, comfortable place. It was a nice refuge from the crowds and traffic of Austin and the restaurants within walking distance were all very good. Richard made us feel very welcome and gave us some great suggestions. Would definitely stay there again.

Marla User Profile
April 2017

Sara User ProfileSara is a superhost.
April 2017
Nice two-story cabin in a backyard. Very easy and flexible check-in, and good communication with the house manager before that. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, and walking downtown takes about 45 minutes in a fast pace, but there's also a bus really close. Very comfy bed! There's no kitchen, but good for breakfast with a fridge and coffee maker. Good stay!

Kathryn User Profile
April 2017
Very clean, close to great areas in Austin. Richard is friendly and a wealth of info about Austin. He gave excellent food recommendations.

Lorri User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful, private, very clean guesthouse surrounded by greenery. Loft bedroom is very special. Nice neighborhood. Convenient to everything we wanted to see in Austin.

Elizabeth User Profile
March 2017
So great!!

Rhonda User Profile
March 2017
Bed is comfortable but that is it. No chairs in the bedroom to hangout since it's the brightest place. Downstairs has blinds to raise but then you have no privacy from the main home. Shower is unbelievable small compared to the picture. Definitely not a place we would stay again.
Gwen & Richard User ProfileGwen & Richard is a superhost.
Response from Gwen & Richard:
Thank you, Rhonda, for taking the time to review your stay. We'll certainly take into consideration your comments. We appreciate your stay and hope your future experiences are a better fit.
March 2017

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in October 2011
Gwen & Richard User ProfileGwen & Richard is a superhost.

Gwen and Richard are both college professors and love Austin. Richard is very involved in the Austin music scene, and Gwen loves all of what outdoor Austin has to offer. Richard lives full time in the main house and Gwen commutes from Morgantown, WV, where she teaches at West Virginia University. They have two grown sons and a young daughter as well as chickens!

We won't intrude on your life but we will be available if you need us. Richard typically will be available to greet you, answer questions, and make great suggestions on things to do and places to eat.

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.