Centrally located on the East Side of Austin on a quiet street. Newly built with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind, two room, two story, private guesthouse. Queen bed upstairs and queen sofa bed (with real mattress) downstairs. Big yard.
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, microwave, 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, Ingredients, 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 2015.
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 is on the street in front of the house. There is plenty of street parking. 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.
A great place to stay in Austin. Belle and her family are really nice and accommodating people. Their property is quaint, queit, clean, and close to everything you need. You can't go wrong staying here. Thanks Belle!
An excellent place to stay! Belle was very helpful and welcoming. There were three of us: myself, son and grandson and Belle provided a foam mattress for the upstairs floor so we could all have our own bed.
She also provided instant coffee makings and instant oatmeal packages.
We were in Austin for my grandson's preview of University of Texas. The location was ideal: just about a mile from campus and reachable by foot or bus a few blocks away. Lots of food and beverage places within a 10 minute walk.
The property is wonderful and minutes away from the places you want to be. I cannot overstate how easily accessible the city is from this location. You have a lot of choices and alternative routes to access South Congress, the Capital and 6th Street and 45th Street to the north within 15 minutes but you are far enough away that it is peaceful at night.
House was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. Just the right size for us and what we needed. The bed was super comfortable and was nice to wake up to the birds chirping and sun shining.
Belle was great. When we asked her what to do in Austin, and to tell us about the city, she busted out a map and gave a super detailed and great explanation about all different parts of the city. The guest house was beautiful and so cozy. I definitely recommend staying here!
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.