About This Listing
Get away to a quiet, hill country retreat just minutes west of Austin. Whether you want to explore the Austin music scene or enjoy a Hill Country winery tour, we are perfectly located for the best of both worlds.
Our 400 sq ft studio apartment is on the second floor above the attached garage, so must be able to use stairs. A full bath with walk-in shower is located at base of stairs. You will enjoy a private entrance and garage parking for your stay. The studio suite includes a king-sized bed, sitting area with cable TV, Wi-Fi, breakfast nook, a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and bottled water. Continental breakfast items will be provided and a full breakfast is available on request. Several restaurants are available within a 5 minute drive, with groceries and other shopping within 10 minutes. Easy day trips include hiking at Pedernales State Park, the Hamilton Pool Reserve, LBJ Ranch at Johnson City, Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, area Lakes (Inks, LBJ or Travis), many local wineries, and the Riverwalk in San Antonio.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the front and back porches, beautiful patio area and 2-acre property. Enjoy deer watching from the front porch swing, listen to the back yard fountain, nap in the hammock; unwind in the outdoor hot tub or by an evening fire (weather permitting).
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting our guests and will be home during their stay. We respect their privacy and those who desire a quiet get-away.
We are located in the "Heritage Oaks" neighborhood, named for its stately Oak trees. It is a beautiful area with a country feel of homes on 2-5 acres with gently rolling hills and Hill Country views. Its a perfect place to enjoy walking with a chance to meet the local deer and wildlife.
There is no public transportation; a car is needed.
The space is designed for two adults only, so we do not allow children or pets. We request no smoking in or near the building, and no loud noise after 12 a.m.
I had a wonderful time at Pam and Mark's. They made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable in their home. She had delicious banana bread and other goodies in our room. She cooked a wonderful breakfast for us in the morning. The hot tub was so cozy at night. We will definitely be back!
We had a wonderful time at the Firle's house in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The room was perfect and everything was impeccably clean. They also fixed a fabulous breakfast. They were very accommodating to our schedule and were very helpful. We enjoyed our stay with them very much!
Wow. Our stay with Mark and Pam far exceeded our already high expectations.
Their home is immaculate, clean, and welcoming. The backyard is gorgeously landscaped. I cozied up in their rope hammock and listened to the gentle bubbling of the fountain and mellow notes of the windchimes. Our over-the-garage apartment was fresh, well-stocked (juice, coffee, hot tea, DELICIOUS homemade banana bread, fruit), and cozy.
This was not at all a problem for us, but the bathroom is not truly private. It is located at the bottom of the stairs by the garage and the kitchen. While they keep their kitchen hidden with a screen, you definitely want to be fully dressed coming into and out of your bathroom.
We woke up to freshly prepared breakfast each morning, and Mark and Pam welcomed us at their own breakfast table. We felt like part of the family. Such a sweet, fun couple! We will definitely be staying here again.
Pam and Mark's place was absolutely beautiful, quiet, and a completely pleasant experience. I am an Airbnb host myself and found Pam and Mark to be the perfect hosts and so thoughtful--from the breakfast that awaited us outside the room our first morning to the appetizer plate they brought up the stairs for me one evening at dinner time. The stay is private, yet they are always available if you need anything. Their house was in a perfect location (short drive to active parts of Austin), and between the deer on the front lawn to the hot tub in back, I highly recommend staying with Pam and Mark. If my travels take me to Austin again, I will be sure to book with them again.
Wonderful neighborhood with large homes on large lots. The house was beautiful with a great front and back yard, and the description undersold this house if anything. The room is spacious with a comfortable bed, tv, mini-fridge, large walk in closet, seating area, and anything you could need. Pam and Mark were very nice and easy to talk to, but they allow you any privacy you desire. A hot breakfast is offered and I would suggest taking them up on it. We were able to use the hot tub and loved it. We will happily stay here again in the future. Don't get discouraged as the house numbers are not in order on the street, but you won't have any trouble finding the house.
Pam was awesome! Loved the stay, everything was perfect. Great room, awesome breakfast and beautiful neighborhood. Strongly recommend her place for a weekend stay..