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Room + Bike in Cozy Hyde Park House
Room + Bike in Cozy Hyde Park House

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

This is a basic bedroom in our cozy Austin house (located in the Hyde Park/North Loop area). It offers easy access to shops and restaurants, a short bus ride to downtown, and a free bike for adventuring around the city.

The space

You'll be renting a bedroom in our house. It has a comfortable bed, a nice rolltop desk, a night stand, a dresser, and a few hangers for clothes. The room has three windows, so it lets in lots of natural light if you open the curtains. It is just down the hall from the bathroom, which is shared with the rest of the household. Usually it's just Miguel and I, but sometimes we have friends or other guests in the extra spare room (we'll always let you know if that is the case).

Guest access

Renters have access to:
• 1 BEDROOM (available for one or two people)
We think that the best way to enjoy Austin is by bicycle and we have several bikes to choose from. They may not be the nicest, fanciest bikes, but they'll get you where you need to go. Most people who borrow them are happy with them.
We have a washing machine/dryer that you're welcome to use.
You're welcome to help yourself to coffee, tea, and whatever breakfast materials we happen to have at the moment (fruit, bread, jams, granola, etc.)
We have lots of pots, pans, utensils, and spices for those who want to cook meals at the house. We also love cooking and if you stay with us long enough, you'll likely be invited to share a meal with us.
We like to think of our place as one big compound where everyone shares the communal spaces (living/porch/backyard areas) and everyone feels welcome, so definitely don't feel like you have to spend all your time in the room. We have a cozy living room and a big, screened-in back porch - perfect for reading, bird watching, or just relaxing.
We have a massive backyard with a garden, bbq pit, picnic tables, hammocks, and hang out area. If you feel like hanging out in the yard and soaking up some sunshine, feel free.

Interaction with guests

If you're someone who likes to keep to yourself, you'll have all the privacy you want in your room. The house is often pretty quiet during the week and we tend to keep busy, so minimal interaction with us is absolutely fine. We keep the common areas clean, and we're always respectful of our guests and their personal space.

If you're into a more social atmosphere, that's cool too. Some weeks are quieter than others, but you're certainly welcome to join in on anything we end up doing while your'e in town. We also sometimes have people over for dinner, movies, backyard bonfires, and other gatherings.

We want to make sure that those who stay with us feel comfortable and welcome, so if there's anything you need, just ask! We're happy to answer any questions or recommend things for you to do!

Other things to note

We love our happy home, feel it’s a great representation of Austin, and enjoy sharing it with people who will appreciate it too. That said, we know our house is not for everyone. We’ve shared our home with quite a few people over the years, so we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Please read below to make sure our place is a good fit for you, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

• You’re looking for an old, unconventional Austin house with a lot of character in a fun, friendly environment
• You're laid back, easy to get along with, and would rather stay with local Austinites than in a hotel
• You have a complete profile (THAT IS YOUR PROFILE) with a photo and are willing to send us a sincere, personalized request (if we're going to open up our house to you, we want to know who you are)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules

We're pretty laid back, but here are some house rules we expect all guests to follow. It's a compilation of things we've encountered after years of hosting.

-Check-in/check-out times are usually very flexible, but please let us know in advance what to expect. This helps us plan our day and to make sure we have enough time to clean the room before/after other guests.
-Smoking is not allowed indoors.
-Please wash you dishes. This is important because we use the kitchen constantly.
-Don't bring other people to the house unless you clear it with us first (this includes pets, strangers from the bar, etc. If you book as one person, you should arrive as one person.)
-If you borrow a bike, please take good care of it. Bikes locked downtown overnight can easily be stolen, so it is your responsibility to bring the bike back to the house. Same goes for bike lights. Please take them off the bike when parked so they don't get stolen.



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Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

49 Reviews

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Helena User Profile
January 2017
I had a fabulous time staying with Cristen and Miguel. They were so kind and did everything they could to make my month there cozy and fun.

Chris User Profile
November 2016
If you are ever fortunate enough to get a chance to meet these folks and to stay in their place, I strongly suggest it! My stay could not have been more perfect from soup to nuts. Highly recommend!

Miguel User Profile
November 2016
My stay at Cristen & Miguel was simply perfect, they arranged everything for a nice weekend and were always available if needed. Super recomendable!

Alice User Profile
October 2016
Cristen and Miguel were both really sweet and generous. They shared their home cooked meals with me and made me feel very welcomed. I got just the right amount of privacy and socializing. I enjoyed my stay!

Kim User Profile
October 2016
Cristen and Miguel provided an excellent stay in Austin. They were incredibly friendly and hospitable. The neighborhood is a bit further from downtown, but a quick walk to multiple bus stations puts you wherever you could want to be. Having access to a bike was wonderful for getting around, as well. Austin is a very bike friendly town, providing various bike routes and lanes.

Sandrine User Profile
September 2016
I stayed with Cristen and Miguel for six weeks and couldn't have asked for better hosts! The house is lovely, full of character and in a calm location close to coffee shops, supermarkets and within an easy bike ride to campus. Cristen and Miguel were incredibly helpful, going above and beyond what you'd expect from hosts to make me comfortable and provide anything I could possibly need. Can't recommend these two highly enough!

Aditi User Profile
June 2016
I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Cristen and Miguel's. They were great hosts; I really enjoyed talking to them and hope our paths cross again some day. The house was charming, comfortable and clean. I was in Austin for a conference at UT, and the location was very good for getting to UT as well as downtown by bus. The room was perfect — I had a lot of work to do and I was glad for the desk, chair, and quiet. If I were ever to return to Austin, I'd definitely want to stay here again.

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2010
Cristen User ProfileCristen is a superhost.

I like gardening, cooking, reading, being outdoors, working on various crafty endeavors, and taking advantage of all the amazing events and live music in our city. I've been in Austin my whole life and I can't seem to leave. That said, I love to travel and I've spent time in many different places around the world. I work as a freelance educational writer and spend most of my time during the week working in the office room of our house or at a coffee shop nearby. I'm the one who manages our Airbnb listing, but I live with my partner, Miguel, and Catbus, an orange cat who adopted us a few years ago. Miguel works at a Mediterranean cafe, and also does screen printing, carpentry, and landscaping work. We both love meeting new people and opening up our home to fun folks who need a short-term place to stay in Austin. We live a pretty communal lifestyle and are used to sharing our living space with other people.

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