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.
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).
Renters have access to:
• 1 BEDROOM (available for one or two people)
• CLEAN BLANKETS, SHEETS, and TOWELS
• BIKE WITH LOCK, LIGHTS & AUSTIN BIKE MAP
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.
• WASHING MACHINE
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.
• LIVING ROOM/PORCH AREA
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.
• BACKYARD HANGOUT AREA
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.
THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR YOU IF:
• 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)
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.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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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.