Spare bedroom, 30 min from downtown

House - Private room · Cochise Trail, Austin, TX 78733, United States

Spare room with two twin trundle beds in WestLake Hills area. You'll need your own transportation out this way, but it's a beautiful drive and honestly not any longer than you'll spend in the car in gridlock highway traffic from other parts of Austin

The Space

We live in a 2/1 house, and we sometimes rent out our spare bedroom. The house is in the "foothills" of the Hill Country--really nice scenery. We have a big backyard and a twin sized bed with a second trundle bed under it. The bathroom is beautiful. There is wireless internet as well as a fine collection of classic video game systems you are welcome to play. We can provide sheets and towels and advice. We love to host!

We have four cats. They're wonderful cats, but this probably isn't the place for you if you're severely allergic. We have a super-duper Austin Air brand filter in the spare room, so if you're just slightly allergic, you'll be fine at night.

The drive to downtown is a very pretty 25/30 minutes (35/40 with traffic), and we can tell you a really pleasant shortcut as well as parking tips for SXSW and other Austin events. It's about a 45 minute drive without major traffic to the Formula One racetrack.

Guest Access

You are welcome to use our fridge/kitchen and washer/dryer. We don't have cable on our TV, but if you're here for SXSW, your entertainment needs are probably being met.

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as you want. I (Carrie) work at home currently so I'm around to ask stuff, but I respect privacy and a need to be alone for sure because I have that need myself when traveling.

The Neighborhood

It's a great neighborhood for biking and walking around. It's less than a mile to the "lake" front.

Getting around

Unfortunately, the West Lake neighborhood (rich folks) is between us and downtown so this is the one corridor of Austin with no public transport currently or planned.

Other Things to Note

See main listing about cats...

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
  • Not much to say really, Carrie and her husband were very welcoming and I thank them for letting me stay in their home during SXSW. I mostly spent my days (and late nights) in downtown Austin and only slept at their place just to crash for a few hours LOL.

    It's probably important to add she was very accommodating and even put an air filter in my room.

    March 2012
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I grew up in New Orleans, but have lived in Austin for 7 years. I like to travel--the picture is of me in Nepal. I love animals and foster cats and dogs on occasion, in addition to raising my own clowder.
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