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Urban Homestead w/ Bikes & Chickens

United StatesTexasAustin
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Come stay in a French-country inspired house walking distance to 6th St, minutes away from Franklin's BBQ (#1 BBQ in US), VIA 313, Veracruz Tacos, Launderette Eat farm fresh eggs from the backyard... my Golden Girls will thank you for being a friend.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pets
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Flexible
Weekend Price: $95 / night


The space

NOTE: If dates are shown as available, don't hesitate to instant book. I keep my calendar up to date. If the dates are not available, message me because I have several other listings.

If you have ever wanted to have backyard chickens or want to see how urban gardening is done in Texas, this is the place to stay! Stay for a long weekend while you visit Austin or make this your landing spot while you get permanently settled into Austin. The house is equipped with full kitchen if you are wanting to cook up some fresh eggs from the chickens for breakfast.

One bedrooms, with full bed will accommodate up to two people comfortably. I have a second guest room if you have more people in your party. I also rent entire house (4 bedrooms) to parties of 6+ people. See listings under my profile.

Take the bikes for spin around Lady Bird Lake or relax in the backyard with the chickens Dixie, Delta Burke, Blanche, & Rose (named after favorite sitcoms Golden Girls and Designing Women).

Guest access

Guest bedroom with full bed
Guest bathroom with essential toiletries
Living Room for relaxing
Central HVAC
Washer & Dryer (or Line Dry)
Hi-speed Wireless Internet
Large equipped kitchen (I love to cook and have all the utensils you could ever need)
Kitchen stocked with staples
Fresh Eggs from Chickens for breakfast
Seasonal greens in the garden
Free Parking at house in driveway or on street.

Interaction with guests

I live in the house and love to share it with friends and strangers alike. I have lived in Austin for 12 years and my house is perfect for someone looking to live like a local. I will be happy to give you as much privacy or as much interaction and recommendations as you like.

The neighborhood

The house is on a quiet street in East Austin between 11th and 12th on Comal. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, shopping and groceries nearby. The location is a 5 minute cab ride, or 15-20 minutes biking & walking distance to downtown, the university, local eateries, bars and food trailers: Franklin BBQ, Hillside Farmacy, East Side Pies, East End Wines, Eastside King, Qui, (Paul Qui winner of Top Chef), and more... See my neighborhood guide here:

Getting around

Free Parking at house in driveway or on street.

CAB/RideShare: $7 to downtown (Fare, Fasten, RideAustin are recommended alternatives to Uber/Lyft

WALK : 1 mile to downtown 6th st.

BUS: 2 bus routes are a few blocks away will take you downtown for $1.50 one-way or $2 for day pass.

BIKES: I have 4 bikes available to use for free. 2 mountain, 1 hybrid, 1 road (single gear). All for smaller people 5'2" to 6 ft. I also have locks, helmets, and lights. Must sign waiver if you borrow bikes.

Other things to note

Dates not available? Don't hesitate to inquire. I have 2 listings and may have room available.

This listing is operating with a City of Austin STR License # OL 015229

House Rules
Check-in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day).

I'm flexible with check-in and check-out but prefer the typical times 2 pm/11am.

If you borrow the bikes you must sign a waiver. Bikes must be locked up when not attended to. I provide bike locks and helmets.

House is quiet after 10 pm but we are open to having late night guests or even impromptu dance parties in the living room.

1 night minimum stay

Your Host



Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in July 2011

I love sharing my home with friends and strangers alike. I've lived in Austin for 13 years and am happy to point you to spots off the beaten path (Cathedral of Junk) to the sparkling jewels in the middle of the city (Barton Springs). I'm a User-Experience Designer for a Clean Tech/Energy Management start-up. I love the challenge and rewards of conserving in all aspects of life. I enjoy bike riding, brewing and drinking craft beer, gardening, petting my chickens, sewing and DIY projects, seeing live music, traveling, and eating great food. I've only been to 13 countries and 25 states. I most recently spent a few months in Hawaii living off grid on a living farm that is doing reforestation on the Big Island.

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