Austin Artist's Hm. in Hippest Area

United StatesTexasAustin
Entire home/apt
6 Guests
2 Bedrooms
6 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

My home was 1 of 6 featured in Tribeza magazine on Austin vacation rentals. Welcome!

The famous porch.

The famous porch.

The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $600
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Please read the whole description before checking availability. Rates change during special events and certain months.. I'm a licensed innkeeper in Austin Tx., OL V(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Rates include all local hotel taxes.

This property has been most often described as the real Austin deal.
I've hosted weddings,commercials, music videos, commercial photo shoots, house concerts, graduations, wrap parties, fundraisers, “after-the-gig" salons and the infamous “1st Sunday Potluck" every month for 10 years. If walls could talk they'd tell you to come on in pull up a chair and have a good time.
This is a 2 bedroom 1 bath house on 1/3 of an acre, 1.25 miles from downtown. My decorating style is eclectic and artsy. Or as my grandmother calls it, “Early Garage Sale"! My art studio is on the property as well as a 600 sq. ft apartment. Plenty of privacy between both. It's also on Airbnb. The apt sleeps 5. The whole compound is also available for big parties. And then there's “The Porch". I'm proud to say it's inspired songs and paintings. Someone showed up one time with a painting of my porch as a hostess present. It's a wrap-around that's 14' wide on the North side.
in Austin.
The Bouldin neighborhood is walkable and one of Austin's hippest areas with plenty to do and places to shop, eat, drink and be merry. All of the pictures of the Bouldin Neighborhood on Airbnb's site, are within 4 blocks from my home. It's a great walking/biking neighborhood and very close to many things. It has a walk score of 83 out of 100 ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) walk score) I like to say you're within 3 miles of most anything you would probably want to do in Austin.
Important info for ACL and SXSW, and F1 attendees is the house is super close to the center of the action. It takes 10 minutes to get to the convention center by bike. Coming home is uphill, so it's more like 15. The #5 bus is 20 yds. from my door. I'm 2 blocks from S. Lamar- lots of venues and restaurants. 4 blocks from South 1st-lots of trendy food trailers and restaurants and boutiques. And 8 blocks to the now world famous South Congress Ave. A stones throw from my property is Thai Fresh and Thrice coffee house and venue. It's a short walk Bouldin Creek Cafe, El Chile, Magnolia Cafe,the original Torchy's Tacos, Polvo's and otherAustin Institutions. Zilker Park- 1.5 mi., The Long Center-1 mi., Convention Center- 2 mi, Capitol 2.5 mi.

Other Stuff;
-Occasionally I'll be on the property with my terriers and will stay in my studio.
- It's a 15 drive to Circuit of the Americas racetrack which hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
- The house is about 10-15 minutes from the airport and is a cheap taxi ride. Uber is cheaper.
- On official City of Austin bike path. Part of an extensive inner city trail.
- #5 Bus is right next to my house
- kitty- corner from Twin Oaks Library
- Corner store is behind my house. HEB is .75 mi and Whole Foods is 1.5 mi.
- Yo hablo Espanol!

The breakdown of how many people:
The house is priced for 2 but it can hold up to 6 -8 people. Up to 6 is comfortable.
Master bedroom-Queen bed, 2 people
2nd bedroom has a double bed, 2 people
twin couch in the living rm., 1 person
Another twin is available and can be added to the music rm.
1 person
Air mattress, 1 person

$ Stuff:
- More than 2 people on a regular night is $50 per person.
- The $100 (total)cleaning fee is paid to a crew that cleans before and after your stay.
-Pets are $25/day per animal.
I'm an Austin native and a wealth of resources and information. Knowing a local is like gold when you're traveling so ask anything. I want to show you why Austin is the best place in the world to have fun and see great music.

Guest Access

Laundry room, picnic table.

Interaction with Guests

However much or little you want to interact is fine with me. I'll follow your lead. :)

The Neighborhood

Gentrification and property taxes have moved out a lot of what others considered "weird" but I've always considered pretty normal. There are still enough movie stars, rock stars, and hipsters to keep things interesting. They are the new "weird" or "normal". However you want to look at it.

Getting Around

Bus in front of my house. Walk to some of the best restaurants in Austin.

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House Rules

-No smoking inside. The security deposit will be withheld for smoking inside the house. There are ashtrays provided outside. No butts in the yard. Bag the butts when you put them in the big trash. I'm very serious about enforcing the no smoking fine.
-Respect the guests in the front house as well as other neighbors.
-Keep the farm fence closed. When I have to stay in my studio my 2 terriers will be here. The are harmless but the brown one escapes. You can park inside the gate if you have more than 2 cars.
-Please no parties (other than booked guests) unless we talk first.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher

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Austin Artist's Hm. in Hippest Area

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Austin, Texas, United States
Member since February 2012


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