Austin Artist's Hm. in Hippest Area


Entire bungalow hosted by Gigi

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
My home was 1 of 6 featured in Tribeza magazine on Austin vacation rentals and I think you will love it. It's in a wonderful part of town where you can walk and enjoy many of Austin's favorite places. Welcome!

The space
Please read the whole description before checking availability. Rates change during special events. The pet fee is $25/day and don't surprise me. Please let me know if you're bringing a dog.
This property has been most often described as the real Austin deal.
I've hosted weddings, commercials, music videos, historic documentaries commercial photo shoots, house concerts, vinyl listening parties, 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. The space includes four areas suitable for remote working and also includes ample social distancing meeting areas. 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. 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.
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 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. 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 Boston Terrier 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,
2nd bedroom has a double bed and a twin
twin couch in the living rm
Another twin is available and can be added to the music rm.
Air mattress

$ Stuff:
- More than 2 people on a regular night is $50 per person. Children under three are free.
- The $90 (total)cleaning fee is paid to a crew that cleans before and after your stay.
-Pets are $25/day per animal.
-Group events with over 10 guests have to be approved and may have additional fees. For example, family dinners are fine but wedding parties, photo shoots, some cocktail parties etc. would be subject to fees.
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.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 247 reviews


Where you’ll be

Austin, Texas, United States

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.

Hosted by Gigi

  1. Joined in February 2012
  • 605 Reviews
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I'm an "old school Austin" native. I'm a natural raconteur and love nothing more than meeting people from other cultures. I love all creatures with 4 legs but especially canines. I'm an artist and all the cliches that apply. Live music and politics are my passion.
I'm an "old school Austin" native. I'm a natural raconteur and love nothing more than meeting people from other cultures. I love all creatures with 4 legs but especially canines. I…

During your stay

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

Gigi is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $600

Cancellation policy