But funky in a good way!
Please read the whole description and check availability before you hit "book it". This house is available nightly and for month to month rentals up to 90 days.
I'm a licensed innkeeper in Austin Tx., OL V(phone number hidden). My rates include all local hotel taxes.
The Bouldin neighborhood is one of Austin's hippest areas with plenty of fun things to do and places to eat, drink and be merry. All of the pictures of the Bouldin Neighborhood on Airbnb's site are within 4 blocks of my house. It's a great walking/biking neighborhood and close to many I like to say you're within 3 miles of most anything you would probably want to do in Austin.
This is a 1 bedroom+ studio with 2 beds. 1 bath house (600 sq.ft. on) 1/3 of an acre. Full kitchen, extra linens and towels, coffee maker, microwave. My style is eclectic for sure. I'm an artist and it looks like an artist's home.
Breakdown of how many people:
1-2 people is perfect. 3 is comfortable. 4 is not uncomfortable.
5-6 is doable for instance, 2 kids.
Living room twin with trundle-2 people
Bedroom queen-2 people+twin
A twin can be added-1 person
An air mattress can be added upon request. (the good kind!)
You will share a huge yard with the big house but also have a private courtyard. I live in the big house and this is my guest house. I have 2 small dogs that will hello. Your pets are welcome for an extra charge.
1.5 miles from downtown. Most important is the location.
- 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.
- It takes 10 minutes to get to the convention center by bike.
-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 8 blocks to South Congress. That’s right, THE world famous part of South Congress.
-Across my back fence is Thai Fresh and Thrice coffee house and venue
- 3 blks away is Bouldin Creek Café and Polvo’s Mexican restaurant. -Zilker Park- 1.5 mi.,
-The Long Center-1 mi., and Lady Bird Lake
- This is a great place to be during SXSW as we also have SXS Austin for free everywhere in my neighborhood. And no wristbands!
-During ACL you're 5 min by bike because it's all downhill. Coming home is another thing
- Each person over 2 is $40 except during during F1($75)
-F1 has a 3 night minimum, ACL has a 3/night minimum
-pets are $25/day
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.
Thanks for considering my place!
Laundry room, German beer table.
Interaction with Guests
I will interact with you as much or little as you want. If you just want to ask questions or hear stories, I'm happy to oblige. If not, no problem. I take all social clues from my guests.
Gentrification and property taxes have moved a lot of what others considered "weird" but I've always considered pretty normal, there are still enough Movie stars, rock stars, and vatos to keep things interesting.
The # 5 bus is in front of my house. Walking distance to some of Austin's best restaurants.
Other Things to Note
The Washer and dryer are on the porch of the big house.
-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.
-Respect the guests in the front house as well as other neighbors.
-Keep the farm fence closed.
-absolutely no fires in the pitunder any circumstances.
-The Casita has a specialized plumbing system. It’s imperative that no feminine products be flushed. If this happens, the pump costs $900- $1000 to fix. Repairs will come out of your deposit.
-I don’t lock the door and have always been safe here but you probably should.
Our experience was wonderful! Gigi is a great host and we were well equipped in her bright and happy casita. It was in a perfect location for exploring Austin, and I loved the vibe of such an architecturally eclectic neighborhood!
Gigi was welcoming as soon as we drove into the driveway. The place was just as described, comfortable, colorful, and clean. This was our first Airbnb and will not be our last thanks to Gigi.
Gigi's Funky Guesthouse was perfect for 2 girls staying in Austin. It was beautifully decorated, very clean, and quiet. We loved the neighborhood, as well. Would definitely stay there again.
Wonderful experience! The place was even cuter in person and great for me and my 3 other girlfriends! Fun, funky and fresh! Gigi was so kind, laid-back, and helpful. Definitely recommend this place!
We had a great time at Gigi's place. Checking in was pretty easy, although we had a bit of a hard time figuring out how to open the gate. The guest house was well-appointed and nicely decorated (as you can see from the pictures). Gigi was a great host and her dogs Betty and Repo were very playful. She gave us some good suggestions on places to hit up near the area. The Bouldin Creek neighborhood was fun and laid-back, a good escape from the craziness near 6th street.
We had a fantastic time staying in Gigi's guest house! The space was beautiful and comfortable. The cottage had everything we needed - wifi, lots of extra blankets, and freshly ground coffee :) The location was perfect - a short drive to everything and lots to see and do within walking distance too. Gigi was a very gracious host and her dogs are super cute! If and when I come back to Austin, I'm definitely staying here!
Was great meeting Gigi and her pups! Wonderful location with easy parking, close to downtown and walking distance to a few restaurants serving up local, organic fare. A happy surprise that it only took 12 minutes (driving) to get to UT! The guest house is comfortable with fun decor!
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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.