SOCO Artist's Funky Guesthouse

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

My home was featured in Tribeza magazine on unique vacation rentals in Austin. Enjoy your peek.

The space

But funky in a good way!

Please read the whole description and check availability before you hit "book it". There are price changes for special events. 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.

One of the best things about my listing is the location
-1.5 miles from downtown.
- 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 uber ride.
- It takes 10 minutes to get to the convention center by bike.
-The #5 bus is next door from me
- 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!

Money Stuff:
-Each person over 2 During SXSW is $100
- Each person over 2 is $35 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!

Guest access

Laundry room

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. Sometimes I stay in my studio, sometimes I'm gone.

Other things to note

The washer and dryer are on the porch of the big house.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $350
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $135 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

-No smoking inside. The security deposit will be withheld for smoking inside the house. There are ashtrays provided outside. No butts in the yard.
-Respect the guests in the front house as well as other neighbors.
-Keep the farm fence closed.
-absolutely no fires in the pit under any circumstances.
-The Casita has a specialized plumbing system. It’s imperative that no feminine products be flushed. If this happens, the pump costs $(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) to fix. Repairs will come out of your deposit.
-I don’t
-This is a sanctuary, not a party house. Anyone that isn't a guest can't hang out all day or spend the night.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

184 Reviews

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Freddie User Profile
May 2017
Super hospitable! Dog friendly was a huge plus for me. Also, we had some changes last min and GiGi was very accommodating. Loved the house!

Michelle User Profile
May 2017
This was our first trip to Austin to attend PaleoFX and Gigi's place was perfect! Located in the quiet, yet centrally located Austin SOCO area. The bed was so comfortable and the decor so colorful! Met Gigi when we first arrived and she let us know if we needed anything to let her know. We also got to enjoy listening to a good ol' Texas rainstorm on the tin roof ~~ loved it! We enjoyed this airbnb location very much!!

Suzanne User Profile
May 2017
If you're looking for the PERFECT home base for an authentic South Austin experience, look no further. I'd go so far as to say this guesthouse was my favorite AirBnB to date, anywhere! Gigi was a friendly an accessible host, who greeted us at check-in and helped us with luggage. The guesthouse was clean, private, and well-appointed, and the eclectic decor just made me happy! The neighborhood is ideal... close to all the "cool" Austin attractions, yet still residential. Beds were extremely comfortable and there was an ample supply of towels and pillows and extra bedding. Can't recommend this place enough. Thanks again, Gigi - I hope to be back someday!

Peter User Profile
May 2017
Really pretty place, plenty of parking outside.

Kristen User Profile
April 2017
GiGi's place was perfect for our long weekend in Austin. It's in a great location-a quick to walk to awesome food/drinks, and a short ride into downtown. GiGi greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a quick run down of her place. Everything was super clean and her style is fantastic. The place was quiet and private-feeling, even though there are so many opportunities for entertainment so close by.

Jerry User Profile
April 2017
Gigi has a fun and vibrant place; it very much fits my personality. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful and cozy home. I will come back again. Cheers.

Kurt User Profile
April 2017
Nice place. Loved the yard. We would stay here again.
Gigi User ProfileGigi is a superhost.
Response from Gigi:
A really nice guy.
April 2017

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2012
Gigi User ProfileGigi is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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