About This Listing
Close to downtown, our sleek, modern private guesthouse sleeps four in 2 bedrooms with shared bathroom. Free parking on street--Do Not Pull Down the Drive! Close yet quiet and secluded. Perks of a 5-star, price of 3-star. We provide a.m. beverages.
Guesthouse is building on the left. Notice how steep the driveway is--don't pull down.
Sleek, clean, new (finished in April, 2014), modern and completely private. The guesthouse has two spacious bedrooms connected by a large bathroom with fridge/ice-maker. (No cooking). If you need a kitchen, check out my other guesthouse listing, www.airbnb.com/rooms/4161216.
Four people will be quite comfortable. Separate entrance from main house.
If the Modern Guesthouse is booked, or if you need a kitchen, please check out my other listing: www.airbnb.com/rooms/4161216, nearby, also a separate guesthouse.
Base price is for 2 people sharing one of the rooms. If two people want both rooms, book it for 3, so the $25/night fee for extra room will be triggered. We provide full coffee and tea service. Refrigerator/ice-maker, iron, private entrance. The two bedrooms in the guesthouse share a large bath. Cable television, hi-speed wi-fi. Use of washer/dryer available. Parking on the street only.
Interaction with Guests
We will be in our separate quarters during guests' stay in the guesthouse. We are available for questions, issues, suggestions about fun stuff to do in Austin but we will not be in your way or nosy.
The guesthouse is less than a mile from Zilker Park (WALK TO ACL) Austin's famous 12 mile hike-and-bike trail, spring-fed Deep Eddy pool, Barton Springs pool, Restaurant Row, and a SUP and boat rental dock. Bike rentals are just about a mile away. Downtown bars and restaurants are about 4 miles away.
Our driveway is steep and curving, so we ask guests to please park on the street. We have had a couple of near disasters with people who parked in our one extra spot and tried to back out of the treacherous driveway. Our street is quiet with very little traffic, so it is perfectly safe to park on the street. We are happy to discuss picking guests up from airport. Cabs, Uber, Lyft and Cars2Go are also available.
Other Things to Note
Architect-designed home completed in April, 2014. Memory foam beds, highest quality sheets and towels, fine shampoo, conditioner, lotion provided, along with hair dryer and iron.
1. Parking on the street only.
2. Smoking is allowed on outside decks only.
3. Pets are negotiable, depending on size, age, and number. We must discuss the pet BEFORE you arrive. You may not just show up with a little dog. We'll provide the bags but you also must pick up after your pet.
4. In the bathroom, you'll find lovely plush white towels for bathing. Please do not use these towels for wiping feet, going to the lakes, or wiping up coffee--grrrr. You'll also find old beach towels and rag towels for taking to the lake or pool, for dirty jobs, wiping feet when it's wet outside, or wiping off the outdoor furniture. Please pay attention to this distinction and don't ruin the nice white towels.
5. Pricing: the base price is for two people sharing one room. If you need both rooms, it's another $25/night even if it's only two people. When you make the rezo, ask for 3 people, so it'll trigger the extra fee.
4. Recycling--we recycle everything-and we'd like our guests to do the same--I frequently have to dig plastic bottles and other recyclables out of the trash after guests leave. Sigh. We provide recycling bins and we think it's important. Plastic, paper, cans--all go in the recycling bins.
We hope our guests will treat our lovely new house just as they would treat their own possessions. Some holiday and special occasion weekends have a three night minimum. Please be sure to check the calendar when booking
Jodi and Fred were magnificent hosts and provided me with everything I needed. They also remained in contact incase I needed anyting else.
The guest house was gorgeous and everything I was looking for. Great neighborhood hidden in the trees and quiet. Jodi and Fred have a great sense of style for their house.
I would definitely stay there again!
What an amazing house!! The place is beautiful as it looks in the photos provided. They had everything provided for us already set up in the rooms and bathroom. The neighborhood is super easy access to downtown which made it easy for us to drive back and forth. I would definitely stay there again if I ever have to travel to Austin ! Thank you again !!
This is one of the most beautiful and elegant homes I have ever seen, set in a quiet neighborhood with an amazing view. The accommodations were incredibly inviting, cozy, and private. Each element was thought through to minute of details: from the large shower to the expansive windows. The perfect weekend getaway; far enough to feel relaxed and rejuvenated, close enough to catch a cab into town for a nice dinner.
Spent a relaxing five days in the Zipp's very wonderful modern guesthouse while visiting Austin for a music festival. What a beautiful neighborhood...like the Beverly Hills of Austin, lush and woody and quiet even though it's only about 10 minutes outside of the city. The guesthouse was super luxe, well-equipped (amazing shower!) and comfortable. The Zipps themselves were great hosts...so helpful and accommodating. I would love to go back when I return to Austin next year!
Our hosts made us feel very welcome. They were gracious and kind, and available.
Wow! What a beautiful space! Loved staying here - awesome beds!! Jodi is amazing!
We had a wonderful experience in Austin at Jodi's guesthouse! It was incredibly clean when we arrived but also very welcoming and comfortable. It is close to everything but it feels tucked away and peaceful. Jodi made sure we had everything we needed and was incredibly accommodating, even letting us check in a couple hours early. She was quick to respond when we had questions and I could not recommend her place more!
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About the Host, Jodi
With all three of our children now grown, my husband, Fred, and I are enjoying the freedom of travel, reading whenever we like, going to movies, eating out at the many great restaurants in Austin, and attempting adventurous new recipes with good friends. We look forward to meeting new people from all over the world with our Guesthouse Zipp Airbnb venture. If I were to summarize my view of life, I think it would be: experiences are better than things.
I am managing the Garden Oasis Guesthouse for my good friends, Yvonne and Tom who own an advertising and marketing company. Their place is gorgeous--5 star living at a 3 star price. They are warm and welcoming so if you choose their Guesthouse you'll be guaranteed a wonderful Austin experience. It's perfect for executives who want a quiet private space for meetings or entertaining.
Easy walk from our place to rent canoes, kayaks, and SUP for fun on Lady Bird Lake.
Another iconic Austin spot for staying cool--walking distance from us. There's lap swimming as well as a beach for little ones to play.
Natural history of Austin and surrounding area, rescued animals, gorgeous shaded trails.
Another great place for SUP, kayaks, canoes, just a little over a mile from us.
Shaded respite, lovely trails, test gardens--roses, Japanese, garden, herbs. Also less than a mile from us.
Hike & Bike Trail, Barton Springs Pool, ACL Music Festival, soccer, Rowing Dock-SUP, kayak, canoe rentals short walk from us
Great live music--less than a mile away--no parking hassles.
Cool spring-fed natural swimming hole--one of the best places to swim in Texas and it's only 1.5 miles from our place.
Best urban trail we know of--walking distance from our property.
One of our favorite seafood restos in Austin--fab roasted brussels sprouts, oysters from both coasts, hip nautical atmosphere.
One of our favorite Tex-Mex restaurants--funky Austin landmark.
We think it's the best fine dining in Austin--special occasion place, worth the expense.
Stand on bridge and watch the bats fly! Largest urban bat colony in North America--very cool.