About this listing
I'm now a licensed innkeeper in Austin Tx. 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. I I like to say you're within 3 miles of most anything you would probably want to do here.
I’m a working artist and avid live music fan. My house has hosted weddings, house concerts, commercial film shoots, music videos, 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 property has been most often described as the real Austin deal.
This is a 2 bedroom 1 bath house on 1/3 of an acre, 1.5 miles from downtown. My decorating style is eclectic and artsy. Or as my grandmother calls it, “Early Garage Sale”!
The room has 1 twin and 1 double bed. So 3 people can fit in the room.
Most important to SXSW attendees is the house is super close to the center of SXSW action. It takes 10 minutes to get to the convention center by bike. Coming home is uphill, so it's more like 15. 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 South Congress. A stones throw from my property is Thai Fresh and Thrice coffee house and venue. 3 blks away is Bouldin Creek Café and Polvo’s Mexican restaurant. Zilker Park- 2 mi., The Long Center-1 mi., Convention Center- 2 mi, Capitol 3 mi.
-this room now has a double bed with a single added upon request.
- I'm right on the official City of Austin bike bath. It's extensive.
- #5 Bus is right next to my house
- It's good for events but there is an extra charge
- Kitty- corner from Twin Oaks Library
- Corner store is behind my house but HEB is .75 mi and Whole Foods is 1.5 mi.
-Yo hablo Espanol!
-The house is about 10-15 minutes from tihe airport and is a cheap taxi ride.
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 3. And then there’s “The Porch”. I’m proud to say it’s inspired songs and paintings. No really. 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.
Security deposit is $200 for short stays. For stays longer than 2 weeks the deposit is $500. This will be returned by Airbnb a couple of days after check out. 1 pet is allowed. A cleaning fee of $60 will be added for stays longer than 6 nights. There's a fee 0f $20 for your pet.
I do have two dogs that will be on the property.
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. All in all, we're pretty accommodating. I want to show you why Austin is the best place in the world to have fun and see great music.
Interaction with Guests
As much or little as you want.
number 5 bus is in next to my house
- Don't smoke inside. No butts in the yard. The deposit will be withheld for smoking inside the house.
- Keep the farm fence closed.
-Please no parties (other than booked guests) unless we talk first.
my first Airbnb experience proved to be a truly stellar experience. The house I stayed in truly opened it arms and felt like like home immediately! The house, the host, the grounds were a delight each morning to wake up to. I can't possibly say enough about my stay. I loved loved loved the space. The neighborhood is unique and so very Austin. I look forward to a return visit.
Do yourself a favor and move in for whatever time you have to spend in austin. Gigi and her home won't disappoint.
Gigi was very welcoming and accommodating, and her beautiful home was perfect for my stay in Austin. Everything was very well kept, with a nice, warm vibe throughout the home, particularly the living room & huge back porch. The neighborhood is perfect for having access to downtown, but also has a great small town feel. The yard is huge. Highly recommended!
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Home from home ! Gigi was a fantastic hostess - welcoming, interesting and so knowledgeable about her city. The dogs Betty and Repo were so cute and well behaved. The neighbourhood couldn't have been better - loads of good restaurants and shops in walkable distance. The house is really beautifully decorated - Best of all the bed was so comfortable and the bed linen soft and warm. Can' t recommend this Airbnb location highly enough - would definitely stay there again if I return to Austin.
My stay at Gigi's place by far exceeded my expectations. She is warm and welcoming but also stays out of your way and is very respectful of your space. I figured the place would be great based on the pictures but it's truly magical here. So quiet and yet creative and inspiring. The neighborhood is fantastic, such great restaurants to walk to and even live music a few blocks away. And literally a 5 minute drive to downtown. I loved my stay here and highly recommend it!
Gretchen is a great host, laid back funny and kind. House is exactly as described. Will be coming back for sure next time in Austin. Location is great and restaurants within walking distance.
This was a nice location in a quiet neighborhood. Was able to walk to the Saxon Pub to see incredible music (Bob Schneider) - only 5 blocks away - and the Bouldin Creek Cafe with awesome vegetarian food and the best breakfast in town was about 4 blocks. I had a fun time in Austin - I saw great live music every night!
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About the Host, Gigi
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.