Our eclectic studio apt, located in a quiet residential neighborhood, is in the heart of Austin's good life! Enjoy music, restaurants, parks, the arts and more — all within very easy access. Then relax in a Shiatsu massage chair or airy screen porch!
Convenient downtown charm — in the heart of eclectic South Austin, and only a skipping stone throw to the lake!
My husband and I own a 1940s bungalow home in the hip and highly sought after Bouldin Creek neighborhood 78704. We rent a clean, quiet, eclectic detached 1BR/1BA studio apartment with screened-in porch. With a separate entrance, it's 100% private.
The location is super convenient:
• One block from Barton Springs Road and El Alma, a fabulous interior Mexican restaurant with outdoor patio overlooking the city and happy hour seven days a week.
• Walking distance to lots of other great restaurants and clubs too.
• Two blocks to Auditorium Shores and the ten-mile-long Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail where you can visit the famous Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and watch North America's largest urban bat colony fly out from the Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset.
• Boat rental options available nearby for sunset bat tours and dinner cruises.
• Just a few blocks from downtown businesses, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park (where ACL Music Festival is held), Palmer Events Center, and the Long Center.
• Equally close to the thoroughfares that "keep Austin weird" ... SoLa (S. Lamar Blvd.) with good restaurants and great music venues, SoFi (S. First Street) with eclectic restaurants and funky galleries and shops, and trendsetting SoCo (S. Congress Avenue) where hip shops, excellent restaurants, and the one-and-only Continental Club line the avenue.
• Only a short bus ride or walk to the Austin Convention Center, especially great if you are coming in for SXSW or conferences.
Perfect for two people. Curl up on a very comfortable queen bed and slowly drift off to sleep wrapped in luxurious cotton bed linens and a down comforter.
And for an added treat, you can relax and rejuvenate in a Panasonic back and leg massage recliner — a great start or end to your day. Many of our guests have commented that "they feel like they've gone to heaven!"
Enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. A screened-in porch is your private entrance to the studio-apartment and is also where coffee and home-baked breakfast bread or muffins will be served.
A welcome basket with chocolates, snacks, and fresh fruit plus a mini-fridge stocked with Texas-brewed Shiner Bock beer, OJ, yogurts, and water instantly take the edge off of a possibly long day of travel.
Having lived in Austin for 30+ years, we LOVE this beautiful city and all of the incredible restaurants, musicians, nightlife, parks and nature trails, museums, and so much more. We're happy to make recommendations, so that you have the best experience.
For more information about Austin; how to get here, what to see and more ... check out wikitravel for Austin, or ask us for a copy of our guide — comprised of our personal favorites.
Please note: Behind an oriental screen in your space is a small office which we may need access to while you are gone for the day. We do respect your privacy and will refrain from using the office while you are there.
A padded Swedish cot can be provided for one extra guest for an additional $55/nt.
The rate for one extra guest during the South x Southwest Festival (in March) is $100/nt. Please contact us if you are planning to add a third person during South x Southwest, so that we can make the price adjustment (which is called a special offer) before you make your reservation.
2014 — Below are some of the most popular Austin events.
Film - March 7-15
Interactive - March 7-11
Music - March 11-16
US Grand Prix F1 Races
Oct 31-Nov 2
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 7-9, Auditorium Shores
Our Amenities include:
• Welcome basket with chocolate and an assortment of goodies.
• Enjoy home-baked breakfast bread or muffins with fresh brewed coffee in the morning.
• Mini-fridge stocked with Texas Shiner Bock beer, water, yogurt, OJ, and half and half.
• New queen size box-spring futon sofa turns into a comfortable bed.
• Luxury towels and high-thread count cotton sheets.
• Private bathroom with stand-up shower with rain shower head and heat-lamp. All-natural soaps and lotions provided.
• Sharper Image massage and reclining chair.
• Leather rocker recliner.
• Reebok Spinner Exercise bike.
• Free Wireless Internet.
• Expanded Cable TV with Premium Package including HBO, The Movie Channel, Showtime, Cinemax and The Tennis Network.
• Ceiling fan.
• Washer/Dryer/Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent.
• Iron and compact ironing board.
• Beach towels, sunscreen, and natural bug repellent.
• Private locked entrance.
• Special residential pass provided for free on-street parking.
• Bus service is one short block away.
• Lots of great restaurants close-by.
• Fire extinguisher & working smoke and CO detector
• Non-smoking residence.
• From $115/day.
And lest we forget, our extended family includes two intelligent, friendly Australian Shepherds, Che and Tango, who are always ready to welcome you into their herd and greet you every day with love.
Our calendar is always up to date. Feel free to use Instant Book.
NOTE: Although we love dogs and other pets, we prefer to keep this rental space hypo-allergenic and fur-free.
Rate includes 15% state and local hotel taxes. (City of Austin STR License # OL (phone number hidden)
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$55 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Cynthia and Jim's place was PERFECT. They have thought of everything, and I mean everything. We were as comfortable as we are at home. The studio is just beautiful, and the bed is comfortable. Having a mini-fridge and microwave was excellent as well.
The location is fantastic. We walked the whole of Austin right from the house. It was so nice to stay somewhere and not need a car. The neighborhood is so nice as well with lots of adorable houses to admire. There are a bunch of great bars and restaurants very nearby.
I have to say though that the best part of our stay was Cynthia and Jim. They were so friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed talking with them so much. They seemed to have a genuine interest in us having a great visit to Austin.
We plan to stay again!
Great location! Short walking distance to good food (El Alma and Green Misquite). Short bike ride to Zilker Park. Short drive to 6th Street. The apartment has everything you need plus a little more. I would definitely stay here again!
Everything about this place is wonderful. We arrived after a long day of travelling to a beautiful picturesque house in an awesome neighbourhood. Hosts had a nice welcome letter and helpful local information waiting for us. The bedroom was lovely with a comfortable bed and an incredible massage chair that melted hours of airport stress away. Had dinner at a great mexican restaurant on the corner and checked out the downtown core (a short walk away). Next day, we woke up to sunlight streaming through the tall high ceiling windows and fresh baked blueberry banana bread on the porch. Could not have been a better start to the day.
All in all, we were in Austin for almost a week and thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Right across the river from the downtown core, around the corner from the performing arts center, a 20 minute walk from the convention center, and surrounded in every direction by great restaurants and bars. Also in the immediate area was a nature trail, bike rental shop, mini putt place, and a nice little par 3 golf course ($8 for a round).
All the good things I've ever heard about Austin were embodied in this place. Definitely a combination of super cool hosts and a gorgeous property in one of the city's best neighbourhoods. This was only our 2nd stay at an airbnb but it was so good, I swear I am never staying at a hotel ever again. In fact, I think that if all airbnbs were as great as Cynthia and Jim's place, the hotel industry would completely collapse. In fact, Cynthia and Jim should start a hotel network of places designed like their home. They would be billionaires, I'm telling you.
Anyways, A+++, 10/10, Five Stars, don't bother with other listings, this is the place you've been looking for. Seriously just do it.
Elliot ~ WOW! What a stunning review and recommendation! Thank you SO much! Come back and help manage all of the properties you envision for us!!! ;-) LOL!
We are very lucky to live in the heart of what makes Austin a unique and special place to live and visit. And it is our pleasure to share our space and experiences with all of the the fun people (like you and Diana!) who visit. We hope that your travels align this way again. Until then... wishing you the best!!!
Cynthia and Jim's place is absolutely lovely. Easily the best airbnb stay I've had (and I've stayed at airbnb places in four countries over multiple years.) Cynthia and Jim are lovely people, and they made my girlfriend and I truly feel at home. From the homemade blueberry bread to the bottled water in the fridge to the fantastic local recommendations, Cynthia and Jim couldn't have been more accommodating. If we make it back to Austin, we'll surely look to stay at this spot again. Thanks, Cynthia and Jim!
Thank you for the wonderful review Peter! We enjoyed visiting with you and Cat so much! Knowing that you both had a memorable stay makes our day; even more-so since you use airBNB on a regular basis. Hopefully we can meet up with you in San Francisco the next time we are out that way! Take care!
Cynthia and Jim have a great place in a location that's perfect to explore Austin. The room was comfortable and cozy and it was perfect to start each day with Cynthia's delicious blueberry banana bread. Cynthia and Jim were full of recommendations for things to do in Austin. We'd definitely go back the next time we're in town.
Cynthia and Jim were the perfect hosts. My fiance and I arrived to the apartment in the wee hours of the morning due to some travel delays and we were greeted by some delicious fresh baked blueberry banana bread that made our travel delays melt away. The apartment was stocked with a variety of other great snack items (including a couple of cold beers), magazines about Austin, and a great list of things to do in Austin, which we referenced heavily throughout the weekend. The apartment was private and perfect for us. Great location, fun and polite dogs to interact with occasionally when coming and going, and nice conversation when we had the forture to encounter Jim and Cynthia in their own day-to-day. We had a great time in Austin and want to return soon - I hope we can stay here every time!
My wife and I absolutely loved staying at Cynthia's place in Austin. First, Cynthia is an outstanding host. Fantastic recommendations on things to do and places to eat but so many nice personal touches - coffee and baked treats on the porch and cold drinks in the fridge. So many nice extras.
The accommodations were simple and perfectly located for a great visit to Austin. The river trails and great places to eat/drink are walking distance. If you enjoy jogging/running, the scene is phenomenal. I ran every morning along the river starting from the front gate of Cynthia's place.
We look forward to keeping in touch with Cynthia and look forward to seeing her again in Austin!
Cynthia and Jim were excellent hosts. Accommodations were quaint, location is fantastic, an easy walk to downtown, South Congress, or local parks. Cynthia made us some delicious banana bread, and coffee, bottled water, and yogurt were provided as well. They were happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants and events as well. Fantastic first experience with airbnb.
We were visiting Austin to go to a friend's wedding and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay for that week.
Cynthia and Jim are the most awesome hosts you could possibly hope for. Full of advice, kind and welcome they made the whole trip worth it just with their presence!
The accommodation is kooky and fun! A lovely room as described in the listing which is more than enough for two people.
I really have to say that they were amazing, we had fresh coffee every morning and even some delicious baked banana bread! What more can you possibly ask for!
All in all, 5 out of 5!
We should mention that we fell in love with their dogs too! Che and Tango are absolutely adorable too!
Of course, the location is also spot on and the neighbourhood is awesome.
If you need a place to stay in Austin, this is it.