Stay & Play! bike - kayak - scooter

House - Private room · Linscomb Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, United States

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If you want to have fun on your trip to Austin, you've found the right listing! We live in one of Austin's best neighborhoods in a big house and we know how to have good clean fun. We'd love to have you join us for a few nights or a week.

You'll get a bike (or two) with your booking and we will gladly invite you to join us in whatever we are doing for that day.

Our house has 3 bedrooms and a few roommates who travel a ton. We only rent 1 bedroom out at a time so it will be you and us staying here when you rent on this listing. If you prefer the entire house, please see our other listing. We also have a room that comes with a tour of austin, and a room in the shared living space for cheaper. You can see those other listings on the right side of your screen.

We enjoy meeting new people and want you to see the best of austin. We live in the Zilker neighborhood which is within walking distance to Zilker Park (home of ACL) and Barton Springs Pool.

The short: Our house is huge. It's a dream location where you can walk or bike everywhere. The backyard is the best with an outdoor ping pong table, multiple hammocks, outdoor patio furniture, a slack line, a big picnic table, a BBQ grill, perfect grass, a croquet set, an adult trampoline, and an outdoor shower!

We have done AirBnB for two years and recently moved to this house with you in mind. Check out our 70 reviews and rest assured that we are completely legal with the City of Austin. We have alot of bikes that come with the rental too!

Attractions & restaurants within walking distance: Zilker Park, Barton Springs, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Zilker Botanical Gardens, The Greenbelt, Chuy's restaurant, Uncle Billy's Bar and Grill, Baby Acapulco's restaurant, Thom's Market, Daily Juice, Austin Java, Flipnotic's coffee shop, Green Mesquite BBQ, and much more!

You can easily bike anywhere else in the city, and most of the times you can get there by biking the protected bike trail along the downtown river. The trails are safe, scenic, and fun.

The convention center is 1.9 miles away and is accessible by the bike trail system.

The Whole Foods Flagship Grocery store is 1.3 miles away. It is good for people who like to eat healthy. Its a grocery store but it also has several eat-in options as well.

Now, I'll go into more detail about the property:
Our living area is spacious. We have a fully stocked kitchen, three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2 door garage. The backyard is massive and totally enclosed by a privacy fence.

Now for the PLAY part: We have a tons of toys and we don't mind sharing. Think of us as local guides and not just someone who passes you the key. We would love for you to borrow our kayaks or canoe, and you must ride our bikes around the town lake trail. For those who really like the play, I would love to take you scuba diving the spring water just down the hill, or you can borrow our snorkel gear and use it at Barton Springs. We also have golf clubs and disc golf frisbee's we wouldn't mind letting you borrow if you ask. The outdoor ping pong table even has it's own lighting so you can play after dark.

If you would rather have a chill night, we have a huge TV with the Apple TV box that lets you project your Iphone, Ipad, or macbook onto the screen or play your music through our speakers - all wirelessly!

We can also help you find: good mountain biking trails, some spelunking, hiking trails, a place to surf the river, the best lookouts, secret springs, and alot more. Search "Aaron Guidehop" to see where I give other people local tours of outdoor adventures.

If you need a rental car, we have those too! We rent using a site called relay rides. I bet you can find my convertibles on there. We also have motorcycles and scooters. One has a sidecar!

The bottom line: We live in huge house in the perfect neighborhood. You can ride our bikes anywhere you need to go and we will go out of our way to make sure you enjoy your time in Austin. What are you waiting for.... come Stay & Play!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Austin is a great city and this is the best place to stay in town. The house is a short walk to Barton Springs, Zilker Park and the Palmer Convention Center. The Aaron's are awesome and very inclusive in your downtime, they invited me and the other guests staying to play disc golf with them and let us borrow a bicycle when we needed it. I would highly recommend

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay at Aaron's place. The backyard has hammocks and a trampoline, and bikes are also available. We didn't spend much time at the house, but the room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. The hosts offered excellent recommendations on places to go. This place is close (walkable) to Barton Springs and you can pretty much drive 10 minutes to anywhere. Overall, I recommend staying here.

    April 2014
  • The house is well kept, clean and in a nice neighborhood. It is just down the street from Zilker Park. I had a wonderful stay there. Aaron was very friendly and helpful. Great chill place with a wonderful backyard. Wish I had more time there. I'd definitely recommend.

    April 2014
  • Aaron's house is in the ideal location for Austin adventures. He lives just a short walk (and by short, I mean like 5 minutes) from Barton Springs pool, juice bars, restaurants, and only 10 minutes from the river. The house is quiet, clean, and great to relax in. My wife and stayed with Aaron for two nights and got great recommendations on cool places to scope out in Austin –– and also got to hang out with some other housemates and visitors. We will be staying here again when we return to Austin.

    March 2014
  • Great hosts with a great house! The house is right next to a beautiful hike and bike trail that takes you right into downtown.

    Aaron graciously accommodated me at the last minute too. I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Austin. Thanks!

    March 2014
  • Aaron is an incredible host; I arrived by myself before the rest of my group and he made me very welcome. He lent me his bike, picked me up from the airport, gave me great advice on getting around, and then helped out with transportation throughout the week - he has a fantastic variety of vehicles which make getting around Austin hilarious fun. Scooters, side car, school bus, convertible...

    March 2014
  • Great location, great hosts, laid back atmosphere, and safe and quiet neighborhood. I had a great time at Aaron's and hope to be back soon!

    March 2014
  • Aaron was great. Place was clean and easy to get to. Having bikes to ride around the city was amazing. Had a blast, thanx Aaron!

    February 2014
  • Aaron and his roommates were very nice and hospitable. The house is in a great location and having bikes at our disposable to go into the city was a huge bonus. If you're looking for a fun place to stay, this is a great option!

    February 2014
  • Aaron and the other guys were terrific. They picked me up from the airport, gave me a bike to use during my trip (!) and also provided helpful recommendations on food and coffee nearby. It was overall a very positive, welcoming experience.

    February 2014
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School
Kansas State University, University of Texas, Abilene Christian University,
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High School teacher, acupuncturist, guidehop guide, pedicab driver
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Hi, my name is Aaron. I teach high school in Austin and live right in the middle of all the action. I have been hosting on AirBnB for about two years now and I love it. I love travel and adventure and i'm always excited about something. One thing you should know about me is that I never stop. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day for me. Around Austin, I like to: kayak, scuba dive, surf the river, play unicycle football, host island parties, ride my mountain bike and so much more. I'd love to have you tag along if you are up for that kind of activity. During my school holidays, I travel. I've been to more than 40 countries and usually get around via hitchhiking. Some of my favorite places are: New Zealand, Cuba, Laos, Spain, Costa Rica & Switzerland. I recently went on a kayaking excursion through Mexico and snowboard as much as possible in Colorado. I went to the Olympics in London recently and plan to go to the World Cup in 2014. I believe that a world traveler is the ideal host. I want to make sure you have the best time possible. For me, air bnb is a lifestyle. I like to make sure our guests get the best Austin experience by inviting them to come along on my adventures and live like a local. The best guests are the ones who accept an invitation to join my friends and I and have a few travel stories of their own to share. My listings are different than most because I'm going to show half photos of my house and then some photos of my favorite things to do in Austin. You can find a comfy bed anywhere on AirBnB, but you should choose me if you want the best insights into outdoors activities in Austin, especially if you are looking for someone to show you those places and provide any gear necessary. If you want to see what type of fun we could have around Austin, use any search engine and type in the words aaron guidehop to see my profile. its a similar service to airbnb except for local tours and activities rather than accommodation.
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