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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Loved this house and the incredibly gracious hosts. The backyard was amazing and full of fun activities, ping pong, hammocks, a slack line, canoes and kayaks. Aaron was even kind enough to offer us bicycles on loan. To boot, the location was perfect...right down the road from Flipnotics (a great local coffee shop) and a short walk to Zilker Park. Don't pass this gem up y'all!. Thanks Aaron.
Great house, great location, and great guys that live there. Communication with Aaron was quick and easy ahead of time and the house is biking distance from everything I could think of doing in Austin. There is a coffee shop and several other dinner places walking distance as well, which was great. I would definitely stay there again if I go back to Austin.
Aaron and his roommates were wonderful hosts. They were friendly and hospitable and very knowledgeable about fun things to do in Austin. As soon as we walked in the door, we were given a bike lock and our pick of a garage-full of bikes to ride around the city. Within walking distance of Barton Springs and the Greenbelt and biking/walking distance from all kinds of fun things to do in the city. We would definitely stay there again!
Aaron and his roommates were awesome hosts! I definitely recommend staying here.
Aaron and his gang are great hosts and tons of fun. The house is incredible - amazing backyard and a hard to beat location in Austin. Safe neighborhood, super close to Barton Springs and not far from much else either. They've got tons of cool gear and know their way around the city & surroundings areas. Definitely recommend!
It was a pleasure to stay at the Fun House during my time in Austin. I felt instantly welcome as Aaron W and his housemates are sociable and well-traveled yet considerate. The house is clean (and pet free, for those with allergies) and well maintained with a large backyard. The location in a safe walkable neighborhood is ideal for exploring the city by foot or bike. Too bad the weather was a bit too chilly to make use of some of the other toys in the garage!
This was my first Airbnb stay and I'd highly recommended the Fun House for visitors to Austin.