The house is just across the street from the new boardwalk!The two big bedrooms each have a queen bed and a chaise lounge.
Entire home/apt
9 Guests
3 Bedrooms
7 Beds
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Come stay in a well loved 3 bedroom 2 bath house w/ a firepit and downtown river views. It is located on the new boardwalk on Riverside near the Congress bridge. We love hosting and go the extra mile w/ free bikes and lots of shared local knowledge.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Amenities
Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $600
Cancellation: Strict
Description

The space

If you want to have fun on your trip to Austin, you've found the right listing! We live in the best neighborhood in a modern house thats just across the street from the new boardwalk. You can literally bike anywhere from here in 10 minutes without any hills along the protected hike and bike trail system and the new boardwalk!

We enjoy meeting new people and want you to see the best of Austin so we do more than just hand you a key. We give you guidebooks, tell your personal favorites, and are sure to invite you to anything our group of friends is doing for the days you are here.

Our house is great. It's a super safe neighborhood, you can walk or bike anywhere downtown quickly, right next to the bats of the Congress street bridge and near all the shopping and restaurants on South Congress. You can also walk to Rainey street via the boardwalk!

Attractions & restaurants within walking/biking distance: Everything "South Congres," St. Edwards University, Curra's mexican restaurant, Whip Inn, Starbucks, Hop Doddy, South Congress Cafe, Magnolias, Opal Divines, Hey Cupcake, Homeslice pizza.

Convention center is 1 mile away because you have to go around the river, but its a fun bike ride and really easy to get to. Airport is 15 minutes away and also really easy to drive there.

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, 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.

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!

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I say the house can fit 12 people. That really means thats the most I'll allow! You'll have to figure out how and where to sleep based on these sleeping quarters:

2 queen beds (sleep 4)
2 chaise lounges (sleeps 2)
2 twin beds in trundle format (sleeps 2)
1 fold out couch (sleeps 1, possibly 2)
1 regular couch (sleeps 1)
1 queen air mattress can sleep 2

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The bottom line: We live in a nice house in the great 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!

You'll have access to everything including bicycles and kayaks!

I'm easy going. I love to hangout and get to know you and show you around, but I can also pick up on the hints if you are busy and just want to do your thing. Pick your level of interaction!


We live in Travis Heights near South Congress. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby. There is a good grocery store less than a mile away. Our neighborhood has a lot of hiking trails through numerous nature preserves, there are good free tennis courts nearby, and the new boardwalk defines the way we get around.

You can bicycle anywhere downtown easily within minutes.

If you need motorized transportation, I can rent you a car or minivan.

Otherwise, there are plenty of bus stops nearby, but using UBER is even better. Use the code: C2AJM to get $20 off your first ride.

Look through all of our photos. I try to show you fun stuff to do around Austin and those things are mixed in with our photos. We will go the extra mile to make sure you have a great trip. Our 170+ five star reviews will show you that!

Guest access

You'll have access to everything including bicycles and kayaks!

Interaction with guests

I'm easy going. I love to hangout and get to know you and show you around, but I can also pick up on the hints if you are busy and just want to do your thing. Pick your level of interaction!

The neighborhood

We live in Travis Heights near South Congress. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby. There is a good grocery store less than a mile away. Our neighborhood has a lot of hiking trails through numerous nature preserves, there are good free tennis courts nearby, and the new boardwalk defines the way we get around.

Getting around

You can bicycle anywhere downtown easily within minutes.

If you need motorized transportation, I can rent you a car or minivan.

Otherwise, there are plenty of bus stops nearby, but using UBER is even better. Use the code: C2AJM to get $20 off your first ride.

Other things to note

Look through all of our photos. I try to show you fun stuff to do around Austin and those things are mixed in with our photos. We will go the extra mile to make sure you have a great trip. Our 170+ five star reviews will show you that!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is after 5PM

We are pretty laid back; however, we ask that you respect our neighborhood and keep it down after 10pm. Smoking is fine outside of the house. Please wash your own dishes and clean up after yourself.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Aaron

Aaron

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in August 2010

Hi, my name is Aaron. I am your ultimate peer-to-peer host in Austin. I rent out my house, my cars, I give rides using Uber, and even give local tours! I'm all in.

I have been hosting on AirBnB for 6 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.

I travel as much as possible. I've been to more than 50 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.
In 2014, I helped rebuild a sailboat and sailed it to Cuba and beyond! I will be traveling all of september through Sweeden, Norway, & Croatia!

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.

I do have two houses in Austin. One is next to St. Edwards University near the area called "South Congress" or "SOCO" and the other is right beside Zilker Park and Barton Springs in an area called "Barton Hills" they are both really close to the city center and a few minutes from anywhere in downtown!

Staying with me is better because: You will always have access to good bicycles for free, I can pick you up from the airport most of the time, I can introduce you to a million people in austin & make good recommendations for your urban exploring, you can borrow my kayaks and canoe, I will invite you to join in nearly everything I do, I will make your stay easy and fun!

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