Historic house built in 1891 in Travis Heights neighborhood. Huge oak trees, front and back porches, hammock and rock patio. Three blocks from the center of the South Congress night life. Swimming pool short walk from house. 7 min to Zilker park on bike. 5 min from downtown Austin in cab or a short walk.
We offer a large high ceiling private room with shower and tub bathroom adjacent to room.
Room: The room (house is three bedrooms, two bath, total) is in the front of the house where there is a dining room and living room for you to use and a sweet, sweet front porch with a swing for watching the world roll by.
The neighborhood is a great place to shop, dine and go to local clubs such as "Continental Club," hosting some of the hottest talents in the in the states. Our Prairie House is on a quiet residential street but only three blocks from the center of the South Congress (SOCO) village. Cozy, home grown feel so close to downtown Austin. Friendly neighborhood park, with pool and tennis courts, just one block away.
THE ROOM: Keesta (website hidden) organic mattress, bamboo sheets, Mountain Spring Water in 5 gallon glass container. Ceiling fan. High Speed Internet, for office space please inquire.. We offer a full scale organic breakfast.
BATHROOM: Full bath adjacent to bedroom.
Hotel St. Celia, Hotel San Jose, Home Slice Pizza, South Congress Cafe, Jo's Coffee, Continental Club -- 3 blocks away.
Spring fed pool in neighborhood park, Stacy Park, easily accessible by walking or biking.
Hammock in yard, front porch swing. Huge Grassy Yard.
There at least 20 restaurants in a 1 mile radius. We're happy to make recommendations to suit your taste. We love the Prairie House and welcome you. Thanks again.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1170 /month|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
We had a great stay with James. The place was in a lovely quiet location but really close to SoCo. Main downtown was about a 30min walk, so also really accessible. The room was quiet and comfortable and the light breakfast each morning really set us up for the day. As our very first airbnb experience the images reflect the house and it is somewhere we would recommend to friends.
I really hate to give a negative review but upon arrival James was there and I felt very unwelcome (not to go into details). Not sure what the deal was but Robin (the owner) was very nice and fast in responding to the situation and I contacted AirBNB and they refunded my money pretty easily (I ended up staying at a hotel for my Austin visit). I based my booking off of all of the great previous reviews and did not understand why the circumstances were different in my situation but never the less they were. As I said before I really hate posting this but I would not want someone else to have the same circumstances occur. S
My boyfriend and I stayed with James for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. He and Robin are great hosts! We had water and some snacks in the room upon arrival, everything was clean, and the house is beautiful. They even set up the coffee timer for our 4:45am departure. The house is walking distance from the shops and restaurants on South Congress in a cute, quiet neighborhood. I would definitely recommend staying here!
This is our 3rd stay in what has become our very quiet, accommodating "second home" for our visits to Austin. The coffee is excellent too.
Great location! Perfect hosts! Beatitude house! You can not find a better place to stay in Austin! I really enjoyed my stay with Robin and James. Room was cosy and nice. Bed was so comfortable. I had wonderful mornings having my coffee on the swing in the front porch! I highly recommend Zilker Prairie House :)
I shared the Zilker Prairie House with Robin and James for three weeks (!) during a short internship and had a wonderful stay. The house is filled with character, wonderfully decorated, and has a warm, cozy feeling that made me feel comfortable rather than stranded in an unfamiliar city. The room is spacious and inviting and the bed is very comfortable. I also appreciated the huge jug of filtered water and the snacks that Robin puts out for guests. I slept well every night here; it's a quiet house in a quiet neighborhood. The room has locks on the doors and felt private.
Robin and James were tremendously friendly and hospitable to me throughout my stay. They consistently went out of their way to make sure that I was comfortable and having fun in Austin. Robin put out a healthy and satisfying breakfast every morning, even setting the coffee maker on a timer for me on one morning when she had to be out of town. They were very respectful of my privacy, and also very accommodating of the two guests that I had visiting me on two separate weekends while I was here.
The area itself (Travis Heights/South Congress) is trendy, safe, and surprisingly pedestrian-friendly. The house is a very short walk from South Congress Ave., which is lined with great shops, restaurants, and some of the best food trailers in Austin. It's also no more than a 10-15 minute walk from South First Street, which has more of the same but a bit more of a hipster feel. These two streets alone are more than enough for a great weekend in Austin, but it's also easy to get from this area to downtown or the University of Texas by bus, car, or foot, which I did several times a week without issue.
You'll have the company of two adorable dogs and a cat while you're here. Note that the cat generally spends her time on the porch or outside, so if you have cat allergies (like me), it isn't likely to be a factor. I look forward to staying at the ZPH again the next time I'm in Austin.
The location was great and the room is as pictured (except there is now a TV on the dresser). We needed a late check in and Robin was very accommodating. The bed was very comfortable and the towels were fresh. The off-street parking was appreciated and the cable TV selection and the wifi was adequate.
What was missing?
This guest rooms shares a door with another tenant (not the owner). The door neither locks nor is well insulated for noise. My husband and I felt as thought this other tenant could hear everything in our room and we could here his every move. He coughed through the first night and chanted through the next morning. He may also have night terrors ... or he screams out in the night on purpose.
The room is not private. There is no way to lock the 2 doors in the room. While we were gone, our room was entered into at least 2 times during our week long stay. This made us feel very uncomfortable.
There is very little storage available to the renters. Two drawers and no closets.
The art on the shelves was beautiful but it would have been better to use as space for our stuff.
The room needs more hooks to hang towels etc.
Nice breakfast. Two dogs and one cat. Friendly.
Shower was poor; no pressure at all. Bathroom was shared, or at least seemed so.
Everything was ready when we arrived, and the hosts were very easy to deal with. We needed to make a small change to our reservation and it was no trouble at all.
Robin and James created a setting that was very 'home away from home,' making me feel very welcome in their lovely Victorian home. Fresh coffee and fruit was served each day as were greetings from the two doggies. Having a bathroom to myself next door helped to get to my conference on time each day, and the location was perfect for catching the bus or calling a cab to go downtown. There are also many shops and restaurants within walking distance. I would highly recommend for anyone coming to Austin.
This historic home is lovely inside and out. It is also perfectly located for those who want an authentic Austin experience, within 5-7 minutes walking distance of Congress Avenue with quintessential shopping, music and dining. It is a true find. The room has its own television, radio and the home has outdoor patio and beautiful grounds. The dogs are friendly and there is even a piano for those who are musically inclined. Thank you for going out of your way, being warm, generous, gracious and for helping to make my stay in Austin truly memorable.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.