Neat & Convenient near Zilker Park

House - Private room · Elmglen Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States

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3 Br, 2 Bath 1950s home in south central Austin, Texas near Zilker Park and Barton Springs. Perfect for ACL, SXSW, Formula One etc.. Or if you want a room longer to share with the homeowner, I got that too - fully furnished for $650 per month. Cable TV, wireless internet, hot tub, covered porch with ceiling fans and speakers and a Webber gas grill. Must like dogs. I can be a great host if I am available.

Please note: During the big events, SWSX, ACL, Formula One, (please notice the price increase to $600 per night for the whole house) if I am available I can drive you to spots, however; most things are within walking distance - 24-hour restaurant and Walgreens, gas station, shops, the famous Broken Spoke country dance hall with live music every night except Sun-Mon and even a Capital Metro city bus two blocks away on South Lamar that can take you downtown four miles away. Barton Springs pool and the 14-mile hike and bike green belt are both in the neighborhood.

I do have two dogs but they have their own doggie door and constant water supply. They will go with me if I decide to go stay elsewhere.

I have an 18-year-old son who chooses to live in the garage but he has decked it out with an AC window unit and bedroom furniture. He may choose to rent out his room as well and stay with a friend during big events, making my (email hidden).

I am an active 48-year woman who plays volleyball twice a week and works as a TV Producer for Texas Parks and Wildlife. I like meeting new people and cooking, hanging out on the back porch and watching the birds and sipping beer under the ceiling fans. I have had one roommate from China for two years and one triathlete who wanted to train in the neighborhood by running up the hills for as little as four months - competition called.


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $650 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • I had a good summer here. The hosts cared about me and gave me a lot of help. It was quiet for most of the time. The house is generally clean, and all the equipment was available to me.

    September 2013
  • Karen is an amazing host, very helpful and accommodating. It is easy to make friends with Karen. The location is very green, beautiful and central. Having to get around everywhere on my bicycle, the location was perfect. Karen will definitely be the first person I'll ping when I'm back in Austin!

    May 2013
  • Staying in Karen's place has been one of my best airbnb experiences so far. She is such a great host, you easily forget that you are a guest there. :) She is open hearted, so generous and nice. Also a perfect guide for those who are new to Austin.
    In terms of location, Karen's place is so convenient even for people without car. There are a lot of buses to downtown and if you don't mind walking for 10-15 mins you can find cool restaurants close by.
    I feel fortunate to know Karen and I'd definitely recommend her place.

    March 2013
  • We could not asked for a better host or a nicer place to stay!!!! Karen was such a great host that we decided to come back for one extra night! There was hot coffee in the morning and a hot tub in the afternoons--what more could you need? Her house felt like home immediately, and we got to meet her son, mom, and three cute dogs. It's right near one of the best places to go out (the Broken Spoke) and our favorite brunch spot (Kirbey Lane). This airbnb experience was above and beyond any other, we were so lucky to book this place!

    January 2013
    Response from Karen:

    Thanks Lily! I know you are an aspiring actress but that was truly genuine! See you next time.

  • Absolutely wonderfull. Great location. Karen is a delight to deal with! Will be back next year!!!

    November 2012
  • Karen is a wonderful host. Her home is nestled in an ideal location close to St. Edwards Univesity, UT, The Broken Spoke, Zilker Park, the mall, and plenty of other great places to shop and eat.

    October 2012
    Response from Karen:

    Thanks Serena! I know you will be an excellent lawyer!!

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Santa Fe High School, The University of Texas at Austin, ACC (Alvin Community College) Associates in Applied Communications
Texas Parks and Wildlife, Photojournalist at KXAN NBC Austin, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
I am a 48-year-old active woman with a 17-year-old son (lives in garage) and, mom and three dogs. I love to play volleyball, bicycle, hike, dance and travel. I like to cook, make big green leafy salads and watch movies and have company. I work as a television producer for Texas Parks and Wildlife - a fantastic job for over 20 years!
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