Peaceful Haven---your home behind mine.Lots and lots of pillows and a ton of peace and quiet.
Zilker Park, Fun, Funky, Colorful, Peaceful Haven
Zilker Park, Fun, Funky, Colorful, Peaceful Haven
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

Less than one mile to Zilker Park ---stay near everything cool in Austin including Barton Springs Pool. The Peaceful Haven is a spiritual retreat from your busy day or a crash pad at the end of the night. If location, peace, color, comfort and unique art matter you will love my space. This space is behind the house I occupy in 78704.


The space


INSTANT BOOKING---Please do not instant book for a same day reservation. Contact me instead to make sure the space will be ready for your arrival.

WEEKENDS---I require a two night minimum stay on weekends but a one night stay is fine during the week. Requests for last minute (within 24 hours) one night weekend stays will be considered. Please contact me before you request about that.


*Approximately 300 sf
*Two full size futons on the floor, one in the loft, and a massive amount of pillows. Small bathroom with a very tiny shower (won’t be able to bend over in it).
*Peaceful Haven is a quiet spiritual space. Please respect the spiritual nature of the space and the neighbors.
* Seeking clean quiet guests. This is not a party space but rather a very cool crash pad.
* Holds six but not very comfortable after four.
* Three female cats---Boowee, Beauty, Bonnie (in your space or out---up to you). We clean well and people with allergies have successfully stayed here with no issues.
* Up to two cars can park on the street in front of house.
*There is no kitchen.

THE HOUSE an active effort to Keep Austin Weird

*Entered in the most colorful house in the world contest
*On the Austin Weird Home Tour
*On the Yard Art tour
*One or two art cars under the carport depending on when you arrive
*Undersea Mural covering fence
*Mosaic Mermaid Gate
*Rock Star Rock Garden

LOCATION OF SPACE---Zip code 78704 (“Not just a zip code—a way of life”)

Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Park
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Botanical Gardens
Barton Springs Restaurant Row
2.4 miles to Convention Center
2 miles to SoCo shopping district


Yes, there is a hot tub but it does have issues so it is not available.

Interaction with guests

I try to meet my guests when they arrive and help with anything and everything that they could possibly need. If I am not here please follow the directions airbnb sent.

Other things to note

City of Austin operating License number:
OL 104075

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
3 double beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

This is not a party house. Please be quiet if arriving after 10PM to be respectful to our neighbors with children. We would prefer that you drink downtown but if you decide to drink here please limit your consumption so you can maintain appropriate behavior for the space. No smoking anywhere on the property of anything. Thank you so much for respecting the space.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


425 Reviews

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Tasha User Profile
October 2017
Exactly as described. Very clean, quiet, and definitely the perfect Austin experience. Close to downtown, Rainey street, zilker park, Barton springs, all the hot spots! Lois is the perfect Austin host! And there's street parking which a must for us as we were driving from out of town. Quick to answer messages as well. Worth it!

Ian User Profile
October 2017
Lois is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to places to check out. Hippie Church is a must!!

Jd User Profile
September 2017
Lois was a fantastic host, she met us when we arrived, showed us the place, went over some ground rules and gave us some tips then let us enjoy ourselves. The neighborhood is really quiet and there was room for two vehicles to park on the street. The shower was tiny, but was what we expected based on the pictures, otherwise the bathroom was clean and they were plenty of towels. The beds are extra thick futon mattresses on the floor, but are surprisingly comfortable and the extra blankets and pillows ensured that we were always comfy. This place is a bit small, not bad for 3 of us, but would have been a bit cramped if we had anyone else with us. All of the art and the cats really make the place feel cozy.

Hillary User Profile
September 2017
Really awesome spot, everything was really interesting to look at, and the pillows made everything really comfy. Organized host with a book full of info for things to do.

Cassie User Profile
September 2017
If you're looking for a funky, fun place to stay in Austin, this is it. It's such a unique and quirky place, and the location is incredible. It's walkable and safe. The beds aren't exactly comfortable (since they're futon mattresses) but sleeping in the loft was very fun and the natural light is great. I'd happily stay again!

Austin User Profile
September 2017
We had an incredible time at Lois's place this weekend. If you are looking for a unique Austin experience this is the place for you.

Dustin User Profile
August 2017
Pretty much as advertised. Lots of decorations, and plenty of pillows and futons to lay on. Small but clean bathroom. Small fridge, water, coffee & tea. Also, the toilet lived up to the hype. It was mentioned in the listing as being from Paris, and it definitely seemed like the most elegant/sturdy toilet I've seen in quite a while.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in October 2010
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.
Professional Intuitive and relationship advice columnist.. Lived here since 1981. I know my way around Austin and don't mind telling you all about it. Art car artist since 1999. I have decorated 4 cars and you will probably see my car in the driveway when you arrive.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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