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.
SPECIAL NOTE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SXSW: The minimum stay is 3 nights. We still have open 3/18-3/23 if you are interested.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK SO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GETTING. The entire space is shown in the photos. The space is about 300 SQ. FT. I have three cats that might want to join you in the space (up to you if you want to let them). Sadly they clearly are not happy with other animals on the property so...I'm sorry but NO PETS.
SIX PEOPLE CAN SLEEP HERE. HOWEVER, IT WOULD BE VERY TIGHT AND A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE. I WOULD PROBABLY RECOMMEND ONLY FOUR. There are 3 double futons but the space would have the two on the main floor so tight it would be hard to move around with ease.
I am requesting a two night minimum stay on weekends but a one night stay is fine during the week. Requests for last minute (within24 hours) one night weekend stays will be considered. Please ask.
My house is located less than a mile from Zilker Park. It is pretty much near anything you would want to do. I am renting the building in the back of my home which is where I work.
There are two futons on the floor, tons of pillows, and another double size futon in the loft. There is no typical bed with a mattress. Just futons. It looks exactly like the photos. It has a very small bathroom. The shower is so small it is difficult to bend over in (just being honest). This is exceptionally small for a lot of people but I have had many groups of 4 or more. I like to think of it as a welcoming, warm, crash pad.
It is a very spiritual space that I like to call the peaceful haven. I am seeking very respectful, clean guests that will honor the energy of the space. Normally the space is used for my intuitive consulting and teaching. It's a quiet peaceful space and clearly not a place to party. Please don't even consider it. The neighbors expect not to hear each other after 10pm so thank you for honoring them as well as the space. No smoking of anything anywhere on the property. Thank you in advance for honoring these requests.
My house was entered in the most colorful house in the world contest and everything about my house is artful. It is also on the Austin Yard Art Tour. There is plenty of fun art all over the place. The fence is an entire undersea mural. It truly is "Keeping Austin Weird".
Everyone that sleeps here says it is peaceful and quiet. This is a fantastic location in a colorful place but there are no other amenities besides a peaceful nights sleep.
The zip code of the rental is 78704 which you might know is close to SOCO and downtown. Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park are right down the street. There is a bus not too far away but I would always recommend a car to get around in Austin. Renting from me comes with free tourist advice. I have lived here since 1981 and really do know Austin.
I have three young cats. Boowee, Beauty, and Bunny (all female). You can let them in the space with you or not. It is up to you. If you have pet allergies, you should be totally okay as we clean so well between guests there is no left over animal residue from the last one.
SXSW books in two blocks with five night minimum stays: Interactive stays must start on the 3/12. Music stays must start on 3/17 or 3/18.
ACL, SXSW, X-GAMES and F1 are $295 per night. There is a 4 night minimum for special events except for SXSW which is a 5 night minimum.
SLIGHTLY HIGHER RATE FOR FUN FUN FUN FEST.
Yes, there is a hot tub but there are "issues", so sadly it is not available.
The neighborhood is filled with homes from as early 1900's to modern remodels. All the homes on my street started as 1960's Ranch style. Today you never know what you will find next door or a block away. Regardless, we are truly a neighborhood that has real neighbors who know each other and walk, bike, drive the hood.
I always recommend a car in Austin. Parking is in front of my house on the street. The closest bus stop is 10 City blocks away. Airport cab is about $30 or the local public Airport flyer bus to Riverside and Congress. Taxi from that location is probably less that $10.00 or a long walk to bike rental 1/2 mile from my home. Here are some local resources.
(website hidden) – Car Rental at Austin Airport
Enterprise Rent a Car
Austin Car2Go – (Often seen parked in the neighborhood.)
With free parking around Austin, you only have to pay for the time you are actually driving the car. (.41/minute) You will need to go online, join, and get your Car2Go ID card to use the system. NO monthly fees.
Go Line: (phone number hidden)
This number will direct you to where you need to go via routes and stops closest to where you are.
One Way Pass $1.25
Day Pass $2.50
Local Cab Companies
Yellow Cab (phone number hidden)
Other Things to Note
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Number one house rule----ENJOY YOUR STAY!!!!
Thank you Lois! The space was a wonderful, peaceful, and quiet retreat from my work trip. I especially appreciated your very friendly cat friends. I will definitely be back!
The Peaceful Haven is just that! Colorful, bright, plush, quiet, secluded, but exciting. Lois has created such an awesome little place, so unique, so comfortable. Plenty of room to sleep 4+, but cozy enough that i'm sure it'd be perfect for a weekend in Austin with that special someone. Lois is so kind, and incredibly welcoming. Super clean, super comfortable. 10/10 !
Really fun and quirky place. Really cozy too. Lois was super inviting as well as her adorable kitties! For sure would stay here again.
Lois greeted us upon on our arrival, even though we hit some traffic on the drive and arrived later than we anticipated. The photos were accurate and even better in person. The neighborhood was quiet, safe, and easily accessible.
Had a great time staying here. Everything was exactly as described, and Lois went out of her way to make sure our stay was great. Loved the atmosphere she has created, and loved the cats. Location is perfect as it is close to everything, and the recommendations given for restaurants etc were spot on.
Would recommend in a heartbeat!!!
Lois and her place are amazing! Everything you need is in place and perfect for a relaxing getaway in Austin. Lois was very helpful in finding the perfect restaurants, shops and parks for our weekend. What a great place! Definitely recommend if you are looking for the true Austin Experience. Thanks again Lois!
I am grateful to Lois for squeezing me in last-minute for an overnight work trip to Austin. My stay was perfect - her place was exactly what I needed - calm, relaxing, and quiet. I will definitely be back!
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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.