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 about ACL: There is a minimum stay of four nights during that time period.
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 Bonnie (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 3/10. Music stays must start on 3/15 or 3/16.
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!!!!
Lois greeted me when I arrived and was just as friendly as could be. The place itself is welcoming. The mermaid gate alone says, "Hi. come in. Be at home." The bed was comfy, the pillows abundant, the not water HOT and plentiful. I liked that there was a water dispenser. Friendly cats. And birds tweeting everywhere. It's really a haven. It's minutes from downtown and everywhere I needed to be. Darling neighborhood.
Lois was amazing! The space was as described and Lois was warm and welcoming. It was walking distance to all of the things that I love to do in Austin.
As college students visiting Austin on a road trip, this peaceful haven was the perfect place to stay for our first trip to Texas. Located in a wonderful neighbourhood and close to most of the places we planned on hitting in Austin, we couldn't have asked for a more convenient location. Lois also was extremely helpful in giving recommendations of places to eat and things to see while on our short trip to Texas. We will certainly be back to Austin soon, and will hopefully stay here again !
Super quirky awesome experience in a fantastic location near the park. Lois is awesome and helped introduce us to Austin's unique culture.
After an unfortunate event on spring brake I knew my girlfriend needed a place to occupy her mind with something else. When I saw the vibrant colors and the incredible amount of sunshine Lois' place had, I knew this was THE place for a quick getaway/launch pad for an errand my girlfriend had to do the next day. Lois is a very nice host and her recommendations on her to do list are spot on! My lady's smile lit up whenever we went in to the colorful and welcoming room, it was good to have her back. Beauty and Bunny were very welcoming, docile kittens; they won't protest or resist when you show them the door for the night. The room was pristine and offered everything as advertised. It is so close to very hip places and new up and coming restaurants, a skip and a hop away from downtown 5-8 bucks in an uber. There's a convenience store within five minute walking distance on Bluebonnet Ln. I would highly recommend my personal friends to check this place out!
Lois' space was amazing and unique. It's exactly what you see, and it's perfect when you're trying to get away from the craziness. Short walk to great restaurants; Lois was a consummate host, greeting me warmly and then leaving me to get things done and enjoy the place.
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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.