About This Listing
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.
ACL-- There is a minimum stay of four nights during that time period.
WEEKENDS---I require 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 contact me before you request about that.
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.
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)
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Number one house rule----ENJOY YOUR STAY!!!!
We had a wonderful time in Austin. Lois' place was very fun and quirky. If you are looking for something unique in Austin, this is it. Great location, which made it very easy to get downtown. Zilker Parker is an awesome neighborhood as well. Lois was super friendly. She greeted us and toured us around her amazing home. She gave us amazing recommendations and was an unbelievable host. We will be back for sure.
Lois is an AMAZING hostess! So knowledgable and welcoming. She makes you feel right at home! The accommodations are very clean and comfortable and the neighborhood cannot be beat! She's a local artist - and it was a joy just to be around her warm and positive energy. So happy with our stay!
Lois and her personal assistant were helpful and thorough. They notified me of a potential issue due to the weather and provided contact if there was any issue. The location was as listed, with a helpful book of instructions, and coffee, tea, and water available. The room was very comfortable and cozy. The futons were futons. Wi-fi worked well and the bathroom accommodations were adequate. Extra points for a shower head tall enough for me!
Lois was a peach. I was in a rush and didn't get to spend much time with her but think I would enjoy having a nice cuppa with her talking about the world.
Location was fantastic for downtown and Zilker Park access. Neighborhood was great. $4 Uber to downtown and you could walk/bike to some great places south of Lake Austin easily as well.
Our experience in Austin was amazing. We had such a great time exploring and it was nice to come home to Lois's cozy and eclectic home each night. It felt a lot like going "home" and not back to a hotel. We loved it. If we ever return to Austin, there is no doubt where we will stay.
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About the Host, Lois
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.
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