About this listing
Lovely apartment in 1907 house just steps from great restaurants, bars, shopping, UT, the Capitol, downtown, and bus routes. City-required Operating License 2016 No. 020545. Rates reflect local and state hotel taxes.
This fully equipped, eclectically decorated suite is part of my house, but it is a completely separate unit with its own bedroom, bath, kitchen/dining area, and private entrance. It also has a Iot of light, wireless Internet, a flat-screen TV with lotsa cable, Bose MP3 player speaker, a king-sized bed, a full-sized fold-out couch for extra guests, a third futon for large groups, and a lovely screened-in porch with downtown views, fantastic for working on a laptop, reading, or playing. Kitchen is fully appointed with full oven/fridge/dishwasher, as well as toaster, microwave, coffee maker, French press, dishes, etc. Coffee, tea, and half and half are provided. Bath towels and basics (including blow dryer) are provided.
You are welcome to use the laundry room (which is located between my unit and the suite, just outside your bedroom door. My dogs do have access to the laundry room, so if you want to do laundry without meeting them, you can let me know ahead of time, and I'll keep them inside my house. Otherwise, just introduce yourself nicely, and they should be fine with you (one might bark, but it's only because he wants to meet you).
Interaction with Guests
I live in the other part of the house and am happy to be as invisible or as helpful as you desire - I've lived in Austin forever and can give you all sorts of tips for most anything you want to do. I do have two large, friendly dogs, whom you don't have to encounter if you don't want to – simply don't use the back bedroom door, or let me know if you would like to do so, and I can keep them inside my side while you are doing so.
Other Things to Note
*IMPORTANT for those with *severe* allergies to dog dander*: I live on the other side of the house with two dogs. The dogs don't stay in the guest apartment, but I have had one person (in 2+ years of AirBnBing) affected by their dander. So if you or someone in your party is extremely sensitive to dog dander, this is probably not the place for you.*
This is a family neighborhood, so it's not the place for parties, loud music, etc. Please keep noise moderate and be respectful of the neighborhood. NO SMOKING INSIDE. I do allow smoking on the porch – please use ashtrays provided.
I've lived in Austin forever, and I love to be an ambassador for my chosen hometown. I'm a writer and editor. I have two big, rambunctious dogs whom I adore (and who will not be staying at the house during guest stays). My two passions since childhood have been rock music and journalism, and, with a few tweaks, that's what they still are. I dunno - I'm a liberal arts major who does and likes the things liberal arts majors do. I love delicious and adventurous food, books, great movies, design of all kinds, plants, and traveling, which I don't get to do enough of. I tend to enjoy big, cosmopolitan ciites like New York, Paris, and Rome or beautiful beaches in Mexico or high desert like Marfa and surroundings or northern New Mexico. I'm friendly and goofy. I'm sure you've stopped reading by now.