About this listing
Looking for a comfortable inexpensive room to stay for a night? A week or more? Join us in our northwest Austin home where the house is tidy, nicely decorated and we are friendly, responsible, courteous hosts. Single or couples welcome. We have a small quiet dog shown in the picture. I will consider small pets on a case by case basis with a small pet cleaning deposit required.
Enjoy the large backyard with large beautiful oak trees, deck and bbq grill. Kitchen is well equipped if you like to cook and there is parking in front of the house on the granite gravel, beside the mailbox with your own parking spot and it is NOT on the street.
The bedroom available in this listing accommodates two persons on a queen bed. It is next to another guest room that I sometimes list on airbnb (although not listed as often as this one) or keep as a back up for a family member or a friend who needs to spend the night. This room listing is my primary listing but wanted you to be aware of the 2nd bedroom that may be occasionally occupied by another guest. The bathroom would be a shared bathroom with whomever stays in the 2nd guest room or if anyone just comes over to visit.
The room has central air/heat but there is a ceiling fan and a small space heater/fan for your own temperature control in the room if needed. There is a Queen-sized bed (linens, comforter and pillows provided), basic toiletries if needed, television with cable, a dresser, a closet, desk, small microwave oven and there's wireless internet throughout the house.
Nearby there are plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, dry cleaners, and a mall. A nice park is within walking distance with picnic area, tennis/volleyball court and a walking trail. Also about 2.3 miles away is the Alamo Drafthouse movie theatre and Lakeline Shopping Mall within a 2 mile radius.
Transportation: Your own vehicle transportation is probably best because of the location. But there is a busline approximately 1.2 miles away that will take you into Austin. MetroRail station is about 2-1/2 miles from the house if you prefer not to take the bus (or if you have a car and just want to leave it at the train station so you don't have to find parking downtown).
We're non-smokers and prefer non-smokers but if you are and don't mind smoking outside and disposing of your cigarettes properly, we will consider. Even though we're busy hosts we enjoy meeting new people. So if you're a friendly individual or at least know to say hello when you see us in the living or kitchen area, we would love to host you!
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests as little or as much as needed.
Quiet neighborhood with lots of trees and good neighbors.
We are approximately 16 miles from downtown Austin. When not traveling during rush hour, I can get to downtown Austin in about 25 minutes but during rush hour, it can take up to an hour. My location makes it easier for guests with their own mode of transportation but if needed, about 2 miles away is the train which will get you downtown. The bus is approximately 1.2 miles from the house but sometimes it takes over an hour and a half for the bus to make its way downtown.
I will need to see identification at check in. Keys will be provided at that time.
Quiet, clean, courteous guests are welcome. No smoking, candle or incense burning in the house. We love hosting friendly, active guests. Couch potatoes not so much. Pets on a case by case basis (small non-refundable deposit required). Come and go as you please (be courteous regarding noise coming in late at night), LOCK UP AFTER YOURSELF and clean up after yourself in the kitchen, please. Most importantly, have a great stay!