About this listing
A garden studio in a quiet neighborhood centered in all the best that Austin has to offer!
Central Austin. Within a short walk - cafe's, theatre, film, downtown, swimming, boating, hiking, biking.
NO NEED TO RENT A CAR
If you stay here, you can walk everywhere or ride a bike instead...
PERFECTLY LOCATED IN CENTRAL AUSTIN
This vacation studio, in the garden behind our home, is part of an older, quiet neighborhood, yet it's right in the middle of all the action! You will be within a few blocks of many of Austin's best restaurants, cafes, film, theater, music venues, and the crown jewel parks of Austin: Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Zilker Park, Barton Creek Green Belt and Barton Springs Pool.
See our AirBNB Guidebook for details.
Perfectly located for both the ACL Music Festival and SXSW. The Zilker neighborhood is attractive, safe, walk-able and classic Austin.
SLEEPS 2 +
The 10' x 20' room has a queen size bed (sleeps 2) + a very large L-shaped couch, where another person or 2 kids can sleep on a pinch.
FOOD / DINING
There are many nearby restaurants within a 5 to 10 minute walk as well as a small grocery store. There is a small refrigerator, coffee and tea makers, microwave.
You have your own patio and garden, for relaxing. There is also an outdoor ping-pong table, under a grove of pear trees. The studio has high-speed internet access.
We are a small family, living in the front house, and are great fans of vacationing in Austin! We can provide maps, excellent tips for music, feasting, biking, swimming, and generally enjoying Austin.
Walking or biking, you will quickly get to all the best that central Austin has to offer.
SEE OUR BLOG
We have a blog for our guest studio, with more photos and descriptions of nearby attractions. We can share that website address with you AFTER you make a reservation thru Airbnb.
Guests have access to the back yard, which includes an outside sitting area under a large Oak tree as well as access to our ping-pong garden which is along the path to the studio. Parking is available at the curb in front of our home.
Interaction with Guests
We are available during your stay to help with any questions and we love to share tips about favorite Austin destinations!
SEE OUR AIRBNB GUIDEBOOK for this listing.
The Zilker neighborhood is surrounded by parks and commercial businesses. We are within 2 blocks of restaurants, movie theaters (Alamo Drafthouse South), a coffee shop and more.
You can walk to Austin's best public parks including Zilker Park (volleyball, kite-flying, soccer, picnics). Barton Springs pool, Austin's largest natural spring-fed pool, is open year-round, and only a few blocks away, as is Lady Bird Lake - for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and fishing. One of our best-kept secrets is the 8-mile long Barton Creek Green Belt, which offers mountain biking and hiking trails, rock-climbing (limestone cliffs) and swimming holes (depending on rainfall).
Downtown Austin is a pleasant 20 minute walk away, or a 4 minute car/bus ride. The Austin Convention Center is at the far end of downtown and best accessed by bike, bus or taxi.
Other fun places to explore nearby: The South Congress business district for bohemian shopping and music venues, the Bouldin neighborhood - a nice 15 minute walk away with more local dining and our Performing Arts Center.
We provide a detailed map of the immediate area with many of our favorite destinations highlighted - the map is part of your welcome package.
You can access Austin's public bus system, use a car2go, Uber, walk or rent bikes (our preference) ! Bike rental is just a few blocks away, as well as a city-wide bike system: Austin B-cycle. If traveling by car, there is parking outside our home on the street.
Other Things to Note
The studio is one room + bath. The room is furnished with large sectional sofa, queen size bed and a small sitting area along windows to write/work.
The sofa does not have a pull-out bed.
Food preparation is limited: there is no stove - there is a medium-size refrigerator and a few small appliances.
We are avid readers and keep a collection of books in this room which you are welcome to browse.
3 adults, or 2 adults + 2 children.
No pets in the studio (no exceptions).
No smoking in the studio.
This vacation rental is in a quiet neighborhood, 3 blocks from busy nightlife. - We ask that guests do not bring the nightlife home with them. (Quiet please, after 10pm).
Loved staying here! Hosts were kind and friendly and the place could not be in a better location. It's a very short walk to lots of food trucks, coffee shop, brewery, etc. Great little getaway for our stay in Austin.
The studio was perfect for our stay in Austin. It's in a great location that puts you close to downtown and some fantastic places to eat. We loved how close it was to Barton springs, the water was great on those hot Texas days. Margo and her husband were fantastic hosts. They helped us with any questions we had about the area and were always available if needed. Their studio has everything you need for a great stay in Austin and allows you when you're ready to get out of the hustle of the city and wind down for the evening. High recommend staying here if you are visiting Austin in the near future.
We loved everything about our stay at Gregory and Margo's guest house. They were awesome hosts who were really helpful when we needed it with tips about the area (Gregory even got us a volleyball), but also gave us plenty of privacy. The neighborhood is situated right near Zilker Park and it's a quick walk to Barton Springs, kayaking, volleyball courts, etc, etc. Plus you're close to downtown, 6th Street, Rainey Street, Wholefoods.. I could go on. Highly recommended.
The studio is in a great neighborhood and decorated beautifully. We were able to walk to barton springs pool and to eat at multiple nice restaurants on south lamar. Also very close to town lake which is great for biking around. It has a nice little patio outside and is very (website hidden) worked fine which is very important for Austin summer. Margo was super helpful and answered my many questions with messages. Overall very happy with our stay!
When we arrived, Margo had a book available with everything we needed to know about our stay, even where the nearest grocery store was located should we need one. Books, DVDS, tea, dark chocolate and even a beach towel for a quick plunge into the waters of nearby Barton Springs were provided. Beautiful neighborhood and only minutes away from where our daughter's apartment is located. Secluded and quiet. Great location. We would recommend this studio to anyone who wants to be close to so much of what we love about Austin. Jan and Cort
An absolute gem! A beautiful self contained garden flat with everything we could possibly need. Fantastic location and incredibly close to Barton Springs pool.
We absolutely loved our stay at Sunny Zilker. The studio was adorable and in the perfect location for our Austin Adventures. Greg and Margo were great hosts!
About the Host, Margo
We are from Austin, TX and both my husband and I teach at the University of Texas. He is also a designer of modern homes and I have a strategy firm that works on social impact issues.
We especially enjoy being able to walk and bike to many of central Austin's parks, restaurants and music venues.