About this listing
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 a historic, 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, theatre, music venues, and the crown jewel parks of Austin: Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool.
See our AirBNB Guidebook for details.
Perfectly located for both the ACL Music Festival and SXSW. The neighborhood is hip, funky, friendly, 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 stay in a pinch. There is wireless internet, a small refrigerator, coffee and tea makers, microwave, and outdoor bbq.
You have your own patio and garden, for relaxing. There is also an outdoor ping-pong table, under a grove of pear trees.
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.
TO GET AROUND
You can access Austin's public bus system, use a car2go, Uber, walk or rent bikes (our preference) ! Bike rental is a few blocks away.
Austin also has a city-wide bike system: Austin B-cycle.
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.
3 adults, or 2 adults + 2 children.
No pets in the studio.
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).
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
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!
We has a great time during our trip, the location was phenomenal! The place is cozy and met all of our needs, both the couch and bed were incredibly comfortable. Margo was out of town but was incredibly helpful during our preparation for the trip,she left us some great snacks to munch on and was accessible and responsive when we reached out!
We barely saw the hosts, but they had provided some snacks and materials with things to do in Austin. The neighborhood is full of charming cottages, trees and birds. The heavy rains (thank you for the use of your umbrella) made the cottage damp - especially the concrete floor - and the de-humidifier was too loud to run when we were there. The window air conditioner is also quite loud and the platform bed is quite firm.
Heavy rains can be a little tough. We are putting central air and heat in the studio next month, which will also de-humidify and be quiet. Most of the year this isn't a problem but when the rains are intense, the window unit isn't enough. The floor is a bigger challenge in heavy rains. Again, the floor is rarely an issue except in very heavy and ongoing rain. We are looking at options. The rain and flooding has overwhelmed the current capacity, but hoping to get this working more smoothly. We are sorry these were issues.
We had a great stay at Margo's airbnb, the place was cute and she was very accommodating. Lots of conveniences- shampoo, bug spray, mini fridge, an umbrella, lots of books. Left snacks which was nice, and loved the map left with suggestions for places to go. Very easy walk to a lot of the places we wanted to see- Zilker Park, Whichcraft bottle shop, etc. Everything else was a quick Uber ride away.
Great little space. It was close to everything we needed. Margo was a great host. The back yard is very peaceful and the space very cozy. Thank you so very much!
Margo's place is equipped with everything you need for an great Austin vacation. It is very centrally located, and Margo is super responsive to guest needs. I highly recommend this location!
About the Host, Margo
We are from Austin, TX and both my husband and I teach at the University of Texas. He is also an architect 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.
SEE OUR BLOG
We have a Blog, where you can see more details and photos.
(write to us for the blog address, if this is unclear)