About this listing
Cozy home perfectly suited for a couple or a large group up to 10 or 12 people. We are only 6 miles from downtown with a bus stop an easy walk down the street. Decorated in an urban farmhouse style, you'll get a great feel for the city inside & out.
Our home is GORGEOUS, if we may say so ourselves!
4 bedrooms with beds
(1 King, 1 queen, 3 twins + ikea twin sleeper sofa)
1 study with a couch that can hold an air mattress
1 gameroom with a couch that can hold an air mattress
2 sleepable couches in the living room
2 full baths
1 half bath
large covered back patio
driveway plus free street parking
walking distance to bus stop
5 miles to downtown
20 miles to COTA (Formula 1 Track)
Solid granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, lovely open walk-through floor plan. Master bedroom and study downstairs, all others upstairs.
Enter into the living room, walk through to the kitchen and dining area, Master Bedroom is downstairs off the dining room. There is a huge covered back patio with ceiling fan and lots of outdoor seating. Great for pipe smoking and relaxing!
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, one large bath, and the gameroom. We also have a crib and/or pack'nplay if you need them.
Our neighborhood is very shaded and friendly. There is a lovely walking path through the neighborhood. It's a super trendy and very "Austin-y" location ...
For most renters, the entire house is open to you.
Interaction with Guests
We are available any time of day via text and phone; however, we won't bother you unless you ask us to!
(Usually we are out of town while you stay, so we have a local representative on call in case you need someone in person)
Very charming bungalow style homes, friendly neighbors, and a lovely walking path through the subdivision.
Bus stop is located just down the street - I think it's 1/4 mile walk.
Other Things to Note
Per CITY OF AUSTIN LAW - you will be required to pay 15% hotel occupancy tax upon checkin. This is the normal tax that you would pay at any lodging location, and Austin now requires that we short-term-house-renters collect this tax also. (we're happy to provide documentation for you, and you'll see our license on "proud" display!)
No Parties with anyone other than those in your party..ie. those who are paying to sleep in the house.
***I'd love to include the word "please" here…but we're just so serious about these 3 rules that they don't really merit the word. But we do have really nice voices. We hope that helps you feel loved!
As we mentioned in the description, this is a brand new home - so we'll be looking for responsible people/family to rent it to. We are super friendly and fun, but we're not crazy! =)
You may smoke on the back porch - but please please please, NO SMOKING whatsoever in the house. We'll have to keep your entire deposit if there is any smoke smell in the house.
Security deposit forfeited if parties are thrown in the house or yard.
Sorry, NO PETS! We love pets - we are glad you may have pets at home, but please leave them with their grandparents. Again, security deposit forfeited if pets are brought in.
Ugh, rules rules rules!
About the Host, Robie
Well...We are a family enjoying life - especially in Austin, TX! Jonathan and Robie met in college at the University of North Texas. We married a rough 3 years later - and have been in marital bliss ever since. We have lived in Minneapolis, MN, Gloucester, MA, South Hamilton, MA, Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA, and now LOVE life in Austin, TX.
If you're staying in our home, chances are that we are out of town. So, we will be there to greet you and get you acquainted with our home, but will most likely be out of town during your stay. HOWEVER, feel free to call us (who am I kidding, call Jonathan but TEXT me!) ANYTIME! We know the city very well and are quite well connected....not that we like to brag!
Our life as well as our home are very family friendly - we welcome families with children of any age...if you need special supplies for your little one, just ask. While ours are growing quickly, there's a good chance I have what you need!
We love music, so you'll find some fun stereo things built in to our home. We don't love TV, however, so you won't be super impressed with our cable offerings ...but come on... you're in A-TOWN - ain't nobody needing to spend their time in front of the TV! (Don't worry, we do have two televisions so you won't have to go cold turkey during your stay. whew!)
We are sort of beer snobs - so please ask us for recommendations ... if we like you, we're likely to leave a selection for you in the fridge. hint. hint.
That's all I can think of for now - my kids are screaming at me.