Downtown Historic Judges' Hill

Villa - Private room · West 17th Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States

Highest value neighborhood; quiet; private; and walk-able to everywhere. The rooms are spacious, with exposed brick, and an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings.

The Space

Two large suites, recently remodeled and refurbished with 2 en-suite baths in downtown Austin (an extra third bedroom also if needed). The rooms are spacious, with high ceilings, huge windows and an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings.

There is a large master bedroom with a queen, a second bedroom with 2 twin beds, and recently remodeled bathrooms. This 1st French Floor suite is 1000 square feet with full-size windows in all rooms and has its own entrance, parking spot, cable TV and wifi.

The historic rooms are located downtown and near campus, between 15 & 19th near West Ave., making it an ideal location for events in Austin, such as ACL, Formula 1, SXSW and UT Football games just a short walk or bike-ride away (place has 2 bikes). Shuttles to Formula 1 leave from near-by downtown location(s).

For example: CONVENTION CENTER ( #1.) 11min by bike on special lanes, paths & quiet streets, as it's down-hill, 15 to return ; --->#2.) 19min by 1 bus ( it's main line so many runs, 3 in 2min row, then 10min wait, 3 in row...etc.) (4 block walk & 3 block walk on each end) --->#3.) 30min easy safe walk there via historic streets by State Capitol (down-hill). 35min back (mix of flat & final up judges hill). I'd suggest some returns via cab or bus.

The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful - a rare find given the central location. Nearby are all of Austin's best restaurants, cafes and nightlife. (3 to 8 blocks)

This rooms are a separate areas in a large historic property where Pat & Bill live in with their family. You may view the home itself on Judges Hill Historic District web site. Pat owned an antique shop and has decorated the apartment.

Welcome to Austin. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy living here.

Guest Access

Bikes, 1 private parking spot, free laundry, green space, free Wi-fi, free, free cable TV and extra storage

The Neighborhood

Historic homes and some professional offices in historic houses. Low traffic and nice walking

Getting around

Bus stops in several directions a few blocks away

Other Things to Note

Last remaining neighborhood in downtown Austin

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1600 /week
Monthly Price: $4000 /month
Security Deposit: $285
Cleaning Fee: $47
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I very much enjoyed my stay at Pat and Bill's. They are a welcoming couple. Their house is in a beautiful old neighborhood and is a convenient walk to the University of Texas. I would stay there again. Thanks Pat and Bill!

    February 2014
  • Great place! Close to UT, W 6th, city buses, and surrounded by the beautiful mansions of Judges' Hill. The decor is a whimsical mix of old and new (the owner is a European antiques dealer) that only adds class to this charming pied-à-terre. Easy to find, great welcome from the owners. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone headed to Austin for a long weekend.

    November 2012
  • We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is a little eclectic but you can't beat the price. Bill was an excellent host and had a lot of useful info on Austin.

    October 2012
    Pat & Bill
    Response from Pat & Bill:

    Scott, thank you for reviewing our apartment and your stay. I am glad you enjoyed it. Eclectic is a great word to describe the the apartment since it has antiques and art deco pieces of furniture and the French Country & English bedrooms and urban chic kitchen.

    Thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you again.

  • We needed space for two couples for the UT/WVU football game and didn't want to go the Hotel route. This place fit our needs perfectly. This was our first time using AIRBNB and also Pat & Bill's first time to rent this unit. I thought the experience was great. Their location is perfect downtown and on the west side of campus. You can walk to the stadium/campus and even to 6th street if you are feeling energetic. The unit is good sized with two separate bedrooms, a living room and full Kitchen. Pat met us to check in on our schedule and was very friendly and helpful. Overall we recommend and do it again!

    October 2012
  • Very pleasant

    November 2013
  • Pat and Bill are great people, but the place in the cellar of the house felt a bit like a 'bunker'. It was all quite old and seems to be an antique store on a day-to-day basis... The was basins looked really antique and were downright dirty. The location of the place in the top-West side of town is nice and the price is fair, but I wouldn't go there if you are used to tidiness and comfort...
    Also - in the master bedroom you can hear every movement of the people living above... which is rather annoying in the middle of the night...

    March 2013
  • This was an easy, accessible location - a short drive/cab ride to downtown. The neighborhood was quiet and safe. As for the accommodations, the place was convenient for our brief stay. The beds were extremely comfortable. However, if you are a light sleeper, I would not recommend the queen bedroom as you will hear every footstep and movement including the dogs above you which was some what of a nuisance. Be prepared to wash the linens yourself or leave a fee. Overall, easy, convenient and fit our needs.

    February 2013
  • Excellent central location in a nice, quiet residential section - very convenient to UT/downtown. Comfortable beds, great water pressure in the shower, all the basics are covered.

    While this is a separate unit with its own entrance, it is on the lower level of the main house where Pat & Bill reside.

    February 2013
    Pat & Bill
    Response from Pat & Bill:

    As many have said, or place has 2 top line values: a.) Convenient location & b.) safe/quiet neighborhood. Historic & @ your door parking add to the uniqueness

  • Pros:
    Very well-decorated and historic, feels like I've ridden the time machine back to the early 1900's (sinks had separate hot and cold faucets, hehe), it's walking distance to Old West Austin and UT Campus. and the bathtub was cleaner and had more water pressure than most of the modern apartments I've stayed in Austin

    Living room floor had leaves and debris from outside, rest of the rooms don't look like they've been vacuumed either, the guest bedroom smelled weird, rusty sinks that barely ran water, sinks and toilet gave out rusty water at first, rusting mirrors, inside of fridges look like they haven't been cleaned in a while. Lots of noise from the pipes, boilers, and creaky floors from upstairs, and even the buzzing of super-loud lights from outside. And honestly a little creepy. I didn't sleep much for the first 2 days due to the noises and how much of a scaredy cat I am.

    Bottom line:
    It's fascinating to visit but far from comfortable to live in. I wouldn't recommend it.

    February 2013
    Pat & Bill
    Response from Pat & Bill:

    For women the top benefit of our place is safety. The price fits the age. I can not recommend Jing, for BNB's. She belongs in a hotel. She left the place a mess.

  • We stayed for a month with Pat and Bill whom were very sweet and helpful people whose demeanor out weighed the quality of the space below. The accommodations are more suitable for a short term stay. We knew the space was on the lower level but we did not realize it was a renovated basement until we arrived. The uninsulated ceiling allowed us to register their early morning movement which we are used to in our own home. When we mentioned there was an odor of what seemed to be animal urine or moldy carpet coming from one of the bedroom closets they helpfully provided us with air fresheners and offered to reimburse us for any cleaning products we may have purchased. These and many other problems could be easily over looked if one's visit was brief. Pat and Bill are new to Airbnb and seem to be generous hosts that are willing to share their home with your family and pet. They have a few kinks that could be easily ironed out.

    January 2013
    Pat & Bill
    Response from Pat & Bill:

    This is a great family, but the young kids were hard on our place as well as having their pet. We are evaluating the entire kid & pet part of being a BNB. It seems you can not cater to both families & sports guests with pets as well as you professionals that want (& I guess are willing to pay) new freshness.

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Bill & Pat graduated from Georgetown University in DC and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively.
Sailor, Gardener, European antiques, Art, Football, Reading. We also love to travel - Paris, Toulouse, Vienna Austria, Venice Italy, Buda-Pest, NYC NY, DC, Annapolis, Belize, Cozumel, VI & BVI. Pat recently retired from a successful business, Pat Monroe Antiques. Prior to the business she painted portraits. Her father, Ed B. Price, was Head Coach of the University of Texas Football team (phone number hidden). He bought the present home in 1959 and it has been in the family since. The historic home was built in 1906. We have two grown wonderful sons and two dogs- a Pomeranian named Churchill and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Bonaparte
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