Highest value neighborhood; quiet; private; and walk-able to everywhere. The price is for 2 bedrooms that are spacious, with antique furnishings and 2 en-suite baths.
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, en-suite refrigerator and an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings. Private entrance too!
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.
Bikes, 1 private parking spot, free laundry, green space, free Wi-fi, free cable TV and extra storage
Interaction with Guests
We can assist with continental breakfast and Austin culture. -OR- You may total privacy.
Historic homes and some professional offices in historic houses. Low traffic and nice walking
Bus stops in several directions a few blocks away
Other Things to Note
Last remaining neighborhood in downtown Austin. If there is only 1 guest, the price
Basic linens provided. Guests may clean their linens prior to departure and receive a rebate of some cleaning fee (~$15 per bed). One car parking spot is provided, up to 2 more are possible for an additional charge (rate depends on type of days). Street parking can be difficult, given the location. If a key is lost , a replacement key fee of $15 will be taken from the deposit. Our 2 small pets are kept 100% seperate from guests area.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
It's fascinating to visit but far from comfortable to live in. I wouldn't recommend it.
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.
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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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