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Cicada Guest House


Cicada Guest House

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean16 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Tranquil retreat on Colorado River in East Austin 3 mi. from downtown, across from 400 acre park with bike/jogging trails. New modern 1BR/1BA guesthouse on enclosed, priv. 1 acre landscaped grounds of larger modern house. Easy walk to restaurants.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 2PM


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance


44 Reviews

Angela User Profile
June 2018
Terrific place to stay if you like to be off the beaten path and appreciate an unique setting. There are many eating and drinking options nearby, East Austin is a choice location.
Jt User Profile
June 2018
This was a a great little guest house in Austin close to so many things
Matt User Profile
June 2018
Tom's house is beautiful, almost like staying in a botanical garden. His responses to questions were lightning quick. Very good host. Thanks!
Amber User Profile
May 2018
For our week long trip in Austin, my partner and I stayed in Tom and Emily's 'Cicada' guest home. Check-in was a breeze! As hosts, they were friendly and available but never intrusive. The Cicada was everything we wanted in a home-away-from-home; it was clean and quiet with grea…
Shauna User Profile
May 2018
This is such a charming property. Very quiet and quaint. I love the touches of the outdoor shower, fresh flowers and modern decor. Everything was at our fingertips. Emily checked in with us to make sure everything was good and to see if we needed anything. This is definitely…
Jessica And Luc User Profile
Jessica And Luc
May 2018
Tom & Emily's place is a true Oasis in Austin. Our expectations were exceeded with their warm hospitality, thoughtful amenities, and peaceful surroundings. We felt at home and had everything we needed for a smooth stay. If you love nature, your cup will be filled by their beautif…
Nick User Profile
May 2018
Really cool space. Very comfortable and and a great neighborhood.

Hosted by Tom

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Tom User Profile
56 Reviews
Tom is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are biologists and naturalists and invite you to share our sanctuary on the river. When we're not out in Mexico doing field work, we're here tending our extensive garden.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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About the home
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This is Tom’s place.
Emily helps host.

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