Our mid-century modern house is conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown and walking distance from several bars, restaurants, and public transit. Enjoy our all glass living room surrounded by 15 ft. tall bamboo and relax on roof-top deck.
This is a lovely two-story guest house (1200 sqft) with a secure (locked) private entrance surrounded by an 8 ft privacy fence that is walking distance to all restaurants on Manor Rd., bus-stop, and the light-rail station on MLK blvd (only one stop before downtown stop). Cab rides downtown average 5-7 dollars. It is convenient to SXSW events, a few blocks from the UT football stadium, and it's on the way to Formula One since we are east of downtown. We live in the front part of the property (not fenced) in a house on the same property as the guest house--the property is very large at 9,000 sqft. The guest house is in the back with its own entrance and shaded parking space. We are a licensed (# 916167) short-term rental with the city of Austin.
Upstairs : There is one bedroom with a queen bed, balcony, two side-tables, LCD screen TV, I-pod alram clcok, and a closet (with shelves and iron/ironing board). The bathroom is next to the bedroom--it has a large walk-in rain shower. There is also a very large balcony upstairs for lounging among the trees.
Downstairs : there is a large studio (NO DOOR) with a comfy full-size pull-out couch ( high-end foam mattress provided for extra comfort) that is basically a large second bedroom; a full kitchen; and large living area with two large comfortable couches for one or two people (if the full size bed in the studio is not an option for 2 people). PLEASE NOTE: This is technically a two bedroom, but the downstairs bedroom is more like a studio.
Amenities: Wi-fi, 2 LCD screen TVs, cable with HBO, I-pod alarm radio, central air/heat, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, parking space in drive-way, private 8 ft. fence, towels, shampoo/conditioner/soap, coffee, and a wood-burning fire-place. There are several restaurants and coffee shops less than 2 blocks away (El Chilito, Salty Sow, East Side Cafe, Mi Madres, Haymaker, School House Pub, Thai Thani, Hoovers, Thunderbird Coffee, Bennu Coffee, The Wet Whistle, Ingredients, Butterfly Bar, Windmill Bicyles, and more. The Rail Station is about a ten minute walk and the bus-stop is only two blocks away at the end of Maple Ave.
Recycling/composting and using organic products is important to us. We do not wash our sheets with fragrance or fabric softner and all our cleaning products are organic.
I will answer all your questions in a prompt manner to ensure you arrive with no problems and will work hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable.
During your stay:
Unless you need assistance or have questions (I am always available via phone if not home for questions), you will hardly notice we are there other than the occasional appearance of our friendly dogs (unless you do not like dogs). The hammock and numerous tables and chairs in the backyard are also available for your use. We have a large garden, so depending on what time of year you are visiting Austin, you might also be offered fresh vegetables and fruit from our numerous plants and trees.
weeknight/weekend (phone number hidden)
Monthly: 2500.00 (sometimes negotiable)
SXSW - (phone number hidden)
*there is a two night minimum for all stays and 75.00 cleaning fee for all stays (this is exactly what we pay the house keeper). We also charge 15.00 per night for each person over two people.
*check-in is 3:00/check-out is noon, but times are negotiable depending on availability. If we have someone checking in the same day you are chekcing out we must have the 3 hour window for the housekeeper to clean and wash all linens so please respect the times.
PETS - Please inquire about a pet you would like to bring-they are usually allowed depending on the details of your situation given how expensive some of the furniture is. There is a 20.00 pet fee.
EXTENDED STAYS - If you are staying longer than 3 days, we will work out how often you will need new linens per your request. If you are staying longer than a week, we have the option of using the laundry room as you like for 25.00 per week or 3.00 per load (honor system). There is no cleaning service during your stay, but there are supplies for you to use. We can arrange a cleaning service for you if you like.
The Rail Station is about a ten minute walk and the bus-stop is only two blocks away at the end of Maple Ave. The bus or train to downtown area is about 5-10 minutes.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$875 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2500 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Neighborhood:||Upper Boggy Creek|
FABULOUS place. Beautifully appointed private guest house that we picked because of its proximity to our daughter's new address in Austin. Easy access/check-in and the parking spot is only a few steps from the front door. Hosts could not have been more kind, helpful, or responsive. We will be back and often. (I only hope all these positive reviews don't make it hard to get in!) With a 50-degree drop in temperatures our first 24 hours in Austin, the fireplace was a wonderful addition to our stay.
We, two adults n two boys 11 & 12, stayed here for a week after Christmas. It was the perfect set up for our family with privacy for the adults upstairs and the kids in the den downstairs. The guest house is lovely, well outfitted, and as several others have mentioned, very close to great eats. The yard is very private and I loved that our kids could shoot goals on the net. Nearby is also playground if you are traveling with kiddos who need lots of action even if you have had them hiking or rock climbing all day! Michelle was great about communicating and offering lots of good tips for the area. We recommend this guest house and would stay there again if we visit Austin again!
We spent Thanksgiving in this wonderful guest house. It was everything we could have imagined and a perfect place to spend the holiday with our family.
We will definitely stay here again when we return to Austin
We loved our stay at the guest house, this was our first time using airbnb and we weren't disappointed! We flew in for the Formula One races and stayed for 4 nights. It was clean, comfy and private. It felt like our own little home away from home. You can tell the home was built with love and care; it inspired us to want to update things in our own home. The dogs were sweet and made us miss our dog back home. We didn't get the chance to meet Michelle since we were out and about often but we did bump into John and he was very nice. I appreciated the little things in the house: like the sleep sound machine, bath robe, coffee and creamer and the full length mirror in the bedroom closet.
We loved the restaurants within walking distance and really appreciated the instructions/recommendations that Michelle had printed out. We ate at El Chiloto 3 times and had drinks twice at the Haymaker. We caught the bus 2 of the nights into downtown and took a taxi back (only $13). If we come back to Austin, I'd definitely love to stay here again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Michelle's guest house. The location was great, with lots of food within easy walking distance, and a quick drive (or bus ride, though I didn't try that) to campus for the conference I was attending. Michelle and her family were gracious hosts, and we had fun talking with them. My son is still talking about the fun he had there! I would highly recommend staying at Michelle's guest house, and would stay there myself whenever I find myself in Austin in the future.
The house was better than we expected from the photos online! Michelle and her dogs were very friendly, the house was comfortable and inviting, and it was the perfect space for entertaining a small group of friends. Another guest posted that this was the perfect fit between a hotel with high quality finishes and feeling like being at home... and I couldn't agree more. The upstairs bed is so comfortable and the memorabilia throughout the house is interesting and fun. A huge plus was that it took us about 10 minutes to get to the airport, downtown and basically everything else we were doing while in town! We'll definitely look up the place the next time we are in town.
Our stay at Michelle's place was exceptional, felt just like home. We were visiting our freshman daughter for UT Family weekend and couldn't have picked a better place to stay. It was easy to get to and from the campus, easy access to HEB to restock our daughters dorm, and great restaurants in the area. The kitchen was well equipped which allowed me to make my daughter some good home cooked meals. The place comfortably accommodated my husband and I, my 20 year old son, and even my daughter when she decided to spend one night with us. Michelle kept in constant communication with us before and during our stay. And.... My son and daughter LOVED petting and giving snacks to her two friendly dogs. Definitely staying here for future visits, so comfortable and homey we didn't want to leave. Thanks Michelle
Michelle's place is a cozy apartment with modern decor. it's a perfect place to stay in Austin. within a 5 minute walk, there are a handful of great places to eat and have coffee. the place is located 10 minuets away from downtown. Inside, the place is sleek and tasteful. it's a beautiful house with an awesome patio. i would definitely rent her place again.
Michelle's place is absolutely gorgeous. We always felt right at home. She had little treats for us when we arrived; so yummy and thoughtful! The guest house is located behind the main house and is very private. Her dogs were very friendly and made friends with our dogs easily. What I loved most about the guest house is the rooftop patio; it was so nice to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine outside under the trees. The house is conveniently located on the east side of Austin. It was never more than a $10 car ride to downtown, rainy street, or east side. We will definitely be staying here again!
Thanks again, Michelle!
This is the perfect place to stay in Austin - it is in a very quiet neighborhood and yet is walking distance to many great restaurants, coffee shops, etc. and still close to UT and downtown. The house is just like the photos...beautiful! We had everything we needed for a 2-week stay, and the bed is incredibly comfortable! Michelle and her husband are wonderful hosts, and very responsive by email and phone. I couldn't recommend it more!