The guest house is set well back from the road and, with its private gravel driveway and wooded surroundings, is a relaxing hideout. Enjoy sitting on the porch with a glass of wine after a busy day in town.
Large private free standing guest house, El's Place is a combination of modern cool and rustic warmth. The spacious living area has high vaulted ceilings and is flooded with natural light from french window doors and skylights. The large breezy porch is ideal for lazy afternoons reading and relaxing Hill Country evenings with friends under large porch fans.
El's Place sleeps two in a cozy bedroom with queen sized bed opening onto the porch; a daybed with trundle is situated in the living area, and adds two twin beds, making this a great solution for both romantic getaways and family breaks.
If you like to cook, there is a full kitchen and a gas grill down on the patio, beside the fire pit.
With a large private driveway, there is plenty of room for a boat or RV. A neighborhood boat ramp into Lake Austin is less than 5 minutes away. If you are in town for an Austin festival, it’s a direct shot along scenic Bee Cave Road to Zilker Park, about a 15 minute drive.
One caveat.. We don't have a washer/dryer in the Guest House.
There are two entrances to the guest house: 3 French doors look out over the front porch onto the garden of the main house; a back door provides access from the private driveway.
Interaction with Guests
We like to say hello to our guests and make sure they are comfortable. Other than that, we are there if needed - we may meet if guests are out on the porch and we happen to be in the yard.
The neighborhood is quiet. The guesthouse is set well back from the road on a private driveway. This is a community of fenceless properties where people like to stroll or jog with their dogs. In 3 or 4 minutes drive you are on Bee Caves road that takes you right into the heart of Austin.
There is no public transport.
Other Things to Note
We have a small washer/dryer and over-the-air TV (no cable) with a Roku Box for internet TV channels such as Netflix and Amazon.
No smoking in the house. We keep cleaning fees to a minimum and ask that guests leave the place clean and tidy.
Simon was a wonderful host, making sure we felt welcome every step of the way. The space itself was wonderful. It was big enough for our baby to run around and had several flexible sleep options. The porch is lovely; I only wish it was warmer so that we could have had full advantage. There is no cable, but wireless and roku access. We were very comfortable band would stay here again. Highly recommended!
I had a great experience staying here. Simon and his wife are very gracious and helpful. The neighborhood is peaceful and friendly. I would often jog or take walks around the neighborhood, and I always felt very safe. The house itself is very clean and comfortable. I definitely recommend staying here if you are needing a cozy place in Austin to land!
Simons place was quiet, roomy and comfortable. Would definitely stay again! Two thumbs up!
We had a great time in Simon's Southwestern Adobe House. Simon was personable and nice, he also responded to our phone calls immediately. The place was clean and very nice, you get a lot of house for your money! With our rented car we moved easily to everywhere with the amazing roads that you find in Austin, Texas. He suggested to go to Rudy's Bar-b-q and it was a very nice experience I recommend you to do as well. At the house through the kitchen windows we got to see three deer that made our experience very unique since we are from the city. Totally recommend this place to anyone!
Great host. Great spot. It was clean, comfortable, and quiet. Great place to stay for a month.
This place is amazing and such a great getaway especially if you're coming from a city like New York. It is a quick drive into downtown, but just far enough away to enjoy nature and the hills. Simon and his wife were great - so accommodating, nice and interesting to talk to! The place was spotless and had everything we needed to cook! We definitely hope to return here! Thanks again, Simon!
Simon's place couldn't have been more perfect. My wife and I visited Austin to attend South by Southwest and do some sightseeing around the Texas Hill Country. It was the perfect vacation retreat for us, close enough to Austin to give us easy driving access to restaurants, concerts, and boutiques, yet far enough away to enjoy quiet starlit nights on cozy reclining chairs set up on a giant porch that looks out on a fig tree, prickly pear cactus, and lovely landscaped space decorated with clay sculptures, tile mosaics and other attractive works of folk art. Simon and his wife are kind, gracious, responsive, witty, and easy going, and we enjoyed several warm conversations during our visit. The place was large and spotlessly clean, with a well-furnished kitchen for cooking and skylights that keep the living space bright and airy. Simon even left us a complimentary six pack of Modelos, chips and salsa, and a couple slices of pie when we arrived----a great welcome to kick off a wonderful SXSW adventure. We were saddened to have to leave, and can't wait to come back.
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Born in the U.K., I moved to Italy when I was in my teens and spent a lot of my adult life there. As many, I moved to Austin for a spell and ended up staying. Difficult to move away from that southern warmth...and now that I am married to a girl from New Orleans, I am here for good..
Photographer, sailor, rower and sometime runner, I love the Austin outdoors and life in the hill country. I am a passionate cook, and a South Austin type of guy when it comes to eating out. The choice and creativity in food, south of the river, is really a match for any town and one of the reasons I bought my house in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood. I have just started listing both Studio and Guest House on AirBnB so come check them out!