About This Listing
If you want to relax in style, this is the place for you. We love our little backyard oasis and think you will too!
It's hot here in Texas. If you want to stay in Austin, you need to stay where there's a pool, and we have one for you!
Right bungalow is also available. We are having a special right now for the month of May and June: Book the right bungalow, which has a few more amenities, i.e. kitchenette, for the same price as this left bungalow.
At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac lies this practically brand new modern guest house that is 196 sq ft of efficient modern living. Resting behind a 1960's ranch house, it features a built-in queen-size bed with plenty of storage underneath for carry-ons or clothes, a closet, a lounger, a small dorm-size fridge, a coffee maker, microwave, a 3/4 bathroom with awesome shower (rain showerhead) and plenty of hot water, cable TV with DVD player, A/C and heater, an outdoor eating area for 4 in the breezeway, a 17'x35' saltwater pool for cooling off, and driveway parking with private entrance.
For parties of 4, you can rent our adjoining sister-guest house (at a separate cost). Just book that room on our separate listing. It's listed as Backyard Poolside Getaway - Right in a separate listing.
These houses are conveniently located in north central east Austin:
- 6 miles north of the world famous 6th Street (home of sxsw)
- 10 miles to Formula 1
- 5 minutes to the Metro Rail
- 2 minute walk to the closest bus stop
- 20 minute drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport
- 9 miles to Barton Springs
- 9 miles to the Domain
- 4 miles to the University of Texas
- 2 miles to I-35
- 2 miles to the Dell Children's Hospital
- 1 mile to nearest grocery store
- less than one mile to Bartholomew Park (where there's a great disc golf course)
We have a golden retriever (Buster) who is only slightly inquisitive. If you mind dogs, this may not be the place for you; however, we will do our very best to keep him out of your business.
NOTE: HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAXES ARE ALREADY ADDED INTO THE PRICE.
You will access the property through a gate on the side of the house. You will be given a passcode to enter your bungalow.
Interaction with Guests
How much interaction we have is mainly up to you. We are willing to give advice on things to do in Austin and we are also willing to leave people alone. Guests' choice.
I love that our neighborhood is growing constantly. Its proximity to downtown, restaurants, and local businesses is just the right amount - close enough to access easily yet far enough to be able to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown and Austin traffic.
Other Things to Note
WARNING: Unfortunately, If you are on Verizon you will not get very good reception/wifi - if any at all.
We have a two-night minimum stay and we stick to our policy.
No small parties without pre-approval from us - but no big wild parties allowed at all.
No glass of any kind around the pool. Plastic cups/containers only.
Sorry, no hot tub usage.
No smoking inside the house.
No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.
Check out time is 11:00 a.m. unless other arrangements have been made.
Lori and Bill made me me feel very welcome. Their guest rooms are clean, very nicely designed, and have everything you'd want for a comfortable stay. It's better than the picture.
The neighborhood is quiet, pleasant, and safe. It's about a 15 - 20 minute drive to any of the attractions around town.
We loved our time here. From the get go, Lori was so quick to respond and very helpful. The pictures are spot on - what you see is what you get. A cozy getaway. Super clean. The bed was so comfortable. Lori gave us a great list of restaurant recommendations before we came. We really liked the location because it was close enough to everything, but far enough that it felt like a retreat - which was the point of our trip. If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you're close to some key filming locations which was fun for us to drive by. Good restaurants close by - we loved Eastside Cafe. No problems with our stay! Would definitely stay again.
Our stay at the poolside getaway was fabulous. The small house was perfect for giving both privacy and convenience, staying in the neighborhood where our friends lived while we were in Austin for a wedding. We had just one chance to take a dip in the pool, but we loved hanging out on all the midcentury pool furniture!
We only had a chance to meet Lori on the last day, but she went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. From the water and Lone Stars in the fridge, the snacks, and the advice on brunch eateries -- everything was stellar.
Best hosts, beautiful pool house, wonderful time. They were the most friendly, helpful and non intrusive hosts we have had yet using airbnb!
We would use them again, that is how much fun we had! I DEFINITELY would encourage people to stay here.
This couple was so welcoming and hospitality is top notch. They make you feel like your just visiting old friends for the weekend. The pics of this place dont do justice to this beautiful well kept property that is minutes away from a highway or a major road to getting to everything in Austin. I will totally be going back and asking to stay here again.
The little poolside bungalow was fabulous! The space was perfect and had everything we needed (including a very comfy bed). The location was great and central to all of the popular places that Austin has to offer. Lori and Bill were fantastic hosts and gave us some great info on things to do, etc...And of course Buster the golden retriever was super cute and friendly :) would definitely stay here again. Thank you guys!!!
Our experience at the Backyard Poolside Getaway was great! My boyfriend and I traveled to Austin for a long weekend and just needed a place to sleep. Lori's Air B&B was perfect--she was welcoming, helpful and easy to get a hold of. We stayed two nights and were thankful to have such a perfect place to stay.
The room was clean and stocked with the essentials + some snacks!
The neighborhood was easy to get to and close enough to the highway for us to travel to all of the sights we wanted to visit.
We would definitely stay here again in the future!
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