About this listing
Located 25 mins from downtown Austin, TX, the house is surrounded by hills and is just a short walking distance from the Austin Lake. Very peaceful and beautiful. You can have your own private room, your own bathroom, a private deck facing east.
The room on the upper level has a comfortable double size futon bed, shelves and a small closet. The bathroom is on the main level of the house next to the living room.
You will share kitchen, living room, laundry room, and beautiful front porch downstairs with the owner of the house. The owner is away at her business from early morning to late evening and will take care to be out of your way and afford you privacy. There are no pets in the house.
The neighborhood is great for walks and relaxation. The nearest shopping (The Galleria) is only a few miles away with great restaurants nearby.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is an Austin, Texas based company dedicated to planning conferences, trade shows, festivals and other events. SXSW first began in 1987 and is centered on the downtown Austin Convention Center. Each of the three parts runs relatively independently, with different start and end dates. In 2011, the conference lasted for ten days, with interactive lasting for five, music for six, and film lasting the longest at nine days.
Austin City Limits (often abbreviated as ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texasby Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television member station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as "Live Music Capital of the World," and is the only television show to receive the National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003.
Initially created to celebrate the music of Texas—featuring western swing, Texas blues, Tejano music, progressive country, and rock n' roll—the series has gone on to feature regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, alternative country, alternative rock, folk music, and jam band.
All guests are free to use the fridge and kitchen. Please note that we have recycling. All cans, glass, paper etc should be put in the brown bag in the kitchen; trash is below the sink and there is a jar next to the sink for compost items.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they would like.
The neighborhood is very woodsy with a short 2 minute walk to the lake.
There is no public transport nearby.
You can park in the driveway.
Other Things to Note
Please note that I am not very good with last minute requests. If you do not give me at least 1 - 2 days booking time, chances are your request will be declined.
No smoking in the house please.
No pets allowed.
If you keep me informed of your schedule, I will give you as much privacy as possible.
Please leave the premises as clean as you find them to the best of your ability.
There is no specified check in or check out time, but it would be helpful if you let me know your expected time of arrival and departure.
Please do not make the bed when you check out. Stripping the be appreciated but it is not required.
I absolutely loved Lata's neighbourhood and her home. The lake is absolutely beautiful and the neighbours were friendly. Lata was very accommodating, communication was excellent. I got the opportunity to meet her and she was very helpful, conversational without being overly chatty. The view from her cottage was absolutely gorgeous. Although it is not extremely far from downtown you feel as if you are leagues away. I would definitely recommend her listing and will surely come visit again.
Staying with Lata was great. The neighborhood was nice and I definitely felt welcome. I would stay with her again.
Lata was very accomadating and friendly. Her home was perfect for a quiet stay in a a great atmosphere. We pulled up to a dear hanging out in her front yard no more than 20ft from us. We counted 6 on her street alone. Having a drink on the balcony overlooking Austin is a must. I would've loved to spend more time here if we didnt have to keep trecking on our roadtrip.
Lata made us feel very welcome and the neighborhood was very peaceful with a lot of wildlife surrounding us. She was so welcoming and showed us everything around the house that we could hang out at. Her deck was amazing and so peaceful so we hung out on there early one morning to watch the sun rise. It was a warm night and she was also very accommodating and offered to turn the AC on for us that evening. She also provided toiletries and towels which was helpful. She got our futon bed ready for our arrival.
Lata made us feel very comfortable and there were no problems at all. It is a nice cottage in an amazing location. We had privacy the whole time. It is definitely worth the trip.
Absolutely amazing view from the patio. Owner stays in great contact with customers. Will for sure stay up at her place again next time I'm in the Austin area. Nice relaxing getaway from everything in a peaceful area.
Lata is welcoming and respectful; her home was exactly as pictured: green and serene. Perfect place to unwind and relax. Nice touches include separate bins for trash, recycling, and compost, as well as appliances unplugged when not in use to be energy-conscious.
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About the Host, Lata
I am a single mature woman and the sole occupant of the house. I do not have pets. I am the owner of a retail store in South Austin and am at my store six days of the week all day long till late.
Austin has so much to offer with an amazing culture that involves the best music scene, eclectic nightlife and delicious southern cuisine! Come visit for SXSW and/or ACL and you are sure to have a time to be remembered!