Solar Sanctuary, walk to everything

House - Entire home/apt · S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, United States

The Space

perfect for SXSW!! I can house a large number of people...please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

STR License # -- OL (phone number hidden)

**I stay in the house (it's a 4 bedroom) & help keep things clean & flowing smoothly. I can play host or I can stay out of your way!

the Solar Sanctuary was built in 2004 on land purchased by my great-grandfather in 1930! it's a 4-star green builder home w/ solar panels (so no worries about running the a/c in the Texas heat!) & large open spaces w/ bamboo floors & high ceilings, no-VOC paint, HEPA-type filters on both a/c units & return air vents in every room.

my home is a magical sanctuary!! you also couldn't ask for a better location...you can see downtown from the front sidewalk! there are amazing food trailers across the street & many cool shops & restaurants on S. 1st St., all within walking distance. Bouldin Creek runs through my backyard & there is a short trail through the woods on the other side. it's fun just to walk around & look at the eclectic mix of housing styles in my area. 78704 is the best!! there is ambient street noise (worse during the day, usually quiet at night), so you might want earplugs if you are a sensitive sleeper.

I have full size real beds in the 2 guest rooms. there is a massage room that can become a private room if someone wants to sleep on a queen size air mattress. I have many nice pillow top air mattresses if you want to put more people in the house...there is plenty of space!

easy walk down the hill to Auditorium Shores (Reggae Fest, FunFunFun Fest & more), the hike & bike trail & the Long Performing Arts Center...continue across the S. 1st St. bridge & you are downtown! quick walk to the SOCO shopping district full of unique shops, restaurants & the legendary Continental Club. longer but pleasant walk to Zilker Park (where ACL Festival is held), the Botanical Gardens, & Barton Springs Pool (one of the best things about Austin, a lovely natural springs pool w/ 68 degree water!) I will offer rides when I can & I love to give advice on places to hangout & things to do & see! I love to be a host to travelers, but I can also stay out of your way, whichever you prefer!

during SXSW I supply basics such as coffee, tea, juices, bottled water, bagels, yogurt & fruit!

sauna upstairs!!
room in the garage for one vehicle, 2 more spots for parking out front
keypad front door entry, no keys necessary
wireless internet
Keurig coffee maker & many types of coffee & tea
use of the spacious kitchen & common areas
bathroom stocked w/ nice shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sugar scrub & fresh towels
jacuzzi bathtub
10' ceilings downstairs, 9' ceilings upstairs
Brookstone massage chair
gas fireplace
nice sheets & super comfy pillows & blankets
upstairs laundry facilities
ceiling fans
desk in each room
large back porch facing Bouldin Creek & a yard full of giant Live Oaks
use of large hula hoops, & basic instruction is free!
old instruments...piano, acoustic guitar, various drums, didgeridoo
1 lazy cat

previous guests: Thievery Corporation, Seu Jorge, Local Natives, Red Light Management, Ancient Astronauts, Dubspot, ESL Music, Fool's Gold Records, professional hoop teachers Brecken Rivara & Ann Humphreys, & more...

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 6
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $125
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
  • The best place I've ever stayed via AirBnb! Kim is the best.

    March 2013
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School
Alief Elsik High School, University of Texas
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Self Employed and Loving It!
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I was born in Austin & both sides of my family have been here for generations! I love south Austin & the 78704 area & I'm a huge longhorn football fan! I was stuck in Houston from the ages of 8-18, but during that time we visited Austin every chance we got. I came back here in 1984 to attend UT (Economics degree) & never left. I am proud of my city & love to share it with travelers! I'm self-employed...doing all natural henna body art since 1997, teaching poi (fire dancing) since 1998 & teaching hula hooping since 2006. I sometimes perform & teach workshops, & I help people with their tattoo or logo designs.
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