About This Listing
Business Insider called the Birdhouse one of "The Ten Coolest Airbnb Rentals in Austin, Texas" (Feb. 18, 2014). Our lovely casita is a great home base for exploring the best of Austin or just curling up to read a book.
Welcome to the "Birdhouse" a beautiful, quiet, light-filled studio located under large Live Oak trees in our backyard.
Enjoy the weather with two outdoor areas: a shady limestone patio with comfortable seating and a sunny gravel patio with a lovely dining area.
Inside the open-plan first floor is 350 square feet and includes:
A bed nook with a very comfortable queen bed outfitted with clean white organic sheeting.
A fully stocked kitchenette, with two burner gas cooktop, under counter fridge, convection microwave, and all the cooking supplies needed to make everything from a great cup of coffee in the morning to a cozy dinner.
A well appointed bathroom with over-sized shower (supplied with endless hot water thanks to the tank-less water heater), fluffy towels, and hairdryer.
A lovely seating area with a cozy window seat.
Off street parking, for one car; Wifi; and iPod dock are also provided.
We are located approximately 2 miles south of downtown in-between South First and South Congress convenient to public transportation.
Rate includes 15% state and local hotel taxes for stays shorter than 30 days. (City of Austin STR License # 122381).
NOTE: Although we love dogs, and other pets, (including our own sweet dog) we do not accept them as guests.
We are located within a short walk of restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping.
The bus stop is a 4 minute walk away, which will take you downtown and beyond with no transfers. The bus downtown takes around 15 minutes or you can drive to downtown in 5-7 minutes.
All of central Austin in within close driving distance of the house.
The airport is a short 15 minute drive.
Other Things to Note
Use loft/ladder at your own risk. Please use caution and common sense on the loft ladder. No children under 12 in the loft. If you have been drinking, or are otherwise physically compromised, please do not use the ladder/loft. The loft is not a sleeping space.
We live in the house in front of the casita and so we expect reciprocal respect.
Please let us know if you need anything! Also, please notify us if something breaks or is not in working order. We will work to correct any problems as quickly as possible.
No smoking in the house, and if you must smoke please do so on the back patio (dispose of your butts in the metal trashcan, not in the house trash).
Finally, per the Airbnb Host Guarantee Terms and Conditions ( http://www.airbnb.com/terms ) please be aware that you will be liable for all loss and damages incurred during your stay. By booking a reservation you agree to pay for any damage you do to the property.
Comfortable seating area with cozy window seat and drop-leaf table for an intimate dinner for two.
This was a terrific little place. Just the right size for two people. It was in a nice convenient location... a short walk from a bus stop and some restaurants... and the host was nice and welcoming.
Terrific little house. Had fun & would recommend it to anyone looking to explore Austin.
We just returned from the Cozy Casita and are already planning our next trip back! We had a wonderful time, and found the space to be exactly as described and more. It's bright and sunny, beautifully designed and decorated, and fully equipped to suit our needs. The location is great, close to South Congress, but quiet and private at the same time. It was great to have breakfast on the patio each morning, before heading out for the day. Dolina is a charming host and readily available if needed.
The Birdhouse was the perfect setting and location for our stay in Austin. The house is exactly as described and even nicer in person. It really is all about the little touches and thoughtfulness that clearly went into this space. Dolina was very welcoming and accommodating. It was peaceful and very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again and I would highly recommend this place to those looking for a great place to stay.
We could not have asked for a better home base for our Austin trip! Dolina made everything really easy and the space and location were amazing! We would highly recommend the Casita and would love to go back! Had the weather been better, we would have loved to have spent more time in the yard too! It is all around gorgeous!
Our host, Dolina, was there when we arrived and was quite helpful and welcoming. Ahead of time she asked us about a few items we might use for our stay and they were provided. All instructions were easy to read and perform.
We really enjoyed our stay, the space is very sweet and comfortable and the setting is quiet and lovely.
Dolina was very welcoming and responsive, and the BirdHouse was cozy, clean and perfect. Also in a great location! Definitely recommend.
About the Host, Dolina
My husband and I spent a year traveling the world in 2008. We stayed in literally hundreds of places. Some were great and some were awful, but what the great ones all had in common was a welcoming host that helped us feel more like locals. Airbnb gives us the opportunity to welcome other travelers to our part of the world.
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