Welcome to the Birdhouse!Front Entry to the Birdhouse with tree shaded limestone patio
Cozy Casita Near Downtown in SoCo

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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.

The space

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.

Inside the open-plan first floor is 350 square feet (32.5 square meters) and includes:

A bed nook with a very comfortable natural queen mattress bed outfitted with clean crisp sheeting.

A fully stocked kitchenette, with two burner gas cook top, 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; High speed 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 local Austin hotel taxes (Texas hotel tax collected by Airbnb) 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.

Interaction with guests

The casita is in our backyard, so we will be around if you need anything or just want to chat. If not, the casita is all yours so feel free to revel in your alone time.

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $140 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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).

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.

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.




Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

260 Reviews

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Anne User Profile
May 2017
Secluded but convenient. The casita is light-filled and feels much more spacious than it is. I enjoyed my visit.

Patrick User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at the Birdhouse for my cousin's wedding & it was amazing! Dolina was friendly & very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again. Private, quaint & close to many hot spots in Austin. Highly recommend!

Laurel User Profile
May 2017
Great stay! Easy to get to. Was very clean and Dolina is very easy to get in touch with.

Lee User Profile
May 2017
Dolina' place is an absolute dream. It's beautifully designed and has everything you could need. It's in a lovely neighbourhood close to great restaurants and shops. The bed is so comfy we had one of the best nights sleep ever! Couldn't recommend staying here more, no hotel could come close to it. We hope to return soon, thanks Dolina!

Sumona User Profile
May 2017
Where do I start with the Birdhouse??? It was just as beautiful and cozy as I imagined if not more so. The place had amazing natural light and the loft was so cute! The location of the casita is perfect for everything. It was close to two or three bus lines, which we used and we also used RideAustin to get to places a little further away. But use the bus, it's so cheap and easy! Dolina was an amazing hostess. She was easy to contact if we needed anything or had any questions and the wealth of information in the welcome packet was great too. Bottom line, you will not be disappointed if you stay here. One of my favorite Airbnbs of all time!

Marissa User Profile
April 2017
I never write reviews, however, I had to after staying at the Birdhouse. The casita is wonderful...clean, artsy, quaint & beautfully decorated. Dolina & her family are extremely welcoming & friendly & communication was great. The house is not far from Rainey St or 6th so if you're looking to stay close to the action (but have some & relaxation as well) this is the place! I cannot recommend the Birdhouse enough & I will definitely be back.

Matthew User Profile
April 2017
Dolina's place was perfect for my girlfriend and I. Quaint and cozy but accessible to all parts of the city. Dolina and her husband were very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended!

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2010
Dolina User ProfileDolina is a superhost.

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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