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.
Dolina was very welcoming and responsive, and the BirdHouse was cozy, clean and perfect. Also in a great location! Definitely recommend.
The Bird House is delightful- compact but comfortable and bright, with wonderfully thoughtful use of space.
Dolina was a great host; friendly and helpful and very accommodating when I needed to change my plans.
We had a lovely stay at Dolina's beautiful casita. It was a warm and bright space that was very clean and cozy. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Dolina was very helpful, and we really enjoyed her recommendations, especially Elizabeth Street Cafe for Vietnamese food nearby. The casita was a perfect home base, especially since it was a bit rainy while we were in Austin. Thank you so much Dolina for a perfect vacation!
My extended stay at The Birdhouse was wonderful, start to finish!
As the pictures reveal, the space is gorgeous - equally perfect for relaxing or entertaining. But aesthetics aside, the experience exceeded expectations. Dolina was an extremely friendly and accommodating host, always available for help or questions. Most importantly though, she offered privacy and ultimately made me feel as if the space were my own.
This Airbnb is hard to beat and definitely worth a stay!
The Birdhouse was the perfect setting and location for my husband and I's 1 year anniversary mini vacation to Austin. The house is exactly as described but even cuter in person. Dolina was very welcoming and accommodating. We felt very safe and secluded in their backyard and it was right down the street from some of the best food and sites in Austin. We will definitely be staying here again when we come to Austin.
Exactly as pictured - beautifully decorated, very comfortable, and has parking. There's a few restaurants within walking distance and it was a good location to get around Austin because nothing felt like more than about a 10 min drive away. Another plus is that Dolina is responsive and helpful.
The casita was everything we expected and more. Dolina was very welcoming and provided everything we needed. The little kitchen was fully equipped and the fridge even had a few extras. The Bluetooth stereo and wifi also made the stay at the casita very enjoyable.
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.