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.
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.