Cozy Casita Near Downtown in SoCo

House - Entire home/apt · W Alpine Rd, Austin, TX 78704, United States

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.

Your host, Dolina
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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 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1700 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the birdhouse. Dolina was very friendly and made sure to contact her if we needed any help or had questions, but also allowed us total privacy. The Birdhouse was very comfortable and private and very quiet as it was away from the main road. The property was conveniently situated as it was only about 2 miles from downtown. We definitely recommend this rental property.

    July 2014
  • I had a great visit with my family and felt lucky to stay so close to them. Dolina is a great host, she met me on arrival and was easily available if I needed her. The Casita was beautiful, comfortable and spacious enough for me and my daughter. This was my first time with Airbnb and it was all that I hoped for. Thank you Dolina, the Casita was a serene and pleasant home to return to at the end of the day.

    June 2014
  • 5 star plus! Thanks Dolina for welcoming us to your home. Perfect respite from booming Austin. Quiet, clean and beautiful place with snacks and coffee. Wonderful hospitality. Perfect location, we were very pleased to find so many great eateries and places to hang out right by the casita.

    Thank you for a wonderful stay.


    June 2014
  • This is the type of place I've always wanted to stay in. I have traveled the world, and this is by far one of my favorite places. The Birdhouse was absolutely beautiful. I never would have thought a small space could feel so large. The ceilings were tall. Tons of natural light. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Clean. Tree swing. The bluetooth Bose speakers sound great for Pandora. Plenty of kitchen including convection oven/microwave and stove! The mini fridge had several items. The gracious host even supplied our favorite morning drink (organic green tea). The location was superb, quiet, and just what you'd want. We were 5-10 minutes from just about everything. Couldn't ask for more. Will definitely stay next time I'm in Austin.

    June 2014
  • The casita was a beautifully designed and kept space; a joy to stay in. Dolina was so friendly and a great communicator. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our hosts a lot. We didn't get to talk too much, but Dolina was there to answer any questions we had and we got to have some conversations about changes in Austin over the years.

    She was a great host and had iced tea for us when we arrived (yum!), and had parking available for us to use.

    We would definitely stay in the casita again - they have a small sign on the wall encouraging you to feel at home and we did.

    June 2014
  • The "casita" was perfect for my husband and I! Beautiful space all around - every little detail was perfect. We also loved the location- very central to lots of good food and fun! I'd highly recommend this rental.

    May 2014
  • another wonderful stay in dolina's casita... capmetro's service was nice... very easy to get around without a car... simple, quiet, clean, no issues... a perfect weekend getaway!

    May 2014
  • The bird house is a unique, lovely space--beautifully decorated and immaculate--and Dolina was a gracious host. She showed us the ins-and-outs of the studio upon our arrival, and we were happy to have freshly ground coffee in the kitchenette to start our day. (Oh, and the bed is super comfortable!)

    May 2014
  • Loved it! Looks exactly like the pictures, was perfect perfect perfect for 2 people. Not far from anything and close to a lot of cool stuff.

    May 2014
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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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