Welcome to the Birdhouse!Front Entry to the Birdhouse with tree shaded limestone patio
Cozy Casita Near Downtown in SoCo
Cozy Casita Near Downtown in SoCo
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

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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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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.



Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

283 Reviews

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Ashley User Profile
September 2017
Awesome host! Check in was a breeze and the place was adorable!

Fionna User Profile
September 2017
If you want to feel at home in Austin, this is the place to stay. It has everything you need for a relaxing get away and Dolina is a wonderful host. The bed was super comfortable, the AC worked perfectly, we had a fridge and space to keep our food and drinks, and plenty of areas to hang out inside and out. The only thing I will call out is that you may want to rent a car or anticipate using car services (like Lyft, Uber, a cab) since it's a bit removed from the main areas of town. Nothing is more than 10-15 mins (Soco, downtown, East side) but just something be aware of.

Matthew User Profile
September 2017
A gracious host! It was a great experience!

Rachel User Profile
September 2017
The casita was fantastic. It's a charming house with great yard. Everything was clean. It was cool to escape the heat. Dolina met us outside and gave us a run through. I'd definitely book again!

Katie User Profile
September 2017
The birdhouse was quiet and peaceful. Close to nightlife but far enough away to be quiet. Easy access to 71 and private shaded parking. Dolina was a sweetheart and provided everything we could have needed.

Cynthia User Profile
August 2017
This tiny house is well designed and appointed, full of light and very comfortable. One of the best airbnb places we're stayed. Quiet. Comfy bed with nice linens, plenty of pillows and good reading lighting. Small library. Gracious, accommodating host. Although the weather didn't cooperate there were two outdoor seating areas.

Maja User Profile
August 2017
The casita was the perfect weekend getaway. It was secluded and quiet if you want to get away for a bit, but also very close to restaurants and things to do. A quick uber ride to South Congress Ave or downtown. We really enjoyed our stay and Dolina was a great host!

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined 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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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