About this listing
Austin weekends & events await you in this spacious guest room with private entrance & private bathroom. Walking distance to downtown, University of Texas and east side entertainment districts, but also a quiet retreat.
Welcome to Casa Leona!
We want you to fall in love with Austin. Please be my guest in the spacious home that I share with two housemates and one cat. Staying this close to Downtown Austin puts you in the heart of activity at the University of Texas, the state capitol, the entertainment districts and the festival and conference hubs. Yet, it's also a peaceful, quiet retreat from those same fun places and events.
We are in easy walking distance to great coffee shops, pubs and a variety of restaurants and food trailers.
The Guest Suite:
Spacious and private guest suite is 500 sq.ft and has a private entrance and patio. It is furnished with a queen bed, couch, a few chairs, and a few patio chairs outside. The room includes a mini kitchen with a refrigerator and teapot. You will have a private bathroom with sink, toilet and shower (no bath tub). The room has a stereo and wifi, but no TV.
You will not have access to the main house. If you need to use something, washer & dryer for instance, just let me know and I'll let you in. The guest suite is stocked with helpful items and snacks. It has a big closet for your fabulous wardrobe.
If you love to walk and bike, you'll love staying here. The bus stop is 2 blocks away and it's an easy trip to most of the major destinations. If you have a car here, I have off street parking for one car and the street is easy and available for parking, too. Taxi to/from airport is about $25. There is a $1 bus to/from airport--the busstop is several blocks from here. The airport shuttle is about $16.
Ask me and I'll try to find those special things you really want: your favorite foods, shopping, reservations, experiences...
Austin won my heart a long time ago. I hope you love it, too! Please enjoy your stay, wherever you decide to hang your hat!
Guests have access to your own private suite, but not the common areas of the house. If you need kitchen or laundry room access, we can easily arrange it on an individual basis. You will also have access to all the outdoor spaces.
Interaction with Guests
I'd love to get to know you a little or a lot, based on our plans and needs at the time of your visit. I'm an experienced host and my goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible.
Central East Austin has been through it all. The amazing public art and beautiful people are a reflection of the history of both oppression and proud community.
I am proud of this neighborhood and fortunate to have lived here since 2000.
Other Things to Note
Smoking is ok on the porch or patio.
Be open to cats, no pet allergies.
We live here. We will all be living together. Please be respectful to people and property.
It was such a pleasure staying at Jennifer's sweet guest room! We were very sad to leave. She, and her flatmates, were all beyond welcoming and truly lovely, going out of their way to make us feel comfortable and ensure that our stay in Austin was brilliant. Which it was. Her place is fabulous - very private and quiet, close to public transport, and has everything you need. The bed was super comfortable, and Jen even stocked our little fridge for us with cold drinks and breakfast food, provided different types of lovely specialty tea and a kettle, and laid out shampoo/conditioner/bath gels and toothpaste! The room itself was huge, and we had loads of closet space and our own bathroom and shower. Oh, and wifi! Could not recommend her enough - we loved every minute and hope to get back one day again!
About the Host, Jennifer
I have lived in Austin since 1994 and I love it!
I work downtown, doing administration and event planning, but my heart lies in my many other interests.I'm into environmental conservation, plus a little travel, politics, music, film, and books. I look very forward to meeting an having a conversation with you! If you're a couchsurfer, find me on (website hidden) (username Jennynopnop). I want to be a host who can confirm what you've probably heard about Austin: this is a lovely, lively and easy place to be...enjoy!