About this listing
Natalie's Room has high ceilings, long leaf pine floors, natural light and a stunning downtown view. Tastefully decorated with a full-sized bed and family heirlooms, the entry door has a built in ringer. This room shares a bath with the Oat Willie Room. Natalie Von Schenk, the room's namesake, was one of the principals of the German-American Ladies College and lived at the school. Her sister's family and descendants lived in the house for 100 years after the school closed.
Experience the century-old simplicity and ambiance of the Old School, a centrally-located historic home, whose broad, sweeping porches look out over the Austin landscape. The spacious rooms and grounds make the perfect site to host festivities. The location is easy walking distance to the Capitol, Sixth Street, restaurants like Franklin's barbeque, hip east side bars, and galleries.
A suite of three bedrooms upstairs will sleep six. The other two rooms are listed separately on Airbnb as the Inn at Old School Oat Willie's Room and Inn at the Old School (Kate's Room). Downstairs you will find the large East Room and one and a half baths. You may contact me about renting all four rooms together.
Amenities include wifi, parking, and flat screen television, large comfortable living room, inviting outdoor spaces with native plants and antique roses, spacious porches with rocking chairs, and welcoming cats. Relax and unwind in this unique space.
The Old School is also convenient to bus stops and light rail.
Smoking outside only 15 feet from building. No unregistered guests. Please be careful of wood floors.
Charming and beautiful home. Fantastic location - walking distance to bars/shops/restaurants on 11th street and 6th street. D'Ann was a very friendly host and we even snagged some cinnamon buns fresh out of the oven one morning =) One thing to note specifically about this room is that you share a door (that is locked) with another room so it is not very sound proof. You also share a small hallway that leads to a shared bathroom with a different room (again not very sound proof).
D'Ann was fantastic. My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to stay on a short trip to Austin. The decision to take a small trip was very impromptu, and I hit up many people on airbnb for a place to stay. I finally came upon D'Ann's listing and sent a request, to which she responded within minutes to.
We got into town about 10pm that same night and were amazed by how big her property was! White picket fence, big trees and front yard garden and all. We knock on the door and D'Ann greets us with a smile as she welcomes us into her home. She gave us a tour of her home, and the whole time my girlfriend and I were tickled at the fact that we were able to lodge someplace so nice at the last minute. We were offered beers, told about the history of the house, given some insight on some of the best places in town, and let us know of some great spots to hit up a couple blocks from where her house was.
Our room was very cozy and huge, and had our own private bathroom directly accessible.
She was very accommodating and we felt very welcome. I would definitely love to stay at this house again in the future!
D'Ann was an amazing host. She was friendly and accommodating to my late check in. I stayed in 2 of the 3 rooms and found them both to be large with comfortable beds. The location was on a well known street for taxi's although Car2Go was a great optiion. It was a 35 minute walk to the convention centre. Overall it was a great place to stay and will be particularly enjoyable if you appreciate heritage buildings.
D'Ann's home is very welcoming. It's so pretty. You know the home has a soul. It's genine and we're si glad de stop there. Close to the center in a nice neighborehood. Lots of food trucks down the bloc. D'Ann is lovely. She gives great tips about Austin. She's a great person to hang with.
D'Ann made our arrival easy, leaving keys with a welcome flyer at the front door. She was kind enough to offer us Tea, coffee and pastry before venturing off to ACL. Both the home and the room are beautiful and charming. The room is made private with a door lock and has a conveniently connected full bath. The house is old and I feel obligated to say there may be- or may not be- ghosts of the house. Overall great experience! I would be a little cautious of parking as my car was keyed either at Driskill's valet or here- street side.
D'Ann was wonderful. Her welcoming hospitality helped me feel right at home. Even her cats were friendly!
The Inn at Old School is magical. An Italianate Victorian, this house features a stunning staircase, 18+ high ceilings, lovely decorations and comfortable beds. On the second floor there's even a balcony where you can relax and listen to the nature surrounding you. I can see how this place would be perfect for groups who all want to have their own room.
I definately look forward to staying here again. I consider the Inn at Old School my Austin home-away-from-home.
One of my favorite Airbnb stays to date. The location in East Austin is the best neighborhood in Austin and is walking distance to the 6th street scene if you need it. The house is beautiful, with three outdoor decks overlooking D'Ann's gardens. Try to get the back room attached to the deck when you stay here.
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About the Host, D'Ann
I grew up in South Jersey outside of Philly. My family came from Wyoming and I like to visit there and go fishing each summer. I have been lucky to mother a number of children as a step mother, foster mother, adoptive mother and birth mother. My children have become teachers, chaplains, peace corps volunteers, activists, union organizers, business persons, and parents themselves. I am a Legal Aid lawyer and general agitator for justice. I hope we leave the world a better place because of our actions.