Entrance to the BurrowThese two chairs are outside the entrance
Cool Hyde Park efficiency apartment

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Cute little efficiency garage apartment in Hyde Park, near the University of Texas, Central Market, Shipe Park, the Elisabet Ney Museum, Cap Metro bus routes, walking distance to many restaurants and other attractions.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


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The space

Cute little efficiency garage apartment in Hyde Park, near the University of Texas, Central Market, Shipe Park, the Elisabet Ney Museum, Cap Metro bus routes, walking distance to many restaurants and other attractions.

Perfect for one person or a couple.

UPDATE: The outdoor shower is ready for use. Returning visitors will remember a window in the shower/bathroom. Well, that is now a door opening onto covered private deck with 3 shower heads. Perfect for Austin summer time, you've gotta come see it ... and shower in it. Clothing optional.

If you're not familiar with Austin, Hyde Park is north of the UT campus. A bus ride downtown takes around 10-12 minutes. There are many little shops and restaurants withing walking distance. Been doing my best to keep Austin weird for 27 years, I'm happy to help you find what you're looking for or figure out the best way to get around.

The room comes with a coffee maker, microwave and fridge. I'll also make sure you're supplied with the raw material for coffee production in the morning. There is a lovely deck above the guest house and you are welcome to hang out on it. And there is a huge fort in my front yard for your climbing pleasure.

Also, the house is equipped with gargoyles to ward off evil spirits. I guarantee they will not bother you during your stay.

Guest access

The garage has a cement deck that generally has a nice breeze in the evening. Guests are also welcome to climb on our tire fort in the front yard.

Interaction with guests

We interact with you as much as you like. Some guests prefer to be left alone and we're happy to do so. Others have gone out and had beers with us. We are open to all levels.

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Rule #1: Let's all remain calm. If something is amiss, please let me know.

Rule #2: Please don't smoke in the guest house. There is an awesome deck above you where you are welcome to ignite and inhale.

Rule #3: there is no rule #3.

Rule #4: No Pets. Well, MAYBE a dog, but we'd have to talk about it. Also, Wallace, my dog, has the run of the property. He is the sweetest creature, best dog ever. It's possible he might bark at you, but hey, it's his job. Generally he'll be in the house when you're coming and going.

Rule #5: I'll give you a key so you can lock up while you're away. I ask that you respect the private areas of the property.

Rule #6: Please, no parties or behavior that would make one of our neighbors want to call the police.

Rule #7: Be cool with the innerwebs. No illegal downloading/abuse of internet privileges.

Rule #8: towel hooks on the bathroom door - - use 'em.

Rule #9: If I think of other rules, I'll add them. Meantime, please let me know what I can do to make your stay more enjoyable.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

239 Reviews

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Jim User Profile
May 2017
Marcus was a great host. Nice room

Dusty User Profile
May 2017
The perfect experience for my first AirBnB trip! Marcus, the host, was very accommodating and ensured that my stay was going well. The location is in a great part of ATX and the feel of the apartment makes the trip in Austin that much better. With all the great reviews, the trip met my expectations to the T. I definitely will have to make a trip back soon! Thank you for everything Marcus!

Susan User Profile
April 2017
We loved our stay in the Hyde Park neighborhood. We took morning and evening strolls to the grocery, out for a glass of wine and had great breakfasts at Julios. We enjoyed the bird songs on the rooftop with coffee in the mornings. We appreciated the hiking guide, and the extra toiletries supplied. We didn't try the outdoor shower but appreciated the indoor one. The full size bed is smaller than we are used to but comfortable. Marcus left us with beverages in the fridge on our arrival and checked in by phone to be sure we were well taken care of. A pleasant stay in the burrow! Thank you Marcus!

Mark User Profile
April 2017
Great place, great people, there when you need them and gone when you don't lol! They recommended a great massage therapist as well!

Suzie And Devin User ProfileSuzie And Devin is a superhost.
April 2017
Great neighborhood. Great location. Marcus was very thoughtful and attentive to our needs. He provided coffee and beer. Great communication and directions to the place. Super easy check in and out.

Asa User Profile
March 2017
I had an absolutely fantastic time at Marcus and Gayle's. I lived in Austin for ~10 years, and was travelling back to see friends and family. Marcus and Gayle are the kind of people that make Austin so fantastic, I felt at home right away. They really go above and beyond to make you feel like family. Their poems are awesome too! The space itself is excellent! Good size for 1-2 people, all of your basic amenities. The outdoor shower is legit, as is the upstairs patio. Definitely the highlights of the house. Such a fun, quirky, eclectic sort of place. The neighborhood is also one of the best in Austin, its a really easy walk to a lot of great shops / restaurants / bars. I had a wonderful stay, and would recommend to anyone looking to experience the Austin vibe.

Haley User Profile
March 2017
Marcus and Gayle's burrow was perfect for our weekend getaway. They communicated with us throughout the entire trip. We are moving to Austin this summer, and they even texted us apartments to look up throughout the weekend, which was awesome! Highly recommend their burrow in Hyde Park!

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in March 2011
Marcus User ProfileMarcus is a superhost.

I like Ben Franklin's quote about beer — it's proof that "God loves us and wants us to be happy," (define God in that sentence in what ever way makes you most comfortable). Sharing the city of Austin is one of my favorite things about being a host. I like to treat my Airbnb guests the way I'd treat friends or family. My roots are southern, but I am not a Texan. I consider myself a resident of the enlightened city-state of Austin and the planet Earth, and am at home generally in any college town. I think the Beatles were right, love is all you need. Dogs rule, cats make me sneeze. I put this fortune cookie fortune on my bulletin board: "Friends are more valuable than money."

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Marcus’s place.
Gayle helps host.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.