About This Listing
Relax at my private, quiet, xeriscaped oasis 1.5 miles to DT & listen to sounds of water from my 3 water features and koi pond while enjoying unique plants and folk art.......after a fun, stimulating, busy day/night enjoying Austin.
15% State, City STR (short term rental) taxes not included in price and need to be paid upon check in. Private, detached, clean and comfortable garden cottage located less than 1.5 miles from downtown Austin and S. Congress. Free use of 2 bikes . The 10 inch full mattress is very comfortable for two. A full sized air mattress is available so 2 guests could sleep on their own bed also.
Xeriscaped oasis in South Austin with koi pond, water features, greenhouse, cactus/succulent folk art. Located close to 2 bus stops. Walking distance to Torchy's Tacos, Wine/tapas bar, Moroccan food, coffee shops, Mexican restaurants, food trailers on S. 1st, and S. Congress.
Check in time is 2pm and check out time is 11am. You can arrange to leave luggage prior to check in and you can store luggage past check out if needed.
Gorgeous selection of cactus/succulent folk art . Your own private oasis close in the heart of South Austin. Your own space, gate, door, and key to come and go as you please. Comfy, cozy, private space in secluded backyard stocked with all you need for a comfortable stay.
Free wi fi, cable TV, fridge, iron/ironing board, washer/dryer, microwave, (website hidden), toaster oven, AC, heat, use of a bike, 2014 brand new futon frame with 10 inch thick mattress with all bed linens, towels, etc. Feel free to enjoy all the gardens, greenhouse, koi pond, and well lit backyard oasis. Very private and peaceful get away.
I am happy to assist, offer suggestions, and/or, just as happy to give you your privacy.
Quiet, close in, and in South Austin. Safe neighborhood. Close to 2 parks as well as Mexican restaurants, new Tapas/wine bar and new beer garden, food trailers, coffee shops.
20-25 minute walk to DT. Only walk minutes to S. First and walk less than 15 min walk to SOCO. 25 min taxi ride to airport. Bus stops on S. 1st and on S. 5th are minutes to walk to.
This is the place if you enjoy a beautiful space in a scenic , secluded garden only minutes to DT, S. Congress, Zilker Park, Barton Springs, the green belt, and Torchy's Tacos on S. 1st.
Check in is simple and I will give you more instructions after your confirmation. Guests are free to come and go independently with their own key at any time. Well lit up at night with lanspdscape lights and a motion sensor light at gate.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to give you all your space and privacy with only minimal contact if you like.
I am willing to assist you about the area, our musical history, the hill country, and with any assistance required.
Galindo neighborhood is in the "hip" part of South Austin, within 2 miles to Hike and bike trail, Downtown Austin, SOCO, S.1st, and S.Lamar. Less than 3 miles to Zilker Park, ACL FEST. 78704 area is close to many local music venues Downtown @ 6th Street, Rainey Street, and even closer are ABGC beer garden/live music/food, The Continental Club, Saxon Pub, One to One,Gueros outside venue, Opal Devines, Maria's Taco's, Horseshoe Lounge, Opa Coffee/Wine bar. Many other restaurants, coffee shops, bars are very closeby. Galindo is very quiet and many neighbors in my area have been residing there for decades. Within walking distance, options include Torchy's Tacos, coffee shops, a wine/tapas cafe, a new beer brew pub ABGC, numerous Mexican restaurants, unique shops on S. 1st, SOCO.......less than 1.5 miles to DT as it is a straight shot down S. 1st. Parking is safe on the street. This backyard is an oasis to return to after massive stimuli enjoying Austin!
Both Uber and Lyft are available for getting around.
Parking is safe on street in front of my home. Easily accessible to both bus lines on S. 1st and on S. 5th, only minutes walking to the bus stops. Taxi from DT to my home is less than 20$. From the airport taxi is about $30 with tip and takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on traffic. Buses are also available from the airport to DT and then grab either southbound bus on S. 1st or S. 5th to Cumberland St........couple minute walk home from there. More info once you have booked the space.
Other Things to Note
I am well aware of the music history, the changes to town since the 70's, the hill country, and many interesting Austin options......
I am looking for a respectful renter who is appreciative that I am opening up my personal space. No loud music,smoking ok outside of the cottage, parking in from on curb, no pets, report any damages, and report any problems or issues to me no matter how small. Only 2 guests and no more. NO PETS ALLOWED. Room cools very
quickly upon your return after being away for hours of extended time away from cottage.
Dan had everything ready to go for our stay and let us drop off my bags early and offered to let us stay late! The property is like an oasis in his backyard with a beautiful garden and koi pond that we enjoyed. The futon was even more comfortable than expected for the two of us. highly recommend Dan!
Really awesome host with beautiful backyard and patio. I arrived very late and he was very understanding about it. He also let me stay a bit longer as nobody had booked after me so I was able to get a great sleep! thanks for the hospitality!
Dan was super accommodating and easy to get ahold of. His backyard is amazing and a must see. It's a perfect size room for two people with a lovely tile shower. I will most definitely be staying with Dan again whenever I have the chance!
Dan was very welcoming and laid back. The cottage is perfect for two people and very cozy. We had a wonderful time!
About the Host, Dan
I enjoy music, photography, travel, cactus/succulents, fishing/boating, the Oaxacan Pacific coast and meeting interesting people. I have followed Austin's music scene since the 70's Armadillo World Headquarters days. I especially enjoy all the Texas singer/songwriters who put Austin on the musical map. Also, I love New Orleans music which has a deep, rich history and a sound that transcends me in time. My interests cover from Buddy Holly to Buddy Bolden, from Townes to Dr John, and Shinyribs to Trombone Shorty. My musical tastes cover rock, country, R & B, reggae, blues, jazz, conjunto/Tex Mex, Mexican, African, Cuban, Latin, Big Band, and classical. I own and operate the South First Food Court which is in a unique area peppered with many mostly local Austin independent businesses, coffee shops,restaurants,and music stories. Torchy's Tacos, Summermoon coffee shop, are just a short walk down the hill to S. 1st from my home. I am very close to SoCo, S. Lamar, Zilker Park, and Downtown.
I have had very satisfied airbnb guests from all over the world, all ages, different backgrounds and cultures who enjoy a clean, moderately priced, private stay in a very beautiful and peaceful backyard in a quiet neighborhood which is close to many of Austin's choice spots.
I enjoy working with plants......cactus, succulents,bromeliads especially. I have been creating cactus bowls that pass on a humorous, satirical, political, poke in the eye. I use found objects, kid's unwanted, broken, exhausted or abandoned toys, Mexican chotzkies, etc. My backyard reflects many of my passions about plants .
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