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. Guests need to pay 15% tax of total (in cash) for the quoted room rate plus the 10$ cleaning fee upon check in please. Private, detached, clean and comfortable garden cottage located less than 1.5 miles from downtown Austin and S. Congress. Two bikes available for your use. 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 coffee shops, Mexican restaurants, food trailers, 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. 15% short term rental City/State taxes will be collected in cash upon check in.
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 Continental Club, Saxon Pub, One to One, Antones, Strangebrew ,Gueros outside venue, Opal Devines, Maria's Taco's , Flipnotics, and 6thStreet. Many restaurants, coffee shops, bars are vert 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, 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!
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 and takes 20 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...if driving, take IH 35 to Oltorf, go west to S. 1st then go south on S.1st to Cumberland and west to S.4th. From 71 Ben White, exit S. 1st , go North to Cumberland and go west to S. 4th. 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, only outside, park in front, 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.
both our host and the place were just plain fantastic. the garden house is ship clean and very cozy. i have a bad back, but slept like a baby on the futon. the garden is worth the trip alone. the neighbourhood is a welcome refuge from the stressfulness of downtown during sxsw with lots or amazing food options and a great record store almost in walking distance, while still being central enough to make it to downtown in no time. dan has two bicycles to borrow free of charge, which is extremely convenient and the easiest way to get around. dan himself is a very friendly, relaxed and helpful host. we shared some stories and drinks with him almost every night, sitting in that amazing garden. he is very reliable and was offering help both during our stay and even with planning beforehand. should we - hopefully! - ever make it back to austin, dan's place would be our one and only option.
A great place to stay! The perfect place to stay after a long day. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks!
Dan's place is located in a fun, hip part of town. Very easy access to tons of great bars, restaurants, food trucks and shops. With Dan's place you enter through his side gate which leads directly to your cottage in the backyard. His back yard is beautiful, corky and very eccentric. Tons of amazing plants, colorful pottery, Christmas lights, toys and trinkets. It has a coy pond with fish with a bench so you sit and relax. The room itself is nicely decorated and clean. Perfect for one to two people. Dan provides a guest book with tons of local recommendations. He also provides you with beer and water. He made us feel perfectly at home and we will definitely return.
Stellar studio for a weekend getaway! My best friend and I spent most of our time exploring Austin, and happily retreated to this garden oasis. Futon was comfy, plenty of linens, and ample street parking in a safe neighborhood. Close proximity to South Congress and Downtown Austin (5 minute drive, if that). We didn't walk because of the frigid weather, but took an uber to 6th street for $10.
Thanks Dan for your hospitality, and for the h2o in the fridge! Cheers!
The little cottage was cozy and private, just what I was looking for. Everything was neat and comfortable. Thank you very much!
My husband and I had a great time in Austin staying at Dan's apartment. The property was really unique and fun to explore, just like the neighborhood it's in. Dan was out of town during our visit, but his friend Stan made us feel very welcome. Thanks to both of you!
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 .
Check out Evangeline's , Broken Spoke, Saxon Pub, Continental Club, Green Pastures, the East Austin scene, Rainey St., Ski Shores, cruise Lake Austin in a boat, Pace Bend Park,the Hill Country, Gruene Hall, Lockhart BBQ, Rubys BBQ, Sandy's Burgers, swim Barton Springs,hit the Botanical garden,and check out the Austin Chronicle as well as all the new trendy bars/ restaurants....