Beauty & privacy in wooded area on bluff (Cupid's Bluff) above Barton Creek near intersection of MOPAC & SW Parkway. Loft is second floor efficiency apartment. Ground floor unoccupied. Spacious deck, fully furnished (including refrigerator, stove, microwave, Jacuzzi bath). Highspeed internet available (WIFI). Abundant closet space, hardwood floors, skylights (lots of natural light), electric heat/air, ceiling fans. Close to shopping and restaurants, including Central Market, Farmer's Market and Sunset Valley shopping centers. Off street parking. Easy access to hike, bike and nature trails. Mileage to: Zilker Park 5.4; Auditorium Shores 6.1; State Capitol 7.5; University of Texas 8.1.
First off, the property is beautiful. Tall shady trees are everywhere and nestled in is the loft. The loft is pristine. The fridge was stocked with bottles of water and some snacks, it was such a thoughtful touch! Everything was extremely clean and kept up; the loft felt brand new! In addition to cleanliness, the loft was warm and welcoming, it felt like home. The bed is on the small side, but it worked out fine. While we didn't meet Melissa, Bill was great. He was kind and helpful when we asked him about places to hike, and we couldn't have been happier with his advice. Overall, I would without a doubt recommend this little gem, and personally I cannot wait to return.
Oh and the jacuzzi bath tub was amazing! (Especially after a hike!).
Bill & Melissa are the absolute best! They really thought of everything and were so sweet with their hospitality. Our only qualm was that we were so busy with SXSW and didn't get to spend any time with them past the first day. The loft is so nice, modern, quiet, and clean. I would definitely stay there again if I was coming back to Austin. Thank you guys!
Bill and Melissa are the kindest hosts I have met on AirBnb. And their loft is one of my favorite. Have stayed here a few times now. Exceptionally clean, convenient, private and cozy. Perfect. Highly recommended.
This loft was an absolute little miniature Eden getaway in the midst of Austin. Everything was so clean and well kept, it felt like staying over at a friend's house! We did not get a chance to meet Melissa, but Bill was such a kind and generous host. We even spent a bit of time exploring the gorgeous property and Bill had wonderful stories and information for us. There were waters and snacks in the fridge and some kind of absolutely scrumptious breakfast cake, which, I'm almost ashamed to say, we ate in its entirety. I could not have asked for a better first experience using airbnb! I know I'll certainly try to book the Loft on Cupid's Bluff next time I visit Austin.
This is wonderful little loft located in a very quiet neighborhood. We love staying at the Cupid's Bluff whenever we stay in Austin. We are cyclists so when we stay here we head out to bike in Dripping Springs and Blanco. Both are very close. We highly recommend this place.
I really enjoyed this private loft on Bill and Melissa's property. I met Bill immediately on my arrival. He was very humorous and personable. Prior to my arrival, I received a perfectly detailed and humorous email with directions to the property. The loft is beautiful and private. I will definitely stay here again. Bill and Melissa were perfect hosts, allowing as much privacy or interaction as the guests desire.
Melissa and Bill are very friendly and helpful, and the place is as nice as it looks in the picture. Beautiful hardwood floors, lots of light, extremely clean. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove. Essentially one large room, with a separate bathroom (with a big tub) and a kitchen area in the large room with an island in the middle. There's a deck just outside the front door, quite private, surrounded by trees (almost like being in a jungle).
No TV (but I don't watch TV anyway), but a fair number of good books to read.
The only thing to be aware of is that finding the place really isn't trivial. Follow their directions, since otherwise it's not that hard to miss the last turn needed to find their place!
Thank you Bill and Melissa! We had a great stay at Cupid's Loft and highly recommend it to anyone. The location is close to downtown but the setting is rural and quiet. We very much look forward to coming back and staying there again because this 5-day visit was just too short. The landscaping, the loft itself, and the the Hornung's hospitality are first class. Do not hesitate to book your stay. Bill and Wendi
My boyfriend and I had a WONDERFUL stay at the Loft. Bill and Melissa were very warm, friendly and hospitable. They were also very flexible on our arrival and departure times which was much appreciated since we were there for ACL and we were traveling from Houston. The Loft was very clean and private but not too far from downtown. We also really appreciated the snacks, water and coffee that they had stocked for us in the kitchen! We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We will certainly be back again!
We immediately felt like Melissa and Bill were long lost friends, if not family. Such a wonderful, caring couple that we could have talked to all day! The loft is adorable, the surroundings are serene and we will most definitely be back - if only to sit on the deck and talk more with our wonderful hosts. I highly recommend the Loft and M & B (and all the accompanying sweet animals too!).
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