★ Classic Elegance, Tablet & HBO ★

House - Private room · Braylen Cove, Austin, TX 78748, United States
Ernest & Lila
Your host, Ernest & Lila
15 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

We tried out airbnb when we moved to Austin recently and found it to be an awesome experience. So we wanted to open up our new house to get to know people from other parts of the world. Our house is upgraded with engineered hard wood floors most of downstairs, tile in the kitchen and bathrooms and also lush carpeting in the bedrooms and upstairs. Also feel free to use our kitchen with granite countertops, gas and stainless steel appliances. We also have a pair of energy efficient front load washer and dryer for your needs.

If Austin doesn't keep you busy throughout the day, then you can unwind at home with my PS3, XBox360 with Kinect, high speed wifi, extended cable with 300+ channels (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Encore) and our home theater. You will also be able to use a 10" Android tablet preloaded with apps like HBO Go and Austin information so that you can watch shows in the comfort of your own room. You can also connect your laptop to our 24" LCD monitor in the nook for additional workspace. That's why you definitely won't be bored here staying here.

We have a few rooms available in our house. This upstairs room evokes the classic elegance of Europe with the beautiful Restoration Hardware iron bed and a comfortable queen Serta mattress. It has a bathroom next to it which is shared with another room. We have also installed a remote controlled ceiling fan to ensure that your stay here with us be perfect. Please view our other listings for color pictures.We are kids friendly and we also have a chocolate Labrador retriever.

Even though we might be strangers at first but we hope to become friends at the end of your stay. To see airbnb from our perspectives, you can check out our blog about our airbnb adventure in the social network f-b and search for "Cheah Welcome" or (f-b)/cheah.welcome

Thanks for reading this far. Let us know before you make a booking or if you intend to book many months in advance because we usually do not want to decline your reservation or cancel it in the last minute. We pride ourselves for 0 cancellations on any confirmed reservation so far because we know it would definitely jeopardize your Austin trip since you would have to scramble for other accommodations. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. :)

Guest Access

You will have a 5 star experience for the price:
***** Walking distance to shopping and dining
***** Close driving proximity to downtown, South Congress, airport with good public transportation
***** Able to cook in a gourmet kitchen (stainless steel refridgerator & oven, microwave, coffee maker, Vitamix blender, Kitchenaid mixer)
***** Wash your clothes (detergent/fabric softener provided)
***** Gaming to relax (Xbox360 Kinect, PS3)
***** Entertainment (Big screen 100" projector, 65" 3D tv, bluray)
***** More Entertainment (HBO Go, Cinemax, Showtime, Encore, (website hidden). you can watch any HBO series like Game of Thrones from Season 1 to current episode. Yay! Season 4 starts soon)
***** Occasional baked goods/meal/breakfast prepared for you depending on your stay
***** Use of an Android 10" tablet preloaded with entertainment apps like HBO Go during your entire stay
***** Superspeed AT&T Gigapower internet (fastest internet in Austin so far)

The Neighborhood

Our house is in a brand new middle class subdivision and located just 5-10 mins walk to Southpark Meadows shopping center where you can find Target, Sams Club, Walmart, Best Buy, numerous dining options as well as a Cinemark cinema. It's also 10 minutes to South Congress, 15 minutes to the airport and 10-15 minutes to Austin Downtown. The infamous Austin traffic jam is not a big problem due to many access roads to and from downtown and this might add 5-10 more minutes to your journey depending on rush hour on weekdays. Weekends are a breeze.

Getting around

For those without cars, Rapid bus 801 with wifi and leaves every 15 minutes will get you to downtown within 30 mins for $1.50 one way. Bus 10 also gets you to the Greyhound bus station within 1 hour for $1.00. To get to the airport, you will take either bus 801/10 to downtown and then bus 100 to the airport (total cost ~$3).

Other Things to Note

We just want people to know we will be stopping airbnb in mid April due to our baby's arrival in May.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $775 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Both hosts were very nice and welcoming. There house is located in a great community with easy access to everything we needed.

    March 2014
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Thanks Ian and Briana for the reviews. Really enjoyed meeting you and most of all looking forward to your housewarming party in Austin during summer! Welcome to Austin!

    March 2014
  • Ernest and Lila are very gracious hosts and were happy to give advice on what to see and do in Austin! I enjoyed my stay with them and would do it again in a heart beat!

    February 2014
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Thanks Lindy for the bottle of red wine and also the chocolates. We really enjoyed hosting you!

    February 2014
  • Such gracious hosts. Lovely home in quiet neighborhood. Hope to be back soon.

    January 2014
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Looking forward to hear about your move to Austin! Enjoyed hosting you and listening to your Chicago accent. :)

    January 2014
  • Perfecto! We loved to stay at Ernest and Lila's House. They even send me per post my mobile phone that I forgotten in the Kitchen. Thank you very much!

    We arrived at there house without problems to find it. Very clean, super comfortable, really big rooms, super bed ... it was cold outside and really nicely hot inside, what a plus! And all the gadgets ... The Saturday I was like not wanting to go visiting Austin knowing that I could be launching on the couch watching HBO movies ;)

    January 2014
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Really nice to have met you and Ely. Really enjoyed the morning coffee chat with the both of you and your German/Spanish sense of humor. See ya guys next time,

    January 2014
  • We could not imagine a better way to spend our time in Austin than this one. We had an incredible wonderful time with Ernest and Lila, and their hospitality make them both warm and welcoming. Their dog Max is so sweet!!
    They have a beautiful home in a nice neighborhood and it´s provided with countless amenities to accommodate our stay (the projector is amazing!!). Our room was huge and very comfortable with a lot of light.
    Ernest was always willing to answer any questions before and during our stay. Lila´s cakes are delicious!! Both are very friendly and generous, and it was good fun hanging out with them both.
    Wish we could have stayed longer! We hope to come back sometime. Thanks a lot!!

    December 2013
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Thanks Lucia and Javier for the wonderful review. Such a great pleasure to host our first guests from Spain and celebrate your birthday, Halloween and many hangouts with you. You guys have also become friends and our house seems quiet without y'all now. Keep in touch!

    December 2013
  • Ernest & Lila were awesome, enjoy staying at there house, have finally gotten into our new house. Enjoyed talking to Ernest and Lila, staying at there home was very convenient to shopping and to my new job. I would recommend staying with them to anyone.
    Thank You Ernest and Lila

    August 2013
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Thanks Erik and Kathie for staying with us a second time. We really enjoyed hosting you and looking forward to see your new house! Welcome to Austin!

    August 2013
  • This was my first time using Airbnb & wasn't sure what to expect but it turned out to far exceed my expectations. First, Ernest and Lila's house is beautiful, and has all the amenities you could want and more. The upstairs living/hangout room is fantastic the use of your very own tablet is awesome! The location is great, lots of shopping and food in walking distance & only 5-10 min to downtown. But the real story is how warm, welcoming and accommodating Ernest & Lila are, they're truly great people and excellent hosts for folks new to the area. The perfect balance of giving you your space, spending time chatting and getting to know each other. Both have a great sense of humor, Lila's random baked treats are off the charts and Ernest is great to watch a game with, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. I really feel like I've made good friends including Max their lovable dog. Believe all the good things you read & don't hesitate to stay with them, I can't recommend them enough!!

    June 2013
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Steve, you can definitely do better than that! Just kidding. Really loved your review. You are one of the guys whom we really connected and had fun hosting. From going to shows, concerts, dinners and lunches... Somehow we just clicked and even laughed at our own silly jokes. I'm sure we will keep hanging out and remain good friends after you settle down here in Austin. Will definitely miss seeing you everyday!

    June 2013
  • Amazing I would stay with these guys whenever I visited Austin, provided the would have me of course!

    May 2013
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Thanks for staying with us a second time and of course we will have you again. How can we turn away a nice English gentleman like you?

    May 2013
  • Ernest and Lila could not have been more lovely. We got in super late and were in and out the whole weekend, but they were delightful, non-intrusive and ultra accommodating. I really enjoyed coffee time with Lila. The house is beautiful and I would stay there again. Highly recommended.

    April 2013
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Thanks Kelly for the review. We enjoyed coffee with you as well as getting to know you better. Looking forward to listen to your music and hope that you become a famous musician some day! :)

    April 2013
  • Had a great stay with Ernest and Lila. We're fairly new to Airbnb and to Austin, and we're really glad we stayed with them. The place was clean. The vibe was relaxed and fun and inviting. We'd recommend anyone travelling through Austin and looking for a place to try out this cozy find. If you're lucky, Lila has made her amazing creme brulee and Ernest is making morning smoothies!

    April 2013
    Ernest & Lila
    Response from Ernest & Lila:

    Thanks John and Shilpa for your great review. We had a great time hosting you guys and it was fun hanging out with you. Seems like we had known each other for years even though it was just a short time. Haha, glad that you enjoyed the creme brulee and the smoothies. Hopefully we get to try your whoopie pie in your new house soon. Looking forward to hang out with you guys more in the future when you are settled down in Austin.

    April 2013
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We are new to Austin and tried Airbnb for the first time. It has been a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and we decided to host fellow travellers and those who are making Austin their new home. We love to travel and we've been to many countries. We can also be considered foodies because we really enjoy trying new and different types of cuisine. Ernest loves sports and is a tech geek whereas Lila is more of a homebody and loves to bake and cook. It has been a year since we became airbnb hosts and we have hosted guests from England, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and of course the many states of the USA. There's also young, old, married, kids, moving to Austin, Christians, Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, grandparents, moms, dads and many more. What a wonderful world we live in! If you are not in this list, then there's always a first and we embrace diversity. Hopefully you will enjoy our company as we embark on this adventure together. In the meantime, you can know more about us by checking out our webpage at f-b/cheah.welcome
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