About This Listing
THE ROOM: is a super comfy, artistically appointed master bedroom with private bathroom available in artist's home. House is a split level, with master bed/bathroom on it's own level, off the living room. Clean, respectful, peaceful, and luxe environment. Kitchen and laundry access. Queen size bed with clean linens, towels, and toiletries provided.
-Wifi, in-room internet (Roku) TV with PS2 player, and a movie library on site.
-Close to downtown (5.5 miles away, 12 minutes)
-Close to ROT rally (4.5 miles, 11 minutes)
-Not too far from F1 raceway (16.1 miles, 25 minutes)...will provide shuttle service for an extra fee)
-Close to area parks:
Pecan Springs Park (.7 miles away): Park near local elementary that features a playground and covered basketball court
Bartholomew Park (.8 miles away): This 57-acre park includes disc golf, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court, a creek, splash pad, playground, picnic areas, and more.
Muellar Lake (1.9 miles away): This park is stunning. It features 140 acres of parkland, jogging trails throughout and around a beautiful 6.5 acre lake with amphitheater, playgrounds, bathroom facilities, and a covered weekend farmer's market.
-Walking distance to Troublemaker Studios, Austin Studios, local shopping, eateries, Dell Children's Hospital.
-2.9 miles from Greyhound station
-cap metro bus routes 20, 300 nearby: (website hidden)
-mini petting zoo in the backyard: 2 chickens (no roosters), 5 ducks, 1 pheasant, 2 iguanas, a giant tortoise, a mini pig, 2 dwarf goats, and a dog. Only the dog, and in the winter, the iguanas live indoors.
-creative household with artists' in home studio and gallery.
-private venue space available with 18'x 6' stage, great for small, private events, CD releases, etc. Lighting and sound available. (extra charge...email for details)
-available for photo shoots
-outdoor smokers are totally fine, as long as you smoke on the front porch (animals in the backyard will eat cigarette butts).
ABOUT US: We are very mellow, relatively quiet professional couple, and usually have some sort of regular schedule around productivity, eating, sleeping, and Dr. Who episodes. Personality-wise, we laugh a lot over silly things, and don't fight much, if at all. We're very happy together.
I am a professional costume designer, photographer, and all around artist. Most days I work out of the home, if I'm not out on a shoot. Tris, my husband, works a regular 9-5 gig in IT, for a financial company located downtown. We usually hang out in our room most evenings, either watching netflix or playing games...when the weather is nice, we get out more and go for walks with Rainbow, our dog, Peter Porker, the mini pig, and Princess Buttercup and Westley, our Nigerian Dwarf goats.
I've done my best to make this space feel inviting, clean, and comfortable, and it's an evolving work of art. Any suggestions for making it more so are welcome.
I would like to add, that if you are allergic to animals, or are uncomfortable in a house that has animals, we would prefer that you not book our space. The dog is an indoor dog, and the mini pig and goat, although they spend their days outside, are brought in and crated in the evenings, usually in our garage, so they are out of people's way.
Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, laundry
Interaction with Guests
It depends on what is going on in my life, with work, and family.
My home is on a few bus routes, and there are a few stops within a few blocks either direction.
1. Please don’t leave towels on the furniture.
2. Please TURN LIGHTS OFF
when you leave, and keep the windows
closed if the AC/heat is on.
3. Please don’t feed any of the animals.
4. Please clean up after yourself.
5. My husband works a 9-5 job, so please
respect his sleep schedule.
6. If you are a smoker, please smoke on
the front porch.
7. I want to make your stay with us the
best experience possible. If you are
unhappy with anything at all, please
let me know, and I will remedy it.
I can be reached any time, day or night
by phone or by email.
** I will be basing my guest review
solely on your ability to follow these
seven simple rules.
We are looking to rent to respectful people, that are ok with loveable animals, and a professional artist and nerdy IT guy couple. I work from home, and my husband has a full time day job, and is usually in bed by 11pm. Weekends we are way more flexible with our sleep schedules.
I don't have any age restrictions. However, the room is not wheelchair accessible, and it is located up a small flight of about 6 or so steps. (it's a split level), so it may not be ideal for someone that is mobility restricted.
Also, we ask, that if you have any issue at all, we would prefer you speak with us directly about it while you are here, so we have a chance to address it right away, rather than remain quiet about it, and then write a bad review. We want you to have a pleasant stay, and hope that you would be kind enough to help us provide one.
I'm a longtime Austin resident (since '87), and am happy to fill you in on all the cool stuff in town to do, recommend restaurants, places to shop, and am always up for forays to Barton Springs or the lake in the summer.
I keep the place pretty clean, and expect guests to leave the room in decent shape when they check out. Please do not put wet towels on furniture, and do your own dishes & clean up after yourself in common areas. Also, please check that the AC or heat is not on before you open windows. I will take care of laundering sheets and linens, and cleaning after checkout.
We're considerate people, and expect you to be too. Please be nice to the critters as well.
I'm ok with smokers, as long as you smoke outside, and dispose of your butts in the ashtrays provided, since I have a tortoise and goat that roam around, eat the lawn, and might try and chomp on them.
Due to our schedules, we didn't actually have the opportunity to speak with Jennifer, but Tris was very welcoming when we arrived and made us feel right at home. He showed us where everything was and gave us a full tour of their furred, feathered and scaled family. The room was just as lovely as the photos and had everything we needed! We will definitely be coming back to stay here when our schedules bring us back to Austin!
The room was very nice. The bed was comfortable, and the room had interesting decorations. Jennifer was not there to meet me in person, but her friend let me in and showed me the ropes, and gave me the key to the front door. I loved all the random animals. There were iguanas and a dog in the house, and goats and chickens out in the back yard. If you love animals you'll love this place.
The room was absolutely wonderful. Jennifer definitely took time decorating it, masterfully implementing several different art styles which made it truly unique. Both Jennifer and her husband made sure we were comfortable and were provided with everything we needed. Unfortunately we did not get to interact with all the animals there, except for the dog which in fact was very sweet. It was our first time using Airbnb services and it was definitely a success!
Jennifer's place is a fantastic example of Austin. It is pleasently weird. The house definitely sticks out on the street as you drive up. The room was even better than described, with a bed so comfortable, we napped right after getting in! I loved how dark the room was, even during the day. Everything was decorated so well, and even more interesti g than the pictures.
Jennifer was very chill, and let us meet her lil petting zoo in the back yard. Whule Porker the pig wasnt too fond of getting to know us, Wesley and Buttercup (the goats) were very happy to have their horns rubbed.
And even though we did have a little issue with locking the door, Jennifer was right there to help us out. And she gave us some great advice as for where to go for some fun!
This was a fantastic place to stay for our first bnb experience, and i would highly recommend it.
Jenifer was a fantastic host. She was very easy to work with and flexible on my check in time. She provided me a key to her house so I could come and go as I please. The room and bathroom were great and exactly as pictured. I would he happy to stay here again.
Really cool room. It was clean and the shower was awesome. Great location. Jennifer was very welcoming and made us feel at home. We would definitely stay here again.
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About the Host, Jennifer
Grew up a military brat, so am used to traveling and meeting new people. It gave me a deep appreciation for cultures other than my own. Am fairly friendly, and can get along with just about anyone, but every now and then I have a shyness attack, and will stare stupidly at you while the cat runs off with my tongue. This usually happens when I get stuck in a crowded situation where the attention is on me, but I'm fine one on one, or in small bunches of friends. I think that's normal for most introverts.
Love road trips and camping, and anything outdoors, and lean toward a more minimalist approach, as opposed to bringing the kitchen sink with me. I love all sorts of arts and crafts, and have a penchant for collecting power tools, which I like painting hot pink. Also love animals of all kinds...and I have all sorts, which keep me on a pretty regular schedule, or I have hungry ducks staring holes in me from the back porch.
I like to stay productive, and always have a few projects going at once, and have a never ending honey-do list, that I pick things off of regularly. I'm professionally crafty like that too, and have done just about all sorts of design work.
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