We're renting out two spare rooms in our lovely craftsman house for SXSW. Each spacious room has a queen bed and lots of natural light. We live just off South Congress Avenue, in the heart of the SXSW action. Many venues in easy walking distance, plus a quick direct bus ride to 6th street and downtown. Our bikes are also available to borrow. We're just renting out our two spare rooms--we'll be in the house, too, but you'll have your own key and can come and go as you wish, any hour, and there is a separate guest bathroom for the two rooms. Price is per room. There is no better location to be in Austin than this ((website hidden) Johanna Street and South Congress Ave--email for more exact location). Come experience Austin's trendiest strip with tons of live music and countless wonderful restaurants. When you want to take a break, lounge on our screened-in back porch. Wi-Fi included, of course, plus we've got a washer/dryer if you need to freshen up your wardrobe!
(For what its worth, we're a young married couple, non-smokers, and have a small, friendly dog.)
Asher and his wife are wonderful hosts. They have a lovely and comfortable home and make you feel at home there. The room and bathroom are attractive, clean and very functional. The bed is comfortable. They were totally cool with me coming in late from SXSW (but I did try to be considerate). Their hospitality extends beyond that though - the ride from the airport and the bike loan made staying with them even better (and a better deal - bike rental is $25/day). They also provided great advice on where to eat. Their neighborhood is awesome - so much good stuff out there (Magnolia across the street, Torchy's tacos, Homeslice pizza, Hopdoddy burgers, & La Barbeque to name a just few) and then a relatively short bike ride to downtown Austin. Great for SXSW or just visiting Austin.
My rental during SXSW made my stay comfortable, relaxing, and quiet. It was the perfect launchpad for getting into the craziness of a four day technology conference. Big ups to my hosts for also picking me up at the airport when I arrived, saving me at least 45 minutes in line for taxi. Well recommended.