About this listing
*note: I prefer stays of 1-3 months, but will happily consider shorter stays of 2+ days.
My house kinda' represents Old School South Austin in the most coveted zip code. Still hip and weird, but a dying breed my pier and beam house built in '51 is on an acre lot that's still a little 'wild' in some parts. Convenient for most stays as it is close to downtown, SoCo, and most festivals.
Sunny little bedroom in south Austin home. There's a comfy queen bed, an empty dresser and room in the closet so you can settle in. The bathroom is shared by me for shower purposes. I have a toilet upstairs in my bedroom area. All guests are welcome to use the office space as much as they like. The shared living area has an HD TV with 'premium' cable and Roku streaming. I share my home with 2 cats. Generally, they amuse and don't bother. This full acre property has WiFi, off street parking, and a terrific double patio 'breezeway'. Smoking is allowed in the outdoor living spaces. Here you can chill, listen to music, have a glass of wine or quaff a beer on a warm afternoon. We are three short blocks from the nearest bus stop with a 7 min. ride to Auditorium Shores and 10 min. to downtown and the Convention Center. We're also 9 blocks from S Congress bus with a 5 min. ride to all the SOCO attractions. I might be available for airport pick-up / drop-off (about 12 ride) if needed for a nominal charge. My house and I are both a work in progress. I have not yet completed all the intended renovations, but there's nothing that would make one uncomfortable. I am open to any questions or special requests you may have to make your stay in Austin as fabulous as possible.
Info in 'The space' section
Interaction with guests
Fair amount and really as much as you like.
Other things to note
I am moving towards only having guests for at least a one month stay, but am open to stays of only two days or more.
Hi there. In general, I really just require common courtesy. I feel most comfortable with a free flow of communication with my guests about schedules, needs and anything else that fosters a harmonious cohabitation. I also require ecologically minded compliance when it comes to recycling, composting, and water and electrical use. Simply put, just throw recyclables in the bin and don't leave stuff on when not in use, etc... I would also prefer someone who does not have a noisy morning routine ( late night doesn't bother me).
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I am an airforce/airline 'brat', so I've traveled a lot and definitely plan to do it a lot more. I came to Austin to attend UT over three decades ago. Like many, I decided to make Austin my home, or at least my home base. Early on I left Austin to live on South Padre Island for 2 1/2 yrs., and in 1991 I moved to Barcelona and lived there for almost 4 yrs. I've worked in the hospitality industry since before college, and still do. I am a foodie, I loooove food (and wine). I like to make it, eat it, talk about it,.. yeah,..food! I look forward to recommending some of the fabulous places to dine, great Happy Hours, and good deals one can find here in Austin. I have been a private Spanish teacher and a professional house painter for many years. In my free time, I enjoy movies, music (I DO live in Austin), gardening/landscaping, and hosting a fun party. I also enjoy my crazy cats who are a constant source of entertainment and love.