Guesthouse Exterior.Living Room w view of kitchenette, bathroom entrance and bedroom entrance.


3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath


3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Delightfully quiet and tastefully appointed designer casita in the heart of Austin.


Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $40
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price: $199 / night

Description

The space

The Casita was designed by renowned Austin architect Tim Cuppett. The interior, designed by Cravotta Interiors has a modern-eclectic feel. Extremely clean and well-appointed, the house is located in one of Austin's oldest and most beloved neighborhoods - Hyde Park. Directly north of the University of Texas at Austin, our cozy casita is a free-standing structure located directly behind our house, separated by an amazing 300 year old Burr Oak tree.

The kitchenette has a 2-burner stove, microwave, and Nespresso espresso machine with coffee pods and a French Press as well as a mini-refrigerator/freezer. It's stocked with hand-made Italian dish-ware, glasses, and flatware.

The bedroom offers a beautiful hand-carved bed with TempurPedic mattress and fine linens. Warning...this bed is so comfortable you may never be able to sleep on anything else! The bedroom also includes a sleeping loft with a comfortable twin mattress. Although not ideal, the living room sofa can sleep one adult as well.

You simply won't find another property like this. The closest thing that compares are the chic and trendy Hotels San Jose or St. Cecilia just south of downtown. We've stayed there many times. And though we've enjoyed our stay, the Casita is bigger, more finely appointed, more comfortable, and more private, for significantly less money.

Important Note: The Casita is ideally suited for one couple, but can sleep a 3rd in the sleeping loft located in the same bedroom as the queen bed.

LOCATION:
Located in a one of the most charming historical central Austin neighborhoods, Casa Cravotta is 3 blocks walking distance from a neighborhood grocery store, coffee shop and bakery, 5 restaurants, a bar that serves fabulous deserts, as well as a laundromat and barbershop. You are 5-10 minutes driving distance to downtown, UT, and all the festivals.

AMENITIES:
Wireless internet
Plenty of street parking
Nespresso espresso machine
French Press coffee maker with local gourmet coffee
Mini-refrigerator/freezer
Shampoo, Soap, and Conditioner, as well as other basic toiletries
High-end Dali bluetooth stereo

Please let me know us you have any questions. We look forward to hosting your visit to Austin!

NO SMOKING is ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.

We're here to make your stay a delightful experience, so during your stay please let us know if there is anything you need!

Interaction with guests

We live on the property and are here to help you with anything you need while staying with us.

That said, we like to provide you with as much privacy as possible, so it's not uncommon for us to never meet during your stay.

The neighborhood

Located in a one of the most charming historical central Austin neighborhoods, The Casita is 3 blocks walking distance from a neighborhood grocery store, coffee shop and bakery, 5 restaurants, a bar that serves fabulous deserts, as well as a laundromat and barbershop. You are 5-10 minutes driving distance to downtown, UT, and all the festivals.

Getting around

Uber has made it to Austin! There's public transportation nearby and taxi's are also available. Additionally, we have 2 cruiser bicycles available to rent.

Other things to note

Important Note: The Casita is ideally suited for one couple, but can sleep a 3rd in the sleeping loft located in the same bedroom as the queen bed.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Casa Cravotta sits on our property behind our house in an historic family neighborhood. It's a quiet, romantic, luxurious place to stay but its not a place to party. The neighbors expect not to hear each other after 10pm, so please be respectful.

No smoking on Premises.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Betsy User Profile
November 2016
Mark & Monica's private casa is like staying in a super chic guest house. It's cosy but spacious. It's private but near fantastic restaurants. My original booking was for a week and I extended my stay three extra nights because it's such a comfortable, welcoming space. Great WIFI and quiet space to work. I was in Austin for a wedding and always looked forward to coming back to the casa each night knowing that I would get a good sleep because the bedding is so amazing! Thanks again for a fantastic stay.

Adam User Profile
November 2016
They were great!!

Erika User Profile
November 2016
Great accommodations in a great city!

Rhea User Profile
May 2016
We had the best weekend in the casita! The bed is super comfortable, all the necessities are provided, and the decor is amazing. Mark and Monika were prompt and friendly if we needed anything, but gave us space otherwise. I don't think we could have stayed in a better neighborhood. I enjoyed just waking around Hyde Park and admiring the different houses and vegetation. It seems like everyone takes pride in their home here, and the yards are beautiful. There is an absolutely delicious bakery minutes away, well done Italian, and a Gelateria (where we sat on the covered patio to watch a thunderstorm on the first night). Austin was hot and humid during our trip, but the casita stayed nice and cool. We were debating between a hotel and an Air BnB for this extended weekend, but I have no doubt we made the right choice. Hyde park was so close to everything, but also provided a peaceful reprieve from from the hustle and bustle of downtown. I would, without a doubt, stay here again.

Amber User Profile
May 2016
Mark and Monica's place exceeded my expectations! It was a beautiful quiet serene and get away & walking distance to shops coffee shops and little eateries. Neighborhood is picture perfect!

Betsy User Profile
May 2016
This is such a lovely property. The casita sits in back of the main house. You access the property by a bamboo lined path. If you arrive after dark, outdoor lights automatically light the path. Everything in the casita is beautiful to look at or live with. You have the basics to create a meal but why bother when you are within a walk or short drive to so many of Austin's favorite restaurants. The WIFI, bedding and shower are all fantastic - my key to a comfortable stay while traveling. I tend to stay at 5 star boutique hotels when I travel - the casita gets an extra stars for the creative design. You feel like you are living in a layout for a design magazine.

Marc User Profile
May 2016
Mark & Monica's casita was perfect! From my experience it's one of the best Airbnb values in Austin for a stand alone place. The overall design of the casita, from the one-of-a-kind furniture to the layout and efficient use of space, left me feeling right at home. It was super private and quiet with everything I needed in a great neighborhood with plenty of parking and close proximity to great restaurants and coffee shops. They were very attentive and accommodating hosts. I will be staying there again when I'm back in town!

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2013
Mark & Monica User ProfileMark & Monica is a superhost.

We're a modern family pursuing lots of passions and leading busy lives. Monica is a writer and I'm is an interior designer. I've has lived in Austin since 1985 and Monica since 2003 so if there is anything you'd like to know about the city or is offerings, he's likely a good source of info for you.

Cheers!
Mark

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