Our lovely room with your own private bath comfortably fits two and is centrally located on a quiet street, just a short walk to Zilker Park and not far from downtown Austin. Easy access to bus, bikes and walking paths. We are fun hosts!
Comfy, cozy bedroom with king sized bed where you will awake feeling you are nestled amongst the trees! Beautiful home in hidden quiet neighborhood pocket, minutes from downtown, within walking distance to Zilker Park and Town Lake hike and bike trail. Bicycle rental available nearby. We have one upstairs bedroom that can sleep up to two people in comfy queen sized bed. Enjoy your own, “hotel equipped” private bathroom. You can join us in the kitchen in the morning for the best coffee in town! We have a cat (in case you are allergic.) She is allergic to dogs so we are unable to accept animals!
Pricing may not be clear - it is $70 per night during the week, $85 during the weekends and $195 during major Austin events such as F1, SXSW and ACL.
There is no private entrance but coming and going is no problem. We ask that you remove your shoes upstairs as the floors are hardwood and make a lot of noise! Free Wifi is available. Just added flat screen TV in the bedroom. However, if we are watching a film in the theater room, you are welcome to join us.
The neighborhood is beautiful. There are many great "local" restaurants within walking distance. Public transit is also within walking distance with music, film and convention hall venues easily accessible. There is also parking on the street in front of the house if you rent a car.
Do you have musical talent? We have a gorgeous Yamaha baby grand piano! We are open to anyone who would like to play and enjoy some music in this beautiful setting.
We are open to events being held at the house, however, the event will need our prior approval and subject to additional costs.
Our home is our pride and joy - a sacred space where many gather. We love people and love sharing our home with others. We promise you will enjoy the Austin experience in a peaceful and beautiful setting. You won't be disappointed!
You will have access to your room and bathroom upstairs, the kitchen and other common areas. (We have a beautiful baby-grand piano if you play!) We provide guest access to the Internet 50Mb/s down 5Mb/s up. There is a color LCD TV with antenna and a ROKU box attached. We have a printer on the network if needed. Upon a confirmed reservation, we will send you a welcoming package with lots of great information about the area - links to restaurants, fun activities, entertainment, bike rentals and other transportation.
Interaction with Guests
We are very friendly and love to make new friends! The cat's name Tilley but she can be shy.
The neighborhood is like a little oasis amidst the "almost" downtown area. It's close to everything yet provides an escape when needed.
As mentioned in our description, public transportation is easily accessible, walking trails are abundant, bike rental close by and easy parking in front of the house in case you rent a car. Within walking distance to ACL events at Zilker Park. Again, upon a confirmed reservation we will happily send you information about all of this!
Other Things to Note
Cancellations are strict. Please make a note of this when booking with us.
Bedroom is upstairs. No curfew but please remove shoes upstairs. (Hardwood floors upstairs can be noisy downstairs!) No smoking inside the house or in the front or backyard. Generally, no parties but we are open to possible events. We provide coffee and tea in the mornings There is one curious cat in the house most of the time. If you do not want a cat jumping up on your bed, you must keep the door shut!
Donna and Tom were lovely hosts. They were very flexible with scheduling and provided great recommendations for places to eat. The room was cozy and private. They also have a friendly cat!
Donna and Tom's house is within walking distance to many restaurants and a bike share rental station. Staying there provides easy access to Zilker Park, the river front trail and many of Austin's neighborhoods - including downtown. There is a bus stop nearby for those traveling without a car.
Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely recommend staying here!
The setting for this place was lovely and picturesque, even in the winter, the room spacious and clean and the host and hostess very friendly and welcoming. We would recommend this accommodation for anyone wanting a quiet retreat when visiting Austin.
Tom and Donna's house and the room was just as described on the site. Their house is in a beautiful neighbourhood walking distance to cool bars, restaurants, downtown, the river and a lovely wooded area.
Both Tom and Donna are gracious and helpful hosts. We enjoyed some engaging and interesting conversations.
This was a return trip and it was just as lovely as last time and now with a king bed!
Very welcoming and comfortable stay! The location was great for accessing the downtown area and Zilker Park. Donna and Tom also gave us great recommendations for local food and music, which was especially helpful for our first visit to Austin.
Donna and Tom were fabulous hosts! I greatly enjoyed our chats - so thoughtful. The place has great home furnishings and the location was perfect for Zilker Park and not far from downtown. They quickly mailed us some forgotten items. I look forward to staying here again. Bravo!
Very welcoming couple. They opened their home with open arms. The room and bathroom are great.
Loving living in Austin, TX - working as a consultant teaching presentation skills at UT. Tom, my husband, is in the film industry as an audio/colorist expert. Wait until you see his studio! I am a teacher of emotional education and training people in first class presentation skills. We are both musicians as well - Tom is a drummer and I am a singer. We love meeting new people, traveling around the world and movies. And, we definitely love food! We welcome those who are looking for a wonderful space to stay for SXSW and ACL...and any other time of the year!