About This Listing
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 $75 per night during the week, $90 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 and cleaning fees.
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 1 room and bathroom upstairs and other common areas. If you desire more than one bed, we will charge extra for that. We have a tempurpedic-type mattress top that we can put on the floor in the living room but we prefer our guests to stay in one room and use the bathroom upstairs. You can store food in the fridge if you like, use the microwave or the small convection oven. We do not provide access to cooking facilities other than what we have stated. 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 a little shy. She doesn't like to be picked up but loves to be petted.
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!
I seem to be blessed by the Airbnb gods as once again I discover a Gem! I almost don't want to leave to good a review because I want to say here again and again. Donna and Tom were magnificent hosts and their home is welcoming, comfortable and close to everything. My time in Austin was enhanced and enriched by being able to share this with Donna and Tom and Tilly - thank you.
Donna and Tom were very gracious hosts, they made every effort to see that we were comfortable and had all the resources for our trip to Austin. The house was in a quiet neighborhood yet within walking distance to a row of restaurants, Zilker Park, a Bcycle kiosk, etc. The room is large with a king sized bed and after a long day of sightseeing we enjoyed watching Netflix in the air conditioned room ! We highly recommend this property for 1-2 people and if you enjoy a great cup of coffee look no further !
Donna and Tom's house was perfect for me. Large private room with a comfortable king bed. Great location: it is walking distance to Zilker Park and all the cultural events there, plus a slew of good restaurants on Barton Springs Blvd. They are very gracious and friendly hosts. I've already booked my next visit.
A lovely place to stay: gracious host, friendly cat, beautiful house, quiet neighborhood conveniently located for Austin activities, comfortable, spacious room with private bath, and all the amenities of home. We really enjoyed staying there and will definitely recommend Tom and Donna's Airbnb to our friends! Thank you for making our visit to Austin so much nicer!
Staying with Donna and Tom was great! Donna was easy to communicate before arriving, and made us feel right at home as soon as we walked in her door. The room and bed are both huge (and very clean)! Donna and Tom both were fun to chat with - warm and attentive hosts. Their home was a perfect place to stay while we were exploring Austin!
Tom and Donna are very friendly and welcoming, and the room is spacious and comfortable. Their place is now on my list of favorite Austin Airbnbs!
We really enjoyed our stay. Donna and Tom gave us a warm welcome and showed us their home. I loved their cat. The coffee is really good :-) We had the chance to have a coffee with Donna. She is really warm-hearted. The bedroom has a high ceiling-nice! The room is spacious,clean and lovely decorated. Warm colors. We had our own bathroom. We felt at home. We highly recommend a stay at their home in Austin.
About the Host, Donna And Tom
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!