About this listing
Enjoy our private guest bedrooms and one private bath in East Central Austin. Our home is a warm and comfortable place, with bright colors, art, and plants!
This listing is for 2 out of 3 bedrooms in the house.
LOCATION AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Our home is 2.5 miles from downtown, and from the Longhorn Football Stadium. We are located .5 miles from the MLK MetroRail stop that runs to East 6th (5th and Comal) and on to downtown (4th and Trinity), and .2 miles from bus lines (#6 and #18). We are also a quick .2 miles from TacoMex and a neighborhood BBQ joint! Manor Road eateries such as Thunderbird Coffee, El Chilito, Elaine's Pork and Pie, and East Side Cafe, are 1 mile away. Our home is 7 miles from the airport - an easy cab or bus ride.
ROOMS: Rooms are sunny and clean, and have lots of personality. The beds are full sized futons. Clean sheets and towels will be waiting for you! Wifi is available.
KITCHEN / LAUNDRY: Our kitchen is yours to enjoy while you are here. Available: French press, espresso machine, teapot, microwave, toaster oven, stove, pots and pans, etc. We have a washer and dryer, plus an inside / outside drying rack which will quickly dry your clothes in the warm Texas sun if you prefer.
YARD: Our lot is .25 acres - pretty spacious! Enjoy our front porch or small side yard, both strung with colorful lights, or our back porch and large backyard. The sky is huge out back - you can see the stars or clouds above and downtown Austin in the distance. Sunbathers welcome - you could get more sun than you could stand on any given day out there.
DOGS! We have two husky mix puppies born around 2013 New Year, Roxie and Zeus. They sleep in a crate at night, and hang out both outside and in the back tiled room pictured. They are super cuddly and friendly.
We love to host people in Austin, and are more than happy to offer suggestions for restaurants, activities, bars, or whatever interests you. We look forward to meeting you!
No unauthorized guests.
Smoking is welcome on the front, side, or back porch.
Lock doors and windows when you leave.
Tom met us at the house when we arrived and was incredibly friendly and welcoming. He showed us our room, offered us a drink and asked if there was anything else he could do to make us feel comfortable. The house and room were beautiful and very very clean. The dogs are adorable and friendly. Everything was perfect. I highly recommend this listing!
Julia and Tom were my first hosts using airbnb and what a way to start! They are genuinely super nice. Even their dogs are really friendly! The neighborhood is beautiful and very close to downtown and other cool places in town. The rooms and the whole house were clean and cozy and my friends and I were really happy during our stay. Julia even made us a nice a cup of coffee one day when we were dragging in the morning. I definitely will contact them for my future trips to Austin!
Julia and Tom were wonderful hosts and made me feel completely welcome in their home during my extended stay. (I also fell in love with their sweet dogs.) The location was very convenient for my work at UT, and I will definitely look to stay with them in the future.
The second I walked in I felt incredibly welcome. This was my first time in Austin and Julia and Tom made it a better experience than I could ever have hoped. The room was cozy, clean and comfortable and Julia has THE nicest puppies to which my cat will probably miss the most :)
Their home is so cute and adorable, and they make a wicked cup of coffee.
All in all, they helped me with more than just giving me a place to stay. They showed me the real southern hospitality that I've heard so much about.
Thank you guys, it was AMAZING!!!!
Julia and Tom were amazing hosts. The week we stayed, they had some family over, and their family made us feel comfortable sharing their home. Julia does great job taking care of the house. Everything was in immaculate condition, from bedroom, to bathroom, to living spaces. I loved the smell of fresh blankets and towels. Their household has nice appliances and are pretty environmentally conscious (my favorites were the EO and JR Watkins soaps, very cool!). Julia was prompt in whatever questions or problems we may have had (our only issue was we just needed refrigerator space, which she went out of her way to make room for our groceries). This is the first time we brought food, and felt really comfortable using the variety of kitchen tools she (website hidden), you will probably get to meet the pups. Roxy and Zeus are the cutest pups that mosey around the house the the most amicable way. They are adorable, and you can feed them treats if you like!
There's ample parking space if you are bringing a car. The house feels very safe and welcoming. The neighborhood a couple blocks away seemed a little sketch as we went out to grab some sandwiches at night, but hey.. some areas you just know to avoid.
We would definitely stay at her place again whenever we need a place to crash in East Austin. It's perfect for a long trip. Julia is the model airbnb host, and we can't thank her enough for making us feel at home!
Julia and Tom were excellent hosts. The room was cozy with great windows and a comfy bed. The puppies, Zeus and Roxie, were lovely and very well behaved! The neighborhood is quiet and extra close to the train station to get to downtown. Our time there was very relaxing at night and we enjoyed the company of the entire family as well.
Julia and Tom were amazing hosts! I stayed with them for a bit longer than expected but the whole time they were nothing but accommodating. Whenever you wanted to converse they were talkative and welcoming, and when you wanted quite they were more than happy to do so. They also have the cutest and friendliest dogs known to man. I would highly recommend you stay here if you are visiting town!
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About the Host, Julia & Tom
Hi, we are Julia and Tom! Our mothers are both librarians, and our favorite sneakers in the 4th grade were high top, hot pink Converse. Tom is a master of smoking meat, an artist, and a poet who was once not in a rap crew. Julia is a Pilates instructor, flower arranger, and eater of foods prepared by Tom. We enjoy socializing and making our home a more beautiful place to be!