About this listing
Stay in this beautiful artist home for the quintessential 'Austin' experience! 5 rms, modern kitchen, Asian garden, koi ponds, great party area. Lots to see and discover, 6 min. to downtown, very nice, safe neighborhood. Check us out!
If you're looking for a uniquely 'Austin' experience, look no further! One owner is a well-known Austin artist , the other a violinist for the Symphony. You'll walk in to an artistic, stylish, quirky home filled with art and interest. It's the type of place where you can take time exploring each rm.
Beautiful hardwood living rm, sunny, 2 couches. Modern kitchen, fridge w/ filtered water, pre-washing dishwasher, stove-top microwave and more. The rooms are just as fun, 5 rms, (3 inside, 2 outside Bungalows) beds, furnished, spotlessly clean. All rooms have separate locks and extra doors that lead into the beautiful backyard , perfect for parties !
Large room, very sunny and clean, comfortable queen bed.
the largest room, an addition built onto the back of the home, also has a separate entrance, connected right to the bathroom. large, reading and sitting areas. books.
This is my little girls room when she's in town, small, with a very comfortable queen bed, cute and lively. It also has locks and a separate entrance onto back porch, main door is just 3 ft. from bathroom.
Rm.4: The Tea-House (exterior)
A little Asian Tea-House built in the backyard, small at 8x6x8 but enough for several elves, or a couple to sleep on the high-quality futon. Fully insulated, cutely furnished, flat screen tv with Netflix, wifi, heated and A/C
Rm. 5. 'Oriental Guest House' (exterior)
Also in the back, a `10x16 ft room, one queen bed and room for more. refrigerator, microwave, walks out into the Asian Rock Garden.
Most rooms open into the backyard, which is a beautiful Asian Garden themed party area, with 2 koi ponds, grill, fire-table, deck-heater,(all propane) gazebo, deck, plenty of chairs, fully lit at night, perfect for weddings, bachelor, bachelorette parties.
There's also Shelly. She's a giant african tortoise (over 100 pds!) that lives in a cave in the garden. She comes out all day, grazes, begs for apples (which I leave for you), and is completely harmless and adorable.
*Free Netflix , TV, DVD.
*We pride ourselves in a spotless, beautiful home. All bedding, including comforters and blankets, linens, pillowcases, are washed for each guests stay.
*4 Bikes with locks, for guest use! Take a ride through the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood, lots of shops, cafes within walking distance (we provide maps of the highlights)
* Central Air & Heat.
*Driveway & Street Parking.
*Nice, safe, walkable neighborhood
Guests will have access to the entire home, driveway, and yard, nothing is shared by any outside party. Any part of the home considered 'off-limits' is closed, locked, or obvious.
Interaction with Guests
I like to greet my guests, but once keys are exchanged, guests are the only ones in the house. I stay at our other property a half mile away, and am available 24/7 for issues or questions.
I do have a studio attached to the home that I may stop in to. It's separated from the rest of the house with its own entrance. I may also pop over to check on the yard or water plants.
Location: Some people worry about getting a listing of a nice home in a not so nice neighborhood. No worries here! Hyde Park/Skyview is an extremely safe, clean, and quiet neighborhood you can walk through day and night. Hyde Park itself is a central core neighborhood of Austin, so there are many people walking about safely through the night to go to cafes and shops that line the area. The neighbors on our street all know each other, are quiet, friendly, and fine with parties.
We're 6 minutes N. of downtown by car, a couple minutes from UT. Cabs to downtown range from $14-20. We're right on bus route to downtown and UT, right on the metro-rail line, which goes strait downtown and on which you can take bikes. We have nice Bikes with locks, for guest use.
It's about a 17 minute drive to the airport (go the 183 route rather than Airport Blvd.)
Other Things to Note
*Pets: We generally allow pets but evaluated on an individual basis. A Pet fee is also required and is estimated on an individual basis.
*We do allow children under most circumstances, but I do need to know in advance. There are also special instructions for children that will need to be adhered to. If you bring children, you are expected to ensure that home and safety rules are followed.
Be Good. Be Respectful. Be Honest. Be Yourself.
Kitchen. artistic, modern, state of the art appliances:Fridge w/ice,filtered water, microwave, pre-washing dishwasher,