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, beds (one has futon), 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, sm. fridge, 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.
A little Bungalow built in the backyard, very 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, wifi, heated and A/C
Also in the back, a `10x16 ft room, brand new so I don't have pics yet, but it will be gorgeous!, have at least one bed and room for more.
4 rms have separate entrances that 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.
*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.
*2 nice 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
*Pets generally allowed but evaluated on an individual basis. Pet fee $25 per pet per night.
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 occasionally stop in to. It's separated from the rest of the house with its own entrance.
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.)
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Amazing place, very unique, very clean, and exactly what you should expect from a an amazing airbnb host. There's lots of room with well kept bedrooms and bathrooms. The place is located next to some killer fun spots. Perfect for a sxsw experience.
We feel we really hit the jackpot with this rental. Tony was an "above and beyond" host. We rented this out for a party, and it was the perfect venue. The backyard is gorgeous at night. And we loved all of Tony's artwork around the house. Everything was clean and cozy. Would definitely recommend.
For my first ever Airbnb experience I couldn't have chosen a better host. Tony as a host was hands down the most helpful and informative experience I've ever had any bed and breakfast or hotel. Accommodations were clean, well stocked, and a visual splendor to behold. This booking is perfect for anybody with even an inkling of an artistic nature or has a fondness for very interesting people. 5 stars on accommodations. 5 stars on host. and 5 stars on the assembled guide book tony has lovingly put together. I'm a thousand percent sure but I will return to this listing many times over. Provided availability of course, my only regret was that I did not make it to chicken s*** bingo. Outside of that with the aid of Tony we had the perfect austin adventure.
We had a great time at Tony's place. The house was very clean and Tony made it very special for us with a christmas tree, some free drinks and an amazing backyard which can host a big group.
What's more, he showed his studio and his awesome artwork. Thanks for a great experience Tony and hope to be back in Austin sometime soon!
Tony welcomed us well. Tour of the house was very well provided, what to do what not to do.
Tony was there when we arrived even before the regular check in time.
The house was awesome and Tony was an amazing host. My party and I had a great time! Tony was an excellent host with several good recommendations for Austin. He was friendly but also gave us our privacy, the perfect host. The house had several of his artwork hanging and he is a great artist. His home was perfect for what we needed and it was great meeting Shelly there. There were several comfortable rooms and the backyard is definitely a huge highlight of this home. The coy pond, fire pit, comfortable seating and several other great amenities made us wish we could stay longer. I highly recommend staying with Tony and we look forward to our next stay with him.
Tony did an amazing job welcoming us to Austin made us feel so at home. The house is full of character and has a beautiful backyard with lovely foliage and gardens and small ponds that create a picturesque space to spend the morning or evenings. When we arrived, Tony gave us a very thorough tour of the house (which is stocked with everything you need including toiletries) and showed us awesome maps he had made of different Austin neighborhoods and places to go in each of them. The house itself is about 15-20 minutes driving from downtown Austin, in a more residential area with some food places near by. We were so comfortable in the house and thank tony so much for sharing his one with us!!
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My name is Tony, I'm originally from the East Coast, I'm a Childrens book illustrator and artist, running Magical Ideas, an illustration studio in Austin. I'm an avid hiker, animal and music lover, father to the most amazing 8 yr; old daughter.