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, 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.)
Be Good. Be Respectful. Be Honest. Be Yourself.
This house was a perfect find. Eight of us rented it for 2015. Tony was the best host I've ever dealt with. I still talk with him to this day. His house is amazingly comfortable. His art work is all over the house and it will keep you in awe. There is plenty of room inside and the outside is breathtaking, from the two koi ponds, to the grille and sushi table next to the first gazebo, and the second gazebo with a fireplace in it. Tony is the best host on Airbnb. I plan to rent his house every time we have a show in Austin. DO NOT PASS ON THIS HOUSE!
Tony was a great host. The location and price for our stay during SXSW was perfect. Be warned - the house is quite eccentric and may not be for everyone. There is a lot of memorabilia, books, and even a tortoise in the backyard. There are 3 true bedrooms (with very comfortable beds), but then one bed is in a very small shed, which is not ideal, and another room is not done. There is plenty of room at least two people to sleep in the living room on the couch. Also, note that Tony spends a lot of time in the house and works long hours from his studio that is attached to the house, so there is not always the privacy you may desire.
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.
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About the Host, Tony
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.
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