Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The Forest Retreat is surrounded by forest but is 5 minutes from downtown Austin and the hip SOCO district. It was built by master furniture maker Wolf Sittler & designed by his photographer wife Charlotte Bell. You will feel like you are in the country but you will be close to all the fun places in Austin. G fiber for wifi and TV. For stays of under 30 days there is an additional Austin Hotel tax which is 9% of the total. This will be paid separately by (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $300
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No loud music, no smoking.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - there are stairs leading from the street. We are on the side of a hill.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Kristen User Profile
May 2017
Cute and quiet Airbnb. Highly recommend!
Charlotte User Profile
Response from Charlotte:
Thanks so much
May 2017

Jodi User Profile
March 2017
What a beautiful spot. As described - 8 blocks to trendy SoCo, about a 30 minute walk (or a quick, cheap cab - $7) to the convention centre/downtown Austin but it feels like you are at a cottage. It's quiet, serene - you are surrounded by nature. In true Austin style, Charlotte & Wolf are artists, and the personalized touches throughout the Forest Retreat make it special. Communication was easy, quick and efficient. Recommend for anyone who wants a unique spot surrounded by nature so close to everything Austin has to offer.
Charlotte User Profile
Response from Charlotte:
Thanks so much for your lovely review
March 2017

Ryan User Profile
January 2017
Great clean and quiet place to relax and take in Austin. It was especially easy access to South Congress and and the neighboring areas. Everything was clean and as described with zero issues. I will certainly stay here again when traveling to Austin.
Charlotte User Profile
Response from Charlotte:
Thanks so much Ryan
January 2017

Monica User Profile
January 2017
This was the perfect location for our stay, we love Travis Heights and the apartment maximized the surrounding greenery through lots of windows and natural light. Charlotte was extremely responsive and went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend the Forest Retreat to anyone looking to get the full Austin experience. We hope to be back!
Charlotte User Profile
Response from Charlotte:
Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to meet you.
January 2017

Cara User Profile
November 2016
Very charming space and neighborhood. We loved being in this gorgeous wooded setting and still being conveniently located to almost all the activities we wanted to do around Austin. Also loved all the detailed hand carved wood work and beautiful photos around the house! Thank you!

Jayar User Profile
October 2016
Great peaceful spot. Convenient to all things Austin.

James User Profile
October 2016
Charlotte wa great and met us as we arrived, she was very helpful in getting us settled in and also very helpful on pointing out POI's in the area.

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Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in July 2010
Charlotte User Profile

My husband and I have been self employed artists for 30 years. He is a fine wood furniture designer and has done all the building on the Austin TX house. I'm a freelance photographer. I have decorated the houses.
We live part of the year in San Miguel de Allende MX and designed our house there as well. That home has 3 one bedroom apartments.
Please search, char wolf ventures for a complete list of our work and properties.

Languages: Deutsch, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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