Cozy colorful studio with exposed rafters in quiet neighborhood. Come and go as you wish, ten minutes from downtown. Can sleep up to four on comfortable futon and airbed. You can step outside in the morning to have coffee with chickens!
Colorful detached Studio apartment with full bath and kitchenette. Furnished with a comfortable futon bed, table and chairs, mini fridge, hot plate, and coffee maker. Shower has a water heater right on the other side of the wall- no waiting for hot water!
A queen sized air mattress can be provided to fit two more people for an extra charge.
The neighborhood is quiet, though you may hear the chickens talking to themselves in the morning. There are no roosters, however, so they aren't too loud. There's a bus stop ten minutes walk from the front door, and there are some restaurants and fast food within walking distance as well.
There is no smoking allowed inside, but there are chairs outside for those who wish to kick back at the end of the day and watch the chickens free range in the backyard. There isn't much else to see there at the moment, it's a work in progress!
There are two cats and one dog on the property, but they are not allowed in the studio, so those with allergies need not worry. I have allowed the occasional small dog to stay in the studio, and make an extra effort to clean after they are gone. If you have a dog you would like to stay with, there will be an extra cleaning fee.
The kitchenette has a fridge, a hot plate, and a coffee maker. for your use. There is also a shelf with an assortment of board games, puzzles, and books if you wish to stay in!
I'm happy to talk about a discount, especially in slow months!
Interaction with Guests
I am currently staying home with my baby, so I am usually there if you need anything. If you'd like extra towels for a dip in Barton Springs (or any other of the great pools around here) I'm happy to provide those. Also, anyone staying longer than a week is very welcome to ask for clean sheets and towels.
My street is short and quiet, with many different styles of houses! Mine and another couple were moved from a historic district to here in the seventies.
The bus stop is a fifteen minute walk.
Please be respectful. No loud music after eleven, and please come and go quietly very early or very late. No smoking indoors.
Try to let me know you arrival time a day in advance. I am very flexible when it comes to when you arrive and leave, but I like to know when so I can plan my day.
Please do not ring the doorbell after six. The baby might be sleeping, and the dog always barks at the bell. (She is very friendly, just very loud.) You can always text me if anything comes up.
If your have more trash than can fit in the trashcan inside, the grey bin is trash, the blue is recycling.
Do not let the cats in the studio. I am trying to keep it allergen free, and the mostly white one is not bright and might pee on your stuff (though she is otherwise very sweet and likes to be pet.)
Erica was extremely accommodating and communicative before and during my stay. I was house hunting in Austin so my timeline was unknown...no problem! Loved the chickens, loved the quiet neighborhood, loved the two-minute drive to Tacos N Madre (the best breakfast burrito in Austin--shhh!). Would be a bit tricky without a car, but if you have one with you, this location rocks!
Staying at Erica's was really a great experience! The guest house was very charming. The main room and bathroom were both very clean, and there was plenty of room. The A/C unit kept it completely cool and comfortable. The futon/bed was very comfortable as well.
We also enjoyed the view of the backyard and the many chickens.
Their place is in a very quaint neighborhood and we enjoyed spotting the many neighborhood cats as we drove in and out. It's a very quick drive to downtown, so it was very convenient.
Erica was great about giving us space and privacy, and was very kind in speaking with her. I would definitely stay here again.
I had a great stay at Erica's guest house! Erica was was very timely with her replies and open to questions. The guest house extremely clean and cozy. I would totally stay there again while in Austin.
Erica's space was very clean and cozy. She was very welcoming and when we thought we may need a second night in the room she was very flexible. We loved that the space was separate from the main house for more privacy and we could come and go without disturbing anyone. We will definitely request to stay here first if we ever need to again! The chickens were lovely and everything about the property is adorably Austin.
Erica was a fabulous host! This was my first AirBnB experience and everything went so well! Erica's lovely studio was perfect for my husband and I. It was close enough to downtown and wedding festivities we were in town for, detached so we didn't feel like a burden to Erica and her home, and she was so helpful when we asked for an iron! It was also bright and cheery and had great amenities.
We had a great time staying at Erica's place. The guest house was perfect for what we were looking for during our stay race weekend. It was half the cost than staying at a 1 star hotel. She made sure we had everything we needed. The bus was also a short walking distance away. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely recommend staying there.
Erica’s studio was great. I stayed for 9 nights. The photos and description are accurate. I was over for the Austin Film Festival and Conference so I needed a space that would be convenient for down-town but would also be a place I could get some work done, so it was perfect for me. Quiet area. The bus stop was very close and the buses regular. It took about 20 minutes by bus into down-town, sometimes quicker depending on traffic. The odd cab ride back at night wasn't expensive. The neighbourhood also has shops and places to eat. Erica was helpful and friendly and let me store my luggage on my final day.
I am dedicated to local food and farming, and your stay can be fueled by eggs from the chickens in the backyard!
Airbnb is a great way for me to stay home with my baby. I love meeting new people and seeing new faces.