Super close to everything in Austin! About a 7 minute drive to downtown and the Capital, 5 minutes to the University of Texas.
Über and Lyft drivers are immediately available in the area and going downtown is $10-$12.
Taxi is usually $20 to downtown and $25 to the airport.
The bedroom listed is a permanent guest room, (not a room normally occupied until its booked). You will have your own bathroom which is not shared by anyone else.
There is a cat, she is declawed, well behaved, and super friendly with guests.
The neighborhood has a great 9ft deep pool that is well maintained and very clean. We'll have beach towels and sunscreen if you need them.
In addition to the guest room and guest bath, you will have access to the kitchen, living room, back yard, washer/dryer, downstairs bath, free guest parking, and neighborhood pool.
The neighborhood is gated, so you'll be provided with a clicker if you have a car. If you don't have a car I will provide a key to the pedestrian gate instead.
The room has a full size Memory Foam bed with freshly washed linens. These are the most comfortable beds ever, trust me.
Free Wifi is included, and there is a computer desk in the room. You will also have access to an Apple TV with Hulu and Netflix accounts. There is an 42" TV in the room which you are welcome to use.
Interaction with Guests
I have lived in Austin for about 8 years now, and absolutely love this city. I am pretty knowledgeable about Austin and can suggest great places to eat or shop, provide directions, etc. If you're looking for peace and quiet, while working or exploring Austin, this is the place for you.
If you will have a car, you will have parking in the guest lot. A car is recommended for getting around in Austin, but not necessary.
If you prefer to travel by bus, there is a bus stop at the end of the block and the bus comes about every 1/2 hour to go downtown.
We are located about 6 miles north of downtown Austin, which takes only about 7 minutes on the highway. Three major highways are easily accessible in under a mile: 290, 183, and I-35. The Domain, a new shopping and residential area is located about 6 miles west and is easily accessible by 183 (Research Blvd).
During busy times and weekends, it can be very difficult to get a cab. I would recommend the Über or Lyft app, as they are plentiful, less expensive, and very reliable in my area.
They typically arrive in about 1-2 mins and it's around $5-10, while cabs are around $25.
Other Things to Note
Price is not negotiable during events such as SxSW, F1, ACL, or FunFunFun Fest.
-Lock the doors before you leave
-No Smoking inside
-Do your own dishes (or put in dishwasher)
-No food or dishes upstairs
-No guests other than those on contract
-Quiet after midnight
-Cat stays inside at all times
-Be sure all doors are locked before leaving the house
Jenn and Chi's place was just as tastefully decorated as in the photos! The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and quiet and gave us plenty of space. The Apple TV in bedroom and the private bathroom were also a plus. Would recommend to anyone!
Great experience. Safe place to stay and host is very nice. Highly recommended.
What a great stay I had in Austin. Jenn's place is spotless, quiet, and in a great area. I was there for the Formula One race, so the location was great for access to both downtown Austin and the track. Jenn gave me great ideas for places to eat. The room is exactly as advertised, and was actually even better than I expected. There was Wifi access and a computer in the room. Had my own full bathroom, and it was stocked with fresh supplies like the toothpaste that I had forgot to bring.
Can't recommend her place enough!
Just don't come on the F1 weekend, because that's MY weekend!
What a great, warm and welcoming host. Jenn was wonderful, from the moment we arrived till leaving a week later. Great local insight, ideas on things to do and loads of more info to truly experience Austin as a local. Can not say enough about how well received we were, felt like staying with a friend. Definitely stay again.
Jenn's house is great! Easy location to get to campus or downtown. We stayed in the master bedroom with a very comfy bed and private shower. We didn't see jenn much but she seemed very nice. Her cat Isis is awesome and has lots of personality. Definitely stay here
Situated in a quite neighborhood in East Austin gated community, Jenn's house is simply amazing. Not only was Jen a great host she also made sure we were comfortable from the get go. She was kind enough to upgrade us to a bigger room with attached bathroom. Her house is very tastefully done and you can see a streak of Jenn's artistic talent in there. Her cat Isis is a darling and was fun to have around. Jenn was very helpful with suggestions for dining options and places to see. Thanks for making our stay wonderful. Highly recommended.
Staying with Jenn couldn't have been more perfect for my trip to Austin! Her place was clean, spacious and friendly. She was very informative, helpful and lots of fun! I plan to come back again.
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I am originally from Palm Beach, Florida but have lived in Austin, Texas for the past 8 years. My fiancé Chi is originally from Hong Kong but grew up in Houston. We love it here in Austin! This city is full of unique and creative people, and there is always plenty to do. If you love food, art, live music, and a healthy lifestyle, you will find plenty to do in Austin!
We both work for Apple as its 2nd largest hub is here in Austin. In my free time, I enjoy home improvement projects, art, gardening, live music, and trying out all the amazing local restaurants Austin has. Chi practices Jiu Jitsu, plays volleyball and basketball, and is a huge Celtics fan.
We love meeting new people as Airbnb hosts. We try to be as accommodating to our guests as possible. If you are considering our place, but have any questions about the room or what is offered, feel free to reach out. If you have a special request, we will do everything we can to make it happen. As we are at work during the day and have a pretty full fitness/social life, we're not home much so you'll have a quiet place to yourself most of the time. (See comments and reviews, they reflect this).
Look forward to meeting you!