About this listing
THE ROOM: is a super comfy, artistically appointed upstairs bedroom with a shared bathroom, and half bath available if needed.
Lovely, colorful room with queen sized bed done in an Asian theme. Hardwood floors, comfy bed, with a shared bathroom, and an extra half bath available if needed, to accommodate for the shared one. I do have to warn you that our bathroom is old and in need of a remodel, and while I keep as clean as it will get, it's not my ideal. As soon as we find and can afford the fancy rainshower fixtures we want, we will be moving forward with a full remodel. I am aware it's old, and so I have priced the room below market for this area, to account for that. It is a very convenient location; close to downtown, parks, the rodeo. on bus route.
House is a split level, with this guest room on the top floor, off the living room. Clean, respectful, peaceful, and luxe environment. Kitchen and laundry access, although the laundry room is a bit jumbled right now, we're slowly working on converting the garage. Queen size bed with clean linens, towels, and toiletries provided.
-Wifi, in-room, and a movie library on site.
-Close to downtown (5.5 miles away)
-Close to ROT rally (4.5 miles)
-Not too far from F1 raceway (16.1 miles)...will provide shuttle service for an extra fee)
-Close to area parks:
Pecan Springs Park (.7 miles away): Park near local elementary that features a playground and covered basketball court
Bartholomew Park (.8 miles away): This 57-acre park includes disc golf, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court, a creek, splash pad, playground, picnic areas, and more.
Muellar Lake (1.9 miles away): This park is stunning. It features 140 acres of parkland, jogging trails throughout and around a beautiful 6.5 acre lake with amphitheater, playgrounds, bathroom facilities, and a covered weekend farmer's market.
-Walking distance to Troublemaker Studios, Austin Studios, local shopping, eateries, Dell Children's Hospital.
-2.9 miles from Greyhound station
-cap metro bus routes 20, 300 nearby (take you downtown)
-mini petting zoo in the backyard: 2 chickens (no roosters), 4 ducks, 1 pheasant, 2 iguanas, a giant tortoise, a not-so-mini pig, 2 dwarf goats, and a dog. Only the dog, and in the winter, the iguanas live indoors, and sometimes the pheasant.
-creative household with artists' in-home studio and gallery.
-outdoor smokers are totally fine, as long as you smoke on the front porch (animals in the backyard will eat cigarette butts).
ABOUT US: We are very mellow, relatively quiet professional couple, and usually have some sort of regular schedule around productivity, eating, sleeping, and Dr. Who episodes. Personality-wise, we laugh a lot over silly things, and don't fight much, if at all. We're very happy together.
I am a professional costume designer, photographer, and all around artist. Most days I work out of the home, if I'm not out on a shoot, so occasionally there is some crafting mess in the dining room, or living room. Although I try and keep things relatively neat, it's hard to be an artist without some mess. Just understand that this is not a hotel, that people live here, and use the common rooms. However, you can expect your private space to be clean and neat. Tris, my husband, works a regular 9-5ish gig in IT, for a financial company located downtown. We usually hang out in our room most evenings, either watching netflix or playing games...when the weather is nice, we get out more and go for walks with Little Dude, our dog, and Princess Buttercup and Westley, our Nigerian Dwarf goats.
I've done my best to make this space feel inviting, clean, and comfortable, and it's an evolving work of art. Any suggestions for making it more so are welcome.
I would like to add, that if you are allergic to animals, or are uncomfortable in a house that has animals, we would prefer that you not book our space. The dog is a year round indoor dog, and the iguanas and sometimes the pheasant are brought indoors in the winter...but they are tucked away from guests. The dog is barky with strangers, but all you have to do is love all over him, and he'll shut up.
One more thing, we no longer allow photoshoots in our home.
Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, laundry. We prefer that guests be accompanied by one of us, when out in the backyard with the animals. The pig is sometimes grumpy, so we have to put him up first.
We no longer allow photo shoots.
Interaction with guests
It depends on what is going on in my life, with work, and family.
My home is on a few bus routes, and there are a few stops within a few blocks either direction.
Other things to note
Prices reflect the new ordinances affecting short term rentals, and include all state and local taxes...and according to the other garbage the city requires me to have to list on this:
- My STR operating license is #
- It is a violation of city code to allow more than six (6) unrelated
adults to occupy the dwelling at one time.
- In the interim, no more than six (6) unrelated adults may reside
in a dwelling unit, except in the area defined in Subchapter F:
Residential Design and Compatibility Standards Section 1.2.1
1. Please don't leave towels on the furniture.
2. Please TURN LIGHTS OFF when you leave, and keep the windows
closed if the AC/heat is on.
3. Please don't go in the backyard without being escorted by one of us (the pig is grumpy sometimes, so we need to put him up first) Please don't feed any of the animals, unless we give you stuff to feed them with.
4. Please clean up after yourself.
5. My husband works a 9-5 job, so please respect his sleep schedule.
6. If you are a smoker, please smoke on the front porch, and dispose of your butts in the ashtrays provided. I have a tortoise and goat that roam around the back yard, eat the lawn, and will eat cigarette butts.
7. I want to make your stay with us the best experience possible. If you are unhappy with anything at all, please let me know, and I will remedy it.
I can be reached any time, day or night by phone or by email. Texting is better if it's late night.
** I will be basing my guest review solely on your ability to follow these
seven simple rules.
We are looking to rent to respectful people, that are ok with loveable animals, and a professional artist and nerdy IT guy couple. I work from home, and my husband has a full time day job, and is usually in bed by 11pm. Weekends we are way more flexible with our sleep schedules.
I don't have any age restrictions. However, the room is not wheelchair accessible, and it is located on the top floor. (it's a split level), so it may not be ideal for someone that is mobility restricted.
Also, we ask, that if you have any issue at all, we would prefer you speak with us directly about it while you are here, so we have a chance to address it right away, rather than remain quiet about it, and then write a bad review. We want you to have a pleasant stay, and hope that you would be kind enough to help us provide one.
I'm a longtime Austin resident (since '87), and am happy to fill you in on all the cool stuff in town to do, recommend restaurants, places to shop, and am always up for forays to Barton Springs or the lake in the summer.
I keep the house reasonably clean, and guest rooms super clean, and expect guests to leave the room in decent shape when they check out. Please do not put wet towels on furniture, and do your own dishes & clean up after yourself in common areas. Also, please check that the AC or heat is not on before you open windows. I will take care of laundering sheets and linens, and cleaning after checkout.
We're considerate people, and expect you to be too. Please be nice to the critters as well. Also, please do not go out in the backyard, unless accompanied by one of us...the pig is bipolar, and sometimes bitey. We'll have to put him up first to introduce you to the animals.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Grew up a military brat, so am used to traveling and meeting new people. It gave me a deep appreciation for cultures other than my own. Am fairly friendly, and can get along with just about anyone, but every now and then I have a shyness attack, and will stare stupidly at you while the cat runs off with my tongue. This usually happens when I get stuck in a crowded situation where the attention is on me, but I'm fine one on one, or in small bunches of friends. I think that's normal for most introverts.
Love road trips and camping, and anything outdoors, and lean toward a more minimalist approach, as opposed to bringing the kitchen sink with me. I love all sorts of arts and crafts, and have a penchant for collecting power tools, which I like painting hot pink. Also love animals of all kinds...and I have all sorts, which keep me on a pretty regular schedule, or I have hungry ducks staring holes in me from the back porch.
I like to stay productive, and always have a few projects going at once, and have a never ending honey-do list, that I pick things off of regularly. I'm professionally crafty like that too, and have done just about all sorts of design work.