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Lovely room with queen sized bed and shared bath done in an Asian theme. Hardwood floors, comfy bed, breakfast, or breakfast makings, and coffee available most mornings. There's also an extra bathroom available if needed, to accommodate for the shared one. Close to downtown, parks, the rodeo. on bus route. Please see my other listing and profile for more details about the house,
-Wifi, in-room and a movie library on site.
-Close to downtown (10 minutes)
-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: (website hidden)
-pet friendly, as long as your pet won't eat any of mine, and you clean up after them.
-mini petting zoo in the backyard: 2 chickens (no roosters), 5 ducks, 1 pheasant, 2 iguanas, a giant tortoise, a mini pig, 2 dwarf goats, and a dog. Only the dog, and in the winter, the iguanas live indoors.
-creative household with artists' in home studio and gallery.
-private venue space available with 18'x 6' stage, great for small, private events, CD releases, etc. Lighting and sound available. (extra charge...email for details)
-available for photo shoots
-outdoor smokers are totally fine, as long as you leave no butts (animals will eat them).
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, sewing up in our room, or working out in the studio, if I'm not out on a shoot. If you're curious, you can check out my (email hidden), or for the most up to date stuff, check out my(website hidden)page: (website hidden). Tris, my boyfriend, works a regular 9-5 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 Rainbow, our dog, and Peter Porker, the mini pig.
I've done my best to make this space feel inviting and comfortable, and it's an evolving work of art. Any suggestions for making it more so are welcome (I'm new to airBnB)!
Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, laundry
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.
ID will be required at check in.
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 in my studio, and my boyfriend has a full time day job, so you'd need to be aware and respectful of his weekday sleep schedule. Weekends are way more flexible.
I don't have any age restrictions. However, the room is not wheelchair accessible, and it is located up a small flight of about 6 or so steps. (it's a split level), so it may not be ideal for someone that is mobility restricted.
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 place pretty 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.
I'm ok with smokers, as long as you smoke outside, and dispose of your butts in the ashtrays provided, since I have a tortoise that roams around, eats the lawn, and might try and chomp on them.
Jennifer is a wonderful hostess. "Hostess with the Mostess". The room was comfortable and I was able to sleep during the day without problems. Last night there had a wonderful time meeting other guests and sharing stories and drinks. Thank you for a great experience (my first time using Airbnb).
Fantastic stay! We loved the room and the hosts were wonderful. Clean, cozy, creative, and great conversation. I highly recommend staying with this couple.
Jennifer and Tris were fantastic hosts allowing us all of the hospitality of a dear friend, not only providing a beautiful room with a bed that seemed to be made of the skies softest clouds, but also a ride downtown, allowing us to forgo the daunting task of parking. The anterior petting zoo was a jovial return to earlier days and only improved the comfort of our stay. We will most assuredly contact Jennifer upon our return to the capitol of our great state.
Jennifer was amazing. The room felt like the perfect escape, as though whisked away into some fairy tale space for rest and relaxation. I can't imagine saying anywhere else in Austin now.
Once again, Jennifer and Tris have been exceptional hosts. They're welcoming and easy-going. All my animal friends were present with the addition of Wesley (Nigerian dwarf goat; boy) and a few temporary, guest duckies. Thank you Jennifer and Tris. :)
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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.