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Carbon Neutral Oasis in Austin

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2 Guests
1 Bed
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About this listing

Enjoy a quiet bedroom with a queen size bed in an architect designed, multi generational family home (5 adults) in the Bouldin Creek area, Austin's hottest zip code. A skylight brightens the en suite bathroom with sink, shower, and toilet. Here is a link to an interview with the architect of the home: (URL HIDDEN)

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

A quiet bedroom with Queen size bed in architect designed, multi generational family home (5 adults) in the Bouldin Creek area, Austin's hottest zip code. The en suite bathroom is welcoming for persons with disabilities. Sliding glass doors open to an elegant pool, a generous green space and a garden retreat with a bbq/sitting area. One block from great restaurants, and food truck fun. Walking distance to Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, Lady Bird Lake and trails galore. South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Zachary Theatre, all walkable.

Only green cleaning products are used in the home and there are no pets.

Score 87 on walkability Index:

The house was featured in 2013 in our local paper, the Austin American Statesman:

Trail Map:

There are two different bus routes within a block: No. 10 bus on 1st Street, No 5 bus on Bouldin


Guest Access

You receive your own Personalized electronic access code into our home
Relax near the fish pond in the front courtyard furnished with a chaise, a table and chairs
From your room you have direct access to the back yard where you may enjoy a dip in our salt water pool. If you wish to bbq, use our Weber grill and enjoy your dinner at the teak table next to my gardening beds and our water cache.
Kitchen/laundry negotiable
Brew your own cup of coffee with a Nespresso machine in your room. You will find basics such as water, milk, and a local brew in your mini fridge in the room as well as some fresh fruit and a welcome packet of Austin Nuts

Interaction with Guests

We want you to feel completely at home and are happy to share information with you as needed. We have travelled the world and also understand the need for quiet and private time, and will not intrude.

The Neighborhood

Bouldin Creek, South Austin Neighborhood. Walking distance to Zilker Park and major performance venues. A short bus ride to the University of Texas campus.

Getting Around

2 min walk to No. 5 bus to downtown, or no. 10 bus to downtown. Download the Capmetro Austin app for bus schedule and routes.

Other Things to Note

Pricing includes a 9% Austin Hotel Occupancy Tax, and a 6% Texas State tax
Useful information about Austin for the full Austin experience:
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Getting to Know Austin
Finding your way around
Authentic Austin Activities
Other Attractions & Eateries
Getting to Know Austin
City of Austin – (URL HIDDEN)
Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) – (URL HIDDEN)
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce – (URL HIDDEN)
The Austin Chronicle (weekly newspaper) - (URL HIDDEN)
Austin American Statesman (daily newspaper) - (URL HIDDEN) & (URL HIDDEN)
KUT radio - (URL HIDDEN)
Austin City Search - (URL HIDDEN)
Austin Parks and Recreation Department – (URL HIDDEN)
Finding Your Way Around
Capital Metro (city bus) – (URL HIDDEN)
Renting a car in Austin - (URL HIDDEN)
Austin Cycling Association (Bike routes, maps, and community) - (URL HIDDEN)
Maps of the city - (URL HIDDEN)
Authentic Austin Activities
Swim, dive, play, and relax at Barton Springs Pool. Austinites refer to this year-round, spring-fed, natural pool as the heart and soul of the city. (URL HIDDEN)
Hike, rock climb, paddle your kayak, walk your dog or mountain bike in Austin’s 16,000 acres of (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN)
Watch the world’s largest urban bat colony take flight. (URL HIDDEN)
Groove with locally and nationally known musicians at one of Austin’s musical landmarks:
Antone’s – (URL HIDDEN)
Stubb’s – (URL HIDDEN)
The Continental Club – (URL HIDDEN)
The Broken Spoke – (URL HIDDEN)
Waterloo Records – (URL HIDDEN)
Ruta Maya International Headquarters – (URL HIDDEN)
Eat three wholesome meals a day at Casa de Luz macrobiotic restaurant and community center. (URL HIDDEN)
Find some visual inspiration at the Blanton Art Museum’s B Scene First Friday art (URL HIDDEN)
Enjoy dinner and drinks while watching the latest independent and mainstream movies at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.(URL HIDDEN)
Play capoeira, buzz-through local galleries, and shop local crafts at First Thursday on South congress. (URL HIDDEN)
Other Austin-area attractions:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – (URL HIDDEN)
Texas State Parks (Bastrop, McKinney Falls, Pedernales Falls, Enchanted Rock, Inks Lake) – (URL HIDDEN)
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum – (URL HIDDEN)
TX State Capitol – (URL HIDDEN)
Book People (locally owned bookstore) – (URL HIDDEN)
YogaYoga – (URL HIDDEN)
Wheatsville Coop (natural foods cooperative) – (URL HIDDEN)
Whole Foods Market World Headquarters – (URL HIDDEN)
Texas Rowing Center – (URL HIDDEN)
Austin’s Chinatown – (URL HIDDEN)
Other Austin-area eateries:
The Daily Juice (juice bar) – (URL HIDDEN)
The Oasis (restaurant & “sunset capitol of Texas”) – (URL HIDDEN)
The Salt Lick BBQ – (URL HIDDEN)
Shady Grove Restaurant - (URL HIDDEN)
Magnolia Café – (URL HIDDEN)
The San Francisco Bakery – (URL HIDDEN)

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not infant-friendly (0-2 years)

Please arrive on your first day during mutually agreed hours
We love our home and hope that you will enjoy it and respect museum quality of house
We will give you a unique home entry code.
Please, no loud partying after 10:30 p.m and
No surprise overnight guests

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

1 night minimum stay

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Austin, Texas, United States · Member since March 2013

Richard is a scientist, originally from Los Angeles. He likes kayaking in the morning on Lady Bird Lake which is within walking distance. Susanna is from Switzerland. She lives outside the box. Together we have travelled the world. Together we have two grown children. Together we collect art. Together we love to discover food, either by cooking it or finding good experiences in local restaurants.

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