A pair of friendly, tree-huggin' liberals with a great appreciation for mid-century modern design and living right
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This place was amazing. The mid century modern furnishings were funky and cool. The retro stereo was wired throughout the space. The location was convenient for visiting South Congress and downtown. I highly recommend and will consider again for future trips.
We had a great time in Austin, staying at Merri & Donald's home made it even more special and gave the unique at-home feel to our visit. We loved the proximity to all the sites that we enjoyed exploring.
Here's the map I created for our visit: (website hidden)
Response from Merri Gale & Donald:
What an amazing map, Korin - thanks for sharing! It was great having you stay with us.
-The TurnKey Vacation Rentals Team
Beautiful home and beautiful hosts. We needed a home to record our first album and the place provided a much needed dose of comfort and inspiration. We hope to be back soon. Keep Austin Weird! -Jenn and Kirk of Lady & West
I can honestly say, I have never been more comfortable and felt more at home while traveling than I did at this 60's styled home! The place was perfectly located, amazingly decorated & had a super relaxed atmosphere! I actually added 2 more nights to may stay because I didn't want to leave! Merri & Donald are super friendly & were totally on top of helping us out whenever we needed it, I only wish I could have gotten to know them better, they are super inspiring! Hope to stay again soon!
It was a beautifully decorated house. Felt like we were living a Mad Men episode.
Loved this house! Merri Gale was a perfect host. She gave us such helpful tips on what to do and where to eat while we were in Austin. The house is so interesting and cozy. We stayed in one night just to listen to her records on the sweet record player she has. So perfect. its a great location, not totally walkable to downtown but not too far either. I would definitely stay here again.
When we travel to Austin to we look for a place where it is easy to relax and cook. Our visits are always family visits so we are often looking for a place where we can cook relax and have a friend or family member comfortably visit for an afternoon. Merri Gale and Donald's place was perfect for this.
The house was comfortable and the interior design was interesting but in no way oppressive. They obviously care very much about design and comfort. We never met them but all our communications were easy and things went very smoothly.
Highly recommended for a group of two to four adults or a couple with one or two (gentle) children.
Loved our stay here! The house was well lit for our after dark arrival and Merri Gale is the most thoughtful and helpful host! It really felt home here and had a perfect location. The house is beautiful and exactly as pictured.
Full disclosure: Merri Gale & Donald are 2 of our favorite neighbors. We leased their top floor so that we would have enough space for numerous family members arriving for a wedding. We knew that our guests would love the charming house as well as MG & D!! Naturally, we were correct. It was the perfect abode: simple, attractive, clean and close to other family one house away. All guests commented on the great interior furnishings and layout. Porches and front yard were also a big hit.
We had a truly wonderful stay at Merri Gale and Donald's house. The house was so thoughtfully decorated and maintained with a lot of love. It was such a nice retreat—everything from the record player and sound system to the streaming sunlight throughout the house to the balcony to enjoy morning coffee on was just lovely.
Merri Gale and Donald are some of our favorite people in the world--excellent people and happy travelers. This lovely and fun couple are not only great friends, but also some of the best hosts I know. They have a beautiful house in Austin and love to share their travel experiences. If you are visiting Austin, you can't find a better home and company.
Merri G and Donald are fun loving, creative, respectful people who I am fortunate enough to have as neighbors and friends. They are gracious hosts and you will not be disappointed with their wonderful home!