I'm an Austin filmmaker, Ph.D. student and I love to travel!
The Birdhouse is a very cozy and pleasant place to stay at, with easy access to downtown, I-35, trendy parts of East Austin, and other conveniences.
Elizabeth and her husband are very accommodating and helpful, easy-going, and give the resident plenty of privacy.
10/10, would recommend.
Response from Elizabeth:
Thanks Zeb! It's been nice having you back there!
The birdhouse was the perfect launching pad for our adventure weekend in Austin! We were able to walk to all points in the city from there - SoCo, Rainey St., and our favorite, East 6th St. I'd love to move to the birdhouse neighborhood someday - quaint, quiet and funky and near lots of cafe and bar treasures!
Definitely recommend staying at the birdhouse to those that are looking to spend more time exploring than cooped up at an AirBNB - it is all 1 or 2 people need with no frills (think futon, AC unit, small bathroom, toaster oven - see, all you need)! Very good value.
Elizabeth was also one of the most generous hosts I've ever experienced with AirBNB in that she helped us out with a place to stay when we stayed an extra night in Austin and was awesome with communicating before we arrived and helping when we were there. It's hosts like her that make AirBNB so magical. Thank you Elizabeth!
The Birdhouse was the perfect size for me and my traveling friend and in a convenient and great location for getting around downtown/south/east Austin. Elizabeth was the most sincere, friendly and accommodating person to rent from. She went out of her way to offer info, suggestions and even a ride if we needed it! I strongly recommend checking availability with her if you are ever in Austin. I know I will when I come back!
I stayed with a friend in the RV for a couple days and it has everything you need, hot water, a comfortable bed to sleep, wifi and a place to cook. Is not far from downtown, so I walked everyday.
Good location. Nice house. Owners stay on-site in the backyard. Bikes could use some repairs.
Our stay at the Cool House worked out great. Six of us were in for a conference and had plenty of room to stretch out and feel comfortable while also still being close enough to walk to the conference center (about a mile and a quarter). We rarely saw our hosts even though they were right in the back yard, but they left a spotless house to call our own for a week.
All in all, it was a great stay and we'd highly recommend it.
My friends and I had a wonderful stay at Elizabeth's home during SXSW! Very spacious, clean, comfortable and close to downtown! Big front porch to hang out on too while you're having your morning coffee. This listing is a total gem!
We loved the birdhouse! Elizabeth and James were great hosts and the location was perfect for easily getting downtown to experience Austin. If we're lucky, we'll be back next year!
We had a fantastic time at Elizabeth's Cool House. The house has been recently renovated and looks and feels really nice. Elizabeth was easy to communicate with, nice, dependable and a good host.
The birdhouse is super tiny. Not a problem since we're from Manhattan and used to little spaces, but my boyfriend was too tall to use the bathroom with the door closed, haha! The place is in a great location and we really enjoyed our stay.
Elizabeth was an easy, friendly guest. Elizabeth and her team used our house to film a video for a local non-profit. They were respectful of the space and left the house exactly as they found it. I would recommend Elizabeth as a guest.
We really enjoyed having Elisabeth as a guest. Our first Airbnb experience and it couldn't have been better!
Elizabeth and her friends left my house clean. I recommend her to stay at your house.
I stayed with Elizabeth in 2009 for three months while doing a residency and it was a great stay. Elizabeth and her husband James are excellent hosts - very easy to live with and perfect guides to Austin. There is a busing and vibrant artistic community around East Austin and their house is ideally situated in order to explore all that the region has to offer. If you are wondering, do not hesitate, just book it with them.
I've stayed with Elizabeth on several occasions, and I can't say enough positive things about this home and about Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a wonderful, reliable person and is very easy to coordinate with. This home is modern and roomy with plenty of space for entertaining, both inside and out. The large backyard has a gas grill and comfy deck chairs with a chiminea for those chilly hill country nights. The location couldn't be better. Only a few blocks from Lady Bird Lake and the jogging trail and a very short ride to downtown. The surrounding neighborhood has everything you need. Restaurants, bars, markets, yoga, jogging trails and more. If you're looking for a place near downtown Austin, this is the one!!!!
love staying with/traveling with Elizabeth & James! their house is close to EVERYthing in Austin - downtown, bike trails, good neighborhood. plus, they are really easy to get along with, very gracious and can show you all the best stuff about ATX!
I have stayed at this location multiple times. Elizabeth and James are great hosts in one of the richest cultural centers in Austin Texas. I had the opportunity to spend several nights here during SXSW 2011. They had bikes for me and my friends to use to ride to music venues and film screenings that are a mere 5 minutes from their place. BOOK IT NOW!!!!