My apartment is a well-kept efficiency with a great central location in Austin. I pride myself in keeping it neat and welcoming. It's small and not that private (it's a studio), so it's an ideal place for folks who just need a spot to crash at night and will be busy most of their time here. If you stay with me, I can give you suggestions on what to do in the city and how to get around by bus or bike.
As well, I've got a small, very friendly dog (Lucy) and a sweet, rambunctious kitten (Charlie) who will also be happy to welcome you to Austin. If you have your own pet that you'll miss when you're traveling, Lucy and Charlie will be glad to keep you company.
When I use Airbnb for travel, it's usually for conferences where I need a quiet place to read and work. The things I really appreciate in a place are wi-fi, nearby coffee shops and quiet bars where I can read and relax.