Joanna~ retired elementary art teacher
Larry~ IRS employee
both~ love folkmusic, good food, gardening, Scrabble, peace.
We enjoy meeting new people.
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My friend and I had a great stay in Larry and Joanna's home. They were very welcoming and their house is so cozy. We were able to walk to a lot of places nearby since their neighborhood is home to a lot of hip bars and restaurants. Getting to play music with Larry though was the highlight of our trip. We'll definitely be back!
A nice house in a quiet, residential neighborhood that is convenient to everything. Larry and Joanna are fun people to hang out with in the kitchen chatting about whatever. I was a little too busy to take full advantage of the experience, but definitely the place to be if you want welcoming and cozy.
I had a lovely one night stay with Larry as Joanna was away visiting her grandchildren. The room was clean and as described and very comfortable and airy. I was given a map of the city and offered free use of the bike which was very handy as I got to do a lot of exploring. The house is in a lovely quiet neighbourhood not far from downtown. Larry was very friendly and we had a good chat over breakfast the following day. I would recommend this place.
Larry let us use the bikes to explore the city. We enjoyed the stay.
I loved staying with here! A great experience! A great start to my stay in Austin!
Our trip was cut short due to circumstances beyond our control but the place was great and we will definitely be back!
Joanna and Larry were very great and hospitable hosts! Their home was very cozy and located in an area very close to downtown Austin.
Hello! I enjoyed my stay with Larry & Joanna. They are very friendly and accommodating. Joanna even bought my favorite breakfast. The bed was super soft and the room was just a short walk to the bathroom. Larry recommended a lovely 'park' (aka cemetery) just a block away for my morning run, which was fascinating. They are really nice people and the location, location, location is ideal.
Larry and Joanna were incredibly welcoming and hospitable. Friendly when I wanted to interact, but gave me my space as needed. The room was beautiful, and their house is a treasure trove of eclectic charm. I would definitely stay there again.
I chose this location because it was relatively close to the Texas Swim Center in the UT campus where I was attending a meet. (It was a lovely walk) Larry and Joanna were very attentive and when I arrived made sure I knew where everything was. The room and the house are cozy and I enjoyed looking at the many knick knacks and art that were displayed. This is the first time I have stayed when the hosts were home and I actually enjoyed that part of it-they were very friendly and made me feel welcome. There is a cute area a few blocks south where I went several times to eat/shop. It is very easy to get west of the highway to many of the places you may need/want to go in Austin. I rented a car but did not even need it-I would take a cab or public transportation. There was a bike available but I did not use it. I would definitely return to these hosts if I am in the area!
Larry and Joanna would be great to travel with. They are both very smart, down-to-earth, interesting people making any outing more fun. They will have something interesting to add to any conversation. They are both very musical. Between the two of them they must know hundreds of songs and Joanna will probably have a small recorder in her bag. Joanna is soft spoken and Larry is just a happy fella. They are both very nice people. You like them both.
I am a neighbor to Larry and Joanna. Their house is neat and clean, bright and interesting -- full of art and joyful objects. Our neighborhood is right next to downtown Austin. We have the benefit of being on a quiet, friendly, peaceful street, across from a lovely little park and a short walk from the center of where it's happening: 6th St., the Capitol, the campus, the museum and the river. They're lovely people: smart, funny, friendly.