Honestly, if you want to experience Austin for what it is, a funky and friendly city with an awesome vibe, stay at Doug and Savannah's! Their place is unique, comfortable, and relaxing! Its also in an interesting neighborhood, biking distance to everything you could ever need. I highly recommend both their place and them as hosts! I know we will be back if we ever visit Austin again which we hope to!
We had the best possible kind of experience at the bungalow. The place is comfortable, quirky and full of light. Doug and Savanna only stopped by to drop off local beer and explain the artwork. Highly recommend staying here and hanging out with Hondo.
Doug and Savanna were awesome hosts - easy to communicate with and incredibly accommodating, totally above and beyond the normal AirBnB experience.
If you're a cyclist or Americana nerd, you will love their place. The decor is an amazing mix of Texan aesthetic and DIY bike culture. They also have an incredible record collection and great backyard.
If you're staying during the winter, remember to flip the heater on. It'll keep the place plenty warm. Doug warned us, and we woke up chilly on the nights we ignored him!
The location might be a little off the beaten path for people who like to stay downtown, but it was perfect for an accessible SXSW stay - especially on bikes. (Far, far better than most of the available hotels.) Quiet at night, but only a quick jaunt from downtown. If you're staying over the weekend, head to Frontier Bar to get a waffle burger.
This is definitely my new place to stay in Austin!
Doug and Savanna were great. They gave us the keys to the castle and then took off on a bike tour. Maybe next time we'll get to see more of them and hang out. The bungalow was great, too. If you're a bike nerd like me you'll love their place, as it is decorated with lots of cool bicycle parts. I totally felt at home there, as I'm sure any guests would. Thanks for the hospitality, Doug and Savanna. You'll be the first people to hear from me if I get a chance to come back to Austin. FunFun Fun Fest in a few weeks, perhaps?
Doug and Savannah were very responsive, kind, and helpful. I had a great stay.