I am French and cook, now I work in IT for 10 years.
JoAnn and Xavier are the perfect hosts. We felt like arriving to a friend's house. Xavier cooked delicious treats to share with us. Yes!, we also had the almost famous crêpes. We also loved having the bikes to explore the city (downtown is not far away and if you go along the river walk is more enjoyable)
The house is also close form Rainey Street where there is an incredible night live.
Xavier drove us to all the interesting places in town so we could have a sense of the city.
We enjoyed very much our stay at Xavier's and will recommend this place to my friends and hope to come back some day.
Carmen & Patrick Lainé
Xavier and Joanne were great! The house is super cute, spotlessly clean, and the location is great. The bikes are really easy to ride and key for getting around the city. They were super helpful and friendly and threw in so many extras. Like fresh eggs from the chickens in their backyard! And an amazing dinner one night! Such a great stay!
Xavier and JoAnn were an absolute joy to stay with! They were so welcoming and kind and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable during our stay. Their house is very conveniently located to all the Austin hotspots - almost everywhere we wanted to go was just a quick walk or bike ride away. We would 100% stay here again if we come back to Austin!
Xavier and JoAnn were amazing hosts. Their place was lovely, the bikes were a great asset and the location was perfect. Xavier and JoAnn were kind enough to make us breakfast both days. Xavier even gave us a cooking class. We had a fantastic time and I'd highly recommend this place to any travelers.
Xavier and JoAnn were wonderful hosts. They welcomed us into their home without reservation. Xavier cooked dinner every night and invited us to join them at no cost to us. Being a French chef, his were some of the best meals we had during our stay! The house is very close to downtown, within walking distance, but the bikes were also available all day if we wanted to use them. We truly enjoyed staying with Xavier and JoAnn, and we would definitely do it again the next time we are in Austin! Thanks a lot for your hospitality! -Joseph and Jennifer
Xavier and JoAnn we're awesome! Everything was as advertised. The location was perfect and the bikes really made our transport around Austin a breeze. I would 100% stay here again and would recommend others to do so as well. They should open up an actual bed and breakfast where Xavier has a restaurant!
Awsome, very peaceful and pleasant experience.
Staying with Xavier and his wife Joann was AMAZING! They are wonderful human beings who went out of their way to make my stay in Austin phenomenal. This was my first time using AirBnB and I was overwhelmed with how wonderful the experience was. The location of their home was perfect. It enabled me to see the East side neighborhood where the locals go out two stepping at places like the Whitehorse, but was still close enough to head into down town 6th street to check out the famous bars and restaurants. They provided me with this super cool beach cruiser that I utilized to pedal my way all over to Austin. Xavier went out of his way to give me a tour of the city when I arrived so I could find my way around, and Joann had a number of suggestions of great places to go for a afternoon bite or evening cocktail. The place that they have is perfect for a person looking to have a beautiful place to lay their head. They provide you with your own bathroom and full use of their home. The room is MORE than enough space for one person and would easily accommodate two travelers. The bathroom and shower are clean, new and nicely decorated. Their home is lovely to come home to with central air to get you out of the Austin heat. As if the accommodation wasn't great enough, Xavier made me his famous crepes each morning and a fabulous dinner on the 4th of July. I was so elated to have such an amazing experience in Austin. Austin was great, but the home and people that were in it made it even better! I can't say enough great things about Joann and Xavier! I'll just start with Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
This was the first time I used Airbnb and it was such a positive experience! Xavier and Joann could not have been more welcoming. They picked me up from the airport, dropped me off in the city, and even made me delicious fresh crepes and eggs from their chicken! The location is a few blocks east of I-35, not far from the Hike and Bike trail or some up and coming bars/restaurants. It's easy to get around on the bikes. I would definitely recommend staying here!!
Xavier and JoAnn are very friendly and their hospitality is great. Xavier cooks very well and you should definately try his crepes.
House is located in a quiet neighborhood very close to the downtown, 5 mins by bike.