From Austin, Texas
Our stay with Lori was absolutely perfect. The space is so well put together, sweet, and tidy, we didn't want to leave! Lori was a wonderful and warm host, open throughout our stay for recommendations and questions. We hope to return to Austin often and stay again, and again and again.
We absolutely loved our stay! My husband and I ended up staying in the house on the right. The Goodpasture's are very friendly (including Buster!) We loved getting to chat with them a couple of times and visiting the shop they run. They even left water and treats for us. I can't wait to visit again when the weather is warm enough to swim. The location is great and the house was very cozy.
Very cute place and wonderful hosts - with a big shout out to Buster, who even took a dip in the pool with us! We loved this place and would highly recommend - Lori and Bill are wonderful hosts. Thanks for letting us stay!
Lori and Bill were amazing hosts! My boyfriend and I stayed in the left bungalow and absolutely loved it. We wanted to permanently move-in the moment we stepped foot into their place because it's so cozy and perfectly decorated. The bed and pillows are beyond comfy (resulting in waking up at 2 PM one day!) and there's a nice view out over the pool. Unfortunately we did not get to swim, but we did enjoy sitting outside which is very peaceful and quiet. Beautiful natural light streams through the room, and there's a great AC unit for those hot Texas days. The Goodpastures left water and goodies for us when we arrived, but it's a shame that we didn't get to meet. We did get to chat over text and hopefully my boyfriend and I will come back for another visit! We had a lovely time and couldn't have imagined staying anywhere better. Thanks, Lori and Bill!
We ended up staying in the left bungalow the whole time. Hosts were extremely helpful and accommodating. My husband's back went out and they gave us the name and number for their chiropractor. Unfortunately, it was a little too chilly to swim, and the pollen count was - I am guessing - astronomical, as we both came home with rotten allergies.
Our other son is coming out to Austin in summer and I am recommending the bungalow.
Great place and such friendly people! Definitely staying here again on my next Austin trip, it's a perfect little oasis. Getting to downtown is a piece of cake and the cul de sac is really quiet.
The Goodpastures are fantastic hosts as well, Buster loves greeting guests, the side entrance is well lit and parking is easy.
Lori and her husband were incredible hosts! They really made us feel welcome, and their pool and pool houses are phenomenal getaway spots! Do yourself a favor and stay with the Goodpastures!
Response from Lori:
Thanks Charlie! Completely enjoyed having you all.
I live in Houston and Lori and Bill frequently host my husband and I for weekend visits. Their guest houses are gorgeous, comfortable, have all necessary amenities and look out over a fantastic pool and hot tub! They are located in a safe neighborhood in a close-to-central part of the city with quick/easy access to downtown. I would recommend their place to anyone in a heartbeat! Lori and Bill are who I want to be when I grow up--happy, stable, still madly in love and successful. They are, without a doubt, two of the best people I know! Why is that important, you ask? Who wants to stay with (or can trust) crazy people?! You'll be in excellent hands.
Lori and Bill have been two of my closest friends for the past 20 years, really family. I have been truly blessed to have them in my life. For the past 6 years of living in NYC, they continually opened their home to me each time I visit Austin, TX. I jokingly refer to their home as Casa de Goodpasture, and then the most exciting news came earlier this year...they decided to build modern guest houses along side their pool and rent them out!
My husband and I were lucky enough to be one of the first guests. What a peaceful, relaxing vacation! Not only did we sleep like babies, we had a kitchen and full bathroom and cute dining table to sit at. They decorated each house differently, really feels like your getting personal touches.
Our absolute favorite part was waking up in the morning and having our coffee outside on the patio overlooking the pool. How more relaxing can it get! Your in for a real treat at Casa de Goodpasture, or whatever they choose to call it ;-) Regardless of the name, you will certainly enjoy your stay!!
Lori and her husband, Bill, kindly opened their NYE-party doors to my husband and me when we first moved to Austin. We became instant friends and I can't imagine my life without them. Fast forward 7 years and we're all flying to Hawaii for a birthday getaway. This was a 7 day vacation and a true testament of how solid our friendship is. There wasn't one argument the entire time!! I don't think that many friends can say they've had that sort of experience. They are so easy to get along with and make every visit we have with them memorable. They are the most gracious hosts, super clean, and will leave you wanting to visit them again and again.