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The room was actually as it appeared in photographs. The marble bath was as big as the bedroom and very luxurious. The garden and the neighborhood were the cherry on top. It was a very pleasant ~one mile walk to Barton Creek and South 1st.
Valentina was a great hostess- communicative, unubtrusive and upfront about everything. Truly a great find.
Valentina and Herb were excellent Hosts. They asked us if we wouldn't mind staying in another of their units to make accommodations for an elderly couple coming into town. This worked for us, as we were pretty flexible. The unit we stayed at was super convenient to where we wanted to be, and the property was spacious and peaceful. The unit was perfect for our needs and the location was amazing! We walked to dinner, bars, and even Downtown. Valentina and Herb were very nice and we look forward to staying with them again next time we are in town.
Awesome spot to explore Austin. Hosts are extremely accommodating and friendly. Cozy but comfortable digs. There are cats on the property (although not in the unit) so that might be an issue if you have sensitive allergies.
This was our second stay at Valentina and Herb's place and we had such a nice stay last year that we booked again this year. As always, the place was super comfortable and in a great location. Our hosts were always happy to provide recommendations for things to do, or just pleasant conversation when we ran into them out in the sunny yard. The mattress is so, so comfortable and the large, high-pressure shower makes this place the perfect spot to unwind after our travels.
Valentina and Herb were amazing hosts. My previous reservation got cancelled right before my trip to Austin for SXSW and they were able to get the place ready for me in a just a few hours. Herb frequently gave me rides downtown and offered to pick me up so I could save money or Uber/taxis. He also helped me get acquainted with the area so I could find my way around and make the most of my time there.
The purple cave is extremely comfortable and is stocked with some of the most delicious coffee ever! The bed was so comfortable it was hard to wake up in the morning. The bathroom is really beautiful and the shower has TWO rainfall shower heads which is nice after a long day walking around. You'd think somewhere called the purple cave would be dark and drab but the octagonal windows actually let in beautiful natural light.
The location can't be beat - you're close enough to downtown so the cab fare is reasonable but you can also walk if you have some time, it really is a beautiful walk. You're RIGHT next to beautiful Zilker park and Barton Springs and some delicious eating options.
Herb and Valentina are great people who go above and beyond for their guests and The Purple Cave is wonderful place to stay on your next trip to Austin!
Valentina was a wonderful hostess. Very helpful and constantly worked to make my stay as comfortable as possible. She couldn't have done a better job.
The apartment itself is also really impressive. High ceiling with big windows make for a very nice, naturally lit ambiance. The bed is very comfy and the shower is also spectacular. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a great place ten min from downtown Austin.
Her husband Herb was also a great city guide. His knowledge of restaurants and local hot spots made my time in Austin much more enjoyable. Can't wait to come back!
Valentina and Herb were wonderful hosts. They offered to pick me up from the airport and did a great job orienting me with the apartment and the area. The place was very clean, and our hosts were happy to provide us with any accommodations we needed, such as an ironing board or a desk. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a small, affordable place to stay right outside of downtown Austin.
What a lovely stay with Valentina! I loved waking up in the morning with the sun rising through the windows and birds singing their morning song. The bed was super comfortable for a great night’s rest, multiple options for shower pressure, kitchenette with the necessities, and a great mirror for primping. I was staying for SXSW and found the place was the perfect location to get to events downtown and then get away from the crowds. Zilker Park, the Greenbelt, and Barton Springs Pool are nearby. I enjoyed sunset runs through the trails and a dip in the pool. Valentina and her husband made sure that everything was more than I expected. They are very accommodating, super friendly, and available as much or as little as you’d like them to be. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Valentina and her husband were wonderful hosts, and the Sun Room was a cozy space for my sister and I's two-night stay. After hiking around West and Central Texas for 4 days, we very much appreciated the more than comfortable bed, and short drive to some of Austin's best restaurants on S. Congress. The hosts were kind, attentive (thanks for the amazing coffee each morning!), and always only a phone call or text away. I would definitely stay here again!
A cute place in a perfect environment. valentina and her husband are great hosts and will make you feel at home right away !