I am an artist and a mother
This is exactly what every AirBNB should be - a comfortable bed, in a really beautiful space, in a good location in town, that's clean, well-maintained, and run by a wonderful host who goes out of her way to make sure that you're comfortable. 10/10 would stay here again if I'm in Austin.
I had a fantastic time at Velentina's space. It had everything I needed and the location is incredible. She was so friendly and accommodating - I will certainly stay there again on my next work trip! Thanks so much, Ashley.
My visit at the Sun Room Studio made my trip to Austin complete. I was in Austin for the first time for a floral design seminar, and I waited til the last minute to book a room. Valentina responded immediately to my questions and I was booked right away, which was a relief. Then, I got to spend two nights in the Studio. The bed was like a warm nest with a perfect view of the sky during the recent storm. I was cozy and warm all night even though it was below freezing outside. Coming back after a long day to the amazing shower (perfect water pressure) felt like a gift. I had a wonderful time for my first trip to Austin and Valentina was a big part of the reason why!
This was a great place to stay for a getaway weekend in Austin. Since it was our first time in Austin, Herb told us helpful tips on where to go, to eat, etc. The unit's bathroom is beautiful and luxurious. The sunroom studio itself is cozy and the artwork inside adds unique beauty as well. My favorite part was probably watching the sun go down while sipping a beer on the porch-glider chair in the garden. Delicious french press coffee and orange juice!
Valentina is great. Very good with communication. Fresh French press coffee everyday! Small place but laid out well. Bed was comfy. Bathroom very nice. Patio area is great. Great location. Because of the size is Best for one person. Would stay again!
I was visiting Austin for a work conference and needed a place to stay that I could afford. Valentina's place looked perfect as I knew I would be in and out most of the time and it looked very nice and private. I was able to call cabs and have them pick me up and take me home easily. On days I was not working, I felt comfortable walking around and was very close to good food and Barton Springs. Valentina was an excellent host with information on where to go when I needed it and she left fruit and the local weekly outside in the morning, very nice touch! Also, the bathroom/bed were great and there was tea and filtered water in the room. Very pleased with my experience and I would return!
I booked this room for my husband and he was thrilled with the experience of staying with Valentina and her husband. He called me everyday telling me how wonderful and accomodating they were. They went the extra effort in showing him around town which was over and above what he expected. Staying in their home in their quiet neighborhood made him feel like he was on vacation when he was actually in Austin for a huge conference. I hope I am able to travel with him next time!
The sun room was great to stay in and watch the stars, and moon at night while lying in bed. The location was very convenient to many different parts of Austin.
I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to stay in Austin and close to the action but be far enough away to be able to escape it.
Valentina's place is excellent. Great quality to the space, character, natural light, art. She has made some nice improvements too. I have stayed there several times over the past year and I will continues to do so when I return to Austin.
First off, the space: While it may seem small at first glance, it's the perfect size for a couple of weary travelers. The bed is beyond comfortable, and you will soon be glad it takes up as much space as it does. The bathroom is undoubtedly the highlight of the space, and you will find yourself lingering in the shower far longer than you usually would. The space has absolutely everything you need as a traveler (Drawers, Shelves, Fridge, Sink, electric kettle), and some things you may not. (Bidet, anyone?)
Valentina and Herb were exceptionally great hosts.
They compliment each other very well:
-Valentina will make sure your space is as clean as a surgeons tools, and uses her artistic touch to make it seem as if everything in the room has a deeper meaning. (Does it? Stay and find out!)
-Herb, who may or may not be Bob Marley's step brother, will put you at ease no matter WHAT the situation may be. Trust me, he's pretty comfortable no matter what happens.
Valentina and Herb go beyond being good AirBnB hosts: they're genuinely good people, and an exceptional example of what makes Austin such a great town. If you want to really find out what makes our town tick, an essential piece to that puzzle is to meet the characters who give it such a unique flavor. You couldn't possibly do much better than these two on that front!
Although you may be able to find a larger space for the price, I promise you will not regret booking this spot. Everything goes above and beyond:
-The location (Stones through from everything)
-Comfort Level (Gemutlich!)
-Environment (Very peaceful street, surrounded by gardens)
-Surprises galore (I don't want to ruin it for you!)
I don't normally leave such gushing reviews online, as I almost feel like a shill when I do so, but to do any less for these two would not be doing the place justice. Give these guys a chance!!