We are a couple living in a great South Austin neighborhood! We are well-traveled and can speak English, Spanish and Mandarin. We lived in China for 4 years and we've been in Austin for 4 years.
Amy and Mario came to our rescue when we did a very last minute booking! Great communication and lovely hosts. Bed was big & comfy, room was clean and the bathroom was right across the hallway. Perfect, leafy green, quiet location, with a short drive to downtown. Wished we could have stayed longer!
Amy and Mario were very nice and helpful. We definitely felt comfortable and at home. I would recommend staying with them.
We had a very peaceful night spent at Amy and Mario's house.
Thank you for hosting!
We really enjoy staying in Amy & Mario's house during the SXSW. They are very welcome and friendly eventhough only spend one night in this place is really feel like home.
The place is very convenient close to downtown.
I would like to suggest this place to my friends who wanna visit Austin :)
Thanks Amy & Mario!
Amy and Mario were very hospitable and made our stay in Austin very comfortable! They were helpful when we were trying to find our way around town and made us feel at home. They made our first airbnb experience very pleasant and we will probably try to book with them next time we're in Austin. The location of their home is close to downtown and was perfect for using the bus system. Their neighborhood is very safe and quiet.
Amy & Mario were quick to respond to and accommodate our last minute request. They were very nice and welcoming. They gave us lots of advice and plenty of privacy. There home is conveniently located 3 blocks from a bus stop taking only 20-30 minutes to get to downtown/6th Street. A day pass is $2! The neighborhood was safe and walkable, even at night, with many shops within a 5-30 minute walk. There is a bicycle rental store, grocery, English cafe, Licks Ice Cream, and so much more within blocks of their house. We heard a train in the distance but wasn't an issue. The neighborhood was quiet with room to park. The bathroom is across the hall from the bedroom and because it was the first room, we knew we would not disturb our hosts if we came in late. They gave us a housekey and a bus map and provided linens. The bathroom was small but the water was hot! If you have a smartphone or a detailed map of downtown, that is all you need to have a great time. It was easy to find our way around and back to their house. If we ever get a chance to visit Austin again, we would stay at Amy & Mario's well-decorated, clean and friendly home. Highly recommend them!
Mario was very sweet and helpful. (We didn't get to meet Amy.) We had a nice conversation with him about our travels and his work. He gave us recommendations about restaurants, parking, and other details for our stay in Austin. Although the house wasn't completely set up due to their recent move, our stay was very comfortable. The location is a short, easy drive from downtown Austin. Mario was very helpful in accommodating our last minute request for a place to stay. We recommend Mario, the neighborhood, and the overall experience.