I am from Austin, TX My husband and I are empty nesters and we enjoy meeting new people, entertaining, cycling, running and swimming.
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My boyfriend and I adored Barbara's home. It was warm and welcoming and we both instantly felt like we could relax. It was very clean and Barbara was very helpful, seeing as we ran into some ice on the way there delaying our arrival. We never got to meet Barbara face to face because we were so busy and had opposite schedules, but I would not hesitate to stay with her again! GREAT EXPERIENCE!
This was a wonderful place to stay! Great location, very accessible to all areas of Austin and all at a great price. Barbara was a wonderful and gracious host. Very friendly and had a great chat each morning over coffee! She even put out a delicious breakfast cake on our last morning there. I highly recommend staying in Barbara's Charming room for rent!
What a great place to stay and such a charming hostess. Barbara had everything we could have hoped for: beautiful surroundings, comfortable room with all the amenities and she was so friendly and helpful.
Definitely think about staying here on your next trip to Austin!
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the artistic ambience when we arrived on Friday February 14, 2014. As an art teacher, my wife gained some inspiration by the myriad of pieces and various mediums used to complete the artwork. The space was extremely comfortable and inviting, so much so that my wife has already booked us for two more visits in the coming months. We appreciated the hospitality of Barbara and Will and especially enjoyed their candor about their children and their particluar interests. If you are looking for a welcoming environment and a place to consider home away from home, this is truly your destination.
I have now lost track of how may times I have stayed with Barbara and Will. We love their home and hospitality...it's all good. Highly recommended!
Do yourself a favor when in Austin and stay in the Visser's poolside room. It is just private enough but still sociable and Barbara could not possibly be a better or more thoughtful hostess...every need anticipated! Oh, and the house is just wicked fun! :) Jeff J, Bloomington, IN
Barb was an excellent host. The room was clean and cute. The linens (sheets, towels, robe, bathmats, etc) were all super duper soft and luxurious feeling. I think they were better than those I've experienced in five star hotels. She had coffee, tea and even a little cake out for us. Parking is easy. I have zero complaints and highly recommend this location.
Barbara seems to have thought of everything that a guess might want; coffee machine and hot tea, small frig and microwave in the bedroom, detailed instructions, etc. The space is almost a whole apartment. The only thing shared is the main kitchen. It is quite large and bright with windows on 3 walls. Step out onto a great patio around the pool. Very quiet and dark at night. Located in a quiet residential area so it is best if you are in Austin with a car or at least a bike. We loved the space and would definitely go back if we are there with a car.
I will chime in with everyone else, and say how wonderful my stay with Barbara was. I will add though, that when I search for a place I always look for the "entire place". Barbara's place is a private room/bath with access to the kitchen/living room/backyard. Normally I wouldn't like this, but Barbara was so welcoming I loved it. I loved it so much I plan to return soon.
An absolutely beautiful place to stay - I didn't coincide with Barbara during my time here, but she was incredibly welcoming and responsive and I hope to meet in person next time I am in town!
Barbara and her friend Dina stayed with us several days in Oct-Nov and we had a lovely visit with them. They were appreciative of everything, enjoyed participating in some of our activities, but were also completely independent and savvy travelers. Anyone would enjoy having them as guests.