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my wife and I are originally from florida and ct and now live together in Austin. We love to have backyard BBQs, travel, and spend time with family and friends
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About the house: This home is beautiful, clean, large, spacious & packed with amenities such as a big swimming pool, patio seating, built-in sound system throughout the house, pool table, ping-pong table, charcoal & propane grill, big windows, spacious & comfortable living area, and a large TV with Netflix ready to go. They allowed us to use ALL of it. You can tell that the hosts put a lot of thought into the decor. The sun-lit bathrooms, functional guest bedrooms, and a huge master suite. The barn doors in the master bed room add an "Austin flair", and I liked it a lot. PLENTY of towels & linens were made available.
We were a group of 5 people in total. We rented this house during Labor Day weekend 2014. This home was the perfect weekend escape for all of us and provided the much needed rest and relaxation we yearned for. Every single person in my group simply loved this home. Serene & peaceful.
It is also conveniently located. It's about 15 minutes to downtown. 20 minutes to Barton Springs.
About the hosts: Both John & Alina are fantastic hosts! They were very welcoming, attentive to my phone calls prior to my visit (while they were on vacation themselves), available right away by phone while I stayed there, and laid out a clear bulleted set of instructions. They were extremely laid back & friendly. They didn't make us feel for one bit that we were just paying to rent their home. On the contrary, they made us feel as though we were spending the weekend at a home of our friends - and they very well might just be.
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John and Alina were wonderful hosts. Alina was very helpful throughout the process and very helpful with suggestions on things to do in the area! The house was beautiful, spacious and clean. The pool was beautiful and clean. We spend Saturday afternoon around the pool and thoroughly enjoyed it. It only took us about 15 minutes to get downtown! The house is in a nice, quiet neighborhood. Great place to stay!
The house was very spacious and beautiful! We had a Bachelorette weekend here and there is a lot of room for entertaining! we loved the backyard and had a great time. The hosts were very accommodating with texting us with any questions we had. Overall we had a great experience!
Amazing home and beautifully decorated. Loved our stay and highly recommend this home for anyone looking to stay in Austin. The home owner John was a pleasure to deal with. He made this very easy for us and was very welcoming.
Really enjoyed our experience at John and Alina's. We came in town for a wedding and met up with a bunch of family. We were able to fit 4 couples quite comfortably. Their house is beautiful and the backyard was the perfect space to spend our evenings. John and Alina are very friendly and helpful - they even made sure the gas for the grill was full so we could BBQ!
So grateful for them to open up their home to us and cannot give a stronger recommendation.
Alina and John were great. The accommodations were more then we expected. The pool table kept the guys entertained and the hammock was great therapy. We had plenty of towels and other amentities. The backyard set up the perfect environment for a family gathering. We enjoyed the pool, barbecuing and quality time.
The neighborhood was very nice and the location was just what we need for our event at University of Texas.
I highly recommend this rental for any renter looking for beautiful accommodations and a fun filled vacation with an easy rental process.
John and his wife were very accommodating. We found the house to be exactly as described and even more delightful in person! Our web development team was meeting up in Austin for a week-long hackathon and this house was the perfect venue for us. It was spacious, plenty of seating, open concept throughout the main living areas and even a pool table and swimming pool for some down time. The neighborhood is quiet with very little traffic, but just a 15 min drive to downtown Austin. I would recommend John's place for any group or family looking for a home away from home in Austin.