We ❤ being innkeepers! "Best BNB ever! Cynthia and Jim were amazing! They were extremely accommodating and hospitable. They stocked the fridge and baked homemade blueberry banana bread for us when we arrived."
Quiet neighborhood in the heart of the action — super close to downtown. Two blocks to Palmer Events Center. Convention Center, restaurants, clubs, hike/bike trail, Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs Pool are all nearby. Private entrance studio apartment, powerful rain shower, screen porch.
My husband and I live in a bungalow home, one short block away from Barton Springs Road, in the hip and popular Bouldin Creek neighborhood. We rent a large clean high-ceiling, bright and cheery 1BR/1BA studio apartment with private keyless locked entrance that is attached to our home via a shared screened-in porch. Registered with an operating license through the City of Austin; we absolutely love hosting and are happy to offer suggestions based on your interests. It's been a beautiful journey for us to meet so many wonderful folks that have stayed here from all over the world!
Our location is SUPER convenient; rated by Walk Score as very walkable, good transit and very bikeable.
• One block to Barton Springs Road and El Alma, a fabulous interior Mexican restaurant with outdoor patio overlooking the city and happy hour seven days a week. Walking distance to lots of other great restaurants and clubs too.
• Two blocks to the Palmer Events Center, Auditorium Shores, and the ten-mile-long Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail where you can visit the famous Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and watch North America's largest urban bat colony fly out from the Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset. Boat rental options available nearby for sunset bat tours and dinner cruises.
• Only 1.3 miles (short bus ride/walk) to the Austin Convention Center, especially great if you are coming in for SXSW or conferences.
Just a few blocks or 5 minute car ride to downtown businesses, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park (where ACL Music Festival is held), Palmer Events Center, and the Long Center.
• Equally close to the thoroughfares that "keep Austin weird" ... SoLa (S. Lamar Blvd.) with good restaurants and great music venues, SoFi (S. First Street) with eclectic restaurants and funky galleries and shops, and trendsetting SoCo (S. Congress Avenue) where hip shops, excellent restaurants, and the one-and-only Continental Club line the avenue.
About the apartment — eclectic Japanese-inspired decor. Perfect for two people. Curl up on a deluxe and comfortably firm queen box-spring mattress (upgraded for a futon frame) and drift off to sleep wrapped in luxurious high-thread count cotton bed linens and a down-alternative comforter.
Enjoy the great outdoors in comfort in a shared screened-in porch which overlooks a beautiful garden and outdoor seating area. This is also the entrance to your studio-apartment. Fresh-brewed coffee and home-baked breakfast bread or muffins will be waiting for you there!
A welcome basket prepared for you with chocolates, snacks, and fresh fruit, plus a mini-fridge stocked with Texas-brewed Shiner Bock beer, OJ, yogurts, and water instantly take the edge off of a possibly long day of travel.
We have devised a "HERE" and "GONE" hangtag system for your use as you come and go to insure your privacy.
Having lived in Austin for 30+ years, we LOVE this beautiful city and all of the incredible restaurants, musicians, nightlife, parks and nature trails, museums, and so much more. We've created a guide of our favorite places and are happy to make additional recommendations so that you have the best experience possible. For more information about Austin; how to get here, what to see and more, check out wikitravel for Austin.
Below are some of Austin's most popular upcoming events.
1. Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL Festival) in Zilker Park — October 4th-6th and October 11th-13th.
2. US Grand Prix F1 Race at the Circuit of the Americas — November 1st-3rd.
3. SXSW Film, Music, Interactive and Edu Festival — March 13th-22nd.
A padded Swedish cot is available for one person who prefers sleeping on a separate mattress. Please let us know before arrival if you would like this amenity set up.
Extra Guest Fee — The rate for a third person is $55/nt. The rate for a third person during the South x Southwest Festival (in March) is $100/nt. Please contact us if you are planning to add a third person, so that we can make the price adjustment (which is called a special offer) before you make your reservation.
Our amenities include:
• Welcome basket with chocolate and an assortment of goodies.
• Enjoy home-baked breakfast bread or muffins with fresh brewed coffee in the morning.
• Mini-fridge stocked with Texas Shiner Bock beer, water, yogurt, OJ, and half and half.
• Microwave, dishes, and silverware.
• Very comfortable queen size box-spring mattress (deluxe firm upgrade).
• Luxury towels and high-thread count cotton sheets.
• Private bathroom with stand-up shower with rain shower head and heat-lamp. All-natural soaps, lotion and hair dryer provided.
• Panasonic reclining chair.
• Leather rocker-recliner.
• Reebok spinner exercise bike.
• Free wireless internet.
• 31-inch Samsung Smart flat screen TV.
• Ceiling fan.
• Washer/dryer/fragrance-free laundry detergent.
• Iron and compact ironing board.
• Full length mirror.
• Beach towels, sunscreen, and natural bug repellent.
• Private key-pad combination locked entrance.
• Special residential pass provided for free on-street parking.
• Bus service is one short block away.
• Lots of excellent nearby restaurants.
• Fire extinguisher and smoke/CO detector.
• Non-smoking residence.
And lest we forget, our extended family includes our two intelligent, friendly Australian Shepherd's, Tango and Sparky (our one-year old pup), who are always ready to welcome you into our herd and greet you every day with love.
Our calendar is always up to date. Feel free to use Instant Book.
NOTE: Although we love dogs and other pets, we prefer to keep this rental space hypo-allergenic and fur-free.
Our rate includes the local hotel tax which we remit to the City of Austin to maintain STR License. Airbnb will collect and remit the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax on behalf of Airbnb hosts.
Bouldin Creek is an older neighborhood in Austin, Texas, originally created at the turn of the 20th century. With several historic homes remaining from that era, and countless more from the period of rapid growth in the 1920s and 30s that followed, this neighborhood has an undeniable historic charm. Bouldin Creek is also highly diverse, with a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and architectural styles blending together, resulting in a neighborhood that is uniquely Austin.
Bouldin Creek borders the South Congress area to the east, and the major commercial area centered around South First to the west, with its marked Hispanic influence, forms another backbone of the neighborhood. Given its proximity to these areas and to Downtown Austin, there are certainly areas of Bouldin Creek that have changed as result of gentrification, but the historic nature of the neighborhood and eccentricity of its residents mean it will always be a little bit different. For those who doubt the "weirdness" of South Austin, look no further than David Ansel, a famous resident who left his job in the tech sector to become The Soup Peddler; no one better captures the spirit of the neighborhood.
Bouldin Creek's diverse roots are visible everywhere. In just a quick walk around the neighborhood, one can find the historic Victorian mansion Green Pastures once belonging to famous activist John Henry Faulk, the St. Anne African Methodist Episcopal Church (originally constructed in 1916) on Newton Street, and the beautiful mission-style Holy Name of Mary Orthodox Church at South Third Street. In the South First area, the Mexican bakeries, tattoo shops, art galleries, and unusual shops reflect the diversity of the neighborhood and the resident's desire to support local business. Another integral part of the neighborhood is the Texas School for the Deaf; its enormous campus occupies the entire area bounded by South Congress, Elizabeth Street, Barton Springs Road, and South First. Originally created in the mid-19th century, the school underwent a massive renovation and expansion during the early 1990s.
Today, the spirit of the neighborhood is concentrated in the efforts of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association which arbitrates development and city initiatives with the neighborhood's residents.
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