Historic 1880s home in Swede Hill neighborhood, the area is loaded with Victorian period homes. It is in the ideal central Austin location, convenient to all parts of the city, but especially the vibrant central core.
First floor bedroom, aka "the pink room", has a full size bed. We also have a single bed that can be added. It is equipped with a desk, dresser, and armoire. Lots of art and books are for your pleasure. The ceiling is twelve feet tall.
There is an outside door, leading to a fenced back yard.
There is on-street parking, and a washer/dryer. We have basic television service in the living room, including Netflix. There is WiFi
There are two friendly indoor cats.
Breakfast is included, but you might have to prepare it yourself. We always have the basics, but let us know your preferences and we'll try to have it on hand.
We have a clean, homey, simple living household. There are eclectic furnishings with lots of art and books. Central heat and air conditioning as well.
Guests have full house privileges, with the exception of the office and host quarters. This includes the living room, dining room, and kitchen privileges. .
The back yard has a chiminea (outdoor fireplace) and a nice Capitol view if the leaves are down, especially at night in the winter. There is a garden and a hammock. A nice pocket park is a half block away with ancient live oaks.
Every guest has different levels of comfort or desire for interaction. We are delighted when guests are more interactive and we can go into full host mode, including tour guide and history buff. But we also honor privacy and know some people prefer minimal conversation . It is your trip and we want it to be as pleasant as possible.
Go to https://www.airbnb.com/manage-listing/333838/guidebook for a guidebook of our recommended places in Austin.
Our prices include 9% City and 6% State Short Term Rental Taxes. We proudly display our certificate, the same as the finest hotel. It is the badge that we have been inspected and have passed safety and insurance standards, not to mention paid our taxes.
Outdoor smoking only. No illegal drugs. Bathroom is a short walk from bedroom and is private. It has a claw foot tub and shower.
We have 3 basic bikes, which may be borrowed by guests. Helmets, locks and lights included. Austin has many bike lanes on the street, as well as the hike-and-bike trail around Ladybird Lake (the river which runs through Austin).
Guests are welcome to spend time in the living room, dining room, and kitchen as well as the back yard. If you cook, please clean up afterwards.
If you have a vehicle, you will need a residential parking tag from us when you get here.