Master Bed in French Country Home!
Hosted by K
K is the host.K is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Cozy home about 7 minutes into the city!

The space

This 1800 sqft home is centrally located on the east side of Austin. 7 mins to downtown, 15 mins to UT campus, and 20 mins to the airport, it is just close enough to all the action yet far enough removed to have a nice relaxing dinner on the patio and a good nights sleep on a quiet street in a gated neighborhood.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 half bath, 2 living rooms, washer and dryer, cable, Internet, outdoor and indoor dining areas. Guests have their own private rooms and bath but since I do live on the property, everything else is shared space. However, I'm a full-time student and work full-time so am rarely home but can be if you need me! The main guest room has been furnished with French provincial furniture and an excellent mattress, however should you need more space I have a couch that folds out into a full-size bed (when my brother comes to visit he actually prefers it) and a full size futon should there be more than 4 of you. I also have a leather couch and love seat in the upstairs living room and 2 couches in the downstairs living room should you really need the space.

A fan of fine dining (and eating!), dinnerware was made in Italy, goblets are crystal, and coasters hand-sewn from Haiti. Utensils are from the world famous Austrian chef, Wolfgang Puck and guests are more than welcome to utilize the kitchen.

The living room upstairs has been transformed into an art gallery and showcases paintings I have done, gifts from other artists, and paintings I've picked up along my travels. Most of my own art are for sale and guests are encouraged to inquire to take a piece of Austin with them when they leave!

Should guests need anything washed or ironed while they are here, I do have a laundry service. There is a laundry bag placed in each room and I'll collect them whenever you're ready. I have a clothesline outside if you prefer line-drying and can iron anything you need. If you need any extra amenities like a hair dryer or straightener or something of the sort please don't hesitate to ask!

The only rules I have are to keep the space as clean as you found it! I do not wear shoes in the house as I'm super clean and everything has been completely renovated so I'd like to keep it new and fresh as long as possible. There is a bench at the front door that you can lift up the seat and place your shoes in. This is the reason for the security deposit should anything become damaged or dirty to the point of hiring a maid service. Pets are allowed but only in the backyard. It is fenced and locked. I can give you a key to the back gate if you you'd like to take him/her out for a walk. Smoking is allowed, but again only outside. The house itself is a non-smoking, pet-free home.

I am open to long-term stays. Please message me for details! I have 2 guest bedrooms so the monthly price applies to the one bedroom fitting one person long term. You can rent out both bedrooms for $800/month each room, fully furnished, all bills paid with the laundry service. If for some reason there are 2 of you wanting to stay in one room, the price would still apply for renting out both rooms. Where you want to sleep is up to you!

If you have any other questions regarding Austin in general, I've lived here almost a decade and can give great tips on restaurants, bars, lounges, outdoor activities, etc dependent on the vibe you're going for. Austin is such a great city and I love it so much and only hope to give you the best experience so that you love it as much as I do! Look forward to meeting you!


Guest access

Everywhere except for the other rooms that they have not leased

Wireless Internet
Air Conditioning

Cleaning Fee £19
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House Rules

No shoes in the house
Pets and smoking outdoors only
Please keep everything clean!
No parking on the street (WILL TOW)
Need to use or borrow something, just ask!


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Mahlet User Profile
May 2017
This is my 2nd time staying at Kiona's and it was just as great as my first! Kiona made sure the home was spotless and comfortable for my stay, and she did a good job of coordinating my arrival and departure in conjunction with the other guests. I plan to stay here each time I come to Austin.

Jim User Profile
May 2016
I've been working off a contract, and K has been an awesome host. Couldn't be more pleased.

Jim User Profile
April 2016
K was an excellent host, and the lodgings were exactly as described. This is my second time staying with her during a week's long business trip to Austin, and she made it very convenient for me to get to work, knock out some travel plans, and then relax when I needed it. The house is located in a gated residential committee surrounded by trees and greenery, in a neighborhood big enough to walk. The local HEB is a 5 minute drive away, but the real gem is the quick access to the 130 highway to skip Austin traffic north. The house is clean, like, really clean, and she puts fresh flowers in your room when you arrive. Just one thing - don't forget to take your shoes off :)

EunJi User Profile
November 2015
I loved staying in Kiona's house! it's well maintained, clean, beautiful house located in a quiet neighborhood. It's not in downtown but driving to major places takes around 15 minutes. Although I didn't meet her in person since I was visiting during thanksgiving, she was a great host. She responded to my texts immediately and helped me with exploring Austin!

David User Profile
July 2015
Kiona was a great host, and the kind of person you want to get to know. Her place was immaculate and comfortably furnished. Very clean minimal but homey design aesthetic. The entire home was freshly painted with new flooring, etc. If you are renting just one of the bedrooms, you may have other renters in the other bedroom--our neighbors were great. The self check in process was easy and clear, and other than cleaning up after ourselves in the kitchen, we just packed and went on our way upon checkout. Even though the house is not downtown, it was easy to get in and out of Austin, and my partner and I enjoyed the peace and quiet to get away to. At the price we paid, this was an amazing value.
K User ProfileK is a superhost.
Response from K:
David, It was so nice talking to you on the phone and thank you for cleaning up and being a great guest! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! I apologize if you thought the house was downtown, but glad it was still agreeable!
July 2015

Young User Profile
May 2015
Kiona's place is very clean and spacious. Communication was easy and responsive. It's a good place to stay while visiting Austin.

Joe User Profile
March 2015
Kiona was very considerate to allow us to stay in her lovely home, it was in a safe gated community not too far from the city. Even though she was not in the country she was very attentive and responded to my messages quite quickly. I would enjoy staying with her again if she would have us. This was the 3rd year we have used Airbnb for SXSW and she was by far our favorite host. Thank you Kiona!
K User ProfileK is a superhost.
Response from K:
Joe! You are the sweetest! You are welcome here anytime! Mi casa es su casa!
March 2015

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2014
K User ProfileK is a superhost.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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