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There are now real wood slatted blinds on these windows. Couch with innerspring mattress that gets a 4" high density foam topper when folded down for the main bed.
Backyard Cottage - SXSW, ACL, SoCo, short walk.
Backyard Cottage - SXSW, ACL, SoCo, short walk.
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Located on a double lot under giant oak trees with private gated parking. Just 1.5 miles to convention center, 1.7 to ACL. Soco and so much more just a short walk. Stand alone converted garage with attached laundry and bath. Unique, private, funky and fun. The perfect spot to explore the best of Austin.

The space

We use the room for a home theater, (pull down screen and projector) music practice and do our laundry "out there". Since its detached, its not used most of the time. The building is well insulated and very quiet, you have no close neighbors. The AC and Heat is a new split unit, works perfectly. Hot water is plentiful and almost instant . Couch bed is high quality with innerspring mattress and high density foam topper. The pillow top mattress with high density foam topper on the regular bed is very nice. New carpet, doors, sink, AC and wooden blinds, we never stop improving the space.

Guest access

You are welcome to any spot on the property. Most folks spend time outside in the small private area just outside the greenroom, there is a table and chairs with a fire pot for cool evenings. We also have a pool, its above ground but 10000 gallons with a wood deck and private. We also have a trampoline and tree house but ask that these not be used due to liability.

Interaction with guests

We leave interaction to you. We are friendly and will help with anything you may need.
Happy to advise you on food, sight seeing or entertainment. Forget something? We have you covered if you cannot find it in the room.

Other things to note

We are asked every year if we want to be on the Austin weird homes tour, we decline. One 'weird' feature of our home is a 5 foot tall chicken in our front yard, my wife's work. She is an award winning artist/fabricator and heads up 'Flatfork Studios' I am in the screen printing business, T shirts and embroidery, two companies, 30 year history. Action Screen Graphics and Pork Chop Screen printing.

Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Cleaning Fee £27
Security Deposit £194
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Self check-in with keypad

No smoking inside but allowed outside.

No extra guests are allowed, four is the maximum without prior consent.

No parties or events please.

Pets are welcomed but must be caged inside or left outside if you leave. They can stay in your room, just not alone outside of a cage. We have a cage if needed.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Sorin User Profile
October 2017
The space we stayed in was perfect for 4 people. Everything was clean and comfortable and not too far from Zilker park, about 30 minutes walking. Lots of places close by to eat as well. John was nice and very willing to help us out with anything we needed! Highly recommend!

Rosalie User Profile
October 2017
Loved the cottage!! Super relaxing, comfortable and fun!! Great location!

Nikki User Profile
July 2017
Great hosts and a great place to stay! Big yard for our pup, pool, basketball hoop, and awesome living space. Highly recommend.

Ben User Profile
June 2017
Stayed here during a work trip to Austin that I brought my family including a lab on. Worked out great for us. Hope to stay here again.

Joan User Profile
May 2017
John and Faith were the friendliest Airbnb hosts that we have ever had! We were welcomed to Austin by John, Faith, their family and visiting friends with tips and suggestions all over town. They were having a birthday party one night we were there and invited us to join right in. We felt like we were living like locals in Austin. What special people. The location is central to exploring, the space is fun, the bed is comfortable, the people are warm and welcoming. We will be back!

Robyne User Profile
May 2017
Amazing location with quirky, fun set up! Space provides access to all amenities- wifi, Netflix and they have an awesome pinball machine. So much fun- walking distance to Congress shops and restaurants. Will stay here again - no question!

Kimberly User Profile
April 2017
Great location & just as advertised! You feel like part of the neighborhood, but still very accessible to SoCo, Lamar, downtown ATX. I stayed here for a conference being held at the Sheraton 11th & I35. It was easy to get back & forth each day. Parking was no problem on the street. The bed is super comfortable, there was plenty of hot water for the shower, and the mini fridge was stocked with water and some nice adult beverages. Plus Ruta Maya coffee for the morning. The outside area had a cozy private space, which was great for winding down at the end of the day. I had no trouble (used ZTrip app) getting a cab to go over to Continental Club one night, cost about $5 each way. The place was clean, sheets and bedding were nice & soft, and the air conditioning worked great. John was very responsive, even letting me know the city was working on the street during the day. This is definitely a family home in an Austin neighborhood, which is just the kind of place I like to stay. The family dogs were alert but did not bother me at all-very well behaved with no licking, jumping, etc. (only saw them once even though I came & went many times). Great value, location & space!

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in February 2015
John User Profile

Long time Austin resident and my wife is a native. I enjoy family life, we have two kids, one away at college. A few of my many passions are reading, music, science and art, I love being creative. I am fascinated about the world and want to know everything!!

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