Closet. sitting area, reading lampBedroom private from great room

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

Tranquil retreat on Colorado River in East Austin 3 mi. from downtown, across from 400 acre park with bike/jogging trails. New modern 1BR/1BA guesthouse on enclosed, priv. 1 acre landscaped grounds of larger modern house. Easy walk to restaurants.

The space

This is a beautiful, tranquil spot. Feels like country but we're right in the middle of East Austin and close to downtown. Incredible feeling of light, air and space. Huge, undeveloped park across river.

Guest access

Private access to Colorado River, free to roam enclosed gardens.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you like. We live inside the same compound, but you have plenty of privacy.

Other things to note

Se habla español.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 48
Security Deposit: 238
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

We like it quiet. Please help us keep it that way.

Pets on approval. Short haired dogs only

No more than 2 vehicles. Please do not block driveway



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Russell User Profile
June 2017
This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. My girlfriend and I were there for a month and loved it. Lots of restaurants, coffee shops and food trucks around the neighborhood and several of them are easily walkable. Almost everything seems to have opened up in the last year or two as East Austin continues to grow hipper. The place itself was extremely clean and the kitchen is fully equipped for short or long term stays. The hosts were super friendly and helpful when needed. For runner, walkers, bikers - there are trails on both sides of the river that start about a half mile from the Airbnb and go all the way into town and beyond. It's great for exercising or for an alternate route into town if you have the time. We didn't use it but we did also find a bikeshare station about 15 mins away. You could start there and ride into town where there are lots more bikeshare stations.

Nicholas User Profile
May 2017
Loved this place! Very close to downtown but also secluded and relaxing.

Elisabeth User Profile
April 2017
Love the high ceilings. Great location if going to COTA. We can't wait to stay here again.

Heather User Profile
April 2017
An amazing find! Close to downtown!! It is a lovely guest home on a beautiful property, 10-15 mins by car to downtown Austin. The gardens are beautiful!! As you drive onto the property and walk down to the river you will find yourself in a little, hidden oasis. The guest cottage is very modern and very beautifully decorated. The pictures do not adequately convey how beautiful the home is. It has an amazing bathroom with cedar planks in the shower and a beautiful open kitchen / great room with brand new appliances. And the host was lovely and thoughtful. She even picked some flowers from her garden to welcome me to my temporary home! If I am ever back in Austin, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

Jean User Profile
April 2017
Great place. Very quiet and secluded from the city even though the city is right outside their gate. Great hosts and a beautiful setting.

Brandon User Profile
March 2017
I found the place immaculate and well-designed. Good if you like nature -- the site overlooks a wild stretch of the river, so take advantage of that and spend some time down on the rocky beach. The neighborhood is also good if you like a bit of industrial the texture -- sawmills, warehouses, street art. Bike-share station is about 10 minutes walk away.

Amari User Profile
February 2017
An amazing place and very central to many things! Great host.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Tom User ProfileTom is a superhost.

We are biologists and naturalists and invite you to share our sanctuary on the river. When we're not out in Mexico doing field work, we're here tending our extensive garden.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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