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Heather was absolutely amazing! Her condo was pristine and she couldn't have been more hospitable. This is the perfect location for whatever your needs are in Austin. I would highly recommend staying here. Five stars all around!
The hostess was very communicative and helpful. She provided a full guidebook for the apartment with all the details you'd need. She was very welcoming, and the location was highly convenient downtown. The apt. itself was very clean and well stocked. Highly recommended!
Heather was an amazing host! From our first interactions, she was friendly and easy to deal with. She was accessible throughout the trip to answer questions and make our stay more enjoyable. The Lair is a great space -- very unique and centrally located. We were there during SXSW, so the noise and crowds were much more than usual, I'm sure. We were very thankful for earplugs (Heather provides for us!) which we needed to sleep at night (the piano bar upstairs plays some great tunes, but is very loud!).
Heather was an absolutely amazing host! She made me feel very welcome and comfortable. The space was lovely, the location was absolutely perfect, and Heather was very helpful should I have any questions. I would recommend for someone to stay with Heather a million times over. This was my first AirBnB experience and I must say it was a wonderful one.
This spot is so much fun for a quick immersion into Austin's music culture. Wander down 6th on any given night and you'll have a selection of live music to choose from. Pick your favorite, stay for a drink or two, and tip the band. If you stick around, you can even talk to the band and learn a little about how Austin ticks. Everyone I talked to was really friendly (even though I'm from DC). If you want to be cautious, I would advise not staying out past ~2AM as things can get a little weird when bar patrons and police collide.
The apartment itself is exactly as Heather describes. The only surprises I found were pleasant (bottle of ear plugs on the nightstand, white noise generator by the bed, various demo CDs on the shelf). Yes, you can hear the piano bar loud and clear and they go pretty late. You may also hear some milling about up there fairly early in the morning. As long as you have this expectation going in, it's not an issue.
I'd definitely consider staying here again next time I'm in Austin.
Heather was a responsive, accommodating and friendly host (all communication via text). When I needed to make a last minute change to my reservation, she was generous and quick to take care of it – thank you so much! As for The Lair: this basement cellar is for you if you're in Austin to enjoy the nightlife and you plan on staying out/up until 2 a.m. during your entire stay (Pete's Piano Bar is open 7 days a week). I was there partially on business and was able to sleep earlier with earplugs provided and the white noise machine (thanks); highly sensitive people and light sleepers, YMMV. You'll like 6th Street itself if you're big on bar hopping and love being among a rambunctious crowd. We sought a different vibe, but thankfully The Lair is a conveniently located crash pad for walking around the rest of Downtown/East Austin. Another bonus: The Lair's kitchen makes it easy to heat up leftovers once you get back in from partying (or you can save money on going out to eat by stocking the fridge).
Leili -- you are missed already! Thank you for the excellent feedback below. All of those suggestions I will implement. Have a great week and come back and visit ATX soon. :)
This was a great place that my friends and I stayed at! It was exceptionally clean and updated. The location was perfect for us since it was close to where our conference. The listing is pretty accurate except that instead of a crib in one of the rooms, there's another queen bed. I would definitely stay here again when returning to Austin! Furthermore, it was great that the hosts offered to pick us up from the airport.
Heather was very accommodating and responsive to our questions (via text and phone). If you are looking to experience Austin's 6th Street night life and culture, The Lair drops you into the epic centre. Everything is walking distance. As mentioned, you are underneath Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, so don't expect to be going to bed early (they play till 2am). If you're planning to stay on 6th street, you probably are not looking to go to bed early anyways!
The Lair was exactly how we envisioned it to be. We booked this place only two days before my trip to Austin and Heather, our hostess, was quick to accommodate us. Heather was very welcoming and she was quick to respond to me via email/electronic messaging, throughout our stay here.
The first time we entered the Lair, we were just "wow'ed" about how the place looked and felt; it gave us a cool, exciting feeling. The main reason I chose this Airbnb spot was mainly because of its location. The Lair is situated right on 6TH STREET, right underneath Pete's Piano Bar. I read other reviews and Heather also gave us a heads up that this place will be loud at night. We knew exactly what we were getting ourselves into and we did not mind the outside noise because we joined the party. It does get super quiet between 3am to noon. So if you do need to sleep in, you definitely can. This place is ideal for people that plan on staying out late and not needing to worry about cabbing/ubering/lyfting back home. I can say I really enjoyed my stay here and the experience it came with. I would recommend this place to everyone and I would definitely like to stay here again!
Heather was such a pleasure to deal with. I couldn't have ask for a more understanding person. You guys as always welcome back!!!
Heather was an awesome AirBNB guest. And her daughter, Lily, won our hearts! As an AirBNB host herself, she went out of her way to be a great guest and make our hosting experience positive. She even insisted on washing her sheets before she left!
Heather é fantástica e seus amigos são pessoas especiais. Trataram muito bem meu apartamento, serão sempre bem vindos. A educação e sua cordialidade são o ponto máximo. Muito obrigado e até a volta.
Mr. Delphin, was a great host! Leave the apartment clean and organized. Our communication was great. I recommend it!
Thank you for your choice and I hope you enjoyed the Brazil. Visit us again as soon as possible.
Heather and Jess were model guests. Friendly, quiet, respectful, everything you want in a guest. Heather was also very sweet and I would welcome them any time.
They were very nice and friendly. The kept the apartment very clean and tidy..thanks and come back!
She's the "go to girl"--the one call you make if your plane is going down, because she will somehow figure out how to contact the pilot, the air tower, and some guy you've never heard of in Madagascar who just invented temporary wing floats, simultaneously, and you'll be safely on the ground before you even realize that you dialed. And she's also really nice!
I have known Heather for 7 years since we worked together at the Austin Music Co-op. Since then she has been a dear friend, and someone I would highly recommend as a host or guest. She is amazingly detail oriented and impeccably gracious!