Historic & Eclectic Cottage on the Creek in 78704
Gestgjafi: Matthew
Matthew er gestgjafinn.
8 gestir
3 svefnherbergi
4 rúm
2 baðherbergi
8 gestir
3 svefnherbergi
4 rúm
2 baðherbergi
Ekki verður skuldfært hjá þér strax

This charming 3BR/2BA home in the heart of 78704 is literally blocks from award-winning restaurants, cafes, music venues, bars & more. It's historic and very South Austin in vibe but with new furnishings, beds & more.

Situated on Bouldin Creek with 100-year oak trees on the property, tile & wood floors in the home to keep cool in the Austin heat, modern amenities like Wi-fi & new Roku TV, but still funky enough to give you that 78704 feel you're looking for in this unique part of Austin.


Newly furnished and updated with comfy amenities, this old South Austin cottage home is clean and bright with a unique & charming vibe. 100-year oak trees line the property, which sits alongside beautiful Bouldin Creek. Close enough to walk to anything you have in mind on South First, South Congress, to Town Lake and the water/trail, but just removed enough from the South Congress strip to feel cozy if you want to escape and relax for a bit. Plus, former quirky mayoral candidate and Austin legend, Leslie, literally laid the tile in the living room floor of this house while living in the back house. Austin history lives here!

This is a very classic South Austin space -- a little funky and rustic but updated nicely inside and a serious value for a group of people looking to stay a short walk to restaurants, cafes, shops, music venues, etc. If you're looking for a modern stay at the W, this probably isn't the space for you. If you want to live like a South Austinite -- walkable to so much but in a cozy old home near a creek -- this is definitely your spot. :)

I have managed other short-term rentals in Austin and other cities through the years, love staying as an Airbnb guest when I travel, and live for welcoming new people to enjoy this great city. I've been in Austin since 2008, and it's my home.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions before booking, but please be aware that Instant Booking is accepted at this house; so if you're only making an inquiry and not locking in your dates with a reservation, another guest could book ahead of you.

Aðgengi gesta

You have full access to the front house and front yard. It is a large property and completely fenced off from the back house. I ask that you respectfully do not access the back utility room through the back bedroom (which is used for storage/supplies) or the unfinished backyard. These areas are considered off limits to guests.

Also, please note that both bathrooms in this house are accessible through the bedrooms only. I list this in the photo captioning as well, but some guests still seem surprised when they encounter it in person. Do your part, and read the details a bit, please, so we're all on the same page. :)

Samskipti við gesti

I live in the separately fenced back house with my dog and cat. I'm happy to help as needed with neighborhood recommendations or any unforeseen issues at the house or only interact via email/text if you'd prefer to have your privacy.

Annað til að hafa í huga

There's a friendly 6-year old/25lb poodle/terrier mix and shelter adoptee (Murray) who lives in the separately fenced back house with me, as well as a grandfatherly 18-year old orange tabby named Gus. Both are very well behaved and friendly if you feel like saying hi but won't bother you if you don't want them around. :)

Also, this is covered in the house manual as well, but please be aware that this sweet old home does not have central air conditioning & heating but operates with window a/c units and energy efficient space heaters (1 in the living room and 1 in each bedroom). This works well for keeping the house cool and warm as needed, but I just like to make sure guests are aware in advance.

Í þessari eign eru þau þægindi sem ferðamenn í viðskiptaerindum þurfa.

Aukagestir $60 / nótt eftir 6 gesti
Ræstingagjald $50
Vikuafsláttur: 10%
Stuðningur við loforð um lífvænleg laun
Fólkið sem hreinsar eignina fyrir þennan gestgjafa fær greidd lífvænleg laun. Frekari upplýsingar
Haltu öllum samskiptum innan Airbnb
Gættu öryggis greiðslna með því að senda pening aldrei og eiga ekki í neinum samskiptum framhjá vefsetri og appi Airbnb.
Frekari upplýsingar

Svefnherbergi 1
1 rúm í queen-stærð
Svefnherbergi 2
1 rúm í queen-stærð
Svefnherbergi 3
1 tvíbreitt rúm
Sameiginleg rými
1 svefnsófi

Reykingar bannaðar
Hentar ekki gæludýrum
Innritunartími er frá 15:00 til 00:00
Útritun fyrir 11:00
Sjálfsinnritunarleið: lockbox

This cottage isn't intended as a party house. Please have fun while you're visiting, but treat the home, the neighborhood, and the neighbors with respect. No smoking of any kind is allowed inside the house (and violation will incur a security deposit charge, similar to at a hotel), please clean up any significant messes you make, pick up your own garbage, and know that you're responsible for leaving the home and property in good condition and keeping yourself safe while you're staying here. Please notify with an email or text if something has been accidentally broken or damaged, and don't expect a cleaning fee to cover the cost of any mess you wouldn't make at a hotel. :)



Lausar nætur
1 nótt lágmarksdvöl

185 Umsagnir

Notandalýsing Allegra
október 2017
Really great home. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to others.

Notandalýsing Laura
október 2017
Great value, cool location!

Notandalýsing Kara
október 2017
Cute, quirky place with an excellent location. Matthew is extremely responsive and accommodating. Thanks for a great trip!

Notandalýsing Rob
október 2017
Hard to beat. Great place with a great location for such a good price. Loved it!
Notandalýsing Matthew
Svar frá Matthew:
Thanks for staying, Rob. A pleasure to have y'all in. :)
október 2017

Notandalýsing Niki
september 2017
Great location - walking distance to many great restaurants, bars, and shops. Check in/out was very easy. Matt was very quick to respond when we had an issue with the water pressure in the showers. The water pressure in the showers was pretty much non-existent. We really enjoyed our stay though!
Notandalýsing Matthew
Svar frá Matthew:
Thanks, Niki. I appreciate the feedback, and it was good to meet y'all. I did get the shower heads swapped out, and we have replaced the hot water heater. It's an old house, so we make adjustments as we can. Seems to be better water pressure now. :) I'm glad you enjoyed the stay overall.
september 2017

Notandalýsing Aaron
september 2017
Matthew was a super great host! The beds were comfy, the location was amazing, and there was just lots of room! Thank you, Aaron and the Family!
Notandalýsing Matthew
Svar frá Matthew:
Thanks, Aaron. Great to have y'all in, and I'm glad you enjoyed the location.
september 2017

Notandalýsing Elspeth
september 2017
Matthew was very responsive, and accommodating as I planned this trip. His home is ideally located by some great shops and restaurants! We did have some problems with the shower and hot water. One shower was broken which was tough for a house with 6 adults and the hot water was not fully functional which made the stay more challenging then we anticipated.
Notandalýsing Matthew
Svar frá Matthew:
I appreciate the feedback, Ellie. You were nice to communicate with during your stay. I'm glad the early check-in helped your group come in smoothly. I did address the shower situation with you and offered to replace the shower head that a group ahead of you had broken in one of the bathrooms. I do want to accurately reflect that it was, in fact, functioning -- just not working as efficiently. That shower head has since been replaced.
september 2017

Þessi gestgjafi er með 48 umsagnir um aðrar eignir.

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Austin, Texas, BandaríkinSkráði sig mars 2016
Notandalýsing Matthew

I'm a Hoosier native from rural Indiana who graduated from Purdue University in 2001 and have worked as a freelance multimedia producer for more than a decade in television, video, music & web development. I've been lucky to have my work take me through 15 different countries in 10 years and nearly all of the states in the U.S. I've made homes previously in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, East Nashville, and Austin.

I love traveling and exploring abroad and throughout the U.S., outdoor adventures, sharing interesting food and drink with friends, running, making music, hanging at home with my sweet dog and cat & much more. If you're a craft beer drinker and would like to make an out of state trade when you're visiting, please let me know in advance!

Being an Airbnb host for years has really helped me show off my favorite cities. I also own a home and manage two short-term rentals in East Nashville, TN here:


Feel free to check them out to get a sense of what kind of host I am and read reviews. Or if you're ever looking to visit Nashville, please consider staying at the house or tiny house.

I love getting to know different people from around the world, growing my circle of friends, and appreciating all of life's new experiences. Don't hesitate to say hello if you're visiting, ask for recommendations on the neighborhood or the city, or have a chat over some coffee or a beer. :)

Tungumál: English, Español
Svarhlutfall: 100%
Svartími: innan klukkustundar


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