View of the front of the houseView from front door into sunken living room
Tex Zen Gem - Close to everything!
Hosted by Bree
Bree is the host.Bree is a superhost.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2.5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This architectural gem is located in the heart of everything cool in East Austin! Walk to U.T., close to hottest new restaurants and music venues. My home is a warm, peaceful respite when you take a break from all the fun that Austin has to offer.

The space

Please come enjoy a fabulous time in Central Austin at a home that will be a refreshing respite from your adventures in this beautiful city. Here are few of the things you will love about my home:
- Great open living spaces with high ceilings and lots of windows
- Asian aesthetic mixed with American antiques
- Fully-equipped, modern kitchen that opens up to dining and living rooms
- Crazy comfortable queen beds (pillow top and luxury sheets); blow up mattress in office area, if needed
- Media room with 42” t.v. and Xbox 360
- Unique exterior and interior architectural features
- Original artwork by Lynden St. Victor and Doug Whitfield, and photography by Jack Spencer
- Multi-level koi pond in courtyard with high end patio furniture that seats six
- Tex-Zen landscape design
- off street parking

What's there to love about the neighborhood? Three little words: location, location, location!:
- Walking distance to DKR Stadium and DF Field
- Direct access to Circuit of the Americas via Airport/Hwy 183
- Two miles to downtown restaurants, music venues, warehouse district
- Walking distance to cool, new and popular restaurants (Dai Due, Unit D Pizzeria, East Side Café) and coffee shops
- Safe and walkable streets
- Quiet yet close to everywhere you want to go!

Interaction with guests

You will have the entire house to yourself throughout your stay. Please know that I will be available by phone and text throughout your stay to answer questions or be of assistance.

Other things to note

Please note that this is a legal listing and is fully licensed. I pay city and state taxes out of the booking price. Beware of listings (there are many) that are not licensed as the city is cracking down - who wants city code enforcers at their front door! My City of Austin operating license is 003551. If the listing you're looking at does not have an operating license number, then it is an illegal listing.

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Cleaning Fee $86 NZD
Security Deposit $359 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

1. Absolutely no smoking
2. Please be mindful of my wonderful neighbors! So, please:
- maintain quiet outside after 10 p.m. or before 7 a.m.
- no parties: number of people in house must be limited to number of guests when booked

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Trevor User Profile
May 2017
This was the second time my family stayed in Bree's wonderful home. She was an amazing host and we absolutely love the house. It's in a beautiful neighborhood, too. I Highly recommend staying here!

Carol User Profile
April 2017
Bree's place is very comfortable and in a lovely neighborhood.

Darcey User Profile
April 2017
Great house, great host! The house had everything we could possibly need, and wow, the beds were so comfortable - really one of the most comfortable mattresses I have ever slept on, including in luxury hotels. The house has a lovely yard and fountain, perfect for enjoying nice weather outside with a beverage. It was in a great location that was easy to reach arterials and get around town, yet quiet and private. The only negative I can think of is about the exterior neighborhood lighting -- if you are coming back after dark, the house is hard to see because the street lights are dim and there are lots of overhanging trees everywhere. Just remember to leave the porch lights on and everything is perfect. Thank you so much!

Norm User Profile
February 2017
The house is beautiful and comfortable. The large master downstairs and guest bedroom upstairs are perfect for having family or guest stay with you.

Ellen User Profile
January 2017
We found Bree to be a wonderful hostess! She was easy to communicate with and deal with. Getting in was easy and instructions were clear. Her house is so lovely and comfortable and clean. We had a wonderful time there. The location is great and we highly recommend it.

Brad User Profile
November 2016
We had a wonderful experience staying here in Austin. Perfectly located within walking distance of several good restaurants on Manor Rd., walking distance of Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, and a very short drive to visit the Texas state capitol building and sixth street downtown. Recommend very highly to any first time visitors to Austin, Texas.

Scott User Profile
November 2016
We had a late arrival. Bree was accomodating; leaving a key for us to let ourselves in at our convenience. She checked in with us the next day to make sure we were settled and to recommend some local entertainment. The house is just as presented; more-so. The only drawback we had was the weather - it was unseasonably wet so we weren't able to take advantage of the patio areas as much as we'd hoped. The living areas are clean, comfortable, and the main-floor bath is out of a four-star hotel. There are two bedrooms. While there is space for a third couple, that space isn't private. The master bed is on the soft side - we needed a night to adjust but had no problems after that. Bree provided breakfast fixings that took care of us for the better part of our week-long visit. Everything we needed for cooking was available. The location is ideal for visiting Austin - We seemed to be no more than 15 minutes from anyplace we wanted to go in-town. I highly recommend having a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Navigation app on your phone. The Austin roads are unlike anywhere else, heh. (Austin traffic is also an experience!) The neighborhood was quiet and relaxed. The furnishings are tasteful and comfortable. Overall, while renting Bree's house was more expensive than a moderate hotel, it was so superior to a hotel that it was well worth the extra expense to have a "homey" home base to return to. One important thing to note - Austin/Texas have some pretty substantial taxes on lodgings. It's customary for hotel websites to advertise their nightly rate and conveniently ignore those taxes/fees until they tack them on at the end. A lot of AirBnB (and similar rental services) hosts do similarly and the result is that you get surprise extra costs above what was advertised, or they operate "under the table" and don't pay the taxes like they should. Bree makes a point of being up-front about having the required licenses from the city/etc... and she includes all of the local taxes in the quoted price. When she quotes you $X, that's what you pay - not $X + 25% tacked on at the end. I admire that; and it means that her house rental price is not that much different from a comparable hotel when you compute the *actual* cost of staying at a comparable hotel.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Bree User ProfileBree is a superhost.

I love this city and I hope you will, too! I've lived in Austin for 30 years so have seen this little college town grow into an exciting city that has every type of entertainment, activity and restaurant imaginable. I love the enchiladas at East Side Cafe (check out the chickens and garden in the back!), coffee at Bennu on East MLK, experimental theatre at the Vortex and the burgers at Cherrywood Coffeehouse - all within a mile of my home!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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