Freshly painted room with a lovely east facing window shaded by a beautiful Texas oak.Living Room
Near The Domain & New Whole Foods!
Hosted by Laura
Laura is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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The space

DOWNTOWN IS MINUTES AWAY: Only 2 miles to the Metro Rail & immediate access to Mopac and Hwy 183 also means it is a quick boot-scoot to all of the Music Capital of the World's offerings: ACL, 6th Street, SXSW, Barton Springs, F1 Circuit of the Americas, Austin Convention Center, and much more!

Shopping is a breeze! You are less than a mile away from the Domain shopping center which offers impeccable restaurants and luxury shops anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macys and Dillards and walking distance from the newly opened HUGE Whole Foods! You are also only 5 miles away from movie theaters, grocery stores as well as restaurants, & coffee shops.

Are you a visiting medical professional? I am minutes away from Seton Northwest, Austin Diagnostic Clinic and a host of others medical facilities. And, attention IBM interns! I am within walking distance!

About Your Host...I am a recently retired teacher and a fresh Empty Nester (my son just completed his freshman at Texas Tech University).
I am so excited about this new chapter and love the freedom it affords me. I enjoy quiet evenings at home with friends and family, watching tv and having a glass of wine.

My Pets: I have a goofy and incredibly sweet Labradoodle named "Abby"(you can trust her to guard "the kingdom" but never trust her to guard your sandwich!) and I have also "inherited" my sons ferret, "Ron" who has one paw on the Rainbow Bridge and spends most of the day sleeping.

I have lived in this house for over 25 years and would never think of moving! It is a quiet and safe neighborhood and I have fabulous neighbors. You will feel like you are home when staying here!

Guest access

Your accommodations are equipped with a queen size bed and dresser, television (in your room as well as the living area), free, high speed WI-FI, and AT&T Uverse + private tub/shower bathroom, fresh towels & linens, and access to a washer & dryer. You will have access to the kitchen, utensils, dishes, cooking pans, and coffee maker. Deck and gas grill are available as well. You may also use the 2nd refrigerator if you want to buy your own groceries.

Interaction with guests

I treat my Airbnb guests like family and would love to share a meal or 2 with you during your stay!

Other things to note

I have 2 rooms that I rent out on airbnb, so it is possible that you may be sharing the bathroom with another guest.

Smoking allowed
Cable TV

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $50 NZD
Security Deposit $287 NZD
Weekly Discount: 40%
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House Rules

Absolutely no drugs!
No parties. Unless you invite me. ;-)
You may smoke on the deck, but please use the ash trays. (I will dump them.)
Be respectful & considerate of my neighbors....especially if you are on the deck. Sound does travel!
No extra guests.
Please be respectful of my internet (URL HIDDEN) illegal downloads.
Have a wonderful time in Austin!

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Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector

30 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Alex User Profile
August 2016
Laura was a fantastic host! She welcomed me with open arms after my long drive to Austin. The room and entire house were very clean and comfortable. There was plenty of room for my food in the pantry and fridge/freezer in the garage. As an added bonus, we always shared coffee in the morning. Her dog, Abby, is the best, she loves being petted and just chilling with you when you watch TV. It was great to come home after work and chat with Laura about our days and spend time binge watching TV and the Olympics. Laura really does become like family and I would definitely stay here again!

Maxwell User Profile
April 2016
Laura provided a very nice home and space to us in a nice quiet neighborhood. We had easy access to get around and explore this beautiful city. Laura made us feel very welcomed. Would highly recommend her!

Laura is wonderful! Her house is cozy and she has everything one might need. I stayed with her for one month, and it was great.

Amelia User Profile
December 2015
Wow, after living with Laura for the past 3 months she became more like a relative than a roommate and staying with her was like coming home to a second mother! The house and room are cozy and clean with access to the kitchen, fridge, cupboard, and fridge/freezer in garage, and washer/dryer. My friend stayed in the other room as well while we were doing our clinical rotation for occupational therapy. I was working in Round Rock which was just a 15 minute commute from her place. She is the nicest, most welcoming person and I will never forget the time I spent with her from helping my friend and I put on fake eyelashes for halloween to inviting my folks and I over with her family for Thanksgiving in which the turkey wasn't cooked and the marshmallows caught fire, but it was all laughed over with wine! I will miss Laura and her quirky dog Abby so much, but will always feel like I have family in Austin!
Laura User Profile
Response from Laura:
Thanks sweet girl! And, omg! Kailynn told me that the prednisone Abby was on was why she had bladder problems! Who knew?! Raw turkey + flaming marshmallows = Good times!!!
December 2015

Kelly User Profile
August 2015
This was my first experience with Airbnb and in Austin, TX and both could not have been better, thanks to Laura. She is so welcoming and really helped me acclimate to Austin. The room was incredibly comfy, the house was homey and perfect, and everything is nearby. The drive to my internship was easy because of how well placed this property is to most of Austin. If you're looking for a place to stay that is both cozy and incredibly fun, choose this house and make a lifelong friend. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.

Mike User Profile
November 2014
Laura is like family to me now. I can hardly believe I'm no longer staying with her. It feels wrong! I felt constantly at home in my room, and it was the perfect place for me to spend an extended stay in Austin. A little oasis away from the madness of Downtown.

Kylie User Profile
August 2014
Staying at Laura's was great! Comfortable and clean, and Laura was super friendly. I'll definitely stay there again!

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Laura User Profile

I am a retired teacher, having taught almost 30 yrs in Austin ISD, & an empty nester. My daughter, Kailynn & her husband Andrew, have recently moved back to the Austin area and my son, William, is a Junior at Texas Tech.

I have also been a performer in the Austin theatre scene for the past 30 years. Currently, I work for Zilker Theatre Productions, a non-profit organization which produces the beloved Zilker Summer Musical each year at the Beverly S. Sheffield Theater in iconic Zilker Park. (One of my pictures was taken on closing night of the 2013 production of Little Shop Of Horrors). If you are here this summer, mark your calendar to come see "Shrek: The Musical"!

I live on the best street in North Austin. I know my neighbors. I helped raise some of their children and they helped raise mine. We watch out for each other and keep track of neighborhood activities.

Bonus Perk: Thinking of moving to Austin? I am a Realtor for Keller Williams Realty & would love to help you find your dream home while you are staying with me! Think of the convenience that will offer!

Airbnbers who stay with me become like family!

Hope to see you soon!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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