Nakashima Living
Zen Cottage & Studio-The Loft a Furnished Bedroom
Hosted by Lindsay
Lindsay is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
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Perfect for a peaceful stay, but still close to the fun. Relax in this zen-like cottage and working bookbindery, walking distance to the best of East Austin. It’s just 1 block from LadyBird Lake trail, and practically on the doorstep of the best restaurants in town, like Launderette & Kemuri Tatsu-ya. Enjoy morning espresso on the private patio space & watch the neighborhood go by. You’ll be able to view my rare book binding equipment, and can even opt to take a class from me during your stay!

The space

The cottage is part living space, part working bookbindery. You’ll have a private, quiet space to unwind, and be walking distance from the best of what makes Austin wonderful, like the hike + bike trail, and dozens of trendy restaurants--ones that are constantly featured in magazines like Bon Appetit.

The house is outfitted with original pieces from esteemed Japanese American mid-century furniture maker, George Nakashima, plus other design pieces that are just as beautiful as they are functional. You’ll notice lots of wabi-sabi design elements, the practice of celebrating the beauty of imperfections.

Sleep peacefully in a Japanese or Western style bed, both outfitted with organic bedding. Then enjoy sitting on the patio on cool Austin mornings, espresso in hand, watching joggers go by, or as a space to wind down with a drink after a night out and while you watch the pedicabbers cycle past the house.

This historic cottage is an Austin Classic on the outside, and has been reinvented as a soothing Japanese cottage on the inside. We think this house combines the best of both worlds, and we can’t wait for you to experience it!
The furnished bedroom is great for a couple or single person. Japanese Futons.

Guest access

You’ll have full access to the bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, patio, and shared living space. You’ll be able to view the bookbindery equipment, but we rope it off to protect the equipment, much of which is irreplaceable.
Door key pad to enter the house.

Interaction with guests

The house will be all yours, but I’ll usually be nearby if you need anything.

If you want to take a bookbinding class from me, you can! Just let me know in advance and I’ll set it up for you. I’ll teach you how to create your own notebooks, book boxes, or journal from elegant and fine materials.

Other things to note

This house is a working bookbindery, and you’ll have the option to take a class from me while you’re here. I’m a certified in traditional Japanese Bookbinding techniques, and I’m happy to show you my equipment and book samples.
Suzu the little shiba inu is super friendly and fun. She likes to welcome guests!

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $15 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $52 NZD
Security Deposit $740 NZD
Weekly Discount: 1%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

5 Reviews

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David User Profile
October 2017
Great location and if you’re nice you will get cookies

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Great location, walkable to downtown Austin and a block from Ladybird lake trail. Lindsay was a pleasure to meet. A unique, beautifully and simply decorated cottage.

Ashley User Profile
October 2017
Lindsay’s place is a gorgeous, peaceful house in a great location - really close to downtown, and a short walk from a lot of nice restaurants and bars. Lindsay is very welcoming and accommodating, and good company.

Sjur User Profile
October 2017
The host canceled this reservation 160 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Niels User Profile
August 2017
I spent 10 wonderful nights at Lindsay's house while on a biz trip to Austin. Location is awesome right next to the river and walking distance to downtown along the river trail. Lindsey's loaner bike took me to the office everyday and allowed me to explore the neighborhood and its many restaurants. Beware that the room is a loft studio with low angled ceilings and accessed via a ladder. So not suitable for a person with restricted mobility, but you'll sleep great if you can get up there.

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Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2014
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