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The Bloomhouse by Lodgewell>>Fairy Tale Escape

4.88(49 reviews)SuperhostAustin, Texas, United States
Entire house hosted by Lodgewell
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Ever stay in a giant seashell unicorn? No, you haven’t, but now you can cross it off your bucket list. This magical work of art is part Willy Wonka, part Big Lebowski, and totally unlike anywhere else. Do it for the ‘gram, but also for your soul.

The space
NOTE: The Bloomhouse cannot accommodate children under the age of 5.

Come take a vacation from the real world of right angles and ticky tacky boxes. Situated on a secluded lot and wonderfully restored, The Bloomhouse is a celebration of all things magical and mystical.

How the heck did this magnificent beast come to be? Like all the best things in Austin, it started with some hippies and a dream. See, back in the 70s, while Wooderson was wasting all his time away, two UT architecture students decided to build an escape from society that would become a monument to man and nature. Their goal was a home that would not only protect you from the elements but allow you to live in harmony with the environment. They wanted this quixotic vision to provide a place of peace and isolation, a place so far removed that for many years there was no physical address.

Then the hippie dream disappeared into the 1980’s Austin real estate boom, and there in the hills, the Bloomhouse waited. It would need just the right person who could see the home’s potential to bring this work of art back from the brink. And then the home’s fortunes shifted on a chance event. In 2017, Dave Claunch saw a real estate ad fall out of an Austin Business Journal for the Bloomhouse – a local legend he had learned about during his time as mayor. Claunch knew he had to save and preserve this one-of-a-kind place. Since buying the home, Claunch has spent over a year meticulously restoring the home with period-specific details to take it back to its original form.

When you drive away from the shores of Lake Austin through West Lake Hills on your way to the Bloomhouse, you don’t know exactly where you’re headed, but you know it’s up. Up, up, up, and up the high road (Bloomhouse is literally located off of High Road). With unbelievable views of downtown Austin receding in your rearview, you find the side street where the house awaits in a wooded valley. Traveling along the road, you see her—the fantastical beast in the clearing—and you laugh out loud at the ridiculousness, the joy, the sheer courage of a house built to bend the rules of what’s possible. Is it a white wolf in the clearing? A merengue sculpture? A mirage? You appear to have entered another planet’s architectural heritage, and you’ve arrived exactly where you’re supposed to be.

When you stay at the Bloomhouse, you are entering a place where magic can and will happen. Without one straight line or corner in the entire structure*, your thoughts are free of the constraints that our angular world creates. At the Bloomhouse, you leave behind the confines of modernity and the rules of logic, to live only in whimsy. We are alive in a fairytale of our own making. Let the story begin.

*Ok ok, the sliding back doors are technically rectangles, but you catch our drift. ;-)

Guest access
You have rented the entire home to yourself. A unique code will be provided a day prior to arrival.

Other things to note
RESERVATION AGREEMENT: Lodgewell as a property management company has a separate reservation agreement that is emailed to your personal email for digital signature. This agreement is not in conflict with AirBnB but in addition to clearly detail our rules and expectations on this home for this owner rather than the 1 size has to fit millions of homes and travelers you have signed with AirBnB. Please let us know if you would like to review in advance and we will happily share a copy :)

PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED: By Chereen Fisher and her Lodgewell team with more than 10 years of experience in the Austin Vacation Rental Home market. Chereen has been Inc's 'Local Owner Champion' for the Austin and Highland Lakes Area, is a founding member of the Austin Rental Alliance and owned an Austin-based event management and catering company for over a decade. The entire Lodgewell team strives to provide professional and courteous service to make your stay with us in Austin a great one.
Ever stay in a giant seashell unicorn? No, you haven’t, but now you can cross it off your bucket list. This magical work of art is part Willy Wonka, part Big Lebowski, and totally unlike anywhere else. Do it for the ‘gram, but also for your soul.

The space
NOTE: The Bloomhouse cannot accommodate children under the age of 5.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Iron
Dryer
Hangers
TV
Washing machine
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 49 reviews

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Austin, Texas, United States

Hosted by Lodgewell

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PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED: By Chereen Fisher and her Lodgewell team with over 13 years of experience in the Austin Vacation Rental Home market. Chereen Fisher has been Inc.’s 'Local Owner Champion' for the Austin and Highland Lakes Area, is a founding member of the Austin Rental Alliance and owned a local event management and catering company for over a decade. Lodgewell will accommodate your travel needs in a professional and courteous manner to enhance your Austin experience. We have a 24-hour email return policy, 13 staff members on call to assist you, online booking, a welcome packet, flexible check-in hours, and professional cleaning. You can view all our homes here www.airbnb.com/p/lodgewell
PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED: By Chereen Fisher and her Lodgewell team with over 13 years of experience in the Austin Vacation Rental Home market. Chereen Fisher has been Inc.’s 'Local O…
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You will have the entire home to yourself and/or your group joining with you on your reservation however if you do need to reach us during your stay our staff is available to you 24/7 by phone during your stay.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide detector not required Learn more
Cancellation policy