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Tranquil Guesthouse on the East Side

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Charming and private guesthouse ... Sleep in the treetops!

Welcome to Austin and the Aerie Guesthouse!

Our guesthouse is centrally located on the East Side of Austin on a quiet street. It's two rooms, two story, and very private. You can come and go on your own. There's a queen bed upstairs, and queen sofa bed (with real mattress) downstairs. Walk to campus, the Longhorn football and baseball stadiums, and the great restaurants on Manor Rd, or easily bike to downtown, Rainey St, as well as to 6th St. Ridesharing is available, and prices minimal to most hot spots.

In the second-story bedroom, you will be up high with windows all around and a view of sky and tree tops. It is peaceful under a vaulted, pyramidal ceiling. The queen-sized bed has a comfortable mattress.

The downstairs has a living room with a comfortable sleeper sofa (and a normal queen-sized mattress--not a futon); a full bathroom with tiled shower; a small closet to hang your clothes; and a food/beverage area with a small fridge, microwave, electric teapot, coffeemaker, coffee, tea, milk, and oatmeal.

The house was built using the very best green materials and lots of local purple-heart cedar wood. The guesthouse shares the solar electricity we generate from panels on the main house. Energy efficient "mini-splits" heat and cool the upstairs and downstairs separately so you will be comfortable no matter what the outside temperature.

Typically we charge $20/night extra for more than two guests and do offer a 10% discount for week long stays. We do allow dogs but charge an extra fee of $35/dog per reservation. Please see house rules for information on pets. Keep in mind that we do have chickens in a nearby coop, just in case your dogs might bark at them.

During events like SXSW, ACL, Formula One, and home UT football games the prices/night will be higher, but reasonable.

We live close to UT and downtown Austin on the East Side. We are within easy walking distance of several coffee shops -- Bennu's on MLK, Thunderbird on Manor Rd., and one of the best taco/Mexican food outdoor restaurants in Austin -- El Chilitos on Manor. East Side Cafe and Hoover’s are also within walking distance and are highly recommended.

Two bus lines come within two blocks of the house, #18 and #320.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Ribb
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Richard Ribb

We, Gwen and Richard, are the hosts for the guesthouse, and live elsewhere on the property. We love Austin and the East Side! We are both professors and embrace Austin's music and food scene. We are always available to answer questions and suggest our favorite venues while completely respecting your privacy.


East Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed Upstairs Queen Futon Bed downstairs if needed with a very comfortable, real mattress
  • Books
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil Guesthouse on the East Side
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great! Private retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoy the place. Had a great time in Austin. Felt like locals! Definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Loved it will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Great location organic feel. Clean simple and private. Close to city center and all the great activities.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cute rental!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Richard's guest house! It's very cute, and was perfect for our trip where we planned to be out and about most of the time. It was a pleasant surprise to see how nestled into its setting the house was, very quiet and cozy. There isn't a kitchen, but the microwave and coffee supplies met our needs perfectly. I'd certainly consider staying here again for our next getaway as a couple!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and exquisite view!

  • 5 of 5

Richard is a wonderful and helpful host! Will definitely book again when I go to Austin! Close to everything! Can't give enough praise :) Thanks so much!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice stay in a good location!

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was clean and well stocked with necessities, Richard was a very nice landlord and the property is a wonderful hideaway pretty close to downtown. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the Guesthouse. It was very close to everything, very clean, and relaxing. We had to cut our trip short due to a family emergency, but we can't wait to go back! The owners were extremely nice and helpful as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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