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.