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We were very surprised to learn the owners would be staying in the same house with us.
We did not feel this was made clear in the description, we wouldn't have booked if we knew these were the circumstances
Owners say you'll be in private separate areas but we had an unpleasant encounter with the owner on the first day when they accused us of bringing too many people and having one extra vehicle parked on the street (we had 10 guests and 4 vehicles for a 4 BR/3 bath house). The number of guests was discussed with the owner beforehand and we had even offered to pay extra, so the fact that there was an issue caught us off guard since this had already been addressed well before we arrived.
Before our stay we recieved a very specific email detailing odd, very strict instructions for parking. Little did we know this was just a small indication of how our stay would go.
There are strict, very intense rules about pretty much everything posted everywhere thoughtout the house and threats of fines for any infraction that we honestly just didn't feel comfortable or particularly welcome during our stay, especially with the owners just downstairs and the uncomfortable interaction we had with them.
The house itself is spacious though it has a weird layout.
The pool and patio area are breathtaking but beware - there's a substantial extra charge to use the jacuzzi on top of the regular rate you're already paying and you must give the owners at least three hours notice to heat it up?!
Also there's of course a fine if you're found to be having a party which is specifically defined in the house rule book as "three or more people."
It is 2019. One would hope a group of adults knows how to be good house guests without the need for constant threats of fines and rules, and the feeling we are being watched. This is not the experience we had hoped for on our trip.
We had a wonderful time here. Will definitely recommend this property to others!
Iris is a wonderful host and her home is beautiful. Thank you for a home away from home stay.
Beautiful Home - Great for Family Group
We spent four days in Austin and loved the house. The view from the patio really made this an escape for us. We loved having meals on the patio and relaxing in the evening. Plenty of space in the kitchen and living areas inside. And the bedrooms were all large and well spaced so we could all sleep in if we wanted to. Location was great with shopping close by. Great spot!
Amazing Home, View and Private Oasis !!
We were in Austin for a college girls reunion, there were 6 of us from all over the country.
Iris could NOT have been a better host and her home was INCREDIBLE. The pictures don't do the property justice, it was our private oasis plus they had just added a brand new gorgeous infinity pool and jacuzzi that made us feel like we were on a tropical island! Grocery stores and shopping were minutes away and we drank coffee and ate breakfast on the deck every morning. We took Uber downtown both nights for dinner and to enjoy the Austin nightlife and it was seamless. Would recommend for anyone traveling to Austin to take advantage of the amazing home and area!
We will be back!!
I just checked out and me as well as the other 3 couples were very pleased!
I rented the home for the weekend and we had a great time! It was everything we expected and more....the home have some of the most beautiful views of Austin and the owner is very accommodating to her quest !!!