We booked Jim & Heather's studio while waiting for our own house in Austin to be built. As you can see from the photographs, the studio might not appear to be big on square footage inside, but it's a very flexible space and functions like a much larger apartment. As we were staying for several months, having a washer and dryer was a real bonus, and even in mid-summer, it was great to have the outdoor seating area to kick back and sit in the shade. The kitchen is fully equipped and arranged so you can actually use it, which is very rare in all the rentals we stayed in! This helped us save money on food bills, and made us feel more at home.
The TV and WiFi was a very welcome feature - we had some hot summer months and needed to spend our time indoors, and being connected and entertained was a huge help.
The real gem of this rental is Jim & Heather. They really seem to enjoy having new neighbors to get to know, and as we were new transplants to Austin they did everything they could to make us feel at home in our new city. Jim was incredibly helpful and addressed any queries/issues about the studio that cropped up right away and takes great pride in maintaining the property in general. We got fantastic advice of where to eat and listen to live music, and felt we were considered real neighbors during our stay. I can't recommend this rental more (they only give me five stars to use!!) - particularly for long-stay rental and if you're new to town. You'll be in great hands.