Bess and Blaise are terrific hosts, and the carriage house is clean, comfortable, and convenient. You can't beat the location (easy access to all of South Austin, to Town Lake, to downtown, to I-35, to great food, etc.). The pool is a nice bonus, and Chef Bess' cooking alone is worth the stay (you gotta have the flappers!). I second the previous comment about the TV and the DirectTV menu, but I didn't watch much TV while I was there so it wasn't a huge problem. Overall, a great and very special place to stay while you're in Austin! I would certainly stay here again.