THE B HIVE - FULL AUSTIN EXPERIENCE - BIKES!

Lianna Mills

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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THE B HIVE - FULL AUSTIN EXPERIENCE - BIKES!

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Sweet 2 Bedroom - 2 Bathroom Bungalow Only 1m from UT. Amazing Front Porch!

Stay in Hyde Park in central Austin for a true Austin experience.

Welcome to The B Hive. A lovely renovated 1927 bungalow in the heart of Hyde Park - just North of Downtown.

This open concept home has 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 7 people - a day bed in the back bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room. The B Hive is eclectically furnished with some mid-century modern pieces plus new pieces and original art work.

Well stocked modern kitchen! Includes a kitchen island, bar stools, little kitchen table, well stocked pantry, dishwasher, ice maker and filtered water. Herb garden in front yard. Brand new gas grill. Everything you need to make a great meal!

Two showers - one is brand new with glass tiles and a rain shower head. Oversized 1920's claw foot tub.

Lovely sitting porch! Have a cocktail and watch the neighborhood go by.

**If you see an ad on Craigslist it is a scam! Do not contact through CL! I have no CL ads.*

Want a true Austin experience? Come to The B Hive: We are located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin. Hyde Park is a diversely aged community. With 50 year residents, young families, artists, and college students - and most of them walk, jog or bike by the fabulous front porch. With the Elisabet Ney museum across the street and 100+ year old homes you can get a great feeling for what our city is all about.

Well stocked modern kitchen! : With a kitchen island, bar stools, little kitchen table, ice maker, filtered water and well stocked pantry. All the pots and pans you could want. We also have many small appliances - hand mixer, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee maker, french press (can you tell we like coffee?) We also provide locally roasted - You won't be lacking for anything.

Baths: Two bathrooms each with shower - one is brand new with glass tiles and a rain shower head. Oversized 1920's claw foot tub in front bath. Organic cotton plush towels, some amenities, vintage styling.

Outdoor Space: Back yard is fully fenced for kids and dogs. Great back yard patio with table, grassy area and gas grill.

Front Porch: Fabulous front porch with a ceiling fan for the hot months and lap blankets for the cold ones. Go back in time to the early 1900's and sit on the porch with a cold or warm drink or snack. Enjoy the old charm of our neighborhood. Waste some time watching everyone go by!

Close to UT : 15 minute walk to the stadium or just jump on the bus! Three miles from downtown. Two blocks from bus stop - One block from Shipe Park, Fresh Plus Grocery, Asti Trattoria, Quack's Bakery, Julio's Mexican Café and Hyde Park Bar and Grill - Just to name a few. Across the street from the historic Elizabet Ney Museum

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lianna Mills (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Lianna Mills

We are the 5 Monkeys! As the moniker suggests we are a family of 5. ~Dad, Eric, an avid bike rider and artist. The original works of art around the house are his creations. And are for sale. He is a third generation Austinite. ~Mom, Lianna Sr., creative master of the domestic arts (or so her sister says!) Born in Houston, she has lived in Austin for 27 years. ~Lianna Jr, 17 a HS Senior, is a writer. Loves learning Japanese. ~Madison Dudley, 11 is in 6th grade. Is a great artist in his own right. ~Oliver Angus, 9 is in 4th grade. Wants to be a piano playing rock star. ~We also have an Irish Setter named Rufous, a Great Dane named Izzy and a Russian tortoise named Zippy. As a family we love to camp, travel, bike (of course), watch movies, see live music, being with our family, being with our “village” and just being together.

Lianna Mills purchased this house in 2008

Why Lianna Mills chose Austin

We have lived in Hyde Park for 17 years. What a great little neighborhood! When we wanted to host folks in Austin we decided to buy this house as a short term vacation rental. The bungalow was built in 1927 and we have big plans for it. It has obviously been renovated but more can be done! Simple things like the dining room chandelier actually hanging over the dining table to completely changing the kitchen configuration. Eventually the garage will be turned into a detached sleeping porch, with the idea of having parties/wedding receptions out there or simply renting it out along with the house. So come back and see the evolution of this charming house. The name? Well, Eric and I came up with the name based on how lively the corner of Avenue H and 44th St. is. Why not “Bee” instead of “B”? Twenty years ago when Eric and I got engaged we started calling each other “B”. It has just stuck. This house is a labor of love from both of us so it just seemed apropos. No one but us knows what “B” stands for. It’s just too silly to say out loud.

What makes this house unique

The B Hive has a welcoming, safe feel to it. The previous owners, our fabulous guests, and our family have left a vibe that cannot be described. This wonderful house is, also, in an amazing location. On two dead ends you can sit on the porch and watch the neighborhood go by. Which they do! On bike, skate board, walking, running, pushing strollers, talking, laughing,..... If someone rings a bike bell wave!

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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The B Hive - Full Austin Experience - Bikes!
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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The B Hive - Full Austin Experience - Bikes!
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Austin Austin area
Richardson Texas
5

We love coming to the B-Hive!

  • 5 of 5
On our repeat stay we once again were thrilled to get to stay here. Our daughter was graduating and we celebrated that, Mother's Day and a birthday while here.This home has all you need for a comfortable and easy time away from home, is so clean and is in a fabulous neighborhood. And you could not ask for a better family to rent from!! We have already booked our next stay!! Until next time..thanks Lianna!!!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of my all time favorite repeat guests. Thank you so much for staying at The B Hive. Can't wait for your next stay. See you soon!
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The B Hive - Full Austin Experience - Bikes!
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Austin Austin area
Fort Worth
5

Relaxing Stay - Comforts of Home & Convenient to Everything Austin

Relaxing Stay - Comforts of Home & Convenient to Everything Austin
  • 5 of 5
We rented this house over Easter weekend to attend my daughter's wedding. We shared the house with my son and his family, including an infant. They were able to close off one end of the house to create a virtually private suite away from the noise of the other family and visitors. The B Hive is pet friendly, which was very important to us and our dogs were very happy. (But do bring a dog bed or blanket for your pet since it is an all-hardwood floor.)

Family and friends dropped by throughout our stay, and we were easily able to entertain our young visitors (aged 2-1/2, 4, and 7) with the books, toys, and videos stocked in the house. Plus, there is a park only a block away! We even held an Easter Egg Hunt in the back yard.

The house is well stocked with basic needs, such as dish soap, spices, paper products, dishes, so you only need to bring/shop for your daily needs. There is a neighborhood store, bakery, coffee shop, and restaurant in walking distance. And the owner is soooo nice and easy to work with.

Despite a hectic weekend, our stay was hassle free. We would not have enjoyed visiting with our family and friends nearly so much without our B Hive base station. I recommend this to any visitors to austin, andIhope to return in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: What a wonderful family. I'm so glad Easter was fun AND relaxing. That's a hard balancing act sometimes. Please do come back to The B Hive.

Oh! And they were so easy to deal with. The cable/internet went out on Easter day and were so cool and calm while I tried to fix the problem. Again, what a great family!
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The B Hive - Full Austin Experience - Bikes!
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Austin Austin area
Texarkana, TX
4

Super Roomy - Great Location

  • 4 of 5
Great location near UT campus. Walked to DKR-Memorial stadium for football game. House well maintained in older neighborhood; fenced yard great for our dogs. Well provisioned with grinder for great coffee. Lots of restaurants within walking distance as well as grocery. We will be coming back.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The B Hive - Full Austin Experience - Bikes!
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Austin Austin area
5

Exceptional Home

  • 5 of 5
My family recently stayed in this home while in Austin for my daughter's graduation from UT. There was 6 adults and we had plenty of room. The home is very comfortable, very clean and the amenities are great. We enjoyed riding the bicycles, sitting on the porch, and walking to restaurants. The owner is super easy to work with and very welcoming. We look forward to staying here again.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The B Hive - Full Austin Experience - Bikes!
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5

Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at the B Hive while my husband attended a glass fusing class. The house is well equipped and homey comfortable. We had guests from Houston for the weekend and everyone enjoyed their own space. The house is in an awesome neighborhood with many bungalows that have been renovated. We were able to walk to resturants, a small grocery store and a wonderful bakery to buy birthday treats.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The B Hive - Full Austin Experience - Bikes!
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Austin Austin area
Friendswood, TX
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5
Great house in a very convenient neighborhood! We love staying here when we come to Austin because it is so roomy, comfortable and nicely stocked. You can walk to the heart of Hyde Park and visit great restaurants, cheese shop, grocery store, convenience store and more. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Car: not necessary

Two blocks from bus stop - One block from Shipe Park, Fresh Plus Grocery, Asti Trattoria, Quack's Bakery, Julio's Mexican Café and Hyde Park Bar and Grill - Just to name a few. Across the street from the historic Elizabet Ney Museum. Walk to much of what Austin has to offer! Park your car and enjoy Hyde Park.

Other Activities: boating, basketball, shopping, kayaking

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Higher Rates for Special Events and Holidays

ACL 2014 Both Weekends Available Oct. 3-6 & 10-13
Formula 1 2014 Booked

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Front Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Back Bath - toilet , shower
  • The front bath includes an oversized claw foot bathtub and a stand alone glass tiled shower with a rain shower head. The linens are thick luscious cotton. Also provided: hair dryers, iron and board, some basic bath items and little tables to setup your necessities. The hand soaps are handmade here in Austin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Daybed
  • All beds have pillow-top mattresses and are dressed with organic cotton linens. Each room has a little area to sit and relax away from the rest of the house.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
For kids we provide: Booster seats for the dining table, pack-n-play, toys, games and some movies. For dogs we provide: water/food bowls, dog towels for the furniture, and treats. No smoking in the house, however, we do allow smoking in the back yard. 'Private Chef' - I am a trained chef and can do some cooking &/or grocery shopping for you. I know what it is like to travel with little kids and having some specialty items there when you arrive can be a Godsend! There are three 'townie' bikes for your use with locks. Tennis courts, basketball courts, park and swimming pool is only one block from the house. ~Note: the swimming pool is only open during the summer months.~

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