We LOVE Casa Kenwood! The first time we stayed there was this past Thanksgiving (2011) which also happened to be my thirtieth birthday. We = myself, my boyfriend and our playful Jack Russell Terrier. We could not have had a better time! It was an awesome get away from Dallas, it was relaxing, inviting and oh so convenient. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we visited again in February when a friend from Florida came into town to check out Austin for the first time. She loved it just as much as we did (not sure how she couldn’t). We also recommended this place to a friend of ours who has a German Shepard and they raved about it upon their return to Dallas. We are returning yet again in a couple of weeks when my parents fly in from Florida.
All the times we have visited we have stayed in the Casita Roja which offers amazing views and adequate accommodations for up to four people. Although it may be a bit of a squeeze there is plenty of space outdoors and trust me that’s where you will want to be on this property. We did tour the Casa Azul, and we were impressed, it would be an excellent couples retreat.
The neighborhood itself is quite beautiful and there are bikes on property to be able to tour the city. There are tennis courts within walking distance not to mention also within walking distance is South Congress and Auditorium Shores park with the most awesome off leash dog park around! Whole Foods, restaurant row, food truck park and downtown are a very short car ride or taxi ride away (like seriously all within 5 mins. tops). Andrew (the owner) has some great suggestions of places off the beaten path and he and his wife are more than willing to help in any way possible, just ask!
This is our go to retreat when visiting Austin. I really can’t imagine a better place to spend our time in Austin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Kenwood Guesthouses are one treehouse cabin (Casita Roja) and one cool "artist's" loft (Studio Azul) in the neighborhood of Travis Heights in Austin, Texas. We're not a hotel, not a bed and breakfast, and not a traditional vacation rental... We live on-site and we have two cool guesthouses and a great outdoor property that we are excited to share with travelers to Austin who are longing to discover a hint of that something special that makes Austin "weird." Visit Austin and still feel like you're home, not in a run-of-the-mill vanilla box! We're colorfully laid-back, we're artsy, we're pet friendly. There's a link to our website on this listing. ... more less