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“Studio Azul - Artsy Cool Pad”

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Casa Kenwood Guesthouses
Ranked #14 of 36 Austin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed here with two girlfriends. We all loved the spacious and interestingly crafted Studio Azul. It is located in a nice residential neighborhood , but we easily walked to the shops and restaurants on Congress Avenue. When it was too hot to walk we took a short cab ride (5 minutes) to the downtown area and enjoyed all of the bars (Rainey Street), restaurants and shops (2nd Ave.), but if you're relatively fit you can easily walk from Casa Kenwood and explore downtown Austin. The kitchenette has a full size fridge and was stocked with coffee, tea and creamers, but we had to snag some sugar packets during our travels. The studio was clean and the towels and linens smelled nice. The shower was AWESOME...you won't want to get out. I would definitely stay here again. Our only complaint was that the lighting was poor for applying makeup and there were only two mirrors. Christina mentioned that she is aware of this issue plans to address it. Studio Azul - Keeping Austin Weird

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband and I spent 3 nights in Studio Azul. We had a lovely time in Austin and enjoyed Casa Kenwood as our home away from home. This is for sure a funky place, which was exactly what we were looking for while staying in Austin. Although it is located in a neighborhood, the location was very close and convenient to all of the things we wanted to do in the city via car. We had a few minor issues with booking the room. We were originally booked to stay in another room, but it turned out it was already booked. The owner offered us this room at a discount. I appreciated the issue being worked out so nicely and efficiently. Communication was open and easy.

Overall the room was huge and had a lot of personality. The grounds were beautiful as well, however, it was beyond hot and we did not spend much time outside. I loved having a full fridge and a kitchen. The owner was easily available via text and I loved having a code on the door rather than having to remember a key. My only complaint with the room was the sheer curtains. While they give the room a nice blue hue, they can be looked through. We saw a guest look through while they were on their way to their room. My husband went outside to see and you can for sure see through the curtains and into the room. I would just suggest adding an extra layer of the curtains or getting different curtains altogether.

We would recommend Casa Kenwood to anyone looking for a unique place to stay in Austin.

Room Tip: Studio Azul is huge!
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Our 2 moms & 2 dots (twenty something daughters) had a fabulous reunion at Casa K. The Studio Azul was better than we expected. Arrived at dusk and our great space was prepped for our arrival, with glowing lamps and neon. The "barn door" window was open, letting in fresh perfect-weather-air. The bathroom was a hoot with colorful tile and repurposed materials. The wall didn't reach the high ceiling which could bother some, who love their privacy. But we were in the slumber party mode... no issue for us.

We walked down the lit up stone stairway to the yard area with chairs, fire pit and stone oven. Just amazing to find ourselves surrounded by towering trees and "jungle", tucked into a quiet neighborhood...with all the fun and activity just a few minutes away.

If only we'd had more than 2 nights and we hadn't been racing around Austin, hitting cafes, bars, art exhibits and shops... we could have made so much better use of the cozy space. Having 3 beds and 2 couches to lounge on while we talked into the night was ideal for us. The fun colors and art and great windows (showing trees) made the atmosphere just plain fun.

The temps were ideal so we needed no a.c. or heat. We ate out, so didn't used the kitchen area. No other guests staying, so all was quiet for us. Our hosts didn't intrude, but let us know they were next door if needed. Loved having a code and no key. (Codes are changed)

Great stay! Just too short!

Room Tip: There are levels in and out, which I love. Could be tricky for the old, drunk or unsteady. :)
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank bzee
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

The Casa Kenwood guesthouses were a great idea for our stay during ACL. Everything is conveniently close and the care takers are very, very accomodating. Not to mention the ambiance of the place itself, it is CUTE. I would not hesitate to book a reservation at CKG next trip to Austin!

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

I hate to review this place , rather keep it all to myself.. but here goes.
This was more than perfect for me . Super cool casita , owners on site . Beautiful grounds. Fun , Funky and clean , with everything you need and more. Close to the area i want to ,eat and shop in. Take you bike , you won't need the car much .

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Kenwood Guesthouses

Address: 1401 Kenwood Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2624
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Region: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #14 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range: $176 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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