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Casa Hoatzin

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Austin, TX

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Hosted By

rpandpeggy

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    < 30 (ft)

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    1

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    3

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    Yes

We are located west of the Hwy290W/Hwy71 split west of Austin. 30 minutes to downtown w/o traffic; 55 at peak times. 10-15 minutes to Driftwood and Dripping Springs anytime. Update on Hwy 290W: The only way to reach our home is Hwy 290W and it is experiencing extreme road construction. Traffic is extremely heavy (in part due to the roadwork) between 3:30PM and 6:30 PM. It is best to plan your arrival for about 3PM but if later, well before sundown. Suggested Local Attractions:close to: Salt Lick BBQ Titos Distillery Pedernales Falls State Park

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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House Rules

No smoking Quiet time after 10 (including generators) No pets off leash Access to electricity requires about 120 ft extension. Currently electricity will accommodate minimal use such as lights, TV, and a small appliance. One guest had no problem with a space heater. AC use not possible except by generator and there is no generator use after 10pm. After end of March please check for hot weather. Generally we have cool evenings into May.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We have a large space at the end of out driveway, off street with a picnic table. Excellent backing skills required though. Heavily wooded and some tight corners. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Plenty of off-street parking for tow vehicle.

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Grass

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Hosted By rpandpeggy

Age:

65+

Love the Outdoors and Music Details: We enjoy watching birds, listening to live music (RP plays the handpan, piano and didgeridoo), travel and good food. We swim and hike regularly and RP has recently taken to rock climbing. Last year we traveled to Baja to see whales and swim with whale sharks., traveled to Quebec to pick up our travel trailer (Alto by Safari Condo), flew to Oaxaca (Mexico) for the Day of the Dead celebration and finished up the year with Thanksgiving at Big Bend National Park. Home Town: Austin, Texas Favorite Boondocking Locations: Don't have any to share yet! Skills or Expertise to Share: RP is the original MacGyver; he currently (retires in May) works for a civil engineering firm specializing in road and pavement characteristics. He makes prototypes of machines to measure characteristics. He also makes didgeridoos (https://www.austindidgeridoo.com/who-we-are/ ) and performs with the local band Antares, playing the handpan and didgeridoo. Somehow he fits in making soap, rock climbing and playing the piano. Peggy has spent the last 45 years in travel. And, until recently, the last 40 in running a company that offers birdwatching tours worldwide, www.fieldguides.com. She spends most her time planning their adventures.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    twogoadventuring

    2 months ago

    This is the perfect place to stay when visiting Austin!! RP and Peggy were both very friendly. RP greeted us when we arrived showed us where to park and get settled in. We stayed two nights and had a very nice chat with both RP and Peggy one evening where they gave us great advice about Big Bend National park, which we were visiting next. This location is very quiet and peaceful. Would definitely stay again!

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    BarbaraM

    3 months ago

    Perfect spot to stay in Austin area! Quiet and close to any place I needed to go. Plenty of room for my 27’ and tow car, picnic table, water and electric but didn’t need it. I met one of my hosts but visited family, so I wasn’t around enough to meet the other. Very nice and helpful. I even saw 5 deer the morning before I left! Would LOVE to stay again!

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    Tjan3531

    11 months ago

    The host was very nice and accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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    sociablegrind

    11 months ago

    Super friendly family, had a great and made some lasting memories time in this spot.

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    BA_van_adventures

    1 year ago

    We enjoyed our Casa Hoatzin stay near Austin, Texas. Seeing the places our host suggested near where they live. Places like Salt Lick BBQ , Jester King Brewery for live music and the nearby Buddhist temple. They also mentioned the Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park, a link to the Austin music venues and a quaint German town named Fredericksburg. We saw Fredericksburg on our way over to Big Bend National Park which our hosts told us about. They made sure we made reservations before going there. Thanks for your Texas hospitality!

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