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Today's post is about a unique luxury property I visited in Austin, Texas. The place is called The Bloomhouse, and I stumbled upon it while browsing on a website called Lodgewell. If you are looking for unique getaways in Austin or staycations at private furnished homes, Lodgewell is your answer.
~ It's been almost a year ever since I wrote my last blog post. It feels somewhat new to be back. Many of you told me in person or over social media that you miss my blogging or my posting, and I really appreciate your support. It makes me happy hearing those encouragements and I am here now to share exciting travel stories and many other things with you! ~
For this stay, I booked directly with Lodgewell for one night. The Bloomhouse is listed on Airbnb, but I think Airbnb only lets you book for two nights or more. The Bloomhouse ranges between $550-$750/night however you can fit up to 4 people, which if you split it, it's not too bad. Is it worth it? Depends on what you are looking for. I wanted to go somewhere peaceful, quiet, unique, untouched, surrounded by nature, middle of nowhere etc, which The Bloomhouse was perfect for. A place to relax for a night or two, or even longer and appreciate the magical architectural design... Here's an interesting story behind how The Bloomhouse happened :)
The adventure starts as soon as you drive into Austin. The Bloomhouse is located in the West Lake Hills area but deep inside. You know that moment when you drive and you keep seeing the endless S-shaped roads, and you know oh we are definitely going somewhere? That's what we experienced and knew this is going to be really fun! We arrived at night 8 pm and the roads obviously didn't have any lights so it was like "yay we really are going into the middle of nowhere".
When we finally parked, we saw this giant creature hidden inside the forest, and our initial reaction was, WOAH! I mean wouldn't you say the same? It was as if this creature was actually breathing and calmly waiting for us to arrive. Luckily, the creature let us in without any problems :)
The best way to view the entire home is from the patio. Along with this beautiful kitchen and dining area and the bedroom, there's a cozy upper attic on the second floor where the creature's eye is. You can see saved story videos on my Instagram (@clairebearblogs) for the entire Bloomhouse tour.
If you do check out this place, please let me know what your initial thoughts are about the bathroom. For me, judging by the looks, it didn't look the most convenient, especially the way shower booth was set up. However, unlike what I assumed, it was comfortable, and was perfectly structured! The toilet area was spacious which made me realize that the architects really took into consideration of a user's convenience when building this gorgeous property. This for me was interesting and memorable because sometimes building designs might wow you from the outside but the inside can be unrealistic.
This is the daytime view of The Bloomhouse. By the way, make sure to wear sneakers or bring one. There's a steep road to get to The Bloomhouse from the top (where you park) and wearing flip flops isn't the best idea. The creature seems to be calmly saying bye to you in the morning.
I honestly would go back here again. It's so magnificent and peaceful. You hear people talking somewhere in the woods but you cannot see them which is great. I've never stayed in such a quirky place like this before and I would recommend it to all of you. Plus, the homes in this area are all very modern and beautiful. Please share your experiences with me if you ever check out this place!
Thank you for reading :)
*General Info* The customer service I received from Lodgewell was outstanding, and you will have everything you need before arriving to this property. They have snacks, and other basic amenities like soaps, shampoo, tissue, towels etc including a good Wi-Fi connection. You can request for a late checkout, however it depends on the availability.
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