The Bloomhouse by Lodgewell>>Fairy Tale Escape


Entire home hosted by Lodgewell

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.


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Ever stay in a giant seashell unicorn? No, you haven’t, but now you can cross it off your bucket list. This magical work of art is part Willy Wonka, part Big Lebowski, and totally unlike anywhere else. Do it for the ‘gram, but also for your soul.

The space
Come take a vacation from the real world of right angles and ticky tacky boxes. Situated on a secluded lot and wonderfully restored, The Bloomhouse is a celebration of all things magical and mystical.

How the heck did this magnificent beast come to be? Like all the best things in Austin, it started with some hippies and a dream. See, back in the 70s, while Wooderson was wasting all his time away, two UT architecture students decided to build an escape from society that would become a monument to man and nature. Their goal was a home that would not only protect you from the elements but allow you to live in harmony with the environment. They wanted this quixotic vision to provide a place of peace and isolation, a place so far removed that for many years there was no physical address.

Then the hippie dream disappeared into the 1980’s Austin real estate boom, and there in the hills, the Bloomhouse waited. It would need just the right person who could see the home’s potential to bring this work of art back from the brink. And then the home’s fortunes shifted on a chance event. In 2017, Dave Claunch saw a real estate ad fall out of an Austin Business Journal for the Bloomhouse – a local legend he had learned about during his time as mayor. Claunch knew he had to save and preserve this one-of-a-kind place. Since buying the home, Claunch has spent over a year meticulously restoring the home with period-specific details to take it back to its original form.

When you drive away from the shores of Lake Austin through West Lake Hills on your way to the Bloomhouse, you don’t know exactly where you’re headed, but you know it’s up. Up, up, up, and up the high road (Bloomhouse is literally located off of High Road). With unbelievable views of downtown Austin receding in your rearview, you find the side street where the house awaits in a wooded valley. Traveling along the road, you see her—the fantastical beast in the clearing—and you laugh out loud at the ridiculousness, the joy, the sheer courage of a house built to bend the rules of what’s possible. Is it a white wolf in the clearing? A merengue sculpture? A mirage? You appear to have entered another planet’s architectural heritage, and you’ve arrived exactly where you’re supposed to be.

When you stay at the Bloomhouse, you are entering a place where magic can and will happen. Without one straight line or corner in the entire structure*, your thoughts are free of the constraints that our angular world creates. At the Bloomhouse, you leave behind the confines of modernity and the rules of logic, to live only in whimsy. We are alive in a fairytale of our own making. Let the story begin.

*Ok ok, the sliding back doors are technically rectangles, but you catch our drift. ;-)

NOTE: The Bloomhouse cannot accommodate children under the age of 5.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises – 1 space
32" HDTV with Roku
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony

7 nights in Austin

1 Dec 2022 - 8 Dec 2022

4.90 out of 5 stars from 104 reviews


Where you’ll be

Austin, Texas, United States

Hosted by Lodgewell

  1. Joined in May 2014
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Professionally managed by Chereen Fisher and her Lodgewell team with over 13 years of experience in the Austin Vacation Rental Home market. Chereen Fisher has been Inc.’s 'Local Owner Champion' for the Austin and Highland Lakes Area, is a founding member of the Austin Rental Alliance and owned a local event management and catering company for over a decade. Lodgewell will accommodate your travel needs in a professional and courteous manner to enhance your Austin experience. We have a 24-hour email return policy, 13 staff members on call to assist you, online booking, a welcome packet, flexible check-in hours, and professional cleaning.

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Professionally managed by Chereen Fisher and her Lodgewell team with over 13 years of experience in the Austin Vacation Rental Home market. Chereen Fisher has been Inc.’s 'Local Ow…

During your stay

You will have the entire home to yourself and/or your group joining with you on your reservation however if you do need to reach us during your stay our staff is available to you 24/7 by phone during your stay.

Lodgewell is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy