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The Gateway Guesthouse is a luxury Bed and Breakfast dedicated to excellence in accommodations, amenities, service and cuisine. Join us at this historic 1917 property, in our individually and professional designed accommodations and pool/gardens and for our chef-prepared, critically acclaimed and award winning breakfasts. When you are ready to venture out, we are located at the intersection of downtown, SOCO and the East Side near everything that makes Austin such a special town. We look forward to your visit. Bess & Blaise Innkeepers
View of downtown; Memory Foam King Bed appointed in Luxurious Linens; Comfortable and Spacious Sitting Area with two overstuffed Chairs and Ottoman; HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player; MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player; Dry Bar with glassware, flatware, coffee maker (with gourmet coffee and tea, of course) and mini fridge; Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products; Private Deck
This large and private space is for you if you want to feel like you are living in Austin!;Private 550 sq ft full one-bedroom executive apartment;Comfortable full living room with efficient desk area; HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player;MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player;Fully stocked kitchen;Dining area;Plush Queen Bed, with luxurious linens;Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Washer/Dryer; Private Deck
Our most private space;Sweet sleeping loft with King Bed appointed in luxurious linen;Sitting area;HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player; MP3/CD Player;Dry Bar with glassware, dishware, flatware, coffee maker (with gourmet coffee and tea, of course), and mini fridge;Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products; Private Deck
Overlook the pool;12' ceilings!;King Four-Poster Bed appointed in luxurious linens;Sitting area;HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player;MP3/CD Player;Dry Bar with glassware, dishware, flatware, coffee maker (with gourmet coffee and tea, of course), and mini fridge;Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Private Covered Deck
View of downtown;King Bed appointed in luxurious linenst; HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player;MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player;Comfy chair;Lush Robes and Slippers;Shared bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Shared Sitting area with comfortable seating;Shared Bar area with glassware and mini-fridge.
View of downtown;Memory Foam Twin Beds appointed in luxurious linens; HD Flatscreen TV with cable;MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player;Comfy chair;Lush Robes &amp;amp; Slippers;;Shared bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Shared Sitting area with comfortable seating;Shared Bar area with glassware and mini fridge.
4.8 on July 30, 2014
My husband and I have stayed in bed and breakfasts throughout the state of Texas. We enjoy the solitude and the "home away from home" feeling that you get from them. We stayed at the Gateway on our 12th wedding anniversary in July. I have to say that the Gateway was the best bed and breakfast we have stayed at thus far. From the beginning with Blaise welcoming us right away, I knew it was going to be a good experience. The hospitality is superb, like none of the other places we have been to. The initial room that we chose was upstairs in the main house. Blaise offered us the studio that is separate from the house. It offered more privacy and a more romantic atmosphere for me and my husband. We were given fantastic suggestions for dinner in the surrounding neighborhood and downtown. Now, let me get to the breakfasts. I was blown away by how much attention to detail was put into breakfast for us. Every morning before the main breakfast, we were greeted with delicious "fresh" fruit bowls that were unbelievably good. All of the ingredients for breakfast were from farmers' markets and were fresh every morning. On the final morning, we had venison sausage and French toast for breakfast. It was cooked to perfection. It was so delicious, I had a second helping! I would definitely recommend this b & b to all of my friends and anyone else who is visiting the Austin area for a weekend or anytime! When we go back, I will definitely take a cooking class from Bess. Can't wait to go back.
What a pleasure to have you stay with us for your anniversary. It was truly a joy to have you here with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the privacy, deck and views of the Studio space. We so enjoy cooking breakfast for our guests, it is always wonderful for us when you mention that you enjoyed them. Thank you for taking the time to write. We look forward to welcoming you for the 13th! B&B
4.6 on June 28, 2014
The location is wonderful, just off I-35 and near entertainment and restaurants. My husband and I stayed overnight in The Loft, and found the accommodations welcoming and comfortable. The bed had a Tempurpedic topper, assuring a good night's sleep. Beware the stairs leading to the lofted bed, they are a bit narrow, but if you're able bodied, they shouldn't present a problem. The proprietor was attentive, but not intrusive, and she made us the most wonderful breakfast, served on our private little patio outside our room. My husband and I would most certainly consider staying here the next time we visit Austin.
We were very happy to have you here with us and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for writing a review. We hope to see you again soon!
5 on April 18, 2014
I came to unwind for a few days. From the moment I arrived I felt very welcome. Bess and Blaise are awesome and so attentive to my needs. One day I was relaxing by the pool and a glass of wine seem to magically appear at my side. It was perfect. I stayed in the master suite and I have never slept on a more comfortable bed. The breakfast each morning was a real treat. I'm usually not a breakfast person, but I could not wait to wake up each morning to see what Bess was preparing. The place is very clean. The 3 dogs that live there are the most friendly and well behaved dogs I have every seen. The location of the Gateway Guesthouse is within minutes of just about everything. I will definitely be back and can't wait to share my experience with my friends. Thank you Bess and Blaise for everything. Robin
Hello Robin and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was a true pleasure to have you stay with us and celebrate your birthday. We are so glad you enjoyed our Inn, your room and Austin! Have a great year and we'll look forward to your birthday celebration again next year! B&B
4.8 on April 02, 2014
Exceptional breakfasts; warm, charming and friendly; grounds and pool well kept and relaxing; great having a private deck; and I can't forget 3 wonderful, friendly, well behaved dogs! Great location! Easy walk to SOCO, Rainey St. and if you don't mind a little longer distance it is walkable to downtown. We would highly recommend staying at the Gateway Guesthouse.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We are exceptionally proud of our location and, well, we do love our dogs too! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope you'll be back! All the best, B&B
5 on January 20, 2014
Full disclosure, Blaise and Bess are friends. The entire purpose of our trip was to escape the MN winter, visit Austin for the first time, and to see our old friends. We stayed in the loft. It was a great space decorated with items they found on their trips over the years. I've never experienced such a comfortable bed. Blaise and Bess gave us great suggestions for food and drinks and set up reservations for us for a few nights. While it was a little colder than normal for Austin, it was glorious compared to MN and perfect for evenings in the spa. While the rooms, grounds, and the dogs make for a wonderful experience, breakfast a la Bess is truly AMAZING!! I was so lucky to enjoy it four mornings in a row. I can't wait to go back!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We were thrilled to have you stay with us and are very glad you enjoyed your time in Austin. We hope to see you again very soon. B&B
4.4 on October 08, 2013
From Flattlands travel blog: www.marikaflatt.com/blog -- Like Lady Antebellum sings: “I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown, like you got anywhere better to be…” I had the pleasure of visiting Gateway Guesthouse, perched on a hill in the venerated Travis Heights neighborhood off East Riverside. This boutique B&B showcases a home built in 1919. Much of this historic home has been preserved but much has been modernized, too. Innkeepers Blaise & Bess have put some real heart and soul into this haven, like adding a pool with hot tub and adding freestanding suites out behind the main house. With three guestrooms on the second floor of the main house and three guest quarters out back, they often stay booked up on the weekends. I was able to see the Carriage House, which is a one-bedroom apartment-style space, with a kitchenette, small living room, bathroom and washer/dryer. This was ample space for two, crisp and clean and also boasted a private porch overlooking the pool. Speaking of the pool, the water feature provided a great afternoon backdrop, with the trickling of water; it was the perfect place to read a magazine while sipping on a glass of chardonnay. But, possibly the most impressive highlight of Gateway Guesthouse is Chef Bess’ delightful dishes. Former restaurateur, Chef Bess can whip up a breakfast to remember! We started out with a fresh fruit salad, followed by a puff pastry quiche with crispy potato hash browns. I can see what kept Chef Bess’ customers coming back to her restaurant (which was featured on “Diners, Drive ins & Dives”).
4.4 on May 28, 2013
the bed was very comfortable, access and location were ideal. Food was creative and well above expectations. The pool and landscaping were a great plus as well as the parking. We will be back.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again!
5 on March 28, 2013
We stayed the weekend of March 23, 24 2013. The Inn is well maintained and friendly. Located in the South Central neighborhood, it is convenient ot great restaurants and clubs. A short drive to downtown. Breakfast was super.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind review and we'll hope to see you again very soon!
5 on March 20, 2013
LOVED THIS PLACE! I could not ask for another great place to stay!
What a wonderful thing to say. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you again.
5 on February 25, 2013
I have stayed in SEVERAL bed and breakfasts over the years and this is the best yet. Delicious food served in a creative setting. The hosts,Bess and Blaise,are welcoming, kind, and eager to please. We had our privacy when we wanted it and great companionship with the other guests when wanted. Our cottage guesthouse was just what we needed for the three of us. A warm welcome basket of nuts, chocolates, and special bottled water. Our beds were very comfortable. The Gateway B &B is within walking distance of great shopping and wonderful restaurants. If you are not into walking that much a cabby costs just six dollars. This is a classy B&B! We are already looking forward to going back next year to celebrate our birthday weekend at the Gateway Guesthouse in 2014!! Thanks to Bess and Blaise for the wonderful memories! See you next year! Deborah from Nashville, Tennessee
Deborah, you and the ladies where a complete joy to have here with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your getaway and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! B&B
Airport, City, Downtown
AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 9 miles
71/Ben White West 35 North Riverside Exit Left (West) on Riverside 2nd light, Left (South) on Travis Height Blvd House on corner, on left
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Music Clubs, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa
BBQ grill, Board games, Library, Spa , iPod/iPhone Players, Swimming Pool
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, SOCO Day and Nightlife, Downtown Day and Nightlife, East Side Heat!, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Bess Giannakakis & Blaise Bahara
1 Cat , 2 Dogs