I am a long time resident of Austin. I earned a few degrees at UT many years ago. Some of my interests include gardening, meditation, film and film making, swing dance, biking, hiking and finding ways to leave a smaller footprint on the planet. I have a small dog, Diego, who is sweet, energetic and very friendly. If you don't care for dogs close up, this may not be the best option for you, UNLESS you are renting the entire house.
During the week, the two front rooms of the house are treatment rooms and I offer Oriental Medicine: acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and Asian bodywork therapy. One room is easily converted into a bedroom with a new double futon.
If you're interested in quality professional massage, acupuncture & or herbal therapy, it may be possible to arrange this "in house" with a little advance notice.
Austin offers many fun and unique things to do year round. Some events, like ACL, Formula One and SXSW, leave many folks with few places to stay as hotels tend to book up. You might prefer staying in a quiet, home environment and save a little money cooking some of your meals with more space, privacy and lounging space.