Even in a fantastic town like Austin many travelers sometimes have difficulty finding a place where they can feel safe and openly be themselves.    

Trans people, non-binary gender, people of color, immigrant communities, religious minority communities, gay and lesbian and bi people.  The list is long.

We are a gay couple, together 35 years.  Both Texas natives.

We offer a refuge for theLGBTQ+ community.   A gay-affirming space is the primary goal, but we also hope to extend the same welcome to all who sometimes face  lodging discrimination.

No hiding.  No shame.  No hassle.  Only respect.  And cute lil guest soaps.

Nightly, weekly, monthly, or long term.

Why Rainbow Bat?  The bat has long been associated with Austin.  Millions of them come here every season to live under the South Congress Bridge, then migrate home again.   And the rainbow for, well, it's a rainbow.

***Gay Friendly Furnished Lodging Austin Texas***

Extended Stay * LGBTQ Friendly Short Term Housing and Rentals * Gay Friendly Vacation Rentals



4 properties  

3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 4-7
Allows pets Downtown
Cottage and Modern Guest House. 20 feet apart. Combined rental. Fantastic central Austin location. Heart of Clarksville neighborhood.

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2 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 2-4
Allows pets Internet Downtown
Fully restored classic 1940s Clarksville cottage. Tons of charm, great light. Wonderful outdoor space. In absolutely excellent location. Clarksville is a gorgeous historic area adjacent to downtown. Grocery, coffee, and excellent restaurants a block away on West Lynn. Downtown in five minutes. Countless neighborhood restaurants, nightlife, etc. High speed electric vehicle charger, offstreet parking.

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1 Bath • Sleeps 4
Allows pets Internet Downtown
Both originally from Texas, Phil and I met in 1988.  Been together ever since.  Relocated a lot for work, but eventually found our way back to Texas. Austin specifically.  
In the early 90s we sold our Jeep CJ5 and used that money as a down payment on a house together.  It came with a small rental apartment attached.  We've been providing lodging ever since.
We traveled a lot for work.  We found that same sex couples were not always welcome, even in supposedly open-minded places.  We found just to avoid hassle we sometimes found ourselves hiding our true selves.   As a Navy spouse I actually had to pretend to be of the opposite gender in communications when Phil was overseas, back in the days of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
I'd like to think we've come a long way since then.  And in many ways we have.  But still it's nice to stay where you aren't just tolerated - you're welcomed and affirmed.

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4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Sleeps 4-6
Allows pets Internet Downtown

Gorgeous custom built home on corner lot in fantastic Zilker neighborhood. Easy access to downtown, blocks from the restaurants and entertainment districts on South Lamar, South First Street, and South Congress. But very peaceful as well.

Excellent layout. Open floorplan downstairs including master bedroom. Second living room and office upstairs. Ideal for work/live space.

Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger.

Great fenced yard and outside patio (perfect for morning coffee and sunset cocktails).

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