|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The cozy Travis Heights home is a short, five-block walk to historic South Congress Avenue with an eclectic mix of fine restaurants, music venues, vintage (clothing) shops, and unique culture of street vendors, musicians & artists..and my favorites, Jo's Coffee, Amy's ice cream, and Guero's Tex/Mex.
The 1930's stone cottage, nestled under towering Pecans and Live Oak trees in a historic neighborhood, is 'Old Austin at its finest.' Catch the Congress Ave bus to watch the bats fly from the bridge, or browse Downtown's 2nd, 4th and 6th Street's music/night life districts.
The Travis Heights home is beautifully decorated and landscaped, modern everything, new central air/heat, washer/dryer, shaded-gated patio and off street parking. The upstairs Tree House Bedroom has a queen Tempurpedic, sitting area and private bath. The downstairs Patio Bedroom has a double futon bed and twin, full bath, and french doors opening to a private patio. The LR has a comfortable single futon bed/couch.
The cottage is one block from Stacey Park hike and bike trails, tennis courts, children’s playground, and free heated swimming pool. I include two bikes and tennis rackets. Stay in the heartbeat of what makes Austin unique and loved by so many--experience its romance, grace, & excitement.
The front door has no steps and is wheel chair assessable. There's no car traffic on Pecan Grove, just foot and stroller traffic to Stacey park.
You're within a half mile of Town Lake, bordered by 10 miles of hike/bike trails, where you can find kayaking, sculling, and canoeing for rent. Catch (from April to Oct) the largest urban bat population flying at dusk at the Congress Street Bridge. Walk across the bridge to enter the new Second Street restaurants & shopping area, or the nightlife in the Warehouse 4th Street or the younger Sixth Street (Old Pecan Street) Districts. Lots of pedi-cabs and horse carriages. Also enjoy swimming in Deep Eddy & the Barton Springs natural spring-fed pools--where Austin stays cool.
I'm an intimacy and relationship author, coach and workshop leader. I help folks learn new ways to talk, touch and play that feel safe, satisfying and sexy. I teach consent and choice which grows erotic self-awareness, responsibility, and expression.
Charla Hathaway purchased this cottage in 2000
Creekside Cottage is in quiet, distinguished neighborhood in the heart of Old Austin within blocks of South Congress and Downtown. The home borders a walk bridge on a dead-end street; no cars, just walkers on their way to the park.
Having bedrooms on two levels, up and downstairs (each with their own bathroom), gives privacy. The 1930's vintage stone cottage is full of light, charm, efficient use of space, and shaded by stately pecan trees.
We chose Charla's duplex because of its proximity to the ACL music festival and the fact the she allowed us to bring our pups. Our stay was very comfortable and Charla was very prompt in answering any questions or requests we had of her. In addition to how welcoming and clean the house was when we arrived, it was also a walkable distance to the shops and restaurants on Congress Ave! I totally recommend this rental property.
Charla was so extremely helpful with every aspect of our trip from beginning to end!
We were traveling with 5 ladies for a bachelorette trip; it was all of our first time to Austin.
This house fit us perfectly. All of us slept comfortably - 2 in the upstairs bedroom, 2 on the futon in the downstairs bedroom, and 1 on the couch.
We walked everywhere - the neighborhood is adorable and felt very safe.
The fridge was stocked with healthy goodies that we really enjoyed and we were so thankful for the coffee every morning.
The sexual material in the house was educational and refreshing! It may not be the best for younger kids- but we loved learning new tips and did not feel uncomfortable from it at all.
Coming home to this house at the end of a busy day exploring a new city felt great- like we were coming home, not to a hotel, but a cozy, comfortable haven!
Thank you Charla for making our trip to Austin possible and wonderful :)
I picked Charla’s lovely duplex cottage based on the convenient location, the quiet she promised (it was indeed quiet!), and because she generously allowed my cat to come with me. I’m a mid-20’s professional who values practical efficiency (speedy internet, basic kitchen needs, and A/C), yet also desires a cozier home away from home, something more private, charming, and unique than corporate housing. Charla’s place fit the bill for the two and a half hot summer months I spent working in Austin. The educational sexual material others may have been offended by, I found fascinating and even helpful!
The space felt open, neat, and homey. Charla was delightful, fair, communicative, and very helpful with anything I needed. The only things I’d mention renter-to-renter that could be a problem for some (and that aren’t obvious from the pictures) are these: the upstairs bathroom and the lack of doors.
The pictures displayed are indeed accurate, but there is no photo of the upstairs bathroom, which has the sit-down shower/tub directly under a low-sloped ceiling--meaning you have to literally sit in the tub. I wouldn’t suggest counting on a normal 2 full baths, as it practically feels like 1.5. Also, the central A/C works well downstairs, but for the upstairs bedroom a window unit is necessary and provided.
Charla has taken out ALL the interior doors in the house but for the one separating the downstairs bedroom from the hallway, hanging up curtains in the rest of the doorways. (The downstairs bathroom would be an exception with an accordion-style sliding “door”.) While this makes for a very open energy flow, it could be a problem if groups wanted more privacy. I find this unusual and worth noting, though it was never a problem for my needs, and the curtains add a certain charm.
I’d recommend this place to singles, to a couple, and to the open-minded curious. :)
Great and comfortable cottage, perfect for ACL. Walking and Biking Distance to SoCo, ACL. Quiet neighborhood. Owner was amazing and very helpful every step of the way. Highly recc"d.
We had a great time in Austin. The house was great! It was very clean, neat and organized. The neighbors are all very friendly. It was a short 5 block walk to South Congress, where there was some great street vendors, restaurants and shops. We will be back!!
Our family of four loved Creekside Cottage! It was really hard to leave. We actually wrote down decorating and other ideas for use in our regular home. The house is warm, open and inviting with lovely nooks and crannies to give a feeling of a spacious retreat. We loved the patio, too. The property was spotless, everything worked perfectly and Charla is a pleasure to work with as well.
The house is in a great family neighborhood, a short drive or about a 10 -15 minute walk to South Congress Street with all it has to offer. About two blocks away is a great park with tennis courts and other amenities. We hope to be back soon.
We loved the thrift stores and funky shops on South Congress. We ate great food at Guero's, Snack Bar, Home Slice and the food trucks. Austin was incredibly cool but in friendly homey way. We loved seeing Harry Potter at the Alamo Drafthouse.
It was a great place to be in Austin.
Attractions nearby: Just 5 minutes by car (pedi-cab available) from Downtown's 2nd, 4th, and 6th Street night life districts, Capitol building (tours), 12 minutes from the airport and the University of Texas campus (Blankton Museums), one-hour to San Antonio (Alamo), one-hour to Sea World and Schlitterbaun Water Parks, 45 minutes to San Marcos and Guadalupe River tubing, 45 minutes to New Braunsfel's famous Greune Dance Hall. One hour to the Texas Hill Country, lakes, rivers, hiking, cycling, wineries, music and film festivals.
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