ELEGANT CRAFTSMEN HOME, SPECIAL AUG/SEPT $3800 (2 MOS.)

Charla Hathaway

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ELEGANT CRAFTSMEN HOME, SPECIAL AUG/SEPT $3800 (2 MOS.)

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2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Charla Hathaway

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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 and satisfying. My passion is teaching consent and choice which translate to erotic self-awareness, self-responsibility, and ultimately, self-expression.

Charla Hathaway purchased this cottage in 2000

Creekside Cottage is in quiet, distinguished and friendly neighborhood in the heart of Old Austin within blocks of South Congress and bustling downtown Austin.

Having bedrooms both upstairs and downstairs (each with private bath) give more separation and feeling of privacy. The vintage cottage is full of light, clean, well laid out, uniquely decorated, and feels spacious for a smaller home.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.9
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Elegant craftsmen home, special Aug/Sept $3800 (2 mos.)
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Elegant craftsmen home, special Aug/Sept $3800 (2 mos.)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266492
+1 5126265037
Austin Austin area
5

COMFORTABLE, UNUSUAL SOCO STAY

  • 5 of 5
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. :)
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant craftsmen home, special Aug/Sept $3800 (2 mos.)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266492
+1 5126265037
Austin Austin area
5

BEST LOCATION/CHAMING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant craftsmen home, special Aug/Sept $3800 (2 mos.)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266492
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Austin Austin area
Lafayette, LA
5

PERFECT LOCATION TO HANG OUT IN SOCO AUSTIN TX

  • 5 of 5
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!!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant craftsmen home, special Aug/Sept $3800 (2 mos.)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266492
+1 5126265037
Austin Austin area
5

STONES & SERENITY

Stones & Serenity
  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant craftsmen home, special Aug/Sept $3800 (2 mos.)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266492
+1 5126265037
Austin Austin area
Austin
5

LOVELY, COZY HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
Charla's comfy house is an absolute refuge nestled in the trees by the river near the coolest part of Austin! South Congress!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant craftsmen home, special Aug/Sept $3800 (2 mos.)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266492
+1 5126265037
Austin Austin area
Rockwall, Texas
4

AUSTIN COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
We stayed for a week in this lovely cottage and Loved it. The patio was my favorate place to drink coffee every morning.We did not like the beds, they were not to our liking but over all it was a good time. We were able to cook big meals and enjoy our family that lives in the Austin area. It was not a place for children at all. No TV and the only tapes that was there were all sex related. I felt very dirty the whole time and would not go back. BUT having said that, the place was in a wonderful area of Austin, close to everything Austin. We took long walks and fell in love with the neighborhood. For grown-ups this might be just the right place. The style of the house is charming. It has everything you need and then some.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I have a new flat screen television. Besides being an author and speaker on sexual wellness and wisdom, I have produced a video, "How Intimacy Works", which is in a closed bookcase with other sex positive educational videos.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin
Nearest Restaurant
Enoteca, Vespeo, Magnolias, Snack Bar, S Cong cafe
Car: not necessary

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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Availability & Rates

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50% deposit holds the reservation, balance due one month in advance.
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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , stain glass window
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Downstairs Bathroom has terra cotta tile, stain glass window to patio, and a handcrafted, backlit leaded glass mirror cabinet. The Upstairs Bathroom has a sit down shower (slanted ceiling) and a double sink with lots of counter and a large mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master upstairs - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress
    LR futon/single - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Downstairs Patio Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 double/ 2 single
  • The Master bedroom (upstairs), luxuriously decorated, has a sitting/reading area and a walk-in closet. The full bath with tub and shower included a double sink and large counter space and mirror. Because of the two levels this upstairs room feels very private. The full size washer and dryer are located on the second level. The Patio Bedroom (downstairs) has with a double futon bed and a single portable inflatable bed (can be moved anywhere) and closet. The double French doors and windows provide lots of light. Walk out onto the private patio and enjoy your coffee on a lounge chair or at the patio table under several 70 foot pecan trees. An owl lives in the upper holes. The L-shape living room couch has a comfortable single futon mattress and easy storage space during the day for any bedding. there is a second inflatable twin bed with linens available.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Piano
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Attractions nearby: Just 5 minutes from Downtown (4th and 6th Street entertainment districts) and the Capitol (tours), 10 minutes from the airport and the University of Texas campus (museums), one-hour to San Antonio (the Alamo), one-hour to Sea World and Schlitterbaun Water Park, 45 minutes to San Marcos and the Guadalupe River for tubing, 45 minutes to New Braunsfel's famous Greune Dance Hall. Close to the Texas Hill Country, lakes, rivers, hiking, cycling, wineries, music and film festivals. The quiet dignity of this neighborhood is genuinely friendly and respectful. The main traffic on my street is walkers, joggers and strollers--all going to Stacey Park. Tennis courts are one block away. The free, heated community 30-meter swimming pool is open year around. South Congress, a 10 min. walk, is what keeps Austin unique--buzzing with activity. Walk to Amy's ice cream, Jo's Coffee, Home Slice Pizza, and the Continental Club. Old cars, motorcycles, and festivals mark each weekend.
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