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Beautiful Stone Cottage with Quality Furnishings at U.T. and Downtown


Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Beautiful Stone Cottage with Quality Furnishings at U.T. and Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Porch & Deck, Privacy & Quiet, Exemplary Schools

Location, Location, Location. If you like paying a very reasonable price for the choicest real estate with classical architecture, quality furnishings and quiet in the heart of urban Austin, you've found the right place.

Just a few minutes from UT and downtown, and walking distance to Seton Hospital and Austin's most popular restaurants, this charming cottage sits in the coveted, quiet, and safe Brykerwoods/Old West Austin area. On the National Register of Historic Places, The American Planning Association selected the Old West Austin Historic District as one of the USA's ten greatest neighborhoods in 2007.

*100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters.

*2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds. 3rd bedroom is private with two twins.

*Dining table and buffet of Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered lumber in the world. Wood floors and blinds.

*Two High Definition TV's. Free Wi-Fi and Standard Cable.

*Full kitchen.

*6 ft privacy fence. Huge deck.

*Off street parking off the alley behind the property.

*Les Paul and Antone's memorabilia. Vintage books.

*Stamped Chinese art. Handcarved chairs.

Uniqueness: Very reasonable price for some of Austin's most expensive real estate offering quiet despite immediate proximity to downtown and UT. This house is replete with items you won't find elsewhere including a splendid Brazilian Rosewood dining room table and buffet, stone masonry and original hardwood floors with no carpet anywhere, wooden blinds instead of miniblinds or fabric on windows, Les Paul and Antone's memorabilia, handcarved Mexican chairs, a large collection of eclectic hardback books.

More Uniqueness: The separated and private third bedroom/bathroom doubles as a Man Cave, nanny space, or quiet place to rest, watch tv, or work independently from others and it has its own 22' Vizio HDTV. Teenagers and grandkids love this private space, too.

Real Estate Value and Exemplary Schools: The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Austin's top public schools including Brykerwoods Elementary, O'Henry Middle School and Austin High School.

Please note: A short term rental accepts stays of less than 30 nights. Stays at this property are 30 nights or longer. This property is not a short term rental.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deirdre (Owner)
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About Deirdre

In 1994 I bought my first historical home in Austin and have enjoyed being a landlord for over ten years. Separately, having used an imperfect diet instead of chemotherapy to reverse my own disabling disease, my other career objective is to use over two decades as a Registered Dietitian to bring the healing power of food to others. As featured speaker for radio and TV, medical professionals, universities and corporations, I have authored a book that sells in twelve countries and is a best seller at Amazon. A documentary of my recovery, “The Incurables”, also airs internationally on Veria TV.

Deirdre purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Deirdre chose Austin

I own several 1930's cottages in old Austin, all of them in National Historical Register areas. For two years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. With no bars and no nightly commercial activity, this neighborhood is exceptionally quiet and safe. Having spent two years in Europe I learned to value immediate proximity to cultural activities, quality materials, and classic design over square footage. Beautiful cottages like this one became the natural fit for me. Take a look at the map provided to confirm why the cottage sits among the most expensive real estate areas in Austin. I hope you'll enjoy my enchanting cottage as much as I did while living in it.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful historical stone cottage with embedded fossils at the front door entrance. Very quiet neighborhood with immediate access to Mopac/Loop 1 and Austin's best intellectual, collegiate, music and state government activities. Unique furnishings including Les Paul memorabilia plus a dining table and buffet made from gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered (and now protected) lumber of all time. Comfort ensured on quality mattresses and linens made from 100% cotton. Large screened in back porch and deck for outdoor enjoyment. Off street parking. Separated and private space for rest, independent work, relaxation. Access to Austin's top public schools.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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based on 18 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Stone Cottage with Quality Furnishings at U.T. and Downtown
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

My Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5

Over the last two years I've had the good fortune to stay at this stone cottage for several month long visits. The cottage is on a nice street with many fine houses but if you were asked to pick the one you'd most like to stay in based on charm, the choice is easy. How often do you get to rent a place that makes you proud and happy to stay in?

Each time I arrived at this property I knew just what to expect, a home that is perfectly clean, inviting, and comfortable. This house is one of the last unmolested homes in an old neighborhood and the owner has done everything possible to keep this little house in perfect condition.

And speaking of the owner, you'll meet no better host than Deirdre. She is the sort of person that has made Austin famous. It's her dedication that has made her property special, and it's her graciousness that will make your visit effortless.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We all work and work, then hope our work will achieve the desired outcome. Your review means the world to me. Thank you, Charles.
Amsterdam, Holland

7 Weeks in the Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL summer on 37th St. The neighborhood was nice and quiet for work during the day and for me to do my reading and writing assignments in the evenings, after the baby was in bed. Before or after dinner, we would often head out on the bikes to find a new neighborhood pool to enjoy. I'd forgotten how simply nice life in Texas can be. All those silly people complaining about the heat.....when you've got great city parks and pools just a short bike ride away....And great shade trees to enjoy breakfast and lunch under out on the deck. We loved it. And it was such a pleasure to look up from my book or notebook to see a lovely house. I can't imagine we would have been as comfortable or felt as at home anywhere else. Thank you so much for all the work you put into the place so that we could have such an enjoyable time there. Give our thanks to Jim and Curly, for all their help. They made us feel like we had wonderful neighbors, as if we had lived there for years.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was honored to have European guests choose my property for a seven week stay, and am grateful to hear that they went home with very good memories. Thank you!

Nicely Kept & Central as it Gets

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our small family to stay during a renovation in Austin. We loved walking to Kerbey Lane and Brick Oven and some of our old haunts. The cottage is classic old Austin and very well kept and clean. The beds are great and linens nice and white and clean. It was smooth getting set up and suited our busy life in Austin. We appreciated the little details like dropping by some movies and it was fun to drink a glass of wine and relax in the evening. Make sure to walk the neighborhood often if you stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being lovely guests and for taking the time to post a thoughtful review!

An Austin original!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cottage is a well-maintained gem located conveniently in Central Austin, just a few minutes from downtown. As locals, living in Austin for roughly 16 years with 2 teenagers and 2 cats, we were ecstatic to find this 2/1 furnished rental when our house took longer to build than expected. The property was exactly as expected from the description and photos. Original hardwood floors, mid-century style furniture, comfortable beds with luxurious linens and towels made it feel like a vacation and exemplified everything we love about Austin. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed from appliances to dishes, cookware, etc. Washer/dryer was a must have with 2 kids and didn't disappoint, being very easy to use and SO convenient. Lovely covered dining area in the backyard and relaxing deck with beautiful outdoor lights in a quiet neighborhood. We also rented the 1/1 studio just off the back deck to ensure that our two teenagers had separate spaces, critical when one is an avid gamer. Very cute space with twin bed, dresser and private bath.

The property location was also close to one of our favorite swimming pools, Ramsey Park, making it easy to entertain the kids. Several restaurants within walking distance and even more within a short drive. Close to Central Market, UT, as well as both Mopac and IH35, yet quiet and family-oriented area. Friendly neighbors, ample parking and great value for the price. I might have to start taking local vacations more often!

The Property owner is first class all around and bent over backwards to ensure our stay was everything we expected and more. Prior to us, she admitted she hadn't rented to anyone with cats but was willing to take a chance, not something everyone is willing to do. She was a lifesaver and the utmost professional. I would highly recommend this property to anyone from a visiting tourist to a local, including families, as it easily meets the needs of a wide variety of potential patrons. We ended up staying about 7 weeks before our house was move-in ready and we couldn't have found a better option. Highly, highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing the most generously detailed review ever received, Cindy. And above all, thank you for being terrific guests. Wishing you and yours many happy years in your new home.


  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! I was honestly a little nervous since I had not used Homeaway before but the house was exactly as described. Everything was so very clean and extraordinarily well-maintained not to mentioned comfortable! The location was great (just a few miles away from downtown) and it had all the amenities that I needed to get started on my month long stay. Deirdre is such an amazing person and I feel honored to have met her! She couldn't have been more helpful and was always there if we need her. I highly recommend this house to everyone and will definitely be staying here during my future trips to Austin. Check out the Salty Sow (my favorite restaurant in Austin) and If you are on the east side at any point try out Justine’s Brasserie (french restaurant) and The East Side Showroom (restaurant and bar).

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'll always remember you by the neighborhood animals you befriended with your kind spirit, Niki. Thank you for being terrific guests.
Longmont colorado

Awesome in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property with superb location in a charming vintage neighborhood with trees, birds and a breeze. The stone cottage was a fun, unique home that was perfect for our family and dogs. We were centrally located to all the Austin hotspots and enjoyed some of the best, most reasonably priced food in the country. The owner is a joy and makes the AUSTIN experience so much more personal.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: not necessary

Walk to Austin culinary institution, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe (open 24/7 for 30 years), Pasta & Co. (Austin's only fresh pasta manufacturer), Teo's Gelato (voted Top Ten in the USA), Austin Pizza (voted #1 for several years), Olive and June (Austin's youngest five star chef), Russell's Bakery and Coffee Bar, the Santa Rita Cantina (voted #1 for salsa), Uchiko, Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, multiple bus stops, Car2Go, bike rentals, the flagship Central Market, Randall's Grocery/Starbucks, Seton and Heart hospitals, banks, clothiers, flower shops, dry cleaners.

Driving or biking it's 5-10 minutes to UT, downtown, Austin's most popular parks for hiking and biking, the world flagship Whole Foods Market, the Texas capitol, museums, shopping boutiques, music venues, local eateries, taverns.


Rates & Availability

From $3,695 Per month

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125.00
Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Notes Rent is $3695/30 nights for 1-2 occupants and $3895/30 nights for 3-4 occupants.
Rent may be higher during October, November, March.
Check and wire transfer payments do not incur the 3% fee added to all PayPal and CC payments.
If approved, pets apply towards total occupancy and may incur other additional charges, too.
No tax on stays of 30 or more nights.
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Cancellation Policy

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Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge original cast iron tub also offers rain shower head.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • I insist on the highest quality materials for bathroom towels, hardware, toilet, showers. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, rain shower head in the cottage, the original cast iron tub in the cottage, hair dryer, and a pressure-assisted elongated toilet in the cottage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle with memory foam mattresses
  • I insist on the finest sleeping experience. The two queen-sized beds include 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets, all on pillow top chiropractor-brand mattresses. The two twins in the third bedroom are topped by two inches of memory foam, sheets are 300 thread count, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Time Warner's Cable TV and WiFi are provided at no extra charge. An iPod docking station is provided so that you can listen to your own music library on an iPod/iPhone/iTouch or your own CD player or MP3 player. In the kitchen, basic cooking utensils including a cast iron skillet, wok, small convection oven, Braun coffee/tea maker, French Press coffee/tea maker, cooking utensils, some knives, toaster, scissors, measuring cups and spoons, colander, can opener, baking pans, serving dish. China and melamine (nonbreakable for children) plates, flatware, glasses, wine glasses, and coffee mugs are also provided. Hair dryer, ironing board and iron are provided. Protect your car with off street parking for one car in the space provided off the alley behind the cottage.

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