LUXURY COTTAGE IN PRESTIGIOUS NATL REGISTER NEIGHBORHOOD AT U.T. & DOWNTOWN

Deirdre

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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LUXURY COTTAGE IN PRESTIGIOUS NATL REGISTER NEIGHBORHOOD AT U.T. & DOWNTOWN

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Spacious 2/1, Luxe Furnishings, Fenced and Gated Yard, Exemplary Schools & Value

Directly adjacent to the University of Texas and downtown, this luxury cottage sits in the coveted, quiet and safe Pemberton Heights. On the National Register of Historic Places, Pemberton Heights was named by Town & Country Magazine as a USA Top 25 Platinum Address.

But it's not just the premium realty that make this cottage a rare find and outstanding value for a rental. Fine furnishings abound. Luxury details include Dresden and crystal chandeliers, Jonathan Adler and custom furniture, an antique Venetian mirror, solid wood plantation shutters in every room, a dated Audubon print, beautiful oil paintings, Frette and Restoration Hardware linens, Beautyrest Simmons mattresses, Le Creuset cookware, an antique Eastlake bedroom set.

In addition to the University of Texas and downtown, you can walk to Seton and Heart Hospitals, Austin culinary institution 'Kerbey Lane Cafe' (open 24/7), East Side King by Paul Qui (winner of America's Top Chef), Pasta & Co. (Austin's only fresh pasta maker), Teo's Gelato and Italian coffee (selected #1 Gelato in the USA), Pease Park, grocery stores, salons, clothiers, shops, dry cleaners, and banks.

*Linens are 100% cotton, Frette, Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware.

*Dresden chandelier. Venetian mirror. Eastlake and Jonathan Adler furniture. Fine antiques.

*A spacious 1350 square feet. Beautiful plantation shutters and original hardwood floors throughout.

*Stainless steel gas appliances. Le Creuset cookware.

*Gated yard for privacy and off street parking.

*Front loading washer and dryer. Free WiFi.

Uniqueness: Without a single apartment complex or condominium high rise, and no bars, a prized detail about this urban neighborhood is its freedom from the explosive development and population density found in other areas of Austin.

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 Casis Elementary, O'Henry Middle School and Austin High School.

Come and enjoy the finest Austin has to offer, and furnishings that are anything but typical for rental properties, at a reasonable price.

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Thanks for looking!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deirdre (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Deirdre

Deirdre Earls graduated with Cum Laude honors in Scientific Nutrition and her healthcare career spans nearly thirty years. Having used an imperfect diet instead of chemotherapy to reverse her own disease, now her objective is to use over two decades as a Registered Dietitian to bring the healing power of food to others. A featured speaker for radio and TV, medical professionals, universities and corporations, Deirdre has authored four books selling in a dozen countries. A TV documentary of her recovery, “The Incurables”, airs worldwide. Her private consultations, lectures, and books including 'Your Healing Diet Austin' are designed to help others implement a healing diet anytime and anywhere on the path to remarkable results.

Deirdre purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Deirdre chose Austin

On the National Register of Historic Places, it's not just the location that makes a stay at this property a real value. Fine furnishings you'll very rarely find in rental properties abound. Details include Dresden and crystal chandeliers, Jonathan Adler and custom furniture, a Venetian mirror, beautiful oil paintings, Frette Linens and Beautyrest Simmons mattresses, a large original Audubon print, Le Creuset cookware, plantation shutters in every room, an antique Eastlake bedroom set.

This property is a perfect fit for an individual or small group wanting immediate access to the University of Texas and Austin's best intellectual, sport, government, food, hospital, music and art activity. It's a perfect fit for someone who places more value on craftsmanship, books and lovely parks than on big screen televisions, corporate housing decor and lazy boys. It's a good fit for one who understands why premium real estate is priced at a premium.

Walk to the University of Texas, Downtown, Seton and Heart Hospitals. Or walk to Austin's most popular restaurants including the iconic Original Kerbey Lane Cafe (open 24 hours every day), East Side King by Paul Qui (winner of America's Top Chef), Pasta & Co. (Austin's only fresh pasta manufacturer), Teo's Gelato and Italian Coffee (voted Top Ten in the USA), Austin Pizza (voted #1), Olive & June (Austin's youngest five star chef), the Santa Rita Cantina (voted #1 for salsa).

You can also walk to Austin's oldest and most tranquil park, Pease Park, and the Hike and Bike Trail. Walk to the flagship Central Market, banks, clothiers, flower shops, dry cleaners. You're also five minutes away from Whole Foods Market world flagship grocery store.

What makes this cottage unique

Prestigious real estate at a reasonable price. Spaciousness for a historical two bedroom cottage with 1350 square feet and high comfort. Immediate proximity to UT's cultural and sports events & downtown. Plantation shutters and original hardwood floors throughout. National Register Historic status. Access to Austin's best public schools including Casis Elementary, O Henry Middle School, Austin High. Walking distance to Austin's most popular restaurants, Pease Park, Seton Hospital and The Heart Hospital. Quiet and lower population density given there are no apartment complexes nor condominiums in this neighborhood. Five minutes to downtown and flagships for Whole Foods Market and Central Market.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We slept wonderfully. LOVE the picture perfect neighborhood. You are a terrific host and if there's ever a house in your neighborhood up for sale, let us know!
Feb 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Luxury Cottage in Prestigious Natl Register Neighborhood at U.T. & Downtown
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
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Luxury Cottage in Prestigious Natl Register Neighborhood at U.T. & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3470406
+1 512 351-1679
Austin Austin area
5

My favorite place to stay

  • 5 of 5
I recently stayed in this home with my two teenaged sons and we had a great time. Over the years I have stayed at several of Deirdre's properties and have always found the experience to be excellent. Out of the three homes which she offers for use I found this one to be the most tastefully appointed and comfortable.
I really can't say enough about the condition of this home, it is charmingly cozy, wonderfully clean, and convenient to almost anything you might want to do in Austin. What this house isn't is a cookie cutter suburban home that's "nice" but sterile. No, this house feels like a home. Yes the floors might squeak and maybe it's not perfectly level in every spot. But that's what makes it comfortable, it is the sort of place which causes you to think "wow, I could really see myself living here, this feels like home".
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You pointed out precisely what I love most about this historical home. Thank you, Charles, and please come back soon.
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Luxury Cottage in Prestigious Natl Register Neighborhood at U.T. & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3470406
+1 512 351-1679
Austin Austin area
5

It was like been in our home!

  • 5 of 5
I traveled to Austin with my wife and son ( 17 ) to visit other of my sons that is studeing in UT. We stayed a week at the property. It was our first time in a rental property vs staying in a hotel.
It was more than great, we used every thing , the refrigerator, ice maker, laundry, dryer, dishwasher, stove, AC , wifi, all worked ok , no problem with anything. The neigborhood , all quiet beutiful houses, just 5 min by walk of a great park through which you can walk to the lake. Wholefoods store just 5 minutes drive, 3 minutes fro UT. A lot of restaurants pretty close. Very secure .
Deirdre was there when we arrived, she showed us how the house operate, we felt very comfortable and confident whit her. When I had some doubts about something, I just called her and she answered at the first call.
We had the oportunity of leaving out without being rushed. A couple of days later , my son that is living in Austin received the deposit back.
I´m sure , the next time I will travel to Austin, I´ll look for Dierdre and her beutiful an comfortable house.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Especially because it was your very first time to stay in a home instead of a hotel, plus you were visiting from another country, I really appreciate that you took a chance on staying at my property. I'm sure the newness of it all must have been at least a little scary and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you, Patricio, for taking the time to write your thoughtful review and for being lovely guests, and please come back again soon.
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Luxury Cottage in Prestigious Natl Register Neighborhood at U.T. & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3470406
+1 512 351-1679
Austin Austin area
5

Impeccably clean, bright, comfortable and charming

  • 5 of 5
I would, and doubtless WILL if it is available, recommend this property to relatives and friends visiting Austin. It is impeccably clean, bright and airy, comfortable and charming. The beds are luxuriously comfortable and the shower has great hot water. The price is very reasonable. The owner provides every amenity, including top quality cooking pans and utensils, lovely glassware and dishes, washer and dryer, - and the owner remains available for questions if any should arise. I texted Deirdre one evening to ask about neighborhood breakfast options before an early meeting the next day. She not only recommended a great restaurant, but also gave me "local knowledge" shortcuts that made my morning commute easier. The location of this home is desirable because the neighborhood is surprisingly quiet while major roads nearby helped me either avoid or alleviate (depending upon time of day) some of Austin's worst traffic issues getting into and out of downtown.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lucky me. Not only were you the perfect guest but through having you here, I've met a neighbor and made a new friend, too. I'm honored you chose to stay here while having work done on your beautiful home. Thank you so much, Darci.
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Luxury Cottage in Prestigious Natl Register Neighborhood at U.T. & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3470406
+1 512 351-1679
Austin Austin area
Austin, TX
5

Beautifully furnished, centrally located home

  • 5 of 5
This is a real gem in the heart of central Austin. It is close to absolutely everything, but is tucked away in a residential neighborhood. The owner has outfitted her house with lovely, thoughtfully chosen objects, giving it a very elegant but personal feel. The kitchen has absolutely everything one needs to cook real meals, the beds are incredibly comfortable, and the house is quiet in spite of being close to the west highway entrance. I stayed here to focus on a writing project, and found it be the perfect place to concentrate on work but also relax when the work was done. I'm so glad I found this charming hideaway!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am honored that as an art history professor you selected my home to finish your next book. I can't wait to get my own copy! Thank you so much for being the perfect guest, Kim.
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Luxury Cottage in Prestigious Natl Register Neighborhood at U.T. & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3470406
+1 512 351-1679
Austin Austin area
Laredo, Texas
5

Perfect Family Spot

  • 5 of 5
We had an extended stay in this chic, eclectic cottage that included Thanksgiving holidays. With my daughter, son and grandchild we prepared a big, traditional Thanksgiving meal including all the works. The kitchen has terrific cookware and the gas oven/stove reminds me of my childhood because I've cooked on electric for so many years. I love the way Deirdre decorates this home. We enjoyed many walks through this beautiful, historical neighborhood. All four of us were very comfortable. There was plenty of hot water for all of us to shower and the towels were nice quality, too. Despite proximity to Mopac, a main highway, this house was surprisingly quiet. Thinking of this house brings us all good memories and we hope to come back for other holidays.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It means a lot to me that this home enhanced your family's Thanksgiving. Thank you for being perfect guests and please come back soon.
business
Luxury Cottage in Prestigious Natl Register Neighborhood at U.T. & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3470406
+1 512 351-1679
Austin Austin area
2

2 star lodging at 4 star pricing

  • 2 of 5
This house offers 2 star lodgings at 4 star pricing. If the pricing were in line with the quality, then my list of complaints would be much shorter. (We have stayed in other VRBO homes within a couple of miles that were much more luxurious for less cost).

Pros:
Master bed comfortable; Room quiet and dark, and we slept well while we were here. The location is good; close to downtown, yet on the edge of one of the best neighborhoods in town. When we asked for something, Deirdre tried to comply. Originally house did not have a coffee pot, microwave or standard cable. She agreed to add all of these things. She also returned our full deposit even though our dog had chewed a pillow, and the deposit was returned quite promptly.

Cons:
House is in disrepair; 40’s bungalow needs to be gutted and updated. Plaster cracking, paint peeling, window glazing cracking throughout. Day light streams in through closed doors, which do not close properly. This leaves the house very humid; clothes never quite dry. Secondary bedroom smells like mildew/must. I couldn’t be in that room for more than a few moments at a time. Appliances low end. One 21” TV and uncomfortable chairs so we never were really comfortable except when we were sleeping. Yard is all dirt which turns to mud when it rains. Yard is full of mosquitoes which easily find their way into the house. The house is not clean. Drawers have old liners in them which make everything in them feel dirty; utensils were sticky. The kitchen was so inadequate and unclean that in 5+ weeks we didn’t cook even once.

Not sure who could give this house a 5* rating. As we checked in she told us we were her first renters, yet there were quite a few 5* reviews on VRBO. It was not equipped properly to be a rental either, only 4 towels, 4 plates, etc. We counted down the days to leave. It was not a good fit for us. For the price paid, we were expecting more luxury and comfort.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Upon realizing I would not fulfill her bizarre request to sign bank documents she needs now to get a loan, Barbra posts this review of her stay that ended months ago. Notice how she complains about pricing but never says what she paid so you can be your own judge? As for the overall quality of this residence, Barbra inspected this property inside and out before she paid a penny of rent. Rice University educated engineers like Barbra wouldn't usually overlook the most obvious details of a housing inspection. But somehow now she claims the home needs to be "gutted". Somehow she overlooked stacks of towels and dishes on doorless kitchen cabinets, too. As an Austinite Barbra is well aware of our burn ban and why hazardous materials were strictly prohibited in her lease. That didn't stop her from leaving them on premises, placing property and others in danger. Thankfully appliances and hardwood floors didn't suffer the same outcome as my custom furnishings from her stay. She texted me photos of a soapy flood at the dishwasher. A soapy flood at the dishwasher only happens if the user uses the wrong soap...but she blamed me for that, too. For multiple other damages I could have kept every penny of her deposit. Do you see the pattern? I did, too. That didn't stop me from returning her iPad and full deposit on the day she left because never in 10 years of being a landlord at multiple properties have I been so glad to see someone leave. Barbra complained every step of the way, and is still complaining, always trying to get more for herself at everyone else's expense. Upon realizing I would not fulfill her bizarre request to sign bank documents she needs now to get a loan, Barbra posts this review of her stay that ended months ago.
Serving is a privilege I take seriously. The vast majority of tenants make serving a real pleasure. Very rare is the person not worth any amount of rent. For that description, Barbra qualifies. All are welcome to inspect this home, the said documents for proof, and view dozens of reviews for all four of my properties. There you, too, will find Barbra to be the rare exception to the rule.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
Loop 1/Mopac
Car: not necessary

Take a look at the map provided. There you can confirm why this cottage sits in Austin's priciest real estate and why Town & Country Magazine named Pemberton Heights a Top 25 Platinum Address in the USA. On the National Register of Historic Places, Pemberton Heights is a rare urban gem. Without a single apartment complex or condo, and no bars, it's characterized by old homes, beautiful trees, and quiet.

Walk to Austin's most popular restaurants including the iconic Original Kerbey Lane Cafe (open 24 hours every day), Pasta & Co. (Austin's only fresh pasta manufacturer), Teo's Gelato and Italian Coffee (voted Top Ten in the USA), Austin Pizza (voted #1), Olive & June (Austin's youngest five star chef), the Santa Rita Cantina (voted #1 for salsa). Walk to Austin's oldest and most tranquil park, Pease Park, and the Hike and Bike Trail. You can also walk to the flagship Central Market, Seton Hospital and The Heart Hospital, banks, clothiers, flower shops, dry cleaners.

You're five minutes away from Whole Foods Market world flagship grocery store. Also within five minutes is the University of Texas, LBJ Presidential Library, the largest collegiate art museum in the USA (The Blanton), UT Athletics galore, Bass Concert Hall, Texas State History Museum. Downtown, Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Lady Bird Lake and Trail, The Texas Capitol, and more are five minutes away. Don't forget bike rentals at University Cyclery, multiple bus stops, Car2Go, Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, and the nearby Randall's Grocery/Starbucks that's conveniently open until 1am.

For those with children Austin's best public schools including Casis Elementary, O'Henry Middle School, Austin High School are accessible.

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30 night minimum stay
$3,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $100
Notes Rent for 30 nights = $3495 for 2 tenants, $3895 for 3-4 tenants.
Rent may be higher March, October, November.
Check or wire transfer payments do not incur the 3% fee added to all PayPal and CC payments.
All pets must be approved, apply towards total occupancy, and may incur additional charges, too.
No cats.
There is no tax on stays of one month or longer.
Thanks for looking!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All linens are 100% cotton. Brands include Matous, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Mattresses are very high quality brands like Beautyrest Simmons. All linens are also of exception quality and 100% cotton by Ralph Lauren, Frette, Restoration Hardware.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
Notes:
This cottage has a fireplace. Due to our endless drought and burn ban, flames and hazardous materials of any sort are strictly prohibited at all times. This includes prohibition of candles, grills, chimineas, fireworks, hazardous materials like propane tanks, and use of the fireplace at all times.
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