PRIVATE, QUAINT BACKYARD COTTAGE BY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

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Patsy and Gene Tankersley

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PRIVATE, QUAINT BACKYARD COTTAGE BY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This bright and open 500 square foot cottage, sitting in a tree-shaded backyard includes a bedroom, vaulted ceilings in dining/living area, hand-made oak cabinetry, kitchen, bathroom with unique redwood shower which is open to the sky.

We are located 1/2 block from Hemphill Park just north of UT in a lovely, older neighborhood with large pecan trees, a creek, grassy areas for jogging, frisbee, football, basketball, and dog walking.

It is right off the north drag of the UT campus walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, music venues, live theater, a local gym, grocery stores, video stores, shopping, museums, bike trails, with easy access to UT shuttle and city bus lines.

Why the Owner Chose North University: Year Purchased: 1986

Gene built this house himself originally to use as an office because with 4 children and a home business we were bursting at the seams. Our children are grown and gone, and with such a great city, neighborhood, street, it seems like the perfect place to share with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The great benefit we enjoy is the completely central location. We are close to an amazing array of interesting places and activities. We are also a 5 minute drive from both IH-35 and Mopac making access to the greater Austin and Texas areas as convenient as possible.

Nevertheless, we live on a beautiful, peaceful street with a feeling of being removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. The cottage itself is beautifully constructed with built in oak cabinets and furnished with antiques, a king sized bed, and a homey atmosphere. A screened in garden house is a peaceful, private place to read and enjoy the outdoors.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Patsy and Gene Tankersley

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We bought our 86 year old house in 1986, and completely remodeled it. The cottage in our large backyard was built by Gene, architecturally in keeping with the original house. We came to Austin to go to the University of Texas, have lived in this neighborhood over 40 years. We love this area and think it's the best place to live in the entire state.

Patsy and Gene Tankersley purchased this cottage in 1986

Gene built this house himself originally to use because with 4 children and a home business we were bursting at the seams. Our children are grown and gone, and with such a great city, neighborhood, street, it seems like the perfect place to share with others.

Private and quiet, pretty and tranquil, walking distance to lots of fun things.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Austin Austin area
Houston, Texas
5

Very charming escape from the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My partner and I fell in love with this quaint get-a-way and are sure to return many times over! The bungalow is within minutes of restaurants, pubs, and parks. It was stocked with fresh linens and all of the essentials. The outdoor shower was amazingly enjoyable! We have nothing but good things to say about this property. You’d be foolish to pass this one up!
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Austin Austin area
Austin, TX
5

Perfect place to stay in central Austin!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My parents stayed at the cottage for 5 nights and they absolutely loved it! Prior to their visit, I was a little worried about the outdoor shower and the cold weather that was hitting Austin at the time. Despite the 20-30 degree nights, they had no issues with the shower at all! Patsy was also very welcoming and made sure that my parents were comfortable in every way! The cottage is a perfect get-a-way in Austin and is in a great location. My parents will be returning and they have already requested that they want to stay here again. My boyfriends parents will also be staying here when they visit.
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Austin Austin area
San Francisco
5

Just right

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This cottage exactly met our needs, and charmingly so. Immaculate, beautiful craftsmanship, just the right size for two, and the surprising outdoor shower, which was lovely even on the coldest morning. Kitchen well-equipped for eating at home, and it is easy for it to feel like home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas
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Austin Austin area
5

Lovely Austin cottage!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My husband & I stayed in the cottage just before Thanksgiving to do some site seeing on our first trip to Austin. The cottage is charming and spotless! We had our car with us and were pleased to be able to park in the driveway. We were within just minutes of all of the places we wanted to visit. We LOVED the outdoor shower - the highlight of the trip!! Since it rained much of the time we were in town, we spent some very cozy nights in the cottage with the wonderful kitchen and iPod docking station. We would definitely recommend the cottage and, if we are in Austin again, we hope to stay here again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas
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Austin Austin area
5

Perfect cottage in heart of Austin

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We stayed at Gene and Patsy's backyard cottage for eight days while visiting our son and daughter in law. Cottage was immaculate, kitchen was well stocked for cooking, and the the air conditioning was great. Huge backyard with flowers and lots of trees for shade. If you have a car there is room in the driveway for parking. Guadalupe Street with its shops and restaurants is less than a block away. The 1L and 1M bus stop to UT and downtown is located in front of the Wheatsville Coop (coming back from downtown) and across the street heading towards downtown; an all day bus pass is only $2.00.
Try Boomerang's for Australian meat or veggie pies or Huts Hamburgers on 6th Street downtown. We'll definitely stay at the cottage on our next visit to Austin.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate Highway -35
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Trudy's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Morris Williams Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Trudy's
Car: necessary

PRIVATE BACKYARD COTTAGE IN UT AREA

This bright, open 500 sq. ft. cottage, in a tree-shaded backyard includes a bedroom, vaulted ceilings in dining/living area, hand-made oak cabinetry, kitchen, bathroom with unique redwood shower which is open to the sky.

Just 1/2 block from Hemphill Park just north of UT in a lovely, older neighborhood with large pecan trees, a creek, grassy areas for jogging, frisbee, football, basketball, and dog walking.

Right off the north drag of the UT campus walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, music venues, live theater, a local gym, grocery stores, video stores, shopping, museums, bike trails, with easy access to UT shuttle and city bus lines.

1.1 miles to UT stadium, 10.2 miles- 20 minutes- to airport, 2.3 miles to downtown 6th street

Location is convenient to each of Austin's major roadways for day-trips in all directions including Central Texas Hill Country, LBJ Ranch, Bastrop St. Park, San Antonio.

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Availability & Rates

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Austin Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$100
$575
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Discounted prices for longer stays:
one week: $550
two weeks: $1,000
Three weeks: $1,360
Four weeks: $1,600

Peak rates are $135/ $150/ $2500/ night + tax + cleaning fee depending on event.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Town
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The sole shower is an enclosed redwood shower open to the sky. It is connected to the bathroom and is many guests' favorite feature. No tu or inside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large room with king size bed TV/DVD, vanity, and chiffarobe. Pack 'n Play available.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • pond
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • synagogues
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
*Minimum Age Limit for Renters 25.
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