PRIVATE, QUAINT BACKYARD COTTAGE BY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Patsy and Gene Tankersley

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Austin Austin area
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for three nights in July 2014. It is a beautiful place, and the outdoor shower was amazing. We would definitely stay here again. Lots of restaurants in walking distance.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas
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+1 (512) 480-8048
Austin Austin area
Oak Park, Illinois
5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I stayed here, returning to Austin after many years away. What a great place! Two of my hangouts as a broke student at UT were Trudy's and Miltos. Both right around the corner from this cottage, along with Wheatsville Co-op. Great location. Close to UT campus and everything along Guadalupe (including Amy's Ice Cream), yet feels very private and isolated from all the traffic around campus.
Gene and Patsy are wonderful people and considerate hosts. Friendly and helpful, but allowing as much privacy as you want. The backyard is landscaped and has a little gazebo. The back gate puts you one block from Trudy's and Spider House. Great coffee, music, and an assortment of Austin style food trucks.
The cottage was clean, well stocked, and comfortable. In fact, the cottage was very clean. A welcome thing, as we sometimes end up cleaning a bit when we first arrive at rental properties. The outdoor shower is novel and fun. We enjoyed it.
Obviously, highly recommending this property. We hope to come back to it ourselves. It would be one of the reasons to return to Austin.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin Austin area
Houston, Texas
5

Very charming escape from the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Austin Austin area
Austin, TX
5

Perfect place to stay in central Austin!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Austin Austin area
San Francisco
5

Just right

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL 1st week end
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
ACL- 2nd week end
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
Formula One
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$575
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning $50
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Discounted prices for longer stays: Higher rates during peak times: 30 days- no taxes charged
1 week: $575 SXSW- $150/day
2 weeks: $1,100 ACL- $125/day- 3 day minimum
3 weeks: $1,500 Formula 1- $250/day- 4 day minimum

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 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:
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • pond
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
*Minimum Age Limit for Renters 25.
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