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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas

Patsy and Gene Tankersley

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Patsy and Gene Tankersley

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patsy and Gene Tankersley (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Patsy and Gene Tankersley

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

Why Patsy and Gene Tankersley chose Austin

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Private, Quaint Backyard Cottage by University of Texas
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Clean, quiet, close, and quaint.

  • 5 of 5

We came in for a quick trip to attend a concert. This is located very close to UT, in a lovely and walkable neighborhood. The cottage was clean and quiet, really

perfect for a weekend getaway. And, the owners could not have been more helpful or nicer. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great stay here. We really liked the cottage and its location.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Old Settlers Music Festival..

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay. Always good, close to alot of shops, grocery. We were able to walk to the grocery store and Antone's Record shop. Very clean, we got in early and they were able to accommodate us. Thanks....

Joann and Gary Elgin

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A garden Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 4 nights and 5 days in the beautiful cottage, it was absolutely wonderful. The neighborhood is lovely with lots of mature trees and regional architecture. There are lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Gene and Patsy's property is beautifully landscaped. The cottage was very comfortable and plenty spacious for 2 people. Every detail has really been tended to thoughtfully, from the soft luxurious linens to the selection of toiletries made available to guests. Using the outdoor shower was incredible. Especially in the mornings, it was so tranquil to wake up and shower under the blue sky, to the rich scent of the jasmine in the garden, listening to the birds sing. We will definitely recommend this cottage to our friends and family members and look forward to staying again sometime. Our stay was absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Austin Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This nice cottage was exactly as described, complete with the outdoor shower. The shower was a delight. Where else do you shower with a passionflower vine overhead? Patsy and Gene were charming hosts but the stars were Motley and Cotton, very friendly but unobtrusive dogs. The cottage was very roomy and comfortable and everything was provided. We walked to so many restaurants and venues (LBJ Museum, State Capitol, UT Campus) with many other places within walking distance. Central Market was a big draw for us as it was within walking distance, had great food, a great café and live music. Another organic market was even closer. At the suggestion of a neighbor, we discovered Olive and June restaurant which was nearby and very good. We will recommend this cottage and, should be return to Austin, we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My childhood friend and I decided to meet up in Austin for the weekend, being that we now live in different states. This cottage was perfect for us, it was close to the downtown, restaurants, stores, shopping, everything is quick drive or uber ride away. The cottage is very well maintained and comfortable.

The owners are very nice and great to work with. I look forward to coming back to Austin in the future and staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Trudy's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Morris Williams Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate Highway -35
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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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL 1st week end
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$484
Flat fee
 
 
ACL- 2nd week end
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$484
Flat fee
 
 
Formula One
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,346
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
$625
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
cleaning $50.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Discounted prices for longer stays: Higher rates during peak times: 30 days- no taxes charged
1 week: $615 SXSW- $150/day
2 weeks: $1,175 ACL- $125/day- 3 day minimum
3 weeks: $1,650 Formula 1- $250/day- 4 day minimum
$25/night for extra guest

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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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. It is outside, and there is no tub 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
*Minimum Age Limit for Renters 25.

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