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Total Charm in Hyde Park, Natl Register of Historic Places at U.T. & Downtown

Deirdre

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Deirdre

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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Total Charm in Hyde Park, Natl Register of Historic Places at U.T. & Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Stand Alone Cottage, Privacy and Large Backyard, Garage

Five to ten minutes from the University of Texas and downtown, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village within a city. This Hyde Park cottage puts history, the spirit of adventure and the best of Austin at your fingertips.

*Stand alone cottage means this property is not shared with any other people nor rentals, nor does this property share property line with an apartment complex, a rarity in Hyde Park.

*Preserved architectural details include cabinetry, tiles, tub, sinks.

*Signed art. Fine furnishings throughout from the 1930's and earlier.

*Original hardwood floors. Wooden blinds. Solid wood furnishings from the home's era.

*100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses.

*Giant trees. Large backyard. Outdoor antique wrought iron furniture.

*HDTV. DVD. Free Wi-Fi and TV Cable.

*Garage offers covered parking and storage.

Walk to the University of Texas, eateries, museums, live theater, Austin Farmers' Market, Avenue B's 100+ year old grocery store, Texas' oldest municipal golf course, public tennis courts and pools, top ranked public schools, Tour of Homes.

The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Lee Elementary School. Designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, this represents the USA's highest honor for a public school. Kealing Middle School is one of four Magnet schools in Austin. And McCallum High School has been designated as the Austin Independent School District's Fine Arts Academy.

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deirdre (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About Deirdre

In 1994 I bought this home, my first historical home in Austin, and I 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 uses 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. My hope is to simply a healing diet for others on their path to remarkable results.

Deirdre purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Deirdre chose Austin

I own several 1930's cottages in central Austin, all of them in neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places. For ten years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. In my humble opinion, this is the only neighborhood left in Austin that still retains the feel of old, laid back, quintessential college-town Austin, yet it offers immediate access to the best of what is new in Austin. A home built in 1850 is two blocks away. This street alone has six homes which have garnered commendation individually on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the extraordinary neighborhood, I was always grateful to enjoy so many original details of this home. Having spent more than two years in Europe, architectural integrity, urban location and uncompromised materials along with a good price became what mattered much more than square footage. Thus beautiful cottages and cozy spaces are a natural fit for me now. I hope you'll enjoy this enchanting property as much as I do.

What makes this cottage unique

Premium real estate and privacy at a reasonable price. Preserved historical details include original tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, original sinks and cast iron tub, original glass door knobs, original kitchen cabinetry, original ironing board stored inside the kitchen wall. Stand alone cottage with covered parking and a large back yard all to yourself because this is the only residence on the entire property. (Duplexes, triplexes and apartment complexes are extremely common in Hyde Park.) It's very easy to live car free in this cherished neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Delightful parrot colony just one block north at the University of Texas Intramural Field. Comfort is ensured with all linens made of 100% cotton. Multiple very good grocers, restaurants, eateries along with a theater and a museum are all within walking distance.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Total Charm in Hyde Park, Natl Register of Historic Places at U.T. & Downtown
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Historic Hyde Park Austin Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Deirdre is a wonderful hostess, ready to provide anything you need for a comfy cozy stay at this Hyde Park bungalow. If you want to experience Austin life as a local, this is the rental for you. Renting the house for one month, I felt transported into another world. Austin’s Hyde Park is like no other place I’ve experienced. Everyone is friendly and great music and eats are a constant way of life, weather it’s the strum from a guitar next door, or at one of the many local joints. List of bars/clubs within a two mile radius is extensive. I recommend Spider House bar for a local eclectic feel. This place was amazing! I’ve never been to a cooler bar setting. I stayed for one month in the little bungalow. Other places I recommend are Mandola’s Italian, Quack’s bakery, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Hyde Park Market/Sunrise Super Store (holy beer selection, gas station, gourmet foods, if you like regional beers from all over the globe, don’t miss this place!!), épicerie (1.8 miles away but worth the drive, best gourmet burger I ate while in Austin, they also have a cheese shop). Within walking distance is the Elisabet Ney Museum, a former studio and portrait gallery by sculpter Elisabet Ney. Curator’s are knowledgeable and will personally escort you through the exhibit. Definitely a must see during your stay. After my stay at 4514 I’m seriously considering a permanent move to the Hyde Park area. In fact, during the month I stayed there, I didn’t leave the Hyde Park area. You will fall in love with Deirdre and her little Hyde Park Bungalow.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing so many useful details, Gina. It means a lot to me that you stayed in this sweet cottage to write your next romance novel. Wishing you great success and that you'll come back to write your next book, too! You and yours were a delight.
Shreveport
5

Great stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was a real find!!! Perfect location for me - within walking distance to my daughter and centrally located to everything you want to do in Austin. The house is adorable - authentic 1930's and has been kept up beautifully. Everything was so clean and comfortable. Beds/sheets were great. Wonderful deep tub/shower. Great A/C and VERY quiet neighborhood, which is important to me. Can walk to many delicious and popular Austin restaurants - Mother's Cafe, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Quack's Bakery/Coffee shop, Dolce Vita, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, Julio's Cafe, Avenue B Grocery. Love Vino Vino on Guadalupe too. The entire experience made my time in Austin special. It was so nice not to have to fight parking, traffic etc to get "home!!!" I think it is fun and unique to have other options for staying in Austin. Owner could not have been more attentive and helpful and even made sure some jewelry, I left in the bedroom, was returned to me. If your are looking for convenience, character and comfort, I think you would love this place!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give a detailed perspective on the cottage, Deborah. It has been a real pleasure getting to know you and I hope so much you'll return soon.
New England
4

Home from home

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely little cottage with a lot of character in one of the more unique Austin neighborhoods. The rooms are ample and bright, the kitchen is well equipped, and the beds are extremely comfortable.

The location is very convenient to the UT intramural playing fields, where I could take my dog for walks. The neighborhood is great for walking too, with many interesting historic homes to look at along quiet tree lined streets. There are plenty of places nearby for groceries, coffee, ice cream, baked goods, cheese, hairdressing and so on! (There is even a Ferrari dealership down the road!)

All that Austin has to offer is within easy reach, and I enjoyed being able to leave my car and use public transit to get about with ease - there are several bus stops a short walk away.

Deirdre is a very helpful and attentive owner, and clearly is very fond of this cottage and wants her guests to enjoy it as much as she does.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being the perfect guest and for your thoughtful review. And please come back for a discount because you took such nice care of my property. Thank you!
5

Quintessential Austin cottage

  • 5 of 5

If you are wanting the quintessential Austin feel, this neighborhood & home are it. This IS vintage Austin at it's best.

Pulling up to the curb with the gorgeous topiary trees either side of the walkway I knew I was in for a treat.

The decor is very chic with a relaxing esthetic.

From the crisp white cotton covered furnishings through to a beautiful antique bamboo bookshelf neatly stacked with magazines that I could have stayed an extra week to read.

The beds were SO comfortable as were the pillows.

I am a hard one to please on that front too.

All the linens were crisp white, fresh & fluffy.

I slept really well.

The small adorable bathroom which is small but it is a 30's? cottage was fresh, bright & clean with original pale blue & white tessellated floors in a daisy pattern, so cute.

It was lovely to sit under the huge pecan trees eating $100 worth one evening before going out to dinner at one of a huge variety of neighborhood eateries.

Deidre, thank you for a wonderful stay & keeping this cottage in such gorgeous original condition, it was a delight to stay in it, you are a great Ambassadress for Austin, Texas.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It means so much to me when someone appreciates this cottage as much as I do. Of my four properties, others are worth more on paper. This one, and this neighborhood, are by far my favorite. Thank you for your thoughtful review and please come back soon.
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in a great location. Near to the University, near to great shops and restaurants, and not a bad drive downtown. The owner was very attentive and responsive - we had a major flash flood in the area during our stay, and the owner came out to check on us. The cottage was cute, clean and well equipped. Everything we had hoped for. If we ever have reason to stay in Austin again, we will definitely try to stay here!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great House in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We found this the perfect location for us. Close to the University, close to numerous shops and restaurants and not a bad drive into the downtown area. The cottage was cute and clean and well-equipped. Also, the owner was always quick to lend advice or help us out when there were issues. For example, when there was a major flash flood in the area, the owner came out and checked on us to make sure everything was alright (which it was). If we ever have reason to return to Austin for an extended period, we will definitely try to stay here!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were perfect guests from beginning to end and it was very touching to find your card and gift of charming Christmas crackers after your departure. It doesn't get any better than you three. Thank you and please come back soon! You are always welcome at my properties.

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Car: not necessary

Included on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village inside a city. Very few neighborhoods can boast of having their own sculpture museum, live theater, annual tour of homes, the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, 100 year old grocery stores, Austin Farmer's Market, the highest ranked public schools, public tennis courts and swimming pools, and restaurants galore. Proximity to UT makes it popular among faculty and graduate students, and those going downtown find the easy drive attractive. Hyde Park is also popular with young families who enjoy architectural integrity, quiet streets, parks and welcoming community.

Walk to Antonelli’s Artisinal Cheeseshop, Quack’s Bakery & Coffee Bar, Asti Trattoria, Fresh Plus Grocers, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Mother’s Vegetarian Cafe, Daily Juice Raw Cafe, The Avenue B 100 yr old Grocery, Vino Vino Wine Bar, Mandola's Italian Market, Dolce Vita Gelato and Espresso, Hyde Park Gym, Flying Saucer Pub.

Other Activities: At UT: football and sports, LBJ presidential library, Blanton Art and Texas Memorial Museums.

Golf: Within walking distance is the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, Hancock Public Golf Course.

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Rates & Availability

From $2,995 Per month

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Clearning Fee $80
Notes Rent is $2995/30 nights for occupancy of 1-2, $3250 for more than 2.
Rent is higher in March. Inquire for a quote.
No tax on stays of one month or longer.
Checks and wire transfers 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.
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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:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • I insist on the highest quality materials throughout. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, Matouk Egyptian Cotton shower curtain.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • I insist on the finest sleeping experience. Each of the two full sized beds includes 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Some of the pleasures of this house include the original cast iron tub, ceramic sinks, glass doorknobs, and tiles in both kitchen and bathroom. Time Warner's Basic Cable TV and WiFi are provided at no extra charge. There is no fence around the property. Under limited circumstances, with prior permission and an additional security deposit will some pets will be considered.

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