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Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Charming Cottage in Heart of Downtown Austin

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-6)

Come experience this Austin getaway located near downtown Austin in the Clarksville neighborhood. This cottage is a short bike ride to the Capitol of Texas, Deep Eddy and most of the museums. You can walk to many wonderful restaurants, such as Jeffery's, Swedish Hill Bakery, Whole Foods, the 24 diner, Z Tejas, Winflo, TNT and many more. There is also Shelley park one block away with a pool during the summer months.

This cottage is located right off famous 6th St. It has been completely updated and newly decorated. It has a fenced back yard and is kid and animal friendly. The house has all the amenities of home.

There is 1 king bed, 1 queen bed and a queen pull out sofa. There is a TV in each room and a DVD. Please come and enjoy our home and experience the real Austin.

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Owner/Property Manager

We were married in Austin and we hold it close to our hearts.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2004

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Austin

We have always loved Austin, the hill country, and the music scene.

What makes this house unique

Being so close to everything, Shelly Park 1 block away with small pool.

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage in Heart of Downtown Austin
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Amazing Experience in Austin

  • 5 of 5

A group of us rented this cottage for a weekend in Austin and it was perfect! It is perfectly located, close to downtown, sixth street, the capitol, the trail next to the river, restaurants and grocery stores. We loved the deck and grilled out one of the evenings. The house was fully air conditioned, which was extremely necessary during the 95-100 degree days. The beds were comfortable, and there was plenty of space for the four of us. This was one of my favorite vacations, this house will be a part of some of my favorite memories spent in Austin. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
3

The good and bad.........

  • 3 of 5

As a long time VRBO user, I always look at reviews before securing a property. I was a bit reluctant to settle on this one since it had only one current review. So here are my thoughts:

PROS: Location is excellent. Close and walkable to many of Austin's things to do. Neighborhood was safe and quiet. Interior of the house was clean and well stocked. Beds and linens were excellent ! Lots of little extras were provided for an enjoyable trip.

CONS: Exterior of the house was run down. Back yard was completely unusable as it was one giant overgrown weed. We wouldn't even let our child go out there. Decks and exterior of house need some attention. Grill was provided but unusable as the grates were covered in mold. Trash cans outside were overflowing with trash that appeared to have been there for weeks. Kitchen utensils were plentiful but could definitely use updating. Had to cook breakfast in a very undesirable skillet.

Owner Caroline was very difficult to communicate with. I became increasingly concerned about the entire rental process and up until two days before the rental began was never comfortable with the situation. I was scrambling to find a back up hotel in the event the owner didn't cooperate. I have never had such a negative experience with an owner and communication in my past VRBO dealings.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it! Safe and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

So I got this sweet cottage for my stay in Austin for SXSW. I knew from previous SXSW - that you really are never in your hotel or condo - and if you are and are trying to sleep - it can be very noisey! I was staying alone - so I was concerned before arriving about safety - but that melted away. This little cottage was perfect. Felt very at home. Two sweet bedrooms with all the amenities. Really loved it. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Vegas NV
5

Great House - Ideal Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this wonderful little home from Caroline for an extended weekend in April 2015. The house was just perfect with tons of character. Perfect location to downtown and 6th street! The house was very clean, beds were so comfortable. Caroline was available for questions and very flexible when we needed to add an additional night. I highly recommend this home!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder
5

Perfect house and experience at an amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real gem at a great location. The neighborhood is filled with historical marked houses with tons of great people a character. We loved being able to walk to Z-Tejas and many other local food establishments. There is a park within a block too!

The house was great. The kitchen is nice if you like to stay in. The beds are good. Everything was really clean and ready for our arrival. I highly recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lord have mercy!! What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this charming and adorable house in mid-April 2012 and had so much fun!! The house is beautifully appointed with a great kitchen and wonderful deck--perfect for hanging out with friends or family. The neighborhood is lovely and within walking distance of a number of fun bars and restaurants. You are just down the road from an amazing Whole Foods grocery store and you are a very short drive from downtown and the world famous Austin music scene. The house is perfectly situated for day trips to Lake Travis and the hill country. I would definitely stay here again the next time I visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $100
Pet Fee $50

Rates are subject to change during festivals and events, such as ACL, SXSW, Formula One and holidays.

We require a 50% deposit when making the reservation and the additional 50% 2 weeks prior to check in. We accept personal checks and credit cards through paypal.com

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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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