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Deirdre

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Beautiful Stone Cottage with Quality Furnishings at U.T. and Downtown

22 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Porch & Deck, Privacy & Quiet, Exemplary Schools

Location, Location, Location. If you like paying a very reasonable price for the choicest real estate with classical architecture, quality furnishings and quiet in the heart of urban Austin, you've found the right place.

Just a few minutes from UT and downtown, and walking distance to Seton Hospital and Austin's most popular restaurants, this charming cottage sits in the coveted, quiet, and safe Brykerwoods/Old West Austin area. On the National Register of Historic Places, The American Planning Association selected the Old West Austin Historic District as one of the USA's ten greatest neighborhoods in 2007.

*100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters.

*2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds. 3rd bedroom is private with two twins.

*Dining table and buffet of Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered lumber in the world. Wood floors and blinds.

*Two High Definition TV's. Free Wi-Fi and Standard Cable.

*Full kitchen.

*6 ft privacy fence. Huge deck.

*Off street parking off the alley behind the property.

*Les Paul and Antone's memorabilia. Vintage books.

*Stamped Chinese art. Handcarved chairs.

Uniqueness: Very reasonable price for some of Austin's most expensive real estate offering quiet despite immediate proximity to downtown and UT. This house is replete with items you won't find elsewhere including original hardwood floors with no carpet anywhere, wooden blinds instead of miniblinds or fabric on windows, Les Paul and Antone's memorabilia, handcarved Mexican chairs, a large collection of eclectic hardback books.

More Uniqueness: The separated and private third bedroom/bathroom doubles as a Man Cave, nanny space, or quiet place to rest, watch tv, or work independently from others and it has its own 22' Vizio HDTV. Teenagers and grandkids love this private space, too.

Real Estate Value and Exemplary Schools: The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Austin's top public schools including Brykerwoods Elementary, O'Henry Middle School and Austin High School.

Please note: The entirety of the "Service Fee" on your online quote applies ONLY IF you pay for your stay through this website. Also, 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
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deirdre (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Deirdre

In 1994 I bought my first historical home in Austin and 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 objective is to use 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.

Deirdre purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Deirdre chose Austin

I own several 1930's cottages in old Austin, all of them in National Historical Register areas. For two years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. With no bars and no nightly commercial activity, this neighborhood is exceptionally quiet and safe. Having spent two years in Europe I learned to value immediate proximity to cultural activities, quality materials, and classic design over square footage. Beautiful cottages like this one became the natural fit for me. Take a look at the map provided to confirm why the cottage sits among the most expensive real estate areas in Austin. I hope you'll enjoy my enchanting cottage as much as I did while living in it.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful historical stone cottage with embedded fossils at the front door entrance. Very quiet neighborhood with immediate access to Mopac/Loop 1 and Austin's best intellectual, collegiate, music and state government activities. Unique furnishings including Les Paul memorabilia plus a dining table and buffet made from gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered (and now protected) lumber of all time. Comfort ensured on quality mattresses and linens made from 100% cotton. Large screened in back porch and deck for outdoor enjoyment. Off street parking. Separated and private space for rest, independent work, relaxation. Access to Austin's top public schools.

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

Beautiful Stone Cottage with Quality Furnishings at U.T. and Downtown
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

My Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5

Over the last two years I've had the good fortune to stay at this stone cottage for several month long visits. The cottage is on a nice street with many fine houses but if you were asked to pick the one you'd most like to stay in based on charm, the choice is easy. How often do you get to rent a place that makes you proud and happy to stay in?

Each time I arrived at this property I knew just what to expect, a home that is perfectly clean, inviting, and comfortable. This house is one of the last unmolested homes in an old neighborhood and the owner has done everything possible to keep this little house in perfect condition.

And speaking of the owner, you'll meet no better host than Deirdre. She is the sort of person that has made Austin famous. It's her dedication that has made her property special, and it's her graciousness that will make your visit effortless.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We all work and work, then hope our work will achieve the desired outcome. Your review means the world to me. Thank you, Charles.
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5

7 Weeks in the Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL summer on 37th St. The neighborhood was nice and quiet for work during the day and for me to do my reading and writing assignments in the evenings, after the baby was in bed. Before or after dinner, we would often head out on the bikes to find a new neighborhood pool to enjoy. I'd forgotten how simply nice life in Texas can be. All those silly people complaining about the heat.....when you've got great city parks and pools just a short bike ride away....And great shade trees to enjoy breakfast and lunch under out on the deck. We loved it. And it was such a pleasure to look up from my book or notebook to see a lovely house. I can't imagine we would have been as comfortable or felt as at home anywhere else. Thank you so much for all the work you put into the place so that we could have such an enjoyable time there. Give our thanks to Jim and Curly, for all their help. They made us feel like we had wonderful neighbors, as if we had lived there for years.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was honored to have European guests choose my property for a seven week stay, and am grateful to hear that they went home with very good memories. Thank you!
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5

Very nice property Quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 weeks here and were pleased with the house, neighborhood and landlady.

Deidre was helpful with everything we needed and the neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful. Great neighborhood and convenient to everything we needed.

I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will always remember you. Thank you for being such lovely guests and for your time to post a review. I hope to see you again.
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5

A+ Location, A+ Accomdations & A+ Host

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family while we transitioned into Austin. The location made it easy to get everywhere, and we felt right at home at this cottage. Highly recommended to everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being lovely guests and for the time you took to share your thoughts. Please come back soon.
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Comfort, convenience, and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We lived in the stone cottage for five months during our sabbatical visiting UT. The house was very comfortable with two bedrooms in the house and one in a cute little building in the back. The house had all the amenities we were looking for - WiFi, TV, nicely outfitted kitchen, washer/dryer, good A/C and heat, and a fenced-in backyard (Deirdre was kind enough to let our dog stay with us). I especially loved the back porch, deck and yard, with a beautiful large table and chairs it was a great place to hang out when the weather was nice. The location was extremely convenient to UT's campus. When my husband had the car out of town I could easily bike or take the bus to campus. The neighborhood is quiet, and the house is close to groceries and the original Kerbey Lane restaurant! Shoal Creek is nearby and was a good place to take the dog for a walk. Deirdre was very helpful and made sure we were comfortable without being intrusive.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the time you took to write such a thoughtful review and thank you for being perfect tenants. Please come back soon.
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5

Fantastic stay/Great place to explore Austin from

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this cottage. My family and I made it our homebase for our first two months in Austin while we searched for a house to buy. It was the perfect location - lots to do in the neighborhood (Deirdre will supply you with a list of places to try and all her recco's are excellent), a cheap Uber into the city for nights out and easy access to the Mopac/TX-1 to get North to Cedar Park.

Deidre is a fabulous host. Super responsive to any requests or questions. Highly recommended place to stay if you are visiting Austin for a long stretch.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being lovely guests and for your time to post the thoughtful review. It is always an honor to be associated with a good welcome to Austin. Wishing you and yours a very happy new life here. Thank you!
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Map

Car: not necessary

Walk to Austin culinary institution, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe (open 24/7 for 30 years), Pasta & Co. (Austin's only fresh pasta manufacturer), Teo's Gelato (voted Top Ten in the USA), Austin Pizza (voted #1 for several years), Olive and June (Austin's youngest five star chef), Russell's Bakery and Coffee Bar, the Santa Rita Cantina (voted #1 for salsa), Uchiko, Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, multiple bus stops, Car2Go, bike rentals, the flagship Central Market, Randall's Grocery/Starbucks, Seton and Heart hospitals, banks, clothiers, flower shops, dry cleaners.

Driving or biking it's 5-10 minutes to UT, downtown, Austin's most popular parks for hiking and biking, the world flagship Whole Foods Market, the Texas capitol, museums, shopping boutiques, music venues, local eateries, taverns.

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$3,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $400

The entirety of the "Service Fee" on your online quote applies ONLY IF you pay for your stay via this website.
Rent is $3695/30 nights for 1-2 occupants and $3895/30 nights for 3-4 occupants.
Rent may be higher during October, November, March.
Check and wire transfer payments 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.
No tax on stays of 30 or more nights.
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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge original cast iron tub also offers rain shower head.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • I insist on the highest quality materials for bathroom towels, hardware, toilet, showers. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, rain shower head in the cottage, the original cast iron tub in the cottage, hair dryer, and a pressure-assisted elongated toilet in the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle with memory foam mattresses
  • I insist on the finest sleeping experience. The two queen-sized beds include 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets, all on pillow top chiropractor-brand mattresses. The two twins in the third bedroom are topped by two inches of memory foam, sheets are 300 thread count, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
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
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Time Warner's Cable TV and WiFi are provided at no extra charge. An iPod docking station is provided so that you can listen to your own music library on an iPod/iPhone/iTouch or your own CD player or MP3 player. In the kitchen, basic cooking utensils including a cast iron skillet, wok, small convection oven, Braun coffee/tea maker, French Press coffee/tea maker, cooking utensils, some knives, toaster, scissors, measuring cups and spoons, colander, can opener, baking pans, serving dish. China and melamine (nonbreakable for children) plates, flatware, glasses, wine glasses, and coffee mugs are also provided. Hair dryer, ironing board and iron are provided.

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