|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
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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.
*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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|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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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.