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Private Garden Cottage at U.T. & Downtown with Quality Furnishings

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview


Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
30 nights

Description

Oakmont Heights Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Nice Tile and Glass Shower, Sleeps 2, Privacy and Quiet, Fenced Garden

Just 5-10 minutes from UT and downtown, and walking distance to Austin's most popular restaurants, this private garden studio sits in the coveted, quiet and safe Brykerwoods/Old West Austin area. In 2007, the American Planning Assoc selected the Old West Austin Historic District as one of the ten greatest neighborhoods in the United States.

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

* Nice walk-in tile and glass shower.

* Two twins or push them together to make a king. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses.

* 22' HDTV, Time Warner Standard Cable TV and Wi-Fi

* Print signed by the artist and legendary coaches Darrell Royal and Mack Brown.

* Oil painting, vintage photographs and books.

* Full kitchen with large countertop for eating and writing.

* Slipcovered loveseat

* Abundant storage in the dresser, side table, kitchen cabinets, large hanging closet.

* Private fenced-in garden with outdoor dining and loveseat furniture.

* Off street parking to protect your car.

* Very quiet, safe urban neighborhood free of nighttime commercial traffic.

Walk to the original Kerbey Lane Cafe (serving homegrown Austin food 24/7 for 30 years), 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), Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, bus stops, Car2Go, bike rentals, Randall's Grocery/Starbucks and hospitals. Driving or biking it's 5-10 minutes to UT, downtown, Austin's most popular parks for hiking and biking, the flagship Whole Foods Market or Central Market, public swimming pools, the Texas capitol, museums, boutiques, music venues, local eateries, taverns.

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: 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.

Thank you for looking!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2005

Why The Owner chose Austin

Premium real estate at a reasonable price. Very nice glass and tile shower. Private and fenced outdoor garden with quality furniture extends your living space. Lots of storage space. 100% cotton linens throughout. Despite urban location this neighborhood is exceptionally quiet with virtually no night time commercial activity nor gigantic apartment / condo buildings. Tiny space with full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and oven.

What makes this studio unique

Located in the coveted, quiet and safe Brykerwoods/Old West Austin area, this charming studio puts the best of Austin at your fingertips. In 2007, the American Planning Association selected the Old West Austin Historic District as one of the ten greatest neighborhoods in the United States.

Walk to the original Kerbey Lane Cafe (serving homegrown Austin food 24/7 for 30 years), 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), Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, bus stops, Car2Go, bike rentals, Randall's Grocery/Starbucks and hospitals.

The particularly beautiful Pease Park or Town Lake Hike and Bike trail are accessible on foot.

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

Day trips may include visits to exceptional caves and water holes, The Alamo, and world-renowned central Texas BBQ joints.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Private Garden Cottage at U.T. & Downtown with Quality Furnishings
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

Cozy and peaceful studio in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the garden studio for 2+ months during our relocation to Austin, TX. While we had some initial concerns about the size of the studio coupled to our length of stay, it ended up being a charming alternative to the bland, high-priced extended stay hotels and furnished corporate apartments.

The location of the studio couldn't be better. It is in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood but still close to it all, including our favorites Kerbey Lane Cafe and Anderson's Coffee. The studio itself is tastefully decorated and has all the amenities of home including a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, and plush towels. Finally Dierdre is an excellent host, always friendly and ready to help and accommodate. Our stay has been lovely and we'll miss it when we move along.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very helpful for others to know how you felt staying in the studio for an extended period. Thank you, Carolyn!
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Austin, Texas
5

None Better

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for several weeks during our house hunt in Austin. The property is in the center of the city near the university and is easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants. We couldn't have been happier with our stay and Deirdre is wonderful! She quickly answered any question we had and mad booking and staying there an absolute delight! If I could give the cottage a SIX star rating I would. A great time! Thanks Deirdre!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It means the world to me that you took the time to share your thoughts and that you had a nice stay. Welcome to your new life in Austin. And thank you very much!
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
5

Home, sweet home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple who regularly visit our daughter at the University of Texas at Austin. We usually stay with her, but this time we wanted to be nearby, but on our own. The location was perfect for us and from our first contact with the owner, Deirdre, we were delighted with her welcoming and helpful efforts to accommodate us in every way from start to finish. Although she was away during our stay, without once meeting, we felt very personally looked-after with prompt and caring attention. Thanks, Deirdre!

We were so pleased to arrive and find that every detail was just as advertised! It was cosy, more comfortable than we would have thought possible, suited in every way to our needs, neat as a pin and twice as clean (and one of us is a shameless clean-freak!) And what fun to have a lovely private and beautifully manicured outdoor area to step right out the door into. Sitting at the shaded patio table with a freshly brewed morning coffee was a treat even when the mornings were hot, as well as early in the evening when the fencing blocked the sun at the time of year.

The neighbourhood is really lovely, very quiet residential, but short walks and/or drives to every convenience (again just as advertised) including U.T., and beautiful downtown Austin, and easy access in every direction to explore further afield.

One of our favourite aspects of the cottage was that we were able to put away all our travelling paraphernalia (we explored North America by car for a couple of weeks before arriving). Everything fit into the large closet, kitchen cupboards, and large dresser, so that we really felt we were 'at home' after a couple of hours of settling in.

We could go on about every little detail in the same glowing terms and we definitely hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very heartfelt thanks for such a helpful and detailed review. I especially appreciate your understandable apprehension about paying before arrival and subsequent comfort. If only the world at large could get along as well as "strangers" in the "sharing economy" of Homeaway/vrbo. It can be a little scary for guest and owner but darn is it a sweet deal when both parties are super pleased. Thank you SO much and please come back soon.
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Portland, OR
5

Private Garden Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I had a great experience during my two month stay at the private garden cottage near U.T. Deirdre was extremely helpful and easy to communicate with. She made me feel very welcome in Austin. I love the Southwest inspired decor. Everything was clean and working properly. I was commuting downtown for work and had no problem catching the bus or even walking. I would definitely stay at this location again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your time to post a thoughtful review and for being a lovely guest. And please come back soon!
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5

Wonderful summer stay!

  • 5 of 5

Location, layout, and amenities were all terrific and in accordance with the online description. The property is well maintained and was very clean upon arrival. I appreciated the easy access to Mopac and short commute to UT's campus as I am a graduate student. The owner provided great customer service. She is very kind and was quick to respond to any questions/needs I had! I enjoyed walking in the neighborhood, Shoal creek, the fresh flower shop, and Brick oven pizza just down the road. I strongly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being a lovely guest and for the time you took to post a review. Please come back soon, Abby!
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5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I really had a great stay at this private garden cottage. The cottage was the perfect size for me! It included everything I needed. It has a fence that surrounds the cottage, to make your stay very private and secure. The outdoor sitting area was one of my favorite parts. Parking right next to cottage is very great. I really enjoyed being able to walk to Kerbey Lane to eat a delicious meal. The owner of the cottage is very sweet and helpful to make your stay everything you expect it to be!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a perfect guest and for your thoughtful review. Please come back soon!
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Car: not necessary

Located in the coveted, quiet and safe Brykerwoods/Old West Austin area, this charming studio puts the best of Austin at your fingertips. In 2007, the American Planning Association selected the Old West Austin Historic District as one of the ten greatest neighborhoods in the United States.

Walk to the Seton Hospital, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe (serving homegrown Austin food 24/7 for 30 years), 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), Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, bus stops, Car2Go, bike rentals, Randall's Grocery/Starbucks and hospitals.

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

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Rates & Availability

Oakmont Heights Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$1,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rent may be higher during Austin's biggest events every October, November, March.
Refundable Damage Deposit $200. $75 cleaning fee.
There is no tax on stays of one month or longer.
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 additional charges, too.
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Amenities

Oakmont Heights Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower has been upgraded to tile and glass. Photos soon.
  • Luxury tile and glass shower and tile flooring throughout. New vanity and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , The two twins pushed together make a king sized bed.
  • Two solid wood beds include twin-sized Sealy Posturpedic mattresses which can be pushed together to make one king-sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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