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

13 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Austin 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: 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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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
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

Private Garden Cottage at U.T. & Downtown with Quality Furnishings
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 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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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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5

Terrific experience

  • 5 of 5

I've had an incredibly pleasant experience while renting this cozy place. It was very close to various great restaurants and it was located in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood, yet very close to downtown. The owner provided great customer service while being available any time of the day for any possible issues. Her communication skills and enthusiastic personality made every interaction very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this studio to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a terrific guest and for taking the time to post your review. It's a pleasure and a privilege to serve. Thank you.
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5

Wonderful Place and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a safe and quiet neighborhood with easy access to Loop 1 and I-35. It is clean and has all the amenities one would need for a comfortable stay. The property owner, Deirdre, is a delightful person that was always helpful and made sure I was enjoying my stay. Looking forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Austin Studio Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay
$1,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $95

The entirety of the "Service Fee" on your online quote applies ONLY if you pay for your stay through this website.
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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Austin Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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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