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Gene and Laurie Sharp

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Spring Valley Road Cottage Get-Away

27 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom cottage with a Hill Country View

SPRING VALLEY ROAD COTTAGE GETAWAY

Nestled in the Hill Country, this is our motto: “Peace, Joy, Harmony, and Just “Breathe”. Enjoy this place of tranquility. There are numerous bird feeders and baths for you to enjoy; songbirds year round, deer, wild turkey, roadrunners, jack rabbits, hawks, and a private deck to sit and enjoy this natural setting.

Your cottage is 800 square feet with all the amenities. It has an open full kitchen with a view, king-sized bed, sun-room, pull-out sofa in living room area, dining table, and full sized bath with tiled tub area. There is also a flat screen T.V. with cable and WIFI. Everything is decorated in a natural décor. Please enjoy a walk through seasonal wild flowers and enjoy the swing at the spring fed pond 100 yards from the cottage. There is an abundance of natural wild-life there as well. You may also enjoy the Labyrinth just off your back porch.

You would never know you are just minutes off of a major highway. We are 5 miles past the “Y” in Oak Hill just off 290 West. We love our windows open when the weather permits! We are 20 minutes from downtown Austin as well as the following area events or places of interest:

- F-1 - 30 to 40 minutes

- Golfing

- U.T. Football

- SWSW Music Festival

- ACL

- Capitol 10K

- Salt Lick BBQ – Austin ICON – 12 minutes

- Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center – 12 minutes

- Nutty Brown – Outdoor Music Venue - 2 minutes

- Hudson’s on the Bend Restaurant – 25 minutes

- Austin Airport 20-25 minutes

- Wimberley – 30 minutes

- Fredericksburg – 1hour

- San Antonio – One hour and 15 minutes

- Area lakes: 5 lakes within an hour - Lake Austin and

Lady Bird lake 15 minutes, Travis - 25 minutes and

Highland Lakes within an hour.

Owners are on the premises. Please know we totally respect your privacy, but extend that loving hand, “If you need anything, just ask”. We will promptly make your visit a stay of peace and harmony.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Gene and Laurie Sharp (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Gene and Laurie Sharp chose Texas Hill Country

Your cottage is located on 13.4 acres with a spring fed pond and lots of room to walk and breathe. Our immediate neighbors all have at least 20 acres. We are privately located at the end of our street where it is secluded and private. We are also adjacent to a 350+ acre wild life refuge. We welcome all animal life and enjoy the beauty of each and every day.

What makes this cottage unique

We are located in the 'Heart of the Hill Country'. We are close to numerous attractions, events and cities. However, we are tucked away in private, peaceful setting. Your cottage was thoughtfully decorated with natural decor wanting only for you to enjoy peace and comfort. We love this property -- It is a piece of our hearts! It radiates LIFE!

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

Spring Valley Road Cottage Get-Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Quaint, quiet, quality

  • 5 of 5

I don't usually write a review while we are actually at a property, but it is so comfortable and relaxed here that there is plenty of time to write as we enjoy the tranquility.

As we drove up just about dark, the cottage looked "country" just as in the pictures. When we opened the front door, however, we were pleasantly surprised to find an interior that delightfully combined country charm with a thoughtfully decorated touch of class. The pictures do not come close to capturing the attention to detail and the spotless presentation. The owners have provided every convenience and we settled in immediately. It was even more fun to wake up in the morning light to discover this beautiful piece of Texas countryside. We hope to stay here many times in the future as we visit our family in the area. Thank you to Owners Laurie and Gene for sharing this wonderful property with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serenity Awaits

  • 5 of 5

Upon entering the cottage, we were welcomed with a gorgeous vase of flowers, delicious cookies, fresh grapes, a bottle of wine, and a note from Laurie. The cottage made us feel as if we were "home"! Laurie and Gene have added so many personal touches to the property. The bed was extremely comfortable, the quiche was outstanding and there was more than enough cookware, spices, etc. so we could cook "in", as we had planned. Outdoors, we enjoyed watching the horses, chickens and numerous song birds while sitting on the deck savoring the wine. There was such peace being at this beautiful property and we look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, playful, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect place for my husband and I. A short drive from Austin to a little piece of heaven where you can rest and relax, watch birds and horses, and observe wildlife any time of day while sipping a beverage on the deck. The cottage was comfy and super clean. The kitchen was stocked with nice cooking items and utensils. The king size bed was great! We made day trips to Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Downtown Austin, and Waco and were so happy to return to this cute home away from home. The hosts were so respectful of our privacy but made every attempt to make us feel at home-including warm cookies and fresh flowers. We loved it and will stay there again when our travels take us back to Austin.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

By far, the best VRBO my husband and I have ever experienced!

  • 5 of 5

I really don't know where to begin in listing the wonderful qualities of Laurie and Gene's cottage! We have never received a warmer welcome to a vacation rental. Flowers, cookies, and wine greeted us upon entering and from there it just got better and better. The cottage was spotless and was so well-supplied that our every need was met (including quick access to a needle and thread when I needed them!). There are so many extra decorating touches that accentuate the outdoor/wildlife theme ~ all done very tastefully. The kitchen is COMPLETELY supplied. I doubt there is anything you will be wishing was there. Laurie has likely thought of it already. A review would not be complete without mention of the two horses on the property (both rescues with delightful personalities), the three friendly dogs, the laying hens, and the many, many birds that visit the feeders near the cottage's deck. Then there's the delightful fairy garden and the labyrinth. . .not to mention the short hike to the pond. If you're looking for a party house - this cottage IS NOT FOR YOU. The peaceful tranquility of the property would be tragically interrupted. But if you're looking for a warm and welcome home away from home with every convenience imaginable (expansive cable TV, wireless internet, A/C, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, etc.), this place is for you. Laurie and Gene give renters privacy, while at the same time standing ready to meet your every need. They are so respectful that they even make sure you are comfortable with dogs before introducing them to you (trust me, you will want to meet their gentle furry family members). When driving into the property you immediately sense what a special place you have discovered. It feels so remote and rural, yet you are close to many conveniences (including fabulous restaurants). We're already thinking about planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

The Spring Valley Road Cottage was conveniently located, easy to get into Austin and Dripping Springs and close to several wineries. The cottage was immaculately clean and had many extra amenities! The breakfast quiche was a delicious surprise and we had fresh flowers, cookies and wine waiting by the lit "fireplace" when we arrived. So nice. I wish it hadn't rained so we could have enjoyed the property more!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great weekend hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked the guest house because of its prime location only minutes from The Lookout event venue. It had easy access, plentiful ammenities & warm hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nutty Brown Cafe and Outdoor Venue
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Grey Rock in Circle C
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
290 West
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nutty Brown Cafe and Outdoor Venue
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Water ski
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Valente Beach - On Lake Austin

You would never know you are just minutes off of a major highway. We are 5 miles past the “Y” in Oak Hill just off 290 West. We love our windows open when the weather permits! We are 20 minutes from downtown Austin as well as the following area events or places of interest.

- F-1 - 30 to 40 minutes

- U.T. Football

- SWSW Music Festival

- ACL

- Capitol 10K

- Salt Lick BBQ – Austin ICON – 12 minutes

- Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center – 12 minutes

- Nutty Brown – Outdoor Music Venue - 2 minutes

- Hudson’s on the Bend Restaurant – 25 minutes (Give us a heads up and we’ll let Sara know you’re coming)

- Austin Airport 20-25 minutes

- Wimberley – 30 minutes

- Fredericksburg – 1hour

- San Antonio – One hour and 15 minutes

- Area lakes – Travis: 30 minutes, Lake Austin: 25 minutes, Buchanan: 1hour, 10 minutes LBJ: 1 hour, Canyon Lake: 1 hour

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Rates & Availability

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

We welcome F-1, ACL, SXSW and Holiday Weekend guests at our regular room rates. Any special event weekend is the same price as our regular room rates. Come out and enjoy!

The cottage price includes a stay for two people. If there are additional guests (Maximum total of four guests) there is a $20 a night charge per person.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have city water, however we are septic friendly.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Your cottage has three rooms all open to each other. The only doors are on the walk-in closet, pantry, linen closet, bathroom and exterior doors. The back door from the sunroom has French doors that lead out to the back deck. This design gives your place an open, airy feeling, yet has comfortable nooks to slip away for privacy or down time.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
21 years of age or older No over night guests other then tenants - 4 person maximum - However set up is best for 2 guests. This cottage is not suitable for children under the age of 12. $500 fine for smoking inside the cottage which will be applied to your credit card - Smoking outside is permitted. We have a list of nearby kennels for your pet. They are all equipped with indoor homes and outdoor play for your animal.

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