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New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Garden cottage with large porch, patio, garden. 1 BR, 1 Bath

Entering the garden gate, you'll walk under an arbor and pass the chicken coop, the organic garden and enter your own private retreat. We have made every effort to make this retreat as green as possible. Just inside the gate you have a lovely patio shaded by native Live Oaks, another garden area planted with Texas Natives, and a large covered porch with an outdoor dining spot, and a wide bench with huge Fat Boy beanbag cushions. Inside the Casita, which is small and efficient, you have a queen sized bed, an Italian love seat and ottoman, a kitchen with granite counter tops and equipped all the basics, an expandable dining table, a closet and a bath with walk in shower. There are handmade tiles installed in the kitchen and the bath. The dinnerware is from our studio. We We harvest rainwater and use it on the vegetable gardens, and use some for the landscaping. When available, we can supply you with some fresh eggs from the chickens and a vegetable or two from the garden. Just ask and we will harvest for you. The hot water heater is tankless on demand, the AC/heater is an energy efficient 18 Seer Mini-Split, and there is a ceiling fan to reduce the need for AC. The floors are hardwood and tile with an area rug in the living area. We use sustainable paper products, bath products and soaps. The furniture and cabinetry was locally sourced and/or reclaimed.

We have 3 fish ponds with Koi and goldfish for you to enjoy.

There is a lap pool on the property, filled with rainwater which you are welcome to use while enjoying the cool water, the flowers and watching the wind generators spin. This is a very relaxing place.

More Details

Owner
Claudia reese
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

About Claudia reese

I'm a studio artist and have made my living making pottery, tiles and sculpture since 1981. I taught in universities for a number of years but found that I loved running my own studio. It gives me the freedom to work on my property and add tiles, sculpture, architectural elements, gardens and out buildings.

Claudia reese purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Claudia reese chose Austin

I bought this property because I love Austin and especially this area. When I found it, the cooling breezes seemed to always be blowing. First I built the studio, then my house and pool, and to capture those breezes, I put in a couple of wind turbines. Just recently we finished the Casita which I'm calling CasitAlegre.

What makes this cottage unique

This 'compound' developed organically. We'd add one building and another just seemed to want to be built. We've been conscious of making it as environmentally green and sustainable as possible. The main house is built with compressed earth blocks, there are many solar panels, and two wind turbines which we've dubbed 'Thing 1 and Thing 2', a vast water collection system, and of course the gardens. So we've been at it for a while, and I still have new ideas of things to build and improve.

When you visit you'll find a wonderful pool for relaxing or swimming, and just outside the gates, good walking routes and great bike routes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect!



Everything was absolutely stunning. We can't wait to go back. It was so peaceful, but also enough to the city so we could enjoy that too!
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Tumbleweed Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom and closet area are a separate space off the main living area. Large walk-in shower with sumptuous tiles. Large vanity area. Ample closet space.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Cleverly designed with retractable privacy screen everything (except bath and closet) fits into the one main room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Minimum age for renters: 25. Children OK but there is only one bed. We now have 10 HD TV channels and WiFi PETS: Pets are permitted in rental with prior approval. $10. per pet/day up to a max of $60.per pet per week 1. All Pets must be on leashes outside of fenced area. 2. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. 3. Pets are not allowed on furniture. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. 4. All pets must be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea/ tick repellent 3 days prior to arrival 5. All pets must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations including Bordetella. All items above sole responsibility of the pet owner. 6.The homeowners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets while on premisis. 7. 'Vicious or Dangersous Dogs' trained for dog fighting with any tendency or disposition to attack dogs or other domestic animal or humans without provocation not pertmitted.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

New Listing! Casita in rolling Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.9375 based on 49 reviews
5

A true get-away!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location....private, quiet, and tucked away! Enjoyed it very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Cute little casita

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for an Austin getaway. Close enough to get to Austin quickly but far enough for peace and quiet. We would definitely stay at this cute casita again !

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great… again

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here about 5 or 6 times. Great once again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

This was the most amazing property I have ever had the opportunity to stay at !!

  • 5 of 5

As we drove up the long driveway to this amazing property, we were completely blown away at what we saw !! This was a magical compound filled with color & art that you could never imagine!!! Right away we could see that a lot of the structure was re-purposed and found throughout the property. But what we didn't know right away, was that the incredibly talented artist was the property owner. In plain sight and hidden in the magical gardens were her sculptures made right there in her studio on the property. Each piece had its own personality that came alive through facial expressions and color! The handmade tiles were vivid and bright about the property! There were chickens in there color cleanly coop to greet us as we walked under a lit twig trellis to the Casita!

Inside the Kaseeta was just as magical through color and handmade pottery. The handmade tiles were so bright & colorful in the shower, you felt like you were showering and beautiful artwork! The kitchen was full of any utensil you need to cook just about anything, but the coolest thing was all the handmade plates & cups! The porch was the perfect place to sit and have any meal.. The pool was magnificent!! And at the end of the day there was a comfy cozy bed to fall into for a great night sleep !!

We will definitely be back one day for another special stay....

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was beautiful, great Austin charm

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was very beautiful. We Enjoyed the quiet and relaxing vibe. Taking a stroll through the grounds with a glass of wine was a nice way to spend the evenings after a day in downtown Austin. The Casita itself was clean and accommodating. The seating outside was romantic and a great place to sit and take in the wonderful weather of Austin. I would definitely come back in the future, love Hill Country

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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4

A little eclectic hill country casita

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a quiet week-long get-away in the rustic Casita. Unique and very "Austin" experience. Would advise would-be renters that the bed is quite soft and the road to the property is much better navigated by 4-wheel drive or an SUV as there are some deep ruts and rough spots. The casita was very clean and well-appointed. Also should note that it would be difficult to navigate for anyone with significant mobility issues as there are steps to/from the bathroom inside the casita and a pathway from the parking area to the front porch. Great spot for rustic and quiet get-away.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Barton Springs Pool
"One of Austin's gems."
South Congress Avenue
"Eclectic and energizing fun."
Torchy's Tacos - Trailer Park
"Coming soon to Westlake!"
Lady Bird Lake Trail
"Great for walking, running, biking!"
Austin City Limits Music Festival
"Great fun for all"
Mount Bonnell
"Wonderful view of the lake, worth the climb."
Zilker Botanical Garden
"Beautiful!"
Barton Creek Greenbelt West
"Fantastic when the creek is running!"
Blanton Museum of Art
"World class art museum"
6th Street
"An Austin must-see"
BookPeople
"Home town book store, great breadth and depth."
Frank Restaurant
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
263 Provisions, on Cuernavaca Drive
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Barton Creek Resort
Nearest Train
10 Miles
AMTRACK, downtown Austin
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Capitol of Texas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
263 Provisions on Cuernavaca Drive
Nearest Ski
700 Miles
Taos, NM
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Austin
Car: necessary

This secluded and darling garden cottage is located within a potter's compound. We have a ceramics studio on the property and make dinnerware, tiles and sculpture. Lake Austin is nearby and Lake Travis not too far away. Abundant dining, shopping, movies, and theater within 6 miles.

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Rates & Availability

Tumbleweed Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Formula One Race
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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