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Private Quaint Backyard Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This bright and open 500 square foot cottage, sitting in a tree-shaded backyard includes a bedroom, vaulted ceilings in dining/living area, hand-made oak cabinetry, kitchen, bathroom with unique redwood shower which is open to the sky.

We are located 1/2 block from Hemphill Park just north of UT in a lovely, older neighborhood with large pecan trees, a creek, grassy areas for jogging, frisbee, football, basketball, and dog walking.

It is right off the north drag of the UT campus walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, music venues, live theater, a local gym, grocery stores, video stores, shopping, museums, bike trails, with easy access to UT shuttle and city bus lines.

Why the Owner Chose North University: Year Purchased: 1986

Gene built this house himself originally to use as an office because with 4 children and a home business we were bursting at the seams. Our children are grown and gone, and with such a great city, neighborhood, street, it seems like the perfect place to share with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The great benefit we enjoy is the completely central location. We are close to an amazing array of interesting places and activities. We are also a 5 minute drive from both IH-35 and Mopac making access to the greater Austin and Texas areas as convenient as possible.

Nevertheless, we live on a beautiful, peaceful street with a feeling of being removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. The cottage itself is beautifully constructed with built in oak cabinets and furnished with antiques, a king sized bed, and a homey atmosphere. A screened in garden house is a peaceful, private place to read and enjoy the outdoors.

More Details

Owner
Patsy and Gene Tankersley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Patsy and Gene Tankersley

We bought our 86 year old house in 1986, and completely remodeled it. The cottage in our large backyard was built by Gene, architecturally in keeping with the original house. We came to Austin to go to the University of Texas, have lived in this neighborhood over 40 years. We love this area and think it's the best place to live in the entire state.

Patsy and Gene Tankersley purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Patsy and Gene Tankersley chose Austin

Gene built this house himself originally to use because with 4 children and a home business we were bursting at the seams. Our children are grown and gone, and with such a great city, neighborhood, street, it seems like the perfect place to share with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Private and quiet, pretty and tranquil, walking distance to lots of fun things.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Private Quaint Backyard Cottage
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 57 reviews
Denver, Colorado
4

Lovely cottage with a wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights when he was having surgery at the nearby St. David's Hospital. The cottage was a great location to the hospital in a quiet, yet central neighborhood. Patsy was great at communication and quick to respond to any questions I had. There were two sweet dogs that met us at the gate every time.

The cottage is in the large backyard behind the main house. There is a bedroom, a small kitchen, a sitting area, and a bathroom with only an outdoor shower. The shower is completely walled in and private, but if you're not expecting an outdoor shower, this is your fair warning.

The only reason I'm not giving a straight up 5 star review is that the HVAC system is a bit loud. We had the furnace on the first night and it cycled through about every 45 minutes. Unless you're a deep sleeper, you'll notice it. Same with the A/C, as it's the same unit. Bottom line: bring some earplugs and you'll probably be fine.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic and cozy stay in central location

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage is the perfect place for a couple visiting Austin. We came to spend Thanksgiving with two of our sons who live nearby. Everything was comfortable and well organized, and Patsy and Gene had thought of all the little things that make for a good stay: extra coffee in the freezer, directions to many local restaurants and stores, and plenty of solitude. The dogs were an added bonus: both friendly and ready to greet us on our return, and they got along well with our own elderly pup. The outdoor shower was fine, even with temps in the 60s during the day (not terribly great water pressure, but turning up the thermostat on the hot water heater solved that problem)--it seemed perfect for an Austin visit! We definitely hope to return soon and will look forward to staying here. Thank you for a fantastic holiday stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage and delightful hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations, great location. Quite charming, including hosts, their dogs, butterfly garden and the cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Wonderful cottage in a great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

What a fun stay in Austin! The location was perfect- close to downtown and near the University campus. The cottage is perfect for a couple- quiet and everything you need. A great king size bed and the outdoor shower was fun!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Charming, Cozy, close to much, and fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Overall I thought the home was fantastic. Nestled in a wonderfully landscaped backyard, it was never short on garden views. The cottage felt open and airy and quite comfortable. The attention to home comforts were fantastic. An actual kitchen with actual utensils and amenities was very thoughtful. The cottage was clean and well cared for. Anything you could possibly want to eat is within a short walking distance. (1-2 blocks). I would absolutely stay here again when in Austin.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Trudy's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Morris Williams Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate Highway -35
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Trudy's
Car: necessary

PRIVATE BACKYARD COTTAGE IN UT AREA

This bright, open 500 sq. ft. cottage, in a tree-shaded backyard includes a bedroom, vaulted ceilings in dining/living area, hand-made oak cabinetry, kitchen, bathroom with unique redwood shower which is open to the sky.

Just 1/2 block from Hemphill Park just north of UT in a lovely, older neighborhood with large pecan trees, a creek, grassy areas for jogging, frisbee, football, basketball, and dog walking.

Right off the north drag of the UT campus walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, music venues, live theater, a local gym, grocery stores, video stores, shopping, museums, bike trails, with easy access to UT shuttle and city bus lines.

1.1 miles to UT stadium, 10.2 miles- 20 minutes- to airport, 2.3 miles to downtown 6th street

Location is convenient to each of Austin's major roadways for day-trips in all directions including Central Texas Hill Country, LBJ Ranch, Bastrop St. Park, San Antonio.

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Discounted prices for longer stays: Higher rates during peak times: Memorial Day- 3 day minimum
1 week: $650 SXSW $160/day UT Graduation- 3 day minimum
2 weeks: $1,100 ACL $125/day- 3 day minimum $28.75/night for extra guest
3 weeks: $1,200 Formula 1 $200/day- 4 day minimum 30 days- no taxes
Thanksgiving-$110/day- 4 day minimum
Christmas- New Years- $110/day; minimum varies on days during this period
Pet fee $25/day
Weekly pet fee: $100. We're sorry, but we cannot accommodate puppies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

North University Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The sole shower is an enclosed redwood shower open to the sky. It is connected to the bathroom and is many guests' favorite feature. It is outside, and there is no tub or inside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large room with king size bed TV/DVD, vanity, and chiffarobe. Pack 'n Play available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
*Minimum Age Limit for Renters 28.

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