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Studio cottage with queen bed - cute and cheap! Great location!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Studio style Guest House.

Welcome to The Garner Hideout!

This cozy guest house is in the Zilker ‘hood that marks the entryway to South Central Austin. The neighborhood sits on a limestone bluff over the 350-acre Zilker Park. This is the home of the Austin City Limits music fest and of Austin’s spring fed soul—Barton Springs pool.

From The Garner Hideout, walk west into the sunset to dip in Austin’s coolest pool, mountain bike along Barton Creek, stroll through the Botanical Gardens, romp on the Zilker’s playscape or ride the Zilker Zepher train. Don't miss the gorgeous Umlauf Sculpture Garden, it's a true urban oasis.

Just down the hill to Restaurant Row on Barton Springs Road - where you'll find Austin Java, Chuy's Tex Mex, and Uncle Billy's BBQ. And shortly from there you can make your way to Lady Bird Lake, where you can rent a kayak or canoe or circumnavigate the lake on Lady Bird’s hike and bike trails. At dusk, run, paddle or pedal under the Congress Ave. bridge, home to the nation’s largest urban bat colony. Just across the lake looms the downtown skyline and the Whole Foods’ mother store, a new Trader Joe's, and much much more.

Walk easily to the Alamo Drafthouse and several of Austin hot-spots like Vox, Shake Shack, Uchi, Cantina Italian, Medici Coffee, The Gibson and HighBall.

You're just a shot hop over to South Congress’ funky shops and restaurants and less than two miles away is Sixth Street’s and all the madness.

More Details

Property Manager
Jay Reynolds
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

I was a little anxious about this place, as I always am. Dis I make a bad choice? Well, the neighborhood was wonderful, quiet, a good varity of houses, lots of trees and birds, and frequesnt people walking. We walked into the back yard and met the owner right away sweeping flower petals. A wonderful chat and then into the cottage. Very comfortable! Too bad we never found time to use the kitchen. We had four occasions to talk to the owners in the main house and enjoyed each conversation very much
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Barton Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This is a studio cottage, with one queen bed and a fold down sleeper sofa in the living area. Can sleep up to 3 with the use of the small-ish fold down sofa bed, but it's really designed for just two.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Garner Hideout shares a back yard with the main house - and you're welcome to use the deck and grill if the owners aren't using it! They're super nice and love having new friends!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Studio cottage with queen bed - cute and cheap! Great location!
average rating of 4.625 based on 11 reviews
5

Very pleased with the rental. Very close walk to Barton Springs. Very nice hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully cozy. Close to everything. We thoroughly enjoyed this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great host

  • 5 of 5

The best host ever!! Way above my expectations. And location is very nice and safe and also quiet. Takes 20 minutes to walk to the bus #801 that goes to downtown. And SoCo district is very nice so no need to go downtown so often. Lots of music and shops there too.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southport, NC USA
5

Quiet, comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This quiet and comfortable cottage worked perfectly for my time in Austin. It has all the basics you need for an easy and relaxing stay, and its location in a peaceful and eclectic neighborhood is still close to parks, restaurants, bars, clubs, even downtown. If you have access to a bicycle, you'll never need to get into a car. Even the public transportation works well here. While the cottage could use a few updates/upgrades, everything works extremely well (and they'd have to charge more if they did). Overall an outstanding value.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cute little place!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at The Garner Hideout for the ACL weekend. It is nothing fancy, but clean and well-equipped, and very convenient to Zilker Park and some of the best restaurants in Austin. On the downside, though, the A/C is not very good and the mini-blinds need to be replaced. The bathroom blind was broken and permanently stuck in the "up" position, leaving a person feeling very exposed. I did mention this to the manager, however, and I'm pretty sure he will be addressing this issue. The owners live in the main house, and are very nice, friendly people. If you have a small child, there are books and toys kept in the house, too. Overall, a nice, homey alternative to a hotel stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City
5

Perfect cozy stay during SXSW

  • 5 of 5

The Garner Hideout was the perfect spot for my girlfriend and I to spend five days during SXSW. It was just hidden enough away from the madness of downtown, but still only a five minute cab ride from that area. Also only five or so minutes to South Congress, and literally right around the corner from all the good stuff on Barton Springs Road. The space itself was exactly what we needed and nothing more. A cute little studio space with a comfy bed. Just perfect. And the couple that rent the home are such nice people, it really creates a warm atmosphere. Would totally stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dublin, Ohio
4

Cozy cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

This is our third time renting from Vacation Cake Rentals. Each has been a great experience! Jay and Lauren have been great to work with and are responsive to my requests. This place is very cozy and very comfortable for two people. The pictures do need updating as the opening next to the bed has been removed and some furnishings have been updated. You can easily walk to the restaurants on Barton Springs and some on Lamar. The Alamo Draft house theater is also a short walk. It is a great place to enjoy a movie, a meal or snack and a beer🍺. Go to Mutha Effen Bingo at The Park on Lamar on Tuesday night for a fun time. The food and drinks are good also. Visit the Whole Foods mother ship at Lamar and 5th. Unbelievable! Can't wait to rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
AUS
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
several within 20 minutes drive
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
MoPac (Loop 1) or i-35 or 71
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
tons of great food nearby
Car: not necessary

Zilker Neighborhood

The entryway to South Central Austin, the Zilker ‘hood sits on a limestone bluff over the 350-acre Zilker Park. This is the home of the Austin City Limits music fest and of Austin’s spring fed soul—Barton Springs pool. Follow the sunset west from the house to dip in Austin’s coolest pool, mountain bike along Barton Creek, stroll through the Botanical Gardens, romp on the Zilker’s playscape or ride the Zilker Zepher kiddie train. The gorgeous nearby Umlauf Sculpture Garden is well worth a visit.

Walk north to affordable eateries on Barton Springs Road’s restaurant row or to Lady Bird Lake, where you can rent a kayak or canoe or circumnavigate the lake on Lady Bird’s hike and bike trails. At dusk, run, paddle or pedal under the Congress Ave. bridge, home to the nation’s largest urban bat colony. Just across the lake looms the downtown skyline and the Whole Foods’ mother store, where you can have your sweetie dipped in a vat of chocolate.

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Rates & Availability

Barton Heights Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL Week 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
ACL Week 2
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

NOTE: This property is only typically rented Thursday thru Monday except for in the summer months.
NO pets allowed in this property - we do have other pet friendly places, just inquire!
Normal rates: $135/night
SXSW/F-1/ACL: $250
$60 cleaning fee and tax applies to all rentals.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to 30 days prior - 90 days for major festival bookings. Full refund if we are able to rebook in any case.

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