About the property
- Cottage360 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Beautiful property to relax but in the heart of it all!
This luxury downtown property is ideally located just two blocks from S. Congress (SoCo) and Lady Bird Lake. It's the perfect place for a weekend getaway or reprieve from a business trip. It's also perfect for events or small gatherings under 30 people. Check with the host for event pricing. Walk to arts and entertainment or stay in and enjoy the privacy of the beautiful grounds. The outdoor entertaining areas and gas grill are located between the main house and guest house; a perfect place for dining alfresco under the canopy of winding Oaks lit with white lights. There are multiple places to relax, dine and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The guest house is an open space with 360 square feet and 15 foot cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and cedar ceiling. There is a Queen bed on the main level and a queen bed in the loft and one bathroom. There is a kitchenette, a table for four and wood burning fireplace. In the heart of it all but you won't want to leave!
The house was built in 1927 and resembles a European cottage. The guest house was constructed in 2006. The property and grounds have been published in garden magazines and open for public outdoor living tours.The guest house is connected to the main house by a breezeway with the outdoor entertaining areas in the center of the two houses. Casement windows surround the guest house with beautiful views of the gardens and 100+ year old Oak trees. The outdoor space has multiple seating areas for rest, relaxation and dining. This property is for the exclusive enjoyment of paying guests only. There is a strict noise ordinance by 10:30 p.m.
Owner - Michelle Keahey
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Owner - Michelle Keahey
I am a native Austin Realtor® for the past 25+ years. I have enjoyed a landscaping business as well as my design work helping clients with their remodel projects inside and out. I enjoy traveling for inspiration. I have shared my home with people from all over the world as well as one famous guest. My home is my refuge where I can unwind, rejuvenate my spirit and entertain my friends.
Owner - Michelle Keahey purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Owner - Michelle Keahey chose Greater South River City
The location is the best Austin has to offer for those that want to be walking distance to all of the arts and entertainment, dining and shopping, while being able to retreat in the privacy of an urban oasis.
What makes this Cottage unique
In addition to the vibrant Soco area there are always festivals, concerts and marathons in the immediate location. ACL music festival and SXSW are within 5 to 10 minutes away. Hike and bike trails, kayaking and sculling on Lady Bird Lake, bat watching on South Congress bridge. Visit the State Capital, the museums, the second street shopping district. Enjoy the nightlife in the warehouse and sixth street districts. Catch a performance at the new Long Center for Performing Arts. Swim in our beloved spring fed pools - Stacy pool located in Travis Heights, Deep Eddy and Barton Springs.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cute, Great Location
Very cute place with a great outdoor space. Great location near SoCo. And Michelle was a very friendly, helpful host.
Michelle’s guest house is beautiful. It’s hard to believe your are only a few blocks away from “happening” South Congress as the views from the windows make it feel like you are in a tree house.
The guesthouse was decorated in a sophisticated yet charming style with lots of high end finishes. The coffee provided was some of the best I’ve had!
Michelle was a fantastic host. Although she was available, I did not see her after we checked in. It made the stay feel even more intimate.
Overall, I had an amazing experience and would highly recommend. Thanks Michelle!
A lovely and enchanting retreat
Our visit to the vibrant city of Austin was only enhanced by our stay in this incredible little haven. Cozy, clean, and thoughtfully appointed with the things you need while traveling. Michelle was a wonderful host and we could not have been more pleased. We'll be back again.
Beautiful cottage in desirable SoCo area
This is the 3rd time for us to return for a girls trip and, again, it did not disappoint! Within walking distance to all the shops and food trucks on South Congress, we hardly ever had to take a car the entire time. Only 10 minutes from Domain and close to several breweries, we will definitely be back again! Thanks Michelle for all of your hospitality!
Beautiful place. Great location. Michelle was a terrific host.
Central location with an amazing ambience!
This home is a gem in the SOCO/Travis Heights area. The space was perfect for our trip. The apartment was very clean and cozy, and we enjoyed tea out in the yard. Michelle was very hospitable and welcoming. Loved it!
This downtown property is two blocks from S. Congress or (SoCo) just behind the St. Cecilia Hotel. Walk to shopping, restaurants and live music. It's also just a half mile to downtown, 6th street and the Convention Center where a lot of the SXSW activities are located. The Long Center for performing arts is also walkable by less than 10 minutes. If you like to walk or jog you can reach the hike and bike trail or 'Lady Bird Lake' in just 5 minutes. Barton Springs swimming pool is a 10 minute drive, well worth it even if you don't want to swim! Across from the spring is Zilker Park where the famous Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival is located. There is plenty to do within walking distance or a short cab ride to all the popular spots in Austin from this property. Other Activities: Boating, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa Golf: Lions Municiple Golf Course is approximately 5 miles away and is a public golf course.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The guest house is for the enjoyment of paying guests only. Please inquire with the owner for other guest arrangements. Inquire about rates for events and main house plus guest house for Formula One and SXSW. Includes 4+ beds & 3 baths total.