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Owner - Michelle Keahey

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo

46 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 . 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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner - Michelle Keahey (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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, Natalie Portman who rented my entire house while filming a movie here. My home is my refuge where I can unwind, rejuvinate my spirit and entertain my friends. I share my home with two beautiful English Setters.

Owner - Michelle Keahey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Owner - Michelle Keahey chose Austin

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.

Reviews

5
based on 46 traveler reviews

Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
5

Hidden Gem In Downtown Austin

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic and its location can't be beat! It's a quick walk from South Congress Ave. but is far enough away that it's peaceful and relaxing and you don't hear any noise from traffic or people over on South Congress Ave.

The outdoor area is very peaceful and a great spot to relax and take a nap or read a book. The living space of the guest house was very comfortable and had all of the amenities you could need. The outdoor setting and garden environment make you forget that you're staying in downtown Austin, but there are plenty of great shops and restaurants within walking distance or a short drive.

We will be planning to stay here again for any future visits to Austin, and I would recommend this property to anyone who's planning a visit to Austin.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Montclair, NJ
5

Great cottage house in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and well-appointed guest cottage. The garden is beautiful and provides a really pleasant place to sit and relax. The location is superb....easy walk to a great section of South Congress Street, and short car ride to downtown and other points of interest. Bathroom/shower setup is good, and bed is very comfortable. Air conditioning and ceiling fans are excellent. Michelle (owner) was great in providing info and responding to questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

This is the only place to stay in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to live like a local and enjoy the funky "and" sophisticated charm of a "tiny house" that will soon be a TV Star (TINY HOUSES AUSTION), this is the only place to stay in Austin! This wonderfully appointed guest house is only blocks from the happenings of South Congress, but offers a quiet oasis hidden among sprawling live oaks and lush flora. Five star amenities in a five star location!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Washington DC
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The guest house is fantastic. The pictures don't do it justice: it's beautifully constructed and designed, with top-notch, high-end amenities throughout. (The kitchen alone is appointed better than mine at home.) The guest house is compact in size but has beautiful high ceilings, lots of windows, and good air conditioning plus a ceiling fan, so it feels light and airy. The location is great as well: easy walking distance to South Congress Street but just far enough off the strip to be quiet and peaceful. I didn't get the chance to meet Michelle but she was very helpful and kind in offering a late check-out if I needed it. My only regret is that the weather was dreadful for the whole duration of my stay so I couldn't take advantage of the lovely outdoor space. I would happily return again on my next trip to Austin.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Lincoln Nebraska
5

Location is the best!

  • 5 of 5

From the Guest House, you can easily walk to South Congress for a morning coffee, dinner or shopping. The indoor space is well organized and comfortable for a couple. The seating on the tree-covered deck was a wonderful spot to read or just relax. Michelle was a great host and very accommodating to requests. We would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our stay in Austin! I would definitely recommend this unit as it's basically perfect for two people (you could possibly sleep one more in the loft?) but it was perfect for us. It's also incredibly close to a ton of shops/restaurants which I couldn't think of a better location now that we stayed there. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Austin. Michelle was super accommodating! Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municiple Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH-35 & Riverside
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks to SoCo
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
1st weekend ACL
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
2nd weekend ACL
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Formula One
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

The guest house is for the enjoyment of paying guests only. Please inquire with the owner for other guest arrangements.
Inquire about rates for main house plus guest house for Formula One and SXSW. Includes 4+ beds & 3 baths total.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 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:
  • 360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has 1 operable casement window and one awning window in the shower. Towels, body soap/shampoo & hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This queen bed is accessed by a ladder in the loft space.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bed is located on the main level next to the fireplace
  • The guest house has a queen bed on the main floor next to the fireplace; an awesome place to sleep in the winter and a queen bed in the loft which you access by a ladder. Both beds have Temperpedic mattress covers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
WIFI available. I-Pod station. No guests under 28 years old allowed without adult supervision. Private parking for one car. May have a maximum of an additional two cars on the street.

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