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Carole and Kerry Price

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

1/1 cozy Zilker cottage! Fall rates now! Walk to Zilker, pick up a taco, sweet!

84 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Zilker House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom/1 bath cottage with all the amenities of home.Fully stocked kitchen!

All our homes are fully licensed by the city of Austin. License number OL 2013 000595

Ask for details of our other properties especially the 3/2 next door to this comfortable home if you have a larger group.This adorable fully remodeled cozy cottage is on a full sized quiet residential lot with a large fenced back yard. A small elevated wood deck with table seating for four and gas BBQ grill are at the rear of the house of the back door. Inside the house you will find a full kitchen equipped with new appliances and stocked with dishware,

cutlery, pots and pans and virtually everything you may need to cook with for either a weekend stay or a month long visit. You just need to buy the groceries while we will provide an assortment of herbs, spices, coffee and teas for your pleasure. The living room has a comfy leather sectional sofa with cable HDTV, high speed internet and DVD player. The large bedroom has a queen sized bed with a Serta mattress, high thread count linens and comfy pillows, ample closet space and built in drawers with a small desk area with a plug for your computer. Extra blankets and bedding are there if needed. Plum Cottage has lots of windows and feels bright and cheerful while tastefully decorated. Bamboo floors throughout. Washer & Dryer are on premises.

There is ample parking both at the curb and off the street with plenty of room should you have an RV.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Carole and Kerry Price (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Carole and Kerry Price

We are Kerry and Carole Price and have been hosting out of town guests in Austin for over three years. Plum Cottage is our newest furnished rental home.

We have been married for over 28 years and have raised both of our children within a mile of this home and still live in the neighborhood. Kerry still has a day job in the packaging business and loves wooden boats. Carole manages the vacation rental properties and is a community volunteer with Hospice Austin.

We both found our way to Austin: Kerry from Minnesota and Carole from Glasgow Scotland. We met in South Austin in the mid 80's and have never left.

Carole and Kerry Price purchased this house in 1998

Why Carole and Kerry Price chose Austin

We bought this property several years ago and kept it as a long term rental property until converting it into a Short Term Furnished Vacation Rental opening in February of 2013. To make this conversion we have remolded starting at the wall studs and added a room to make a virtually new home.

The original home was built around 1950 and still has much of its old classic charm including the cut glass door handles and solid wood interior paneled doors and baseboards.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. This section of Austin is one of the most sought after areas for people coming to Austin to live or play. Conveniently located near to most of Austin's major - and some off beat- attractions. Here you will find real Austinites both young and old.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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I have rented Plum Cottage a number of times now from Carole and Kerry. The place is perfect little cottage (bedroom, bathroom , kitchen, and living room) that is well appointed and close to downtown and Zilker Park. Carole and Kerry have a wonderful decorating eye, and have thought of everything you might need for your stay (dishes, kitchen towels, glasses, even shopping bags). The house is wonderful, and Carole is very attentive; she always wants to be sure things are going well for you and that all's well with the house. It's why I've come back to this place so many times. Highly recommend.
Jun 2016
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Reviews

5
based on 84 traveler reviews

1/1 cozy Zilker cottage! Fall rates now! Walk to Zilker, pick up a taco, sweet!
average rating of 4.9880953 based on 87 reviews
Colorado
5

Cute, Cozy, Accomodating!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in town for a wedding and booked this house for the weekend. We were pleasantly suprised with just how well kept the property was, and in a great neighborhood and location ! We had easy access to food, short ride to downtown, and a lot of activities within miles of the house. The house was clean, and stocked with everything we would need for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to town for the UT/Notre Dame game. We loved this cottage, it is light and airy and made us feel at home. The location was perfect for us. We got to hike Zilker, shop and explore the area. We loved that it had dishes, utensils and some basic condiments so we could cook when we did not want to eat out. The owners are very nice and accommodating and do their best to make sure you feel at home! We will definitely be back and have already booked our next stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Atlanta
5

iSchool Initiative Bus Tour

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I tour around the country in a large tour bus for our company so parking can be an issue. After talking with Carole, she was very accommodating and made sure that we would have enough space to park. After a first successful stay we were back in two weeks! The Cottage feels like home away from home!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Cozy little cottage conveniently located directly off of S Lamar in a quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Carole and Kerry have anticipated all of the items that would normally require travelers to make multiple trips to the store; coffee, paper towels, tp, condiments, etc..Very nice, comfy cottage with everything provided for=excellent stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Falls Church, VA
5

Mommy and Me Trip to Austin

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I rented the Plum Cottage for over a week for a summer vacation to visit family and friends. The cottage was perfect! SO much better than a hotel. Clean, cozy, cute, and perfect location. The owners go above and beyond to make you comfortable! I highly recommend this cottage for one or two people!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

First off.... This is way better than staying in an hotel! Why havnt I done this before? Such a cute little home perfect for two. Our dog absolutely loved the yard to run around in. We will definitely be returning one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Car: recommended

Plum Cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood just a short walk or drive away to South Austin's vibrant newest restaurants, bars and shops. Famous Maria's Taco Express is just a block away for Live Sunday Gospel music and killer breakfast tacos or just down the street you can wander in to Gourdough's Public House Pub with their unique savory doughnut sandwiches. Up the road just a short jaunt you can mosey in to the world famous Broken Spoke honky tonk for some real live Texas swing music and dance the night away on their sawdust sprinkled dance floor. Bring your boots and cowboy hat! Amy's Ice Cream, Phil's Ice House, Kerbey Lane Cafe and much much more are all less than 1/2 mile away from your home away from home.

Other attractions: Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Hike and Bike Trail, South Congress Shopping district and Downtown Austin are all within a 5-10 minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Zilker House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
fall
Sep 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$132
Fri,Sat
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$129
From
$155
Fri,Sat
$825
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Ask about SXSW, ACL and F1 rates and nightly stay minimums.

Thanksgiving, Xmas, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends...all 3 night minmums

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Zilker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Full Bath with shower in tub. Plenty of thick towels and extras should you forget some tooth paste, brush, or q-tips it's there. We have tried to think of most anything that you may need should you have forgotten yours or simple need more.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Size Bed with new mattress and luxurious high thread count Egyptian cotton linens and comfy pillows. Ceiling fan. Lots of windows, built in closet with plenty of hanging space and drawers. A desk area with plug for computer or other electronics.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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