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Total Charm in Hyde Park, Natl Register of Historic Places at UT and Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Stand Alone Cottage, Privacy and Large Backyard, Garage

Five to ten minutes from the University of Texas and downtown, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village within a city. This Hyde Park cottage puts history, the spirit of adventure and the best of Austin at your fingertips.

*Stand alone cottage means this property is not shared with any other people nor rentals, nor does this property share property line with an apartment complex, a rarity in Hyde Park.

*Preserved architectural details include cabinetry, tiles, tub, sinks.

*Signed art. Fine furnishings throughout from the 1930's and earlier.

*Original hardwood floors. Wooden blinds. Solid wood furnishings from the home's era.

*100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses.

*Giant trees. Large backyard. Outdoor antique wrought iron furniture.

*HDTV. DVD. Free Wi-Fi and Cable TV.

*Garage offers covered parking and storage.

Walk to the University of Texas, eateries, museums, live theater, Austin Farmers' Market, Avenue B's 100+ year old grocery store, Texas' oldest municipal golf course, public tennis courts and pools, top ranked public schools, Tour of Homes.

The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Lee Elementary School. Designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, this represents the USA's highest honor for a public school. Kealing Middle School is one of four Magnet schools in Austin. And McCallum High School has been designated as the Austin Independent School District's Fine Arts Academy.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Deirdre

In 1994 I bought this home, my first historical home in Austin, and I have enjoyed being a landlord for over ten years. Separately, having used an imperfect diet instead of chemotherapy to reverse my own disabling disease, my other career uses over two decades as a Registered Dietitian to bring the healing power of food to others. As featured speaker for radio and TV, medical professionals, universities and corporations, I have authored a book that sells in twelve countries and is a best seller at Amazon. A documentary of my recovery, “The Incurables”, also airs internationally on Veria TV. My hope is to simply a healing diet for others on their path to remarkable results.

Deirdre purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Deirdre chose Hyde Park

I own several 1930's cottages in central Austin, all of them in neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places. For ten years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. In my humble opinion, this is the only neighborhood left in Austin that still retains the feel of old, laid back, quintessential college-town Austin, yet it offers immediate access to the best of what is new in Austin. A home built in 1850 is two blocks away. This street alone has six homes which have garnered commendation individually on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the extraordinary neighborhood, I was always grateful to enjoy so many original details of this home. Having spent more than two years in Europe, architectural integrity, urban location and uncompromised materials along with a good price became what mattered much more than square footage. Thus beautiful cottages and cozy spaces are a natural fit for me now. I hope you'll enjoy this enchanting property as much as I do.

What makes this cottage unique

Premium real estate and privacy at a reasonable price. Preserved historical details include original tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, original sinks and cast iron tub, original glass door knobs, original kitchen cabinetry, original ironing board stored inside the kitchen wall. Stand alone cottage with covered parking and a large back yard all to yourself because this is the only residence on the entire property. (Duplexes, triplexes and apartment complexes are extremely common in Hyde Park.) It's very easy to live car free in this cherished neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Delightful parrot colony just one block north at the University of Texas Intramural Field. Comfort is ensured with all linens made of 100% cotton. Multiple very good grocers, restaurants, eateries along with a theater and a museum are all within walking distance.


Hyde Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • I insist on the highest quality materials throughout. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, Matouk Egyptian Cotton shower curtain.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • I insist on the finest sleeping experience. Each of the two full sized beds includes 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Some of the pleasures of this house include the original cast iron tub, ceramic sinks, glass doorknobs, and tiles in both kitchen and bathroom. Time Warner's Basic Cable TV and WiFi are provided at no extra charge. There is no fence around the property. Under limited circumstances, with prior permission and an additional security deposit will some pets will be considered.


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Total Charm in Hyde Park, Natl Register of Historic Places at UT and Downtown
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Charming house in the PERFECT location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved our stay in this charming and historic home. Located right in the heart of Hyde Park the house is within strolling distance to great neighborhood bars, restaurants and shops.

The owner was very attentive, accessible and quickly responded to any questions we had (which were mostly regarding extending our stay!). I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being lovely guests. It was a joy to do business with you and your partners. Please come back soon!
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Great stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was a real find!!! Perfect location for me - within walking distance to my daughter and centrally located to everything you want to do in Austin. The house is adorable - authentic 1930's and has been kept up beautifully. Everything was so clean and comfortable. Beds/sheets were great. Wonderful deep tub/shower. Great A/C and VERY quiet neighborhood, which is important to me. Can walk to many delicious and popular Austin restaurants - Mother's Cafe, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Quack's Bakery/Coffee shop, Dolce Vita, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, Julio's Cafe, Avenue B Grocery. Love Vino Vino on Guadalupe too. The entire experience made my time in Austin special. It was so nice not to have to fight parking, traffic etc to get "home!!!" I think it is fun and unique to have other options for staying in Austin. Owner could not have been more attentive and helpful and even made sure some jewelry, I left in the bedroom, was returned to me. If your are looking for convenience, character and comfort, I think you would love this place!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give a detailed perspective on the cottage, Deborah. It has been a real pleasure getting to know you and I hope so much you'll return soon.
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Great stay in cute historic Hyde Park bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in this adorable Hyde Park bungalow. We had a longer stay, about 2 months, as we just moved back to Austin from New York and are working on renovating a house. The house itself is beautifully preserved, and we found it to be clean and comfortable upon arrival. This home is perfect for both short and long term stays- we loved the space and quickly felt right at home. During our stay Deirdre was sweet and helpful, always quick to answer a text. The Hyde Park neighborhood is a perfect way to get to know Austin- we loved getting coffee at Quacks, smoothies at Juiceland and going for swims at Shipe pool.

We were sad to leave an would absolutely recommend this property to a friend!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes my day to hear how much you got thorough enjoyment from my prized little cottage and Hyde Park. Thanks so much for being lovely guests and for posting a review.
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The perfect place to stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is the perfect place to stay in Hyde Park. It is ideally situated on a quiet road and has a charming, secluded back yard, perfect for enjoying afternoon tea! The cottage is both charming and cosy, has everything you could possibly need and is well stocked with the essentials for a comfortable stay - Ralph Lauren towels, soft bedding, wi-fi, TV, coffee maker, powerful and hot shower, very efficient washer and dryer. The location of the property is within easy reach of all major Austin highways and is within close walking distance to a bunch of restaurants, coffee shops and stores such as Quacks Bakery and Mother's Restaurant. The owner is always very responsive and was a pleasure to do business with. We had a very happy 3 month stay this summer and would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Christine, and for being the lovely guests. Please come back soon.
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A perfect home in one of the best Austin locations

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in an incredible location. The bed in the master bedroom is possibly the most comfortable ever and the house is the perfect size for a long or short stay.

Hyde Park is such a charming area - near downtown but quiet, and you have to go to Vino Vino for dinner (tell Kelley Tom sent you and you'll be grand)

Overall, i could not recommend this house highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always an honor if a repeat guest tries and enjoys another of my properties. Thanks so much for always eing a perfect guest and for giving my sweet little Hyde Park house a chance to prove her charms. And please come back again soon!
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Home from home

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely little cottage with a lot of character in one of the more unique Austin neighborhoods. The rooms are ample and bright, the kitchen is well equipped, and the beds are extremely comfortable.

The location is very convenient to the UT intramural playing fields, where I could take my dog for walks. The neighborhood is great for walking too, with many interesting historic homes to look at along quiet tree lined streets. There are plenty of places nearby for groceries, coffee, ice cream, baked goods, cheese, hairdressing and so on! (There is even a Ferrari dealership down the road!)

All that Austin has to offer is within easy reach, and I enjoyed being able to leave my car and use public transit to get about with ease - there are several bus stops a short walk away.

Deirdre is a very helpful and attentive owner, and clearly is very fond of this cottage and wants her guests to enjoy it as much as she does.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being the perfect guest and for your thoughtful review. And please come back for a discount because you took such nice care of my property. Thank you!
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Car: not necessary

Included on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village inside a city. Very few neighborhoods can boast of having their own sculpture museum, live theater, annual tour of homes, the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, 100 year old grocery stores, Austin Farmer's Market, the highest ranked public schools, public tennis courts and swimming pools, and restaurants galore. Proximity to UT makes it popular among faculty and graduate students, and those going downtown find the easy drive attractive. Hyde Park is also popular with young families who enjoy architectural integrity, quiet streets, parks and welcoming community.

Walk to Antonelli’s Artisinal Cheeseshop, Quack’s Bakery & Coffee Bar, Asti Trattoria, Fresh Plus Grocers, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Mother’s Vegetarian Cafe, Daily Juice Raw Cafe, The Avenue B 100 yr old Grocery, Vino Vino Wine Bar, Mandola's Italian Market, Dolce Vita Gelato and Espresso, Hyde Park Gym, Flying Saucer Pub.

Other Activities: At UT: football and sports, LBJ presidential library, Blanton Art and Texas Memorial Museums.

Golf: Within walking distance is the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, Hancock Public Golf Course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clearning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

Nightly fees are $3195/30 nights for occupancy 1-2.
Correct pricing includes no tax on stays of 30 nights or longer.
Nightly fees are higher in March. Please email or call me for a March quote.
E-Checks and wire transfers do not incur the 3% fee added to all PayPal and CC payments.
If approved, pets apply towards total occupancy and incur additional fees, too.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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