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On a tree lined quiet street, with excellent walk-ability to bars, lake and restaurants, this Cottage is the perfect place to be in Austin. With two bedrooms, a full kitchen and a yard to relax in, this is the best vacation getaway right in the heart of the hippest neighborhood Austin has to offer.
Built in 1926, and completely remodeled, it offers historic quality and modern conveniences.
Don't miss a thing on your streaming account, because the cottage has wireless internet and a smart TV that has quick buttons to Netflix and Amazon.
You'll even find a wireless printer to print boarding passes that you can access from your phone or tablet.
This cottage instantly welcomes you with wine, snacks and essentials. The kitchen is fully stocked with dining ware, pots pans, wine glasses, bottle openers and an array of chargers, just in case you left yours behind.
We try to think of everything you might need to make your stay a respite so you can just enjoy everything Austin has to offer.
Walking distance to Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail. On the Hike and Bike trail you can find canoe and stand up paddle rentals to enjoy the lake fully. Austin's Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) is a hub of outdoor activity. The trail will lead you to Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and Deep Eddy Pool....moreless
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Jun 23 - Jun 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 15, 2015
3 night min stay
Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2015
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
2 night min stay
Mar 4 - Mar 20, 2016
2 night min stay
Oct 6 - Oct 30, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Austin offers visitors a full array activities. The cottage is walking distance to Austin's central waterway, Lady Bird Lake, which makes this location the perfect place for both enjoying city conveniences and the great outdoors. Less than a half a mile from the lake and from Rainey Street this home is the sweet spot for enjoying Austin. On Rainey street you can find bars, restaurants, pedicabs and Austin's bcycle bike rentals. (check out: https://austin.bcycle.com/home/).
A little further away, and you will find the all the treats of South Congress St. and the hum of historic 6th Street.
The neighborhood is fast becoming the new favorite for its laid back style and awesome eateries. The East side is where you will find both sleek Modern homes, and fun classic cottages, like this one that sports its mail box in a tree.
With to-the-minute styles at clothiers like Maga and Solid Gold and hair salons like Hearts and Robots you will soon blend in. All food choices are available, from elegant dining like Buenos Aries Cafe and Qui, or hole in the wall classics like Sputnik burgers, to an array food trailers, its all available in the area.
With plenty of parking and even a BBQ, you can stay in and enjoy the fresh style of the cottage, with cable and internet TV available.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We love Austin, and want to share it with others. We are originally from California, and enjoy the little-big town of Austin. It has lots of activities and enough culture to keep even the most experienced traveler's interest. We enjoy traveling to great cities like Paris, Milan and New York. But we also enjoy the quaint charms of small walkable towns such as Italy's the Cinque Terra, and Portugal's Sintra. We appreciate modern and historic architecture, and this little gem of a cottage has both. It's got good structure with modern features. Every year we try to improve upon it. Christina and I enjoy fixing up properties, we own a few here in Austin. But, by far this downtown cottage is our favorite. It has the best location for walking to dinner, or taking a long walk around the lake. Last year we rode bikes to the Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival. It was great to just peddle up to the event and not worry about parking. We hope our visitors enjoy this perfect little cottage as much as we do.
Why the Owner Chose East Cesar Chavez:
The location of this property is perfectly situated between the city and the lake in a hip and upcoming area of Austin. Great walk-ability to bars, restaurants and shops. The closest bars and restaurants are on Rainey Street which is fast becoming the best spot to party like a local. Rainey is a quaint street where the houses have been renovated into cool bars and great foods. There is even trailer food area with lots of choices. Parking is crazy on Rainey Street, so most people who stay at the cottage just walk there. The walk is less than a 1/2 mile (.4 to be exact), and is worth it to miss the parking fees for most people. With a car, the entire Austin area is free to explore, including the hill country, the worlds best BBQ, and great outlet shopping.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
While this house boasts all the comforts of home, it is the location that made us grab it the first day it came on the market. The house is in impeccable condition, retaining its rich history, while feeling modern and clean. The property was built in 1926 and has been fully remodeled. It offers craftsman quality with modern amenities. We stock the Kitchen with snacks and treats to welcome guests and make them feel at home. There's coffee, tea and creamers to start the day perfectly. In the frig, you'll usually find farm fresh eggs, almond milk and even ice cream in the freezer. The Kitchen is fully functional as it is beautiful. With granite counter tops, ample storage and double stainless steel sink, it has everything you will need, including microwave, gas stove, oven, and even a washer/dryer. If you enjoy cooking you will find the kitchen is fully outfitted. There are copper-bottomed pans, spices, olive oil, and serving dishes. If you are a take-away foodie like me, you will find plates, dining ware, and wine glasses to make your meal special. The best part of this place is its location. A nice walk to the lake, or stumbling distance from the best bars in Austin. The home even has parking off street for up to 3 vehicles, and usually some on-street parking as well.
Cross Cottage, Austin Texas
East Austin style: Funky-cool mail box in front of house.
Books to Enjoy. Take One, Leave One, or just enjoy while here.
Frig basics usually include farm fresh eggs,butter, etc. -actual foods will vary
Pure Room: Lots of space and extra towels, blankets. Full length mirrors.
Basic toiletries, under the vanity, just in case you forgot something
Bliss Room: A quiet retreat with Ipod dock, reading lights and nightstands.
Sunrise, 1/11/2013. Taken from front door.
Picture of Austin's Hike and Bike Trail. Popular place to boat, bike and walk.
Wireless printer for you use
Front Door: Beautiful glass window with the Texas State Star, w mini-blinds
Bright living room
Stove, Frig, coffee, tea kettle and even Wine to greet you.
Pure Room: ipod dock with speakers and lamp next to bed.
Beautiful shower with shampoo, conditioner and soap.
A place for everything
Grooming mirror in Bliss Bedroom
The iconic Frost Blg. as seen from the backdoor.
Part of the walking trail as it goes towards the dam. The trail is 8 mile loop
Shady backyard with umbrella, table, chairs and a BBQ.
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