3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Screened Back Porch & Fenced Yard, Off Street Parking
- english, french, spanish
In 1994 I bought my first historical home in Austin and have enjoyed being a landlord for over 15 years. Separately, having used an imperfect diet instead of chemotherapy to reverse my own disabling disease, my other career objective is to use 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.
Deirdre purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Deirdre chose Rosedale
I own several 1930's cottages in old Austin, all of them in National Historical Register areas. For two years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. With no bars and no nightly commercial activity, this neighborhood is exceptionally quiet and safe. Having spent two years in Europe I learned to value immediate proximity to cultural activities, quality materials, and classic design over square footage. Charming cottages like this one became the natural fit for me. Take a look at the map provided to confirm why the cottage sits among the most expensive real estate areas in Austin. I hope you'll enjoy this home as much as I did while living in it.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful historical stone cottage with embedded fossils at the front door entrance. Very quiet neighborhood with immediate access to Mopac/Loop 1 and Austin's best intellectual, collegiate, music and state government activities. Unique furnishings including Les Paul and Austin music memorabilia plus a dining table and buffet made from Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered (and now protected) lumber of all time. Comfort ensured on quality mattresses and linens made from 100% cotton. Large screened in back porch and deck for outdoor enjoyment. Separated and private space for rest, independent work, relaxation. Access to Austin's top public schools.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Next Best Thing To Home
Everything about Deirdre's property was thoughtfully set up for a long stay, with all the amenities and comforts we could have wanted. I especially enjoyed working on the screened porch out back. We were staying in the property while getting ready to move into our permanent home in Austin, and the central location of Deirdre's property was convenient to major arteries; getting around was easy. Deirdre anticipated any questions we might have had and answered them with clear check-in instructions. It was a pleasure to stay at the cottage, and I happily recommend it!
Thank you with all my heart for being perfect guests. I hope you love your new home.
Perfect and Central Location for Our Family
Our family of 4 (myself, husband, and two kids ages 3 and 6) stayed in this little cottage during some renovations to our home in south Austin. It was a perfect location for us to get to all of our normal routines and activities around Austin throughout our time there. This location cannot be beat, whether you are visiting for months at a time or temporarily relocating yourself in Austin!
The owner was above and beyond with her customer service and attention to every little detail for our stay...The house was clean, cozy, and comfortable! From the superior linens to the lawn service, nothing has been neglected. We ate many of our dinners on the screened porch out back and really enjoyed the private backyard along with the spring weather here in Austin. The back bedroom and bathroom were a nice spot for my husband to take calls for work, as it was very private and quiet out there.
There are many things to do (and eat!) right in this neighborhood. Our kids loved being so close to Ramsey Park/playground, I loved having close access to easy weeknight dinner options (mainly from Cafe Express or Central Market), my husband loved the coffee from Anderson's, and our whole family is now thoroughly addicted to the delicious cinnamon rolls at Russell's. And of course, you cannot stay without at least one visit to the original Kerbey Lane.
We loved our time here and would absolutely recommend this cottage to friends or families visiting Austin. We cannot say enough great things about it!
It makes my day that you were pleased. Thank you for your very detailed review and for being lovely guests.
Very nice property Quiet neighborhood
We spent 7 weeks here and were pleased with the house, neighborhood and landlady.
Deidre was helpful with everything we needed and the neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful. Great neighborhood and convenient to everything we needed.
I would definitely rent again.
I will always remember you. Thank you for being such lovely guests and for your time to post a review. I hope to see you again.
A+ Location, A+ Accomdations & A+ Host
This was the perfect home for our family while we transitioned into Austin. The location made it easy to get everywhere, and we felt right at home at this cottage. Highly recommended to everyone.
Thanks so much for being lovely guests and for the time you took to share your thoughts. Please come back soon.
Comfort, convenience, and amenities
We lived in the stone cottage for five months during our sabbatical visiting UT. The house was very comfortable with two bedrooms in the house and one in a cute little building in the back. The house had all the amenities we were looking for - WiFi, TV, nicely outfitted kitchen, washer/dryer, good A/C and heat, and a fenced-in backyard (Deirdre was kind enough to let our dog stay with us). I especially loved the back porch, deck and yard, with a beautiful large table and chairs it was a great place to hang out when the weather was nice. The location was extremely convenient to UT's campus. When my husband had the car out of town I could easily bike or take the bus to campus. The neighborhood is quiet, and the house is close to groceries and the original Kerbey Lane restaurant! Shoal Creek is nearby and was a good place to take the dog for a walk. Deirdre was very helpful and made sure we were comfortable without being intrusive.
Thank you so much for the time you took to write such a thoughtful review and thank you for being perfect tenants. Please come back soon.
Fantastic stay/Great place to explore Austin from
Loved staying at this cottage. My family and I made it our homebase for our first two months in Austin while we searched for a house to buy. It was the perfect location - lots to do in the neighborhood (Deirdre will supply you with a list of places to try and all her recco's are excellent), a cheap Uber into the city for nights out and easy access to the Mopac/TX-1 to get North to Cedar Park.
Deidre is a fabulous host. Super responsive to any requests or questions. Highly recommended place to stay if you are visiting Austin for a long stretch.
Thank you for being lovely guests and for your time to post the thoughtful review. It is always an honor to be associated with a good welcome to Austin. Wishing you and yours a very happy new life here. Thank you!
Walk to Austin culinary institution, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe (open 24/7 for 30 years), Pasta & Co. (Austin's only fresh pasta manufacturer), Teo's Gelato (voted Top Ten in the USA), Austin Pizza (voted #1 for several years), Olive and June (Austin's youngest five star chef), Russell's Bakery and Coffee Bar, the Santa Rita Cantina (voted #1 for salsa), Uchiko, Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, multiple bus stops, Car2Go, bike rentals, the flagship Central Market, Randall's Grocery/Starbucks, Seton and Heart hospitals, banks, clothiers, flower shops, dry cleaners.
Driving or biking it's 5-10 minutes to UT, downtown, Austin's most popular parks for hiking and biking, the world flagship Whole Foods Market, the Texas capitol, museums, shopping boutiques, music venues, local eateries, taverns.