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Beautiful Stone Cottage with Quality Furnishings at U.T. and Downtown

(22 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6-30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Porch & Deck, Privacy & Quiet, Exemplary Schools

Location, Location, Location. If you like paying a very reasonable price for the choicest real estate with classical architecture, quality furnishings and quiet in the heart of urban Austin, you've found the right place.

Just a few minutes from UT and downtown, and walking distance to Seton Hospital and Austin's most popular restaurants, this charming cottage sits in the coveted, quiet, and safe Brykerwoods/Old West Austin area. On the National Register of Historic Places, The American Planning Association selected the Old West Austin Historic District as one of the USA's ten greatest neighborhoods in 2007.

*100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters.
*2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds. 3rd bedroom is private with two twins.
*Dining table and buffet of Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered lumber in the world. Wood floors and blinds.
*Two High Definition TV's. Free Wi-Fi and Standard Cable.
*Full kitchen.
*6 ft privacy fence. Huge deck.
*Off street parking off the alley behind the property.
*Les Paul and Antone's memorabilia. Vintage books.
*Stamped Chinese art. Handcarved chairs.

Uniqueness: Very reasonable price for some of Austin's most expensive real estate offering quiet despite immediate proximity to downtown and UT. This house is replete with items you won't find elsewhere including original hardwood floors with no carpet anywhere, wooden blinds instead of miniblinds or fabric on windows, Les Paul and Antone's memorabilia, handcarved Mexican chairs, a large collection of eclectic hardback books.

More Uniqueness: The separated and private third bedroom/bathroom doubles as a Man Cave, nanny space, or quiet place to rest, watch tv, or work independently from others and it has its own 22' Vizio HDTV. Teenagers and grandkids love this private space, too.

Real Estate Value and Exemplary Schools: The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Austin's top public schools including Brykerwoods Elementary, O'Henry Middle School and Austin High School.

Please note: A short term rental accepts stays of less than 30 nights. Stays at this property are 30 nights or longer. This property is not a short term rental.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    The property has a large backyard surrounded by a 6 foot tall cedar fence. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle with memory foam mattresses...moreless

  • I insist on the finest sleeping experience. The two queen-sized beds include 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets, all on pillow top chiropractor-brand mattresses. The two twins in the third bedroom are topped by two inches of memory foam, sheets are 300 thread count, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Huge original cast iron tub also offers rain shower head....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • I insist on the highest quality materials for bathroom towels, hardware, toilet, showers. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, rain shower head in the cottage, the original cast iron tub in the cottage, hair dryer, and a pressure-assisted elongated toilet in the cottage....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Time Warner's Cable TV and WiFi are provided at no extra charge. An iPod docking station is provided so that you can listen to your own music library on an iPod/iPhone/iTouch or your own CD player or MP3 player. In the kitchen, basic cooking utensils including a cast iron skillet, wok, small convection oven, Braun coffee/tea maker, French Press coffee/tea maker, cooking utensils, some knives, toaster, scissors, measuring cups and spoons, colander, can opener, baking pans, serving dish. China and melamine (nonbreakable for children) plates, flatware, glasses, wine glasses, and coffee mugs are also provided. Hair dryer, ironing board and iron are provided....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    The iPod docking station allows you to play your own music library from an iPod/iPhone/iTouch or a CD player or an MP3 player....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner's Cable TV package. ...moreless

  • Television:

    The property includes two TV's. One a 26' thinscreen Vizio 1080P LCD/LED HDTV. And one 22' razor thin mounted Vizio 1080P LCD/LED HDTV. ...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • 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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood Dining Table and Buffet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    A large dryer is also available for guests....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton linens throughout including all duvets and sheets. Down comforters. Feather pillows. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton towels throughout...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a high efficiency front loading washer. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is provided throughout the property at no extra charge....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Braun drip coffeemaker and a French Press coffeemaker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen includes cast iron skillet, wok, cutting knives, can opener, toaster, scissors, large and small measuring cups and spoons, serving platter, colander, baking pans, and more. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    China, flatware, glasses, utensils and coffee mugs along with non-breakables for children....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove and gas oven plus a large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and the original cast iron sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    Behind the cottage is a large screened porch followed by a veranda and deck. At the end of the deck is the separated third bedroom and full bathroom....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The entire back yard is fenced by a 6 foot tall cedar privacy fence....moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Ramsey Park swimming pool is just minutes away by bike or car....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 5 - Mar 10, 2017
6 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 15%


Lodging is $3795/30 nights for 1-2 occupants and $3995/30 nights for 3-4 occupants.

Lodging between March 4 and March 10 is higher than seasonal rates. Please email or call me for quotes.

Check and wire transfer payments 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.

No tax on stays of 30 or more nights.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: In 1994 I bought my first historical home in Austin and 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 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.

Why the Owner Chose Oakmont Heights, Austin, TX, USA:
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. Beautiful 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 my enchanting cottage as much as I did while living in it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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 memorabilia plus a dining table and buffet made from gorgeous 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. Off street parking. Separated and private space for rest, independent work, relaxation. Access to Austin's top public schools.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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  • Stone Cottage Facade

    Stone Cottage Facade

  • Another view of Living and Dining Area

    Another view of Living and Dining Area

  • Brazilian Rosewood Buffet

    Brazilian Rosewood Buffet

  • Another view of Bedroom #1

    Another view of Bedroom #1

  • Bathroom #1 between Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2

    Bathroom #1 between Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2

  • View of Bedroom #2 with connection to Bathroom #1

    View of Bedroom #2 with connection to Bathroom #1

  • View of Kitchen

    View of Kitchen

  • Back door exits out Kitchen onto this patio

    Back door exits out Kitchen onto this patio

  • Another view of deck.

    Another view of deck.

  • More views of Bedroom #3 with trundle Bed

    More views of Bedroom #3 with trundle Bed

  • Bathroom #2 connected to Bedroom #3.

    Bathroom #2 connected to Bedroom #3.

  • Walk or bike ride to the beautiful Austin hike and bike trail.

    Walk or bike ride to the beautiful Austin hike and bike trail.

  • View upon entering front door. Living and Dining Area.

    View upon entering front door. Living and Dining Area.

  • Another View of Living and Dining Area

    Another View of Living and Dining Area

  • View of Front Bedroom #1

    View of Front Bedroom #1

  • Another view of Bedroom #1

    Another view of Bedroom #1

  • Another view of Bathroom #1 between Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2

    Another view of Bathroom #1 between Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2

  • Another view of Bedroom #2

    Another view of Bedroom #2

  • Another view of Kitchen

    Another view of Kitchen

  • Patio empties onto this deck with more outdoor seating

    Patio empties onto this deck with more outdoor seating

  • Deck leads to entrance to Bedroom #3 with trundle Bed

    Deck leads to entrance to Bedroom #3 with trundle Bed

  • More views of Bedroom #3 with its own TV

    More views of Bedroom #3 with its own TV

  • Another view of Stone Cottage facade.

    Another view of Stone Cottage facade.

  • Walk to Austin institution, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe, open 24/7.

    Walk to Austin institution, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe, open 24/7.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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