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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This bright and open 500 square foot cottage, sitting in a tree-shaded backyard includes a bedroom, vaulted ceilings in dining/living area, hand-made oak cabinetry, kitchen, bathroom with unique redwood shower which is open to the sky.

We are located 1/2 block from Hemphill Park just north of UT in a lovely, older neighborhood with large pecan trees, a creek, grassy areas for jogging, frisbee, football, basketball, and dog walking.

It is right off the north drag of the UT campus walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, music venues, live theater, a local gym, grocery stores, video stores, shopping, museums, bike trails, with easy access to UT shuttle and city bus lines.


Why the Owner Chose North University: Year Purchased: 1986
Gene built this house himself originally to use as an office because with 4 children and a home business we were bursting at the seams. Our children are grown and gone, and with such a great city, neighborhood, street, it seems like the perfect place to share with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The great benefit we enjoy is the completely central location. We are close to an amazing array of interesting places and activities. We are also a 5 minute drive from both IH-35 and Mopac making access to the greater Austin and Texas areas as convenient as possible.

Nevertheless, we live on a beautiful, peaceful street with a feeling of being removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. The cottage itself is beautifully constructed with built in oak cabinets and furnished with antiques, a king sized bed, and a homey atmosphere. A screened in garden house is a peaceful, private place to read and enjoy the outdoors.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    While children and babies are welcome, there is only the one king sized bed. We do have a Pack n Play and an air mattress for little ones....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Large room with king size bed TV/DVD, vanity, and chiffarobe. Pack 'n Play available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The sole shower is an enclosed redwood shower open to the sky. It is connected to the bathroom and is many guests' favorite feature. It is outside, and there is no tub or inside shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • *Minimum Age Limit for Renters 28.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Live Music Capital of the World, just 2 miles from house.Multiple areas, West 6th, East 6th, Rainey St., blossoming east side, with more restaurants per capita than you can imagine. ...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi and hard-wire internet access available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Combined with dining area....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway with close access...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, French Press, coffee grinder, and a teapot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is a full kitchen except it does not have an oven. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, sugar, sugar alternatives, a few spices. A great local organic grocer, Wheatsville Co-op, is about two blocks away....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    There is a 4-burner gas stove-top and a large toaster oven as well as a large roaster available upon request but no oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Large two-shelf toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a small deck with two seats and a little table....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in garden house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The outdoor gardens and pathways, waterfall and garden house are available for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill right next to cottage...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL week end 1
Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
ACL week 2
Oct 7 - Oct 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
Formula One
Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2016
4 night min stay
$190
SXSW
Mar 9 - Mar 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$160
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110
$650 $1,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Discounted prices for longer stays: Higher rates during peak times: Memorial Day- 3 day minimum

1 week: $650 SXSW $160/day UT Graduation- 3 day minimum

2 weeks: $1,100 ACL $125/day- 3 day minimum $28.75/night for extra guest

3 weeks: $1,200 Formula 1 $200/day- 4 day minimum 30 days- no taxes

Thanksgiving-$110/day- 4 day minimum

Christmas- New Years- $110/day; minimum varies on days during this period

Pet fee $25/day

Weekly pet fee: $100. We're sorry, but we cannot accommodate puppies.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Trudy's
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Morris Williams Golf Course
1.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate Highway -35
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trudy's

Car: Necessary

PRIVATE BACKYARD COTTAGE IN UT AREA

This bright, open 500 sq. ft. cottage, in a tree-shaded backyard includes a bedroom, vaulted ceilings in dining/living area, hand-made oak cabinetry, kitchen, bathroom with unique redwood shower which is open to the sky.

Just 1/2 block from Hemphill Park just north of UT in a lovely, older neighborhood with large pecan trees, a creek, grassy areas for jogging, frisbee, football, basketball, and dog walking.

Right off the north drag of the UT campus walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, music venues, live theater, a local gym, grocery stores, video stores, shopping, museums, bike trails, with easy access to UT shuttle and city bus lines.

1.1 miles to UT stadium, 10.2 miles- 20 minutes- to airport, 2.3 miles to downtown 6th street

Location is convenient to each of Austin's major roadways for day-trips in all directions including Central Texas Hill Country, LBJ Ranch, Bastrop St. Park, San Antonio.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We bought our 86 year old house in 1986, and completely remodeled it. The cottage in our large backyard was built by Gene, architecturally in keeping with the original house. We came to Austin to go to the University of Texas, have lived in this neighborhood over 40 years. We love this area and think it's the best place to live in the entire state.

Why the Owner Chose North University, Austin, TX, USA:
Gene built this house himself originally to use because with 4 children and a home business we were bursting at the seams. Our children are grown and gone, and with such a great city, neighborhood, street, it seems like the perfect place to share with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Private and quiet, pretty and tranquil, walking distance to lots of fun things.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Backyard Cottage

    Backyard Cottage

  • King bed

    King bed

  • Bedroom with vanity, T.V. chiffarobe

    Bedroom with vanity, T.V. chiffarobe

  • Bedroom into living area

    Bedroom into living area

  • Living area with chairs for reading

    Living area with chairs for reading

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Outdoor redwood shower opens to sky

    Outdoor redwood shower opens to sky

  • Shade tree and hammock

    Shade tree and hammock

  • Backyard

    Backyard

  • Screened in garden house with waterfall

    Screened in garden house with waterfall

  • Waterfall

    Waterfall

  • Backyard cottage

    Backyard cottage

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Bedroom with Vanity and T.V.

    Bedroom with Vanity and T.V.

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Bedroom from living area

    Bedroom from living area

  • Dinette

    Dinette

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • View out kitchen window

    View out kitchen window

  • Walkway to cottage

    Walkway to cottage

  • Screened in garden house

    Screened in garden house

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

  • Main house

    Main house

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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Speaks: english
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