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Quaint Backyard Cottage Summer Special $1,200 per month

Sleeps0
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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.

More Details

Owner
Patsy and Gene Tankersley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Patsy and Gene Tankersley

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.

Patsy and Gene Tankersley purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Patsy and Gene Tankersley chose Austin

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Private and quiet, pretty and tranquil, walking distance to lots of fun things.

Amenities

Central Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 0
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large room with brand new king size bed TV/DVD, vanity, and chiffarobe. Pack 'n Play available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
*Minimum Age Limit for Renters 27.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Quaint Backyard Cottage Summer Special $1,200 per month
average rating of 4.888889 based on 63 reviews
5

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size, in the perfect location.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient to the school. A yard to rival the botanical gardens.

  • 5 of 5

I was a little skeptical when hubby said it had an outdoor shower but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Outside listening to the birds sing while showering-quite relaxing. The backyard is so tranquil. The hosts are friendly but not intrusive and the resident dogs (Motley and Cotton) were very nice to my 2 female Pomeranians. The cottage has all home amenities that you would expect. The homeowner even added an array of lotions and such-a very nice touch. Full size fridge, gas stove & hair dryer. Wi-fi and cable TV. It may look small but the cottage is open & airy with loft ceilings. Also ample driveway parking.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

RELAXED COTTAGE GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing cottage getaway. Great owners that are very helpful and also welcomed by two sweet dogs!

Beautiful landscape to admire with a glass of wine and walking distance to an amazing Mexican restaurant.

Bed was super cozy and an outdoor shower that is so nature like to enjoy. What a great time we had!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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4

Great location, wonderful owners

  • 4 of 5

I love having the dogs visit me! Location is prime, owners and cottage are lovely

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Lovely cottage in a quiet residential neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully laid out and maintained apartment in a stand-alone backyard cottage. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Lovely hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Sweet Spot

  • 4 of 5

Great location (easy walk to the University, co-op, restaurants and handsome residential neighborhoods), privacy and friendly hosts made our stay a pleasure. We enjoyed the outdoor shower, separate screen house, the two charming dogs, HBO on the new TV, and spacious off street parking.

The unit is clean and well furnished. Only downsides would be the mattress, lack of oven and light over the stove.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

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

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.

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Rates & Availability

Central Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL week end 1
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
ACL week 2
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Formula One
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
SXSW
Mar 8 2018 - Mar 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
$650
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

*Price of $1,200/month is for June, July, and August only.

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 $130/day- 3 day minimum $28.75/night for extra guest
3 weeks: $1,200 Formula 1 $160/day- 4 day minimum 30 days- no taxes
Thanksgiving-$115/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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