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New Listing! Casita in Rolling Texas Hill Country

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Garden cottage with large porch, patio, garden. 1 BR, 1 Bath

Entering the garden gate, you'll walk under an arbor and pass the chicken coop, the organic garden and enter your own private retreat. We have made every effort to make this retreat as green as possible. Just inside the gate you have a lovely patio shaded by native Live Oaks, another garden area planted with Texas Natives, and a large covered porch with an outdoor dining spot, and a wide bench with huge Fat Boy beanbag cushions. Inside the Casita, which is small and efficient, you have a queen sized bed, an Italian love seat and ottoman, a kitchen with granite counter tops and equipped all the basics, an expandable dining table, a closet and a bath with walk in shower. There are handmade tiles installed in the kitchen and the bath. The dinnerware is from our studio. We We harvest rainwater and use it on the vegetable gardens, and use some for the landscaping. When available, we can supply you with some fresh eggs from the chickens and a vegetable or two from the garden. Just ask and we will harvest for you. The hot water heater is tankless on demand, the AC/heater is an energy efficient 18 Seer Mini-Split, and there is a ceiling fan to reduce the need for AC. The floors are hardwood and tile with an area rug in the living area. We use sustainable paper products, bath products and soaps. The furniture and cabinetry was locally sourced and/or reclaimed.
We have 3 fish ponds with Koi and goldfish for you to enjoy.
There is a lap pool on the property, filled with rainwater which you are welcome to use while enjoying the cool water, the flowers and watching the wind generators spin. This is a very relaxing place.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Cleverly designed with retractable privacy screen everything (except bath and closet) fits into the one main room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom and closet area are a separate space off the main living area. Large walk-in shower with sumptuous tiles. Large vanity area. Ample closet space....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Minimum age for renters: 25. Children OK but there is only one bed. We now have 10 HD TV channels and WiFi PETS: Pets are permitted in rental with prior approval. $10. per pet/day up to a max of $60.per pet per week 1. All Pets must be on leashes outside of fenced area. 2. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. 3. Pets are not allowed on furniture. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. 4. All pets must be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea/ tick repellent 3 days prior to arrival 5. All pets must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations including Bordetella. All items above sole responsibility of the pet owner. 6.The homeowners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets while on premisis. 7. 'Vicious or Dangersous Dogs' trained for dog fighting with any tendency or disposition to attack dogs or other domestic animal or humans without provocation not pertmitted....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television:

    Antennae brings in many very clear HD channels. All the basic channels including 3 PBS stations. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    An easy 10 mile, 20 minute drive...moreless

  • Lake:

    Near Lake Austin and Lake Travis...moreless

  • Mountain:

    You can climb our 'Wolf Mountain' at the nearby Commons Ford Park where there are numerous waterfalls in the rainy season. ...moreless

  • River:

    Lake Austin is accessible within one mile at Commons Ford Park. Hiking trails, volleyball, picnic tables and HUGE pecan trees, nuts for the gathering....moreless

  • Rural:

    Situated in the Hill Country with some sweeping vistas. We are on a hill with wonderful breezes, large live oak trees and abundant gardens....moreless

  • Town:

    Austin is a quick 10 miles on well maintained roads. Lots of biking on roads with wide shoulders. Bee Caves is 6 miles, and Lakeway/Lake Travis is within 10 miles...moreless

  • Village:

    Colorful Bee Caves is just down the road....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Can be found at Lake Austin (1 mile) and Lake Travis (10 miles)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi, ...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    2 Parking spots available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels, too. Available in Casita....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fairly inclusive...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes are handmade pottery from my studio, Cera-Mix. You can see them at

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Custom cabinets, granite countertops, handmade tile backsplash...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics are stocked, and fridge will have coffee, half and half and a Britta water filter. Eggs and greens seasonally available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Top Freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 glass top burners...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor table and two chairs on covered deck/porch...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Your own private patio and landscaped lawn area. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Two comfortable loungers on the porch....moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    50' long lap pool, 4' deep on either end, 6.5' in middle, situated behind the main house, a short walk from the Casita...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2017
2 night min stay
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 13 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Formula One Race
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $40 + tax
  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
263 Provisions, on Cuernavaca Drive
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Barton Creek Resort
10 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRACK, downtown Austin
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Capitol of Texas Highway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
263 Provisions on Cuernavaca Drive
700 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos, NM
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Austin

Car: Necessary

This secluded and darling garden cottage is located within a potter's compound. We have a ceramics studio on the property and make dinnerware, tiles and sculpture. Lake Austin is nearby and Lake Travis not too far away. Abundant dining, shopping, movies, and theater within 6 miles.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: I'm a studio artist and have made my living making pottery, tiles and sculpture since 1981. I taught in universities for a number of years but found that I loved running my own studio. It gives me the freedom to work on my property and add tiles, sculpture, architectural elements, gardens and out buildings.

Why the Owner Chose Tumbleweed Hills, TX, USA:
I bought this property because I love Austin and especially this area. When I found it, the cooling breezes seemed to always be blowing. First I built the studio, then my house and pool, and to capture those breezes, I put in a couple of wind turbines. Just recently we finished the Casita which I'm calling CasitAlegre.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This 'compound' developed organically. We'd add one building and another just seemed to want to be built. We've been conscious of making it as environmentally green and sustainable as possible. The main house is built with compressed earth blocks, there are many solar panels, and two wind turbines which we've dubbed 'Thing 1 and Thing 2', a vast water collection system, and of course the gardens. So we've been at it for a while, and I still have new ideas of things to build and improve. When you visit you'll find a wonderful pool for relaxing or swimming, and just outside the gates, good walking routes and great bike routes.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Gate into your private retreat.

    Gate into your private retreat.

  • Well lighted kitchen. Custom cabinets,granite countertop, chopping block.

    Well lighted kitchen. Custom cabinets,granite countertop, chopping block.

  • Loveseat and ottoman/coffee table

    Loveseat and ottoman/coffee table

  • Long view of shower and pass thru closet.

    Long view of shower and pass thru closet.

  • Covered outdoor seating just off the pool.

    Covered outdoor seating just off the pool.

  • Dining area with a table that can expand to 6' long.
Dinnerware by Claudia Reese

    Dining area with a table that can expand to 6' long. Dinnerware by Claudia Reese

  • Queen sized bed, duvet, comforters, reading lights,and a special privacy curtain

    Queen sized bed, duvet, comforters, reading lights,and a special privacy curtain

  • Bathroom with walk in shower.

    Bathroom with walk in shower.

  • 50' long lap pool just a short walk from the Casita

    50' long lap pool just a short walk from the Casita

  • Mailbox and Front Gate with the Owl and the Pussycat (who went to sea).

    Mailbox and Front Gate with the Owl and the Pussycat (who went to sea).

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