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Picture of Austin's Hike and Bike Trail. Popular place to boat, bike and walk.

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

On a tree lined quiet street, with excellent walk-ability to bars, lake and restaurants, this Cottage is the perfect place to be in Austin. With two bedrooms, a full kitchen and a yard to relax in, this is the best vacation getaway right in the heart of the hippest neighborhood Austin has to offer.

Built in 1926, and completely remodeled, it offers historic quality and modern conveniences. The home has automated entry, which means there are no keys. So you won't have to pick up a key - you can just enter with your unique code.

This property also has a private backyard. The yard is outfitted with a charcoal grill, and table with an umbrella so you can enjoy the sun or the shade.

Don't miss a thing on your streaming account, because the cottage has wireless internet and a smart TV that has quick buttons to Netflix and Amazon.

You'll even find a wireless printer to print boarding passes that you can access from your phone or tablet.

This cottage instantly welcomes you with wine, snacks and essentials. The kitchen is fully stocked with dining ware, pots pans, wine glasses, bottle openers and an array of chargers, just in case you left yours behind.

We try to think of everything you might need to make your stay comfortable so you can just enjoy everything Austin has to offer.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 632 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Plenty of shady and sunny seating outside....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Pure: 1 queen

    Bright and Restful. ipod dock/speaker. View of Trees....moreless

  • Bliss: 1 queen

    Simple Modern Comfort. Clock/ipod spkr. Table-top USB ports....moreless

  • The Pure Room: Clean lines and simple features of this room make it perfect for a restful sleep. The room has a platform bed with a Stearns&Foster mattress. Dark wood floor and a cozy chair make this room a great place to lounge. Large custom closet with extra towels and blankets. Your choice of down alternative or thermal foam pillows. This room boasts two windows with Levelor blinds so you can moderate the lighting. One of the windows faces the sunrise for a potentially amazing wake-up view. Ipod dock with speakers next to bed (not iphone5) The Bliss Room: The antique plank wood floor adds to the warmth of this room. The leather headboard, nightstands and reading lights make it a great place to relax. There is also a lighted grooming mirror for in-room beautification. Speaker/ipod dock (not for iphone5). The windows treatments have room darkening liners to allow you to take mid-day naps. Enjoy the memory foam mattress for an on-a-cloud night's sleep...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Travertine Stone Shower...moreless

  • - Separate water closet - Travertine floors - Glass Block Accent in Shower - Toiletries provided: Shampoo, Conditioner, Bar Soap, Shower Gel, Lotion - Blow Dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Internet access included, has wifi. The wifi log in data is on the frig. Printer in the living room is wireless for printing boarding passes, and concert tickets, anything you need. Printer can also be connected with a cable....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Feel free to take a book with you to keep on reading. If you have a book you want to leave, feel free to leave it....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Sound Bar in the living room you can link your ipod or phone to, so you have all your favorite songs. Link by bluetooth or hardwire....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Each bedroom has an ipod dock with a speaker. The docks work with iphones 1-4 (not iphone 5), touch and ipods. Docks charge the devices as well....moreless

  • Television:

    Connected to the internet for streaming of movies. The TV does not receive broadcast stations. It is set up for watching of Amazon and Netflix with easy to use buttons on the remote control....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Access Netflix and Amazon for streaming of movies and TV shows....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Near the Austin Convention Center, Walking distance to popular bars and eateries, and 3 miles away from the University of Texas....moreless

  • Lake:

    Walking distance to Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail. On the Hike and Bike trail you can find canoe and stand up paddle rentals to enjoy the lake fully. Austin's Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) is a hub of outdoor activity. The trail will lead you to Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and Deep Eddy Pool....moreless

  • River:

    Lady Bird Lake, though officially a lake, it looks like a river, and actually runs from the Lower Colorado River. You can find canoes, stand up paddle,rowing and miles of trails to enjoy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining can be enjoyed on the bar, or cozy up in front of the TV. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Absolutely - a requirement here in Texas....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, above the washer....moreless

  • Garage:

    No Garage, but there is a covered parking in the driveway for up to 2 cars....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Works great, and really fast. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi: the password is on the frig....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Crisp white sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The cozy space have everything you need within arms reach. Flat panel wall mounted TV with internet access. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking available under covered parking, in the drive and on the street. The street has few homes, so there is lots of parking along the street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is off street parking for up to 3 cars in the driveway. Covered parking for 2 small cars, or leave the gate open, and park 3 full size cars in the driveway....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy white towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer in the kitchen. Soap is in the cabinet to the right under the counter....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a jar of coffee in the upper cabinet to the right of the stove. There is usually more coffee in the freezer too, because when you need coffee, you NEED coffee. Creamer in the frig....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Open the drawer to the left of the stove for spatula, spoon and stirring utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of spoons, forks, butter and steak knives. ...moreless

  • Freezer:

    You'll find the coffee and ice cubes in here, and sometimes even ice cream!...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen, stainless steel sink, wood cabinetry, and a washer/dryer....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the oven micro with stove top light and easy quick heat settings....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Never know what you're going to find; Sunflower seeds, popcorn, crackers, and cereals, soups, eggs and candy....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Open the frig to find eggs, creamer, tortillas (actual items may vary)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size, four burners and a full oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Table and 4 chairs in the private back yard....moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lawn in the back is a private place to relax....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill....moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Quaint front porch with two chairs....moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Oct
Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2016
2 night min stay
$349
Fall1
Nov 3 - Nov 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$299
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$189 $199
Fri, Sat, Sun
$700 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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Location

  • Zilker Park

  • Austin City Limits Music Festival

    "Fun, relaxing, laid back way to enjoy music. I recommending biking there from the house usi..."

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  • Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

    "Every seat in the house has a great view. Tickets are usually available same day. From top..."

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  • Rainey St

    "This little street is less than a half a mile away from the cottage, and boasts many bars an..."

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  • Juan in a Million

    "Great authentic Mexican food. About a mile east of the cottage. "

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  • Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

    "When you want to eat like a local, and eat a lot of food, this is the place. Very country c..."

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  • G'Raj Mahal

    "My favorite Indian Food in Austin. This place used to have a food trailer, but now has a re..."

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6.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rainey Street Bars
0.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Austin Metro Rail
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 35
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Porfirio's
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake

Car: Not Necessary

Austin offers visitors a full array activities. The cottage is walking distance to Austin's central waterway, Lady Bird Lake, which makes this location the perfect place for both enjoying city conveniences and the great outdoors. Less than a half a mile from the lake and from Rainey Street this home is the sweet spot for enjoying Austin. On Rainey street you can find bars, restaurants, pedicabs and Austin's bcycle bike rentals..

A little further away, and you will find the all the treats of South Congress St. and the hum of historic 6th Street.

The neighborhood is fast becoming the new favorite for its laid back style and awesome eateries. The East side is where you will find both sleek Modern homes, and fun classic cottages, like this one that sports its mail box in a tree.

With to-the-minute styles at clothiers like Maga and Solid Gold and hair salons like Hearts and Robots you will soon blend in. All food choices are available, from elegant dining like Buenos Aries Cafe and Qui, or hole in the wall classics like Sputnik burgers, to an array food trailers, its all available in the area.

With plenty of parking and even a BBQ, you can stay in and enjoy the fresh style of the cottage, with cable and internet TV available.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We love Austin, and want to share it with others. We are originally from California, and enjoy the little-big town of Austin. It has lots of activities and enough culture to keep even the most experienced traveler's interest. We enjoy traveling to great cities like Paris, Milan and New York. But we also enjoy the quaint charms of small walkable towns such as Italy's the Cinque Terra, and Portugal's Sintra. We appreciate modern and historic architecture, and this little gem of a cottage has both. It's got good structure with modern features. Every year we try to improve upon it. It has the best location for walking to dinner, or taking a long walk around the lake. Last year we rode bikes to the Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival. It was great to just peddle up to the event and not worry about parking. We hope our visitors enjoy this perfect little cottage as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX, USA:
The location of this property is perfectly situated between the city and the lake in a hip and upcoming area of Austin. Great walk-ability to bars, restaurants and shops. The closest bars and restaurants are on Rainey Street which is fast becoming the best spot to party like a local. Rainey is a quaint street where the houses have been renovated into cool bars and great foods. There is even trailer food area with lots of choices. Parking is crazy on Rainey Street, so most people who stay at the cottage just walk there. The walk is less than a 1/2 mile (.4 to be exact), and is worth it to miss the parking fees for most people. With a car, the entire Austin area is free to explore, including the hill country, the worlds best BBQ, and great outlet shopping.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
While this house boasts all the comforts of home, it is the location that made us grab it the first day it came on the market. The house is in impeccable condition, retaining its rich history, while feeling modern and clean. The home has modern touches, like automatic keyless doors, smartTV, charging ports in the bedrooms, and a wireless printer. We stock the Kitchen with snacks and treats to welcome guests and make them feel at home. There's coffee, tea and creamers to start the day perfectly. In the frig, you'll usually find farm fresh eggs,butter and almond milk . The Kitchen is fully functional as it is beautiful. With granite counter tops, ample storage and double stainless steel sink, it has everything you will need, including microwave, gas stove, oven, and even a washer/dryer. If you enjoy cooking you will find the kitchen is fully outfitted. There are copper-bottomed pans, spices, olive oil, and serving dishes. If you are a take-away foodie like me, you will find plates, dining ware, and wine glasses to make your meal special. The best part of this place is its location. A nice walk to the lake and the best bars in Austin. The home even has parking off street for up to 3 vehicles, and usually some on-street parking as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Picture of Austin's Hike and Bike Trail. Popular place to boat, bike and walk.

    Picture of Austin's Hike and Bike Trail. Popular place to boat, bike and walk.

  • Stove, Frig, coffee, tea kettle and even Wine to greet you.

    Stove, Frig, coffee, tea kettle and even Wine to greet you.

  • Front Door: Beautiful glass window with the Texas State Star, w mini-blinds

    Front Door: Beautiful glass window with the Texas State Star, w mini-blinds

  • Books to Enjoy. Take One, Leave One,  or just enjoy while here.

    Books to Enjoy. Take One, Leave One, or just enjoy while here.

  • Pure Room: ipod dock with speakers and lamp next to bed.

    Pure Room: ipod dock with speakers and lamp next to bed.

  • Beautiful shower with shampoo, conditioner and soap.

    Beautiful shower with shampoo, conditioner and soap.

  • A place for everything

    A place for everything

  • Grooming mirror in Bliss Bedroom

    Grooming mirror in Bliss Bedroom

  • The iconic Frost Blg. as seen from the backdoor.

    The iconic Frost Blg. as seen from the backdoor.

  • Wireless printer for you use

    Wireless printer for you use

  • Keypad entry means easy access, with no keys to handle, or owner to meet.

    Keypad entry means easy access, with no keys to handle, or owner to meet.

  • Unique mailbox post in front of house, shows Austin style

    Unique mailbox post in front of house, shows Austin style

  • Bright living room

    Bright living room

  • Frig basics usually include farm fresh eggs,butter, etc.
-actual foods will vary

    Frig basics usually include farm fresh eggs,butter, etc. -actual foods will vary

  • Pure Room: Lots of space and extra towels, blankets. Full length mirrors.

    Pure Room: Lots of space and extra towels, blankets. Full length mirrors.

  • Basic toiletries, under the vanity, just in case you forgot something

    Basic toiletries, under the vanity, just in case you forgot something

  • Bliss Room: A quiet retreat with Ipod dock, reading lights and nightstands.

    Bliss Room: A quiet retreat with Ipod dock, reading lights and nightstands.

  • Sunrise, 1/11/2013. Taken from front door.

    Sunrise, 1/11/2013. Taken from front door.

  • Part of the walking trail as it goes towards the dam.  The trail is 8 mile loop

    Part of the walking trail as it goes towards the dam. The trail is 8 mile loop

  • Shady backyard with umbrella, table, chairs and a BBQ.

    Shady backyard with umbrella, table, chairs and a BBQ.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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