Historic Tarrytown Cottage with Panoramic Views of Lake Austin:
We first stayed at the house as renters via Homeaway two and a half years ago. We loved the property so much that we purchased the home in December and are carrying on the rental legacy. We hope that you will enjoy the house's heartwarming soul as much as we have!
Sarah purchased this Cottage in 2013
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lots of character
This stone cottage is very sweet, and the rooftop deck is a little oasis. Because it’s over 100 years old there are some quirks, and due to steep narrow stairs it’s not a good fit for anyone who is mobility impaired. However, I would definitely stay there again!
Historic and Fun
The property is historic and in a beautiful setting....quiet and peaceful. Lovely trees, a view of the river, interesting neighborhood with lots of different architecture. We understood the unit was small, and that was fine with us. A few challenges with TV and electrical, but the owners were right next store and exceptionally helpful. Easy to get down town, easy to explore the Hill Country. Nice fenced yard so our dog could just run outside. Weather was perfect for our visit - enjoyed the courtyard for wine and cards almost every evening.
Some concerns with equipment - smoke detectors did not seem to be working, we blew a fuse at one point by using too much power at once in the kitchen. Again - owners were right over to help fix it for us. Kitchen was well supplied and when we discovered we needed silverware and a toaster the owners, once again, provided them immediately.
I would recommend it for a couple looking for a peaceful and unique spot. The stairs are narrow and a bit steep, but handrails are provided. I would also suggest a smaller coffee table for the small living room - it would make moving around in that space much easier....and it would make room for a side chair.
We enjoyed living in Austin for a month - so much to see and do! Museums, shops, music, history, parks, the beautiful State Capitol, the LBJ Library, the UT Campus, the amazing new downtown library. No excuse for being bored in Austin!
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. This place it incredible!! It is so cozy and quaint and comfortable. Corinne is so nice and very easy to communicate with. She made sure to make our stay as nice as possible. We are already planning on staying here again in the near future!!
Simply the Best
The owners are absolutely lovely. The place is like a fairy tale. The location couldn't be better. What more can I say.... Just perfect.
Cozy, tranquil, beautiful, and a great location!
My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to host our intimate wedding at this unique and gorgeous estate! Corinne and Henry were extremey gracious to us and to our family, and made us feel very at home. There was definitely an ease of communication, Corinne always responded in a swift manner regarding any questions we had. We were glad we were able to have both the main house and the cottage for our wedding weekend, it was very needed! It was a wonderful experience to be able to share with our family and to be able to have the separateness of the cottage. We loved the location of the home, it was dreamy, beautiful, and the perfect place for us to have our dream wedding! We continue to get compliments from our wedding photos and everyone wanting to know where we got married, it truly is a gem located in the beautiful Austin hill country!
This place is absolutely beautiful and very unique! We booked the main house and courtyard for a small party and all of the guests took immediate interest in touring the property they were all so impressed and it was a great backdrop to an amazing weekend. We didnt stay in the cottage but I did get a tour and it's very charming and romantic! Corrine, the host, is absolutely wonderful. She was very accomidating and was quick to respond to all questions. I would HIGHLY advise anyone to consider staying here. You won't be disappointed.
Perfectly located for the major downtown Austin events such as ACL and SXSW, as it's an easy bike ride to the Townlake Trail, Mayfield Park, Zilker park. The property is located along Lake Austin just minutes from Austin’s storied Hula Hut and Walsh Landing where there are restaurants and cafes as well as boat docks to put in kayaks, paddle boards, etc. It is a perfect location to be in the middle of downtown, but have peace and quiet at the end of the day!
***Also located on the property is a larger residence suitable for up to 5 guests which is Homeaway property #3691456 if you are trying to group guests together using both homes or possibly looking for a larger property.
Parties and Events: A magnificent ancient live-oak tree shades what may be Austin's finest courtyard/party space.The house and its grounds make a beautiful setting for small parties and special events! Please contact us directly for more details.