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Breathe Deeply, a Cozy Austin Cabin

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A stone throw south of the Austin City Limits, this cabin is situated in 2.5 wooded acres. While not in the class of a bnb, it is comfy, private and quiet. The land is inhabited by deer, raccoon, fox, owls, lizards and butterflies. There is an old stone well filled by an aquifer (legend states the well was built by Ben McCullough; the civil war hero). A large back yard is used for walks, bonfires and golfing/batting balls. Lounge in the dappled sun on the patio near a running pond surrounded with gardens. Prepare a leisurely bar-b-que. Talk late into the night by the fire pit.

This 100+ yr old cabin has been revived and furnished with love. Time seems to stop while soaking in the deep old claw tub filled with endless hot spring water . Drifting to sleep, become aware of crackling in the wood burning stove, a train whistle and the trickling pond. Breakfast choices are street tacos or pecans?

Its possible you'll be tempted to stay all day. However, the center of Austin or San Marcos, with music, swimming, fishing and kayaking are just 15-25 minutes from this retreat. (Circuit of the Americas is 18 miles through country roads.)


Included in price:
heating with wood burner &/or electric heater. Host can prep the fire. Firewood complementary AC for the summer/fall plus ceiling fan
No TV
wireless internet - fast
queen size high quality mattress
washer/dryer available
claw tub with shower
kitchen equipped with small refrigerator, toaster oven, small microwave, coffee maker with coffee and a variety of teas provided
large BBQ pit available
of course all towels, quality cotton sheets, feathered quilt, pillows, utensils, dishes, cups, coffee, teas and toiletries are ready for you
daily cleaning when requested.
up to 3 parking spaces
3 fire pits to lounge by
private patio

weekend reservations are a 2 night minimum. please call to determine if an exception can be made. 30 day rental fees are significantly reduced

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 390 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a wonderful property to explore but the pond is 3 feet deep and there is some poison ivy; its hard to eradicate it all. I can child proof the cabin but not the outside....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets who will stay on the floor....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The hot lives and maintains the property. She will be as discrete or friendly as you desire. The patio is alight with candles, lanterns and fire in the evening. Text as you return from your outings and the patio will be wonderfully transformed for your arrival. S'mores available on request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    2/10s of a mile from the southern Austin City Limits. 16 miles from Circuit of the Americas via rural roads or toll hi way. 15-20 minutes to center of either Austin or San Marcos. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Breakfast is provided when you are hungry; no set time. Standard fare is either street tacos with wonderful salsas or buckwheat waffles with strawberries....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is plenty of outside longing areas each with a fire pits for your pleasure. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Fast and consistent. Available on the patio. There is an outside portable desk for the computer and a bed computer desk as well....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    private and secure...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove is installed for the winter. The host can start your fire and stock the wood. There is a portable heater as well....moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All utensils, bowls, cooking ware, glasses and plates are stocked. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A simple kitchen. There is a toaster oven, a microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator. There is a bar b que pit available....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Cedar Silo Sauna under construction. In the cabin is a huge claw tub with endless hot spring water. Lavender salts provided....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$190
ACL 1
Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$190
F1
Oct 20 - Oct 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$95 $130
Fri, Sat
$1,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

This BNB is attempting to renovate the natural flora thus helping the bees and butterflies. Consider this venue to be more like luxurious, private camping. Enjoy being outside with an evening fire then roll into a comfortable claw tub bath. The cabin is over 100 yrs old and recycled materials were used to renovate. This is not a high end venue with pristine gardens.

Pets are welcome.Cleaning after pet guests requires removing all dog hair. Upon arriving, please submit 25$ for cleaning. Weekend reservations require 2 nights maximum: either Fri, Sat or Sat, Sun. Last minute reservations for weekends not full can certainly stay for 1 night,. Asking is encouraged.

SXSW guests min of 3 days Call to ask about a 2 day min.

Grand Prix, Formula 1 reserve for entire event. Back country roads to Circuit of the America's does not require getting into Austin traffic. A popular venue, after race days is less than 10 minutes from the cabin o another country road.

The train, a half mile away, toots pretty regularly these days consequently, if you sleep lightly, or want he windows open, you may be awakened. There is white noise in the cabin to mask the train whistle and the bull frogs....

Inviting guests to join you by the fire is encouraged. A pet friendly adults playground, Moontower, with music, sand volleyball/horse shoes and great local beer is 2.5 miles north


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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Location

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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 35
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Years ago when people spoke about Austin they typically raved about the music. That's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, the US Grand Prix, the X games, and beautiful outdoor spaces with outrageous bar b que! You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. From fishing to theater to international racing; time your visit and you'll be able to experience your passion. Then retreat to your secluded cabin nestled in 3 acres of trees, butterfly gardens and an open field where deer graze. After exploring, this cabin emphasizes leisurely relaxation around a fire near the pond. 'Breathe Deeply, you are Here'

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: I'm a semi retired pediatric social worker. I grew up around the states and in south east asia. Went to college in Conneticut, Mexico, on World Campus Afloat and finally years later, with lots of gaps for traveling, graduated at the University of Texas in Austin. After my two sons were successfully launched; one's an elite athlete and fireman and the other an aspiring physician assistant, I began renovating the property as a nature preserve and guest house. I have now successfully hosted 100 plus guests and have expanded my exposure in hopes of enjoying an ever growing variety of guests. I love hosting travelers and focus on making sure your travels are as pleasurably memorable as mine have been.

Why Manchaca, TX, USA:
As a child, I always fantasized living in an old wooden home with lots of windows in a picturesque setting; the types often seen in the Grimm's fairy tale pictures. When I was ready to buy, I only looked at one home, one not usually on the market, a home typical in the 30's in Austin but now in a large wooded area just outside the southern city limits. As I walked onto the property my heart said 'this is a grandmother's home!' and I was sold. Now I garden endlessly with the goal of attracting birds, butterflies and all the small creatures seeking a haven. After all the traveling, I've found my home and I am eager to share this haven with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
I enjoy the fireflies and crickets, late night fires on the patio by the pond, enticing birds and humming birds to nest nearby, and, watching the fawns frolic. A moment later, I can spontaneously leave my retreat to join friends in town to enjoy Austin's great fare and Central Texas's wonderful rivers, all within minutes from my home.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, I access a variety of language interpreters

 

Photos

  • The Cozy Austin Cabin

    The Cozy Austin Cabin

  • Meet our geese.

    Meet our geese.

  • Patio entry

    Patio entry

  • On the property, there are several areas to lounge comfortably outside.

    On the property, there are several areas to lounge comfortably outside.

  • The winter patio

    The winter patio

  • Cabin door.

    Cabin door.

  • Dining area with 2 chairs.

    Dining area with 2 chairs.

  • The wood stove is installed during the late fall through the late spring.

    The wood stove is installed during the late fall through the late spring.

  • A winter's dusk evening. Ready for a fire?

    A winter's dusk evening. Ready for a fire?

  • The old stone well reportedly built by Ben McCullough, the civil war hero.

    The old stone well reportedly built by Ben McCullough, the civil war hero.

  • Around the bend towards the cabin.

    Around the bend towards the cabin.

  • Welcome

    Welcome

  • Our cat, Mr Awesome, who likes to watch the butterflies.

    Our cat, Mr Awesome, who likes to watch the butterflies.

  • Winter view of the patio fire pit.

    Winter view of the patio fire pit.

  • Spring; the gardens change seasonally.

    Spring; the gardens change seasonally.

  • A simple kitchen.

    A simple kitchen.

  • The summer bedroom.

    The summer bedroom.

  • An old deep claw tub. One can lounge for hours with endless hot spring water.

    An old deep claw tub. One can lounge for hours with endless hot spring water.

  • We came upon a brand new fawn last spring on our walks around the property.

    We came upon a brand new fawn last spring on our walks around the property.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish, I access a variety of language interpreters
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