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Close to F1, Austin360 Amphitheater, ACL, SXSW - pet friendly retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cute country cottage approx. 900 sq. ft.

The first floor is an open plan living room/kitchen, while upstairs you will find a comfortable bedroom with a queen bed, and a full bathroom. There is a futon downstairs, which can accommodate two people. We also can provide up to two extra single beds by special request. We supply all bed linens and towels. We will do housekeeping and laundry before and after your stay, but a washer and dryer are available for your use.

Rates are based on occupancy by 2 guests. Additional fee of $10 per night per additional guest. Cleaning fee of $65 applies to all stays. Please note that 6% state hotel tax must be added for all stays of less than 30 days.

Guest Access



- Refrigerator

- Dishwasher

- Oven/stove

- Microwave oven

- Toaster

- All essential cookware, dishes, etc.

- Complimentary self-serve breakfast on day 1

- Complimentary beverages in fridge on day 1

- Pullout couch/futon (sleeps 2)

- Maps and helpful information

- Books and Board Games


- Bathroom with shower/bath

- Complimentary bath products

- Queen bed (sleeps 2)


- Washer and dryer

- Traditional Texas front porch

- Swimming pool (by special request only)

Interaction with Guests

We live about 100 yards away from the cottage and will be happy to help you with any questions, directions, recommendations of what to do in the area, etc.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, Irish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Aedin

I am originally from Ireland, but have lived in Texas for about 19 years - most of it in this neighborhood. We are avid travelers and over the years when we traveled to Europe with our girls, we would have loved a service like Homeaway to help us find interesting places to stay with more flexibility than a hotel. (We have always preferred to steer clear of the hotel chains, resorts and heavily touristed areas.) Our goal is for you to experience your stay as a house guest rather than a hotel guest so you can have the type of relaxed and comfortable experience that we always seek in our travels. In addition to English, I also speak French and some German and I am currently taking Spanish lessons.

Aedin purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Aedin chose Manchaca

We like this neighborhood so much that when we moved house about seven years ago, we just moved 3 blocks down the street!

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is on one acre in a very quiet and peaceful cul de sac and backs onto about 70 acres of undeveloped land. Sage Cottage is tucked away in a wooded area a short distance from our home. There is a very secluded in-ground pool available for our guests.


Manchaca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Upstairs bathroom with shower/tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Loft bedroom with queen bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Close to F1, Austin360 Amphitheater, ACL, SXSW - pet friendly retreat
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was so cozy! Not too far from Downtown Austin. Great hospitality. Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet. Private

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. Negatives: the driveway is narrow and gravelled, the one bathroom is on the second floor up some narrow stairs, the laundry is in a shed behind the house. Positives: visitors have access to the owner's pool, the location is very quiet, pets are allowed (and there is a small yard), there is a full kitchen. The landlord, Aiden, will greet you, and then leave you alone, but she responds quickly to any questions or concerns. We used it as a long-term summer home, but it is better suited for weekends and vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé, our pup, and I had a wonderful stay in the cottage. We were in a last minute situation and requested the stay one day in advance, Aedin was very quick to respond and gave us all the info we needed to enjoy our stay, including some wonderful tips and suggestions! We arrived late afternoon and Aedin had provided breakfast items for the next morning already waiting in the fridge! There are plenty of dishes and cookware and a few baking essentials should you need them. Plenty of clean sheets and towels. The yard is completely enclosed and the driveway has a gate you can shut which was really nice for keeping our pup contained. We read a previous review stating that it was a challenge getting their car down the driveway. This issue has clearly been fixed as we were able to easily drive a tiny Mazda Protege successfully :) We would definitely stay here again if we ever need another 'staycation' getaway!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becca! We enjoyed . We enjoyed having you here. We wish you the best of luck in your tiny home adventures!
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Quiet getaway.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, especially the afternoon walks with our dog in the friendly neighborhood. Thanks for the breakfast items in the frig the first night. Unpacking left us depleted and it was nice not to have to go to a grocery store before retiring for the night.

We found the address a good spot from which to explore south Austin. We also appreciated Adin's recommendation of local places to eat breakfast tacos. Ample, safe parking.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

A new tradition for the 5 of us

  • 4 of 5

We stayed Thanksgiving to Sunday. Aedin greeted us and actually let us check in early (10:30 am) since the house was ready. It was nice of her to provide a variety of breakfast on the 1st day. The house is a humble 2 story, just a little cold since it doesn't have central air, luckily it was in the 70's this time. The house is overall clean, plenty of towels and blankets. My kids who are 23, 20 and 16 had a great time exploring the wild. We went hiking almost everyday to places that were not even far from this house, and of course found plenty of places to eat nearby.

The only thing that I would say, not sure if Aedin would consider taking off those ceramics and dry walls on the drive way. We were afraid they were going to poke our tires. I think we prefer it to look more natural.

Our 3 dogs had so much fun also! Overall, this place is pretty good!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Great place, awesome owners

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for what we needed, which was a pet-friends place to stay that's close to Austin, so we could attend a couple events in Austin and not worry about our pups. The owners are very friendly, and live close in case you need anything, but aren't overtly "there" like some owners can be which was great. Our only real complaint would be the driveway to the cabin - its recommended that you have a truck if you plan to drive down it. Very rough. Other than that, great place. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

$10 additional per night per each person after 2 people. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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