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South Austin Gem Cottage – Walk to Downtown, SoCo, Zilker and More

Bedrooms Studio
Space 375 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

This charming cottage, packed with personality, is tucked away among Pecan shade trees, with a garden for grilling and relaxing and is in a perfect spot for discovering Austin. You even get your own secure, gated parking spot — a rarity in this neighborhood!

Museums, food trucks, art galleries, boutiques, bars & cafes abound within walking or biking distance. Not to mention downtown, just a 1.5 mile walk away.


Open the door into a smartly designed, colorful & intuitive studio-style space with plenty of room for two guests.

In the living and sleeping area, a queen bed faces a flat-screen TV and a desk for catching up on email (WiFi is included).

There is an adjacent full kitchen, stocked with pots, pans & dishes. All major appliances are here too, including a dishwasher and a built-in washer/dryer unit for your laundry. Prepare everything from quick snacks to full meals and enjoy them at the dining table for three.

The newly remodeled bathroom boasts a tub/shower combo and a single vanity.


It doesn’t get much better than this center-of-the-universe South Austin location!

Before getting in line for brunch at South Congress Cafe, you may want to pick up a cupcake from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop or a French Macaroon at La Patisserie. Then work off brunch by renting a bike at one of the many rental shops around town.

You’re just 1.5 miles from downtown including SXSW music venues, Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores & The Long Center, ZACH Theatre, and lots more.

Within a few blocks of some of the best restaurants in Austin including Alcomar, Sway, Elizabeth Street, and Lenoir.

The food truck craze started right around the corner from our home on South First Street. This “trailer park” is still home to Torchy’s Tacos, a landmark TexMex food trailer and a mighty fine queso maker.

Walk to ABGB, the Continental Club or Guero’s for live music or pick up a local cup ‘o Jo at Jo’s Coffee. For outdoor activities, walk or bike to Lady Bird Lake for boating, kayaking and bike trails or head to Barton Springs for a swim or hike. Remember to bring your camera. You will want to snap a few shots of the local graffiti art around town!

If your plan is to get to know (or rediscover) Austin, this ideally located Bouldin cottage is the place for you!

OL # 2015-076551 OL

More Details

Property Manager
TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017


Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

South Austin Gem Cottage – Walk to Downtown, SoCo, Zilker and More
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews

Great location, very nice home!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I loved this place! We were within walking distance to great coffee shops, great restaurants, and the hike and bike trail. We loved the home, easy to find and very close to all the attractions we wanted to see. Loved the menu with local restaurants and activities, and the tablet with great resources like Google maps provided by the hosts. Everything was very clean and we felt safe. Loved having our own little parking spot! Would definitely stay here again !

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and close

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this private studio walking distance from 1st Ave and all the shops and coffee houses. Everything was clean and very comfortable. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Birthday Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend we had in this adorable cottage! Perfect location to walk to anything you want. Also a short drive to many other fun restaurants and activities. Cottage was so cozy (in a good way) clean, bright and charming. Perfect for a romantic stay with someone you Love! The bed was so comfortable with wonderful sheets and quilt. The only missing in this property is a nice out door space to sit and have a glass of wine or cup of coffee. It appeared to us they are working on a new fence and security parking gate so our car was not behind a locked gate which some reviews said. It was fine for us (2 women) we felt the neighborhood was very quiet and safe. I would suggest taking your own bikes or renting while you stay you could bike everywhere. We renting just for a few hours and had wished we had them the whole weekend. Maybe the owners could provide 2 bikes for their renters for a fee, it would be so cool to have them there at the property! Thanks again for an AWESOME weekend, we will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynne, Thank you for the compliments, and we love to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for the suggestion about the bikes, and please know we will consider it. You were perfect guests, and we appreciate you taking care of our place as if it were your own. Come stay again anytime! -The TurnKey VR Team
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  • 5 of 5

The rental is in a great location, with many restaurants, food trucks, shops, etc. within walking distance. Also not too far from Lady Bird Lake and the beautiful trails for running, biking, and walking. The studio was spotless and we appreciated the amenities (e.g., washer/dryer) provided. We would definitely book again on our next visit to Austin.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I trusted the reviews....

  • 5 of 5

...and this place did not disappoint. It was in a great location and very clean. It had all the amenities one could ask for especially if you like to travel and get out in the city right away. A fasten is cheap to downtown and the walk isn't bad either. My wife and I were very comfortable and satisfied.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little hideaway in the best part of Austin.

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for our needs. Close to all the action yet tucked away in a quiet little neighborhood. The only issue was hot water did not work in the bathroom sink.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, thank you for taking time to write a review, and we are so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! That being said, we do apologize about that hot-water issue and wish we had known during your stay so that we could have assisted with that. Here at TurnKey, it is our highest priority to make sure each guest has the best experience possible, and our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to help if anything comes up. Please know that we have since installed a brand new tankless hot water heater in the home, and the bathroom sink is working great. By the way, you were absolutely perfect guests, and we're hopeful to hear from you again! -The TurnKey VR Team
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  • All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.
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