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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 375 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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.

INSIDE THE COTTAGE

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.

THE LOCATION

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Amenities

Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 100
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

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(39 traveler reviews)

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South Austin Gem Cottage – Walk to Downtown, SoCo, Zilker and More
average rating of 4.717949 based on 39 reviews
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4

A nice stay with a few issues

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was a nice place to spend a long weekend. Thoughtfully stocked, well-designed to maximize space, cute decor, and clean. The private parking was a huge plus. That said, we had a few gripes: The rental confirmation process through Turnkey was frustrating. The tub drained slowly and the smoke detector ran out of batteries and started beeping in the middle of the night (twice!). Though Turnkey's customer service was pleasant and responsive, they weren't able to resolve either issue in the time we were there. Finally, the bedframe was extremely squeaky, waking us up every time we turned over. If these issues were resolved, we'd be happy to return next time we're in Austin!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced and can also understand your frustration that we were unable to address these concerns during your stay. Please know that the bath tub drain and smoke detector issues have since been fully resolved. We will also make sure our local Field Operations Team follows up on the squeaky bed to address this problem. Here at TurnKey, your feedback is highly valued, and we try our best to make things right in any way we can so that our guests know that our priority is their ultimate satisfaction. Thanks again for bringing these important issues to light, as it is feedback like this that really makes a difference in how we move forward in offering the best service we possibly can to our guests and in keeping our properties in perfect shape. If there is anything else we can do for you, please reach out anytime on our 24/7 guest hotline and let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
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4

Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The location could not have been more perfect. The parking was off the street and felt very safe. We were minutes away from all of the locations we wanted to visit and the property was spotless and serenely quiet. My girlfriend and I got engaged on this Austin excusrsion, and we'll remember this little cottage for the rest of our lives. It was perfect and we loved it, and would jump at the chance to book it again for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Park your car and grab your walking shoes!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was a great place to stay! Parking right next to the door. Extremely walkable to a local library, great restaurants and coffee shops. Bouldin Creek Cafe sells coffee by the bag and they grind it according to your coffee maker. This rental has a French press, a big and a small drip coffee maker AND a Keurig! I used the French press. Well worth it :) Nestled between S. Lamar and 1st St you have so many options for entertainment or just hanging out in the side yard barbecuing. I would definitely recommend this gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great little house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The property was exactly as pictured and described. The location was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location & Outstanding Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This property is in a great location and is way better than staying in an apartment or hotel. You can park right outside the front door and have plenty of privacy. The place is simple, well decorated, and has all the necessities--including a well stocked Keurig. What I especially enjoyed is the size. The cottage is big enough that we weren't cramped but not excessively big, which made the price point perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
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5

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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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