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Cozy Cottage Near Downtown and University of Texas

(22 Reviews)

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Welcome to our home, with loads of period details.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom Cottage With Studios Available Separately To Accomodate Larger Groups

Our 2-bedroom, 1 bath bungalow in located in the heart of the Hyde Park/North University area. Built in the 1930’s, the house has been lovingly restored and updated. The house has lots of period details, including a screened-in back porch, hardwood floors, custom moldings, and divided lite doors. It is furnished with quality modern and antique furnishings, original art, luxury linens, and enjoys cable television and super strong wifi.

Behind the house are two studios which can be rented separately to add additional space if you have a large party. (To view the downstairs Studio, please type 477027 into the VRBO search bar; to view the upstairs Studio, type the number 721797).

We offer bicycles for your use to enjoy the many activities and amenities in this charming historical neighborhood, which is only minutes from the University of Texas and Downtown Austin. Just blocks away is the charming Hyde Park neighborhood center, where you will find an old-fashioned grocery, a coffee house, a gelato bar, and great local restaurants. We have put together for our guests a flip book of recommended things to do and places to enjoy in the neighborhood. But if we can help in any other way, just let us know!

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 24 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    42' Flat Screen 'smart' television with cable, and all online options such as Netflix, Hulu, etc....moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens and bath towels provided. Please bring your own recreational towels as our towels may not leave the house. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway is available for one car on a first-come, first-serve basis with the back Studios. There is parking on the street directly in front of the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full-sized washer dryer located in the house. Soaps and dryer sheets provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen stocked with all the necessary tools for cooking, and with minimal spices, sugar, and cooking oil....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Minimal spices, sugar, and cooking oils provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four-burner gas cooktop and separate full-sized electric oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.8
from 22 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Festival 1
Oct 5 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$349
ACL Festival 2
Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$349
Formula 1
Oct 20 - Oct 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$289
SXSW
Mar 8 - Mar 18, 2018
4 night min stay
$349
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$199
$1,169 $3,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning fee $95
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

THERE IS NO TAX ON ANY STAY OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (IGNORE TAX IF QUOTED TO YOU!!!!!)

Minimum rental age 25 (must be verified)

Minimum 2 night stay on weekends.

We pay a 2.5% fee for any credit card payments we receive. If you pay with an international credit card that carries a higher fee, we will have to add the fee overage to you rent or deduct it from your damage deposit. Feel free to ask in advance if this applies to your card. Thanks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hancock Municipal Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 35
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hyde Park Bar and Grill

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: We are a husband and wife team that loves old houses. Ann had purchased and was renovating this house with her father when she met Scott, who was just starting a renovation of his own historic home. So after the dust had settled on both houses, we had four children and in the process had to move to a larger space. We have lovingly maintained this house as a rental for several years, but are excited to furnish it and give it the extra attention it deserves as a short-term rental. Ann is a native Austinite and Scott has been here for almost 20 years, so feel free to ask us anything about Austin, and we will try our best to help!

Why the Owner Chose North University, Austin, TX, USA:
This property is conveniently located near the University of Texas, yet it is not heavily populated by undergraduate students. Instead the area is home to graduate students, young professionals, families, and senior citizens. The area has a wonderful historic feel with all the mature trees and World War II era houses, most of which have been restored and are prized by their owners. The area is very close to downtown and to so many other things.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can rent this home alone for 2-4 people, or can combine it with one or both of the studios to offer private quarters to 2 or 4 additional guests if you have a larger party.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to our home, with loads of period details.

    Welcome to our home, with loads of period details.

  • Living room has seating for 5 and a candle-lit mock fireplace.

    Living room has seating for 5 and a candle-lit mock fireplace.

  • Master bedroom with his and hers closets.

    Master bedroom with his and hers closets.

  • Antique writing desk for those who have to work during their stay...

    Antique writing desk for those who have to work during their stay...

  • Fully modern and updated kitchen maintains its period details and charm.

    Fully modern and updated kitchen maintains its period details and charm.

  • Kitchen looks out on to sunlit screened porch and backyard.

    Kitchen looks out on to sunlit screened porch and backyard.

  • Vintage state plate collection in dining room.

    Vintage state plate collection in dining room.

  • Original sink and hardware.  Medicine cabinet behind the mirror.

    Original sink and hardware. Medicine cabinet behind the mirror.

  • Fully stocked linen closet with plenty of extra blankets, sheets and towels.

    Fully stocked linen closet with plenty of extra blankets, sheets and towels.

  • BBQ under the shade of a huge 100 year old oak tree or patio lights at night

    BBQ under the shade of a huge 100 year old oak tree or patio lights at night

  • Neighborhood Shopping Center less than a mile away.

    Neighborhood Shopping Center less than a mile away.

  • Front yard is fully fenced, and parking is on the street in front of the house.

    Front yard is fully fenced, and parking is on the street in front of the house.

  • On the trunk is a flat screen 'smart' television with cable and DVD player.

    On the trunk is a flat screen 'smart' television with cable and DVD player.

  • Queen bed with luxury linens.

    Queen bed with luxury linens.

  • Second bedroom, also with queen bed and luxury linens.

    Second bedroom, also with queen bed and luxury linens.

  • Bedroom two has loads of windows, a small 'closet' and opens to screen porch.

    Bedroom two has loads of windows, a small 'closet' and opens to screen porch.

  • Gas cooking and all the kitchen essentials.

    Gas cooking and all the kitchen essentials.

  • Small but cozy dining for four.

    Small but cozy dining for four.

  • Bathroom has original penny tile floor and great  morning light.

    Bathroom has original penny tile floor and great morning light.

  • Enjoy a soak in the tub.  Soap and shampoos provided.

    Enjoy a soak in the tub. Soap and shampoos provided.

  • Screened back porch is a great place to enjoy the weather.  Bikes provided.

    Screened back porch is a great place to enjoy the weather. Bikes provided.

  • Two studios in back can be rented separately to accommodate more guests

    Two studios in back can be rented separately to accommodate more guests

  • Julio's Mexican Café, one of 3 eateries at the nearby Neighborhood Center.

    Julio's Mexican Café, one of 3 eateries at the nearby Neighborhood Center.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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