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Cozy Cottage Near Downtown and University of Texas

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

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!

More Details

Owner
Ann Giles
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Ann Giles

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!

Ann Giles purchased this house in 1995

Why Ann Giles chose Central Austin

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hancock Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Central Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Porta Crib available in the house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Cozy Cottage Near Downtown and University of Texas
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
5

Great cozy bungalow in Rosedale

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with some friends for a wedding. The home was super comfortable for the 4 of us! Also, there were lots of restaurants and a couple convenience stores nearby. Definitely would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX
5

Very nice property! Accurately advertised. Very clean

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here and would recommend to anyone desiring to get a feel for Austin. Well maintained, clean property. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Easy access to everything downtown. About a 15-min walk to UT campus. Owners provided excellent recommendations about restaurants and places to visit.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Darling cottage!

  • 4 of 5

This house is a perfect little gem. It's centrally located, easy to access and cute as a bug. The owners are gracious and available for any issue. I ended up staying with friends, so didn't actually sleep at the house but would definitely recommend it to a couple or small family group for a visit to Austin where you don't want to be too close to the University or downtown but not too far away either.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little house and its location! Owners were easy to work with and the house was even better than expected!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend away!

  • 4 of 5

"Cozy cottage" is an excellent name for this property. It is pleasant, clean, and felt like a safe neighborhood in a good location. The screened in porch was our favorite room in the house. My husband and I stayed for three nights with another couple and we all felt like there was plenty of room and it was an easy cab ride into the city. The only downside was having one bathroom.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super cute house in a great central location

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 rented this house for a visit to Austin and UT. The location of the house is perfect - centrally located in a nice, quiet neighborhood, walk to UT, and easy to get everywhere. The house itself is charming. Lots of historic details, but modernized for comfort. Great kitchen with every thing you need for meal prep, nice sized bedrooms with comfortable beds and bedding, comfortable living room for relaxing. Everything was super clean when we arrived. We enjoyed the screened porch in the morning and the kids loved the backyard. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 15.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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