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Valentine's Day Retreat: Snuggle up in our romantic garden cottage!

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Charming cottage, in luxurious private organic garden, outdoor shower! Cheers!

Nestled in a quiet North Austin neighborhood, with a romantic outdoor shower and huge sleeping loft, the Bed and Brew boasts local craft beer or homebrew in the fridge, multiple outdoor seating areas, BBQ smoker grill, and chiminea all set in an award winning organic garden. Central Texas has one of the most active and unique craft brewing scenes in the country; within 5 miles of our location there are seven beer-brewing establishments and the best homebrew supply store in Texas. In Austin, there are at least 25 breweries and brewpubs; brewers at each of these locations see beer through a unique and interesting lens.

Standard amenities include craft beer or homebrew in the full-sized fridge on arrival and chilled pint glasses in the freezer. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and use available herbs and veggies in their culinary explorations. Each night's stay includes organic coffee and tea. Visitors use plush bathrobes and greywater friendly sundries for use in the shower, whose drain feeds into the greens and herb gardens.

Convenient public transport is nearby. The #5 bus which takes you to the University of Texas and downtown Austin stops at the corner of Woodrow and Dartmouth, and Metro Rapid buses and the Metro Rail Crestview station are just blocks away. Close enough to conveniently reach all Austin festivals (SXSW, ACL, and others), but far enough away to ensure a peaceful night's rest.

The Bed and Brew neighborhood (Crestview) was once cotton fields on the border of the Blackland Prairie and the Balcones Escarpment on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Our property has over 250 native plants as well as fruit trees an herb garden and is a registered Wildlife Habitat. Ideal for birders, as we participate in the Cornell FeederWatch project yearly, expect to see between 11-25 species of local birds and butterflies depending on the time of year. American Clay and non-toxic cleaners make this spot ideal for sensitive people seeking a clean, eco-friendly responsible destination for the adventurous and intellectual traveler. The Bed and Brew includes an expansive library and a 42'

TV, wifi, commercial free Pandora and Netflix. Ideal for people seeking to check out Austin for a weekend, a week, or longer.

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Cheryl Goveia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Cheryl Goveia

Greg and Cheryl met at Alternative Teacher Training in '98 and both taught in Austin Independent School District for many years while raising a family and exploring the abundant wonders of the rich Austin art scene. Both are Capital City Master Naturalists and the property is an eco-friendly establishment and was designed and created by Cheryl a local artist, gardener and yoga instructor as an oasis in the desert. Our property is an award winning garden which as been on the cities Master Gardener tour and is a feature in the neighborhood. We are both founding members of Blackstar Pub and Brewery, the only Homebrew COOP in the world. When we travel we seek out unique places run by loving people who enjoy the art of entertaining! We simply love meeting new people and have always wanted to share our love of this wonderful place with others.

Cheryl Goveia purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Cheryl Goveia chose Austin

We were both military brats, who resented the constant upheaval that lifestyle commands. When it came time to raising a family of our own, we chose Austin as it has fabulous weather, year round gardening, is near beautiful State Parks, natural swimming holes, has more live music than anywhere in the country has a a vibrant and growing art scene and now is considered one of the top destinations for exploring the exploding, Craft Beer Scene. Crestview is an old school neighborhood with 1950's modest homes, huge lots and mature trees, we have lived in our home for 17 years and the Bn'B is a new endeavor. We wanted a safe and quiet location that was very close to wonderful schools, natural areas and the outstanding cosmopolitan downtown scene.

What makes this cottage unique

Our Bn'B was born out of a love of having fun and staying young. It's not for everyone. You have to see the joy in climbing a ladder to a sleeping loft that has a beautiful view of an architecturally well thought out space with clear story lighting, natural American Clay walls and want to experience an enormous outdoor, breezy and luxurious shower. Our place was built for us, by us and with the environment specifically in mind. A lot of the features, such as the 3' stained glass window, the book collection and the stained concrete floors have been thought out and executed with artistic precision. Our place is free-standing so you won't be hearing someone above or beside you, and is set back among beautiful plants in a uniquely designed garden which we lovingly refer to while in, Homestead TV. And, finally I don't believe there is another establishment where you will find beer in the fridge and chilled glasses in the freezer. The fridge has some condiments, there is an extensive herb rack and fresh herbs available for your use. Depending on the season, also greens and fruit in the garden. We have lovingly considered the details of having an adventurous getaway, in town...a wonderful escape, a notch above glamping or an artists retreat...someplace to work out that song, finish your novel, or just have a lay in with excellent coffee with a tiny library. Owners live on site, just steps away and are happy to share their love of Austin and suggest activities. Enjoy our beer themed, brand new, ticket to relaxation and have fun!

No pets, no children, and absolutely no smoking. Pour yourself a beer and chillax!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Valentine's Day Retreat: Snuggle up in our romantic garden cottage!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little house. Well decorated and cozy - had such a great feel to it. And the outdoor shower was as amazing as promised! It's in a great location - we were able to get anywhere in and around town in minutes. Definitely would recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for the perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house itself was immaculate, but that doesnt begin to explain the actual experience of staying there. Cheryl and Greg are the most amazing house guest Ive ever had the pleasure of renting from. From the special beer they pick specifically for you, in the fridge when you arrive, and sitting down and conversing with them while sipping on on of their home made brews. Would highly recommend staying there, as we plan on doing it again next time we visit Austin, Cheers!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean, friendly place to stay with character

  • 5 of 5

The guest house is very clean and full of character. The owners garden makes for a peaceful retreat to unwind and maybe drink the complimentary beer included with your stay. The owners are very friendly and readily available if you need advice on where to go in Austin. My favorite part of this guest house was the outdoor shower. It is very private but allows you to enjoy the cool breeze while the hot water flows. Thank you for you hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and great fun

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away. If you appreciate green construction and living practices this is a good bet. Complimentary beer locally sourced from Austin which cannot be bought outside atx. Outdoor shower is amazing especially on a cold winter morning.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brian! It was great to get to know you a little bit and we look forward to having you back in the springtime! Cheers!
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property and great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Austin Bed 'N' Brew

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Austin Bed N Brew. Cheryl and Greg were wonderful hosts. We were close to the metro to get downtown easily and there were plenty of places to eat right in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you, Sara! So glad you guys stayed with us! Cheers!
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Nearest Airport
14.6 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Hancock Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Crestview Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 183
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Casita

Craft Beer Breweries within 5 miles: Circle, Austin BeerWorks, 4th Tap, Adelbert's...Oscar Blues coming soon!

Historic neighborhood...Threadgill's, where Janis Joplin started

Music Venues & great dive bars

State of the art Shopping at The Domain

Fabulous local cuisine and international cuisine


Rates & Availability

Crestview Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
ACL Weekend 2
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Crestview Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 438 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Super Luxurious Private Outdoor Shower
  • A charming tiny WC indoors and luxurious outdoor shower, 6 ft.rock wall, bench, gray water products, with two heads/nozzle.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa is a queen, linens and extra pillows in closet.
  • Standard full size bed in sleeping loft and queen pullout sofa in living area.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
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  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Many tourist attractions: nearby breweries, shopping, natural areas. Yoga in walking distance and airport pick up/drop off available $25 each way.

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