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Winter birding underway! Sexy outdoor shower! Beer in the fridge! Come!

Bedrooms 1
Space 438 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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 yoga 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 eight 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.

More Details

Cheryl Goveia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Some French and Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Crestview

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!


Crestview Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 438 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • 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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Winter birding underway! Sexy outdoor shower! Beer in the fridge! Come!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful hosts at a unique getaway

  • 5 of 5

Greg and Cheryl went out of their way to welcome us...the property was wonderful and had everything we needed. Our hosts made themselves available to answer questions or address needs...

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Refreshing and soul cleansing environment

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed every minute- the garden is so relaxing, the outside shower was top notch, and I could go on for days. Cheryl and Greg went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and answered any questions we had. We will return for sure. I highly recommend this rental.

Ashley and Chris

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What sweet words! We had a great time by the fire getting to know you guys a bit and we're sorry we didn't get to wrap up with coffee on Sunday! We're glad you marked time at our little cottage. Happy 3rd anniversary! Hope to see you again some day...cheers!
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I sincerely doubt there is a better B&B and better hosts in all of Texas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bed & Brew because we are relocating to Austin and wanted a nice place to crash while looking and this place far exceeded our expectations. I travel A LOT for work and for pleasure (all around the world) and this is HANDS DOWN the most unique and wonderful place I have ever stayed at. From the clay walls, stained glass, and fun lofted area...down to the garden that is literally like a slice of heaven on earth--I have never stayed some place so beautiful and serene! And the outdoor shower is like an oasis! I also loved that the water from the shower goes to support the organic garden. The house and yard and beyond well maintained, the neighborhood is amazing (not only safe but friendly and welcoming with tons of things you can walk to). I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT and didn't want to leave--in fact--we decided to rent a home in the same neighborhood because it left such a wonderful impression on my husband and I. And the hosts are wonderful people. They are both so welcoming and neighborly and knowledgeable about the area. They gave us so many recommendations for where to eat and explore and they were all spot on. And they are the kind of people who really want to know their guests. We enjoyed a happy hour with them and had wonderful conversation about who we all are, our goals/interests, and so many other things. Our only regret is that we will be living in the area so we can't justify staying there again but we will DEFINITELY be recommending this place to friends and family when they come to the Austin area. DO NOT HESITATE--BOOK NOW!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Park
Texas State Capitol
Austin City Limits Music Festival
University of Texas at Austin
Torchy's Tacos
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Zilker Botanical Garden
Hey Cupcake!
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge
Blanton Museum of Art
Austin Beerworks
Black Star Co-op
Dart Bowl
Threadgill's World Headquarters
La Condesa
Easy Tiger
Sunrise Mini Mart
Brentwood Neighborhood Park
The Domain
Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew
Lala's Little Nugget
Nearest Airport
14.6 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Star Pub and Coop
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 Guanjuato

Craft Beer Breweries within 5 miles: Black Star Pub and Coop, Circle, Austin BeerWorks, 4th Tap, Celis Brewery, Adelbert's and Oscar Blues

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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