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Gateway to Day Trips: Tube Down a River Over Lunch! Tour Breweries in the Heat!

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The back fire pit sitting area at Austin Bed & Brew

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 438 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This means on the property as well....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa is a queen, linens and extra pillows in closet....moreless

  • Standard full size bed in sleeping loft and queen pullout sofa in living area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Super Luxurious Private Outdoor Shower...moreless

  • A charming tiny WC indoors and luxurious outdoor shower, 6 ft.rock wall, bench, gray water products, with two heads/nozzle. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Many tourist attractions: nearby breweries, shopping, natural areas. Yoga in walking distance and airport pick up/drop off available $25 each way....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We are both educators and have included a generous array of award winning novels as well as information on Texas and the brewing beer....moreless

  • Games:

    Caddo, Cranium, Bananagram, Poker, Quelf, Apples to Apples, Cards, Dominos in closet....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth wireless speaker for your phone....moreless

  • Television:

    42' Samsung Smart TV, local stations available as well as Netflix and commercial free Pandora. We have just added Chrome Cast. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area in main seating room, table sits 4 but several outdoor tables as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    new Mitsubishi unit...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    outdoor chiminea you are also welcome to use our BBQ/smoker as well. City fire restrictions applicable....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Organic cotton...moreless

  • Living Room:

    This is an open room floorplan, with 22ft. ceiling, clearstory windows and ambient lighting and ceiling fan....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample street parking and church parking lot across the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and plush terry robes in closet....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    new Mr. Coffee, 12 cup with delay brew. Organic, locally brewed Ruta Maya Dark Roast....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plenty of dishes, flatware and cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    No dishwasher, please wash the dishes you use and you may leave them in the rack for us to put away. Thank you....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New, custom tiny kitchenette with 10ft. ceiling, solar tube and large windows....moreless

  • Microwave:

    new, Danby Designer...moreless

  • Oven:

    new, Whirlpool...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some food items available for cooking: olive oil, vinegar, honey, huge spice rack, butter, jams/jellies and cool sandwich condiments in fridge....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New, Frigidaire two door with automatic ice and filtered water. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    new, Whirlpool electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    new Chefman, 2 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    Hancock Golf is 15 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak, canoe and paddle board are available for rent at Ladybird lake, 15-20 minutes from us....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Beautiful Oklahoma slate patio lanai, with glider overlooking the central garden and firepit area, perfect for having coffee or enjoying a thunderstorm....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our garden, designed by Cheryl a Travis County Master Gardener is an award winning and National Certified Wildlife Habitat. I am more than happy to tour you around the grounds. Most plants labeled. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free public courts in walking/biking distance. Tennis rackets in closet....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Free community pool open June-mid August in walking distance....moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 22 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 5 - Oct 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
ACL Weekend 2
Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
Formula One
Oct 20 - Oct 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

14.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
4.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hancock Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Crestview Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 183
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Crestview, Austin, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • The back fire pit sitting area at Austin Bed & Brew

    The back fire pit sitting area at Austin Bed & Brew

  • Texas Tiny but Tall house, very private in award winning organic garden!

    Texas Tiny but Tall house, very private in award winning organic garden!

  • View of the front with disappearing fountain, from owner's home.

    View of the front with disappearing fountain, from owner's home.

  • On the way back!

    On the way back!

  • The 'apricot cave' or our tiny kitchenette from the loft.

    The 'apricot cave' or our tiny kitchenette from the loft.

  • North view of the main room into the loft and music area.

    North view of the main room into the loft and music area.

  • French door entrance on lanai with door to shower.

    French door entrance on lanai with door to shower.

  • Gorgeous tile lines the wall of the Bn'b inside the rock shower.

    Gorgeous tile lines the wall of the Bn'b inside the rock shower.

  • October in the garden!

    October in the garden!

  • Swing at the back of the yard gives you a full view of the property and fire-pit

    Swing at the back of the yard gives you a full view of the property and fire-pit

  • Fabulous hot water, stone walled double showerhead romantic snuggle!

    Fabulous hot water, stone walled double showerhead romantic snuggle!

  • Pop a brew and grab a few minutes of quiet in the lovely Water Closet!

    Pop a brew and grab a few minutes of quiet in the lovely Water Closet!

  • View from the loft of the seating area equipped with queen sized pullout sleepe

    View from the loft of the seating area equipped with queen sized pullout sleepe

  • Beautiful lighting in this custom kitchenette with full sized fridge and stove.

    Beautiful lighting in this custom kitchenette with full sized fridge and stove.

  • Looking into the WC.

    Looking into the WC.

  • View of music stand, dinette seating and WC.

    View of music stand, dinette seating and WC.

  • One of a kind 3' stained glass window which adorns the top of the 22' ceiling.

    One of a kind 3' stained glass window which adorns the top of the 22' ceiling.

  • Private entrance to romantic outdoor shower!

    Private entrance to romantic outdoor shower!

  • The gate to the herb garden.

    The gate to the herb garden.

  • Enjoy a brewsky by the fire!

    Enjoy a brewsky by the fire!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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