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The Cottage at Eleven09--A Fine Guest Experience in Historic Abilene

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,566 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Luxury Cottage located in the Sayles/Highland Historic Area

Leave the cookie cutter hotel behind and enjoy the comfort of Eleven09, a curated historic cottage replete with vintage whimsy, situated in the heart of The Storybook Capital of Texas!

Eleven09 is centrally located near Downtown Abilene, McMurry University, Hardin-Simmons University, and Abilene Christian University. Our family friendly haven will envelop you with inviting warmth the moment you walk through the door.

The Cottage at Eleven09 property can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. The Cottage is all on one floor and sleeps up to 8 in a comfortable master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bath featuring a walk-in shower, a bedroom with two twin beds, and a queen bedroom that share a full hall bathroom. Two more guests can be accommodated on the new living room queen size sofa bed with memory foam topper. The Cottage at Eleven09 also has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room with seating for 6 plus an extra table available for seating an additional 6 guests, a washer/dryer, cozy bed and bath linens, WIFI, and Smart TVs with live local and cable channels in all bedrooms, living room and back patio.

In the back yard, you can spend a lovely evening sipping a glass of wine or roasting marshmallows by the fire pit. There are plenty of tables and chairs for all guests to enjoy a meal alfresco. You’ll even find a swing in the corner of our cottage garden to daydream away your afternoon.

Abilene is full of kind, welcoming people. We live nearby and are available at a moment’s notice should a need arise. If you would like assistance with a reservation to the James Beard award-winning Perini Ranch Steakhouse (a must-do!), let us know. We would be happy to fill you in on the top rated local sites (which are all just a hop, skip and jump away) such as The Abilene Zoo, Frontier Texas!, The Grace Museum and The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature. We can also connect you with our local partners who provide tours, catering and other services.

More Details

Melissa Noonan
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, Eleven09House {at}
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Melissa Noonan

We are a professional couple living in the fantastic city of Abilene, TX. One is an architect and the other an attorney and real estate broker. We're big travelers as well and have stayed in our share of vacation rentals across the U.S. and abroad. We have included all the luxuries and amenities in our vacation rental, Eleven09, that we love while traveling. We're excited to host you in our cottage home!

Melissa Noonan purchased this house in 2016

What makes this house unique



Sayles Blvd. Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1566 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Memory Foam Mattress
    Two Twins Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Hybrid Mattress: Combo memory foam individual coil
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Memory Foam Mattress
  • An additional 2 people can be accommodated on the new sofa bed with memory foam topper located in the living room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Cottage at Eleven09--A Fine Guest Experience in Historic Abilene
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Love this home! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Eleven09! It was beyond wonderful. We came to see our son at college and had a great family time together. It is decorated wonderfully, clean and had all the extras we needed and more. The beds were very comfortable. The backyard area was an added bonus. The flowers were beautiful! Melissa made us feel so at home and even made a cake to welcome us. We will definitely stay here again! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your glowing review! We enjoy welcoming our guests with a little something "extra"!! We look forward to hosting you again when your plans bring you back to see your son.
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Comfortable for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. This property has the feel of a place that has been lived in, with a lot of new touches throughout.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! In renovating Eleven09, our design focus was to bring in elements that would pay homage to the roots of this 1930s/40s cottage while establishing it firmly in modernity with up-to-date furnishing and amenities. We are pleased that your family enjoyed your stay!
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We can't wait to stay here again

  • 5 of 5

We came to Abilene to visit grandma and other relatives and wanted a place where we could entertain them. The Cottage at Eleven09 was perfect for us. Not only is it beautifully decorated, but it was very comfortable and roomy. The owners had even decorated with seasonal decorations! The kitchen had everything I needed to prepare and serve a New Year's Eve dinner in style. Nice touches in the modern kitchen include gas cooktop, an ice machine, an outdoor gas grill, nice wine glasses, and a very well stocked Keurig machine.

Even though the home has historical charm, everything that affects comfort was thoroughly modern, well thought out, and luxurious. We really appreciated the USB plugs on the alarm clocks, the telescoping makeup mirrors, the fine bed linens on comfortable beds, Fire sticks on every TV, and good Wifi.

The owners met us with fresh baked pumpkin bread and showed us around. They even left a nice bottle of red wine, which was much appreciated after a long day in airplanes and cars. Everything about our stay was so wonderful. We can't wait to come back and stay again, hopefully in the summer, so we can enjoy the lovely back yard and patio.


  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Sometimes, guests like you say it so much better than we ever could! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Abilene. :-)
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Eleven 09. The house is beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable - a true home away from home. We had 6 adults and 1 child staying; but there was plenty of room. We were able to comfortably host 20 for our family Christmas dinner! The backyard is perfect for gathering around the firepit, BBQ, TV and tables. Wonderful experience at a beautiful property in the heart of Abilene.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to host your family for a Christmas dinner! That's what we dreamed Eleven09 would provide for families, a nice place to gather and share time together. We look forward to hosting you again when your travels bring you back to Abilene, The Storybook Capital of Texas!
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  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Clean, well-maintained, well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, new appliances. Had a brief problem with the tv which was addressed and remedied immediately. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to welcoming you again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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