Putting the Murphy bed down creates two different regions in the cottage for extra privacy.Sliding the bathroom door shut gives you still more privacy.
Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

Nestled in the very back of our backyard amid the cacti and bamboo, this sun-filled 1 bdrm, 1 bath cottage comfortably fits two. Enjoy spitting-distance access to UT, downtown Austin, I-35 and the MetroRail, as well as the restaurants, coffee shops, food trailers and parks of the eclectic Eastside Cherrywood neighborhood. Or just laze about on our hammock.

It's accessible through our driveway or a gate on the other side of our yard, giving you complete privacy to you come and go as you like. The queen-sized Murphy bed folds up to give even more space. Other features include a lots of window space with blinds, a large desk/table, 24/7 WIFI access, and a mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. And of course, AC (as well as heat for the one week of the year it's cold here).

We're located in the tree-lined French Place section of Austin's eclectic Cherrywood neighborhood, near campus and very central. Downtown is only a few minutes away by car, bus or train. You'll have an easy two-block walk to assorted coffee shops, groceries, liquor stores, taco joints and food trailers, as well as a fair share of well-reviewed restaurants. You can hop-skip to the bus or drive in under five minutes to the nearest MetroRail station (a must during SXSW or ACL, when parking downtown is impossible).

We'll work with you on check in-and-out times. Our two large cats will work with you on any feline needs. (Though they're not allowed in the space, so if you're allergic, don't worry.)

Parking is a breeze on the street with no restrictions or permits required.

City of Austin Permit #(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) OL

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 2AM (next day)



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

466 Reviews

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Allison User Profile
June 2017
Great location, superb host and great accommodations!

Angel User Profile
June 2017
Perfect location. Steve was one of the friendliest hosts I have had. He's very responsive and made sure our stay was good! Would definitely come back if we visit Austin again.

William User Profile
June 2017
Steve's place was amazing. The cottage is super cool, the yard is beautiful, was a quick Uber ride to downtown. Wish we had a few more days to stay, it is a great space.

Jessica User Profile
June 2017
Steve was such a great host and made us feel welcome before we even arrived. The cottage is Adorable and in the prime location if you want to stay in the city. Steve was very accommodating and made sure we had anything we could possibly need during our stay. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking. Absolutely no complaints and would love to stay here again some day! Thank you Steve!

Julie User Profile
June 2017
I just stayed at Steve's place for 5 days, and I completely recommend it. Beautifully designed, clean, and cold (AC)! Also very convenient location for getting around Austin with an abundance of delicious places to eat and fun places to grab a drink within walking distance.

Jessica User Profile
June 2017
Amazing trip - will definitely be booking this again!

Jess User Profile
June 2017
This place is adorable! A great distance from all the places we wanted to visit and is in a cute neighborhood. Steve and his family were so nice and accommodating, the perfect hosts!

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in March 2013
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.

He's a writer, she's a graphic designer, their two boys are chronically barefoot.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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