About this listing
Putting the Murphy bed down creates two different regions in the cottage for extra privacy.
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 #2013-046933 OL
Steve's place was better than a regular hotel! The pictures do not do it justice. It was spotless, comfortable, quiet, and convenient. Steve was very welcoming and flexible and left us all kinds of treats, including a list of great dining recommendations. I will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Austin. Just wonderful!
Steve was by far the most accommodating host we have had on this holiday. We were provided with food, drink, and a gorgeous backyard cottage in a great spot. We enjoyed the nearby cafes which we also got a free coffee voucher for (thanks Steve!). Austin is one hell of a city and what we received with air bnb was totally representative of the rest of the city - highly recommend to anyone travelling to Austin.
Steve was awesome! He provided coffee vouchers for a local shop, coffee/tea, wine, bananas, granola bars etc. He even found a dog dish for my pup! The backyard cottage is beautiful, surrounded by green and very cozy. You're far enough from the main house that you feel a lovely sense of privacy and the cottage is still full of light. The pictures actually don't do the place justice! It is so warm and welcoming. I'd happily have stayed for longer. The location is super convenient and the neighborhood is friendly. I took my dog for many walks and always felt at home.
Steve's backyard cottage was the coolest Airbnb I've stayed in: clean, stocked considerately with amenities for travelers, and designed beautifully. The location was perfect for exploring Austin and Steve had great recommendations. I wish I had more time to stay. I want to go back already.
Steve was very welcoming and the space is exactly as described. There was even a list of places to eat and drink, as well as coupons for free coffee at the cafe down the street.
We visit Austin often, and we try out best to stay with Steve every visit moving forward.
Our time in Austin was greatly enhanced by our stay with Steve. He was flexible about our check in and check out times which was great since our flight was a bit late. He also had stocked the mini fridge with a few things which was really nice. The space itself was beautiful and peaceful. I would highly recommend staying with Steve if you are ever in Austin.