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

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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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 # 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)



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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454 Reviews

Check In
Mark User Profile
May 2017
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful host. The seamless check-in, clean/spacious room, and thoughtful touches like bottled water and snacks were perfect. We could not have asked for anything more. Would highly recommend.

Annarely User Profile
May 2017
Steve's place was super cute, clean and comfortable. All the trees that surround it, almost make you feel like you're in a modern fairy tale. It is very peaceful and a perfect place to crash if you're in Austin for a few days and want to get around quickly. Steve was super accommodating, too, and very responsive. Definitely recommended and definitely would stay here again.

Aranza User Profile
May 2017
This place was great! It's in a central location but secluded enough that the area is quiet/relaxing. Cute and simple place with exactly what you need after a busy day around town. We will def. be coming back if we're ever in Austin over-night.

Ivan User Profile
May 2017
Steeve was an incredible host and provided a premium over night experience!

Carlson User Profile
May 2017
Great place, great host. Would definitely stay here again next time I am in Austin.

Brett User Profile
May 2017
I stayed at Steve's place for one night after a client dinner instead of ride sharing home to the suburbs and back again (which wouldn't be that much different in price.) It was perfect for what I needed. Clean, quiet, comfortable and cheaper than a comparable Austin hotel room. I'll likely be back to do it again!

Esther User Profile
May 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Steve's beautifully constructed backyard cottage. The ease of check in and seclusion in the backyard was great. Steve was very friendly when greeting us upon arrival and had left out many treats for us. He was very conscientious about giving us our space as well. The place itself has everything you need - comfy bed, kitchen, kitchen stuffs, fridge, private bathroom. Street parking is plentiful and the neighborhood is very pleasant and friendly with restaurants and stores conveniently located within walking distance. Highly recommended!

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%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour