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 conveniently located, quiet, safe, and easy to find. Steve was helpful and had a very quick response time to my reservation request. I would recommend this great spot! I will stay again on my next trip to Austin.
My husband and I arrived at Steve's house at the planned time. He was there to greet us. The backyard cottage was as depicted in photos. It was clean and cheery. Steve had nice touches such homemade chocolate chip cookies, granola, yogurt, and cold seltzer, and orange juice in the frig. A bottle of Pinot noir was on the counter, and more. What was lacking? Spoons! Steve- you need to get some decent spoons. I would also recommend getting rid of the giant desk and putting in a couple of comfy chairs or a sofa. The location was wonderful- easy access to downtown Austin. Lovely neighborhood. We felt safe and secure. The neighbor's rooster was well behaved and didn't crow at annoying times. Thank you for a nice stay.
Wonderful cottage, wonderful host, great neighborhood...I highly suggest staying here! Super clean, spacious, and the cookies he left for us delicious! Thank you Steve! We will be back!
What a perfect experience. Steve is fantastic (and not just because he baked fresh cookies and left them on the counter). The space is very aesthetically pleasing and roomy. The bed was very comfortable and there are amenities to make it feel like home - coffee, tea, granola, yogurt, fruit. The space is near the university and all the great restaurants in Austin. Close to the airport as well.
This was the most awesome super-reasonable price, fantastic location, thoughtful host, and interesting tiny house -style architecture stay I could possibly imagine. Seriously, Steve is super nice and the "backyard cottage" is super awesome. Stay here.
Steve was an all around amazing bloke. The place was exactly as described and pictured. Steve also provided a variety of snacks/fruit/yoghurt/wine for us to eat/drink during our trip.
He provided a number of great recommendations for the area which turned out very well. Extremely communicative and happy to help with any issues. Overall an excellent host with a great space to rent.
Seriously, Steve is such a top bloke.
Steve is a sweet fellow with a beautiful and clean little cottage in his backyard. The neighborhood is exactly what you want if you're going for a weird/indie Austin experience. Steve goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Can't recommend highly enough.