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 and his family are awesome! (And the cottage is great too!) Lots of space and lots of cool books and trinkets on the shelves to look over. We felt very welcome. Everything was clean and easy to use and it's only a short drive into the centre of the city.
This little gem is such a nice space ! Steve was so good to deal with the whole time, always making sure we were ok and had everything we needed. Not to mention the delicious home made treats we got on arrival !
The place is so quiet and comfortable and a shirt ride to Downtown to all the action !
Thanks so much Steve - we loved staying with you!
My husband and I had a great time at Steves backyard cottage. Steve made us feel welcome and was quick to respond. This has probably been our best and favorite airbnb experience so far. Thanks Steve!
Great cottage in a cute neighborhood. Loved the treats that were left for us to enjoy. So many good suggestions for thing to eat and do In Austin, we will have to come back soon to do more things on the list. Host was very easy to correspond with.
We had a great night's rest here. Everything was exactly as described. Steve is very quick about responding to questions. And we devoured the treats he left us -- they were wonderful! Thank you, Steve!
I enjoyed my stay. It's peaceful, quite, and very clean. It's a convenient location, and close to the metro line.
Steve was helpful and pleasant. I plan to stay there again when I'm in Austin.
Steve's cottage was exactly as described (and even better). I would highly recommend for anyone looking to spend a weekend in Austin, and I would definitely book with him again! The location was great, very close to downtown, restaurants, cool coffee shops, etc.