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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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: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
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 is anytime after 12PM (noon)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

510 Reviews

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Judy User Profile
September 2017
Great location! Cute little cottage and a kind host with hospitality. Enjoyed my stay.

Janelle User Profile
September 2017
Steve hosted my boyfriend and I in his cottage for free during Hurricane Harvey. He was friendly and came to chat with Erroll and I as we settled in. I was a bit late on checking in and he was very responsive even waited outside for us when we ended up on the wrong street. I am very thankful for Steve and his family having us.

Ryan User Profile
September 2017
We spent a week in the cottage in Steve's backyard and he could not have been more friendly and accommodating! The check-in was super easy and he's got the whole place stocked with all the essentials you might have forgotten to pack. We had a rental car for the first few days to check out some of the state parks outside of Austin. But anything towards the city center is easily available for walking or calling a Lyft/Uber. Steve was also great about changing out our towels and sheets as well. If you want a place close to downtown Austin, look no further!

Lauren User Profile
September 2017
We truly enjoyed our stay at Steve's place. Beautiful modern minimalist style cottage nestled behind his house in a quite little neighborhood of Austin. Steve's place was dog friendly, which was great since we planned to take the dogs with us. The place was clean and comfortable. Check in/check out was a breeze. Steve made everything super easy and was great at communicating with us the entire time. We hope to stay here again next time we are in Austin.

Shon User Profile
September 2017
Great host. Highly Recommend it.

Logan User Profile
September 2017
Awesome place to stay and very nice host!

Derrick User Profile
September 2017
Definitely a great stay. Place is quiet and comfortable

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined 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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