Bathroom with view into sleeping area
Tiny Zen Cabin in Heart of Austin

Entire home/apt

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

A wonderful little retreat right in the middle of Austin. The cabin is only 180 sq ft but has everything you need. Twin bed with 400 thread count sheets, fine towels, coffee & tea setup. While very simple, it is about half the price of a hotel.

The space

The "Zen Cabin" is a tiny 180 sq ft hideaway & is perfect for ONE person. It is a serene, quiet space (heavily insulated soundproofing) right in the center of town: Hyde Park just north of UT. Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores. 10 minute walk to UT. Bike distance to downtown.

There is a full bathroom and twin bed, and it is adjacent to a large garden with many seating options that are you are welcome to use.

I look forward to hosting you!

*Free WIFI
*400 thread count sheets
*tiny fridge
*coffee/tea set up
*plush towels
*off street parking
*on main bus routes
*towels and toiletries provided

Guest access

Please take advantage of the outdoor spaces: hammock, dining table, chairs, trampolene.

Interaction with guests

It is always a treat to meet guests at checkin, visit with them in the garden or even share a glass of wine.
Sometimes, though, guests check themselves in & out with communications all by text. Although I miss meeting them in person, this method works remarkably well too.
I travel a good bit for work & fun, but if I am gone, there is always a "concierge" on site.

Other things to note

What to expect.
We really want you to have a great stay & go out of our way to make it happen. However we are not a hotel, so there is more chance of unexpected things happening, both good & bad. Since the cabin is about a third of the price of a hotel in the area, hopefully that will make up for any short comings we have.

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The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: $18
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $72 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

Welcome & Make yourself at home!
* From 2:00 on the day of your arrival, the cabin will be unlocked & key inside so you can arrive at your leisure. If you need an earlier time, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.
* About a week before you arrive, I will email detailed instructions on how to find the apartment, where to park, etc.
* If you need anything, please text me.
* There is off street parking.
* Please smoke outside only & kindly use an ashtray.
* Please feel free to use any of the outdoor spaces, including hammock & dining table
* There is a composting bin if you wish to use it, as well as recycling containers.
* There are large trash & recycling bins between the Main house & the apartment. The large blue bin is recycling the small green is trash.
* Please keep noise down after 10:00p.m. weekdays and midnight on weekends.




Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

309 Reviews

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Liz User Profile
May 2017
Great location and back yard!

Liz User Profile
May 2017
Everything was great and as advertised. The back yard was relaxing and better than expected. Good location (also right by several bus routes).

Brittany User Profile
May 2017
Can I just say...after staying at Tracy's backyard cottage I was nearly taking measurements to build my own back in Indiana. Super cute and charming! Clean as a whistle. Only drawback- if you're a light sleeper like me, the AC was a bit noisy- I ended up going without for the night. Thank you for a great stay, Tracy!

Todd User Profile
May 2017
Perfect and simple for a one night stop over. Tracy was very hospitable.

Trevor User ProfileTrevor is a superhost.
April 2017
Tracy's place is awesome! And such a cool neighborhood!

Jordan Castillo User Profile
April 2017
Staying in this cabin was so much nicer than being in a soulless motel. It felt very private, yet it was an easy walk to restaurants and buses.

Chris User Profile
April 2017
This was exactly what I needed while I was in town for work. Close to some great restaurants and the UT campus.

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in January 2013
Tracy User ProfileTracy is a superhost.

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