We are proud to annouce that our South Austin Cottage has received it's Short Term Rental License #103471 from the City of Austin as required as of Oct. 1, 2012 by the City's Code Compliance Dept.
This is a fully-furnished 1951 cottage with original wood floors in old South Austin. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bathroom is immaculate and newly remodeled. The beds have organic cotton sheets and allergen free mattress and pillow covers. There is a large shaded backyard and a covered porch to get away from the sun and enjoy a cool breeze.
There are plenty of restaurants and food trailers within walking distance. If you like listening to live music or shopping on S. Congress, S. 1st or S. Lamar, this is the perfect place for you. It is a short biking distance from Zilker Park and 1.5 miles to Town Lake. Restaurants/bars like Polvos, Jovitas, Freddie's Place, Habanero Mexican Cafe, G & S Lounge along with many coffee houses like the Green Muse Cafe and Fair Bean Coffee are less than a mile away. The Mercury Hall event center is also located less than a mile away. A bus stop is less than a block away if you need to venture out further.
This home is located in a cool neighborhood that is ideal for folks visiting Austin for SXSW, ACL or just hanging out in Austin.
Minimum stay is 3 nights
No smoking/no pets.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1020 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2800 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
mary's yellow cottage was outstanding!
the place was clean and cozy and everything was just as it appears in the photos. there were also plenty of thoughtful little extras waiting for us: coffee, cream, and english muffins in the kitchen, an austin chronicle and local restaurant suggestions on the coffee table, shampoo/conditioner in the shower.
the cottage was easy to find and in a good location -- about 2 miles south of downtown, totally walkable/bikeable to the south 1st food trucks and the south congress area, and there's a bus line just one block away that took us downtown in minutes.
mary was friendly, helpful, and easy to get in touch with. she made our first airbnb experience (and our first time in austin!) so seamless and enjoyable.
i'd recommend the cottage to anyone and would definitely stay there again!
This was my second stay in Mary's cottage. The cottage was as well cared for as I remembered from a year ago. Walking distance to many sites and restaurants. And at the end of the day we could return to our comfortable, quiet cottage.
We had a wonderful time while in Austin. Mary's cottage was the perfect spot for my family and I...great location and a beautiful home. Very well maintained. We'll be back!
This was my first time to Austin and my first Airbnb experience and I have to say Mary has set the bar Very High!. This was a very special birthday trip for my mother and sister and me. We all flew in from around the country to be together to celebrate. I researched many places before deciding on this one. And I could not have been more pleased. Dealing with Mary was a pleasure, she answered all questions promptly and was super helpful with my touristy ones. We just loved the cottage and the added hospitality. (There were drinks and snacks in the refrigerator- so appreciated by weary travelers! ). It's location proved to be perfect as we explored the city. We could walk to shops and restaurants and then it was a super easy taxi ride to other parts of the city. We also enjoyed meals in and found the kitchen stocked with everything we needed. If you are looking for a comfortable, inviting setting, then this little home away from home is the place for you! We hope to go back!
Mary is so wonderful, she has though of everything that you could need at this wonderful cottage in Austin. This was our second stay here and just like the first trip, it was great! The place is so clean and very well maintained. Mary is very fast to respond to any emails or text. This cottage is in a perfect location, close to everything, but not in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin. We will be back to stay here again on our next Austin trip. This place is just awesome, you will love your stay here.
AMAZING!! We booked Mary's cottage based on the rave reviews of previous guests and it really didn't disappoint. Incredibly easy to locate, great parking facilities and very easy access to the cottage with the door code. Welcomed by the local cat Jackson, we quickly felt at home and at ease. The cottage was clean, bright and had great decor and everything you could possibly need from towels, to milk to insect bite cream. We walked everywhere, from the local recommendations from Mary (which were better than any of the guide books we had), all the way into town and back. Walking was a fun discovery but local buses and taxis were very accessible too. The local supermarket was great, all amenities you could possibly need within walking distance. The Boudin cafe for a vegetarian breakfast and awesome coffee, and Freddies for lunch were particular highlights. Mary was easy and quick in terms of communication and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage. Austin is awesome, made even more so by Mary's hospitality.
We had a wonderful stay at Mary's adorable South Austin cottage. I stayed there for a long weekend with my parents and my four-year-old daughter and it was just perfect for us. The location can't be beat for those interested in being near downtown, Zilker Park, South Congress, Town Lake... the list of nearby hot spots is endless. The beds are comfy. Mary had stocked the refrigerator with breakfast basics, which was unexpected and so very kind. And she has a bunch of great DVDs to choose from if you need a night in. :) We would not hesitate to stay there again and would certainly recommend it to anyone else visiting Austin!
Mary's place was FANTASTIC! So close to the best Mexican restaurants (try Polvos - you won't be disappointed and it's a 5 minute walk away).
The house was clean, spacious and bright. Would stay there again without hesitation :)
My husband and our two boys (6 and 10) stayed in Mary's yellow cottage for three weeks while visiting Austin. The house was immaculate and cozy. It's centrally located in a great South Austin neighborhood. Mary had kindly written up a nice guide book that points out some good local places to pick up coffee or get a bite to eat which we found helpful.
Mary was easy-going and responsive with excellent communication. When we arrived the house was stocked with breakfast foods, a few snacks, bottles of water and coffee. It was really nice not to have to run right to the grocery store! The keypad system worked really well. One of our boys inadvertently locked us out once as we were leaving and I simply emailed Mary and she had it unlocked lickety-split- before we even returned.
I highly recommend this place for your stay in Austin!
"It is nicer than the pictures," was the first thing my wife said when we walked in.
The home is in a great location, on a quiet street, but an easy walk to everything. Also, bus lines nearby, so you can either take a quick bus (no transfers) to get downtown, or even walk. While we were here, we walked to South Congress, Barton Springs, etc. Very pleasant. Also, a cab to or from downtown is only $11 from this home, so a very good option should you want to get home quicker than a bus can get you.
Mary was an excellent host. We arrived very late, and she took a phone call from us, as we couldn't figure out the digital keypad for the lock (user error on our part).
The home is very cozy, and we looked forward to coming home every night to a cool home, nice bed, great shower, and drinks on the patio.
There is a grocery store within 4-5 blocks to get food if you need to cook, as well as pots, pans and other utensils if you don't want to eat every meal out. There is also a mini mart nearby for wine, beer and snack runs late night.
However, with Lucy's Fried Chicken, Torchy's Tacos, and other great food within a 5 minute walk, we didn't feel the need to cook.
I don't understand why anyone would want to stay in a hotel in Austin with homes like this available.
Stay here, get a bus pass, and you will have an amazing Austin experience. We sure did.