Hidden Cottage 1mi East of Downtown

House - Entire home/apt · Willow Street, Austin, TX 78702, United States

The Space

We are excited to say we have finished remodeling the cottage as of December 2013. New dark floors, new funky paint, and new, more comfortable furniture. Woohoo!


Whether you're traveling by car, bike, or foot, you can't get a better location than this. The Holly Street Neighborhood is the coolest place to be in Austin. We are two blocks from the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail, one mile from downtown (we walk to downtown on a regular basis), and are surrounded by amazing local businesses. Just one block away there is a delicious vegan cafe, an awesome art gallery and yoga studio, and just a few blocks away there are a number of incredible restaurants and hip dive bars.


• Detached pink cottage located in the back yard of a quaint east side home.
• One bedroom house with two beds - one size queen and the other size full. We also have a size twin cot and foam mattress that can sleep one person and a size full foam core mattress that can be laid out on the floor for additional sleeping space.
• Full kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, and large breakfast table. Stocked with pots and pans, dishes, and basic cooking necessities.
• Bathroom with stand up shower.
• Large outdoor patio and fenced-in yard.


• Free wi-fi
• Breakfast food, coffee, tea, and a bottle of wine from a local winery
• Fresh towels and sheets, as well as travel size toiletries
• A fenced-in yard for dogs to run around in
• Full guide of things to do in the neighborhood and in the city so that you never run out of fun ideas and great places to grab some grub
• HD TV and DVD player with movies
• Family friendly board games
• Bikes for rent


My name is Audrey -- you will probably only interact with me as I manage the cottage. You might also meet my dog Callie who comes over pretty often and sometimes stays the night. My boyfriend Tommy lives in the front house, so you might see him around sometimes too.


• Dogs and other pets are welcome. Please notify us in your reservation request if you plan on bringing any animals.
• Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
• This is a child friendly house.

Please note that this is not a super fancy cottage. It's a very old building and a little run down, but it's comfortable and has a lot of space, cute, and in a great part of town. If you're looking for the East Side experience, we've definitely got what you're looking for!


Event pricing as marked in calendar. If you'd like to book for a month or more during SxSW the monthly price will be greater than listed.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1250 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great location, conveniently located near lots of great bars and restaurants. Audrey was a fantastic host; warm, friendly, and easy to talk to. Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • Had a wonderful stay at Audrey's cottage! It was clean and was well suited for the 5 of us. We loved the neighborhood and the guide Audrey provided listing restaurants and places to see was extremely helpful. Audrey made herself available for any questions and was easy to communicate with. I would love to stay at the cottage again if we ever find ourselves back in Austin.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful experience staying at Audrey's house for SXSW. The house was clean and cozy. It was a bit of a walk to downtown, but we also had colder weather, so in the summer, it should be no problem. The house is also close to a bus stop that will take you straight downtown. Audrey was great with communication - and answered within a few hours every time I emailed or called. She was a great host!

    March 2014
  • This place was great! Audrey made herself available for any questions, but we also had complete privacy throughout our stay. Very clean and organized, and she also made great use out of a small space. Perfect for groups looking to stay together close to the city. Also, amazing water pressure in the shower, always a plus!

    March 2014
  • March 2014
  • Perfect stay. Great location, comfortable, clean, everything we needed. My dog loved the yard and how close we were to a fantastic park and the waterfront. Audrey greeted us personally on arrival and provided some fantastic recommendations. On a cold night, it was a bit far to walk into town, but only a 5-10 minute drive. Super easy.

    March 2014
  • Loved Audrey's cottage! It was quiet, clean, and private - it's located in an artsy residential area in East Austin, within walking distance of several small restaurants. Audrey was a great, friendly hostess, and provided for our needs - she gave us extra blankets when we requested them, and provided us with a cute guidebook of cool places and activities in Austin. It's also conveniently located 1 block away from the bus stop, which takes you straight into downtown, including the convention center and the state capitol. The only advisory I would make is that although the listing advertises that it accommodates 7 people, we were quite a snug fit with 5 adults in the cottage. Otherwise, I definitely recommend this place.

    February 2014
  • Had a great time during our stay in Austin! It was walkable to DT but it was a little far in the cold. The guest house was spacious for 2 and well amended, and the space heaters were plenty to keep us warm on the unseasonably chilly nights. The guest house was clean enough, but is older and it shows in some areas.

    All in all the price is right and the location is suitable for anyone looking to walk but willing to walk a little further than some other locations.

    January 2014
  • We had a great stay in Audrey's cottage! Rustic and comfy, dog friendly, and great location! Next time we are in Austin we will definitely try to stay at the cottage again!

    December 2013
  • Audrey was very accommodating and knowledgeable for a new fella in town. Very quick to respond when the temperatures dropped!
    The cottage is very close to down town in a fun neighborhood. Highly recommended.

    December 2013
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Hello! I am a young Austinite born and raised here. I am a dog trainer and pet sitter. I often stay other places besides my home, so I'm happy to let others enjoy it when I'm away.
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