Urban Cottage 1/1-Downtown Retreat

Entire home/apt
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds

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This 500 sq. ft. guesthouse is nestled on our tree-filled quarter acre lot in a historic neighborhood, just blocks from the hustle and bustle of downtown -- walking distance to the best restaurants, music venues, and activities in Austin.

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Bedroom has a queen-sized bed made up with a down comforter.  The exposed rafters make the space feel expansive in the small cottage.

Bedroom has a queen-sized bed made up with a down comforter. The exposed rafters make the space feel expansive in the small cottage.

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The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $350
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

When you open the door of the cottage, you'll immediately step into the kitchen and living room space with a clean, restored-vintage design. The kitchen is equipped with basic cooking tools. Breakfast supplies include oatmeal, coffee, and tea. There is a fold-out dining table for 2-3 people and a fold-out sleeper sofa which converts into a queen-size bed. When you step through the "portal" into the bedroom space, you'll pass by closet space on your right and the bathroom on your left. The large bedroom with exposed rafters boasts a queen bed, mirrored vanity, and dresser. Both the living room and bedroom have window units with A/C and heat. The house will be equipped with extra sheets, blankets, and pillows for the fold-out sleeper sofa.

***NOTE: Our own house at the front of the property will be undergoing renovations from mid-October through May. Guests who book during this window can expect a reduced rate, a protected pathway away from construction, and private access to the cottage via the alley. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes and hope our guests will communicate with us about any additional impact.

From the porch of the cottage, under the shade of century-old trees, it's easy to forget that you're right in the heart of Austin. A three-block walk will get you to famous Franklin BBQ, coffee shops, restaurants, a bakery, yoga studio, and boutiques on 11th street. The same distance in the other direction will land you on East 6th, full of food trucks, more great restaurants, and bars. On foot, you can walk to the Convention Center in 20 minutes or UT's Darrel K. Royall football stadium in 30 minutes. In addition, the bus stop is two blocks away, the light rail is a 10-minute walk, and in-town bikes can be rented 3 blocks from the house. For those who prefer driving, we'll provide an overnight on-street parking pass. This is a great homebase for F1 races, as the shuttle to the track leaves from the Convention Center downtown. Please note that our nightly price includes 15% for local and state hotel taxes and we are a locally-licensed Short-Term Rental. Our nightly pricing changes for major festivals (SXSW, F1, ACL.)

We love this neighborhood for its close proximity to everything in this great city. It's a treat for us to host our family and friends in this space and hope you'll love it too.

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House Rules

Our cottage is a restored guesthouse, built in the 1940s in an historic neighborhood. We ask you to respect the house, the property, and our neighbors. There is absolutely no smoking allowed in the cottage.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
Urban Cottage 1/1-Downtown Retreat
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Austin, Texas, United States
Member since September 2012


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