Inviting front entry to cottage - quiet peaceful neighborhoodDining table opens up to seat six or folds down for more spacious living area
Quiet Country Cottage Near Downtown
Quiet Country Cottage Near Downtown

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Whether your in Austin to celebrate the Labor Day weekend or to visit the University of Texas, you'll find this cottage convenient and comfortable. Less than 10 minutes from downtown Austin and the airport - a great place to stay for Austin City Limits, Formula One and other Austin events. Relax on the private deck with a beautiful view or inside cozy cottage after an exciting day enjoying Austin festivities and events.

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The space

This quiet little place is very convenient for all your Austin activities. Less than 10 minutes to the airport, downtown, from the cottage, you can easily get to all Austin City Limits venues, The University of Texas, the Convention Center, SOCO - lively South Congress with many restaurants and live music venues including the Continental Club and Guero's Taco Bar. It's a beautiful half-mile walk to the bus stop. Or have ride share car or taxi pick you up at the door.

East Austin with its new bars, bistros and cafes is just a short drive over the river for dining and music at East Side Showroom, Gypsy, Cenote Cafe and other great places.

The cottage is a little over a mile from the Ladybird Lake hike & bike trail -- I walk to the trail, past the ACC Golf Course and Ruiz Library, as part of my workout sometimes. The beautiful McKinney Falls State Park, where you can hike, picnic, swim and fish, is nearby.

The cottage is a perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring Austin, visiting The University of Texas or taking a drive through the beautiful Texas HIll Country. You can relax on the deck that looks out onto a private half-acre where deer and songbirds are at home. The house features original long-leaf pine floors; adjustable track lighting; fully-equipped kitchen, one bath - with bathtub and shower; one bedroom with queen-sized bed.

The house is eco-friendly and comfortable for chemically sensitive people. Take a walk down the country road and pass by a spring-fed pond that is home to whistler ducks, the yellow-crowned night heron and I've seen the great blue heron here.

The neighbors are friendly. If you are here on a Monday night, you might join the weekly neighborhood music jam.

You'll love staying here, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Interaction with guests

I love to have guests and provide snacks and quick breakfast items for your convenience. Please let me know if you have special dietary needs. I'll meet you here when you arrive. Once you are checked in, you have the place to yourself. Most of the time I'm away but occasionally stay nearby. If I'm out of town during your stay, I'll put you in touch with a friend who will be in town and available if you need anything.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 50
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

I live in a quiet peaceful neighborhood where people are friendly and like having new people on the road. My house features, as much as possible, a toxic-free environment for people who are sensitive to chemicals and contact with animals, so no pets are allowed and no smoking except outside as long as windows and doors are closed.
No pets



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
April 2017
We very much enjoyed our stay. If you are looking for a clean and cozy place that is not a far drive from stores or the main Austin attractions, then this is the place for you. When you can hear the insects at night and birds in the morning, you know you are in a quiet place. The cottage has a private driveway which makes the stay that much more convenient. Best to double check with Vicki on the number of beds available as we saw two beds on the site but when you click on the details there is one listed - maybe the sofa is also thought of as a bed or possibly a roll away bed is available as there was only one bed for our stay. Vicki is very communicative and access to the cottage is easy. We also appreciated the treats the Vicki provided. Overall, we recommend this place and would book it again.

Robert User Profile
April 2017
I loved Vicki's cottage. It was a very peaceful place and the property is beautiful. She was a great host and I would certainly recommend her to anyone visiting Austin.

Alessandra User Profile
March 2017
Vicki's place is such a peaceful oasis really close to the DT action. 10 min ride-share from SXSW, it's quiet, peaceful, serene and a well kept cottage. Will definitely try to stay here in the future for SXSW. Thank you Vicki!

Brett User Profile
March 2017
Vicki's home is located in a serene, magical space that you would never expect to be so close to all the action. Ride shares can be tough during busy times (sxsw, rainy days) but that is a fault of the apps and not this incredible space. Great value and excellent communication. Would totally stay again. Thanks!

Kami User Profile
February 2017
Super value for all you get. You get great location, a peaceful neighborhood, and a wonderful host! I have stayed here twice and will be coming back as often as I can.

Stephanie User Profile
October 2016
I very much enjoyed my stay at Vicki's cottage. She made me feel very at home, and I would love to come again. It's a great cottage, small place to stay and is very cute and comfy. Thank you Vicki, all the best!

Kami User Profile
September 2016
It was amazing how the cottage is in a lush, wooded lot and South Congress is so close. You don't feel like you are in a big city at all until you go out honky tonkin' at night. Vicki was so sweet and very attentive. A true gem.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in February 2012
Vicki User ProfileVicki is a superhost.

I'm looking forward to being your host when you visit Austin. I enjoy traveling and exploring different cultures and beautiful natural areas. I've met some great people staying with other Airbnb hosts. I work as a writer and yoga teacher. I enjoy dancing, and I sing and I sing play accordion in a band.

I've lived in Austin for more than a decade so I can offer ideas for places to explore in Austin whether you're a nature-lover, a live music fan or want to know the best places to eat.

Austin is a great place to live and you'll enjoy visiting here. There is so much natural beauty in the Texas Hill Country with our springs, rivers, rolling hills and wildflowers. It's true that the star at night, shine big and bright deep in the heart of Texas -- We have some of the most spectacular night-time skies in the country! I like hiking and swimming in the beautiful cool waters of our precious springs. At night there is always live music and great places to eat. I'll give you my list of favorites when you come for a visit.

I hope you'll stay at my sweet little cottage when you visit Austin.

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