Zen cottage in the heart of SOCO

House - Entire home/apt · W Elizabeth St, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Your host, Edward
12 Reviews
Response rate: 50%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

An amazing location and South Austin cool are yours in this peaceful, zen South Congress cottage.

An updated 1BR with study/office that will easily accommodate a single or a couple, the house has been newly redesigned with a simple, modern sensibility and every comfort in mind, even including complementary Keurig coffees. And there is the large, private, park-like backyard with a freestanding deck that has lounge and dining areas, plus a hammock to lay back and smell the jasmine in the garden.

You could not ask for a more ideal location to experience Austin:

- The cottage is literally just steps away from 3 of Bon Appetit magazine's Top 50 New Restaurants (Sway, Elizabeth St. Cafe, and Lenoir), plus 10 of Austin's most popular food trailers, including the original Torchy's Tacos, Holy Cacao and Gourdough's Gourmet Donuts. Most are within just one block of the cottage, and all are a great way to immerse yourself in Austin's amazing food scene.

- South Congress, with classic Austin venues like the Continental Club, Jo's Coffee at the Hotel San Jose, Guero's, Home Slice Pizza, and the 24-hour Magnolia Cafe, is a short 5-minute stroll away.

- Downtown, Lady Bird Lake, and the Hike and Bike Trail, with everything they have to offer, are only one mile away, and easily accessible on foot, by bike, or using one of the two bus lines that run right by.

Check out the photos, and feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a reservation for this one-of-a-kind Austin accommodation.


- The rates displayed do not include an additional 15% occupancy tax for stays of less than 30 days.

- The Zen Cottage is licensed by the City of Austin as a short-term rental. License #105150.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $875 /week
Monthly Price: $2850 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Edward was an excellent host, and the cottage was perfect. He responded to questions we had in a very timely manner, making our stay even lovelier.
    The cottage is close to Torchy's, and bus lines, and it was an easy walk to the fun shopping of Congress St. We would definitely stay again when visiting the Austin area!!!

    April 2014
  • Great refuge from the throngs downtown at SXSW. This house is well appointed and maintained, and very clean. It is also within stumbling distance of a convenience store, a terrific French-Vietnamese cafe, a Thai restaurant, and some other spots. If you don't want to drive downtown, you can walk down Elizabeth Street to the bus on South Congress (maybe 10 minutes away) or try to hail a cab on 1st street, which I did a couple of times.

    March 2014
  • This is my second opportunity to leave a review for Edward - his home is perfectly located in the best neighborhood in Austin, close to all of what makes Austin, Austin. On top of that, Edward is the perfect host, communication was always very very easy and he's generally just a great guy. Highly recommend!

    July 2013
  • Edward has been a first class host. I live in Austin and have been staying at his cottage while my home is under construction and I have been nothing but satisfied with the location and the amenities. The backyard is fantastic. Edward is extremely responsive and communication is easy. I would definitely recommend this home!

    April 2013
  • Awesome little place, with a huge backyard (and hammock) and right next to great food and bars. Edward was super nice and made everything convenient. Id definitely stay there again.

    March 2013
  • The cottage was the perfect home for my weeks in Austin. It was comfortable, clean, and it has an amazing backyard. The office was also a nice addition not available in many short term rentals. I will definitely try to stay here again. The owner was also very pleasant and communicative. An overall great experience.

    February 2013
  • The cottage couldn't possibly have been more charming -- or conveniently located! Torchy's Tacos was right across the street, and we were just a short, pleasant walk from the waterfront. Edward made all the logistics simple and easy. I would jump at the opportunity to stay there again if I'm ever back in Austin.

    February 2013
  • Edward was a great host and made my week long stay work at the last minute. The house is well furnished with modern furniture, very clean, and in a great location close to South Congress area and many restaurants. I'd recommend it for anyone staying in Austin for more than a few days.

    February 2013
  • Perfect place to stay for our long weekend in Austin. The cottage is in a perfect location just a short walk to great restaurants, music scenes, and shops. The cottage itself is very well done with free wireless, a fully equipped kitchen, and a super comfortable bed. I would definitely stay at the Zen Cottage again.

    October 2012
  • I stayed here a week and would totally stay in Edward's house again! It's cute, peaceful, in a great location, has an office and is just all around great. I am very satisfied indeed. Edward is also a great host, checking in on guests and really making sure everything is good.

    October 2012
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