Good morning coffee on front porch in Zilker Park...that's the life :)Living Room from front door entrance
Enchanting Zilker Cottage~Downtown
Enchanting Zilker Cottage~Downtown

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $55


The space

You will never forget your stay in this luxuriously appointed, utterly charming and vintage "jewel box" of a house in the Zilker Park neighborhood. The charm of our Zilker Cottage is exceeded only by its perfect location.

This is an original vintage (approximately 650 square feet) 1940's Zilker Cottage in the very BEST location within 1/2 mile from DOWNTOWN AUSTIN with a cozy bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining room, huge kitchen, and vine covered front porch. Street parking is available (for free) directly in front of the house about 25 feet from the front door. You can look forward to staying so close to downtown but in a safe, upscale, and cool Zilker residence. Best of both worlds.

The layout:
The Enchanting Zilker Cottage (pictured above) is located in front and is completely private and all yours to enjoy! It has a covered front porch/seating area and a front yard area (not fenced) exclusively for you. There are 2 other residences on the property towards the south end of the property accessible through the side backyard gate entrance. The following are some details about your Enchanting Zilker Cottage...

Bedroom/Bathroom ~
Enjoy this private bedroom with it's original hard wood floors and gorgeous antique door knobs, flat screen TV including cable, WiFi internet, Sealy Posturepedic Sotherby PLUSH queen sized mattress, fluffy topper, GOOSE down comforter with 100% cotton duvet cover, Egyptian cotton linens, Egyptian cotton pillow cases, and sturdy/elegant Eddie Bauer bed frame. The room is small measuring 12 x 12 with the majority of space taken by the huge bed for sleeping comfort. Closet includes wind-up alarm clock, ironing board, iron, plenty of room to hang clothes, many shelves for storing belongings, and two huge maps of Austin. The petite bathroom has hard wood floors, a full bathtub/shower (if you're tall...not a problem...high ceiling), hand soap, lotion, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, Yardley bar soap, and comfy all cotton towels also provided. (We recommend you bring beach towels for off site use). The sink and tub are both original to the house (cast iron) and restored. I did, however, replace the white surround tile around the bathtub...I couldn't salvage the old tile :( All bathroom appliances (faucets, toilet, etc) are new, as well.

Kitchen ~
The kitchen is gorgeous with an antique chandelier, gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, ceramic teapot, kettle, blender, pots/pans, FILTERED water system on sink, and tons of dishes in the event you would like to cook and dine in.

Living room ~
I have a beautiful saddle leather sofa, huge coffee table, with lots of Austin and Texas themed books and magazines on hand to read, as well.

Dining room ~
There's a fantastic mango wood dining room table (bar height) which comfortably sits four people...this is also a great place to get comfortable with lap tops, read newspaper, etc. as there is plenty of table space. It's also ideal for a great meal with friends and family!

Location ~
This house is in Zilker, a residential neighborhood in south-downtown Austin that adjoins Zilker Park, 351 acres on the Colorado River. Within the park is Barton Springs, a large, naturally fed swimming pool. The nearest commercial corridor, South Lamar Boulevard, is one block away, and has many restaurants, coffee shops, and music venues. About a mile away, there’s South Congress Avenue, a strip lined with restaurants, bars, vintage shops and stores like Allens Boots, which carries over 4,000 pairs of cowboy boots, along with hats and pearl-button shirts.

Walk/Hike/Bike/Explore ~
If you book a stay here (I can't emphasize this enough) please consider walking/running/biking this area as it offers incredible homes to admire, the famous Hike and Bike Trail on Town Lake, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Botanical Gardens, restaurants galore (including the famous "Uchi" sushi restaurant 1 block down the street), Alamo Drafthouse, etc, etc, etc. This is a very cool and historical area of town and I encourage you to take advantage of this location. If you are bringing your bike(s), please feel free to leave them inside your house :)

Plentiful outside the house on the street. There is a private driveway, however, this is for use for my backyard tenant. We have unlimited street parking right in front of the house for your convenience (located about 20 feet directly in front of the front door/porch)

There is also public transportation with the nearest bus stop less than a block away on Lamar Boulevard/Treadwell Avenue in Austin, Texas 78704. The bus can take you to 6th Street (downtown), the Warehouse district (downtown), the 22 acres of the Texas Capitol (downtown), the University of Texas campus; or the Austin Convention Center to name a few destinations. Cab fare is about $5 to downtown - it's only 1/4 mile away.

If you have any questions regarding my property and/or location, please take the time to check out all the links connected to this listing; maps, amenities, house rules, calender, pricing... it's all here, up to date, and accurate :)

If you're interested in booking, please press the "Contact Me" link before actually booking...I'll respond quickly. You can then proceed to the "Book It" tab.

Please look at calendar carefully as rates are subject to increase during festivals and other high traffic times (SXSW, ACL, F1, etc.) Price increases are reflected on the calendar. In order to get an estimate on your stay, please press the "Book It" tab. You can utilize this tab to give you an estimate, walk you through the payment and reservation process. In order to get an accurate rate quote, please be sure to specify the number guests visiting, as pricing may vary.

After the booking process is complete and prior to your stay, I will send an informative email about Austin and the Zilker Cottage details. ENJOY AUSTIN

Interaction with guests

I am available via the Airbnb email thread to answer any questions before and during your stay :)

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM

All we ask is to respect the place and respect the neighbors as you would your own domicile. This isn't a party place - it's a comfortable, very cool place to wind down and realize just how cool Austin are some basic rules: no smoking inside but you are able to smoke outside on the front porch, not suitable for pets, no parties or events, check-in is on after 2pm

You must also acknowledge
Other pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

348 Reviews

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Kristen User Profile
April 2017
This was a charming cottage with tons of character in an awesome neighborhood. Loved it!
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hi, Kristen!! Thank you for being an amazing guest. We're so lucky to have our Zilker Cottage gem and so happy you enjoyed it's unique charm :) We received your feedback you wished your stay was longer to enjoy your space and we sincerely hope to host you again. Thanks, again :)
April 2017

Sally User Profile
April 2017
Nice place, expensive to get around austin and you will need a cab to get downtown but it is walkable to lamar. Coffee left for us. A bit dated. William is nice.
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hello, Sally! Yep, Austin is getting so expensive but, luckily, you're smack in the middle of it all. Glad you enjoyed William, as well, he's uniquely Austin. The Zilker Cottage is an adorable, original 1940's bungalow in Zilker Park - with complimentary coffee to boot. Glad to hear you and your friend enjoyed those amenities! And thanks so much for the sweet letter you left my Dad thanking him for the tour of Zilker Park, I'll pass that on to him :) Cheers!
April 2017

Jaime User Profile
April 2017
The cottage was just as described and made for a great home base from which to explore Austin. The house is clean and in a great neighborhood. William was quick to respond and share suggestions for things to do in the area, along with phone numbers and websites for everything. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Austin!
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hello, Jaime!! You were such an amazing guest. William mentioned you were so kind and considerate during your stay :) Thanks for the sweet compliments on the Cottage. We love keeping our space charming with tons of original character so we're glad you enjoyed your space and this amazing neighborhood for walking, dining, shopping, etc. Please come again, Jaime!
April 2017

William User Profile
April 2017
Great neighborhood close to downtown Austin. Host was great!!!
Particular Properties User ProfileParticular Properties is a superhost.
Response from Particular Properties:
So glad you liked your stay, William! We try very hard to make the Cottage special, comfortable, well priced, clean, and peaceful. We would like to see you again the next time you visit Austin!
April 2017

Jim User Profile
March 2017
Great accommodations, clean and inviting. Perfect location in Austin to get to any location to really see the city. I'd gladly stay again, and look forward to doing so.
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Response from Particular Properties:
So glad you liked your stay, Jim! We try very hard to make the Cottage special, comfortable, well priced, clean, and peaceful. We would like to see you again the next time you visit Austin!
March 2017

Haley User Profile
March 2017
Great little place. Perfect for my husband and I's stay. Very comfortable and clean.
Particular Properties User ProfileParticular Properties is a superhost.
Response from Particular Properties:
Hi, Haley! Thanks for the wonderful comments about the Enchanting Zilker Cottage. So glad you found the accommodations met your standards and you two had a lovely stay. Please come again whenever your travels take you to Austin!
March 2017

Scott User Profile
March 2017
Lovely Nieghborhood great stuff nearby! House was great too!

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Particular Properties User ProfileParticular Properties is a superhost.

I moved to Austin, Texas in January 2004 and absolutely fell in love with the city, in particular, the 78704 area. It is truly magical and the heart of the city, containing Zilker Park, South Congress (SOCO), Barton Springs Pool, Town Lake Running Trail, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Botanical Gardens and a walk/bike ride away from downtown. Please feel free to contact me about your upcoming stay in Austin, Texas!

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