Enchanting Zilker Cottage~Downtown

House - Entire home/apt · Treadwell St, Austin, TX 78704, United States

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. The 5 star reviews of the Enchanting Zilker Cottage confirms how fantastic it really is and at a great value!!

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 bathroom has hard wood floors, a full bathtub/shower (if you're tall...not a problem...high ceiling), Bath and Body antibacterial hand soap, lotion, shower gel, Yardley soap, shower cap, 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, and tons of dishes in the event you would like to cook and dine in. On occasion, you can see my chickens drinking water from the bird bath from your kitchen sink window (they live in the backyard on the far south side of the property).

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 that I use for a personal car only but 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

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I had a great time at the Enchanting Zilker Cottage! Very cozy and clean, and close to lots of fun stuff, plus buses to take you pretty much wherever you want to go. Thank you, Sovay!

    April 2014
  • The cottage is in a great location and just as unique as Austin! We had a lovely stay!

    March 2014
    Response from Sovay:

    Thanks, Monica. It was great to have the pleasure of hosting you :)

  • Sovay's place is picture perfect. My sister and I enjoyed walking to the Juice Bar down the street running through Zilker Park and taking in the sights at the Umlauf sculpture garden; the location is ideal! Sovay was quick to communicate and incredibly informative. I highly recommend a stay at Sovay's cottage.

    March 2014
    Response from Sovay:

    I'm so glad to hear you and your sister had a lovely visit and got to visit some of the neighborhood's treasures/sights :)

  • My girlfriend and I stayed at Zilker for SXSW. Sovay runs a very professional operation. It is a great cottage with easy access to public transportation, as well as walking distance to some amazing restaurants.

    March 2014
  • Very cute place. Nicely arranged.

    February 2014
    Response from Sovay:

    Thanks, Bob :) Glad you enjoyed your stay in Austin!

  • Sovay's cottage was lovely! It was the perfect place to stay -- near the park, in a beautiful neighborhood, and a stone's throw away from the many cool parts of Austin. We had a great time. Thanks Sovay!

    February 2014
  • A really great place, perfectly located for being out and about in Austin's great music venues [You can walk the Saxon Pub and drive anywhere else in minutes]. Easy to park. Quiet neighborhood setting. A real treat to see the chickens outside of the kitchen window in the morning, while enjoying the fresh roast coffee.

    February 2014
    Response from Sovay:

    Hey Charles!

    I'm glad you liked the chickens and coffee in the morning :) You're right...so many music venues and restaurants are just steps away. It's tough to beat Zilker Park. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

  • This was my first experience with airbnb, and it was exactly what I had hoped for. I was visiting Austin under unfortunate circumstances -- my mother is in an assisted living facility and is quite ill -- so I needed a quiet place where I could work in the mornings, with easy access to the facility and within walking distance to restaurants/coffee houses/ food markets. This place was perfect...and SO cute! I promise you that everything you could possibly need is provided -- just bring your clothing and buy your own food. Sovay even provides delicious coffee (half & half and sugar/sweeteners provided too), and her father, William, will give you fresh eggs from the chickens in the back yard. And the bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Someone mentioned in an earlier review that the wifi only worked in the dining room, but I had no problem with connectivity in any of the rooms.

    The neighborhood is one of the best in Austin. It was less than a 10 minute walk to Austin Java and to Thom's Market. I was hoping to take advantage of the proximity to Zilker Park and Barton Springs, but my schedule wouldn't permit it (and the weather was unusually bad). There is some construction going on right up the street towards Lamar, but I couldn't hear it at all with the doors closed.

    I'll be visiting Austin frequently in the future, and I can only hope that this lovely cottage is available when I do. Thank you Sovay!

    February 2014
    Response from Sovay:

    Wow, Genie! Thanks for all your feedback and kind words :) I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and you're certainly welcome back any time you like!!!

  • We had a very nice stay at Sovay's Enchanting Zilker Cottage! Very cute, unique place and we LOVED the yard eggs Sovay's Dad, William, brought us! I've already recommended the cottage to another friend. Thanks Sovay and William!!

    February 2014
  • Great little house!

    Was easy to get back and fourth from downtown. Sovay was very helpful and gave me lots of great info about the city and surrounding area.

    December 2012
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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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