Skip to content
Good morning coffee on front porch in Zilker Park...that's the life :)Living Room from front door entrance
Entire house

Enchanting Zilker Cottage~Downtown

Enchanting Zilker Cottage~Downtown

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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


Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

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

387 Reviews

Kyle User Profile
May 2018
The house was centrally locates to great restaurants and nightlife. There are options within a 5-10 minute walk or 15 minute can ride to Rainey St. The cottage itself has lots of character. Perfect size for my wife and I. The host was quick to address any questions that came up…
Amy User Profile
April 2018
We had a great trip and this cottage was perfect! Comfy, cute, & close to cool restaurants. The perfect funky Austin neighborhood!
Brendon User Profile
April 2018
I had a great stay! Quiet, very comfortable and an easy walk to all of the great restaurants and bars on Lamar. Will definitely try to stay here again.
Jackie User Profile
April 2018
The house was ok. It was cute but it could have been cleaner. The location was good. Not knowing Austin it was hard to determine where to stay. We were hoping for something a little closer to the action, but this house was ok. I think no matter where you stay you have to us…
Cody User Profile
March 2018
We stayed for 2 days in Austin and had an absolutely great experience with our Host and Particular Properties. From accommodating touches to in-depth communication, we were pleasantly pleased at how everything went. The check-in was easy and the cottage was perfect for what we …
Particular Properties User Profile
Response from Particular Properties:
What a thoughtful, thorough review, Cody! Thanks for all your feedback. Yes, this cute Zilker Cottage is in an amazing spot central to everything in Austin that is nature packed, cool, and entertaining...we're lucky we have such an amazing space. And thank you for all your positive comments about the communication, amenities, check in process, etc. I passed on your positive review to our full time assistant, Santi, as well :)
March 2018
Mike User Profile
March 2018
Great location. Easy check in. Bring or rent a bike. Amazing area. House is cute and cozy.
Particular Properties User Profile
Response from Particular Properties:
Thanks so much for staying with us, Mike!! You're right...this is probably the number one spot to experience Barton Springs, Zilker Park, AND incredible eateries and music venues. We are so lucky to have this space and we love sharing it with Airbnber's like yourself!! We hope to see you again :)
March 2018
Denise User Profile
February 2018
We stayed at the Zilker Cottage as first time visitors to the city It was a great location and easy to get around. Sovay emailed tips for restaurants and local places. The cottage was perfect to come back to after a long day of exploring. Wish we could’ve spent more time there…
Particular Properties User Profile
Response from Particular Properties:
Hi, Denise! We're so glad to hear you loved your stay :). The Zilker Cottage is located in such an amazing neighborhood with so many coffee shops, restaurants, live music venues, hike and bike trails, Barton Springs Pool - all within walking distance. We love sharing our space with guests like you! Come again anytime.
February 2018


Hosted by Particular Properties

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in January 2011
Particular Properties User Profile
761 Reviews
4 References
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…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.


Austin, TX, United States
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check In

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check Out
You won’t be charged yet

Similar listings