Good morning coffee on front porch in Zilker Park...that's the life :)Living Room from front door entrance
Enchanting Zilker Cottage~Downtown
Hosted by Particular Properties
Particular Properties is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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 :)

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

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

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

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2 nights minimum stay

368 Reviews

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Lindsey User Profile
October 2017
This location was ideal for ACL. We were able to walk easily to the concert and rented bikes for venturing to the downtown area. The cottage was perfect for two peoole and had everything we needed. Sovay was the perfect host and anticipated every question we could have.

Amy User Profile
September 2017
Cozy and friendly. The house was the perfect size for a 9-day stay in Austin with my boyfriend -- by the end of it, it felt like home. Great walking distance to the Drafthouse and tons of restaurants.

Milla User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Patrick User Profile
August 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed a long weekend at this beautiful cottage. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, but there are quite a few bars and restaurants just a short walk away. We also enjoyed being walking distance (about 1 mile) from Zilker Park and the amazing Barton Springs pool, which was my personal favorite part of the trip! I'd definitely recommend this unit.
Particular Properties User Profile
Response from Particular Properties:
Hello, Patrick! Thank you so much for the opportunity to host you. We're happy to hear you found our space beautiful and comfy and, of course, located in the trendiest little spot. We love our Zilker Cottage and neighborhood and always look forward to sharing this gem with guests. We hope to host you again, Patrick :)
August 2017

Nancy User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is a good place for a single or couple. The off street parking was a nice bonus. Umlauf Sculpture Garden is very close and worth a visit. I liked having a kitchen where I could make coffee each morning. The living area's seating is not ideal if you want to sit around and chat as there is just one sofa. The dining area has a very high table and stools, so it's not ideal if you're dining in.
Particular Properties User Profile
Response from Particular Properties:
Hello, Nancy! Thank you so much for the opportunity to host you. We're happy to hear you found our located in the trendiest little spot! We love this Zilker space and neighborhood and always look forward to sharing this gem with guests. And we agree we wish we had two sofas...that would be great! We hope to host you again, Nancy :)
July 2017

Adam User Profile
July 2017
Best location in Austin!! Walking distance to restaurants, bar, Zilker park and tons of other local shops. Quick, cheap Taxi ride into Downtown. The house itself is as cozy and comfortable as you could possibly want. I've stayed at a lot of other places in Austin, but this is by far the best!
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hi, Adam!! Thanks for the amazing review and we're so glad to hear you loved your Cottage and the amazing neighborhood :) We love sharing our little jewel with visitors and you're very welcome to stay with us anytime!
July 2017

Laura User Profile
June 2017
This was our second stay at Zilker Cottage! It was even better than the last time that we remember it. My husband and I stayed here as little get away for just the two of us. The house was lovely, clean, comfortable, and had everything we could possibly need. The neighborhood has grown around the house and there are even more wonderful restaurants, shops, and bars a short walk away. Our host sent us an extensive list of recommendations and we went with 3 of the suggestions during our short trip. We were not disappointed! Read her suggestions and you'll find what you're looking for during your stay.
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hey, Laura!! We love return guests :) So glad you two made it back up and, yes, this neighborhood not only hosts all nature's best sites but it's also host to everything top shelf and high end now...but we still have food trailers, thank goodness! We sincerely hope to see you again, Laura!
June 2017

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in January 2011
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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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