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

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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 :)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $55
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

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



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

2 nights minimum stay

358 Reviews

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Vanessa User Profile
June 2017
The home is very charming, clean, and a great place to relax. It's located walkable distance from many local restaurants and a short distance from Zilker Park and downtown.

Mick User Profile
June 2017
Very nice small house on a quiet street nearby to Barton Springs and South Lamar shops and restaurants. Close to Town Lake and downtown. I would happily stay here again!

Christina User Profile
June 2017
Great location! Super close to downtown, restaurants, food trucks, and coffee !
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hi, Christina!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to host you. We're very happy to hear you loved your stay, location, and enjoyed the neighborhood. We sincerely hope to see you again anytime you're in Austin :)
June 2017

Brock User Profile
May 2017
Incredible location, short walk to multiple dining options, 10 minute walk to Barton springs pool!! This cottage offers everything that you need and want in a weekend getaway.
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hi, Brock! So glad to hear you loved the location! It's an amazing central/downtown location that's in the middle of so much nature, entertainment, bars, restaurants, theater, etc so it's nice to hear you enjoyed yourself :) We hope to host you again anytime you visit Austin ~ you were an amazing guest.
May 2017

Aidan User Profile
May 2017
Great location, very quite, Vox is a great restaurant less than a block away.
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hello, Aidan! Thank you so much for the opportunity to host you. We're happy to hear you found our space cute and comfy and, of course, located in the trendiest little spot! We love this Zilker space and neighborhood and always look forward to sharing this gem with guests. We hope to host you again, Aidan :)
May 2017

Jeanne User Profile
April 2017
This little cottage is in a very nice neighborhood and still close to great restaurants and outdoor venues! We walked to the nearest bus stop for a ride to the downtown area for the day. The cottage is enchanting we will definitely be back!
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Response from Particular Properties:
Jeanne, thank you for the opportunity to host you! We sincerely hope to host you anytime you're in Austin. We wished you had stayed longer, as well :) Thanks for being an incredible guest and we're glad to hear you loved this special Cottage and neighborhood, too!
April 2017

Suzanne User Profile
April 2017
Awesome cottage in a cool part of Austin. Bed was super-comfortable. I was in town for business, so didn't spend much time in the house, but it would be perfect for business or vacation.
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Response from Particular Properties:
Hello, Suzanne! Thank you so much for the opportunity to host you. We're happy to hear you found our space cute and comfy (including the bed) and, of course, located in the trendiest little spot. We love this Zilker space and neighborhood and always look forward to sharing this gem with guests. We hope to host you again, Suzanne...and maybe next time for vacation :)
April 2017

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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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