About This Listing
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 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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
THE NEXT STEP ~
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
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 is.
Amazing place!! Location could not have been better...we had everything we needed within two miles. Bed was beyond comfy and kitchen fully stocked with a variety of spices and cooking utensils. My son and I loved our time here!!
I had such a wonderful time staying in Sovay's Enchanting Zilker Cottage - when my travels bring me back to Austin, I know where I'll be staying.
The little cottage matched the description online and yet exceeded my expectations. Located in what seems to be a safe, friendly and welcoming neighborhood, the cottage is well appointed just off a main street and I had no problem finding it after my flight arrived in the middle of the night.
Sovay had considerately emailed me a LONG list of recommendations and directions for things to do during my short stay and I was greeted by the same type of considerations upon arriving at the cottage. She had kindly provided local magazines and maps on what to do, where to eat and what to see. The kitchen was well-stocked (minus food of course) and the coffee maker and grounds were a much-appreciated amenity in the morning.
This rental would be perfect for a traveling single, romantic getaway or low-key weekend with a couple friends. As a daily runner, the location near Zilker was PERFECT for my needs and whether walking or driving, being located to a main road made many things easy to get to.
I ABSOLUTELY with no reservations, recommend staying at this fantastic location - it is indeed enchanting, charming and convenient and Sovay's hospitality makes you feel like you're staying at a dear friend's. THANK YOU!
We had a great time at this very centrally location and cute cottage home. Sovay made us feel very much at home list a great list of locations for activities and dining. Parking was easy. Neighborhood is very safe. We visit Austin on a frequently and look forward to staying in her Enchanting Cottage in the future.
My husband and I had a great time at the Zilker Cottage! Sovay was an excellent host! She communicated in a timely manner and provided us lots information about entertainment, restaurants, transportation, and more when we booked! The home was very clean and comfortable in quiet and pretty area! We will definitely stay here again!
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Enchanting Zilker Cottage! The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Sovay provided tons of information about Austin restaurants, entertainment, and transportation, which was very helpful! The cottage was located in a great location, very convenient and a nice area! Walking distance to some great restaurants and Zilker Park. Just a short drive to downtown and South Congress. Sovay provided lots of amenities in case we had forgotten something and the kitchen had dishes, appliances, pots and pans, etc. in case we wanted to have a dinner in. The location was very quiet and peaceful. I would definitely stay here again!
The cottage was very cozy , comfortable and clean. Sovay took the time to send us lots of information about the area. The area was very nice and we felt very safe walking around. Parking in front of the cottage was never a problem. We had a great dinner at Barlatta which was on Sovay's recommendation list and we also heard great live music at the Saxon Pub (also on the recommendation list).
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About the Host, Sovay
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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Some of the best live music in Austin1320 S Lamar Blvd Austin TX 78704
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Bike Rental and Tours down the streetBarton Springs Rd Austin TX 78704
Opened in 1993, Romeos Italian Grill Bar was built on the idea of offering quality Italian food in an area of Austin (Barton Springs Lamar) that quickly became known as Restaurant Row.1500 Barton Springs Rd Austin TX 78704
A rockin Austin-style, independent grocery with a focus on local and natural foods. Thoms Market stocks a great selection of imported craft beers.Barton Springs Rd Austin TX 78704
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Most popular hike, bike, running trail bordering Lady Bird Lake attracting active Austinites from all over the city and beyond.Lady Bird Lake Trail Austin TX 78746
Public library nearby (within walking distance) is a great resource for public computers if you havent packed one for your trip...its brand new!Mary St W Austin TX 78704
Maintaining a comfortable 68 degrees Farenheit year round, you will enjoy a 100-percent natural swimming experience with no chlorine.2201 Barton Springs Rd Austin TX 78746
The perfect place to come munch on an incredible burger and relax with a beverage from the full bar, a frozen margarita, a glass of wine, or one of the 20 beers on tap and over 75 bottled beers!S Lamar Blvd Austin TX 78704
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These twenty-two amazing acres overlook the Zilker Park fields bordering Barton Springs Road. The garden is actually comprised of several different gardens.Barton Springs Rd Austin TX 78746
This is the flagship corporate location for Whole Foods and quite the scene and not just for groceries...great for dining and people watching, too.525 N Lamar Blvd Austin TX 78703
The Congress Bridge houses over one million bats in mid-summer. Hundreds of people line the bridge at dusk to catch a rare glimpse of the bats as they leave the bridge for their nightly feeding.N Congress Ave Austin TX 78704
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Best in Honky Tonk Music in Texas3201 S Lamar Blvd Austin TX 78704
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