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.
My husband and I loved our stay at the Cottage. The location was awesome. Road our mountain bikes over to the greenway and met up with friends one day. One evening walked over to a local bar for a nightcap. We can't wait to come back and explore more of the area. We felt really safe to walk at night. Thanks so much for the water and the coffee you left for us. The cottage was perfect and beautiful. We felt right at home.
Sovay's cottage is beautiful and in a great location! There are several stellar restaurants within walking distance and is also close to Barton Springs pool. I would higher recommend the cottage for any stay in Austin. :)
We had a great stay at the Enchanting Zilker Cottage! The home was exactly as advertised and the check-in/out process went smoothly! Everything was clean and all the necessities we needed or may have forgotten were provided! It was quiet and charming!
We pretty much kept to ourselves, but Sovay provided detailed information on activities to do in the area! We loved kayaking on the river, dipping in Barton Springs, going to House Wine Bar and Shady Grove in the evening for live music. We also checked out some of the great food trucks right in the Zilker area-- highly recommend swinging by South Austin Social for a breakfast taco from Boca (tacos came with a free beer while we were there!), and the Picnic for lunch! It was a $5-$7 uber ride to get downtown, to south congress, or to rainey street.
Overall it was the perfect place for us to stay while in Austin and if we are ever back we'll try to get a reservation at the Cottage! Thanks so much Sovay!
Being our first time to Austin, we didn't know where to stay, but glad we picked this cottage because it was centrally located to most everything. The street it is on it right off busy South Lamar, but the neighborhood itself was very quiet, felt safe and had plenty of street parking. The house was very comfortable for two of us and was a nice "base" for our week. When I couldn't find any clothing hangers in the closet, I texted Sovay and she immediately had her caretaker come over with a stack of them. I appreciated her quick response. I wold stay here again and would recommend it to other travelers!
We had a wonderful time at the Zilker Cottage. Everything was ready and waiting for us as described, and we felt immediately comfortable. The neighborhood is perfect and super cozy. We loved just sitting on the porch in the evening, taking it easy and watching the neighbors walk their dogs. The cottage is the perfect walking distance to amazing restaurants (Vox Table, yum!), a cute coffee shop (Medici) and of course Alamo Drafthouse. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!
Location was central and close to all major attractions. The cottage was a perfect size for two people. Felt very homey. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
A great stay, wonderful location! Very clean and cute! Will def stay again when in Austin!
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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!