Private Cottage-Near UT/Hyde Park

House - Entire home/apt · Hollywood Ave, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Your host, Sara
99 Reviews
Response rate: 92%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Behind the house is a separate guest cottage, 1 bdrm, 1 bath cottage that has its own entrance and complete privacy. Luxury shower, bamboo floors, queen sized bed, desk, WIFI, mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. Located in French Place neighborhood near campus and very central. Walk to coffee shop, grocery, liquor store and bus lines - all only two blocks away. I love to give tips on where to eat and what to see. I think you will find this a very charming spot to stay in Austin!

Not only is the cottage all your own with complete privacy and not attached, but I offer complete autonomy, if you will, for those of you coming in late or leaving early or whatever, I make it so that we don't have to coordinate schedules and anything works that you need. I will work with you on check in and out times according to the cottage's schedule, and have never had a problem. Most people love the ease of the place and how close it is to coffee shops, downtown, the Eastside's hip restaurants/nightlife, and the university. But, they also like that is in a neighborhood that's quiet and peaceful. Plus parking is plentiful on the street with no restrictions (which can be difficult in some areas of town).

We hope you will stay in the cottage and enjoy the best of Austin!

Other Things to Note

The Operating License for Short Term Rentals is:
"OL 2014018140"

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is my first Airbnb experience and I loved it. Sara's place has all the things that you need. The place is beautiful with small details that make a big difference. I fell in love with the place, I wish I could live there. She's really nice and kept communication with me the whole time. I didn't have any issues at all. I would recommend it to anyone looking (email hidden) with great parking, location, and privacy.

    June 2014
  • My first experience with an airbnb, couldn't wish for a better first time!

    My wife & I so enjoyed our stay at the Cottage, there were cold beers in the fridge!! The space was very clean and exactly what we expected, the location makes it easy to get to downtown. The space was perfect for us and in a nice area.

    I would suggest this home to anyone looking to stay in Austin.

    June 2014
  • Sara's cottage was awesome. It was in the perfect location for all that Austin has to offer, just outside of downtown. Walking distance to university of Texas. The cottage is private, quite and newly renovated, the perfect home away from home complete with mini fridge, coffee maker and microwave. The air conditioner and ceiling fan were perfect for escaping the heat. The queen bed was a little firm but that is the way that I like it. Sara truly thought of everything even including fresh cream in the mini fridge for your morning coffee. Will definitely stay again.

    June 2014
  • I reserved Sara's cottage on behalf of my parents while they were visiting me in Austin. It was their first experience with airbnb and I think they were very pleased with the accommodations. While I did not meet Sara in person, she was easy to get in touch with by email/phone and the cottage was spotless when I helped get my parents settled. I would certainly recommend this listing to visitors of Austin!

    May 2014
  • My friend and I really enjoyed staying at Sara's cottage. It was clean, spacious enough for two people (and my friend's dog that came with us), had good A/C, a comfortable bed, and a nice bathroom. The front door was tricky to open/close and we had to ask Sara to help us open it, but after we got the hang of it, there was no problem. Also, there is ample parking in the neighborhood, which is a big plus. The cottage is close to the main attractions in Austin - everywhere we wanted to go was 5-15 minutes away by car.

    May 2014
  • The cottage behind Saras house is simply lovely. Lots of space for one or two guests, clean and all the inventory is in good condition. I liked the beautiful shower. The room stay cool even if its pretty hot outside. Additionally you can sit in the small garden next to the cottage behind the house.
    The neighbour is quiet and safe and you can grab a nice coffee/breakfast just 5min walking from Saras location.
    Sara itself wasn't present during my stay but all the necessary conversation was quick, friendly and helpful.
    To make it short...a really pleasant expierence which makes me want to come bach to Austin soon. Thx Sara.

    May 2014
  • Excellent accommodation, quiet and with separate entry so you can come and go without disturbing anyone.

    April 2014
  • Sara was gracious enough to accept our last minute request on Easter Sunday. We never met her, but finding the key was simple enough and we were able to make ourselves at home just fine. The cottage is more spacious than I expected, quiet and beautifully decorated. We loved sitting at the table in the yard every day as well. Everything was very clean and I felt like I was staying at home. There was a grocery store and awesome cafe just a block away and driving downtown was quick and easy. Wish we could have met Sara at some point for a more "local" experience but otherwise this place was really perfect. Definitely recommend!

    April 2014
  • Fantastic little place, neighborhood was very homey and peaceful, a really lovely calm place to spend a week!

    April 2014
  • I absolutely loved staying in Sara's cottage - it was one of my all time favorite places to stay. The cottage is incredibly comfortable and so well decorated. There are many interesting pieces of art and furniture and it's a space that is both beautiful and interesting. The eclectic collection of books, amazing shower, and extremely comfy bedding are all noteworthy. Sara was also very easy to work with - getting into the cottage was a breeze, it was very clean, and Sara was very responsive to all of my emails. I would recommend this place to anyone who is spending time in Austin.

    February 2014
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I'm a native Austinite, but moved back after being gone for over ten years, via New York and California. I love all the things to do in Austin and love people to come share in the coolness of our town.
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