.....surrounded by gardensPatio in front of Garden Cottage

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Quiet neighborhood, minutes to DT Austin and Soco. The cottage is super clean, comfy, private, with separate entrance.
Relax at my xeriscaped oasis 1.5 miles to DT & listen to sounds of water features and koi pond while enjoying plants, folk art. Over a period of 30 years, I have created my dream backyard.
9% City of Austin STR Tax not included in your Airbnb bill and is due in cash upon check in. The 6% State of Texas STR tax is included in your Airbnb bill. Licensed, owner occupied STR.

The space

Gorgeous selection of cactus/succulent folk art . Your own private oasis close in the heart of South Austin. Your own space, gate, door, and key to come and go as you please. Comfy, cozy, private space in secluded backyard stocked with all you need for a comfortable stay.

Private entry. Comfortable. Urban oasis. Koi pond. Succulents. Cacti. Tropicals Folk Art. Sleeps 2 adults.Free wi fi, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) cable TV, fridge, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, washer/dryer, microwave, Mr.Coffee with Ruta Maya beans or regular coffee/decaf/tea, all towels and linens supplied as well as shampoo/conditioner.
A block from bus to DT and to points north/east/west takes only minutes. Easy walk to S. Lamar/S. 1st/South Congress.
This is the place if you enjoy a beautiful space in a scenic , secluded garden only minutes to DT, S. Congress, Zilker Park, Barton Springs, the green belt, and Torchy's Tacos and more food trailers on S. 1st.

Guest access

Check in is simple and I will give you more instructions after your confirmation. Guests are free to come and go independently with their own key at any time. Well lit up at night with lanspdscape lights and a motion sensor light at gate.

Interaction with guests

I am happy to give you all your space and privacy with only minimal contact if you like.
I am willing to assist you about the area, our musical history, the hill country, and with any assistance required.

Other things to note

9% City of Austin STR Hotel Tax not included in your Airbnb bill is due in cash upon check in.
NO swimming in above ground pool. Immediate eviction if this rule is broken.
Event rates for SXSW, ACL Fest, and F1 race are higher than daily rates.

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


Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $100
Weekend Price: $86 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

Only 2 adults maximum. No swimming in above the ground pool and must sign waiver releasing me of all liability. No Children. No Pets. No Movie Filming. I am looking for a respectful renter who is appreciative that I am opening up my personal space. No loud music,smoking ok outside of the cottage, parking in from on curb, report any damages, problems or issues to me, no matter how small. Only 2 guests and no more.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Black Lab



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

360 Reviews

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Juan User Profile
June 2017
Dan really saved my trip. I booked at the last minute and Dan was more than accommodating on such short notice. He's got a great place, would definitely stay there again.

Ali User Profile
June 2017
Very cool place in a super urban neighborhood! Loved the scenery getting to the house, and the backyard was a great view as well. Perfect place for a couple night stay in Austin

Richard User Profile
June 2017
Dan goes way above and beyond with his communication before the visit ever starts.

Matt User Profile
May 2017
Overall, my girlfriend and I had a great stay. The location is really great for the price. We caught the bus to downtown/south congress, which is only $2.50/day. The bus stop is a pretty quick walk from Dans place and only a few stops from downtown. Dan is a very nice and accommodating host- great guy to chat with, and he knows a lot about his city (but he will leave you alone, if you'd rather not interact with your host). The backyard area is a pleasant environment surrounding the cottage. The cottage is close to the main house where dan lives, but separate enough to have privacy. You also have your own entrance with motion sensor lights, so you don't have to worry about disturbing anyone and will find your way easily. The futon slept well. All appliances (fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, clothes iron, hairdryer) were clean and worked well. The space was small, but was mostly clean and had everything we needed as a place to crash after exploring Austin.

Marta User Profile
May 2017
Dan's place is small but has everything you need for your stay in Austin. Great location. Private and quiet.

Raquel User Profile
May 2017
Dan was a great host! Will definitely be staying here again :)

Rachel & Rob User Profile
May 2017
What a great retreat in the heart of S. Austin. The backyard oasis we could never afford when we lived in Austin, with even a couple of cold Lone Stars waiting for us in the fridge after a long travel day. Thanks Dan and your new puppy friend Oaxaca Willie for hosting us, and the next time our homesickness calls us back, we will gladly stay with you again if you'll have us. Thanks for a great extended weekend!

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in March 2011
Dan User ProfileDan is a superhost.

I enjoy music, photography, travel, cactus/succulents, fishing/boating, the Oaxacan Pacific coast and meeting interesting people. I have followed Austin's music scene since the 70's Armadillo World Headquarters days. I especially enjoy all the Texas singer/songwriters who put Austin on the musical map. Also, I love New Orleans music which has a deep, rich history and a sound that transcends me in time. My interests cover from Buddy Holly to Buddy Bolden, from Townes to Dr John, and Shinyribs to Trombone Shorty. My musical tastes cover rock, country, R & B, reggae, blues, jazz, conjunto/Tex Mex, Mexican, African, Cuban, Latin, Big Band, and classical. I own and operate the South First Food Court which is in a unique area peppered with many mostly local Austin independent businesses, coffee shops,restaurants,and music stories. Torchy's Tacos, Summermoon coffee shop, are just a short walk down the hill to S. 1st from my home. I am very close to SoCo, S. Lamar, Zilker Park, and Downtown.
I have had very satisfied airbnb guests from all over the world, all ages, different backgrounds and cultures who enjoy a clean, moderately priced, private stay in a very beautiful and peaceful backyard in a quiet neighborhood which is close to many of Austin's choice spots.
I enjoy working with plants......cactus, succulents,bromeliads especially. I have been creating cactus bowls that pass on a humorous, satirical, political, poke in the eye. I use found objects, kid's unwanted, broken, exhausted or abandoned toys, Mexican chotzkies, etc. My backyard reflects many of my passions about plants .
Check out Evangeline's , Broken Spoke, Saxon Pub, Continental Club, Green Pastures, the East Austin scene, Rainey St., Ski Shores, cruise Lake Austin in a boat, Pace Bend Park,the Hill Country, Gruene Hall, Lockhart BBQ, Rubys BBQ, Sandy's Burgers, swim Barton Springs,hit the Botanical garden,and check out the Austin Chronicle as well as all the new trendy bars/ restaurants....

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