Cozy Bright Hyde Park Guest House

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

This home is a full time vacation rental so you can feel comfortable knowing that your reservation is being handled professionally.

The space

This cozy guest apartment has a queen size bed with fresh linens, a comfortable living area with everything that you need for your stay. Enjoy free wifi and cable tv on the large flat screen. There's a kitchenette with a stove for eating in with pots and pans along with any dishes that you might need during your stay.

The home is located in the historic central Austin neighborhood of Hyde Park. Hyde Park has easy access to downtown, which is just south of the home. It's within easy walking distance of multiple city and UT bus stops, Hyde Park restaurants like Julio's ,ASTI, Mother's Cafe, a sandwich and gelato bar called Dolce Vita, a bakery/coffee shop called Quack's, Fresh Plus neighborhood grocery store, tennis courts, a park, and many other local Austin businesses. It's a great place to walk, ride bikes, or simply enjoy the quiet and relaxing atmosphere while being close to downtown.

We are family friendly and can accommodate children 5 years old or older. Total of 2 people includes any children. This studio apartment is a first floor apartment. There is a step up into the bathroom and toilet that anyone with mobility issues might need to be aware of before renting.

City of Austin Short Term Rental License: 007845
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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $113 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Included in price is a required 15% hotel tax.
15% hotel tax not applicable for guests staying more than 30 days.
Pets not allowed unless pre-approved.
A copy of the rental agreement will be sent to guest after the reservation is made and it will be signed and returned to host along with a copy of the driver's license of guest making the reservation within 2 days after the reservation is made.
Government issued photo I.D. must be presented before or upon checkin.

This Short Term Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between _____ Pete Gilcrease________ (“Homeowner”) and ______________ (“Guest”) as of the date last set forth on the signature page of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1 Property. The property is located at:


2 Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons:

3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of visitors allowed on the property is limited to 2 people at a time. People in the Guest party set forth above do not count toward the visitor limit. Any additional visitors must be approved. No gatherings are allowed of any kind. Overnight guests are not permitted. An additional charge or $20 per person per night for guests in addition to those listed in this agreement will be assessed.

4. Term of the Lease. The lease begins at __3__ p.m. on _______________ (the “Check-in Date”) and ends at __10__ a.m. on ___________________ (the “Checkout Date”).

5. Minimum Stay: This property requires a 2 night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than 3 days, the guest will be charged the 2-night rate.

6. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules attached as Exhibit A at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.

7. Access: Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.

8. Rental Rate and Fees

a Deposit: A deposit of $_200__ is due at to confirm reservations.

The deposit is for security and shall be refunded within _7__ days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
i damage to the property or furnishings;
ii dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
iii any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.

If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately.

b Rental Rate. Payment in full of the following fees shall be due within _n/a_ days of the Check-in Date:

$ _ n/a__ per night x _ n/a_ nights = $_________
Cleaning fee $_________
Sales Tax $_________
Less deposit $(________)
TOTAL Due $_________

9. Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, a $200 cancellation fee will be charged for canceled reservations. Advance payments less the cancellation fee are refunded according to the following schedule:

_100_% if cancelled _60__ days prior to the Check-in Date
__50_% if cancelled _30_ days prior to the Check-in Date
___0_% if cancelled less than _30_ days prior to the Check-in Date

10. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance. Below are some references you may contact to purchase such insurance:

11. Payment: Acceptable payment methods are [credit card].


The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set forth below.

Homeowner Guest:

Signature: Signature:___________________________

Name (print) ___________ Name (print):

Date: ____________ Date:

Phone # (during stay): Phone # (during stay):


Exhibit A


1 Smoking is NOT allowed indoors. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2 People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3 No gatherings allowed of any kind.
4 Visitors are limited to 2 people unless approved.
5 All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
6 Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
7 Remove shoes before entering premises. Any excess dirt on the rugs or floor could result in an additional cleaning fee.
8 Do not use towels or washcloths to remove makeup.
9 Do not drag luggage up stairs, if there are stairs, and avoid scraping walls with luggage. Dragging luggage can damage the walls, stairs, and railings.
10 Only use appliances for their intended uses.
11 Guest must be 25 years of age or older.
12 Guest must provide a copy of a government issued I.D. If payment is provided by anyone other than the Guest, the person making the payment must also provide a copy of a government issued I.D. to verify identity. Both the Guest and anyone making a payment must sign (no e-signatures) and return this rental agreement. Access to the property may not be granted until rental agreement and I.D. are provided.
13 PETS are permitted only with prior approval and the Pet Addendum must be completed.
14 Parking:

PARKING – Parking is limited to ___1___ vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road is permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.

15 Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units.
16 Water and Plumbing: DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the plumbing, you could be charged damages of up to ____$200______.]
17 Noise: Guest will not make (or allow to be made) any noise or nuisance which, in the reasonable opinion of the Homeowner, disturbs the comfort or convenience of others.
18 The property and all items in the property are to be used for their intended purpose only.
19 Termination: Homeowner can terminate rental agreement and Guest will immediately vacate the property if Guest violates the rental agreement.
20 Storms:
If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest.
The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and
Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
21 Governing Law: All disputes will be decided pursuant to, and in accordance with, the laws of Texas, U.S.A. The exclusive forum for any legal proceedings which arise out of the terms of this Agreement shall be the court sitting in Austin, Texas, and the parties hereby submit themselves and their property to the personal jurisdiction and venue thereof.
22 Severability: In the event that any of the provisions of this rental agreement will be held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, those provisions to the extent enforceable and all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable as though the invalid or unenforceable parts had not been included in this rental agreement and the remaining provisions had been executed by both parties subsequent to the expungement of the invalid provision.


Super Strict 30

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

28 Reviews

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Stefani User Profile
April 2017
The binder that was provided was super helpful and had great suggestions. Pete was also very polite and helpful the entire time (before, after, and during the stay).

Janine User Profile
April 2017
This place was perfect. Having the kitchen available gave us more options, although the location is very walk-able to some of Austins best restaurants. Very clean and comfortable. Host very responsive to questions. A great place to stay.

Haden User Profile
April 2017
This place was perfect for my in-laws who came to visit! Very clean, perfect location, great space. Thanks Pete!

Todd User Profile
March 2017
Super clean in a great neighborhood that's walking distance to several restaurants. Super convenient to all the best parts of Austin. Arguably the best value in Hyde Park...would absolutely stay here again!

Daryl User Profile
December 2016
It's a great area, has a community feel to it, safe. The room was comfortable to stay in and had the amenities I needed. Pete was great in approving my stay with a days notice. Enjoyed staying there.

Sandra User Profile
November 2016
We stayed at Pete's for 4 nights. Apartment is clean and well kept. The neighborhood (Hyde Park) is quiet and tree lined with a handful of restaurants. Downtown is about 10 min away by car, for about $8-10. We also used the bus system, which was fine, but will take much more time. The only thing I found odd about Pete's is his binder with a checklist? He expects his guests to check through the list of his belongings and personal items and ensure everything is there. We've stayed at multiple Airbnb's and haven't had to do that. It's not that serious, but it did take some of our time to look through it all. Also, the air conditioning unit is right across from the bed and loud in my opinion. As a light sleeper, I had a hard time with it. Overall, decent place, but had we started our search earlier we would've selected a different one.

Sharon User Profile
November 2016
Great location in Hyde Park. The apartment was comfortable and clean.

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in May 2011
Pete User ProfilePete is a superhost.

My wife and I have owned several vacation rental properties for several years. They are all in the same neighborhood that we in so we're always just a few houses away and always readily available if you need anything at all during your stay. The homes are fully furnished with everything that you would need for a short term or long term stay. If you have any questions about Austin or the area, we'd love to help!

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.