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Edward was an excellent host, and the cottage was perfect. He responded to questions we had in a very timely manner, making our stay even lovelier.
The cottage is close to Torchy's, and bus lines, and it was an easy walk to the fun shopping of Congress St. We would definitely stay again when visiting the Austin area!!!
Great refuge from the throngs downtown at SXSW. This house is well appointed and maintained, and very clean. It is also within stumbling distance of a convenience store, a terrific French-Vietnamese cafe, a Thai restaurant, and some other spots. If you don't want to drive downtown, you can walk down Elizabeth Street to the bus on South Congress (maybe 10 minutes away) or try to hail a cab on 1st street, which I did a couple of times.
This is my second opportunity to leave a review for Edward - his home is perfectly located in the best neighborhood in Austin, close to all of what makes Austin, Austin. On top of that, Edward is the perfect host, communication was always very very easy and he's generally just a great guy. Highly recommend!
Edward has been a first class host. I live in Austin and have been staying at his cottage while my home is under construction and I have been nothing but satisfied with the location and the amenities. The backyard is fantastic. Edward is extremely responsive and communication is easy. I would definitely recommend this home!
Awesome little place, with a huge backyard (and hammock) and right next to great food and bars. Edward was super nice and made everything convenient. Id definitely stay there again.
The cottage was the perfect home for my weeks in Austin. It was comfortable, clean, and it has an amazing backyard. The office was also a nice addition not available in many short term rentals. I will definitely try to stay here again. The owner was also very pleasant and communicative. An overall great experience.
The cottage couldn't possibly have been more charming -- or conveniently located! Torchy's Tacos was right across the street, and we were just a short, pleasant walk from the waterfront. Edward made all the logistics simple and easy. I would jump at the opportunity to stay there again if I'm ever back in Austin.
Edward (email hidden) and made my week long stay work at the last minute. The house is well furnished with modern furniture, very clean, and in a great location close to South Congress area and many restaurants. I'd recommend it for anyone staying in Austin for more than a few days.
Perfect place to stay for our long weekend in Austin. The cottage is in a perfect location just a short walk to great restaurants, music scenes, and shops. The cottage itself is very well done with free wireless, a fully equipped kitchen, and a super comfortable bed. I would definitely stay at the Zen Cottage again.
I stayed here a week and would totally stay in Edward's house again! It's cute, peaceful, in a great location, has an office and is just all around great. I am very satisfied indeed. Edward is (email hidden), checking in on guests and really making sure everything is good.