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Easy-going couple, longtime residents of Austin, we love Austin music and theatre. Andy is into bicycles and sometimes rides his bike to work. Ellen helps run a small local theatre company. We both have day jobs as legal professionals.
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We had a great stay at Andy and Ellen's cottage! Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful natural light, and a cozy breakfast nook. The cottage is in a good location--within walking distance to restaurants, coffee, and a grocery store. Andy and Ellen were very communicative and helpful.
We had a blissful time at the cottage. It was convenient and charming. It had everything we needed, and the hosts gave us our privacy.
The perfect cottage for two people. Super cute, decorated creatively with local charm. Easy central location. The kitchen and breakfast nook were nice to have. Andy and Ellen are personable and easy going hosts. We would stay again!
This was a rental for my parents who were visiting me but would not fit in my house. Andy and Ellen had everything ready at arrival, which ended up being pretty late at night. The next morning they greeted my parents. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The decor is very Austin. When my mother got ambitious in the kitchen, Andy even bought an oven thermometer to make sure everything turned out right. They were great hosts, and I give them a high recommendation.
Really cool place loved staying there and would do it again. The cottage had everything we needed in terms of amenities...
Loved the place.. Andy and Ellen are excellent hosts, they waited for our arrival and left the place ready for us with food, drinks, etc
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Austin Cottage! Our host, Andy, made us feel welcome and had the cottage ready to go for our visit. It was exactly as described and in a terrific, safe residential neighborhood. The cottage was clean, fully stocked with items for breakfast, had towels, TV with Netflix, Wifi, basically everything we needed. We were provided with a binder with information about places to eat, shop, etc... which was very helpful. Andy also offered some great suggestions on what to see while in Austin which we took full advantage of. Next time we are in Austin, we will definitely stay at the Austin Cottage again.
We had an amazing time in Austin. The cottage was perfect!! Exactly like the pictures. Very clean and safe. Could not have asked for anything better!
We had a perfect stay in Andy & Ellen's cottage. It was so lovely & charming- each decoration was a fun little discovery. We are pretty self sufficient travelers and didn't run into our hosts too much. The treats in the kitchen hit the spot. The bikes were great- I didn't anticipate Austin being so hilly so it was quite an adventure. Highly recommend considering this place for your next stay in Austin.
I recently spent 2 nights at Andy & Ellen's cottage. The cottage was clean, cozy and quiet, and designed in a fun, funky Austin style. It's tucked into a neighborhood, but not far from major routes.
Andy & Ellen are good hosts: very friendly and welcoming; accessible (the cottage is behind their house), but not intrusive. They answered my questions before and during my visit.
They've prepared a reference notebook with great suggestions for places to eat and things to do.
I borrowed one of their bikes, and found the area easy to cycle for an experienced traffic rider. Bonus: there's a (mostly) off-road trail that leads all the way to Town Lake.
I was surprised how well-stocked the kitchen and fridge were. There was fruit, juice, bottled water and breakfast items.
I recommend staying here if you want someplace away from downtown, but not too far out. If you're a cyclist, it's a no-brainier.
Ellen was very considerate and make the process easy
Ellen has been my guest several times in the past and it is always a pleasure to be her hostess !
Andy and Ellen were at our cottage for a brief stay. Check in and check out went smoothly due to excellent communication. They left the cottage so tidy you would have hardly known they had been here! We welcome them back any time.
Ellen was a wonderful guest! Great communication, friendly, quiet and clean. What more could a host ask for? Would welcome her back anytime!!
Ellen has now stayed at The Cool Poolhouse several times and as always, it is a pleasure to be her hostess ! She's a clean and considerate guest and a great communicator as well. Come back again anytime Ellen...your home away from home awaits your next visit !
Andy & Ellen were so kind and easy to communicate with before and during their stay. They were friendly and rolled with the punches (especially when faced with unseasonably chilly weather). It was great having fellow airbnb hosts stay at my place. I would happily have them stay again and definitely recommend them as guests.
Ellen is a wonderful guest. She is also a hostess on airbnb and I would love to stay at her cute place sometime ! Thanks Ellen for leaving my house so clean and everything in order...it was great to meet you. You are always a welcome guest in my home !
Unfortunately Ellen had to cancel her plans and we were unable to meet but she sounds like a sweet person on the phone and I look forward to meeting her in the future!
Great guests!--They brought their two dogs with them which were very well behaved and had a fun time with our dog as well.We welcome them back anytime and look forward to checking out their airbnb sometime when we are in Austin!
I've known Andy & Ellen for many years. They are great friends and neighbors. And last year when a friend was visiting, they kindly lent her their guest cottage. It's a great little cottage in the middle of a garden in the center of Austin. And you couldn't ask for nicer hosts!