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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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Andy and Ellen went above and beyond to make their cottage welcoming. In addition to extremely comfortable lodging, Andy and Ellen provided basic toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.), sunscreen, and even basic breakfast food and coffee. They also provided outstanding advice for restaurants and grocery stores in the neighborhood. Their hospitality was absolutely on par with, if not better, than a hotel.
The cottage is also in a great location, it was extremely easy to get downtown but out of the way enough that it was very quiet coming back at night.
Safe, quiet neighborhood. Owners were available and made access easy.
My girlfriend and I met Andy & Ellen briefly during our stay at their cottage. They were very friendly, and left us coffee, milk, and various beverages in the fridge. We really appreciated that Ellen kept us up to date on the road work in front of their house so we didn't have to park at the end of the block. The cottage is about 10min driving from downtown which we found to be perfect. We really enjoyed Austin, and our stay at Central Cottage could not have been more enjoyable.
We found our stay at the cottage to be relaxing and private. The neighborhood is convenient to both 35 and 1, a short drive to the downtown/East Austin/South Austin destinations we were targeting. Rosedale is an interesting residential area with plenty of retail and services nearby. The cottage is nicely appointed with a relaxing vibe. Perfect for one or two people who want to stay close but not in the middle of the tourist scene in Austin.
I enjoyed staying in this darling cottage. My host were very accommodating. The cottage was a great central location and came stocked with everything I could need. I will certainly stay here again the next time I'm in Austin.
Ellen and Andy are gracious and experienced hosts. They have thought of everything that contributes to comfort and ease of the stay. They were incredibly welcoming and concerned that my trip went well. The cottage is completely separate from the house, so privacy is complete but the hosts were available and happy to help with enquiries. It's been a week since I left and I still miss the tranquility of my little Austin hideaway.
Andy & Ellen's cottage felt like a home away from home. The location was great, the bed was very comfortable and the place was super clean. They maintained contact all the way to arrival to make sure we got in with no problems. I know exactly where I am staying next time I go to Austin!
The cottage was great, just as advertised. Andy and Ellen were very hospitable. I would defiantly stay with them again. Great location!
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.
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!