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Highly Recommended 1920's Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4-5

Make this charming cottage in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood - just blocks from the University of Texas campus and minutes from downtown – your home away from home in the heart of Austin. Tucked away on a quiet street, this spacious 1500 sq. ft. home has an eclectic, contemporary interior with a relaxing, Zen vibe. The dining room seats six comfortably, while the second bedroom features a Murphy’s Bed – perfect when you want a little extra floor space. Plus, you’ll have all of the amenities of home: modern kitchen appliances, new washer/dryer, flat screen TV, select cable channels, wireless Internet access, and surround sound system in the common areas. There’s plenty of outdoor space too. Grill out on the back deck, or enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch. Best of all, you’ll be just around the corner from many of Austin’s favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, bars, grocery stores, hike and bike trails, and live music venues. Sleeps four people comfortably.

Read our raving reviews: Although this property has only been on the rental market for a short time, we have already been highly rated by our lovely guests. See what others have to say about staying at Laurel Lane!

This property is not just another house: It is a historic landmark with great energy -- it's charm will capture you the minute you walk in. It is tastefully decorated with art and objects collected from around the world. The owner is well traveled and has a great eye for design. The neighborhood is also really special. For those who are familiar with Austin, you know why...for those who are first time travelers to Austin, you'll be in the center of town, near the University, close to Downtown while in an established restored turn-of-the-century neighborhood. Stroll around and take it in, grab a coffee in one of the many coffee shops, walk to get fresh farmed groceries or dine at local restaurants and be sure to stop at a nearby bakery to pick up some dessert! From this location you can walk, bike or drive to anything your heart desires -- you're in the center of it all!

Accommodations : The House is ideal for two couples, one couple in each bedroom. If there is a fifth guest in your party, there is plenty of floor space for an inflatable mattress. Children are welcome!

For your convenience, a Caretaker is available 24/7 to answer all your questions, give you directions and suggestions to make your stay with us exceptional! We will arrange your check in and check out and make sure we exceed your expectations!

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Central Austin in Austin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Second Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom in very spacious with two closets and a reading area. There are 5 large windows (with shades) so there is plenty of natural light. West Elm queen bed with 100% cotton 350 thread count linens and a down comforter. The room also includes a remarkable Nakamichi SoundSpace 5 system which delivers stereo reproduction that rivals concert-halls. Both the sound system and modern ceiling fan can be operated with a remote control for your comfort. The 2nd bedroom features a comfortable custom built Murphy's Bed (built from gorgeous Brazilian Red Wood). This set up offers added flexibility when additional floor space is desired - use it as an office space, meditation room, play space, or as a guest room. Linens are 100% cotton 350 thread count. There are 4 large windows, two of which look out onto the porch. A closet and lots of built in shelves make this room feel like home! Ipod music dock provided. Floors throughout the house are original long leaf pine hardwood.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The house is equipped with everything you would need! The owner has thought of everything to make your stay relaxing so just unwind and take in Austin's magic. Feel 'tucked away' in this home and only two blocks from Guadalupe St - one of Austin's well known main arteries through downtown. Whether you have a car or travel by foot, nothing is too far! The house is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood just a block from Hemphill park. While you go out for a stroll around the neighborhood, be sure to check out other houses -- many of them are 'registered historic homes', with interesting architectural designs from the 1920's. As an added bonus, guests will receive a 10% discount at Viva Day Spa on all spa services during their stay. VIva is one of Austin's premier day spas for men and women. Appointments can be booked ahead of time for groups or individuals. Contact the owner for further details or visit vivadayspa.com.


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Highly Recommended 1920's Cottage
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews
San Antonio, Texas

Great location, and large

  • 4 of 5

The good first. It's a great place and a great location. The house is roomy with plenty of necessities for a great start, like a bag of ice and coffee. And thank you for the complimentary wine. The yard is nice, big, well maintained and private. good neighborhood, quiet and dark. Neighbors really should upgrade lighting and cut down on the overgrowth of bushes and trees. The kitchen is equipped with enough tools to make a decent meal or reheat one. Best of all it is close enough to UT to walk if you are a good walker. We walked to the UT Tower for ceremonies, and to my daughter's apartment, Villas on Guadalupe. There is plenty of parking included. I would highly recommend this place to any parent visiting UT.

And, for the kind of ok. Having stayed in rentals al over the world, this is the first time we are not greeted by a caretaker or owner. I guess no one has stayed in a while, Place was dusty, but not dirty. We had to clean up a little. If something is broken, an active owner would have noticed, like the wood around the shower window, old telephone line boxes could be removed, door handles are loose, etc. I guess as the handyman in my home, I notice those things. And, the UT kids that came to visit thought it was spooky. Something about the weird mix of art and items.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Charming house in lovely neighborhood

  • 3 of 5

This is a very charming house located in a lovely neighborhood, but close to everything. Really nice kitchen, and even though there is only one bathroom, it is large and accommodating. There is a nice back yard to sit and enjoy your coffee. The only complaint regarding the house is that the living room furniture is a bit odd and not very comfortable.

Also be warned that the price is deceiving in that it was advertised around 200/night, but the owner charges an extra fee for each additional person. So even though it states that it sleeps 4 comfortably, you will be charged, per night, per person. So for me, what I thought would be around $440 for two nights came out to $712. I emailed the owner probably 4 different times asking if she would be willing to waive the fee, or at a minimum refund the fee for my husband who wasn't able to join us that weekend. She never responded which I found very odd and unprofessional. She was helpful and responsive to other emails. It turned out to be a very expensive weekend in Austin.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meg, First I would like to apologize for any confusion about our exchange given I believe we responded on the 8th regarding your request. We are happy to refund the $20 ($10 a day) for your husband. I do understand the frustration regarding the fees and as a renter I agree. As you suggested, it is $220 a night, then the city hotel tax is $85, homeaway adds another $63, then cleaning for $65 and extra guests are $10 a day. The intention of the quote process is to ensure you understand all those extra fees, but we will look into providing more clarity during booking to ensure it is clear. I am glad you enjoyed our property and please provide your mailing address via email for the refund.
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Nice property!

  • 5 of 5

This historic property was everything we needed for a lovely weekend. It's a great location, and the house is clean and is comfortably and tastefully furnished. The backyard patio area was especially nice. The place is perfect for a couple or a small family. The Murphy bed in the 2nd bedroom could be a little small for two adults. I absolutely recommend this great house for anyone who prefers a homey space to an unpredictable hotel room.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Fantastic spot

  • 5 of 5

The location is great and the house is nice and cozy. It even has speakers wired up throughout so you can listen to music whenever and wherever.

The neighborhood is nice and quiet and close to a bunch of restaurants and shops a few blocks away with the easy option to hop on over to downtown in a pinch. Really, just a fantastic place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house; great location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house and great backyard to enjoy happy hour! Walking distance to UT (and downtown, if you're intrepid). Will definitely stay here again. Our only suggestion is the house could use a few more lamps--got a bit dark inside in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Charming bungalow within walking distance of UT Austin. Very classy artistic decor. Easygoing hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Michelle Beaupre
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Michelle Beaupre

I moved to Austin in 1995 and immediately fell in love with this town. I had no doubt that this is where I would settle once I graduated from UT. We are a family of 5 and decided to rent this great house to Austin's finest visitors. I love interacting with travelers and try to accommodate any individual needs you may have. If you need tips on anything in Austin, please don't hesitate to ask.

Michelle Beaupre purchased this house in 2003

Why Michelle Beaupre chose Central Austin

Homes that were built in the 1920's are unique. This property is in GREAT shape and just a few cosmetic touch-ups restored its beauty and preserved its essence. The house is very cozy with a solid construction.

What makes this house unique

This house has all the modern amenities necessary for comfort. Located on a quiet block, near a park and just walking distance to nearby restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and more. Centrally located, a short bike ride or super fast car ride to downtown. The house is cozy and warm, great to just lounge around and relax. It has a great front porch, to check out the neighborhood, and a great back yard for grilling and hanging out.


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lots of Them
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hancock Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mo-Pac (Loop 1), IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lots of Them
Car: recommended

Stay in the heart of central Austin in historic Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Texas campus and five minutes from downtown. Walk to great restaurants, bars and coffee shops - like local favorites Trudy’s Tex Mex, Kerby Lane Café, Hyde Park Grill, Central Market, Spiderhouse and more. The Erwin Center, Blanton Museum of Art, Bob Bullock State History Museum, LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, and Royal-Memorial Stadium are just around the corner. Minutes away find the hike and bike trails of Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs Pool, Austin Convention Center, Texas State Capital, 6th Street District, South Congress Avenue, The Long Center for Performing Arts, Paramount Theater, Palmer Events Center, Zachary Scott Theater, and the Moody Theater – the new home of the legendary Austin City Limits TV show. Austin’s famous live music venues are all close by, as are many SXSW showcase locations and the ACL Festival in Zilker Park. Lake Austin and the wineries and wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country are 30-minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Central Austin, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46.44 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

We try our best to accommodate individual's needs. Please feel free to let us know about any special requests you have. If you would like to speak to us directly call 512-554-7505

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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