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Breathe Deeply, A Cozy Austin Cabin

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Property type cabin



About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

A stone throw south of the Austin City Limits, this cabin is situated in 2.5 wooded acres. While not in the class of a bnb, it is comfy, private and quiet. The land is inhabited by deer, raccoon, fox, owls, lizards and butterflies. There is an old stone well filled by an aquifer (legend states the well was built by Ben McCullough; the civil war hero). A large back yard is used for walks, bonfires and golfing/batting balls. Lounge in the dappled sun on the patio near a running pond surrounded with gardens. Prepare a leisurely bar-b-que. Talk late into the night by the fire pit.

This 100+ yr old cabin has been revived and furnished with love. Time seems to stop while soaking in the deep old claw tub filled with endless hot spring water . Drifting to sleep, become aware of crackling in the wood burning stove, a train whistle and the trickling pond. Breakfast choices are street tacos or pecans?

Its possible you'll be tempted to stay all day. However, the center of Austin or San Marcos, with music, swimming, fishing and kayaking are just 15-25 minutes from this retreat. (Circuit of the Americas is 18 miles through country roads.)

Included in price:

heating with wood burner &/or electric heater. Host can prep the fire. Firewood complementary AC for the summer/fall plus ceiling fan


wireless internet - fast

queen size high quality mattress

washer/dryer available

claw tub with shower

kitchen equipped with small refrigerator, toaster oven, small microwave, coffee maker with coffee and a variety of teas provided

large BBQ pit available

of course all towels, quality cotton sheets, feathered quilt, pillows, utensils, dishes, cups, coffee, teas and toiletries are ready for you

daily cleaning when requested.

up to 3 parking spaces

3 fire pits to lounge by

private patio

weekend reservations are a 2 night minimum. please call to determine if an exception can be made. 30 day rental fees are significantly reduced

More Details

Property Manager
Tamara Trager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, I access a variety of language interpreters
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 December, 2016

About Tamara Trager

I'm a semi retired pediatric social worker. I grew up around the states and in south east asia. Went to college in Conneticut, Mexico, on World Campus Afloat and finally years later, with lots of gaps for traveling, graduated at the University of Texas in Austin. After my two sons were successfully launched; one's an elite athlete and fireman and the other an aspiring physician assistant, I began renovating the property as a nature preserve and guest house. I have now successfully hosted 100 plus guests and have expanded my exposure in hopes of enjoying an ever growing variety of guests. I love hosting travelers and focus on making sure your travels are as pleasurably memorable as mine have been.

Tamara Trager purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Tamara Trager chose Texas

As a child, I always fantasized living in an old wooden home with lots of windows in a picturesque setting; the types often seen in the Grimm's fairy tale pictures. When I was ready to buy, I only looked at one home, one not usually on the market, a home typical in the 30's in Austin but now in a large wooded area just outside the southern city limits. As I walked onto the property my heart said 'this is a grandmother's home!' and I was sold. Now I garden endlessly with the goal of attracting birds, butterflies and all the small creatures seeking a haven. After all the traveling, I've found my home and I am eager to share this haven with others.

What makes this cabin unique

I enjoy the fireflies and crickets, late night fires on the patio by the pond, enticing birds and humming birds to nest nearby, and, watching the fawns frolic. A moment later, I can spontaneously leave my retreat to join friends in town to enjoy Austin's great fare and Central Texas's wonderful rivers, all within minutes from my home.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Breathe Deeply, A Cozy Austin Cabin
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews

Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Tamara had a beautiful fire waiting for us in the evening! Claw foot tub is perfection! The pictures don't do the quaint cabin justice. Beautiful and so comfortable. Had an amazing nights sleep. We felt like we were staying with family and definitely didn't want to leave. Tamara is the sweetest and an Austin soul. Very kind and welcoming! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute college and great courtyard

  • 4 of 5

Tamara was so helpful, and even started a fire in the courtyard for us. All of her touches on the cottage were super cute. If you are a light sleeper, the train is audible, though not overwhelmingly loud

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy atmosphere, had everything we needed and more to relax. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

The land had lots of places to explore and different areas to sit and relax. It was a fun stop on our winter road trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful, quiet retreat from the hustle of Austin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is such a visual treat that it was very welcoming even though we arrived in the dark. We loved the woodsy setting, complete with heritage turkeys! A very comfortable interior with bed, sitting, and small kitchen made our stay easy. There are so many unusual touches in the furnishings and decor that it was pleasant to just sit and take it all in. Coffee, teas, and cold water were a plus, and the patio outside the door was delightful in the fall weather. Perhaps the nicest extra was the small radio, already tuned to KUT and welcoming us in for the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My 11 year old daughter and I enjoyed a long holiday weekend at the Breathe Deeply Cabin. The property is decorated in an electric, cozy style and I enjoyed finding little new little "treasures" all weekend. My daughter loved the property so much and would venture out several times to see what new things she could discover. She found the well, turkeys and the bunny's hutch, but the highlight for her was the fireflies. For a city girl, they are magical. She spent a lot of time catching and releasing them. My daughter also loves elephants and she was thrilled to find many elephant items around the retreat and in our cabin. It was a special surprise and made us feel like the place was made for us. For the record, my daughter said she wanted to live there and didn't want to come back home. Side-note: the breakfast tacos were so delicious! highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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serene oasis

  • 5 of 5

Tamara met me with a cold drink when I arrived at this cute cabin which set the tone for my relaxing stay. Bathtub is heavenly for a long soak and fridge was stocked with my favorite yogurt and apple cake!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Years ago when people spoke about Austin they typically raved about the music. That's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, the US Grand Prix, the X games, and beautiful outdoor spaces with outrageous bar b que! You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. From fishing to theater to international racing; time your visit and you'll be able to experience your passion. Then retreat to your secluded cabin nestled in 3 acres of trees, butterfly gardens and an open field where deer graze. After exploring, this cabin emphasizes leisurely relaxation around a fire near the pond. 'Breathe Deeply, you are Here'


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Manchaca, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20 + Tax
cleaning £24 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

This BNB is attempting to renovate the natural flora thus helping the bees and butterflies. Consider this venue to be more like luxurious, private camping. Enjoy being outside with an evening fire then roll into a comfortable claw tub bath. The cabin is over 100 yrs old and recycled materials were used to renovate. This is not a high end venue with pristine gardens.
Pets are welcome.Cleaning after pet guests requires removing all dog hair. Upon arriving, please submit 25$ for cleaning. Weekend reservations require 2 nights maximum: either Fri, Sat or Sat, Sun. Last minute reservations for weekends not full can certainly stay for 1 night,. Asking is encouraged.
SXSW guests min of 3 days Call to ask about a 2 day min.
Grand Prix, Formula 1 reserve for entire event. Back country roads to Circuit of the America's does not require getting into Austin traffic. A popular venue, after race days is less than 10 minutes from the cabin o another country road.
The train, a half mile away, toots pretty regularly these days consequently, if you sleep lightly, or want he windows open, you may be awakened. There is white noise in the cabin to mask the train whistle and the bull frogs....
Inviting guests to join you by the fire is encouraged. A pet friendly adults playground, Moontower, with music, sand volleyball/horse shoes and great local beer is 2.5 miles north

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Manchaca, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 390 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The hot lives and maintains the property. She will be as discrete or friendly as you desire. The patio is alight with candles, lanterns and fire in the evening. Text as you return from your outings and the patio will be wonderfully transformed for your arrival. S'mores available on request.

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