Unique historic property in Central Medical District-close to everything
Austin has been my home for over 30 years. I loved it when I moved here from Louisiana and continue to love it to this day....I can't think of a better place to enjoy live music, outdoor recreation and gorgeous springtime wildflowers!
Judi purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Judi chose Rosedale
Casita George was completed in 2014 as a second residence on our property. Twelve years ago, I was part house sitter and part roommate with my friends who owned the property. I fell in love with the neighborhood, the convenient location, the giant old trees and the ambiance of the house built in the 1890's so I bought it a few years later. I am the 3rd owner of the property; the George family owned it for 100 years. I met John a few years later and we started improving the property because we really wanted to be here for the long haul and old houses require a lot of TLC! Once we got the main house to a high level of sustainability we started the plans to build an apartment. And the adventure began! Because of the small size of the project and other factors we self contracted most of the work. It took us a couple of years to transform a part of the property that was once a wasteland into something that is high quality, unique and beautiful for our family, friends and guests to enjoy. The experience has been rewarding and a journey of discovery. We found artifacts from the 1890's during various excavations and land deeds going back to the 1850's as part of the permitting process. We befriended more neighbors in 2 yrs than in the previous 10. We recycled, refurbished, restored and re-purposed so many things that just about everything on or in the place has a story of its own. We discovered that night herons nest in a Live Oak across the street and watched their babies grow up 2 years in a row. When our wildflowers bloom in the spring, we've discovered that it makes people happy. It is truly a happy place!
What makes this Cottage unique
We designed Casita George to look like an 1890's farmhouse but with contemporary interior features that accentuate crisp clean lines and openness. Special Features: Two skylights to look at the sky 9 foot ceilings Open layout Artisan Talavera tile walk in shower Double hung windows for light and fresh air Texas Limestone cover porch to relax outside Hand crafted concrete counter-tops Custom solid wood cabinetry Stained concrete floors Stainless appliances
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This cottage was exactly as described. The only surprises were positive ones, too many to note here. I’d definitely stay here again.
The hospitality was on point! There were fresh snack to welcome us along with the friendly and informative owner, Judi!!
Fantastic 2-month stay
A wonderful central Austin location. Like having your own little house, with a porch & beautiful garden. So peaceful & quiet, yet everything you need is within walking distance. A well-appointed/furnished apartment for a long-term stay. And fantastic hosts, Judi & John, who respond to your every need and address any issues/problems immediately.
Judi was an excellent hostess. She welcomed us upon our arrival & had numerous suggestions where to go in the area. Perfect location to downtown Austin . The cottage was spotless & a pleasure to stay in!!
Wonderful Casita in a beautiful setting. Nothing to be wanted!
This is a beautiful cottage, wonderfully located close to everything. The hosts have thought of everything, from coffee to restaurants menus within walking distance. They had bikes available, but we didn’t stay long enough to use them. A wonderful porch with the fragrant smells of honeysuckle and fresh herbs. The shower was awesome, and I loved the decor including hand woven and fused glass accents. Clearly our hosts have a wonderful sense of style. We loved staying here and hope it is available on our next trip.
Perfect Austin Cottage
We loved staying at Casita George! It was the perfect size for us and had everything we needed. Personality plus bluebonnets blooming in the garden and a great shower! The location is fantastic for exploring Austin. We got to be pros using the CapMetro bus system with bus stops just a block or two away. The bikes that were included worked great and there is a very scenic trail just a few blocks away that leads all the way downtown. Judi and John are great hosts addressing any questions we had promptly. If you choose to stay make sure to have breakfast at Snooze. Yum!