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Cozy Cottage Near Downtown and University of Texas

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage With Studios Available Separately To Accomodate Larger Groups

Our 2-bedroom, 1 bath bungalow in located in the heart of the Hyde Park/North University area. Built in the 1930’s, the house has been lovingly restored and updated. The house has lots of period details, including a screened-in back porch, hardwood floors, custom moldings, and divided lite doors. It is furnished with quality modern and antique furnishings, original art, luxury linens, and enjoys cable television and super strong wifi.

Behind the house are two studios which can be rented separately to add additional space if you have a large party. (To view the downstairs Studio, please type 477027 into the VRBO search bar; to view the upstairs Studio, type the number 721797).

We offer bicycles for your use to enjoy the many activities and amenities in this charming historical neighborhood, which is only minutes from the University of Texas and Downtown Austin. Just blocks away is the charming Hyde Park neighborhood center, where you will find an old-fashioned grocery, a coffee house, a gelato bar, and great local restaurants. We have put together for our guests a flip book of recommended things to do and places to enjoy in the neighborhood. But if we can help in any other way, just let us know!

More Details

Ann Giles
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About Ann Giles

We are a husband and wife team that loves old houses. Ann had purchased and was renovating this house with her father when she met Scott, who was just starting a renovation of his own historic home. So after the dust had settled on both houses, we had four children and in the process had to move to a larger space. We have lovingly maintained this house as a rental for several years, but are excited to furnish it and give it the extra attention it deserves as a short-term rental. Ann is a native Austinite and Scott has been here for almost 20 years, so feel free to ask us anything about Austin, and we will try our best to help!

Ann Giles purchased this house in 1995

Why Ann Giles chose Central Austin

This property is conveniently located near the University of Texas, yet it is not heavily populated by undergraduate students. Instead the area is home to graduate students, young professionals, families, and senior citizens. The area has a wonderful historic feel with all the mature trees and World War II era houses, most of which have been restored and are prized by their owners. The area is very close to downtown and to so many other things.

What makes this house unique

You can rent this home alone for 2-4 people, or can combine it with one or both of the studios to offer private quarters to 2 or 4 additional guests if you have a larger party.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Porta Crib available in the house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Cottage Near Downtown and University of Texas
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Relaxing enjoyable weekend

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and the house was in a wonderful location. We usually try and stay in that area and walk to many of our favorite restaurants. If we wanted to go down town and eat it’s a 5 dollar Uber ride. Owner was extremely early to work with and the house was in great condition. We had everything we needed

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable and cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and infant son accompanied me to a work conference and I chose this property because of its great location and baby accommodations (there’s both a pack n’ play and a booster seat!) There were a few little hiccups (booster seat strap broken, no detergent, etc.), but the owners responded so quickly and addressed all of our needs. The cottage was just adorable with so much character and charm. Will stay again if the chance ever arises! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well located cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week and really enjoyed this cozy cottage. It is exactly as shown and described in the pictures. It was quiet, clean. warm, and centrally located. Ann and Scott were very helpful and quick to respond to questions. We’ll definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place and a great location. It's nice having the extra studio apartment in the back for extra family members.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! Great location.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect house for our family visiting our UT student for Parents weekend! We even walked all the way back from the stadium! We did wish the master bed was bigger though...other than that wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy bungalow in Rosedale

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with some friends for a wedding. The home was super comfortable for the 4 of us! Also, there were lots of restaurants and a couple convenience stores nearby. Definitely would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hancock Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £68.6
Damage Deposit £288.84

Minimum rental age 25 (must be verified)
Minimum 2 night stay on weekends.
We pay a 2.5% fee for any credit card payments we receive. If you pay with an international credit card that carries a higher fee, we will have to add the fee overage to you rent or deduct it from your damage deposit. Feel free to ask in advance if this applies to your card. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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