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Cozy Cottage Near Downtown and University of Texas

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Ann Giles
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Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Porta Crib available in the house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Cottage Near Downtown and University of Texas
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
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Cozy home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the house 3 nights while in Austin for our son's graduation from UT Austin. It was great to be in a home where the whole family could relax together, cook together and play games. Much better than a hotel. The owners Ann and Scott were very friendly and responded promptly to texts and emails. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect location and a beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home and everything was perfect. Great location, could walk to everything that we wanted. Look forward to our return trip to Austin.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a cute neighborhood...

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay because of the neatly kept house with lots of character (loved the back, screened in porch), the amenities, and the location. Our Austin stay was perfect, and we would definitely choose this house to stay again! Ann was very responsive to our needs and answered questions we had quickly!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed one night in this lovely house while we were visiting a UT student. It is a great location for the campus. We were comfortable and happy, especially when the live middle eastern music stopped at 10pm. I’m not sure how often this happens but somewhere behind the house, there was a group of musicians playing middle eastern music. We couldn’t determine the source but with our very tired 5 yr old, we were relieved when they stopped.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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5

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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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £302.2

THERE IS NO TAX ON ANY STAY OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (IGNORE TAX IF QUOTED TO YOU!!!!!)
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.

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