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The cutest (periwinkle) cottage in central north Austin.

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Periwinkle Palace offers space for 4 overnight guests with two separate bedrooms, a bathroom, a full kitchen with top-notch appliances and full laundry facilities. There is ample sized deck and private backyard are perfect for relaxing and entertaining a small group.

Great location!: The Periwinkle Palace is an easy walk, bike ride, bus trip or car ride to some of Austin's favorite places. A very few of those places include Ginny's Little Longhorn, the Original Threadgill's Restaurant , Central Market , Alamo Drafthouse, Torchy's Tacos, Lucy's Fried Chicken, Hey Cupcake, etc. Grocery stores, drug stores, thrift shops, bookstores, coffee shops are all within walking distances. While a car is recommended for almost any place in Texas, there is a bus stop within three blocks from the house making for an easy 5 mile ride to downtown and bikes can be rented at almost any local bike store. Austin is a great place to ride a bike and has great bike trails and lanes from one end to the other!

Kid-Friendly. : The owner of this property has worked in book business for 30 years and has filled this home with books, meaning that there should be book for everyone to enjoy during a little down time. This book collection includes a large number of children's books, along with videos, dvds, some toys, and a fort in the backyard!

Owner close by, but not to close, to help you. : Please note that the owner occupies a writer's bedroom and a studio adjoining the main house on this same property. Easily available to act as a resource, but mostly invisible to house guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Gillian Redfearn
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

About Gillian Redfearn

I am originally from Durham, North Carolina, and came here via Athens, Georgia, and New Orleans, and I love this town. (Music is everywhere!) It is easily the most friendly and fun place I have lived. I have been in the book business for 34 years and feel fortunate to have worked with some of the best authors on the planet. In fact, there is a large library in the house for anyone who has a fondness for the printed material.

Gillian Redfearn purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Gillian Redfearn chose Brentwood

This property in north central Austin provides a warm, cozy feeling of home and close enough to all of the things that make Austin a GREAT place. There is so much fun to be had in this town of ours.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brentwood in Austin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is smallish, but quite cute and fully functional. Good shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom Two - 1 Double Bed
  • Two full bedrooms with closet space. There is a queen bed in one bedroom and a full bed in the other.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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The cutest (periwinkle) cottage in central north Austin.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great location, great house

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed here for a week while visiting friends and working in Austin. As is often the case on HomeAway, the photos don't do the house justice. It's spacious, with a fun / quirky decor and warm wood floors in a quiet neighborhood. Tons of books and toys - our daughter especially enjoyed the intricacy of the "Dragonology" and "Wizardology" books, which we'd never seen before. The back patio and play house are constantly inviting through the windowed back doors. Thunderbird coffee house is a short walk away and its easy to get downtown. Gillian was very responsive when we made our inquiry and easy to communicate with in general. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

A great place in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We spend about 10 days in the house because we were visiting friends in Austin. We lived in that same neighborhood, which is so close to central Austin. The location is close to very nice delis, restaurants and coffee-shops.

The house is gorgeous and has everything one needs for a comfortable and relaxing vacation in Austin -- all kinds of kitchen and dining utensils, very comfortable furniture and a large kitchen, dining, and living area. All rooms are renewed and very nicely decorated. The owner was systematically very helpful and responded promptly to all our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, Florida

A gem in Texas.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this residence on several occasions and it is delightful. The home has plenty of light, airy open space. Beds and other furnishing are very comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped. This place is truly a home away from home. Enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States, TX, Austin

Beautifully remodeled house with gourmet kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with top of the line finishing. Close to everything. And Gillian's a great hostess. Looking forward to returning this June.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Little Longhorn, Little Woodrow's, Aristocrat
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Crestview Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Mopac/Loop 1 @ 2222
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Phil's Ice House
Car: recommended

This 2/1 cottage that we call the Periwinkle Palace is located in one of Austin's favorite north central neighborhoods located one block north of Koenig Avenue between Lamar Street and Burnet Road. It is an easy walk, bike ride, bus trip or car ride to some of Austin's favorite places. A few of those places include Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon (where there is never a cover charge and always a good band), the Original Threadgill's Restaurant (where Janis Joplin got her start), and Central Market (where the kids can play, music can be heard and food can be bought at a good price).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brentwood, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £107.84
Pet Fee £215.67
Property Damage Protection £42.42

15% Taxes and Fees included. Cleaning Fee of $150 added to final bill.
50% due at time of reservation/60 days cancellation before reservation allows a full refund & 30 days cancellation for reservation allows a 50% refund. Small pets negotiable with pet deposit of $250. All deposits are returned within 30 days of check-out.

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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